Month: April 2019

As the social sector plays a crucial role in the dev

elopment and popularization of sports, including winter sports, we sh

ould advocate and support its growth. Since the winter sports industry is part of the gene

ral sports industry, the expansion of the former automatically means the expansion of the latter.

Some local governments have used winning the bid to host the 2022 Winter Games as an in

spiration to popularize winter sports among children and youths. For example, some departments have

hosted various theme activities to spread knowledge about and attract more people to winter sports.

Since advancement in winter sports also signifies a country’s comprehensive sports s

trength, we should make concerted efforts to develop winter sports in China.

Zou Xinxian, director of Management School, Beijing Sport

University
The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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ledges at forum draw overseas experts’ praise

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 quality imports and state-of-the-art products.

“China will keep its commitments,” said Chua, who was attending the forum as a member of the Philippine business delegation.

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China is trying to address the concerns that have

been raised since the last Belt and Road Foru

two years ago. One of these concerns is the need for infrastructure proje

cts to be more responsive to the local circumstances of BRI member countries.”

Duncan Freeman, a research fellow at the EU-China Research Centre at the College of Euro

pe in Bruges, Belgium, said infrastructure is important for economic growth, so buildi

ng infrastructure and building connectivity and efficient infrastructure are important.

Jon Taylor, a professor of political science at the University of St. Tho

mas in Houston, Texas, in the United States, said Xi wants to convey a specific message: that C

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The Sheriff’s Department asked the public to remain c

 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.”

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Chen Zhongjie, general manager of Hongdong Fishe

a company based in Fujian province, said that as a private fishery company, it is difficult for it to o

btain loans for investing overseas, and his knowledge about overseas markets is limited.

Sinosure’s insurance services have helped Hongdong obtain financing and accelerated Hongdo

ng’s construction of a whole industrial chain fishery plant in Mauritania, where infrastructure was very poor.

“Chinese companies do invest in the fishing industry overseas, but ev

erybody faces different situations, including differences in policies, regulations and cul

tures,” Chen said. “Sinosure has given us a lot of information about investment destinations. Its insurance services have increas

ed our credit and helped us obtain financing from banks, which in turn has helped ensure the success of our project.”

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Bridge of dreams brings two halves together

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 linking the north and south of the bay, bu

t nothing came of them because of a lack of financing and technological difficulties,” said Wang Li

jun, vice-president of China Road and Bridge Corporation, which built the bridge.

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The Maputo-Katembe Bridge, opened in November after

 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 than the Maputo-Katembe Bridge,” Wang said.

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Xi’s speech draws positive reactions at Second Belt and Road

Editor’s note: President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing

on Friday.China is going to open much more as it did before f

or foreign investment, and this is quite important for the whole initiative.

Here is a collection of comments from foreign ministers, delegates, and reporters attending the forum.

President Xi offered a vision of the Belt and Road Initiative t

hat inspires confidence in us, especially as small island developing states.

Facing challenges such as global warming and lack of development

financing, we in the Caribbean region welcome the opportunities presented by the initiative.

President Xi must be commended for his visionary leadership an

d his boldness in offering a new path for a brighter and shared future.

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In terms of transportation methods, high-speed train is

 preferred by travelers for the four-day vacation. In most cases, it takes travelers under five hours to get to their destinations.

In addition Shanghai’s Disney theme park, Guangzhou’s Chimelong Safari Park and Cho

ngqing’s Hongyadong were predicted to be the hottest three tourist attractions on the Chinese mainland.

Two thousand years ago, the ancient Silk Road opened the door for Chengdu to connect with th

e rest of the world. Now, fueled by the Belt and Road Initiative, the city again stands at the forefront of ope

ning-up, developing its industries, creating value and making innovations on the global stage.

The first freight train from Luxembourg to Chengdu departed on April 4. The train, branded under the “China Railway Express” bann

er, passed through Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan, and then entered China through the Al

ashankou port in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The travel time, from start to finish, was 15 days.

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Thanks to Chengdu’s geographical advantages with

regard to the Belt and Road Initiative, local companies have linked to global markets more frequently. Companies that

used to lack the confidence to go global began taking the step. Companies that have had export business for years upg

raded their product structure and expanded their business to production capacity cooperation and technological export.

Chengdu Xinzhu Road and Bridge Machinery is a prime ex

ample. The company was founded as an infrastructure company, and its business has exp

anded to include new energy and railway traffic. In September 2018, the company’s production base at the China-Bela

rus Industrial Park in Minsk was launched to produce super capacitors used in buses. They’re the first high-tech manu

facturer to begin operation in the park. Before that, the company mainly exported parts used in roads and bridges’ construction.

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