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A special final examination held

On the afternoon of January 14, on the campus of Zhonggongmiao Central Primary School of Yinzhou District, the students of Grade Two were taking part in a special final examination for music.

That is part of the special final examination for the students from Grade One and Grade Two of the school, in the form of a park tour. The activities included identifying the old landmarks of Ningbo, enjoying the tangyuan, singing traditional Ningbo tunes, painting new landmarks of Ningbo, and other games like dialing the clocks, painting cards with the pictures of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port and Hangzhou Bay Bridge, and finding out the pronunciations of such local time honored brands as Gangyagou, Zhuangyuan Building and Zhao Dayou.

By integrating the knowledge into a park tour of traditional local culture, the event helped the students to consolidate their learning in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, serving as a successful implementation of the “double-reduction policy”.

Ningbo "Acceleration" in Attracting Investment

"Obviously, Ningbo's foreign investment attraction has accelerated on the basis of the general ‘exceeding expectations’ across the country." With the latest data approved by the Ministry of Commerce, the relevant person in charge of the Municipal Bureau of Commerce said excitedly. Yesterday, the Ministry of Commerce held an online press conference. In the first ten months of this year, the effectiveness of my country's absorption of foreign investment exceeded expectations. According to the statistics of the Ministry of Commerce, in the same period, Ningbo actually utilized US$3.08 billion of foreign capital, a year-on-year increase of 34%, which was 10.6 and 16.3 percentage points higher than the national and provincial levels respectively.

As a national open-up "excellent student", Ningbo is steadily increasing the scale and quality of foreign investment, contributing Ningbo's strength to the overall situation of opening up. In the first ten months, the contractual foreign capital of foreign-funded enterprises in the city increased by 2.89 billion U.S. dollars, 3.1 times that of the same period last year. Among them, the contractual foreign investment of Ningbo Zhongfang Group Co., Ltd. increased from US$304 million to US$608 million, the contractual foreign investment of Zhejiang Jikrypton Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. increased from US$50 million to US$310 million, and the contractual foreign investment of Ningbo Junlian Zhixing Technology Co., Ltd. 28.98 million U.S. dollars increased to 140 million U.S. dollars.

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Singapore Zhejiang Entrepreneurs (Ningbo) Digital Industrial Park established

On November 7, the Singapore Zhejiang Entrepreneur Association joined hands with dozens of affiliated organizations in the nine ASEAN countries to simultaneously hold the Zhejiang Entrepreneur Singapore Conference in Singapore and Ningbo both online and offline. At the Ningbo conference, the Singapore Zhejiang Entrepreneur (Ningbo) Digital Industrial Park was established, and 6 companies officially announced their entry, opening a new chapter in the digital technology cooperation between the two places.

 It is learned that this park is a joint venture between Ningbo Ningxing International Trade Investment Co., Ltd. and Singapore Holicheng Co., Ltd. The first batch of companies to settle in are from Beijing, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Hangzhou and other cities, and the business scope covers new energy, integrated circuits, etc.

What role will this digital industrial park jointly built by Chinese and Singaporean companies play? Li Guosheng, chairman of the General Association of Singapore Zhejiang Entrepreneurs and a native of Ningbo Yuyao, told that the park will attract more digital technology companies with leading technologies and promising capital from around the world to help them connect with venture capital institutions, find talents, and expand the market. At present, 260 domestic enterprises and 50 Singaporean enterprises have been listed in the investment database of the park.

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First overseas "Notarization E-PASS" of Ningbo launched in Melbourne

"It's really convenient. You can do notarization without returning back home, which saves both time and worry." said a Ms. Zhu on November 12, after completing a notarization procedure in Australia, as the overseas version of "Notarization E-PASS" was officially launched and landed in Melbourne, Australia.
Ms. Zhu is from Ningbo and is currently working and living in Melbourne, Australia. In order to facilitate her local travel, she plans to apply for notarization of her driver's license. "It's somewhat troublesome to entrust relatives and friends to handle it, and it's unrealistic to return home at this stage". As she was worried, an acquaintance of Ningbo Association in Australia told her that the "Notarization E-PASS" providing online notarization services would soon be implemented locally, which could solve her urgent need. Ms. Zhu then came to the association for the first time. Under the guidance of the assistant, she completed her self-help bid on the "Notarization E-PASS" all-in-one machine. The notary of Ningbo Yongxin Notary Agency received Ms. Zhu's application materials in the background, confirmed relevant matters and completed material review with her through the video connection of the machine, and it is expected to send the electronic notarial certificate to Ms. Zhu within three working days.
Reportedly, with the novel coronavirus pneumonia affecting the flow of personnel, the demand for overseas notarization is increasing. In July this year, Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Justice and the United Front Work Department of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee started to deploy the launch of the "Notarization E-PASS" project overseas. In November, it successfully landed in Melbourne, Australia. With the Ningbo Association of Australia as the service spot, the system provides efficient and convenient online notarization services for overseas Chinese in Australia. Overseas Chinese do not need to return back to China, which greatly saves time and money costs and avoids the risk of epidemic infection. Xu Bocong, Chairman of Ningbo Association of Australia, said that the landing of the "Notarization E-PASS" in Australia has actively responded to the needs of overseas Chinese for fast and convenient notarization services, and made overseas Chinese feel the superiority and pride brought by the strength of the

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CEEC standard technical service platform goes online

According to news from Ningbo Institute of Standardization (Ningbo Central and Eastern European Standardization Research Center), the country’s only Central and Eastern European standard technical service platform is officially launched. The platform has 899,445 standard bibliographies of Central and Eastern European countries, covering all Central and Eastern European countries.

The Central and Eastern European Standard Technical Service Platform is an important part of the work of the Central and Eastern European Standards Research Center. Users can query the standard bibliographic information of the Central and Eastern European countries and the full text of the standard content of the collection through the platform.

The Central and Eastern European Standard Technical Service Platform Portal website is the main way for the Central and Eastern European Standard Technical Service Platform to display to the outside world, using the standardized public service platform domain name ( second-level domain name.

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