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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
eing restored as well. We have no room for even the slightest error,” Song said.
Liu Qingzhu, a cultural heritage expert at the Chin
ese Academy of Social Sciences, said, “In anci ent times, thunderstorms were the biggest threats for wooden architecture. They beca
me much safer after l ighting rods were widely installed. However, the use of electricity in restorations has created a new problem.”
Unlike the stone structures of much ancient architecture in the W
est, wood was the primary building materia
l in ancient China. “If a fire similar to the one at Notre Dame in Paris happened at a Chinese building, the whole building would probably burn down,” Liu said.
Hours after the fire in Paris, the Palace Museum in
Beijing, China’s former imperial palace from 14
20 to 1911 and also known as the Forbidden City, held an eme rgency meeting to go over its fire-prevention efforts. It is the world’s biggest architectural complex made of wood.
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.