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NEW YORK， Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks rebounded Wednesday， as investors digested the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates unchanged amid earnings reports.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 26.85 points， or 0.14 percent， to 19，890.94. The S&P 500 edged up 0.68 point， or 0.03 percent， to 2，279.55. The Nasdaq Composite Index added 27.86 points， or 0.50 percent， to 5，642.65.
In a statement released Wednesday afternoon， the U.S. central bank painted a relatively upbeat picture for the country's economy. "Labor market continued to strengthen and ... economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace，" said the statement.
The Fed also acknowledged the improved consumer and business sentiment following the election of Donald Trump as the U.S. President， but offered no hint on when it might move.
"The lack of surprises in today' s Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) statement suggests the Fed is in no hurry to raise rates，" said Chris Low， chief economist at FTN Financial， in a note.
"It would make sense for the Fed to hike in March if their first priority were to raise rates three times， as suggested by the December dot plot. But the data feeding the Fed' s policy guides does not yet support a hike， nor， apparently， does it support a strong signal concerning the next meeting，" he added.
Analysts believed that the upbeat economic assessment suggested the central bank should be on track to raise interest rates in the future.
The Fed raised the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points on December， the first and only time in 2016， and indicated a faster rate hike pace in 2017.
In corporate news， after Tuesday's closing bell， Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter ending Dec. 31， 2016. The tech giant posted all-time record quarterly revenue of 78.4 billion U.S. dollars and all-time record quarterly earnings per diluted share of 3.36 dollars.
The company's shares surged 6.13 percent to 128.79 dollars apiece Wednesday following the release of its better-than-expected quarterly results.
On the economic front， U.S. private sector employment increased by 246，000 jobs from December 2016 to January 2017， well above the market consensus of 168，000， said the January ADP National Employment Report Wednesday.
The January purchasing managers' index (PMI) came in at 56 percent， an increase of 1.5 percentage points from the seasonally adjusted December reading of 54.5 percent， according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Wednesday.
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ATHENS, Sept. 7 (Xinhua)-- The handing of the Greek debt crisis has been a European failure underlining the need for a revival of the European Union (EU), French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday during a two-day official visit to Athens.
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MEXICO CITY， July 14 (Xinhua) -- A total of 120 Mexican athletes will participate in the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro， the president of the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM)， Carlos Padilla， said on Thursday.
"All (athletes) will be going with dignity representing Mexico so that we can achieve the best results，" said Padilla during a news conference.
The sporting director acknowledged that it is the first time that Mexico will have a significant number of athletes and he added that all of them qualified as a result of their quality and several years of training.
"The quality of the athletes is more important than the quantity，" said Padilla.
For Padilla， even though it is difficult to predict the number of medals the Mexican delegation could win， he reminded that Mexico has stood out internationally in sports such as diving， taekwondo and archery.
"We can't rule out athletics， boxing and shooting， where I hope we will have good results，" added the COM president.
Padilla also said that because this Olympic Games they have not been able to count on economic support from the Mexican government， the committee have had to obtain the funding from elsewhere to cover needs such as security and health.
In order to guarantee the athletes training， their travel expenses， uniforms and other needs， the COM are relying on support from sponsors， according to Padilla.
Cyclist Daniela Campuzano， the flag-bearer for the Mexican team， also attended the news conference where she confessed to being excited and awaiting to leave for the competition so that she can give her all for her country.
"It is something that can't be described. I am excited because I will be representing many teammates that I admire and now I will be competing on a world stage such as the Olympic Games and all of us will be representing the same nation，" said Campuzano.
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WASHINGTON Cheap Supreme X Nike Air Max 98 White , Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- All eyes were on Australia Monday after a gunman took hostages at a Sydney cafe, begging the question of whether Islamist radicals, particularly the Islamic State, could strike the United States. But while the majority of Americans believe an Islamic State attack on the U.S. is possible, some experts said it's unlikely.
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On Monday, what seemed to be a radical Islamist gunman took hostages at a cafe in Sydney, forcing individuals to display the flag of a radical Islamist group Cheap Supreme X Nike Air Max 98 Triple Black Men's , although it remains unknown whether the gunman is connected to any group or acted alone. Australia has been on high alert against radicalized Australians returning from fighting in the Middle East with groups such as the Islamic State, and Australia has been a close ally of the U.S. in the fight against terrorism.
More than 80 percent of Americans expect the Islamic State to strike the U.S. in the near future, and 48 percent think it is " very" likely, according to a Fox News poll released last week, but some experts believe such fears may be exaggerated.
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Clarke said it is more likely that either al-Qaida splinter groups Jabhat al-Nusra or the Khorasan group would attempt to strike the U.S., since both of those organizations have made attacking the U.S. an explicit objective. However, the Islamic State's calculus could change if the U.S.-led campaign against it, which includes airstrikes and training the Iraqi military Cheap Nike Shox NZ Womens , continues well into the future, which is likely, he said.
At the moment the Islamic State is so focused on attempting to build it's own Islamist state, in addition to fighting on multiple fronts against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's forces, rebel group the Free Syrian Army Cheap Nike Shox Womens , the Kurds, the Iraqi security forces and others. But the real danger comes from the group's sanctuary and ability to hold territory. When a terrorist or insurgent group is able to effectively control territory, this makes it easier for the group to train, plot, plan and organize attacks Cheap Nike Shox Avenue Mens , Clarke said.
Indeed, the 911 attacks on the U.S. were planned in Afghanistan at a time when the Taliban hosted al-Qaida and allowed the radicals to build terrorist training camps there.
Still, an Islamic State strike might not be on the same scale as the 911 attacks, as U.S. intel forces have been on high alert for more than a decade since those attacks, which killed nearly 3 Cheap Nike Shox OZ D Mens , 000 people. Moreover, there is anecdotal evidence that inter- governmental cooperation has increased and the U.S. has a better ability to gather and analyze pertinent information.
That said, the 2013 Boston marathon bombings demonstrated just how easy it was for lone wolves or radicalized individuals to take action, whether in the form of a small arms attack or the deployment of some kind of crude improvised explosive devices like that built by terrorists Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the two accused of being behind the Boston marathon bombings Cheap Nike Shox NZ Mens , Clarke said.
SARAJEVO， Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Exports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) amounted to 8.584 billion KM (4.592 billion U.S. dollars) in the first eleven months of this year， registering a year-on-year increase of 3.9 percent， local media reported on Tuesday.
According to data from BiH Agency for Statistics， imports during the same period reached 14.642 billion KM， up 0.5 percent year-on-year.
The European Union (EU) is the most important trade partner for BiH.
Exports to EU countries amounted to 6.188 billion KM from January to November this year， while imports from EU totaled 9.26 billion KM. (1 U.S. dollar = 1.87 KM)
PHNOM PENH， May 10 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday defended security measures the government took against protesters clad in black during a so-called "Black Monday Campaign，" saying that the measures aimed to maintain the country's hard-won peace.
Anti-riot police on Monday prevented about 40 black-dressed human rights activists and land rights activists from marching to a planned protest at Prey Sar prison on the outskirts of Phnom Penh and detained eight of them， including local rights group Licadho deputy director and two foreigners -- a German man and a Sweden woman who also work for Licadho.
The eight detainees were freed on Monday evening after they agreed to sign contracts promising not to do such an illegal protest again.
The group launched the campaign to demand the government to release five human rights defenders， who were jailed late last month on charges of bribing a witness in a sex scandal case， but the government said that the group's campaign was designed to cause chaos and unrest in the society.
"The government has obligations to maintain peace and political stability for the country; wrong-doers must take responsibility before the law，" Hun Sen said during a university graduation ceremony here.
"No matter what color they use， if they break the law， legal action will be taken against them，" he added.
The prime minister said the government would not bow to their pressures through protests and advised the protesters to hire smart lawyers to defend the perpetrators in court rather than protest.
Meanwhile， Hun Sen also warned a person， whom he did not give identity， for sponsoring black T-shirts for protesters.
"The ancient silk routes thrived in times of peace, but lost vigor in times of war. The pursuit of the Belt and Road Initiative requires a peaceful and stable environment," said Xi while delivering a keynote speech at the opening of the two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.
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KIGALI, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Scores of Rwandan youth Thursday took to the street to protest against a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) documentary titled "Rwanda's Untold Story" which was aired on October 1.
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Carrying banners with messages denouncing the one-hour documentary, the youth marched from Kacyiru, Kigali suburb to the parliament before proceeding to BBC offices in Kigali's Kimironko suburb.
