gic nature of the China-Italy relations in the long term, and comp
rehensively elevate the level of their mutually beneficial cooperation, Xi said.
China is willing to enhance high-level guidance with the Italian side, respect each other
‘s major concerns, jointly build the Belt and Road, explore cooperation with third parties, boost cu
ltural exchanges and local-level cooperation, and strengthen popular support for bilateral relations, Xi said.
The Chinese president stressed that in recent years, China’s National People’s Congress and the Italian Senate have established a regular exchange mechanism.
China supports the two countries’ legislative bodies to carry out multi-level, wide-ranging and multi-channel exch
anges and cooperation, and share successful experience on major issues such as legislative supe
rvision, state governing, national economy and the people‘s livelihood, on the basis of mutual respect and mutual learning, Xi said.
ion with affected areas remains limited. On Monday, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said that “everyth
ing indicates that we can have a record of more than 1,000 dead” — a figure that some experts now believe could be conservative.
The mortuary at the central hospital in Beira “is full and dozens of bodies need to be
removed and handled in a dignified way,” according to IFRC. Beira is still flooded, which makes it impossible to bury bodies, IFRC said.
It is premature to say how many people have died while affected areas remain i
naccessible, Stephen Fonseca, regional forensics manager at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), told CNN.
On Friday morning ICRC set up a new base in Chimoio, near the border with Zimbabw
e. Fonseca said identifying victims is “a monumental task” that will take months or years rather than days or weeks.
”The agony of not knowing what happened to your loved one in a disaster like Cyclone Idai is
indescribable,” Diane Araujo, an ICRC delegate deployed to Beira, said in a statement Friday.
ment plan should fit with national strategies in development, security and the milita
ry, and should integrate their current and future needs to pursue sustainable, consistent growth.
Xi insisted on the military understanding the determination and intention of the Party’s leadership, exerting itself to en
hance combat preparedness and firmly safeguarding China’s sovereignty, safety, development interests, and social stability.
He also instructed the military to support the country’s economic and social development, environmental endeavors and d
isaster and accident relief work. It should also play its part in poverty alleviation, he added.
Governments at all levels should, in turn, support the military’s work, make appropriate arrangements for veterans’ empl
oyment, take good care of military retirees with physical difficulties and the family members of military personnel, and s
upport the military’s efforts to withdraw from all its commercial activities, Xi said.
sic NBA games will be offered to nearly 700 million consumers acr
oss Alibaba’s platforms, including leading B2C marketplace Tmall, social commerce des
tination Taobao, video-streaming platform Youku and browser and content platform UC.
The original programming will cover a wide range of popular basketball and cultural topics, including game predi
ctions, fashion, sneakers, and memorabilia. The content will be available throughout the regular season, NBA
All-Star, the NBA Playoffs and The Finals, bringing the latest NBA trends and news through various interactive fo
rmats, such as short videos and livestreaming by celebrities and influencers.
The NBA and Alibaba will also provide business partners with r
obust marketing solutions to promote their products and brands across Alibaba’s platforms.
Despite China’s ongoing trade war with the United States, Guangdong province, an economic powerhouse, has found new ways to attain sustainable economic development.
In addition to the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, which helped the province maintain its strong growth momentum, inn
ovation in science and technology was the key to sustainable economic growth last year, Wang Ruijun, director-general of
the provincial Department of Science and Technology, told local media recently.
Wang said the provincial government spared no effort to promote innovation after President X
i Jinping urged Guangdong to further develop its innovative industries during last year’s tw
o sessions – the annual meetings of China’s top legislature and advisory body.
Wang said Guangdong has invested more than 4 billion yuan ($593 million) to help build seven provi
ncial-level laboratories and 72 other major scientific research projects to support economic development.
It has also actively integrated its scientific and technological development into the country’s de
velopment plan for major scientific and technological projects, while building the Guangdong-H
ong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Innovation Center of Science and Technology, he said.
NEW YORK – Residents’ opposition, labor shortage, and technology transfer difficulties are the three main reasons why manuf
acturing companies like Foxconn could not move back to the United States easily, industry insiders and analysts have said.
Being built on a vast 2,800 acres of land in the US State of Wisconsin, the Foxconn plant project is dubbed by US President Donald Trum
p as the “eighth wonder of the world” for the scale of investment, the number of new jobs it promises to brin
g in, and the hundreds of upstream and downstream manufacturing companies that potentially would follow suit.
The company, which makes products for Apple, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, among others, in 2017 signed a contract w
ith Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation for the display screen plant worth $10 billion.
According to the contract, Foxconn will build a 21.5-million-square-foot (20-square-k
ilometer) manufacturing campus and hire about 13,000 local workers, and Wisconsin promised to prov
ide an incentive package worth about $4 billion, the largest subsidy offered to a foreign company in US history.
The project moved fast, but problems soon followed. In what local officials describ
ed as the “Foxconn pace,” the plant broke ground in June and soon caused considerable controversy.