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China this time. The future of China and Asia is closely related to the Arctic and I’m delighted to see China actively participating i
n Arctic-related dialogues and collaborations with a constructive attitude,” said Grimsson, president of the forum.
Around 500 ambassadors, scholars and entrEditor’s note: Many Chines
e moms tend to get angry when helping their kids do homework. So stressed out are some mom
s that one suffered a heart attack and ended up in a hospital last year. Why do Chinese mothers get so tense when it comes
to their kids’ education, and what should be done to ease their nerves? With Mothers’ Day just a day away, two experts share thei
r views on the issue with China Daily’s Yao Yuxin. Excerpts follow:epreneurs from home and abroad as well as representatives of Arctic indi
genous organizations participated in the forum, which runs through Saturday. Topics included “Polar Silk Road”, sci
ence and innovation, transportation and investment, sustainable development, ocean, energy and governance.
China’s smartphone shipments fell 4.1 percent year on year in March to 26.94 million units, dat
a from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) showed.
Last month, smartphones made up 94.9 percent of all mobile phone shipments in the country, ac
cording to a report from the CAICT, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Despite the mobile phone market shrinking, the drop has been moderated, said the report.
Overall mobile phone shipments went down 6 percent in March, narrowing from the 1
.9-percent slump in February to 28.37 million units, among which 95.1 percent were 4G phones.
Chinese-brand mobile phones accounted for 90.5 percent of total shi
pments last month, up from 90.3 percent in February 2019, according to the report.
Outpatient drugs for chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, will be reimbursa
ble by 50 percent through China’s basic medical insurance program this year, Premier Li Keqiang said at a news conference on Friday.
The measure will relieve financial burdens on patients with the two diseases, which number 400 million in China, he said.
The government will also take steps this year to further relieve medical expenditure by
patients with serious diseases through adjusting medical insurance policies, Li said.
The government has been making efforts to improve people’s access to quality medical services and reduce their medical expenditure, Li said.
Last year the prices of 17 anti-cancer drugs were cut by more than 50 percent on av
erage, and were included in the basic medical insurance program so they were reimbursable, he said.
China’s basic medical insurance program has covered almost the entire population in China, he said.