In their protest letter presented to Parliament, the youth asked the Rwandan government to cancel the BBC operating license in the country.
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BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- A campaign to capture corrupt officials who have fled abroad, carrying the name "Sky Net", will be launched next month, the top anti-graft authority said on Thursday.
This campaign follows the success of Fox Hunt 2014.
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CHICAGO, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Mothers in China are not passing on protective antibodies against measles to their infants, leaving children under 8 months vulnerable to the disease, researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) have found.
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Research has shown that when a pregnancy goes full term and the mother has adequate nutrition, she will typically pass on antibody protection to the fetus if she has been immunized or has had a case of the measles.
The current study showed mothers with a known history of measles provided 1.6 times higher titers, the concentrations of antibodies in the blood, to their infants than those mothers who had no known history with the disease or vaccination; over two-thirds of mothers who were immune to measles were unsure if they had been vaccinated or had disease.
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RIO DE JANEIRO， Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- It has been 22 years since Dakar Rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah's debut on the international shooting stage， and he is still among the top-level skeet shooters in the world.
It will be Al-Attiyah's sixth Olympics， and the London Olympics bronze medalist aims at another medal in the coming competition.
"Rio will be the sixth time for me (to compete at Olympic Games)，" said Al-Attiyah to ISSF official website.
"London Olympics was a good memory. I got the bronze medal. I hope I will be top three in Rio，" said Al-Attiyah， 45.
Al-Attiyah was the only Qatari shooter to compete in skeet in Rio. He had no ISSF World Championship title， but he got three Asian Championship golds in hand. In 2012， he equaled the world record by hitting all the 125 targets in Asian Championships.
Shooting isn't Al-Attiyah's only sport. He is also a top-level rally driver， a two-time winner of the prestigious Dakar Rally in 2011 and in 2015， with 25 stage wins.
"I just want to find another sport to get improvement for driving，" said Al-Attiyah who started driving much earlier than shooting.
"Shooting helps me a lot for driving. They are opposite. In shooting you have to be calm， more speed with the target， and in driving you must have more concentration，" he explained.
"People in Qatar was so happy to get the medal，" said Al-Attiyah about his 2012 Olympics experience. "Thousands of people were waiting in the airport (for me)."
The Rio Games have yet to open but Al-Attiyah is already talking about the next Olympics in Tokyo where he will compete for the seventh time.
"This will be a record for an athlete，" he said. Enditem
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KUNDUZ， Afghanistan， March 10 (Xinhua) -- Taliban notorious commander Qari Dost Mohammad is among four militants arrested in Dasht-e-Archi district of the northern Kunduz province on Friday， a local official Nasrudin Nazari said.
"Following a special operation conducted today morning in Daftani village of Dasht-e-Archi district， a Taliban notorious commander Qari Dost Mohammad along with three of his armed men were arrested，" district governor Nasrudin Nazari told reporters here.
The official， however， didn't provide more details.
A similar operation involving drone strike in Dasht-e-Archi's neighboring Chardara district on Thursday had left six Taliban insurgents dead.
Taliban militants who are active in parts of the troubled Kunduz province have been attempting to overrun the provincial capital Kunduz city 250 km north of Kabul.
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The bioacoustic unit uses new technology to continuously record soundscapes up to months at a time. The group is working to have computers automatically identify species sounds, and they are also creating a central repository so that citizen scientists can assist with data entry.
"These machines are out there all the time. We are getting data on species that nobody has ever really monitored before, because some of them call at 10 o'clock at night or two in the morning Nike Air Max TN Hombre Baratas ," times when the average bird watcher isn't necessarily out monitoring. "We've found things that we never would have found by just having people do it."
Their efforts are helping track the effects of climate change on long-term species sustainability. "One of the predictions is that migrating animals won't be able to keep up with the changes. We've never really known the exact timing when these animals arrive back for the season."
Bayne noted that this new technology will allow a series of these machines from Edmonton, the provincial capital city of Alberta, all the way to the Northwest Territories to track the exact arrival of the return of the migrating species. "We will know exactly when the birds arrive at any given point along that trajectory Nike Air Max TN Baratas , and we can start to track the changes in their arrival times year to year."
Bayne and his collaborators are also engaging technology to determine exact locations of the animals. "Sound travels at a fixed rate. If you put out three of these monitoring units and know the exact time when the sound was recorded, you can triangulate back and say, 'the bird was right there.'"
He noted that this is useful as a tool for assessing the effectiveness of land reclamation efforts by the energy and forestry sectors. "We can now tell you whether birds are using trees planted along seismic lines Nike Air Max 95 Mujer Baratas , for example."
Industry is using the technology to monitor for their environmental impact assessments. Along with ABMI, Bayne is pushing this new technology to become the provincial standard monitoring protocol in west Canada.
COLOMBO， Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's state run airline carrier， Sri Lankan Airlines and and budget airline Mihin Lanka， on Tuesday said that it had banned the use and carriage of 'Samsung Galaxy Note 7' phones on its aircraft.
The airlines said in a statement that it had banned passengers and crew members from using and carrying Samsung Note 7 phones on board with immediate effect.
Sri Lankan Airlines said the ban comes into effect following several incidents reported on explosions of the mobile device when connected to power.
"With the Airline's prime priority being the safety and well-being of passengers， the Airline took immediate action to advise the passengers against the carriage and usage of the device on board and prepared cabin crew members to assist passengers，" it said.
Sri Lankan Airlines had earlier advised passengers not to switch the phone on， in line with other carriers.
RIGA， Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Latvia's center-right government coalition on Monday clinched an agreement on a state-run health insurance scheme， which will require additional allocations in the government budget， said Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis.
LONDON www.airmax270homme.fr , June 8 (Xinhua) -- Early risers and people on their way to work were among the first to cast their votes Thursday in what has been described as Britain's most crucial election for decades.
The polling station on Finchley Road in west London opened at 7 a.m. local time (0600 GMT) where Ruth Lipton was among the first ones to cast the ballots.
Lipton, in her 50s, told Xinhua that she gave her vote to the Conservatives led by Prmie Minister Theresa May, saying May "at least has proven herself in the past few months that she is more able to lead the Brexit for UK and She has the experience."
Life-long Conservative voter Joan Ingram lives in a Cheshire town dominated by Labour, and again voted Conservatives.
"I also voted to leave the EU, so at least with Theresa May Nike Air Max 270 Homme Soldes , our departure from Europe will have a better chance of succeeding. The problem is at election times politicians all make promises of what they will do for us, then when electedmost of their promises are broken," Ingram said.
When May called the snap general election just six weeks ago, she held a working majority in the British House of Commons of just 17 seats.
She has pleaded with the British public to increase her strength in parliament to enable her to fight for a good deal with Brussels when negotiations start later this month on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.
Although Theresa May is on target to hold on to power, a late rally by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn may thwart the Conservative's ambition to give their majority a turbo-boost.
Working grandmother Janet Haycock who lives near Liverpool said: "I'm from a family of Labour supporters so I will continue my support for them. I worry that some of the proposals by the Conservatives will badly affect people of my age."
Chris Burgess lives in a constituency north of Liverpool, held by the Liberal Democrats but predicted to go to the Conservatives in the election.
"I voted Labour because I believe that Jeremy Corbyn will better represent working class people. The Conservatives were so arrogant in their belief they would have a landslide Nike Air Max 270 Homme Pas Cher , they added measures in their manifesto that will impact on the elderly and people who need care," Burgess said, adding, "I still think, regrettably, that May will win but with nothing like the majority she expected."
The battle for 10 Downing Street has emerged as a two-horse race between May and Corbyn Nike Air Max 270 Homme , with political commentators saying the May landslide predicted just weeks ago is now less likely.
The election result is crucial as it will set the tone for those all-important talks about the future EU-UK relationship.
May wants to strike a deal she described as "good for Britain", while Corbyn says he respected the majority decision by Britain to quit the EU, but he wants to maintain access for business and the protection of workers' rights.
Deborah Kelson, a central London resident, cast her vote for the Liberal Democrats together with her husband. The couple told Xinhua they felt "there is not too much choice" so they chose the "least worse one."
"At least their manifesto shows they are more caring for local people," Kelson said.
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May, who is also a constituency MP for Maidenhead in Berkshire, has cast her vote there. She greeted reporters and photographers with a cheery "hello" as she arrived with husband Philip to vote at the guide and scout hut.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn arrived at Pakeman Primary School in Holloway, north London, to cast his vote on Thursday morning. He called this "a day of our democracy."
Almost 47 million people, aged 18 and over, a record number, are entitled to vote in the election, half a million more than in the 2015 election.
