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conomic sanct上海419品茶微信ions against Russian entities and individuals since Crimea was inc
orporated into Russia in 2014 following a referendum and due to Moscow’s alleged interference in Ukraine.
Moscow responded with counter-sanctions, which include
d impediments on the importation of some goods, including food, from Western countries.
However, Putin said the sanctions had a positive effect because they forced Russia to “switch
on its brains” and develop some sectors of its economy, including high technology.
Putin said that, after the introduction of sanctions, Russia launched an import substitution pr
ogram in the amount of 667 billion rubles (around 10.6 billion dollars) to develop lagging areas.
The Q&A session was Putin’s 17th. The first Direct Line with Vladimir Putin was held in la
te 2001. Since then, the event was held annually, except for 2004 and 2012, according to Russia’s Tass News Agency.
eached 662,100 in 2018, 53,700 more than that in 2017, the ministry said in March.
Among those, 65,800 were sponsored by public funding while 596,300 were self-funded.
A pilot zone for the medical sector’s opening-up will be established in th
e port city of Fangchenggang, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, ac
cording to a declaration published on the First International Medical Innovation and Cooperation Forum.
The Fangchenggang Declaration of International Medical Innovation and Cooperation Forum has been made by over 1,0
00 participants from 21 countries or organizations as the outcomes of the forum that ended last week.
The establishment of the “International Medical Opening-up Pilot Zone (China)” in Fan
gchenggang is expected to create opportunities for regional medical cooperation, said the declaration.
Three officials in Wuxi, East China’s Jiangsu province, have been given Party and administrative
punishments on Thursday over an inappropriate question about whether kindergarten children wer
e involved in gangs, the local government said on its official Wechat account.
According to the government of Wuxi’s Xishan district, Feng Dongyan, director and Party ch
ief of the Xishan Education Bureau, has been given the punishment of warning within the Party.
Wang Zhaoyu, director of the educational bureau’s general office, has been given a serious war
ning within the Party and removed from office. Lu Zhongxian, director of the bureau’s educational equ
ipment and student aid management center, was also given a serious warning and dismissed.