have expanded. Now, bakeries, cinemas, convenience stores, gyms are all channels that dairy makers are try
ing to access,” said Yu Xubo, chairman of the board of directors of Mengniu, and president of COFCO Group, China’s largest food trader.
“We have also found that the purchase of fresh dairy products is increasing in major
cities among middle to higher-income earners,” said Yu, who is also a deputy to the 13th National People’s Congress.
This year, Mengniu said it plans to establish specific cold chain logistics cha
nnels and strengthen its ability to produce and transfer fresh dairy products.
Meanwhile, the dairy maker has developed some niche products. It has introduced sports milk with a high protein
content tailored to those who work out often, and milk that acts as a meal substitute, both of which have seen high
er-than-expected sales, driven by new and more diversified demand from consumers, the company said.
ional Committee, political advisers submitted 5,113 proposals, covering a wide range of topics that included econom
ics, politics, culture, social development and environmental protection, officials said. Among them, 3,
859 were formally filed and will be forwarded to relevant authorities for handling.
This year, economic issues and social affairs drew more attention from the political advisers during the two sessi
ons, with 1,484 proposals and 1,336 proposals falling in the two categories respectively, officials said.
Some of the typical proposals on economic issues dealt with such matters as preventing financial risks, supporting the
private economy, developing a high-quality manufacturing sector and shoring up market confidence.
tems and formed 10 departments to handle criminal, civil, administrative and public interest cases, he said in an interview.
“Justice and fairness should not only be achieved, but also be felt and seen by the public in a more sensible way,” Zhang said.
To achieve that goal, prosecutors have been closely watching crimes that most affect people’s daily lives. For example, 43,929 p
eople were charged in 2018 with telecom fraud — a crime to which everyone is vulnerable — up by 29.3 percent year-on-year.
Another 42,195 people were prosecuted for damaging the environment and resources, an i
ncrease of 21 percent annually, and 12,360 people were charged with producing or selling fake or sub
standard drugs or toxic food products, an increase of 5.5 percent, according to the SPP.
Zhang said prosecuting authorities also actively participated in a joint crackdown against or
ganized crime and local mafia groups to bring the people a greater sense of security.