Polling stations have been set up in a whole range of premises AH8050-300 Homme Nike Air Max 270 Clay Vert , from libraries to schools, with more unusual venues such as public bars, supermarkets, and hairdressing salons.
The kitchen of one house in Yorkshire will act as one of the country's smallest polling stations. Peter Easterby, 63, and his wife Liz Homme Nike Air Max 270 Racer Bleu , 53, expect a procession of around 40 neighbors to make the journey to vote in their remote home in Driffield, 48 km east of York.
At precisely 22:00 local time, the voting stops, the pencils used to place crosses on ballot papers will be stacked away, and an army of vote counters take over.
Over the following hours Homme Nike Air Max 270 Noir Rouge , the results will flow in from the 650 parliamentary constituencies, each choosing one MP to represent them in the House of Commons. The first party to hit 326 seats will win the election.
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SEOUL, June 8 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in convened a national security council meeting on Thursday after the test-launch of cruise missiles by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
The meeting of the national security council under the presidential Blue House will be chaired by President Moon at 2 p.m. local time (0500 GMT), according to Moon's office.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is welcomed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and other senior officials upon his arrival in Budapest ecco moc tie shoes clearance , Hungary, Nov. 26, 2017, for an official visit to the country and the sixth meeting of heads of government of China and 16 Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC). (XinhuaJu Peng) BUDAPEST, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday arrived in Hungary for an official visit to the country and the sixth meeting of heads of government of China and 16 Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) in Budapest.
Leaders of the 17 countries are expected to draw a new blueprint for the 16+1 cooperation five years after the mechanism was launched. And Li's visit is also set to bring bilateral ties between China and Hungary to a higher level.
At the airport, Li was welcomed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and other senior officials.
After the meeting and visit scheduled for Nov. 26-29, Li is going to attend the 16th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government (Prime Ministers) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the Russian city of Sochi from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1.
Noting that this year marks the fifth anniversary of the launching of China-CEEC 16+1 cooperation, Li said upon his arrival that the 16+1 cooperation has been growing in the past five years, benefitting people from the two sides with substantial projects and cooperation results.
Being part of China-Europe cooperation, the 16+1 cooperation has not only boosted the development of the CEEC themselves, but also promoted a balanced development for the wider Europe, which is good for Europe's integration, Li said.
"China is willing to work with all sides to review what we have achieved in the past five years and draw a blueprint for the future to achieve greater progress ecco slip on shoes clearance ," Li said.
During the meeting, Li is expected to join hands with CEEC leaders to set out an outline for future cooperation, witness the signing of a series of cooperation documents, meet the press, attend the seventh China-CEEC economic and trade cooperation forum, celebrate the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the 16+1 cooperation, and hold bilateral meetings with CEEC leaders.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is welcomed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and other senior officials upon his arrival in Budapest, Hungary, Nov. 26, 2017, for an official visit to the country and the sixth meeting of heads of government of China and 16 Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC).
In an article published in the newspaper The Hungarian Times, the premier said the 16+1 cooperation has been growing and the mechanism improving over the past five years, bringing about remarkable progress to cooperation in all fields.
Political mutual trust between China and the CEEC has been deepened ecco classic moc 2.0 clearance , with the two sides having established cooperation mechanisms in about 20 areas, he said.
Economic cooperation has seen a steady growth, with bilateral trade increasing to 58.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2016 from 43.9 billion dollars in 2010 and the completion of a number of landmark infrastructure projects, said the premier in the article.
Chinese Ambassador to Hungary Duan Jielong told a recent think tank conference that the current ties between China and the CEEC are "at their best in history."
After a great start, the 16+1 cooperation demands a new direction and new momentum, the premier said.
VISIT FOR STRONGER CHINA-HUNGARY TIES
On China-Hungary ties, Li said on his arrival that the two countries enjoy profound traditional friendship. He also spoke highly of the development of bilateral relations since the two sides established diplomatic relations more than 60 years ago.
"I'm looking forward to discussing with the Hungarian side about cooperation and jointly fleshing out the content of the China-Hungary comprehensive strategic partnership mens ecco casual shoes clearance ," Li said.
In May, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Orban announced the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries in Beijing.
During the visit, Li will hold talks with Orban, witness the signing of documents concerning political, economic, financial and people-to-people exchanges and cooperation between the two countries, and meet the press.
The premier will also meet with Hungarian President Janos Ader and Parliament Speaker Laszlo Kover.
In the article on the Hungarian newspaper www.eccocasualshoesclearance.com , Li said both countries are beneficiaries and supporters of economic globalization, and it is in line with the fundamental interests of the two countries to stick to trade and investment liberalization and facilitation.
The premier hailed the strategic alignment of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative with Hungary's Eastern Opening policy, adding that the Initiative and 16+1 cooperation have put the two countries' economic and trade cooperation on a fast lane, with progress made in areas of investment, finance, agriculture, scientific and technological innovation and small and medium-sized enterprises.
China and Hungary have also made strides in people-to-people exchanges and cooperation in the areas of culture ecco shoes clearance online , education, sports, tourism and traditional Chinese medicine, he said.
Both sides hold that China-Hungary ties have entered the best period in history, Li said.
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BEIJING Mens Nike Air Presto Blue White UK , Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Judge Yang Liping's office isstacked with files, and she even has a supermarket trolley forclerks to bring new dossiers.
She works in the fifth civilian court of Haidian district courtin Beijing. The court handles intellectual property rights (IPR)disputes.
"There are just too many cases and no choice. We often have towork overtime," she said.
"In the first half year, the court handled 6,072 IPR-relatedcases, almost the total amount for last year," said Yang Dejia Men's Nike Air Presto Safari Black Yellow UK ,chief of the IPR court. "The IPR court has 25 staff, of which thereare nine judges, but our workload continues to balloon. We are busybecause Haidian has thousands of hi-tech and Internetcompanies."
Increased awareness of IPR protection has led many to resort tolegal means to safeguard their rights. In 2002, there were only 100cases, but the number has exploded in the last decade.
"China has stepped up protection of IPR in recent years, becauseit is a necessity for the creative economy, particularly ininnovative areas like Haidian Womens Nike Air Presto Grey Pink UK ," Yang Dejia said.
According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, thetransaction volume of technical contracts in China was 1.1 trillionyuan (about 175 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, beating the1-trillion yuan mark for the first time.
Eighty percent of transactions occurred in fields such aselectronic information, advanced manufacturing, new energy,environmental protection and bio-medical industries.
"Intellectual property creates more value now than ever inChina. It is a key driving force to the brand-building of Chinesecompanies," said Shen Changyu Mens Nike Air Presto High Black UK , director of State IntellectualProperty Office (SIPO) last week at a meeting.
China's invention patent ownership is expected to increase from6.3 per 10,000 people in 2015 to 12 per 10,000 in 2020, accordingto a plan on intellectual property during the 13th Five-Year Plan(2016-2020), made by the State Council.
Intellectual property royalties earned abroad are expected torise from 4.44 billion U.S. dollars in 2015 to 10 billion U.S.dollars in 2020, according to the plan.
In 2016, Chinese courts handled 152 Women's Nike Air Presto BR All Pink UK ,072 IPR cases, up 16.8percent year on year. Over 3,700 people were arrested and 7,000were prosecuted, according to a white paper on IPR protection.
"Legal channels have been made more accessible, and publicawareness has increased on IPR protection," said Zhang Gong Mens Nike Air Presto ISLAND BLUE UK , deputydirector of Haidian district court.
Roger Tu, senior vice president of MiiCs & Partners (FarEast), an IP consulting firm, said a crackdown on infringement, andhigher penalties had created a healthy climate. The company'sbusiness has increased by 20 percent every year in China.
To meet demands of clients, companies providing services on IPRare booming.
Beijing Chofn Intellectual Property Rights Management andConsulting Company has developed an online system to checklogos.
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In late August, the Ministry of Commerce said a special campaignwould be organized to crack down on theft of commercial secrets ofoverseas companies, malicious behavior infringing on logo rightsand copyright theft in the internet fields. Enditem
LONDON, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- London Underground (LU) unveiled new designs for its new tubes Thursday, expected to come in to service in mid-2020.
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LU said 250 new trains will be built, which will be first introduced on the Piccadilly line (100 trains), followed by the Bakerloo (40), Central (100) and Waterloo & City lines (10).
Building the new trains will also provide jobs and increase growth in Britain, it added.
