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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

上海品茶微信女神会所terprises Fair that takes place in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, from Oct 10 to 27.

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

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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.

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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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As time goes on, the global 上海后花园女神会所market will tilt

t toward the Asi上海后花园女神会所region, where India’s market size ranking will rise to the third spot from seventh in the world and Indonesia’s to fifth from tenth, s

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.

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“It’s quite unusual for FedEx to reroute all four par

cels by mistake. If they did, they will be held responsible for contract infringement,” sai

d Yin Shaocheng, an associate professor of law at Capital University of Economics and Business.

Huawei was among the Chinese tech companies recently entered on

to the US’ Entity List which bans US companies from selling components and software to them.

Vice-Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen said there is no need to over-interpret the cas

e, since “foreign companies will be investigated when possible violations occur in accordance with Ch

inese laws”. Wang said China always protects the legitimate interests of foreign investors.

The strength of China’s economy is propelling its cities toward

s greater prominence on the global stage, a report has shown.

China is gaining ground on both Europe and North America as its impro

vement in performance and potential outpace those of Western cities, accordin

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The meeting highlighted the importance of strengthen

 innovative capabilities as well as opening-up and cooperation in this regard, and called for improving the services and

environment for opening-up and cooperation so that development is promoted through opening-up, inn

ovation is advanced through reforms and win-win results are achieved through cooperation, it said.

Tough and newly emerging problems should be resolved through deepening reforms, the statement said, adding that the

capability of dealing with challenges and preventing risks should be intensified.

The meeting required Shanxi province, a coal-abundant area in North Ch

ina, to conduct pilot reforms in its energy industry and take the lead in the whole cou

ntry in areas such as promoting clean and low-carbon energy use and enhancing innovatio

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The traditional family model of the man bringing hom

the bacon and the woman looking after the family doesn’t seem to have changed much eve

n today. As a result, Chinese mothers still shoulder most of the responsibilities of raising kids.

In the absence of fathers, mothers are more likely to pay greater attention to their kids and their

education. This could not only prevent the children from learning life skills, but also make them bur

dens for their mothers. And the greater the burden they become, the more their mothers would be stressed out.

Yet such anxiety could be easily shared by, if not transferred to, other family members. A highly emotional yet anxious moth

er is more likely to make a wrong decision about her child’s education, which in turn could have a negative imp

act not only on the child’s healthy growth but also the health of the mother and the husband-wife relationship.

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The meeting on Sunday decided on further steps to

 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.

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Urgency rises for tackling hazardous wastesipate after

The deadly blast at a chemical plant in Jiangsu province last month that left 78 dead clearly hig

hlights the urgent need to properly handle hazardous waste management in the country.

As central authorities tighten management by revising laws and issuing detailed

policies to support hazardous waste treatment, experts are calling for mandating

that facilities to process such waste be built in all chemical industry parks nationwide.

The explosion occurred on March 21 in Xiangshui county, Yanch

eng, at a Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical Co Ltd plant. The accident also injured more than 600.

The State Council, China’s Cabinet, set up an investigation

group and the probe into the cause of the blast is ongoing.

Multiple sources have suggested that the casual handling of hazard

ous chemical waste produced by the company could be a cause of the deadly blast.

China Chemical Industry News reported that the blast originated at

the company’s hazardous waste storage facility, citing a source close to the investigation group.

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The China-Belarus Industrial Park, located 25 km from Mi

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.

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The announcement was a rare move for Apple, known in

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.

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It is not the first time in our European history to have suc

 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.

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