March 2019 archive

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Editor’s Note: President Xi Jinping visited Italy, Monaco and F rance from March 21 to 26. Why is the visit important for China-European Union rela tions? Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily’s Pan Yixuan. Excerpts follow: Visit sets positive tones for China-EU relations Xi’s visit to the three European countries …

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Retail sales of local government bonds attract eager

Chinese local government bonds worth 1.4 billion yuan ($208.5 million) were snapped up by retail investors within a single day, after counter sales in banks we re made available for the first time. The fundraising will help supplement a broader fiscal deficit this year, analysts said. On Monday, individuals in China were able to purchase …

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While May was addressing her lawmakers, MPs in the mai

n chamber debated eight other Brexit options, ranging from leaving abruptly with no deal to revoking the divorce altogether. While there was no majority support for any, the option calling for a referendum on any depa rture deal, and another suggesting a UK-wide customs union with the EU, won more votes than May’s deal did …

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The Belt and Road Initiative is set to promote cooper

globally — not for China only, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun said on Wednesday. Jin made the remarks in response to questions over whether the BRI only involves C hinese projects prior to the Boao Forum for Asia, which will officially begin on Thursday. “It was a misunderstanding,” Jin said, adding any country …

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lawmakers seize Brexit agenda in bid to break deadlock

LONDON – British lawmakers seized a measure of control over the stalled Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May‘s foundering governmeng up a seri es of votes that could dramatically alter the course of the UK’s departure from the European Union. The move came after May conceded that Parliament would defeat her twice-rejected divorce deal …

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She said she hoped to hold a third vote on the agreement l

later this week and was working to build support for the deal, which sets out the terms of withdrawing from the EU and the outline of future relations with the bloc. May warned opponents that continuing to reject the deal could lead to a “slow Brexit” that postpones the country’s departure indefinitely. With the March …

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In agreeing to the postponement, European leaders

 hoped Britain’s deadlocked politicians would find a solution to the crisis. But the EU isn’t counting on it. The European Comm ission said Monday it had completed planning for a no-deal Brexit, calling that outcome “increasingly likely.” The EU said its members would be able to cope with a no-deal departure, although more remained to …

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We will step up efforts to expand cooperation with sho

video platforms such as Kuaishou, Bilibili, Douyin and Huoshan, to obtain more data flows and encourage brands and buyers to do more live broadcasts,” Zeng said. It also plans to tap into the social e-commerce sector, which is currently in its testing phase. Experts say the livestreaming explosion is boosting China’s e-commerce sector. The new …

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Thursday’s defeat-the first test of newly appointed coach

 Fabio Cannavaro who is also helming CSL side Guangzhou Evergrande-was harder to swallow becau se Team China had defeated Thailand in the round of 16 at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates in January. The 45-year-old Cannavaro, who took over from compatriot Marcello Lippi last week, ha s made headlines and triggered controversy …

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Most Chinese and Myanmar students are Dai people and som

of them are relatives, so the close ties between them are not broken by national borders. What th e school has been doing is to further strengthen the special bond between the two peoples,” he said. The school has preschool classes and first through third grades and all classes are taught in Chinese, Dai dialect …

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