orts and exports rebounded sharply in March, reaching 9.6 percent higher than March 2018. S o, overall trade grew by 3.7 percent year-on-year in the quarter despite low growth rates in January and Febru ary. Exports of electrical and mechanical products, which are higher value added, grew by 5.4 percent in the qua rter. And, private sector trade grew 9.9 percent, far more than the overall growth rate. I am worried to see that total investment in real estate grew by 11.8 per cent year-on-year. Having lived through the 2008 finan cial crisis in the United States, I’m wary of continued high investment in realRead More →

igations into the source of the vaccines to find out whether they were fake vaccines or smuggled in from overseas. The HPV 9-valent vaccine, only officially available at Boao Super Hospital in the Boao Lech eng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone in Hainan since May last year, was developed for women bet ween the ages of 16 and 26 to deal with diseases like cervical cancer caused by nine types of HPV. The Boao pilot zone is the first place on the Chinese mainlan d allowed to import HPV 9-valent vaccines and other drugs without ne eding central government permission, in line with the nineRead More →

 in Escondido. Their conditions have not been disclosed so far. A spokesperson for Palomar Medical Center confirmed they received four patients, declining to give any more details. The synagogue was hosting a Passover holiday celebratio n at 11 a.m. on Saturday, according to a post on its Facebook page. A large group of congregants had gathered behind the temple following the shooting, said Sgt. Aaron Meleen of the San D iego County Sheriff’s Department. It was unclear so far how many people were attending services. Some children were initially reported missing, he said, but they have been found. “As you can imagine, it was anRead More →

ancing needs, sustainable development and debt sustainability, according to Finance Minister Liu Kun. “We will build a high-standard and high-quality financing system to s upport long-term and sustainable BRI investment while preventing debt risks,” Liu said. He suggested promoting financing cooperation for projects in third-party countries, equity investment and attracting more private funding. Enhancing debt and risk management is a key consideration for deepening BRI financi ng cooperation, said Yi Gang, governor of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank. “The debt issue in developing countries should be treated objective ly. If debt growth is accompanied by infrastructure improvement, enhancement of people’s liveliho odsRead More →

mote the building of the Asia-Pacific free trade zone and maintain the multilateral trading system. He said China and Latin American countries should support each other, make full use of their complementary advantages and achieve win-win cooperation. The two sides should pursue comm on development and jointly build a community with a shared future for China and Latin America, Xi added. The Chilean president said the Belt and Road Initiative, put forward by Xi, has show n the glorious history of the ancient Silk Road and promoted exchanges between different cultures in the new era. Chile supports the building of the Belt and Road, andRead More →

 public remarks made by Xi from September 2013 to July 2018. Since Xi proposed the BRI in 2013, he has spoken about the initiative on many occasions. The discourses have provided guidance for the country to develop international cooperation, i mprove global economic governance and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. Russia – There is no alternative to the peaceful solution of nuclear and other issues on the Korean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, follow ing a meeting with top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un. Russia, for its part, is readyRead More →

 back to the US government’ s military occupation of the Philippines in the 1890s. Christ opher J. Coyne, a professor at George Mason University in the United States sai d in the book Tyranny Comes Home that under the leadership of Ralph Van Deman, the father of US military int elligence, the American occupier established an advanced monitoring agency at the time to suppress rebels and dissidents. In May 1917, Vanderman took charge of the Military Intelligence Section ( MIS), a similar surveillance facility in the United States, and which would eventually evo lve into the US National Security Agency (NSA). In 1955, the UnitedRead More →

ion determines economic growth. Even though it will take some time, the large number of people i n BRI-related economies will ultimately prove the potential for economic development in those countries. Ma Yu, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperatio n, said the BRI provides a new impetus for the recovery of the world economy. The improvement in infra structure, and digital-related manufacturing brought by the BRI will restore the development capacity of the worl d economy and bring new opportunities for the partnership between Chinese and local companies. Also on Monday, the Office of the Leading Group for PromotingRead More →

service consumption accounting for 47.7 percent, up 1.4 percentage points year-on-year . Meanwhile, sluggish auto consumption dragged the whole consumption growth. The continuous decline of auto consumption has become a key for stabilizing this year’s consumption, said Liu Xiaoguang, a resear cher at the National Academy of Development and Strategy at Renmin University of China. Mao Shengyong, spokesperson for the National Bureau of Statistics, recently said t hat based on March data, auto production fell, however, the drop was narrowing. The National Development and Reform Commission was reportedly considering a sl ew of new measure to boost spending on automobiles, home appliances and consum erRead More →

med it was behind the horrific attacks. Yet whoever the perpetrators, the attacks on innoc ent people should be condemned in the strongest terms, and those responsible arrested and punished. Since Sri Lanka has been facing some political and e conomic problems, and increasingly acute social conf licts for the past few years, the attacks seem to reveal not just sectarian disputes but also cer tain people’s dissatisfaction with the situation in the island nation, and the rest of South Asia. The motive behind the attacks could be helplessness and desperation of certain sections of Muslims in South Asia. The rise of Islamic extremism hasRead More →