that they are supposed to pay for themselves, and they should not embezzle funds for other purposes, it said.
Research projects that require external help should be made public at the university. If there are profits involved between
the research leader and external organizations, they should first sign a contract and submit it to the university, it said.
University administrative staff should not seek profits or advantages in applying for and allocating research funds, the ministry said.
Researchers should be held responsible for misuse of research funds. T
heir research projects will be suspended, their research funds will be recovered and th
ey will be prevented from applying for other projects within a certain period of time, the ministry added.
The management of research funds at Chinese universities is still done the traditional way,
with researchers paying the costs and then submitting a claim for reimbursement. As a result, financial staff
members often face piles of receipts, which are rather difficult to check, leaving room for loopho
In the more than three months since it reopened to the public after repairs, more th
an 70,000 vehicles a day on average have crossed the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge in Jiangsu province.
The number of vehicles traversing the bridge, which reopened in December, is just half that for each of the other three structures spanning t
he river in Nanjing, while Line 3 of the city’s subway system carries more than 800,000 people across the river every day.
But despite its relatively meeker traffic flows, people from across the country visit Nan
jing just to see the bridge, especially during holidays. For many, it represents far more than just a river crossing.
For years, it has been featured on a variety of posters and in school textbooks.
Many people have had their pictures taken at photo studios that use images of the bridge as backdrops.
Hotels, cinemas and daily necessities have been named after it. Parents have even named their chi
ldren after the bridge, with some of those born in the 1960s and 1970s being called “Yangtze”, “Bridge” or “Pier” in Chinese.
Employees in Shanghai earn the highest monthly incomes in China, according to a report by 58 Tongcheng Recruitment Research Institute.
With an average monthly wage of 9,723 yuan ($1,447.64), Shanghai, China’s financial ce
nter, tops the country’s income rankings, the report on talent flow in quarter one said.
New first-tier city Hangzhou in East China’s Zhejiang province came in second, wi
th an average of 8,684 yuan, up 25.77 percent year-on-year – the highest growth rate.
With development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area set to begin, Gu
angzhou in South China’s Guangdong province offers the most job opportunities, up 24.95 percent year-on-year.
Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen remain job seekers’ p
referred locations, with Shenzhen most popular in the first quarter of this year, the report said.
An employment-first policy has been elevated to the status of a macro policy for the first
time in this year’s government work report, and China will pursue the policy with full force in 2
ce the government has stepped up its efforts to improve public awareness of fire safety through brochures, advertisements and pu
blic service announcements,” said Liu Xingye, secretary-general of the China Association for Disaster Prevention.
Still, quite a few fires broke out during the Tomb Sweeping Day holiday late last week due to people’s carelessness, Liu said.
That shows that there is a dire need to educate the public on the dangers of even a small fire, Li
u said, adding that only when there are fewer fires will firefighters be truly protected.
Real estate purchases, especially homes, by women professionals rose sharply in 2018 in the top tier
cities of China and reshaped the sales strategies of some developers, a new industry report said.
It has long been a social norm in China that ahead of a marriage, it is the m
ale spouse who is responsible for apartment purchases, or at least for the down pay
ment. But data from Ke.com, an online housing agency and subsidiary of real estate agency giant Lianjia, shows that
such traditions are changing in the big cities as more financially independent single women have started investing in properties.
of affluent two-earner couples to outbid single people for homes is a real problem,” said Coontz, adding that it’s exacerbated in Amer
ica by the extremely uneven quality of local schools, so that people get into bidding wars over homes in good school districts.
“We have to think through our housing policies, zoning laws and social investm
ents to find better ways to produce affordable housing (for singles),” she added.
A rise in single-person households may aid labor market mobility, ac
cording to Bachman. With fewer attachments to property and free of marital burdens, the
se individuals may be more open to shifting cities for jobs, which could make the labor market more mobile.
US fertility rate falling
At the same time, single-person households will have to cope with lower availability of informal personal care from
partners, Bachman wrote. Such nonmarket production (as economists would define it) may need to be replaced by pur
chased personal care services, especially health and nursing care, which could significantly impact the healthcare industry.