China and Africa discuss governance and development in Pretoria

A train rolls in at the Mombasa Terminus of the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway. [Photo/Xinhua] An international conference on country governance and socio-economic development in China and Africa was held in Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa, on Tuesday. More than 200 representatives from key research institutions, policymaking departments, and enterprises from both China…

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Beijing to boost accessibility for disabled people

A volunteer helps a man using a wheelchair to board a bus in this file photo on Sept 2, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua] Beijing aims to become more accessible for seniors and the disabled. The move is part of the city’s three-year action plan to help people with disabilities to live and work better in the city,…

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Government policy helps transport hub go places

Guangdong’s coastal city of Zhanjiang has become an increasingly attractive investment destination, said its executive vice-mayor Cao Xing. The credit for this, he said, goes to the city’s location, resources and business environment being better known to the world. Cao made the remarks during an investment promotion meeting following the groundbreaking of BASF’s mega-sized integrated…

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Chinese-made trains transform Cuba’s transportation

Cuba’s first passenger train made by CMC pulls out of Havana, Cuba, on July 13. [Photo/Agencies] HAVANA – Cuban engineer Jose Gordillo, who travels to the central Cuban city of Ciego de Avila from time to time to visit his elderly parents, now finds his trip more convenient and comfortable with new Chinese-built trains. “For…

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Overseas businesspeople urged to get involved in BRI

Workers walk along a steel girder at a construction site of the China-Laos Railway, a Belt and Road project, in Pu’er, Yunnan province, in April. [QIN QING / XINHUA] A senior official on Sunday encouraged overseas entrepreneurs to get more involved in the country’s signature Belt and Road Initiative as they seek to tap foreign…

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High time HK declared state of emergency to end anarchy

There are two ideal, realistic and expedient possible scenarios for Asia’s cosmopolitan “Pearl of the Orient”, the still important yet now temporarily troubled international financial hub of Hong Kong — peaceful dialogue for all sectors of society, and sweeping reforms. However, for dialogue and reforms to happen, there should first be a decisive cessation to…

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Urumqi sees record China-Europe freight trains in first 10 months

Alashankou customs staff members check containers carried by the China Railway Express at Alashankou Port, in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Sept 3, 2018. [Photo/IC] URUMQI – Customs of the city of Urumqi, capital of Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region said Monday that the number of China-Europe freight trains they handled from…

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China’s transportation sector maintains steady growth in October

A Fuxing bullet train runs on the Jinan-Qingdao high-speed network at the Qingdaobei railway station in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, on Dec 26, 2018. [Photo/IC] BEIJING – China’s transportation industry expanded steadily in October, an industry index showed. The China Transportation Services Index (CTSI) stood at 176.6 points last month, up 4 percent year-on-year,…

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Fund to boost industrial restructuring

Workers of CRRC Tangshan Co Ltd check the status of a China-standard EMU train at a production line in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province. [Photo/Xinhua] Manufacturing investment will expedite efforts to move up the ladder China’s new manufacturing fund will provide impetus for the nation’s industrial restructuring, and help it better pursue high-quality growth, experts said. The…

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