Winter sports are relatively new to China and not played by many Chinese people. In recent years, the Chinese winter sports team particip ated in some individual events in the 2016 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul and the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, the Republic of Korea, and won some medals, including gold medals. The development of winter sports in China suffers from reg ional imbalance, with people in the northeastern region being the most avid fans and practitioners of winter sports. But after winning the bid to host the 2022 Winter Games, especially s ince the issuing of a guideline thatRead More →

diversified needs of sports fans, which is conducive to soci al and economic development. Notably, the General Admi nistration of Sport has issued a document emphasizing the importance of planning in the development of the winter sports industry. For instance, some departments have made efforts to optimize their resources by building m ore winter sports venues so they can encourage more people to take up winter sports. The Beijing municipal government and Hebei provincial gov ernment have worked out policies to encourage more scho ol students to play winter sports, and take part in winter sports events on campuses. ash001.cnRead More →

e synagogue shooting. The wounded were taken to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. Gore said a Rabbi is in surgery after suffering defensive wounds to his index fin gers, adding that the injured are “doing well” and a wounded minor has been tr ansferred to Rady Children’s, the largest children’s hospital in California. In a Poway incident community message, the San Diego County She riff’s Department assured that there are no known threats to religious gatherings. “The suspect in the Poway incident today has been capt ured and we believe he acted alone,” said the message. “We encourage our communities to continue with scheduled eventsRead More →

dels that will foster new growth and development. To do this, Ch ina is committed to spearheading the Belt and Road Science, Technology and Innova tion Cooperation Action Plan to advance information and communications technology infrast ructure development with the aim of improving internet connectivity and security, Zondi said. Oh Ei Sun, a senior fellow at the Singapore Institute of Inte rnational Affairs, noted Xi’s emphasis on high-quality development, free trad e and people-to-people bonds, “all of which are sorely needed around the world”. “The shift toward high-quality development is a na tural extension of what China has been doing for the past few yRead More →

The consumer inflation rate was 1.8 percent year-on-year and produce r prices went up only 0.2 percent. A standard rule of thumb used by central bankers wor ldwide is that the inflation rate should be targeted at about 2 percent per year . This rule is actually built in to the mandate of the European Central Bank. So, the stable monetary policy of the Peop le’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank, is working. The March unemployment rate in urban areas was 5. 2 percent, slightly below the level last year. Most economists define “full employ ment” as anything below 6 percent, so weRead More →

 clear of the areas as the investigation will take several hours. “Please respect the medical privacy of victims and their families during this difficult time,” it tweeted. It also asked the public not to spread misinformation that could cause concern or panic. “Thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the shooting at the Sy nagogue in Poway, California. God bless you all. Suspect apprehended. Law enforcement did outstanding job,” U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted shortly after the shooting. In Los Angeles, police said they were closely monitoring t he synagogue shooting in Poway and “communicating with our local, state and federal partners.” shlfb.cnRead More →

Zhonghao Overseas Construction Engineering Co, a Beijing-based private company established in 2001, has been drill ing wells in countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, including in Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda. Tian Chao, president of the company, said those projects have provid ed jobs for local people, solved their water problems and helped balance foreign exchange. “The projects are platforms for more influential good things that we can do for those countries,” he said. The company said it has drilled about 10,000 wells in 275 projects in those countries, with a total c ontract value of $510 million. The wells ensure thatRead More →

Leo Messi scored the only goal of the game as FC Barcelona beat Levante 1-0 to assure the 2018-19 Liga Santander title on Saturday night. Barca coach Ernesto Valverde again rotated his starting 11 for the game and Messi spent the fir st 45 minutes watching from the sidelines. Barca controlled the first half with Luis Suarez and Philippe Cou tinho testing Levante keeper Aitor Fernandez, who was his side’s best player in the opening 45 minutes. Despite Barca’s dominance, they were unable to open the scorin g and Messi replaced Coutinho at the start of the second half to try and find a wayRead More →

It’s so close, and yet it always seemed so far away. To get to the rur al district just a few hundred meters away on the other side of the bay, locals used to have to ju mp on a boat or drive about 160 kilometers-part of that journey on dusty, unsealed road. Now anyone wanting to get from downtown Maputo , capital of Mozambique, to Katembe, or vice versa, can do so with ease, and in a matter of min utes, thanks to the longest twin-tower suspension bridge in Africa, that hangs over Maputo Bay. “Mozambique had long planned to build a bridge linkingRead More →

project, 95 percent of it provided by China through preferential and b uyers’ loans. China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation, a State-funded policy-oriented i nsurance company, provided insurance services for the project, which helped the local government sacure $680 milli on in business loans from Chinese banks, greatly reducing pressure on the project’s financing. Mozambique’s President, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, had long nursed ambitions of one day seeing a bridge lin king Maputo city center and Katembe, and when it was finally opened in November he said it wou ld greatly facilitate transport and connectivity between Mozambique and other parts of Africa. Wang said the bridgeRead More →