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Belt and Road will trigger paradigm shift

[2017-03-22 07:24]

China's role in the global context has grown in terms of its output, trade and now its voice and leadership in sustainable and inclusive development, and resolve to pursue low carbon pathways. A further paradigm shift is anticipated in the role and influence of China, as it delivers on the Belt and Road Initiative (the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road) by leveraging on its successful infrastructure capabilities and the capital strengths of new financing vehicles such as Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and New Development Bank.

Norway is happiest country

[2017-03-21 07:27]

NEW YORK - Norway displaced Denmark as the world's happiest country in a new report released on Monday that called on nations to build social trust and equality to improve the well-being of their citizens.

Julia, a Muppet with autism, is the new kid on Sesame Street

[2017-03-21 07:27]

NEW YORK - Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted.

Community fights eviction by going green

[2017-03-21 07:27]

JAKARTA - Brightly colored wooden and brick houses line a clean riverside path amid trees and vegetable gardens, a tranquil scene in the normally chaotic Indonesian capital Jakarta.

Canadian wins $1m global award for teaching excellence

[2017-03-21 07:27]

DUBAI - A Canadian school teacher whose teaching philosophy underscores hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize on Sunday in what has become one of the most-coveted and high-profile awards for teaching excellence.

Australian island to wipe out feral cats

[2017-03-21 07:27]

SYDNEY - Victoria's Phillip Island could soon be a cat-free zone to protect the island's iconic penguin population. The state government is reportedly considering a radical bid to wipe out the feral cat population on the island, which is 80 kilometers southeast of Melbourne, while also forcing owners to keep domestic felines indoors.

Rallying efforts to fight against protectionism

[2017-03-21 07:31]

At the insistence of the United States, finance ministers and central bank governors from the world's biggest economies ended a G20 meeting in Germany on Saturday without agreeing on resisting protectionism and supporting free trade.

BRICS has bright prospects

[2017-03-21 07:31]

At the BRICS summit for finance ministers and central bankers in Germany's southwestern city of Baden-Baden on Friday, China promised to work with the other BRICS members to actively push forward their financial cooperation ahead of the group's ninth leaders' meeting, which will be held in the coastal city of Xiamen in East China's Fujian province in September.

E-commerce is real economy, also benefits the service sector

[2017-03-21 07:31]

IS E-COMMERCE PART OF THE REAL ECONOMY? That has long been a question. On Sunday, People's Daily published an article on its front page, saying that the new, real economy is rising. Beijing Youth Daily comments:

Bike-hire services unlikely to go further

[2017-03-21 07:31]

CHINESE BIKE-SHARING COMPANY OFO is running a trial to exempt users from paying a deposit in Shanghai, a move that will likely intensify the competition in the sector. Beijing News commented on Monday:

Businesses should not show any favor to civil servants

[2017-03-21 07:31]

IN SOME AUDI 4S dealerships, different customers are treated differently. For instance, civil servants enjoy a 1 or 2 percent discount. This is a form of corruption, Beijing News commented on Monday:

Troubled times both opportunity and test

[2017-03-21 07:31]

The two months of Donald Trump's presidency in the United States have produced one surprise after another in its foreign policy, including its China policy. However, worries about the possible deterioration in China-US relations, especially economic ties, have been allayed, for now, because of some positive developments of late.

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