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据新华 社报道，中国社科院周一发布2010《国家竞争力蓝皮书——中国国家竞争力报告》，中国国家竞争力列世界第17位，比1990年上升56位。中国近20年 的经济增长是靠消耗资源和扩大投资，尤其是房地产业膨胀发展。中国力争2020年进入G20五强，2050年成为仅次于美国的世界第二强国。
据新华社报道，周二上午9点，长江三峡水库首次达到最高蓄水位。中国长江三峡集团公 司董事长曹广晶称，175米蓄水这一里程碑的时刻标志着三峡工程的防洪、发电、航运等功能达到设计要求，其巨大综合效益将得到充分发挥。这个新高度并不意 味着此工程的全面胜利，还将面临更多的检验和挑战。
China ranks 17th in competitiveness
A Chinese Academy of Social Sciences report released Monday ranks China as 17th in the world in terms of national competitiveness, up 56 places since 1990, Xinhua reports. China's economic growth in the past 20 years came from resource consumption and large investments, especially the mass development of the real estate industry. China should strive to become one of the top five G-20 countries by 2020 and to rank second after the US by 2050.
International travel good for resumes
Half of workers in China who have spent time abroad now make less than 5,000 yuan a month, according to the first employment survey of Chinese travelers, Legal Evening News reports. 30 percent earn between 3,000 and 5,000 yuan a month, mostly in white-collar jobs. 80 percent said they found a decent position within three months. Their international vision from their overseas experiences added value to their resumes.
Dam water reaches full capacity
The water level at the Three Gorges Dam reached its planned highest mark at 9 am Tuesday, Xinhua reports. The 175-meter mark, "a milestone in the construction of the gigantic reservoir," will enable the project to fulfill its functions of flood control, power generation, navigation and water diversion, said Cao Guangjing, chairman of the China Three Gorges Project Corporation (CTGPC), the developer of the project. The new level does not mean complete success for the project. It does, however, allow for testing of various issues.
Credit extension for mobile phones
China Mobile (Shenyang) Company may start extending limited credit when prepaid phones run out of money, the Liaoning Daily reports. Customers are eligible for a certain amount of credit based on their credit category. The maximum is 2,000 yuan. Currently, mobile phones simply lose service after running out of credit. China Unicom and China Telecom plan to launch similar services in Shenyang but only for their VIP customers.
N. Korean film honors Chinese fighter
Brotherhood, a North Korean film about a member of the Chinese People's Volunteers who fought in the Korean War, premiered on Monday to mark the 60th anniversary of the CPV's entry into the war, Xinhua reports. The 90-minute film was produced by the North Korean National Film Commission at the proposal of top leader Kim Jong-il. The National Film Commission is now preparing for the first film to be jointly produced by North Korea and China.