Bloc will be catalyst for global recovery – World –

Leaders and trade ministers from ASEAN and the 15 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership countries pose for a virtual group photo at a videoconference hosted by Vietnam on Sunday. The countries will form the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity. [Photo by Zhang Ling/Xinhua] The 21st century is inexorably shaping up ...

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Embroidery project stitches migrant families together –

Sending children to school, having dinner with family and helping children with homework… these ordinary things which most people take for granted used to be the dreams of Shi Hongping. In the past, due to lack of local employment opportunities, she and her husband had to leave their hometown at Shilan town in Hunan province to make a living. Their children were left behind ...

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CAS’s tech savvy helps poor counties –

A farmer picks tomatoes in a greenhouse in Tangwan, a village in Huanjiang Maonan autonomous county, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on May 12, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] The Chinese Academy of Sciences has used its technological advantages to help lift four counties out of poverty, CAS President Bai Chunli said at a news conference in Beijing on Friday. CAS has undertaken po...

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Tang master calligrapher’s early work found at tomb –

Example of calligraphy master Yan Zhenqing’s early work that was found in an epitaph. CHINA DAILY The early work of an iconic calligraphy master of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) was found for the first time in an archaeological excavation, according to an announcement at a Friday news conference in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province. An epitaph from an unearthed ...

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Freer trade will benefit Asia-Pacific – Opinion –

Premier Li Keqiang delivers a speech via video at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Beijing on Nov 13, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] Editor’s note: Premier Li Keqiang is taking part in a series of East Asian cooperation meetings via video links from Thursday to Sunday. Will the meetings boost regional cooperation and free trade? Two experts share their views with C...

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‘Volcano community’ discovers bedrock of success –

Hong Yiqian (left), Party secretary of Shicha, Hainan province, explains to China Daily’s Owen Fishwick the role volcanic rock has played in the village’s development.[Photo by Liu Chao/China Daily] Chen Ruimei tap, tap, taps a nail with pinpoint accuracy into one of the many porous holes that make the surface of a volcanic rock about the size of my own head. ...

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Spokesman dismisses accusations over Hong Kong decision –

Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin. [Photo/fmprc.gov.cn] Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin dismissed on Thursday accusations made by several countries over the decision by China’s top legislature on the qualification of Hong Kong Legislative Council members, saying that these accusations reveal their double standards. “First, they are in no position t...

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Integration key to HK’s competitiveness – Opinion –

The effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Hong Kong’s economy, which had already been battered by the months of social unrests, is beginning to emerge, with some studies showing that the special administrative region could slip into a catalytic recession. There are also worries that the special administrative region may be marginalized in the country’s overall ...

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Virus rages in most US states – World –

FILE PHOTO: A view shows the entrance to the emergency room of Avera St. Luke’s Hospital as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Aberdeen, South Dakota, US, October 26, 2020. [Photo/Agencies] The COVID-19 pandemic is raging across the United States, setting daily caseload records, straining medical facilities and forcing some governors to impose ...

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Hainan Airlines awarded 5-Star rating for 10th consecutive year – Chinadaily.com.cn

Hainan Airlines offers cabin service during COVID-19.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] Hainan Airlines has received the prestigious 5-Star airline rating from Skytrax for the10th consecutive year. Only 10 airlines currently hold the 5-Star Airline Rating. Receiving the honor for 10 consecutive years is a testament to the hard work and hospitality shown by Hainan Airli...

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Caution urged in Africa ports upgrade – World – Chinadaily.com.cn

Cranes are seen beneath stormy winter weather over the port of Cape Town, South Africa, June 22, 2019. [Photo/Agencies] Many African countries have made great progress in modernizing their ports, but further gains on the continent will require wise decisions in order to avoid wasteful investment amid increasing competition, a report said. Yielding spectacular results...

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