Hello and welcome to the 10th issue of Beijing Review.
(Cover Design: WANG YAJUAN)
United We Win highlights global support for China and its cooperation with other countries in bringing the novel coronavirus disease epidemic under control. Contagious viruses respect no borders. In an interconnected world, no country is an island.
Europe's Balancing Act shares key conclusions drawn from the decision of the European Union (EU) that enables Huawei to continue participating in Europe's 5G rollout. The EU is not prepared to sacrifice its relationship with China in order to necessarily align its policies with U.S. recommendations, but prefers to act with dexterity and achieve a balance. Joint Sino-European research programs and technological partnerships with the participation of Huawei clearly also remain in the interest of Brussels.
Should Housing Provident Fund Be Revoked? discusses a recent proposal to abolish the housing provident fund system to help businesses resume production amid difficulties caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak and alleviate their financial burdens. Some believe it's time to end the income gap and social inequality, while others believe the best way to lessen businesses' financial burdens is a favorable tax policy and tax breaks.
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