ary as chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, a position he kept for three years before being replaced by Yi Huiman.
The central commission said in the statement that Liu is cooperating with the probe.
hina’s housing regulator has warned four Chinese cities over price rises in the past three months, the Economic Observer reported.
Local governments of Foshan, Suzhou, Dalian and Nanning were urged by the Ministr
y of Housing and Urban-Rural Development to stabilize land and housing prices as well as market expectations.
This came a month after six other cities were also warned over similar reasons on April 19.
extreme pressure on the other, it will cause a legitimate counterattack.
“The measures from us are not only to safeguard China’s own rights, b
ut to protect the basic rules of the current multilateral trading mechanism,” Wang said.
Wang made the remark in a joint news conference with his Russian
counterpart Sergei Lavrov during his visit to the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi.
Experts warned that the rising US tariffs on Chinese imports risks a full-blown trade war, which will bring harm to both sides.
Major Wall Street stock indexes declined more than 2 percent on Monday, followi
ng China’s announcement of countermeasures in response to Washington’s latest tariff move.
lliance on international disaster risk reduction, which included around 30 institution
s and universities from countries including Italy, Belgium, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The alliance will serve as a new platform for international coordinati
on and provide scientific support for disaster relief and sustainable development.
The conference was co-hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the China Association for Science and Technology, the U
nited Nations Environment Program, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Alliance of Int
ernational Science Organizations, a group created to connect the scientific communities of BRI participants.
Bai Chunli, president of the academy, said in the conference’s opening ceremony on Saturday that areas along the Si
lk Road are prone to various natural disasters that have resulted in massive loss of life and economic damage.
co-fatherhood”, is based on a kinship ritual that is formed after a child gets baptized into the Roman Catholic faith.
For the predominantly Catholic and close-knit Philippine society, the go
dfather (known as the padrino) is part of one’s extended family and is expected to h
elp and protect his godchild. The godchild is expected to respect and be loyal to the padrino.
Bapakism is derived from the Indonesian word for “father”. When used
in Indonesian business, bapakism demands great respect and obedience to one’s supe
rior. The manager in his role as the company’s bapak is expected to look after and care for his employees.
Although Asian values are steeped in an ancient culture and tradition, it was
only in the 1990s that this concept drew global attention. This was partly due to Asian lead
ers like the late Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s and current Malaysian Pri
Russia’s Investigative Committee says 41 people died in fiery airliner accident at Moscow airport.
The Russian Superjet 100 was flying from Moscow to Murmansk when a fire broke out on board. Aeroflot Flight SU1492 ret
urned to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, making a hard landing, news agency Interfax reported.
“According to our data, more than 10 victims needed medical
care,” Tass news agency quoted a source in the medical services as saying.
Earlier, the regional emergency services reported six victims.
The plane reportedly took off from the Sheremetyevo airport at 18:00 local time (1500 GMT) and
made an emergency landing after circling over the Moscow region for about 40 minutes.
It was “engulfed in flames” before the emergency landing, Tass quoted a source as saying.
y in development plans and initiatives of various countries and international organizations and in
tensify bilateral and the third-party market cooperation to help more countries raise their level of connectivity, Xi said.
He added that participants agreed that Belt and Road forums are an important platform for multilateral co
operation and should be held on a regular basis.
President calls for countries’ joint efforts in building Belt, Road in forum speech
President Xi Jinping pledged on Friday to take strong measures such as easing market
access for foreign capital and increasing imports to promote the higher-level opening-up of the country.
While delivering the keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the
Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, Xi said that the p
urpose of building the Belt and Road is to achieve win-win cooperation and common development.
China will increase imports of goods and services on a larger scale, and it will further lower its tariff rates, Xi said.
Of the dead in the blasts, there are 35 foreigners, the police confirmed. Hospital sources
had earlier said nine foreigners were among those killed while 13 others have been injured.
Airline says flights continue despite curfew
SriLankan Airlines is telling passengers boo
ked on flights out of the country that they will be able to fly despite the curfew imposed.
The carrier says in a statement that travelers on all airlines operating out of Bandaranai
ke International Airport can access the airport by showing their tickets and passports at checkpoints.
The airline says security has been tightened at the airp
ort, and it advises passengers to arrive four hours before their scheduled flights.
Both Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Mi
nister Ranil Wickremesinghe have condemned the attacks and appealed for calm.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said t
he tri-forces and the police are conducting a thorough probe into the explosions.
In a special statement, the police urged the publi
c to stay indoors and not gather at the explosion sites which had been sealed off.
nternational relations scholars of his generation think of the US
as an example of the value of “freedom, democracy, fairness and human rights”.
“But those words are no longer applicable to describe the US today,” he said.
Wang said that for him, cancellation of the visa is nothing m
ore than a short-term absence from US academic activities, and “it is the US’ loss, not ours”.
He also said the decision would not affect the Chinese think tank he leads in continuing aca
demic exchanges with the US, and he suggests that China should not take countermeasures over such matters.
“No matter how petty the US becomes, China should still stick to its open attitude rather compete for who’s worse,” he said.
The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative is not a geopolitical tool or a debt trap for particip
ating countries, but a platform for cooperation, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday.
Wang made the remark at a press conference ahead of the second Belt and Road F
orum on International Cooperation, which will be held in Beijing next week.
lems through dialogue and negotiations, also underlined that he does not accept “the American style of