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China still driving global growth in 2021: media

China will continue to be one of the main driving forces for global growth in 2021, the Bloomberg said in its Sunday report "China to Keep Up Momentum With Broadening Recovery: Eco Week".The country announced the latest economic indicators on Monday, showing that its industrial output rose by 9.8 percent year-on-year in April, and retail sales grew by 17.7 percent year-on-year.The news agency said China's role as the world factory is cemented with producing and selling everything from oxygen concentrators and masks to cellphones and home renovation supplies.

The country's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic last year not only boosted the domestic economy but also the profits of international companies, said the news agency

Import and export volume of Ningbo Port increases

On May 11, the import and export statistics of Ningbo Port were released. According to the statistics from Ningbo Customs, from January to April, the total import and export volume of Ningbo Port reached 596.15 billion yuan, up by 30.4% year on year. To be specific, the export volume was 422.19 billion yuan, up by 34% year on year, and the import volume was 173.96 billion yuan, up by 22.3%.
In the first four months, the import and export volume of the general trade of Ningbo Port stood at 532.96 billion yuan, up by 34.1% over the same period of last year, accounting for 89.4% of the total of the port, with a year-on-year increase of 2.5 percentage points. To be specific, the export volume was 386.73 billion yuan, up by 34.7%, and the import volume was 146.23 billion yuan, up by 32.4%.
Enterprises from places other than Ningbo account for about 60% of the imports and exports. From January to April, the import and export of local enterprises via Ningbo Port reached 246.85 billion yuan, up by 35.3% year on year, accounting for 41.4% of the total

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Nation eases path for multinationals

By HE WEI in Shanghai| China Daily| Updated:  March 10, 2021

Overseas companies welcome new investment policies

For multinational corporations grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, China emerged as a silver lining to their balance sheets last year.

The nation has launched favorable policies to stabilize and attract foreign investment, and this was underlined on Friday when Premier Li Keqiang announced a series of opening-up measures in his Government Work Report. Li delivered the report to the fourth session

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Zhejiang selection of Asian International Art Festival to be held in Ningbo

On May 7, the press conference for the Zhejiang selection competition of the 8th Asian International Art Festival was held in Ninghai, and Ningbo people can participate in this international art competition at home. For the following period, children and adults who are good at literature and art will be able to show their artistic talents on the stage.

According to the news conference, Ningbo competition area is currently in the audition stage. The competition includes instrumental music, vocal music, dance and other items, covering piano, violin, guzheng, pipa, bel canto, folk singing, Chinese dance, Latin dance, ballet and other art forms. It is reported that the outstanding candidates from Ningbo will enter the finals of Zhejiang Province, and those who have won the special, gold and silver prizes in the finals will be recommended to the Asian finals to be held in Macao. According

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