SHENYANG, May 31 (Xinhua) -- A makerspace for startups in Shenyang of northeast China's Liaoning Province has helped many young people start their careers with government support.
Shenbei New District has been focusing on innovation in the city's revitalization and development in recent years. The local government has given full support to emerging industries.
Ma Qingshu seized the opportunity and started his business in Shenbei New District in his junior year at university.
"To be honest, our workspace was small and shabby at the beginning, but we young students were passionate about starting our business. Our enthusiasm attracted strong support from the local government and the municipal government of Shenyang. In the second year, they gave us 500,000 yuan (about 75,000 U.S. dollars) in a special support fund. We used the money to expand our office space to 1,500 square meters, which gave us a huge boost to our business," Ma said.
Seven years on, about 1,000 small and medium-sized enterprises have taken root in this area with the help of Ma's platform.
China has been encouraging mass entrepreneurship and innovation since 2014. In early 2015, the country started to promote makerspaces with guidelines and policies as a way of supporting mass entrepreneurship.
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The Speaker, H.E. Shalva Papuashvili met with the President of the Republic of Armenia, H.E. Vahagn Khachaturyan.
According to the administration of the Parliament of Georgia, as the Speaker stated at the meeting, the first visit of the President of Armenia to Georgia is symbolic, which once again emphasizes the importance of the relations between the two countries.
The sides discussed the fruitful cooperation between Georgia and the Republic of Armenia in various domains. The increase in the dynamics of high-level visits was regarded as a positive development.
The sides also dwelt on the current developments in the region and discussed the steps taken toward establishing regional peace and stability.
The sides pledged to continue to enhance the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia paid tribute to the memory of Holocaust victims today.
The Head of Government of Georgia visited Yad Vashem together with delegation members during his visit to the State of Israel today.
Irakli Garibashvili had a tour around the museum, laid wreath of garland at the memorial of the victims of Holocaust and made an entry to the Memorial Book.
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European Union members will reach an agreement on a new sanctions package against Russia, including imposing restrictions on Russian oil imports, during the ongoing summit in Brussels, EU High Representative Josep Borrell said in an interview with France Info today.
“We need to decide unanimously. There were tough talks yesterday afternoon, as well as this morning. I think that this afternoon, we will be able to offer to the heads of the member states an agreement,” said Borrell.
European Union governments have so far failed to reach agreement on an embargo on Russian oil. “We have to take the individual circumstances of everybody into account,” Borrell said.
He added that an EU-wide solution should give the three countries which accounted for 7% to 8% of Russian oil imports – Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia – “more time to adjust”.
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