""These innovative, eye-catching and sleek new trains will be vital for the continued modernization of London Underground,"" said Boris Johnson Mens Nike Air Presto QS Grey Black UK , Mayor of London.
He said the new trains would ferry millions of people across London more comfortably, reliably and stylishly than ever before.
""The new tube marks a significant step forward in giving Londoners and visitors the accessible and modern transport service that they expect and deserve. These beautiful, air-cooled machines represent the best of British design and innovation. They will help to keep London and its economy moving in the right direction,"" he said.
When the new trains enter service, capacity will also increase, with the Central line serving 25 percent more commuters (the equivalent of up to 12,000 per hour) Nike Air Presto BR All Black UK , the Bakerloo line up 25 percent, the Waterloo & City line up 50 percent and the Piccadilly line up 60 percent.
The trains will serve London for more than 40 years and will be designed and built to be capable of fully automatic operation.
BERLIN， April 16 (Xinhua) -- World super middleweight champion Felix Sturm announced Saturday he failed a doping test following his win over Russia's Fedor Chudinov last February.
Sturm， 37， tested positive for anabolic steroid Hydro-XY Stanozolol in his A sample after he beat Chudinov on majority decision in Oberhausen on February 20 for the WBA super middleweight belt.
The five-time world champion German said he was shocked by his doping result and denied any wrongdoing.
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A spokesman for JLR, owned by India's Tata Motors , said in brief emailed comments to Reuters that a court in Beijing's eastern Chaoyang district ""served Jiangling with newly filed actions surrounding copyright and unfair competition."" He declined to elaborate.
The suit relates to Jiangling's Landwind X7 sport utility vehicle copying the design of the Evoque, JLR's first China-made model that went on sale last year, said the person with knowledge of the legal proceedings, who is not authorized to talk to the media and didn't want to be named.
A spokesman for Landwind declined to comment.
If JLR wins its case Nike Odyssey React Womens , it could prompt other automakers to also take legal action, said Chen Jihong, a Beijing-based lawyer at Zhong Lun Law Firm, speeding up a shift to stronger enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Landwind unveiled a new version of its X7 SUV in November 2014, drawing criticism for its striking likeness to the Evoque, an imported version of which was already on sale in China.
The two SUVs have a similar shape Nike Epic React Flyknit White Fusion Womens Sale , with the roof and windows tapering from front to back, and near identical tail lights and character lines on the side paneling. The X7's front grille is slightly more rounded than the hard edges of the Evoque.
The slight differences between the two cars can be virtually eliminated using widely available kits that allow a Range Rover grille, logo and Land Rover badges to be put on an X7. Kits on Alibaba's Taobao shopping website cost around 128 yuan (￡13.39).
The X7 costs around a third of the price of an Evoque, and is some way behind in technology and performance, said Yale Zhang, managing director of Automotive Foresight.
JLR and Jiangling have agreed that Landwind will not sell the X7 in Brazil Cheap Nike Epic React Flyknit White Fusion Womens , the source said, where it recently appointed an importer. The two automakers are also discussing what Landwind can and can't do in any X7 design update, the person said.
JLR sales fell by a fifth in China in January-March of last year - when it launched its China-made Evoque - after rising 36 percent in the same 2014 period. In the same period this year, JLR's China sales rose 19 percent.
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Even then, the Japanese firm was awarded only 16 million yuan (US$2.43 million) in compensation. It had sought 300 million yuan.
PHNOM PENH, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao on Tuesday pledged to provide continued support to Cambodia for socio-economic development, a Cambodian spokesman said.
"Cambodia is a fair society and I have a very positive view on Cambodia," Eang Sophalleth quoted Nakao as saying to Hun Sen. "ADB is very proud to be a partner of Cambodia and will continue working with Cambodia, particularly in the fields of public reforms, rural development, and regional integration."
Nakao said it was his second visit to Cambodia after the first in 2001.
For his part, Hun Sen thanked ADB for supporting Cambodia in socio-economic development.
He said Cambodia targets the annual economic growth of seven percent for a medium term and reduces poverty rate at least one percent a year.
He said the nation's poverty rate had fallen from 53 percent in 2004 to 18 percent in 2014.
According to an ADB's press release, Nakao discussed recent economic and mid-term challenges, and explored ADB's possible support to help the Cambodian government address development challenges.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm Jose has strengthened again into a category-1 hurricane as it is moving toward northeastern United States, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Friday.
Out in the Atlantic Ocean, Jose was located about 965 km south-southeast of Cape Hatteras in the U.S. state of North Carolina Nike Epic React Flyknit Pearl Pink Womens , with maximum sustained winds of 130 km per hour, according to an advisory issued by the hurricane center.
There are no coastal watches or warning in effect but the advisory suggested areas from North Carolina northward to New England on the east coast of the United States monitor the progress of the tropical system as it is moving northwest at a speed of 15 km per hour.
A tropical storm watch may be needed for a portion of the coast of North Carolina on Saturday, the hurricane center said.
The NHC included New Jersey coastline, Long Island, most of Connecticut and Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island in its "cone of uncertainty" that shows a probable path of the center of a storm over a five-day period.
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Jose, once a category-5 hurricane, came on the heels of Harvey and Irma, two hurricanes that have recently wreaked havoc on southern United States, with massive rain, strong winds and catastrophic flooding.
RABAT Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Flyknit Sale , Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Moroccan city of Casablanca will host a new edition of Africa Security Forum on October 8-10, organizers announced on Monday.
The 2017 edition will bring together more than 400 participants from 45 different African nations to discuss the Inter-African cooperation in the face of terrorism, radicalization and transnational crime, the president of the forum Driss Benamer told a press conference to shed lights on the forum.
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French President Emmanuel Macron stood firm Tuesday that landmark agreements on Iran and climate change would not change as he gently nudged Donald Trump to return to the fold.
French President Emmanuel Macron warns in an address to the UN General Assembly that rejecting the nuclear deal with Iran would be a 'grave error' (AFP Photoludovic MARIN)
Macron, like Trump appearing for the first time at the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders, met his US counterpart on Monday for their latest meeting -- which appeared to be friendly but did not bridge differences.
Trump devoted much of his own address at the General Assembly to denouncing Iran Nike Air Max 90 Shoes Sale , calling the seven-nation agreement on Tehran's nuclear program championed by his predecessor Barack Obama an "embarrassment to the United States."
But Macron said that the 2015 deal -- reached between Tehran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany -- was a "solid, robust agreement that verifies that Iran will not build a nuclear weapon."
"To reject it now without proposing anything else would be a grave error, and not respecting it would be irresponsible," Macron told assembly.
He acknowledged concerns that the agreement does not cover activities after 2025 or touch on other Western and regional concerns about Iran such as its ballistic missile program.
He called for diplomacy to address the issues, saying: "Let's be stricter Nike Air Max 90 SE Sale , but let's not unravel agreements that have already brought security."
UN inspectors say that Iran is complying with the agreement including its restrictions on uranium enrichment.
But US law requires the president to certify every 90 days that Iran is in compliance and Trump has signalled he will either not do it when the next deadline arises in mid-October, or will pass the decision to Congress where criticism of Iran is high.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been a forceful critic of the deal, but inside the negotiations France had been seen as pressing hard on Iran.
- No renegotiation of climate accord -
Trump has already declared that the United States will pull out of the Paris climate accord, making the world's largest economy and second largest carbon emitter the only outlier alongside war-torn Syria and Nicaragua, which wanted a stronger deal.
Macron said "the door will be open" for the United States to enter the agreement reached in the French capital but vowed: "This agreement will not be renegotiated."
With scientists likening worsening storms and droughts to climate change Nike Air Max 90 Flyknit Sale , Macron said that the effects of rising temperatures were inescapable.
"Unraveling this accord would be to destroy a pact between nations and generations," he said.
Under the accord signed by 195 nations, each government sets its own plan to curb carbon emissions and meet a global goal of keeping the rise in temperatures this century within two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.
CHINA’S Great Wall Motor Co is interested in bidding for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a company official said yesterday, confirming reports it is pursuing all or part of the owner of the Jeep and Ram truck brands.
There has been speculation over Chinese interest in FCA since Automotive News reported last week that an unidentified “well-known Chinese automaker” made an offer earlier this month Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Sale , triggering a jump in FCA’s Milan-listed shares.
“With respect to this case, we currently have an intention to acquire. We are interested in (FCA),” an official at Great Wall Motor’s press relations department said by phone. He declined to give his name and gave no further details.
FCA Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne is seeking a partner or buyer for the world's seventh-largest automaker to help it manage rising costs, comply with emissions regulations and develop technology for electric and self-driving cars.
