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13th Five-year plan for human resources and social security issued

Ningbo Human Resources and Social Security Bureau issued the "13th five-year plan for humans resources and social security cause" on November 8, which serves as a blueprint for the city's employment, business start-ups and social security promotion.

According to the plan, during the 13th Five-year Plan period, Ningbo will have a new addition of over 750,000 people in employment, and the employment rate of the college graduates will maintain a high 95% and above. To promote people to start businesses, Ningbo will issue the entrepreneurial environment index and create a proper entrepreneurial ecology with various measures. By 2020, there will be 500,000 newly added entrepreneurial entities, leading to the employment of 1.5 million people.

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Open International Forum for Vocational Education held in Ningbo

The first Open International Forum for Vocational Education (Ningbo, China) as well as the annual meeting for the Specialized Committee for Urban Vocational Education of China Vocational and Technical Education Institute was held in Ningbo on November 4, attracting over 200 experts from the vocational education domain and other distinguished guests from the related associations from China, the UK, the US, Germany, Australia and South Korea.

The theme of this year's forum is "coordinated development between vocational education and industries". At the forum, Ningbo Education Bureau signed the cooperation memorandum with the Steinbeis Transfer Center and the UK Education Network. Ningbo Polytechnic signed a cooperation memorandum with York College of the UK. Ningbo City College of Vocational Technology signed the cooperation memorandum with South Tyneside College and City College Plymouth of the UK. Ningbo Foreign Affairs School signed the cooperation memorandum with Hankum University of Foreign Studies from South Korea.

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Ningbo's national tax revenue exceeds 100 billion yuan

It is learned from Ningbo Municipal Office of SAT that in the first three quarters of this year, the SAT system achieved a total tax revenue of 102.371 billion yuan, up by 8.7% over the same period of last year.

To be specific, the domestic added-value tax reached 59.448 billion yuan, up by 6.1%; the business income tax reached 19.119 billion yuan, up by 6.1%; the domestic consumption tax reached 21.594 billion yuan, down by 2.6%; while the vehicle purchase tax stood at 2.21 billion yuan, down by 22.9%, mainly due to the reduction of the tax on low-exhaust vehicles.

The emerging industries have played an important role due to the industrial transformation and upgrading. The medicine industry develops well, with the tax revenue increasing by 44%, being the industry with the largest growth rate of tax. The tax revenue for telecommunications equipment and special equipment rose by 20% and 14% respectively. While that for the automobile industry and electronic appliances industry rose by 40% and 15.5% respectively. However, such traditional industries as tobacco and electric power witnessed a low growth rate due to the slowing down of the economic growth

Ningbo Year Ending Party and Christmas Party 27th Nov

Rotary Club Ningbo will hold an X-mas – Year ending celebration party on

Sunday 27th November at the ball room of the Ningbo Shangri La Hotel.

It is open to all Ningbo foreign community members and their families, guests and friends, foreigners and Chinese of all walks. We will make it the highlight of the season and therefore invite all to spend some joyful and relaxing hours together with us in the old Ningbo tradition of the year ending party.

Good food, music, entertainment and mingling with old and new friends before 2016 will come to an end and many of us will leave for celebrating in their own country and tradition.
Also hold a “Share your Toys” activities where Kids and Families can bring in their “ Not anymore favorite toys” to the event and Rotary Club Ningbo will forward those toys to Ningbo Charity Federation which will give them to local kids in need and migrant children. We will invite representatives of the Ningbo charity organization to join the event. For details and reservation please send short email message

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You can also be sponsor to the “Ningbo Toy Story” by directly donating toys and gifts to needy kids in Ningbo district by contacting us as shown in flyer.

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88rmb Children 6-11 of age

8000 innovative start-ups established in Ningbo

Statistics from Ningbo Statistics Bureau show that the high-tech industry realized a total output value of 412.37 billion yuan for the first three quarters of this year, up by 5.4% over the same period of last year, 0.6 percentage point higher than that of the large-scale industry. By the end of September, there had been over 8000 innovative start-ups in Ningbo.

Specifically speaking, the output value of the high-tech industry in the three thirds of the districts or counties maintained growth, and Ninghai County, Yuyao County and Fenghua County ranked top three, with the growth rates of 17.5%, 13.5% and 12.3% respectively.

The high-tech enterprises are the main force of the high-tech industry. In the first eight months this year, the high-tech enterprises achieved a total industrial output value of 227.41 billion yuan and a new product output value fo 130.45 billion yuan, up by 7.1% and 9.3% respectively over the same period of last year. 18 high-tech enterprises are included in the "top 100 high-tech enterprises in Zhejiang Province", with the Yisheng Petrochemical and the Panorama Auto Parts ranking among the top ten.

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