The area of formerly productive land degrading into deserts has been contracting at an annual average of 2,424 square km for over 10 consecutive years, Zhang said in a separate occasion.
Old ties die hard; the bond with the Commonwealth remains strong and its links with the United States even more solid; Diggers and Yanks have fought side by side in every war and "police action" since the First World War and the Australian mantra is, "you don't let a mate down".
He said some financial institutes underestimate risks and are sometimes unwilling to cooperate with the court during investigations, "which delay the case hearing and hinder trials."
We must 'stay true to the mission', Xi saysA graduate of China's renowned Fudan University, the 25-year-old fresco painter Guo Jia from north China's Shanxi province attracted a number of followers to her Sina Weibo page because of her unique profession along with her resemblance to the South Korean actress, Kim Hee Seon.
"It requires strong leadership to clean up the problems left behind by those officials who are now under investigation," said Fu Siming, a professor of administrative law at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee.