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网站历史库(www.54zz.com):GT: In recent years, there has been a growing amount of investment from China in Sri Lanka. In what way do you think this investment could boost the economic growth of your country?Kodituwakku: The positive impact of foreign investment is known all over the world. For example, when China opened up 40 years ago, foreign investment came into this country. Today, China has become the second-largest economy in the world. Similarly, we can see the [positive] impact of such foreign investment. We expect foreign investment to create more employment and more income opportunities to enhance our export earnings and transfer advanced technology. Those are the things we expect from foreign investment.Violent incidents are flaring up in parts of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Thursday, as opposition leader, ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia was found guilty of a corruption charge and sentenced to five years in prison. Vandalism, explosion of bombs and detention of dozens of opposition personnel have also been reported in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country since Thursday morning. Several vehicles were smashed or set on fire in the capital. Amid tight security on Thursday afternoon, Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Court-5 in Dhaka delivered the 632-page verdict against the 72-year-old politician, who is head of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The verdict convicted her of transferring 21 million taka (252,203 US dollars) to her personal wallet from the charity "Zia Orphanage Trust." Shortly after the verdict, Zia was taken to a jail in Dhaka. In the politically significant case ahead of the next parliamentary elections slated for early 2019, the court also awarded 10 years of sentence to five others including Zia's son Tarique Rahman in the case with a fine of 21 million taka each (250,000 US dollars). The judge sentenced Zia to five-year imprisonment and said the term was reduced due to "her health and social status." The verdict aroused anger among many of the BNP party men, some of whom in the court started crying. Numerous incidents of violence and intimidation and clashes between supporters of BNP and law enforcers were reported across the country. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the main motive of the verdict is to keep Zia away from the upcoming election. Law Minister Anisul Huq told journalists that Zia could appeal to the Supreme Court against the verdict. He said the apex court will decide whether she can contest the next national election slated for early next year. Ahead of her graft case verdict, Zia on Wednesday once again pleaded not guilty in the charge. She said political vendettas are to blame for the cases against her and her son. Zia in her 35 years of political career went to the jail several times but never due to conviction. Zia was made vice-chairperson of BNP in 1981 after the assassination of her husband and former president Ziaur Rahman. She became the chairperson of the party in 1984, a post she is holding still today. Thousands of her supporters took to the streets of the capital ahead of the verdict on Thursday. Police in Dhaka fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up large crowds who joined a convoy of Zia heading to a court in the old part of the capital city on Thursday morning. The motorcade of Zia moved almost at snail's pace on the way to the court as her supporters gathered on a key road. Paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) soldiers were deployed in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country to thwart any untoward incident centering the verdict. Bangladeshi police have imposed an indefinite ban on meetings, processions and rallies in the capital from Sunday evening, a step the opposition described as an attempt to mute dissenting voices. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League (AL) party, which rose to power with a landslide election victory in early 2009 and won its second term in 2014, now eyes for the third consecutive victory. The AL is facing challenges from Zia's BNP, which boycotted the 2014 elections. Some 21 parties including Zia's BNP boycotted the parliament elections in 2014 as Hasina did not heed their demand for a non-party caretaker government to hold the polls. BNP has been demanding parliament polls under a non-party government.幸运飞艇下载。


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday suggested closer alignment of China's Belt and Road Initiative with Indonesia's development strategy. During his meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in Beijing, Li called on both sides to promote cooperation in key areas such as infrastructure to achieve more results. As major developing countries, China and Indonesia share broad common interests in safeguarding regional peace and promoting common development, said Li. China attaches great importance to developing relations with Indonesia and is ready to enhance high-level exchanges between the two sides, he said. China is willing to take the opportunity of the 15th anniversary of the establishment of China-ASEAN strategic partnership to promote China-ASEAN relations to a new level, said Li. Retno voiced satisfaction over the outcomes of the development of Indonesia-China relations. She said Indonesia hopes to strengthen high-level exchanges with China, expand economic and trade cooperation, and deepen people-to-people exchanges. Indonesia will work with China to advance the construction of the high-speed rail link connecting its capital Jakarta with Bandung, said Retno. She also welcomed China to participate in the construction of Indonesia's three economic corridors in North Sulawesi, North Sumatra and North Kalimantan, the provinces closest to the Maritime Silk Road.极速赛车开奖While Chinese Internet-related IPOs have been getting high valuations in overseas markets, domestic regulators shouldn't forget the dotcom bubble of the late 1990s. Any repeat of that spectacular boom and bust may backfire and overshadow the development of China's Internet sector.Despite the robust increase in US stock markets this year, shares of some newly listed Chinese companies performed poorly. According to data provider Dealogic, 16 Chinese companies debuted on the US stock markets this year, and 10 are currently trading below their IPO prices, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The report singled out Chinese online lender Qudian Inc as the worst performer, with the shares down 46 percent as of the Friday close compared with its October IPO.Most of the struggling US-listed Chinese companies are from the Internet sector. Although they commanded high valuations in the overseas market, their performance reflects the risks of a bubble in China's Internet sector, which may burst.Chinese Internet companies are burning cash at a furious pace. Some of them offer huge subsidies to customers in the hope that their competitors will fail before they themselves run out of cash. Others just pour massive amounts into the seemingly promising sharing economy, artificial intelligence or other advanced technology sectors, where profits have yet to emerge. Similar to the dotcom bubble, Chinese Internet companies are also trying to convince investors that profit is no longer important. Bubbles may be inevitable in the Internet sector. New technology often takes a long period of high investment to generate a profit. But ultimately, a company either has to make a profit - or not. Without a sound business model, it is just a matter of time until cash-burning companies encounter liquidity problems, triggering a burst in the bubble.It is not just profligate start-ups that will bear the brunt of any such bust. The whole Internet sector in China will suffer a major setback from any such collapse as it may be harder for the industry to attract new investment, which will hamper its development.With the Internet Plus initiative vital for China's economic restructuring, the nation's policymakers should keep a careful watch on bubble risks and act to prevent bubbles from popping. If the sector squanders too much money, it will backfire, a threat that calls for strengthened regulatory governance over the Internet sector.The author is a reporter with the Global Times. bizopinion@globaltimes.com.cn。

Indian police Friday said they have launched a major manhunt to track down the country's sole happiness minister, a suspect in a murder case. Lal Singh Arya, the minister for happiness in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, has been missing since early this week after a local court ordered his arrest in connection with the murder of an opposition politician in 2009, police said. "The 53-year-old minister is missing. We have formed special teams that are looking for him. We are hopeful of arresting him and producing him in the court by Tuesday, which is the next date of hearing in the murder case," a senior police official said. Madhya Pradesh, ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party, is the only state in India to have a happiness minister to boost the wellbeing of its citizens. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has been heading the state government for the past 12 years, is now mulling whether to drop from his Cabinet the accused minister, who also holds the portfolio of five other ministries, highly placed sources said. The minister has denied any involvement in the murder case and insists he is innocent.。,。,。极速赛车开奖。

Turkish Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the Dutch parliament's motion of recognizing Armenian "genocide" under Ottoman Empire in 1915, a term Ankara has all along rejected to describe this controversial event. "We strongly condemn the decision of the Netherlands' House of Representatives today to recognize the 1915 events as genocide," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a written statement released late Thursday. Dutch parliament's decision is "baseless," while Turkey's position regarding 1915 events is based on historical facts and principle of law, the statement said. Armenians have long sought international recognition for the large-scale casualties happened during Ottoman era as genocide, which they say left some 1.5 million of their people dead. Turkey denies the alleged Armenian "genocide" but acknowledges that there were casualties on both sides during World War I, describing the event as "a tragedy for both side." The parliament's move came amid strained relations between Turkey and Netherlands. The Dutch Foreign Ministry formally withdrew its ambassador to Turkey on Feb. 5, who has been physically barred from the country for almost a year, since a diplomatic row over Turkey's referendum rally in March 2017.¥…*·,,,Chinese scientists have mapped the world's first single-cell mouse cell atlas (scMCA). The research, by a team from Zhejiang University, was published Friday in the Cell journal. Evaluation experts from the journal said the research was of significance to the construction of the single-cell human cell atlas. The scientists analyzed more than 400,000 single cells of mice using Microwell-seq, a high-throughput and low-cost scRNA-seq platform developed by the team, led by Guo Guoji. Guo said the technology would bring a methodological revolution to cell detection, taxonomy and identification. Conventional technology for genetic sequencing analyzes cells group by group, and the specificity of each single cell may be neglected. However, the scMCA mapped by Microwell-Seq can clearly present the differentiation, lesion and senescence of each single cell. In recent years, single-cell sequencing technology has been widely used in the detection of tumor cells and prenatal diagnosis of embryonic cells.。


President Donald Trump's budget is mostly fan fiction for Republicans. The administration is calling for big cuts to non-military programs in its $4.4 trillion budget for 2019. The two-year spending deal unveiled earlier this month effectively dooms the plan, though it may offer a blueprint for GOP budget hawks. Infrastructure, meanwhile, offers one hope of bipartisan dealmaking.The president's proposal includes $716 billion for defense spending in the fiscal year that begins on October 1, a hefty 13 percent above the Pentagon's budget in the year that ended on September 30, 2017. It also includes an $18 billion request for a border wall over the next two years, as well as funding for more immigration-enforcement officers and border-patrol agents. At the same time, the plan nods to fiscal conservatives with a call to reduce the deficit by more than $3 trillion over the coming decade.It proposes to pull off this trick with sweeping domestic-spending cuts. The plan would shrink the Environmental Protection Agency's budget by 34 percent. Base funding for the State Department and US Agency for International Development would be squeezed by 26 percent. In the longer term, healthcare programs for the poor and elderly would be slashed.No such belt-tightening is really on the cards, though. Presidential budgets are starting points for negotiations within Congress, which controls the purse strings. Earlier this month, lawmakers agreed to boost spending caps by nearly $300 billion over the next two years as part of a deal to avoid a government shutdown. Yet with the deficit set to rise sharply, the president's proposal could offer a template for fiscally conservative Republicans to use in the future.The president has higher chances of getting traction with his infrastructure proposal. The budget formally unveiled a scheme to deploy $200 billion in federal funds to spur state, local and private players, and generate $1.5 trillion in total investment over a decade. It also seeks to streamline such things as environmental approvals for new projects.Both parties favor more infrastructure investment in principle, but differ greatly over means. Any fresh taxes or borrowing will be anathema to most Republicans. Democrats want a higher share of federal funding, and may hesitate to hand the president another legislative victory before November's congressional elections. Yet unlike most of the budget, Trump's infrastructure ideas might at least provide a basis for the start of serious dealmaking in Congress.The author is Christopher Beddor, a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The article was first published on Reuters Breakingviews. bizopinion@globaltimes.com.cnSpending by Chinese tourists in Australia has hit an all-time high, a major tourism study said on Tuesday. The International Visitor Survey (IVS) revealed that Chinese tourists spent 7.75 billion US dollars in Australia in the 12 months to the end of September 2017. China was the second biggest source of international visitors to Australia with 1.33 million people, trailing only New Zealand with 1.35 million. In total, more than eight million tourists visited Australia in the 12-month period, staying a total of 268 million nights in the country and spending a record 31 billion US dollars. Steve Ciobo, Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, said that much of the growth in Australia's tourism sector was being driven by visitors from Asia, including China, India and other countries and regions. "The Turnbull Coalition Government is working to maximise the potential of China -- Australia's fastest growing and most valuable inbound tourism market -- to create new Australian jobs," Ciobo said. Chinese and Australian officials announced that 2017 is the China-Australia Year of Tourism. An open capacity aviation agreement between Australia and China and significant visa reform have contributed to the 13 percent growth in spend by Chinese visitors. Eight new aviation routes between the two countries are expected to be opened within the next 12 months. "Another market that has seen consistent growth is the United States, with visitors and spending both growing by 40 percent over the last three years," Ciobo said. "Youth travellers to Australia are also growing strongly with a 10 percent increase in spend in the year ending September 2017," he added. New South Wales benefited most from international tourism with 7.85 billion US dollars spent in the state, a 12 percent increase on the previous year.。

