According to the ambitious plan released by the General Admi nistration of Sport of China in 2016 to construct winter sports infrastructure and popularize winter spor ts, at least 650 skating rinks and 800 ski resorts are expected to be build nationwide by 2022. By 2025, about 300 million people in the country are expected to participate in winter sports, increasing the market value of the winter sports sector to 1 trillion yuan. Driven by multiple momentums, China has witnessed rapid growth in the winter sports ind ustry in recent years, such as venue facilities, training, tourism and equipment sectors, said Peng Weiyong, dep utyRead More →

not adjusted for more than one year, while 54 percent said their salary was cut due to shrinking bonuses. Nearly 54 percent of those surveyed said they were unable to strike a balance bet ween family and career due to low salary, according to the survey. The survey was based on questionnaires completed by 1,064 employees aged 20 and above from Jan 24 to Feb 11. According to the island’s statistical agency, the real average monthly salary of employees in Taiwan’s industrial and ser vice sectors was NT$38,235 ($1,243) in 2018, which is below the average monthly salary of NT$38,398 in 2001. Employees in theRead More →

As the United States and China continued trade talks this week, companies and industries in both countries, including the education sector, will be hoping for a sign ificant breakthrough that can lift Sino-US relations from the current morass and end the tit-for-tat trade war that has seriously affected exchanges of goods, technology and people between our nations. For Sino-US joint-venture universities, such as Duke Kunshan University, in China’s eastern p rovince of Jiangsu, the ramifications of a further ramp-up in tensions would be felt acutely. Fortunately, the impact of the trade dispute on these educational joint ve ntures has been minimal. But naturally there hasRead More →

give full play to its advantages and seek complementary and mutually beneficial cooperation on inn ovation and technology in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Ba y Area, an official of the HKSAR government said in a recent interview with Xinhua. The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area aims at building a globally influenti al international innovation and technology hub, and Hong Kong’s role should be “capitalizing its strengths to serve the country’s needs,” the HKSAR government’s Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nic holas Yang said Tuesday, one day after China unveiled an outline development plan for the Greater Bay Area. To build an internationalRead More →

  succumbed to public pressure.   ”I think all the women are lying,” attorney Steve Greenberg said. “Mr. Kelly is strong, he’s got a lot of support and he’s going to be vindicated on all these charges — one by one if it has to be.”   Kelly turned himself in Friday night, just hours after Chicago police issued a warrant for his arrest. He arrived in a large, black van wearing a hoodie under an electric blue puffer jacket. He waded through a sea of reporters asking que stions like “What do you have to say to the fans?” and “What do you have to say toRead More →

  multiple sexual, illegal acts against a 14-year-old girl,” he told reporters Friday. He said Foxx’s investigation was “very thorough … dedicated and methodical.”   CNN has seen the VHS tape, which is 42 minutes and 45 seconds, clear and explicit . It appears to show Kelly having sex with a girl who refers to her body parts as 14 years old.   In a news conference Friday, his attorney told reporters he did not know what was on the tape.Greenberg brought a point of contention to one of the cases in the indictment.   ”One of the charges appears to involve the same alleged victim from the earlierRead More →

  Congratulations to Kelly Craft. She’s done a great job representing us as @USAmbCa nada and we know she’ll be a strong voice for America at the United Nations. #USstrong.”   CNN reported earlier this week that Craft was being considered, along with US Ambassador to Germany Richard Gr enell, US Ambassador to France Jamie McCourt and former National Security Council official Dina Powell.   Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a statement on Friday applauding Trump’s announcement, say ing he is “very pleased” and that Craft “has been an outstanding advocate for America’s national security and eco nomic interests in Canada and she is extremely well-qualified toRead More →

  back to whoever sent you here,” she says, citing that the deal doesn’t have a single Republican in favor of the proposal and “the k ey to good legislation is to tailor something that you write so that it can pass, and you can get a step ahead.”   When a girl urges her to vote yes anyway, Feinstein replies, “I may do that … but it’s not a good resolution.”   In a statement Friday night about the confrontation, Feinstein said she “always welcomes the oppo rtunity to hear from Californians who feel passionately about this issue and it remains a top priority of mine.”   ”Unfortunately,Read More →

  can only have wished for.Biden’s antidote to Trump’s two years was to promise change.   ”And I promise you, I promise you. As my mother would say, ‘this too shall pass.’ We will be back. We will be back. Don’t have any doubt about that.”   Right on cue more applause fell about him.   No need to guess whom the Munich crowd would put in the White House given the chance.   Two years of Trump has had an impact.   In the hotel this weekend the view is that he is not a safe pair of hands for today’s security challenges.   At a presentation titled “NATO at 70:Read More →

  a statement saying he had met with Gulf leaders to discuss their common interest in “war wit h Iran.” On Thursday, Netanyahu added his own criticism of Europe, noting that the US had pulled out of the Iran deal and added sanctions. “The Europeans should join this effort rather than try to circumvent it,” he said.   Pence’s remarks — both about Europe and advocating for an aggress ive stance against Iran — are likely to become yet another irritant between the US and Eu rope, already at odds over the Iran nuclear deal, trade, the Paris climate agreement as well as President Donald Tr ump’sRead More →