> China aims to boost digital government construction
Visitors check out a smart city system displayed at an international big data expo in Guiyang, Guizhou province, in May 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
China has detailed measures to enhance building a digital government in tandem with the country's efforts to promote digital transformation. By 2025, the country will strive to improve the top-level design and coordination of a digital government that matches the modernization of the national governance system, according to a guideline released by the State Council, China's cabinet. The guideline said key advancements would emerge in making scientific government policies, carrying out targeted measures in social governance, and providing efficient public services.
By 2035, China will seek to establish a digital government that is coordinated, efficient, intelligent, open, transparent, and inclusive.
> China's drug-related cases decline for 5 consecutive years
The number of drug-related cases in China declined from 140,000 in 2017 to 54,000 in 2021, down an annual average of over 20 percent for five consecutive years.
Over the past five years, 451,000 drug-related criminal cases were closed, with 588,000 criminal suspects apprehended and 305 tons of narcotics seized.
So far, China has placed 449 types of narcotic substances under control, making it among the countries with the most stringent narcotics control measures.
> Over 1,700 internet hospitals established in China
Li Qi takes a closer look at Sabrina's CT scans during a remote diagnosis consultation at the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University. [Photo provided to China Daily]
More than 1,700 internet hospitals have been approved and established in China, integrating online and offline medical services.
As of the end of 2021, online hospitals served 298 million people, increasing by 83.08 million from 2020. Online hospital users accounted for 28.9 percent of the total number of Chinese netizens.
At present, more than half of second-level and above public hospitals in China have developed medical service pre-registration, and among them, over 4,800 can provide prior-consultations, reducing potential cross-infections caused by in-person gatherings.
> 95% of American households change spending habits due to inflation
Inflation rates just keep climbing, hitting historic highs just last month, and a new survey shows that nearly everyone is affected, as 95 percent of Americans surveyed said inflation rates are hitting them hard and that they are budgeting creatively to make ends meet.
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