The sinking of the Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea in January, an event whose environmental impact is still being assessed, will prompt greater regulatory transparency to provide public access to information about all possible risks from oil pollution. More importantly, the incident can be a much-needed wake-up call for China to work with its neighbors to develop an effective emergency preparedness system for marine pollution incidents. The Iranian-owned Sanchi tanker, which carried 136,000 tons of condensate, a light version of crude oil, sunk in mid-January after burning for several days after colliding with a Hong Kong-registered freighter carrying grain. Several oil slicks were found near the site of the disaster, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said in a statement shortly after the sinking, which occurred in the waters among three countries - China, Japan and South Korea.The Chinese government has sought to keep the public up to date on the incident, with the SOA having issued more than 40 statements since January 12 regarding its response to the event. The statements have tracked the oil spill and the slicks found in waters around the collision site. But these statements don't seem to have done enough to allay public concerns about the potential impact on fisheries in the area, which is believed to be a major spawning ground for many edible ocean species. "Concerns are growing about the potential impact on key fishing grounds and sensitive marine ecosystems off Japan and South Korea, which lie in the projected path of the oil [Sanchi leaked into water]," Reuters reported in late January, citing the UK's National Oceanography Centre. Such concerns should prompt stricter scrutiny of aquatic products that China imports from Japan and South Korea.Without readily available official information about the monitoring of fisheries in the waters near the site, the incident could also deal a blow to China's traditional fishing grounds as Chinese people become increasingly wary of food safety. It's important for the relevant authorities to improve communication with domestic fishing fleets as well as those of other countries that are operating near the site of the accident. Also, there should be enhanced information exchange among the governments and regulators of China and other affected countries. That information should be made publicly available to quash rumors.Considering that oil spills, which in Sanchi's case could spread to three countries, involve many parties, it is important for China and its neighbors to have an effective emergency preparedness system to minimize any losses - not just economic ones but more importantly those affecting the environment.The author is a reporter with the Global Times. bizopinion@globaltimes.com.cnNorth Korea's top leader Kim Jong-un inviting South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang is a positive signal for peace on the Korean Peninsula but the US attitude remains a key barrier to the mediation process, Chinese experts said Saturday. Kim invited Moon for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said Saturday, setting the stage for the first summit of South and North Korean leaders in more than a decade, Reuters reported.The personal invitation from Kim was delivered by his younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, during talks and a lunch Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, Reuters reported.Kim Jong-un wanted to meet Moon "at an early date" and Moon said "let's create conditions to make it happen," Blue House spokesperson Kim Eui-kyeom told a news briefing. A Blue House official said Moon "practically accepted" the invitation, Reuters reported."This is a great signal," Zheng Jiyong, director of the Center for Korean Studies at Fudan University, told the Global Times on Saturday. "In the past two years, the situation on the peninsula has been intense and all parties have been looking for ways to eliminate the factors that might trigger a war," he said."The interactions in the past month have been effective in relieving the tense situation and the possibility of war, and the peninsula mediation finally saw a positive beginning," Zheng said.High-level dialogue between the two Koreas was held in January. During the first inter-Korean talks in over two years, North Korea agreed to send athletes, cheerleaders and artists as well as a high-ranking delegation to the Winter Games, the Xinhua News Agency reported."The actions North Korea has been taking around the Winter Olympic Games show that it wants to be the dominant side in the process of mediation," Lü Chao, a research fellow with the Liaoning Academy of Social Sciences, told the Global Times on Saturday.North Korea has been under