day truce ends, tariffs on Chinese goods will increase to 25 percent, which, as many exporte
rs believe, will have a significant impact on bilateral trade. Increasing tariffs will also weigh on Amer
ican business, which purchases a sigificant amount of Made-in-China products every year.
The International Monetary Fund cut its global economic outlook and warned of the risks of trade disputes in January, and sai
d failure to resolve trade tensions could further destabilize a slowing global economy, Reuters reported.
“Proper handling of the d吖ivergence between China and the US not only impacts the two countries but also global econ
omic recovery,” Wei said, noting that the two sides felt the urgency to defuse tensions.
During the latest round of trade talks, the two sides touched on the trade balance, technology transfer, protection of intel
lectual property rights, non-tariff barriers, the services sector, agriculture and an enforcement mechanism.
As China-US relations are reciprocal, the US needs to make some good gestures to Ch
ina to make sure a trade deal will be reached, said Mei Xinyu, a research fe
llow at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.
has seen services sector grow faster, driven by emerging economies, which also reflects the country’s economic restructuring, Bai Ming, a research fellow at the
Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, told the Global Times on Saturday.
China’s GDP exceeded 90 trillion yuan ($13 trillion) in 2018, of which the services sec
tor played the role as stabilizer, and the tertiary sector accounted for 52.2 percent of total economi
c activity, Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics, told a press briefing in January.
Meanwhile, consumption contributed 76.2 percent to the overall growth, 18.6 percentage points higher than in 2017.
Spring Festival is also the first shopping spree for 2019.
China’s growing middle class, combined with the country’s generation Z, the generation born after 199
5 and the leading group in new consumption trends, are major driving forces of holiday spending.
“The spree is the peak season for tourism every year. When people en
joy holidays and family reunions, we’re at our busiest,” Guo Qing, vice president of Chi
nese online services provider Meituan and general manager of its hotel and domestic travel business, told the Global Times.
“The guardians of a better life” is also an honor for those who work over the holidays, he noted.
, are more common above the age of 50. While most cases of stomach cancer occur without a family history but approximately 10 percent of cases are clustered within families. So, it is importan
t to speak with your doctor if you have a family history of stomach cancer in a close family member or more than o
ne case in the same family. A strong family history of lobular breast cancer may also increase your risks.
Statistics also show that men are roughly twice as likely as women to be diagnosed with stomach cancer. People with Type A b
lood have a slightly higher risk of stomach cancer compared with people with other blood groups. And people from
an East Asian background (Chinese, Japanese, Korean), Pacific Islanders, Hispanics and blacks have an increased risk.
Those who have previous gastric surgery and pernic
ious anemia – anemia caused by low levels of Vitamin B12 – should also pay more attention to that.
Screening for stomach cancer
Cancer screening is a way of testing healthy people before they develop symptoms to help detect cancer at an early
stage. Unlike colon, breast and cervical cancer, very few countries (with the exception of Japan and South Korea) have
population screening programs for stomach cancer. If you have risk factors, speak to a gastroenterologist or your fa
mily doctor about whether or not you would benefit from regular endoscopic checks for stomach cancer screening.