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A housing renewal project is seen under construction in Dongguan, Guangdong province. [Photo provided to China Daily]

>China to increase subsidized housing stock

China will focus on the development of government-subsidized rental housing in the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) to ensure housing security for the people. The country has built over 80 million units of government-subsidized and renovated housing, improving the living conditions of more than 200 million people in vulnerable groups, Wang Menghui, minister of housing and urban-rural development, said at a news conference Tuesday.

China's great achievement in setting up the world's largest housing security system has actively contributed to the country's success in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, Wang added.

Among the different types of government-subsidized housing, rental housing is built to mainly address the concerns of new arrivals and young people in big cities, while shared-ownership housing is mainly designed for people who cannot afford commercial housing to improve their living conditions, Wang said.


A woman experiences a 5G virtual cockpit during the 2021 World 5G Convention on Tuesday. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/chinadaily.com.cn]


>China expands 5G network coverage

China has so far built 993,000 5G base stations, covering more than 95 percent of counties and 35 percent of rural townships, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said Tuesday. The number of 5G mobile phone users has exceeded 392 million, the ministry said at the 2021 World 5G Convention that opened Tuesday in Beijing.

The event attracted over 1,500 industry experts, scholars and entrepreneurs from 20 countries participating online and offline. The convention, titled "5G+ By All For All," focuses on jointly building digital infrastructure, promoting industrial cooperation and facilitating international cooperation and industrial chain collaboration and innovation in the field of 5G. The three-day event features forums, exhibitions and a 5G-based application design competition.

The convention is the world's first international conference in the 5G field. The first edition took place in Beijing in 2019.


Chinese-Canadian singer and actor Kris Wu performs at the Super Bowl Live Concert held at the Verizon Up Stage on the corner of Nicollet Mall and 8th Street in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, Feb 3, 2018. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]


>Stricter regulations for artistic performers

Chinese authorities on Monday issued a circular urging further management and education for artistic performers across the country.

Noting several problems, including tax evasion, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism stressed artistic performers should strengthen their legal awareness. Artistic performers should be educated in terms of laws on copyright and tax, and the commercial events of artistic performers, especially those serving in public institutions, should be brought under strict management, the document read, noting performers involved in illegal or unethical activities should be shunned from the industry.

The document continued, stating a review and assessment mechanism for performers' morality should be established and improved, and artists and performers should be constantly reminded to respect rules and moral standards.


Two men look on as police investigate a shooting in Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday. Crime is expected to be a major issue in the runup to the November mayoral election in the city, analysts said. [Photo/Agencies]

>Hate crimes hit 12-year high in US

The number of hate crimes in the United States rose last year to the highest level in more than a decade, driven by a rise in assaults targeting Black victims and victims of Asian descent, the FBI reported on Monday.

The 2020 data, submitted to the FBI by more than 15,000 law enforcement agencies across the country, identified 7,759 hate-crimes in 2020, a 6 percent increase over 2019 and the highest tally since 2008.

The FBI data showed the number of offenses targeting black Americans rose to 2,755 from 1,930 and incidents against Asians jumped to 274 from 158.

"Preventing and responding to hate crimes and hate incidents is one of the Justice Department's highest priorities," US Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

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