The annual China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair has played an increasin
上海千花网女神会所gly important role of strengthening cooperation between Chinese business owners and their overseas counterparts, said the event’s organizers.
This year’s fair will start on Oct 10 in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, with 6,000 booths that cover a total area of 150,000 square meters.
Over the past 13 years, more than 8,200 overseas companies had participated in the fair,上海千花网
and 16 countries and international organizations had served as co-hosts of the event.
Following Russia and India, South Africa becomes a co-host of the fair this year, showing the important role of the fair of promoting trade and
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International business fair promotes entrepreneurial cooperation, trade
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization is another co-host of this year’s event.
“Thanks to its growing importance of promoting cooperation among global SMEs, more countries and international organizations have shown their interests in co
-hosting the event,” said He Zuoxian, deputy director-general of the Guangdong SME Bureau and director-general of the Bureau of CISMEF.上海千花网
He said a growing number of countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Britain and Israel, are preparing to s
end delegations to the event and will talk to the organizers about possible cooperation with the fair in future years.上海千花网女神会所
Edith Vries, director-general of the Department of Small Business Development of South Africa, said the annual CISMEF has become a global sta
ge where the country’s entrepreneurs display their products to the international market.
“We intend to use the fair as a platform to unlock markets for our small businesses and cooperatives,” Vries said.
nd for decades and witnessed local farmers’ continuous battles against sandstorms.
“It didn’t just feel like a black storm, it was as if the whole desert was approachi
ng,” recalls Liu Conghui, a writer who was born, and still lives, near the farm Wang once worked.
As the menacing sandstorms made the area increasingly inhospitable, Liu’s whole community planned to up sticks.
To restore the local ecosystem, the Chinese government launched
a 10.7 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) project in 2001. A set of measures were adopted such as sav
ing water, converting farmland into grassland, providing treatment for dry riverways and building dams. In addition to t
hose measures, industrial and agricultural use of water in cities and counties along the river was limited.
Over the past two decades, Xinjiang has infused 7.7 billion cubic meters of water into
the dry trunk stream of the lower reaches of the Tarim River in 19 rounds of water diversion.
higher than in previous years,” she said. “Also, the rainy season is supposed to
begin after the May Day holiday, but I haven’t seen a drop of rain so far.”
Data from the National Climate Center shows that the average rainfall from April 1 to May 17 is 35.3 millim
eters, down almost two-thirds from the same period last year, the least recorded rainfall over that period since 1961.
In addition to the drought, the average temperature is 1.9 C higher than average for the period, the highest since 1961.
Chen, the chief forecaster, said that according to the mid- to long-term forecast ra
infall will relieve drought in the eastern part of Yunnan province, though its western part will still be plagued by the drought.
Surveillance from the National Climate Center shows that
drought is also occurring in the Inner Mongolia and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous regions, as well
World-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I.M. Pei,
has died at the age of 102 at his home in Manhattan, according to multiple reports on Thursday.
Praised as “one of the most revered architects in the world” by The New York Times, Pei has le
ft the world many of its most well-known architectural designs, among many other intangible heritages.
Pei’s modern designs and high-profile projects led him to be considered one of the most high-prof
ile architects of the 20th century, with the renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum perhaps the most famo
us project he embarked on. He was also involved in the building of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
What Pei valued most in architecture, as he put it, was that it must “stand th
e test of time”. He also valued simplicity: “The simpler the solution, the more powerful it is,” he once said.