Economic relations between China and Cote d’Ivoire are set to deepen, as t
he latter became the first African country to co-host the 13th China International Small and Medium En
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Azoumana Moutaye, head of the country’s Ministry of National Entrepreneurshi
p, Handicrafts and Promotion of SMEs, said China and Cote d’Ivoire jointly organizing the interna
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Cote d’Ivoire, with a population of around 23 million, has become one of Africa’s most resurgent economies in recent ye
ars. Its economy will be the second-fastest growing in the world this year, as predicted by the International Monetary Fund.上海品茶微信女神会所
About 60 Ivorian enterprises led by Moutaye have participated in the exhibition, showcasing
and promoting their products in such industries as agriculture, communication, energy, construction and logistics.
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Another foreign co-host is India. Following Russia, it is the second BRICS country that is involved in organizing the fair.
Indian Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra hoped the fair would be上海品茶微信
tter promote the cooperation between Chinese and Indian SMEs and help them achieve more substantial results.
上海品茶微信女神会所Small and medium-sized companies play a big role in India’s economic development, as 95 percent of the country’s companies are SMEs.
During the fair, textiles, machinery and equipment, hardware and electrical appliances and other goods from 124 Indian firms will be displayed.
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aid Hou Kan, regional director of airport, passenger, cargo and security of IATA North Asia.
In the next 20 years, half the growth in the global aviation market will come from the Asia-Pacific region, which will accou
nt for 55 percent, while growth from China will account for 28 percent in the Asia-Pacific region, Hou said.
The fast-growing aviation market will add pressure to airport infrastructure.
Among the world’s top 100 largest airports, only four have the infrastr
ucture to satisfy the passenger volume growth in next five years, according to Hou.
Moreover, the traditional airline carriers will also be challenged by some nonavi
ation companies such as internet tech firms and logistics companies, according to Hou.
identify unwarranted certification items for abolition and list all certification items deemed ne
cessary. At the same time, work to establish a pre-commitment qualification system will be intensified.
“The reform of the qualification system is part and parcel of our efforts to build a credit-based society. Without a fully fledg
ed credit-based society, our business environment will not see significant improvements,” Li said.
It was decided at the meeting that the practice of pre-commitment of qualification will be piloted in 13 pro
vinces and municipalities, including Tianjin, Liaoning, Shanghai, Guangdong, Sichuan and Shaanxi, and in five mi
nistries－the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Justice, the Minist
ry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Transport.
insk and covering an area of 91.5 square kilometers, is the first special economic area in Bela
rus and the largest intergovernmental cooperation project between China and Belarus.
The industrial park is stepping up efforts to attract more global investors, with 43 companies registered by the end of February.
Among the 43 companies, 26 are from China, 10 from Belarus, and seven from other countries, like the United States and Ru
ssia. The companies have signed agreements to make total investments of more than $1 billion in the park.
The China-funded Djibouti International Free Trade Zone, which started construction in January 2017, opened on July 5, 2018.
Covering an area of 48.2 sq km, the zone is operated by a join
t venture with investment by Chinese enterprises, including China Merchan
ts Holdings and Dalian Port Corp Ltd, as well as the Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority.
More than 20 enterprises from the commerce, logistic, processing sectors have signed letters of intent to re
gister with the FTZ, as infrastructure in the first phase of the FTZ, which covers an area of 6 sq km, has been basically completed.
The FTZ is expected to become a crucial junction linking other African countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, and
make Djibouti, the small northeast African country, a marine logistics hub linking Africa, Asia and Europe.
the electronics industry for keeping tight wraps on product plans until it publicly launches them at
splashy events in Silicon Valley. The early announcement of AirPower, along with a wirelessly char
ed version of its AirPods headphones, was a break in that tradition. Apple released the updated AirP
ods last week, heightening speculation that the accompanying charging mat would come soon.
Daring Fireball, a website that covers Apple news, previously reported that Apple engineers h
ad issues with devices overheating on the AirPower pad. Apple declined to comment beyond its statement on the project.
Apple offered wireless charging in the iPhone in 2017, after many of its
rivals such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had offered the feature for several years. Whil
e rumors circulated that Apple might create its own unique wireless charging technology, the company instea
d chose to use a system that works with Qi, an open industry standard already in use by Samsung and others.
Apple shares did not move on the news, and shares of NXP Semiconductors and STMicro
electronics, two major suppliers of chips used in Qi systems, appeared to be unaffected also.
such an attitude. Any nation with very strong and rapid growth is always in a very difficu
lt position in public opinion because we are afraid about the strength of others,” he said.
“For example, we were afraid of cultural pressure from the United States in the 1960s, and 20 ye
ars later, we had the same feelings against Japan with its technological projects. Now, China is bac
k around the table of big nations. I think we have to accept that and not be afraid, but to discuss.”
Raffarin said the two countries are expected to close contracts and announce new projects. He also
said the dialogue between France and China could be very useful in forming a new vision for multilateralism in a changing world.
In addition to strong existing collaboration between France and China, including in the automotive, aviation and healthcare sectors, Raffarin said the most
important thing for the future of Sino-French relations is to identify third-country projects, such as the Hinkley Point C nu
clear power plant in the United Kingdom, which is jointly financed by China and France, as well as opportunities in Africa.