MANILA puma leadcat fenty noir , May 10 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Wednesday the appointment of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano as the country's new foreign secretary.
"In the Department of Foreign Affairs, I remember I signed an appointment just before I left my room and I saw the name of Senator Cayetano," Duterte told a news conference at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Asked if he signed the appointment paper already, Duterte said he signed it Wednesday afternoon before he left the Malacanang presidential palace for the airport.
Cayetano, 46 puma fur slide pas cher , a politician and a staunch ally of the president, was Duterte's running mate in the May 2016 elections.
Cayetano has been a lawmaker since 1998 when he was first elected in the House of Representatives. In July 2007, he was elected as member of the Senate. His term ends in 2019.
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Currently, his wife Maria Laarni serves as mayor of Taguig City in Metro Manila. She was also a former member of the House of Representatives.
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Duterte's spokesman Ernesto Abella said that Manalo, then a foreign undersecretary, will hold the position until Duterte names a new foreign secretary.
Duterte left for Cambodia on Wednesday to attend the World Economic Forum in Phnom Penh.
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SANTIAGO puma fenty bow sneaker pas cher , Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- FIFA Under-17 World Cup quarter-finals will see a historic battle of champions when Brazil take on holders Nigeria in Vina del Mar on Sunday.
Three-time champions Brazil will face four-time winner Nigeria for the first time at this level.
Vina del Mar is a lucky place for Brazil, who played host to four of Brazil's games in their victorious World Cup campaign in 1962.
Nigeria will try to stop Brazil with the great offensive work of Victor Oshmhen, who has scored seven goals in four games.
The other match between Croatia and Mali will be played in Nelson Oyarzun Stadium, located in Arenas.
Croatia played in and won their first U17 World Cup knockout game against Germany in the previous round and face Mali for the first time.
The winner between them will make their first ever U17 World Cup semifinals.
FORMER French Open finalist Sara Errani has failed a doping test for a hormone that can hide the presence of the male hormone testosterone, two Italian newspapers reported yesterday.Traces of anastrozole puma creepers velvet pas cher , used in the treatment of breast cancer but also a masking agent, were found in the urine of the 30-year-old former world No. 5 during a doping control carried out by the International Tennis Federation, the Gazzetta dello Sport and the Corriere della Sera said.The tests were carried out in February at her home, the reports said.Errani was the beaten finalist at Roland Garros in 2012 and reached her highest ever world ranking of five the following year, a meteoric rise for a player who had only just broken into the world top 100.According to the reports Errani puma fenty bow slide pas cher , now 98th in the world, was due to play in Canada but has returned to Italy to defend herself ahead of a public announcement expected by the ITF.Italian rower Niccolo Mornati, a four-time medalist at the world championships, tested positive in 2016 for the same substance.Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova has accepted an invitation to make her 7th appearance at the China Open in Beijing.The five-time Grand Slam champion missed Wimbledon and the entire grasscourt season with a thigh injury www.televete.com , then was forced to withdraw from her comeback tournament in Stanford with an arm injury last week.The Russian has still only played four tournaments since returning in April from a 15-month doping ban for the use of meldonium.“I’m very happy to announce that I will return to Beijing and play the China Open this October,” the 30-year-old said in a statement. “This is especially exciting as it will be my first tournament in Asia this year!”
FORMER French Open finalist Sara Errani has failed a doping test for a hormone that can hide the presence of the male hormone testosterone, two Italian newspapers reported yesterday.
Traces of anastrozole, used in the treatment of breast cancer but also a masking agent, were found in the urine of the 30-year-old former world No. 5 during a doping control carried out by the International Tennis Federation claquette puma fenty fourrure pas cher , the Gazzetta dello Sport and the Corriere della Sera said.
The tests were carried out in February at her home, the reports said.
Errani was the beaten finalist at Roland Garros in 2012 and reached her highest ever world ranking of five the following year, a meteoric rise for a player who had only just broken into the world top 100.
According to the reports Errani, now 98th in the world, was due to play in Canada but has returned to Italy to defend herself ahead of a public announcement expected by the ITF.
Italian rower Niccolo Mornati claquette puma fenty fourrure , a four-time medalist at the world championships, tested positive in 2016 for the same substance.
Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova has accepted an invitation to make her 7th appearance at the China Open in Beijing.
BERLIN， Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Schalke advanced into the round of 16 after reaping a comfortable 4-1 win on aggregate over Greek side PAOK in the UEFA Europa League on Wednesday.
Schalke were held to a 1-1 tie on home soil， but last week's 3-0 first-leg victory at PAOK smoothed the way for the next round. It's the second time for the "Royal Blues" to book a place in the last 16.
Both sides staged a lively first half with one goal at each end of the pitch. However， things changed after halftime， with goal-scoring opportunities remaining a rare occurrence.
The visitors from Thessaloniki took the reins from the kick-off and worked out the first chance through Efthimios Koulouris， who came close with a free kick in the 17th minute.
Schalke needed 21 minutes to gain a foothold in the encounter， but they almost broke the deadlock against the run of the game as Naldo's header tested PAOK goalkeeper Panagiotis Glykos from very close range.
The hosts gained momentum as Klaas-Jan Huntelaar pulled just wide from a sharp angle before Alessandro Schoepf opened the scoring from ten meters off an assist from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in the 23rd minute.
It remained a short-lived joy for Schalke as PAOK Thessaloniki restored parity out of the blue thanks to an own goal from Matija Nastasic， who deflected Koulouris' cross into the wrong goal two minutes later.
Both teams lacked in penetration after the restart. Schalke focused on fast breaks， while PAOK were unable to overcome the host's well-positioned defense.
Although the visitors fought to the end， it never looked like bouncing back from a 4-1 deficit on the road was in the cards.
"I am glad that we progressed into the next round. We would have liked to grab a victory but today I am okay with the 1-1 stalemate，" Schalke head coach Markus Weinzierl said.
The draw for Europa League's round of 16 will be held in UEFA headquarters in Nyon， Switzerland.
ISTANBUL， Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that his country has not yet "closed book" with the European Union (EU)， but is considering other alternatives after European lawmakers voted lately to freeze talks over Ankara's accession to the bloc.
"At the moment， we have not yet closed book with EU，" Erdogan said at a meeting in Istanbul. "But the picture ahead us does not allow us to have positive expectation."
"We could move on in considering one of these alternatives，" he said， without elaborating.
The president recently talked of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization， a Eurasian political， economic and security organization， as an option for Turkey.
Last Thursday， the European Parliament voted in favor of a non-binding motion on suspending membership talks with Turkey， sparking strong reactions from the country.
Following the vote， Erdogan had threatened to open borders for illegal migrants to flood into Europe.
Turkey has moved to reduce significantly the illegal flow of migrants under a deal reached with the EU in March.
Turkey applied to join the EU in 1987 and started the accession talks in 2005， but the talks have faltered in recent years due to disagreements over issues such as refugees， freedom of press and human rights.
YANGON Nike Air Vapormax Shoes , June 17 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar will take part in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U14 Girls' Regional Championship in Vietnam, according to the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) on Wednesday.
Myanmar team has been under training since May 1 and they will leave for Vietnam on June 21.
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The expecting royal stunned in a black lace gown at the 2017 Gala Dinner for The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families at Kensington Palace on Tuesday.
Middleton's dress perfectly accentuated her tiny baby bump. She accessorized her look with simple diamond jewelry and let her hair fall over her shoulders in soft waves.
Middleton and Prince William announced they were expecting their third child in September. Last month, Kensington Palace revealed that Middleton is due in April 2018. (Agencies)
BEIJING Nike Air Vapormax Womens , Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government Friday published a white paper on public health, stressing that health is a precondition for the survival of humanity and the development of human society.
The white paper, released by the State Council Information Office Nike Air Vapormax , introduced facts about the development of public health as an essential element of human rights in China.
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BEIJING Air Vapormax Shoes , Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- China firmly supports the integration of the European Union (EU), a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday.
" RIO DE JANEIRO cheap nike air max 90 carved , Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Brazil will host the first World Indigenous Games, a multi-sport event which has attracted some 1,800 indigenous athletes from 24 countries and regions, in the city of Palmas from Oct. 23 to Nov. 1.
Brazil, home to nearly 900,000 indigenous peoples from 305 different indigenous ethnicities that speak 274 languages cheap nike air max 90 print , has held a dozen Indigenous Games for its own natives since 1996 and decided to expand the games into a truly international event.
