It was reported that the fire could be caused by lightening strike. Moscow’s transport prosecution office is investigating into the incident and it will check i f there were violations of the flight safety legislation, according to Sputnik news agency. Sarah Daley, a student at the University of Virginia, has deep connectio ns with China. She spent the summer of 2018 teach ing English in Hebei province and has a younger sister who was adopted from China in 2009. Both experiences left her with positive impressions of Chinese people and long-lasting friendships. Those connections led to Daley being honored by the Chinese embassy in theRead More →

Firms from China and the UK are ideal partners in many countries along t he Belt and Road Initiative, a China-Britain Business Council official said in Beijing. “The UK has taken a very positive view on seizing these opportunit ies for UK businesses, particularly our banks, our large consultancy firms and our infr astructure companies,” said Jeff Astle, managing director of China operations at the council. British expertise in areas of financial services, banking, legal services, consulting services around engineering pro vides a broad range of opportunities for UK firms to collaborate with Chinese firms in other countries, Astle said. “We benefit from many EnglishRead More →

 aspects,” he said, adding that besides a growth rate withi n a reasonable range, the economy is likely to register accelerated prog ress toward higher-quality development this year amid a new round of reform and opening-up. “Structural opportunities (in the capital market) may con tinuously emerge from the development of the new economy and mass co nsumption upgrades, fueling the long-term inflow of international capital,” he said. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde sai in a recent interview with China Central Television that China’s economic d evelopment now allows for “a focus on quality growth”, rather than necessarily quantity growth. “And China’s development is clearly atRead More →

 said. “This is not only beneficial to the two countries and their peoples, but also conducive to the entire world.” The words came as the US Department of Commerce reported that the US trade deficit with China narrowed by 6.4 perce nt to $34.5 billion in January. US goods exports to China dropped 22.3 percent to $7.1 billion, the lowest since Sep tember 2010, and Chinese imports dropped 9.6 percent to $41.6 billion, the Commerce Department said. The trade imbalance has been at the center of monthslong tensions between China and the US. Other iss ues at the top of the list for their consultationsRead More →

ence” leader, to stop over in Hawaii on her way back to the island after an eight-day tour of thr ee Pacific island nations this week, Washington is breaching all established protocols and violating the 1979 Joint Communiqué. Beijing lodged “stern representations” with Washington on Thursday against Tsai’s transit in Hawaii. “We have consistently and resolutely opposed the United States or other countries which have diplomatic relations with China arranging this kind of transit,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Ge ng Shuang said in Beijing. Beijing has urged Washington not to send “Taiwan independence forces any wrong signal”, Geng said. The method behind fluctuating policy of USRead More →

extended her condolences to the victims and their families and people who are affected by the attacks. “Our thoughts go to the victims and their families and everyone that being affect,” Dalziel said . She also acknowledged the extraordinary response from the police and first responders. “An attack on the Muslin community is an attack on us, on Christchurch and on New Zealand,” Dalziel said. She believed that Christchurch people will go thro ugh this together by “looking after each other … in many diverse communities in our city.” Calling the event “an unspeakable tragedy,” the mayor told Xinhua, “We need to make sure thatRead More →

  She’s ski racing’s undoubted new queen, but Mikaela Shiffrin finished the slalom season in regal fashion with victory in the final race in Andorra.   The 24-year-old clinched her 16th win of a record-breaking season Saturday to take her tally to 59 World Cup titles overall.   The victory was also her 40th slalom win to equal the record of Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark, who heads the all-time list with 86 World Cup wins.   Overall champion Shiffrin, who topped the slalom standings from Slovakia’s P etra Vlhova and Swiss Wendy Holdener, is hot favorite to clinch the giant slalom crystal globe Sunday.   The American has a 97-pointRead More →

first mission in about five years if all goes well. Like other Kuaizhou types, they will be mainly tas ked with meeting demands in commercial launch service from the burgeoning satellite industry in China. Meanwhile, designers also hope the Kuaizhou 21 will have the opportu nity to serve government space programs such as the space station program, he added. Zhang Di, a vice-president at the academy, previously told China Daily that the Kuaizhou 21 will b e powerful enough to transport supplies to the country’s future space station or to ferry robotic probes to planets far from Earth. CASIC began to develop the Kuaizhou seriesRead More →

The night before his historic summit with US President Donald Trump last June, North Kore an leader Kim Jong Un took a surprise stroll in downtown Singapore to see the sights of the wealthy capitalist city. The inference seemed clear. If cash-strapped Pyongyang chooses to engage the world — and ditch its nuclear weapons — this could be its future. Trump and Kim will this month have an even more symbolic backdrop for their next mee ting: Vietnam, a country which transformed itself from bitter US enemy to peaceful partner in less than 50 years. Experts believe the Trump administration plans to sell North KoreaRead More →

Forget asteroids, it is the United States and its pathological need to maintain its he gemony at any cost that pose the biggest threat to humanity from space. In its latest Defense Intelligence Agency report, the US claims that Russia and Chi na have taken steps to challenge the US in space technology, blatantly ig noring the fact that space does not belong to it, and every country has the right to peacefully explore it. The report says that “long-standing technological and cost barriers to space are falling, enabling more countries and commercial firms to participate in sa tellite construction, space launch, space exploration andRead More →