nitiative is a challenge, but achievable,” she said, adding that at the heart of this challenge lies great potenti
al for innovation and creativity, such as new dis
aster risk prediction and analysis, and disaster-resilient infrastructures. Huang Runqiu, vice-minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said dis
reduction of natural hazards along the initiative is crucial for its success and sustainability. Regions at the heart of the initiative, such as the Tianshan-Pamir Platea
u, the H
imalayas, eastern parts of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and South Asia, are facing serio us disaster threats due to tectonic movements, fragile ecosystems and extreme weather, he said.
k Slotte, a senior disaster management expert from the UN Environm ent Program, said poorly managed infrastructure projects can damage the ecosystem.
rimination bent of the law which, in my view, will lead to a significan
t inward flow of foreign capital in key services
and advanced manufacturing sectors,” he said. Overholt said “the list of issues that President Xi has addr
essed are the issues that the business commu
nity is concerned about”. “It is excellent that President Xi recognized some problems,” especially those associated with its Belt and Road Ini
tiative, such as transparency and corrupt
ion, said Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council. Experts also were interested in how the reform policies and laws would be implemented, something Xi addressed in his speech.
re very positive about the direction, but they need t o know the details” of how the promises would be delivered, Overholt said.
The ongoing China-led international collaboration project Tianq
in, a spac
e-based gravitational wave detection syste m scheduled to be completed by 2035, is expected to significantly improve unders
of major cosmic phenomena, including black holes, scientists said. Tianqin uses the Chinese words tian, meaning sk
y or heav
ens, and qin, meaning stringed musical instrument. It will consist of three satellites forming an equilater
al triangle around Earth at an orbit of 100,000 kilometers.
ill work to detect gravitational waves, whic h scientists theorize are ripples in the fabric of space-time caused by violen
t cosmic events, such as colliding black holes, supernovas and even the birth of the universe.
The Xiongan New Area in north China have completed an afforestation project of more tha
n 1,400 hectares with several green belts built this spring, the Hebei provincial forestry
and grassland bureau said Sunday. By the end of March 29, Xiongan had planted trees covering an area of 1,466.7 hectares.
Xiongan New Area afforested a total of 7,333 hectares, increasing the area’ forest coverage by 6 percent. In January, China’s central authorities approved the 2018-2035 master plan for Xiongan. According to the plan, which str
esses high-quality development, Xiongan will beco
me a modern city that is green, intell igent and livable with “relatively strong competitiveness and human-environment harmony by 2035.”
Hebei will beef up afforestation programs. A total of 513,333 hec
f forest will be added in the province in 2019, increasing the forest coverage to 35 percent. The province began a three-year afforestation campaign in 2018, planting more trees to build a “green wall” for Beijing.
inated and inter-connected, and fair and inclusive approach and forge a growth
model of vitality, a cooperation model of openness and win-win results, and a developm
ent model of balance and common benefits
, so that people from across the world could share the benefits of economic globalization, Xi said. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Wang said.
his visit, Xi, based on China’s just-concluded Two Sessions earlier this month, illu strated to the European leaders the fine performances of the Chinese economy which ha
d overcome multiple challenges in 2018. Wang said Xi also introduced the newly-adopted foreign investment law, emphasizi
ng that it is necessary to use legal means to better protect intellectual property rights an
d attract foreign investment. Xi pointed out that China will continue to push forward all-round reform and opening-up, promote trade and investment
liberalization and facilitation, so that European friends can better share China’s development opportunities.