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China makes steady progress in developing high-standard farmland: official

2024-04-19 22:04 Last Updated At:04-20 03:58

The construction of high-standard farmland across China is progressing smoothly, with more than 670, 000 hectares undergoing renovation and upgrading in the first quarter of this year, said an official with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs at a press briefing in Beijing on Friday.

According to Chen Bangxun, director of the ministry's department of development and planning, by the end of March this year, around 670,000 hectares of farmland have been newly constructed and upgraded to meet high-standard criteria. Additionally, around 2.9 million hectares of farmland are undergoing construction and development.

In the next step, the ministry will collaborate with competent departments to promote high-standard farmland construction. It will also guide the localities to promote projects while elevating farmland facilities and digitization in line with local conditions, Chen said.

"We will renovate and upgrade the existing high-standard farmland featuring low construction standards, inadequate facilities, disrepair, serious damage, and grain production capacity that cannot meet national standards, to further improve the disaster prevention and reduction capabilities of the farmland. Meanwhile, we will urge all regions to actively organize the restoration of farmland damaged by disasters and speed up the repair of farmland infrastructure damaged by disasters," said Chen.

China makes steady progress in developing high-standard farmland: official

China makes steady progress in developing high-standard farmland: official

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China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

2024-05-22 04:25 Last Updated At:05:37

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠China's service outsourcing industry saw robust expansion in the first four months of this year, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday.

Chinese firms inked services outsourcing contracts worth a total of some 781.43 billion yuan (about 110 billion U.S. dollars) in the four-month period, up 14.4 percent year on year, according to the ministry.

The executed contract value stood at 520.51 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 12.9 percent.

Of the total, the value of offshore service outsourcing contracts rose 8.6 percent year on year to 419.04 billion yuan.

Specifically, the value of offshore information technology outsourcing (ITO) services provided by Chinese companies jumped by 10.9 percent from a year earlier.

China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the United States and the European Union ranked the top three markets in terms of the fulfilled contract value of offshore outsourcing service, accounting for 54 percent of the total.

Chinese firms undertook nearly 80 billion yuan(about 14.93 billion U.S. dollars) worth of offshore service outsourcing contracts that were fulfilled with countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, up 24 percent from a year ago, while the offshore outsourcing services for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) member countries totaled 73.26 billion yuan, up 16.6 percent year on year.

Outsourcing refers to hiring an outside party to carry out services or produce goods typically undertaken by in-house employees. In China, service outsourcing is typically divided into three sectors: information technology outsourcing, business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing.

In the January-April period, the service outsourcing industry welcomed about 301,000 new hires, with 84.7 percent of these individuals holding a bachelor's degree or above. The sector had over 16.17 million employees at the end of April, among whom some 10.56 million were graduates with a bachelor's degree or higher.

China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

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