As well as peoples from all the Americas, delegations will be arriving from Australia, Russia and the Philippines. From Brazil alone, 24 indigenous ethnicities will be attending.
""It's a very important moment for Brazil,"" said Brazil's Sports Minister, George Hilton. ""It's a time of exchanging knowledge and it's a good time to promote the indigenous peoples through the games.""
Indigenous athletes will compete in a variety of sporting events cheap nike air max 90 floral , ranging from a few Western-style competitions (football, athletics) to many indigenous traditional games.
Some will be played competitively such as canoeing, archery and Corrida de Tora, but there will be a huge number of non-competitive demonstration events in which indigenous peoples have chosen to showcase their living heritage of games.
A good example is xikunahity, a football-style game in which the ball is controlled only with head.
""It's not only about the games but they are also going to be showing their culture through food, through their art and they are bringing their own interpreters so that one tribe can communicate with the other cheap nike air max 90 womens ,"" Hilton said.
In a famous scene from Thailand's award-winning soap opera "The Power of Shadows," the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and they live happily ever after.
Boy Meets Girl, Boy Rapes Girl, Boy Marries Girl. The premise is so common in Thailand's popular primetime melodramas it could be called a national twist on the universal romantic plotline. But calls for change are growing.
The recent real-life rape and murder of a girl on an overnight train in Thailand has focused national outrage on messages in popular culture that trivialize — and some say even encourage — rape. Even the powerful general who took over the country in a coup this year had to apologize after suggesting that women who wear bikinis on the beach are vulnerable to sexual assault.
Many in the soap opera industry continue to defend sexual violence, in part cheap nike air max 90 retro , as a key to high ratings in a fiercely competitive industry that draws more than 18 million viewers a night to network television, nearly a quarter of Thailand's population.
Award-winning director Sitthiwat Tappan even describes some rape scenes as a sort of public service.
"There might be a scene where a woman is dressed sexy, and she walks past a man who has been drinking, and it shows on his face that he's aroused and wants her," Sitthiwat said. "In the end, she succumbs to the physical power of the man."
"Scenes like this try to teach society that women should not travel alone or wear revealing clothes cheap nike air max 90 mens ," the director said. "And men shouldn't drink."
But rapists are seldom punished in TV melodramas, and their victims rarely talk about it. That much, at least, is reflected in real life.
Last year, the Public Health Ministry said its hotlines received 31,866 calls from victims of rape or sexual assault. But police that year filed only 3 cheap nike air max 90 le ,300 rape cases, and made just 2,245 arrests. Even the hotline number is believed to be far lower than the actual number of assaults in this Southeast Asian country of 67 million.
Public concern about rape in Thai society grew this summer, after a 13-year-old girl was raped on an overnight train, then suffocated and thrown out the window. A 22-year-old train employee has been convicted of the attack and sentenced to death, and the rail authority has introduced a women-and-children-only sleeper carriage with policewomen as guards.
Indignant newspaper editorials and TV talk shows have triggered a national conversation cheap nike air max 90 br , and an online petition asking soap operas to stop romanticizing rape has attracted more than 30,000 signatures.
"I'm not saying soap operas are the cause of rape in Thailand. But I believe they are part of the problem," said Nitipan Wiprawit, a 36-year-old architect who launched the petition. "Soap operas send the message that rape is acceptable. This is something that needs to stop."
As a result of Nitipan's petition, the national broadcasting commission has organized roundtables that bring directors and screenwriters together with health and human rights experts to discusss the messages soap operas deliver. The latest one focused on how TV sexual violence influences Thai children, who are often raised on a steady diet of nighttime soaps that parents switch on after dinner.
"Some producers might say that what they're producing doesn't have an impact on people cheap nike air max 90 JCRD , but I assure you it does," Kemporn Wirunrapan, of Thailand's Child and Youth Media Institute, told the forum. "The more children see repetitive images of violence, the more it will be reinforced in their minds."
In a poll of more than 2,000 youths conducted by Thailand's Assumption University in 2008 cheap nike air max 90 sneakerboot , more than 20 percent of 13- to-19-year olds said rape scenes were their favorite part of TV shows. The same percentage of teenagers said they found rape to be a normal and acceptable act in society.
Yossinee Nanakorn, producer of one of Thailand's best-known soaps "Prisoner of Love," said rape scenes are sometimes essential to plotlines.
"Soap operas are all about conflict. Without conflict there's no story," she said. "We try to avoid rape scenes, but if it helps drive the story then we keep it."
The idea that some forms of sexual violence are acceptable is reflected even in the Thai language.
HAVANA Air Max 90 Kids Sale , July 21 (Xinhua) -- The Cuban Baseball Federation (CBF) Monday unveiled a 27-man lineup that will play an annual five-game serie against a U.S. university team from July 23-27 in two provinces of western Cuba.
The lineup features three catchers, nine infielders, five outfielders and 10 pitchers, according to Cuban sports news website Jit, and includes many young players who got outstanding results last season, such as first baseman Yasiel Santoya, shortstop Lourdes Gourriel and outfielder Roel Santos. Experienced players Air Max 90 Womens Sale , such as catcher Frank Camilo Morejon, are also on the team.
Technical director Alfonso Urquiola said the squad has a good defense and an inexperienced, "but very talented" pitching squad.
The team has trained "intensively," Urquiola said, but lacks experience in competing against foreign teams to measure its "technical, strategic and especially psychological skills, while the Americans will arrive on the island enriched by their international experience."
The U.S. squad was expected to land in Cuba on Monday Air Max 90 Mens Sale , after winning Baseball Week in Haarlem, the Netherlands.
The first two games of the serie will take place July 23-24 at the Victoria de Giron Stadium in Matanzas city, about 100 km east of Havana.
The action will then move to Captain San Luis Park, in the western-most province of Pinar del Rio, for three games from July 25-27.
This will mark only the third time Cuban and U.S. baseball teams face off since resuming Collegiate National Team competitions in 2012. So far the U.S. has seven wins.
Cuba won 3-2 at home in 2012, but lost 5-0 in the following year during the trip to the United States.
LONDON, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Tian Tian Air Max 90 Sale , the only female Chinese giant panda in Britain, is pregnant, and a curb could be born as early as Friday, local media reported here Thursday.
Edinburgh Zoo staff believe giant panda Tian Tian is pregnant, after the release of emails suggesting a cub could be born as early as Friday, said the reports.
Documents released Thursday showed that in late July this year, Tian Tian's pregnancy was "on track" and the mother-to-be is "doing real well."
Scottish government officials and staff at Edinburgh Zoo discussed in late July that Tian Tian was definitely pregnant and that her expected date Nike Air Max 90 Suede , at the time, was Aug. 25, according to the reports.
If a cub is born, it would be the first birth of a panda in Britain.
Tian Tian, which means Sweetie in Chinese, was born on Aug. 24, 2003 at the Beijing Zoo in China. She is currently living at Edinburgh Zoo Nike Air Max 90 Leather , Scotland.
Tian Tian and Yang Guang, meaning Sunshine in Chinese, are Britain's only pair of pandas. After their arrival, Edinburgh Zoo instantly became one of Scotland's most popular attractions.
Tian Tian has failed to produce a cub despite repeated artificial inseminations since her arrival at Edinburgh Zoo in December 2011.
The decision to go ahead with artificial insemination came after the zoo decided there was now no prospect of Tian Tian and Yang Guang ever mating naturally.
Panda reproduction is very difficult, partly due to the very short breeding window with ovulation occurring only once a year.
The zoo said that a pseudopregnancy, in which female pandas show physiological and behavioral signs of pregnancy without actually being pregnant, is possible. Many female pandas undergo pseudopregnancy and Edinburgh Zoo is using a battery of tests to try to rule it out.
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BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping said Wednesday that "historic shifts" have been made in the cause of the Communist Party of China and the country in the past five years.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Brazil' s state-controlled oil and gas giant Petrobras reported its net profits of 4.8 billion reals (1.5 billion U.S. dollars) in the first half of 2017, the company said on Thursday.
The figures are a sharp contrast from the 876-million-real (276 million U.S. dollars) reported in the same period last year and show Petrobras' recovery from the scandals which distracted and undermined the company in the past few years.
According to Petrobras, the positive results reflect a general improvement in the company's operational performance Nike Air Max 90 Womens , despite lower domestic sales of oil byproducts. In addition, there was a raise in the income originated from exports, as oil prices rose and the volume of exports increased.
Petrobras' total production of oil and gas totaled 2.79 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe). Domestic production rose six percent to 2.67 million boe, aided by Platform P-66 becoming operational in May.
