The shelved plan would have put India’s one-horned rhino population under increased threat from poachers. Concerns had been raised in India as well In with Assam Forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya raising concern that the decision may give a boost to rhino poachers.
After Pakistan PM Imran Khan met the Chinese leadership for the first time, the joint statement also expressed support for Pakistan’s engagement with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), while Beijing continues to block India’s bid in becoming a member of the NSG.
China and Pakistan refer to themselves as “all-weather friends”, sharing close economic and military ties. Pakistan has, over the years, received billions of dollars from China, which were used to fund infrastructure projects.
In January, Fang was reported to have been under investigation for bribery and corruption. Fang served as chief of staff of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Guangzhou Military Area Command from 2003 to 2007.
People with low scores can be banned or blacklisted from accessing services like bank loans and access to flight and train travel. The Chinese government aims to have all 1.35 billion of its citizens subject to the system by 2020.
China over the past few months has faced flak over its counter-terrorism policies in Xinjiang which included creating internment camps in which up to a million Uygur Muslims were detained and subjected to ideological reorientation.
Personal income tax in China ranges from three per cent for monthly taxable incomes of RMB 1,500 per month (Rs 16000) to 45 per cent for taxable incomes greater than RMB 80,000 (Rs 8.45 lakh) per month.
Modi and Xi, during their informal summit in Wuhan in April, reached a consensus on managing various aspects of India-China relations, including the two militaries, especially in the backdrop of the Doklam standoff.
Couples have increasingly delayed having even one child as they devote more time to other goals, such as building their careers. The skyrocketing cost of raising children in booming China has also given many prospective parents pause.
The World Health Organisation and a Lancet report say that per capita consumption has risen from 4.9 litres per year to 6.7 litres. When non-drinkers are excluded, the per capita consumption soars to 15.1 litres annually.