great pressure and so it might consider South Korea as the most vulnerable link in international society to break through the UN sanctions, Zheng said."It is very likely Moon will visit Pyongyang as that caters to Moon's personal faith and South Korea's desire to resolve its economic and security dilemmas," Lü said. "Considering the current situation, North Korea might also postpone its nuclear tests."There has been no such summit in a decade. Late South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun met Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang in 2007, the second summit between the two Koreas after late South Korean president Kim Dae-jung met Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang in 2000.Washington will not warm to friendly interactions between the two Koreas, analysts noted."It is out of US control… After the Games, when and how South Korea and the US restart joint drills could show how much Donald Trump wants Moon to be tough again with North Korea," Zheng said.If Moon wants less barriers and pressure from the US, it will be necessary for him to seek out China and Russia as well as overcome domestic conservatives' opposition toward improving relations with the North, Zheng noted.Newspaper headline: Invite a positive signal: experts。


The 2017 China Marine Economy Expo in South China's Guangdong Province saw the signing of deals and plans worth 90.1 billion yuan ($13.6 billion). The expo, held from December 14 to 17 in Zhanjiang, attracted 421,000 visitors, and the transaction volume saw growth of 105 percent from last year's expo.快乐十分红包群Pakistani Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan told the Senate on Monday that a contingent of troops to be sent to Saudi Arabia will not take part in current conflicts in Yemen but will have advisory and training role. The defense minister made the remarks during a policy statement in the upper house of the parliament after the opposition sought details of the government's plan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia. "Pakistani troops being dispatched to Saudi Arabia are only meant for imparting training to Saudi Arabia security personnel instead of entangling in Yemen conflicts," he said. The defense minister said the contingent will have strength of over 1,000 troops of all ranks and will be dispatched shortly. He said currently around 1,600 Pakistani troops are on deputation in Saudi Arabia. "The prime minister has approved deputing additional Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia for training and advisory purposes," he said, adding the assistance being rendered to Saudi Arabia is a continuation of the on-going support and within the confines of joint parliamentary resolution of April 2015. The Pakistani army had also said earlier in a statement that the new contingent and Pakistani troops already in Saudi Arabia will not be employed outside the country.The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday to roll back "net neutrality" rules adopted in 2015 that required Internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally. In a 3-to-2 vote along party lines, the FCC reversed what it called in a statement "heavy-handed utility-style regulation of broadband Internet access service" which "reduced Internet service provider (ISP) investment in networks, as well as hampered innovation, particularly among small ISPs serving rural consumers." At the same time, it restores the classification of broadband Internet access service as an "information service" and reinstates the classification of mobile broadband Internet access service as a private mobile service, the FCC statement said. Under the rules adopted in 2015 under President Barack Obama, Internet service providers were not allowed to block or degrade access to legal content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices. The rules also banned the establishment of fast and slow Internet lanes in order to favor certain online content over others. Over the past two years, AT&T Inc. and other broadband providers have challenged the net neutrality rules in court. Michael Beckerman, president and CEO of Internet Association, a trade association that represents Internet companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook, opposed the FCC's repeal of the Obama-era rules, saying "relying on ISPs to live up to their own 'promises' is not net neutrality and is bad for consumers." "There is little competition in the broadband service market -- more than half of all Americans have no choice in their provider -- so consumers will be forced to accept ISP interference in their online experience," Beckerman said. "This is in stark contrast to the websites and apps that make up Internet Association, where competition is a click away and switching costs are low." Beckerman said his group is currently weighing its legal options in a lawsuit against the new decision. Jonathan Spalter, CEO of the industry group USTelecom, however, welcomed the move. "Today, the future of our open, thriving internet has been secured," Spalter said in a statement. "America's broadband providers... will have renewed confidence to make the investments required to strengthen the nation's networks and close the digital divide, especially in rural communities."。