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 →

 The suspect of Saturday’s synagogue shooting in San Diego, C alifornia, has been identified as 19-year-old John Earnest, authorities said. The suspect has no prior contact with law enforcement, said San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore. Authorities are aware of an online manifesto that Earnest wrote, and are looking into digital evidence and checking the authenticity of the document, according to Gore. “We are serving search warrants for the suspect’s home, car and the Ch abad of Poway,” he said, adding that officials are checking Earnest’s possible involvement in the arson and vandalism of mosque in Escondido, a city northeast of downtown San Diego. shlf999.cnRead More →

The international community has hailed President Xi Jinping’s call on Friday to ease mar ket access for foreign capital and increase imports so that opening-up reaches a higher level. Xi said in his keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing that the purpose of bu ilding the Belt and Road is to achieve win-win cooperation and common development. China will increase its imports of goods and services and will further lower its tariff rates, Xi said. Francis Chua, chairman emeritus of the Philippine Chamber of Comm erce and Industry, noted Xi’s emphasis on qualityRead More →

Beijing’s municipal government has built bridges between Chinese co mpanies and countries associated with the Belt and Roa d Initiative in recent years and plans to enlarge its communication in more fields in the future. Xiong Jiuling, head of Beijing’s Foreign Affairs Office, said the capital w ill make greater efforts in nongovernmental exchange programs this year by enh ancing cooperation in commerce, technology, culture, education and urban management with other nations. “We will employ better arrangements and methods to coordinat e different departments to realize our target without increasing government spending,” she said. www.shlf234.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 →

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 →

 four years of construction, is part of the Maputo Bridge and Link Roads project built by CRBC. It is 187 kilometers long and s erves as an arterial highway that directly links Maputo to the border with South Africa, to the south. CRBC mainly undertakes contracting, investment and infrastructure pro jects, including roads, bridges, ports and railways, and has operations stretching ac ross more than 60 countries and regions in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. “China Road and Bridge Corporation has a wealth of experience in building bridges of the highest quality, including many brid ges in China that presented even tougher challenges thanRead More →

ed our heart. I have the same feeling about world development. The speech really firms our belief in a more intercon nected and mutually developed world. China’s policy of persisting in reform and opening up is an inspiring polic y to the world. It will build so many bridges of mutual development for the belt and road region. China is going to main tain a friendly and peaceful development attitude, and it will help the Belt & Road countries to get investment wit h high quality. Also, President Xi really showed us a new model of development and investment, focusing on s ustainable development, greenRead More →

 of travel plan changes, as many choose new destinations a short or medi um distance away instead of suburban trips, said Feng Rao, data research center mana ger of Mafengwo, a major online travel service provider and tourist information-sharing platform in China. Travel plans to Sanya, Luoyang and Enshi, three Chinese tourist cities, grew most rapidly — by 15.4 %, 13.6% and 11.6% respectively — due to the extended holiday, according to a report from Mafengwo. With a new railway operating plan put into use from April 10 offeri ng more high-speed train routes, high-speed train trips are easier and more convenient. Take Luoyang inRead More →

Themed “Belt and Road, Shared Future,” the sixth session of Vision China, a series of talks h osted by China Daily, will be held at Beijing Language and Culture University in Beijing on April 27. The event coincides with the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation to be held in Beijing on April 25 – 27. With the theme of “Belt and Road Cooperation, Shaping a Brighter Shared Fu ture,” the second BRF aims to bring about high-quality cooperation under the BRI framework. At Vision China, four Belt and Road experts, including Zhao Baige, chairwoman of the Advisory Committee of t he BeltRead More →