Oil byproducts' domestic sales amounted to 1.94 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, down seven percent from the first half of 2016. Exports of oil and gas rose 48 percent, while imports fell 25 percent, which resulted in net exports to be 401 Nike Air Max 90 Mens ,000 boe per day in the first half of year 2017.
The company's free cash flow rose 70 percent, reaching 22.7 billion reals (7.1 billion U.S. dollars) in the first half of 2017, and its adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization rose six percent to 44.3 billion reals (13.9 billion U.S. dollars) in the meantime.
BEIJING Cheap Nike Vapormax Plus Triple White , Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- China's five-year treasury bond futures opened higher on Tuesday, with the contract for settlement in September 2017 opening 0.07 percent higher at 97.46 yuan (about 14.61 U.S. dollars).
The contract for settlement in December 2017 opened 0.07 percent higher at 97.66 yuan. The contract for settlement in March 2018 opened at 97.795 yuan, 0.02 percent higher from the previous close.
The contracts are agreements to buy or sell treasury bonds at a predetermined price and set date. They allow investors to bet on and profit from the movements in the value of the bonds.
The treasury bond futures were launched at the Shanghai-based China Financial Futures Exchange and started trading on Sept. 6, 2013. (This article is generated by Xinhua News Robot.)
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CANBERRA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of football fans swarmed Sydney Airport on Friday to catch a glimpse of their favorite Juventus players as they touched down in Australia for their A- League All-Stars match on Sunday.
About 500 fans draped in Juventus playing shirts crowded the international terminal as early as 3:30 am local time to get a good vantage point for the Italian club's arrival at 6 am.
Chairman Andrea Agnelli was the first to duck his head into the public gallery at 6:40 am, and 20 minutes later the players made their way through a mob of excited fans Cheap Nike Vapormax Plus White , most of whom were desperate for a 'selfie' with their idols.
Following the lead of English giants Manchester United and Liverpool, who last year played exhibition matches in Sydney and Melbourne, respectively, Juventus have made the trip to Australia this week for a practice hit-out ahead of the new Serie A season in Italy.
And leading the A-League All-Stars will be a face familiar to all Juve supporters the former bianconeri captain and team talisman Cheap Nike Vapormax Plus Sunset , 39-year-old Alessandro Del Piero.
Del Piero will play against his beloved club for the first and almost certainly only time in his life when he leads the A-League team out of the tunnel at ANZ Stadium.
Despite the healing of time after what was speculated to be an unhappy departure from Turin, Del Piero said he had no regrets about leaving the team he loves and teammates he considers family.
"No, no, no. I had a great time at Juventus and I enjoyed every single moment. I am still a fan of Juventus now Cheap Nike Vapormax Triple Black ," Del Piero said.
While Juventus scored an 8-1 drubbing of an Indonesian select team on Wednesday, A-League All Stars goalkeeper Mark Birighitti said he was not worried about facing the Italian champions.
The Newcastle keeper expects to come on for the second half of Sundays' game, replacing Eugene Galekovic, the man he also started behind at his previous A-League club Cheap Nike Vapormax Triple White , Adelaide.
"No, we've been doing a lot of video analysis on Juventus," Birighitti said. "There's certain areas in their game where we can definitely hurt them in transition and we've got good enough players here.
"We've got enough quality in this side to give it a good crack. "
Juventus won the Italian top flight by 17 points ahead of Roma last season and the fabled outfit is still able to attract some of the world's best talent despite Serie A's flagging status among other leagues in Europe, such La Liga Cheap Nike Vapormax Black , Bundesliga and the EPL.
Among the squad in Australia is host of football royalty, including midfielders Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, defenders Giorgio Chiellini and Patrice Evra Cheap Nike Vapormax White , and strikers Fernando Llorente, who scored a hattrick in Indonesia, and Carlos Tevez.
NAIROBI， June 23 (Xinhua) -- It is every athlete' s nightmare to plan on how to sail through the explosive Kenyan trials to select the team to represent the country at the Rio Olympics.
This has been expressed by Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha， who despite being the champion， knows he still faces a litmus test to secure the automatic ticket to defend his crown in the Brazilian city in August.
Kenya is gifted with huge talent reservoir especially in the long and middle distance races and it boils down to a real battle on the track for the country to select the best three.
This year， the selection will be held in Eldoret from June 30 to Aug. 2.
"Sometime it is tough being a Kenyan athlete. While most other countries are struggling to find a single athlete to qualify for the Olympics， Kenya has over 5000 athletes who have run Olympic qualification times in 2016 alone，" said Rudisha， who has cut off his training camp in Europe to return home in Eldoret for the national trials next week.
Rudisha noted that it is always hard to secure a chance to represent Kenya and everyone selected must hold it dear to his heart the honour represent the country in any event， especially， the epitome of sports excellence， the Olympic Games.
"It is not every day we get the chance to compete for Kenya. Case in point is the men's marathon， where over 417 men have run Olympic qualification times (2:20:00) in the last six months， but only three can go. How do you select three athletes from a strong squad of 417?" he posed.
Indeed only the first two across the finish line during the trials are assured of an automatic ticket to the Olympics.
The third athlete will have to wait for approval from the selection committee and this decision has been shielded in a lot of secrecy and controversy.
Chinese education authorities announced that they encourage and support eligible universities' recruitment of students with soccer skills to form high-level soccer teams.
This appears to be the first time that the ministry has highlighted soccer in its circular on recruiting students with special talent in art and sports www.max90shoes2018.com , China West City Daily reported on Tuesday.
The statement, published on the official website of China's Ministry of Education (MOE) on December 22, said that the MOE encourages eligible universities to form high-level soccer teams through an existing separate track allowing students recruited for nonacademic talents to enroll with lower academic scores.
The statement also specified the maximum number of recruits and defined basic academic standards for them.
"Previously cheap nike air max 90 2018 , it was hard for teachers in primary or secondary schools to encourage students to play soccer, as many universities had stopped recruiting students for their soccer skills. This statement paves the way for students to gain admission to their ideal universities through their talent in soccer," Ma Dexing new cheap nike air max 90 , deputy editor of Changsha-based Titan Sports, told the Global Times.
Tsinghua University, one of the top universities in China cheap nike air max 90 sale , began to recruit soccer players in March and was estimated to have admitted up to 12 of the 100 candidates it considered, following a 5-year suspension of recruitment, news site cnr reported in March.
The Global Times also learned that Peking University plans to recruit male soccer talents in 2016.
A former Beijing-based university soccer player who asked to remain anonymous told the Global Times on Tuesday that in addition to receiving governmental support cheap nike air max 90 shoes , players also expect university presidents to begin attaching greater importance to soccer on campus.
Soccer classes, clubs and schools have mushroomed across China after the country's central reform group, headed by President Xi Jinping cheap nike air max 90 , passed an ambitious plan to develop and revitalize soccer in February. "We must develop and revitalize soccer to ensure we are a strong nation of sports," read a statement issued after the plan's unveiling, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
In August, the MOE announced a plan to include soccer in an index assessing students' overall performance and vowed to establish 50,000 soccer schools by the end of 2025.
HOBOKEN， N.J.， the United States， Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- One person was confirmed dead and some 100 people injured after a transit train crashed into Hoboken station， the U.S. state of New Jersey， during Thursday morning's rush-hour， authorities said.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said one death has been confirmed， noting that so far no signs indicated the crash "was anything other than accident."
Earlier， local TV station WNBC reported three fatalities due to the crash.
The train plowed into Hoboken station just before 9:00 am local time (1300 GMT) when around 250 passengers were on board. Hoboken station， which sits 11 kilometers outside New York city， is a hub for commuters to switch for Manhattan.
All trapped people have been rescued from the train wreckage， according to local media reports. Jersey City Medical Center officials said they have seen 40 walk-in patients from the crash， with 11 patients in the emergency department.
Hoboken University Medical Center officials said they received 22 patients from the crash， including five with lacerations and three fractures.
"Initial reports indicate multiple critical injuries，" said the New Jersey Transit in a statement.
"At approximately 8:45 a.m.， train 1614， a Pascack Valley line departure from Spring Valley operating to Hoboken， struck the Hoboken Terminal building on track 5，" said the statement.
A large part of station roof has collapsed amid heavy and extensive damage to the train and the station due to the crash. Twisted piles of metal and bricks as well as other debris are scattered across the platform， pictures on social media show.
Preliminary reports suggested the crash was an accident or caused by operator error， though it was early in the investigation.
Some witnesses said the train went into the station at a speed "faster than usual."
