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According to the ambitious plan released by the General Admi
nistration of Sport of China in 2016 to construct winter sports infrastructure and popularize winter spor
ts, at least 650 skating rinks and 800 ski resorts are expected to be build nationwide by 2022.
By 2025, about 300 million people in the country are expected to participate in winter
sports, increasing the market value of the winter sports sector to 1 trillion yuan.
Driven by multiple momentums, China has witnessed rapid growth in the winter sports ind
ustry in recent years, such as venue facilities, training, tourism and equipment sectors, said Peng Weiyong, dep
uty director general of Finance Department at the General Administration of Sports.
Winter sports has become a booster for China’s sports industry and even economic development, Peng added.
By the end of June 2018, the total number of ski resorts in China rose to 738, an increase of 70 or 10.5 percent over
the same period in 2017. The number of indoor ice rinks totaled 334, an increase of 75 or 29 percent year-on-yea
r increase. In 2018, 19.7 million people participated in skiing, up 12.6 percent year-on-year.
not adjusted for more than one year, while 54 percent said their salary was cut due to shrinking bonuses.
Nearly 54 percent of those surveyed said they were unable to strike a balance bet
ween family and career due to low salary, according to the survey.
The survey was based on questionnaires completed by 1,064 employees aged 20 and above from Jan 24 to Feb 11.
According to the island’s statistical agency, the real average monthly salary of employees in Taiwan’s industrial and ser
vice sectors was NT$38,235 ($1,243) in 2018, which is below the average monthly salary of NT$38,398 in 2001.
Employees in the telecommunications sector earn the most on the
island, with an average monthly salary of NT$100,791, followed by those working in
the industries of banking, electricity and gas supply and air transport, the agency said.
e diagnosis of the situation,” Czaputowicz said. “They have a similar perspective of problems in the Middle East, and also — let’s b
e open — the negative role played by Iran. … Howeve
n Union and the United States differ in terms of modus operandi, esp
ecially via evaluation of JCPOA or Special Purpose Vehicle and their possible impacts.”
Czaputowicz said that in talks, representatives of Germany, France, and the United Kingdom had spoken about the benefits of the nuclear deal.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo backed up Pence’s aggressive stance on Iran during a press conference at the end of the summit.
Pompeo was asked about Pence’s criticism of three of the US’ closest allies — the UK, France and Germany — and what
the consequences would be, given Pence’s accusation that they were trying to “break up our sanctions.”
The top US diplomat sidestepped. “Look, we make no bones about” wa
nting Europeans to put more pressure and sanctions on Iran. “We respect the sove
reignty of every nation,” Pompeo continued. “But the United States is determined to convince all nations of the w
orld that it is in our collective best interest to deny” Iranian leaders the money they need, Pompeo said.
Pompeo took a stab at some damage control, saying there have been “lots of places” where Europea
n countries have taken on Iran forcefully and mentioned Germany’s decision to deny landing rights to Iran’s Mahan Air.