April 2019 archive

Services are growing rapidly. The value-added of th

 tertiary sector, which is mainly services, grew from 56.7 to 57.3 percent of GDP from the same period last year. The Index of Services Production increased 7.4 percent year-on-year, higher than the growth rate of overall GDP. Overall retail sales of consumer goods also grew at 8.3 percent. Sales of upgraded consumer goods witnessed fast …

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Chinese firms ideal partners on Belt and Road Initiative

Firms from China and the UK are ideal partners in many countries along t he Belt and Road Initiative, a China-Britain Business Council official said in Beijing. “The UK has taken a very positive view on seizing these opportunit ies for UK businesses, particularly our banks, our large consultancy firms and our infr astructure companies,” …

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hina’s energy consumption hits five-year record

Growth in China’s energy consumption remains robust while the forms of energy continued to diversify in 2018, according to an annual report on China’s energy devel opment released Sunday by the China Electric Power Planning and Engineering Institute. Total energy consumed last year reached 4.64 billion metric tons o f standard coal, a year-on-year growth …

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hinese prize for quantum research announced

A total of 12 million yuan ($1.78 million) of cash will be granted to 12 international scientists for their groundbreaking academic contributions to the fields of quantum computation and quantum com munications, according to a press release by the newly founded Micius Quantum Foundation on Friday. With a combined donation of 100 million yuan from …

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The forum helped countries upgrade their concept

 of cooperation, defined key areas and strengthened the mechanism to seek high-quality development of the BRI, he said. Leaders reached wide-ranging agreement on high-quality cooperation on the BRI at the leaders’ roundtable on Saturday after an i n-depth exchange of views on issues such as connectivity, policy integration and sustainable development. They supported comprehensive infrastructure …

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Oh Ei Sun, a senior fellow at the Singapore Institut

e of International Affairs, noted Xi’s emphasis on high-quality development, free t rade and people-to-people bonds, “all of which are sorely needed around the world”. “The shift toward high-quality development is a natural extension of what China has been doing for the past few ye ars. Now that the BRI is five years old, it’s …

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Those wounded were taken to Palomar Medical Cent

 in Escondido. Their conditions have not been disclosed so far. A spokesperson for Palomar Medical Center confirmed they received four patients, declining to give any more details. The synagogue was hosting a Passover holiday celebratio n at 11 a.m. on Saturday, according to a post on its Facebook page. A large group of congregants had …

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Also, the UNOOSA just signed a framework agreeme

 with China, allowing UN member states to participate in its scientific missions for the exploration of the solar system. It will bri ng scientists from all over the world to work together, which will bring a lot of innovation,” she added. The meteorological satellite jointly designed and constructed by Chinese and French scientists has already …

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Yi pledged to use more market-based commercial fund

 He also said improving transparency for projects’ financing is needed, especially for green financing, and using local currencies in BRI investments to curb exchange rate risks. “The opening of local curr ency-denominated bond markets will effectively attract long-term funds and reduce risks of currency mismatches,” he said. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary …

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Only a united global community can uproot both th

terrorist cells and the soil that breeds them. Countries with different political and so cial systems should overcome any biases and abandon any double standard so as to form a united front against global terrorism. The atrocities in New Zealand and Sri Lanka show even countries th at seem to have a low risk of …

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