Current Affairs News at Home and Abroad in 2015 | Current Affairs Hotspots (October 9)

Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng recently accepted interviews with Xinhua News Agency and other central media on the hot issues of the "Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement" (TPP). Gao Hucheng said that China is open to system construction that conforms to the rules of the World Trade Organization and helps promote economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region. On October 5, the economic and trade ministers of the United States and other 12 countries issued a joint statement announcing the end of the TPP negotiations. In this regard, Gao Hucheng said that all regional free trade arrangements may have a certain trade and investment transfer effect on non-members. Regarding the impact of TPP, China will conduct a comprehensive and systematic assessment based on the text of the agreement officially announced by relevant parties.

starting from next year, technical information on automobile maintenance will be made public to all maintenance operators and consumers. On October 8, it was learned from the Ministry of Transport that a few days ago, eight ministries and commissions, including the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Commerce, and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, jointly issued the "Administrative Measures for the Disclosure of Automobile Maintenance Technical Information" (referred to as the "Measures"). It will be implemented on January 1, 2016, and it is clear that automobile producers should use online information disclosure to disclose the maintenance technical information of the car models sold. According to the measures, automobile producers should disclose the maintenance technical information of the car models sold to all maintenance operators and consumers without discrimination, discrimination and delay in the form of available information, convenient information channels and reasonable information prices; they should not eliminate or restrict competition, block or monopolize the automobile maintenance market by setting up technical barriers.

China will introduce the top-level design of rural ladder water price reform. According to the reporter of "Economic Information Daily", there are currently 80 counties that have piloted agricultural water price reforms. my country will study and put forward opinions on promoting comprehensive agricultural water price reforms during the "13th Five-Year Plan" period. The goal of the reform is to establish a mechanism for using more water and spending more money, that is, to promote water conservation without increasing the burden on farmers in general. According to the reporter's understanding, the opinions on promoting the comprehensive reform of agricultural water prices that will be studied and formulated mainly focus on two aspects, one is the total water consumption control and quota system, and the other is the water rights transfer system. For the latter, the national water rights exchange led by the Ministry of Water Resources is being submitted for approval in accordance with the procedures and will be established within this year. It is understood that this institution has been preparing for nearly three years, and its business framework includes water rights transfer, related engineering and equipment bidding, related enterprise property rights and physical transactions, water rights evaluation, water rights finance, etc.