operation documents covering such areas as investment, 5G technologie
s, e-commerce, natural gas, soybeans, nuclear power and the Belt and Road.
In talks with Putin, Xi said that both countries are facing changes in the world that were not seen in the past century.
The people of both countries and the international community have greater expectations of China and Russia, Xi said.
There is no end to the development of China-Russia relations, Xi said, adding that China wo
uld like to make joint efforts with Russia to bring more benefits to the people of both nations.
Noting that this is his first state visit to Russia since he was reelected pres
ident last year, Xi said that the two leaders have maintained close contact in recent years.
China officially launched the “no-waste city” pilot program in 16 area
s on Monday as it steps up efforts to recycle its increasing waste stockpile.
The pilot program covers the entirety of 11 cities, including Shenzhen, Guangdong pr
ovince, and Weihai, Shandong province, and sections of the other five cities.
The central government has made arrangements to offer support to
the pilot areas in policy, technology and funding, said Zhuang Guotai, vice-mi
nister of ecology and environment, at the launch ceremony in Shenzhen on Monday.
He said an expert committee has been established to guide the pilot program and
evaluate progress, and seven groups have been put in place to offer technical support.
be released immediately after passing on-site inspections, providing they
have valid electronic chips and their owners have valid reports showing rabies anti
body test results from any of 62 authorized laboratories in various countries, according to the regulation.
Certified service dogs, such as guide dogs, will also be free from extended quarantine periods.
If the animals fail to meet the above-mentioned three criteria, they have to be quarantined for 30 days, according to the regulation.
Under previous rules, all pets, except service dogs, had to be placed under quarantine in desi
gnated areas for at least seven days, and in some cases 30 days, upon entering the Chinese mainland.
The former General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspe
ction and Quarantine, which supervised entry-exit inspections and quarantines, told China Daily
in 2016 that it was considering revising the regulation so pets could be released after passin