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January 2017

The problems might be local, but they have national roots, such as the institutional barriers that keep migrants from accessing family services where they work, and the poor education and social welfare systems in China’s vast countryside.

In July 2016, the Ministry of Transport released two draft guidelines to standardize online car-hailing services, recognize the business model and laying out the general rules for car-hailing operations that will come into effect on November 1.

Statistics from the International Federation of Robotics show that from 2010 to 2016, the annual growth rate of the total supply of China’s industrial robots hit 40 percent.

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Since China’s first public park was established in Shanghai in 1868, the number of parks in Chinese cities has seen rapid growth and over 800 parks are built each year nationwide as urbanization spreads.

According to statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, there were 170 million passenger vehicles on the road in China in 2016, with over 7 million vehicles sold from January to September 2016 alone - an increase of 18.72 percent year-on-year.

On September 30, 2016, the Beijing government announced that the minimum down payment for first-time home buyers was now 35 percent of the sale price, five percentage points higher than the previous requirement.