extreme pressure on the other, it will cause a legitimate counterattack. “The measures from us are not only to safeguard China’s own rights, b ut to protect the basic rules of the current multilateral trading mechanism,” Wang said. Wang made the remark in a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov during his visit to the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi. Experts warned that the rising US tariffs on Chinese imports risks a full-blown trade war, which will bring harm to both sides. Major Wall Street stock indexes declined more than 2 percent on Monday, followi ng China’s announcement of countermeasures inRead More →

co-fatherhood”, is based on a kinship ritual that is formed after a child gets baptized into the Roman Catholic faith. For the predominantly Catholic and close-knit Philippine society, the go dfather (known as the padrino) is part of one’s extended family and is expected to h elp and protect his godchild. The godchild is expected to respect and be loyal to the padrino. Bapakism is derived from the Indonesian word for “father”. When used in Indonesian business, bapakism demands great respect and obedience to one’s supe rior. The manager in his role as the company’s bapak is expected to look after and care for hisRead More →

Russia’s Investigative Committee says 41 people died in fiery airliner accident at Moscow airport. The Russian Superjet 100 was flying from Moscow to Murmansk when a fire broke out on board. Aeroflot Flight SU1492 ret urned to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, making a hard landing, news agency Interfax reported. “According to our data, more than 10 victims needed medical care,” Tass news agency quoted a source in the medical services as saying. Earlier, the regional emergency services reported six victims. The plane reportedly took off from the Sheremetyevo airport at 18:00 local time (1500 GMT) and made an emergency landing after circling over the Moscow regionRead More →

ce exchanges between their legislatures, political parties, youth, think tanks, media and local authorities to cement their people’s support for friendly bilateral ties. Bhandari said the joint building of the Belt and Road is a historic initiative and has an important global influence. The initiative has served as a good platform for Nepal-China cooperation, she said. The Nepali president expressed her congratulations on the 7 0th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and s aid it is admirable what the Chinese people have achieved under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. China is a true friend of Nepal, andRead More →

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 →

The call made by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, for more study of the May Fourth Movement, will help younger generations better understand the value of its spirit, observers said. Xi underlined the need to strengthen studies of the May Fourth Move ment and its spirit during a speech at the group study session of the Political Bureau of the C PC Central Committee on Friday, according to a news release issued on Saturday. This year is the 100th anniversary of the movement launch ed by young intellectuals and participated in by people from all walks of life.Read More →

Of the dead in the blasts, there are 35 foreigners, the police confirmed. Hospital sources had earlier said nine foreigners were among those killed while 13 others have been injured. Airline says flights continue despite curfew SriLankan Airlines is telling passengers boo ked on flights out of the country that they will be able to fly despite the curfew imposed. The carrier says in a statement that travelers on all airlines operating out of Bandaranai ke International Airport can access the airport by showing their tickets and passports at checkpoints. The airline says security has been tightened at the airp ort, and it advises passengersRead More →

Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) supervised the test-fire of a new tactical guided weapon, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Thursday. Kim “supervised and guided a test-fire of a new-type tactical guided weapon cond ucted by the Academy of Defense Science on Wednesday,” the KCNA reported. The design indexes of the weapon, with advantages of “the p eculiar mode of guiding flight and the load of a powerful warhead,” were “perfectly verified at the test-fire con ducted in various modes of firing at different targets,” the report said, giving no details of the weapon. “Tactical”Read More →

 them for the past 20-odd years,” she said.Currently, the zoo is busy preparing for the pandas’ travel back to China and trying its best to make them feel comfortable during the trip, Thomas added. Many zoo visitors lined up to say goodbye to the pandas, and wrote down their best wishes on cards and posted them on a friendship wall set up in front of the panda exhibition halls. The farewell celebration will run through April 27. The San Diego Zoo is globally recognized and a San Diego ic on by hosting more than 4 million guests each year. Late civil servant on ‘long march’Read More →

cting the Indonesian capital Jakarta with Bandung, is now under construction, after China and Indonesia signed an agreement in October 2015 to establish a joint venture to build and operate it. As a part of the Belt and Road Initiative projects in Indonesia, the high-speed railway is th e first to use China’s high-speed railway standards, technologies and equipment on a foreign line. It being constructed and operated by a China-Indonesia consortium of firms led by China Railway Corp an d Indonesian state-owned PT Wijaya Karya Tbk, and is to be funded mainly by loans from China Development Bank. The high-speed rail, the first ofRead More →