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National Health Commission should monitor all gene-editing centers and IVF clinics in China to ensure trials are in line with regulations.
A national registry dedicated to clinical trials involving cell technologies should be established to pro
mote greater transparency, they said, so that before a trial begins scientists would need to pass an
ethics review and provide a list of names of all participating scientists and institutions.
Universities and research institutes should strengthen education and
training in bioethics and scientific and medical professionalism, covering research sci
entists and students of science, medicine and the humanities at all levels, they said.
In addition, more efforts should be undertaken to eliminate prejudice against people wi
th disabilities, which exists in the minds of some scholars, they said. Following the gene-edited baby incid
ent, government departments have vowed to improve supervision, and new regulations are being made or revised.
te exchanges among civilizations and dialogues based on harmony in
diversity and inclusiveness. We need to undertake
the cultural responsibility of int ernational communicators, and let exchanges of culture and among civilizat
ions, as well as mutual learning, con stantly serve as bridges for people’s friendship, the impetus of international cooperati
on and bond of world peace. Second, we should become builders of world peace and development. The wheel of humanities’ development is uns
toppable. Peace, reconciliation and harmony are historical trends. Equality, mutual tru
st and win-win cooperation are hi storical necessities. Yet, as international conventions are attacked and multilateral mechanisms are cha
llenged, the anti-globalization tendency rises, and unilateralism and trade protectionis
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy has been active in pr
oviding security products for the interna
tional community since its founding, Qiu said. The navy has paid over 100 visits to 94 countries and 138 ports, and has held more th
an 60 joi
nt military drills with foreign navies over the 70 years, according to Qiu. Since 2008, the navy has sent 32 escort fleets, 103 vessels, 69 helicopters and more than
27,000 officers and soldiers to escor t over 6,600 vessels, more than a half of which were foreign merchant ships, he added.
Since 2010, the naval hospital ship Peace Ark ha
s traveled to 43 countries and regions and provided free medical servi ces to over 230,000 people, Qiu said.Under the current IPO system, new shares are subject to approval from t
China’s consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 2.3 p
ear-on-year in March, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Thursday. The increase was up from 1.5 percent in February.
Food prices climbed 4.1 percent year-on-year in M
arch, up from 0.7 perc ent in February, yet on a month-on-month basis food prices went down 0.9 percent, the NBS said.
Due to low vegetable yields in spring and cold rainy weather, prices of fresh vegetab
les posted a fast growth of 16.2 perce nt year-on year in March, contributing 0.42 percentage points to the year-on-year CPI growth.
The growth of the pork price rebounded after declining for 25 consecutive months
, rising 5.1 percent year-on-year in March. On a month-on-month basis, the pork price moderately went up 1.2 percent on average nati
onwide as outbreaks of African swine fever were gradually contained, according to the NBS.
energy vehicles (NEV), sales of NEVs reached 111,000 in March, up 100.9 percent year-o
n-year, with NEV wholesales accounting for 254,000
units in the first quarter. CPCA predicts a 40 percent increase in NEV sales to 1.7 million
units in 2
019, based on these first quarter figures. As China began to cut manufacturing sector VAT from 16 to 13 percent on April 1, som
e imported and high-end vehicle brands lowered pric
es to boost sales nationwide. As the industrial chain of domestic-made goods are comparatively longer than that of imports howe
ver, most domestic manufacturers have not lowered prices for goods, including automobiles.
should not expect too much on price cuts of automo biles, but choose vehicles based on demand and affordability,” CPCA said.