become increasingly cautious about deepening cooperation with China because of its rapid developm ent; in fact, a few EU countries have decided to implement tougher measures for foreign trade. The European Commission even put forward a 10-point policy package on China on March 11, which the European Council discussed on March 21. But the fact that the Commission sees China as a “cooperation partner”, “negotiating partner”, “eco nomic competitor” as well as a “systemic rival” means it wants to build on the partnership of strategic cooperation with China. The EU’s attempt to coordinate the concerns of its different members and its efforts to continue dialogueRead More →

Island province ‘will ensure’ that Boao Forum continues to promote cooperation The international exchanges and cooperative efforts prompted by the Boao Forum for Asia are turning Hainan province into the Silicon Valley of seeds for co untries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, according to a Hainan government official. More hybrid rice seeds cultivated by Chinese scientists at the Nanfan Scientific and Rese arch Breeding Base in Hainan are being introduced to ASEAN countries. The total combined area of hyb rid rice cultivation in India, Vietnam, the Philippines, Pakistan and Indonesia – major rice-growing countries – has reac hed 4.28 million hectares, said WangRead More →

s overseas, and we give local farmers guidance, training and planning for future develop ment,” said Xie, who has worked as an expert in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Gambia. Under the Boao Forum framework, Hainan has created a series of subforums, such as the ASEAN-China Governors/Mayors Dialogue, the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Island Economy subforum, the South China Sea su bforum, the Roundtable Discussion for Overseas Chinese Business Leaders and Chinese think tanks, Wang said. “These diplo matic platforms serve as new bridges to promote practical industrial cooperation between BRI countries.” Activities at the Boao forum this year will highlight land and sea interconnectivityRead More →

irworthiness, after looking into the matter, the administration decided to suspend Boe ing 737 MAX 8 airworthiness certifications immediately,” the Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a sta tement unveiled on Tuesday, adding that the ongoing investigation had not ruled out design flaws in the aircraft. “A certificate is granted by the country’s regulator after an aircraft has been inspected and meets the requirements for safe operation,” said Li Xiaojin, a professor of aviation economics at Civil Aviatio n University in Tianjin, “It’s a long process to determine whether an aircraft is airworthy.” It took Boeing 15 months to get an airworthiness certificate forRead More →

oss the period, be they old masters’ paintings, impressionist, or modern and contemporary, he said. The second trend is that Chinese and Asian markets continue to grow and flourish despite short-term macroeconomic challenges the world is facing, Belin said. “We continue to see strong appetite for collecting and strong growth. We continue to see a very strong demand and we do see (in Asian Art Week here) very stro ng buying appetite from our clients; a depth of biding that even surprised ourselves,” he said. The third key trend in Asia is growing number of young collectors, Belin said. “There are more young billionaires inRead More →

comforted her when she was frightened by thunder. Gao has also used his mobile phone to help the girl talk with her parents. Gradually, her performance improved. “I have taught many students since being a teacher for so many years. Some students wo uld like to visit during the holidays, and it feels good that someone remembers you,” Gao Ziren said. “When rural children lack family education, schools and teachers need to do more in psych ological education,” said Li Wu, a principal of Meiling Central School. He said rural areas need more teachers like Gao Ziren. Growing the traditional herb on trunks of oakRead More →

e protection zone, which lies within 15 meters of the shoreline, they were demolished, and she will be compensated by local authorities. However, Wang said she does not believe the money can make up for her losses. She has debts of 3 million yuan – mostly borrowed from relatives and friends. She said she regretted moving to Dali to pursue an idyllic life. While some are not happy that they moved, others are glad they made the transition from big-city life. Yang Yi, 48, who operates a restaurant in Dali’s ancient walled city, arrived eight years ago fr om Chongqing after falling in love withRead More →

d visits to the city with his wife. He said he decided to relocate 2,100 kilometers from the capital due to heavy smog, which ha d caused him serious discomfort. But more important, he wanted to change his way of life. The 45-year-old worked for a State-owned company in Beijing before moving. Since 2001, he had been sent abroad by his company to work in countries such as Sudan, Ecuador, Iran, Syria and Iraq as chief manager for busi ness development. However, he faced great pressure, both from work and security problems. Mu said he had several narrow escapes from bomb attacks near his officeRead More →

eceiving treatment on his face. Sang, with long bloody scars on his cheek, mouth and nose, said that he was blessed to have survived the blast that happened just 100 meters away from him. “I was driving a car passing the explosion site and suddenly felt the car pushed away fiercely by a wave,” he said. According to rescue headquarters, more than 1,600 houses near the explosion site have been repaired, and the remaining houses that suffered slight damage, such as broken windows and doors, will be repaired in a week. Owners of houses beyo nd repair will get financial compensation or move to newly-establishedRead More →

Cao, the mayor of Yancheng, said on Sunday afternoon that repair work on schools damaged in the explosion was almost completed. Classes will resume on Monday. Parents of nearby primary schools and kindergartens received text messages that the schools wou ld reopen on Monday morning. Teachers and government workers had cleaned the classrooms and arranged the desks in order. Gu Wei, who works about 350 kilometers away from his home near the chemical plant, rushed home on hearing the news of the blast on Thursday. Concerned about safety, he se nt his 16-year-old son to a relative’s home in a nearby township soon after heRead More →