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 … Read moreYi pledged to use more market-based commercial fund

With the two presidents as witnesses, China and Chile

According to Chilean Ambassador Luis Schmidt, the two countries on Wednesday secured a deal to open the Chinese market to Chilean pears. He said he is expecting the first pear exports to China to take place soon. Zhou Jin contributed to this story. Liu Cailin, a Hebei Academy of Fine Arts graduate, is a member … Read moreWith the two presidents as witnesses, China and Chile

Zhang Huoding, one of the most popular Peking Opera

 stars in today’s China, will take the opera makeover to the stage of the Chang ‘an Grand Theater on May 25, as the closing show of this year’s Meet in Beijing inte rnational arts festival. Celebrated Peking Opera artist Gao Mukun will star as Xiang Yu. For 48-year-old Zhang, it’s a dream come true. “It’s … Read moreZhang Huoding, one of the most popular Peking Opera

The Chinese economy’s staggering aggregate and grow

wing contributions to global growth tend to mask its extremely unbala nced development and widening gaps between the rich and the poor. That’s why before determin ing whether a country is developed or not-and to present a comprehensive picture of its economy-the entire gamut of the country’s economic data, including its aggregate and per capita … Read moreThe Chinese economy’s staggering aggregate and grow

calls on civil affairs authorities to improve publi

President Xi Jinping called upon civil affairs authorities to focus their efforts on meeting the requirements of poverty red uction, special groups and matters of public concern in an instruction released on Tuesday. The remark by Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of Central Mil itary Commission, … Read morecalls on civil affairs authorities to improve publi

My party refuses to compromise, I regret therefore

 I can no longer sit for the party,” an emotional Conservative MP Nick Boles said in the par liament chamber shortly after the announcement of the vote results to quit the party. “I accept that I have failed,” he added. British cabinet ministers were once again reportedly instructed to boycott the votes as MPs make … Read moreMy party refuses to compromise, I regret therefore

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 … Read moreIn agreeing to the postponement, European leaders

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 … Read moreThursday’s defeat-the first test of newly appointed coach

arlier on Saturday, Ardern said the country’s gun law woul

  Earlier on Saturday, Ardern said the country’s gun law would be changed.   She spoke to the public at 4:00 pm local time. She said: “This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days. My thoughts are with Christchurch.”   ”It is an unprecedented violence in New Zealand. There is no place for such extreme violence in New … Read morearlier on Saturday, Ardern said the country’s gun law woul

While there does appear to be some parallels between the

  start of the Arab Spring and the recent Algerian marches, experts are wary of drawing comparisons.   McInerney says these protests feel very reminiscent of what was witnessed in Tunisia in Janua ry 2011. He adds that similar protests erupted in Algeria at the same time but were quickly and violently quashed.   ”In the past, the … Read moreWhile there does appear to be some parallels between the