"Just felt like it (the train) never stopped. It didn't slow down. It didn't brake，" Jamie Weatherhead-Sal， a passenger in the first car of the train， told NBC.
The train "went right through the barriers and into the reception area，" Radio station WFAN anchor John Minko said earlier.
Mr. Rosenthal， a Hoboken resident who lives just blocks away from the station， told Xinhua that the town hadn't seen any major train accident like this for the past 20 years.
"It was tragic and terrible，" said Rosentha， adding that he decided to work at home for the day due to the expected traffic turmoil triggered by the accident.
Several fast food stores and bars close to the scene put out free coffee and mineral water on the roadside for the emergency response staff passing by.
The train was not equipped with Positive Train Control (PTC) technology that can automatically slow down trains when they exceed the speed limit on a stretch of track and therefore could have prevented it from roaring off the rails， according to a NBC news report.
The absence of PTC was blamed by the National Transportation Safety Board for the 2015 derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia that left eight people dead. The New Jersey Transit has a Dec. 31， 2018 deadline for putting this technology in place.
The U.S. Department of Transportation said federal rail investigators have arrived on site. All rail service has been suspended in and out of Hoboken after the crash.
BEIJING Vans Sk8-Hi Reissue Leer Zwart Wit Bestellen , Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's outstanding external debt continued to grow in the second quarter as the economy firms up, the country's foreign exchange regulator said Friday.
The debt settled at 1.56 trillion U.S. dollars at the end of June, up 8.7 percent from a quarter earlier, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) said in a statement.
The majority of China's external debt owed to foreign creditors results from short-term borrowing, while long- and medium-term outstanding external debt accounted for 36 percent, SAFE data showed.
The SAFE attributed the growth of external debt to steady economic growth and stable foreign trade in the first half as well as the central government's efforts to facilitate cross-border financing.
The SAFE predicted steady growth of external debt as China's economic fundamental remains solid.
It also promised better debt management and strengthened supervision of capital flow.
"We are heartbroken to share the news that our beloved Jim ' Bear' Brady has passed away after a series of health issues," Brady's family said in a statement.
U.S. President Barack Obama issued a statement Monday afternoon on the passing of Brady, expressing condolences to his family.
"Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the family of former White House Press Secretary James Brady on his passing," Obama said.
"Jim is a legend at the White House for his warmth and professionalism as press secretary for President Reagan; for the strength he brought to bear in recovering from the shooting that nearly killed him 33 years ago; and for turning the events of that terrible afternoon into a remarkable legacy of service through the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence," Obama noted.
Since 1993, the law that bears Brady's name has kept guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals Vans Old Skool LichtGrijs Wit Outlet , he said, adding that "an untold number of people are alive today who otherwise wouldn't be, thanks to Jim."
Brady had served as Reagan's press secretary for only 69 days. When he accompanied the president to a speech at a Washington hotel on March 30, 1981, a man opened fire, attempting to shoot Reagan, and a bullet hit Brady in the head.
Brady was seriously injured by the assassination attempt and confined to a wheelchair after the incident. He and his wife Dames Vans Old Skool Roze Wit Uitverkoop , Sarah, went on to become dedicated advocates for gun control, and he became the namesake for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, on Friday said that more than 191, 000 people have been killed in Syria between March 2011 Dime X Vans Old Skool Pro Marine Blauw , when the Syrian crisis began, and the end of April this year, saying that the ongoing fighting there "has dropped off the international radar."
"Ms. Pillay said that the number released by her office is more than double the number documented a year ago," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here. "But, she said, tragically, the new figure is probably underestimates the real total number of people killed."
"Ms. Pillay said she deeply regrets that Uitverkoop Vans Perf Leer Old Skool Zip Wit , due to the onset of so many other armed conflicts, the fighting in Syria and its impact on millions of civilians has dropped off the international radar," Dujarric said.
She said it was "scandalous" that the predicament of so many people is no longer attracting attention, and allowed to continue with no end in sight, affecting neighbouring Iraq and Lebanon.
"The killers, destroyers and torturers in Syria have been empowered and emboldened by the international paralysis," she said.
The figure was obtained by cross-checking a combined list of 318 Vans Old Skool Leer Zip Wit Goedkope ,910 reported killings, fully identified by the name of the victim, as well as the date and location of the death. According to Pillay's office, any reported killing that did not include at least these three elements was excluded.
The list was compiled using datasets from five different sources, three of which have reported killings throughout the whole three-year period, and two of which -- including the government of Syria -- cover only part of the period.
Records of reported killings were compared in order to identify duplicates, resulting in the final figure of 191 Vans Old Skool Pro Zwart Wit Uitverkoop ,369 unique records of conflict-related deaths as of 30 April 2014.
Nearly 52,000 other reporter killings did not contain sufficient information to be counted, according to the study. The authors added that there is a "strong likelihood" that a significant number of killings may not have been reported at all.
Justin Gatlin turned back the clock with a victory in the 100 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday.
Gatlin won at the Diamond League meet in a wind-aided time of 9.88 seconds, beating fellow Americans Michael Rodgers and Ryan Bailey. The 31-year old, who won the bronze medal at the London Games, joked afterward: "I just age like wine."
Gatlin won the Olympic gold medal at the Athens Games but his promising career was derailed in 2006 by a positive drug test that led to a four-year ban. He has since worked hard to repair his past and was the defending champion at the Prefontaine, winning last year in 9.9 in a tuneup for the US Olympic trials.
"I felt like I had a pretty good start, and I brought it home pretty good," Gatlin said. "Last year Vans Old Skool Zwart Blauw Outlet , my 20 meters before the finish line wasn't as strong as I wanted it to be.
CAIRO， July 24 (Xinhua) -- Egypt has seen promising growth in the number of Chinese tourists this year， yet the country is exerting more efforts to increase the number in the near future， Egyptian Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed told Xinhua in an interview Sunday.
The number of Chinese visitors to Egypt increased from 65，000 to 135，000 in 2015， and the tourism ministry has been targeting to greatly multiply the number in 2016 amid recession in Western tourists， given the distinguished ties and the growing partnership between the most populous Arab country and the most populous country in the world.
"The growth is promising. However， we're still far away from the targets we want to achieve. We certainly appreciate and value the Chinese tourists coming to Egypt. I think we don't have enough share out of that market，" the minister said， stressing that his ministry is working on all of the strategies to attract more Chinese tourists.
Rashed explained that his ministry is currently working on all relevant mechanisms， including airline shares， development of the marketing and the advertising strategies and others "to increase the volume that we generate from the Chinese market."
Egypt has been suffering a sharp decline in the tourism sector over the past few years due to political turmoil. The situation further deteriorated due to the Russian plane crash in Sinai that killed over 200 in October last year， an Italian student's death from torture in Cairo in early February and a tragic fall of an EgyptAir flight in May that killed all 66 people on board.
Tourism is one of the main sources of national income and foreign currency reserves in Egypt， with about 4 million Egyptians working in the industry.
In 2010， it brought the country about 13 billion U.S. dollars as over 14.7 million tourists visited Egypt. The number of visitors kept falling until it reached 9.3 million in 2015 with 6.1 billion dollars in revenues.
The Egyptian tourism minister argued that the attack on tourism is not restricted to Egypt， citing some recent terror and violent acts in Munich， Nice， the United States and others， stressing his country's massive efforts to fight against terrorism in and outside its territories. "We need global cooperation to make the world much safer，" he said.
Many Russian and Western tourists listened to the travel advisories of their governments to avoid Egypt for safety reasons， yet Egypt is noticeably achieving more security and stability as testified by most foreigners visiting the country.
"The message is that Egypt is where the history started，" Rashed told Xinhua， adding that he has talked to many Chinese living in Egypt， and "they all feel very comfortable and safe to live， walk in the streets and drive here， which is a testimony that Egypt is evidently safe."
Egypt launched on Saturday the first Afro-Chinese Arts and Folklore Festival in the capital Cairo under the auspices of the tourism ministry， featuring various kinds of arts and performances from 17 countries including Egypt， China， Morocco， Algeria， Cameron， Ethiopia， South Sudan and others.
The minister said that tourism is a very cultural embedded industry， boasting that Egypt has one-third of the antiquities of the world "besides the largest beaches on the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea that are so attractive to all visitors including the Chinese."
"I certainly believe that this festival comes on time， and we really need to work together to make it more popular to bedazzle people outside Egypt and urge them to the visit the country，" Rashed told Xinhua， describing the festival as a proof of Egypt's safety and "an additional value" to visiting the country.
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