ROME — China and Italy signed here Saturday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly advance the con struction of the Belt and Road during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the country. The two sides welcome the signing of the intergovernmental MoU on jointly advancin g the Belt and Road construction, said a joint communique issued by the two countries. The two sides realize the huge potential of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in promoting con nectivity, and stand ready to strengthen the alignment of the BRI and Trans-European Transport Networks and deepen the cooperation in ports, logistics, marine transportation and otherRead More →

had to quit again as he had to pick up his son from primary school at noon. He joined the line again aft er lunch, but he didn’t have any idea about when his turn will come when China Daily interviewed him at 4:30 pm. There were so many donators that the organizers brought dozens of stools to the site so that people could rest after waiting a long time. Many people also came to Xiangshui People’s Hospital to offer free food and medicine for those hospitalized. Chen Y ueru, a member of local volunteer association, said they have received 2,177 boxes of packed foodRead More →

Chinese squad would be in an even more embarrassing position. “Chinese soccer is no longer among the best in Asia … for a long time now, we have been in th e second tier. Although we call our league the Chinese Super League, the word ‘super’ only exists in the name.” Retired Chinese international Li Yi, who helped Shenzhen win the 2004 CSL title, also expressed his concern online. “The current Thailand national team players are all in their prim e, and they will be strong opponents for Team China for the next few years,” said Li. “Now the old generation of Chinese players isRead More →

  a voice to all the nation’s many minorities.   ”I am Hindu, I come from a privileged background, so for people like me, no matter which part y comes to power, we aren’t going to face the brunt of it. The most affected are the minorities and the poor… If a certain party comes to power, these people will face huge problems.   ”They are the people I want to keep in mind when I choose a party.”   For Aastha Kulshrestha, a 23-year-old law student from New Delhi, her expectation of the n ext government is that it should not pit one group or religion against theRead More →

ost, part of the measures to deepen reform and opening-up in order to improve China’s overall business environment, some assume Beijing is rushing t he draft through the NPC to help trade negotiations with Washington. Such assumptions are groundless, to say the le ast, because discussions on adjusting the existing regulatory statutes had begun around 2013. Plus, a 170-arti cle draft foreign investment law was published for public review way back in January 2015. Moreoverarticle draft in 2018 is nothing short of revolutionary, as it is aimed at a strategic turn in the country’s approach to foreign inv estment. Beijing’s concept of openness is noRead More →

continue this trend, further cutting the number of governmental approvals and improving efforts to serve business people. W hy? According to Li, delivering good services is what a government is meant to do. This will leave companies mo re time doing business and less time wrapped up in red tape. My family members doing business here will co ntinue to directly benefit and since time is money, the improvements should go directly to their bottom lines. When listening to Premier Li, I thought of something we hear often in the West: That the two Chinese characters for “crisis” come from those for “danger” an dRead More →

  Federer, who moves back to number four in the world, had endured a frustrating wait since lifting his 99th tour-lev el trophy last October in Basel, while the 20-year-old Tsitsipas was fresh from claiming the Marseille Open crown last weekend.   ”I’m delighted. It’s great to win my eighth here in Dubai and in combination with my 100th si ngles title,” he said.Federer imposed himself on his youthful opponent from the start, brea king him in the very first game and then saving two break points when serving for the opening set.   The second was closer, but Federer made his breakthrough against the Tsitsipas del iveryRead More →

  CNN her family migrated from Kashmir to Jammu in 1991 because of the insurgency in the region.   ”I have grown up listening to the stories of Exodus and conflict. And it is etched inside of my mind and heart,” she said. “Now, when we are on the brink of havi ng a war there are people who are promoting war in the name of nationalism, which is purely jingoistic.”   She said she pushed the hashtag on Twitter in an attempt to help break the cycle of violence and w ar before it’s too late: “Soldiers and innocent civilians on both sides will die at theRead More →

learned to sell their work online. Meanwhile, Lyu registered an online store on Taobao in 2016 and says she has since earned 50,000 yuan. Speaking about the efforts, Luo Shumei, the president of the Wo men’s Federation of Changdao village, Xihe county, says: “It’s a good thing to see embroidery pro duction in Xihe county is shifting from being scattered to being more organized. “But one drawback is that we are yet to find a good market.” Separately, in 2016, the Xihe Culture, Radio and Broadcasting Administration designated Luo, now 32, as a Xihe Qiqiao culture “inheritor”. As for the future prospects, Luo says: “ToRead More →