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Chinese President Xi’s speech in the City of London lauded as…

first_imgChinese President Xi Jinping (C) and his wife Peng Liyuan (2nd L) pose for a group photo with guests at the Guildhall in London, Britain, Oct. 21, 2015. Xi delivered a speech at a dinner hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London at the Guildhall on Oct. 21, 2015. Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and his wife Peng Liyuan (2nd L) pose for a group photo with guests at the Guildhall in London, Britain, Oct. 21, 2015. Xi delivered a speech at a dinner hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London at the Guildhall on Oct. 21, 2015.Chinese President Xi Jinping‘s speech at a dinner hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London at the Guildhall on Wednesday is visionary, both for China’s development and China-Britain relations, said Britons who attended the dinner.Xi made a speech in such an important place in London history, and talked about so knowledgeably the culture of Britain, said Sherry Madera, minister-counsellor and director for financial and professional services with UK Trade and Investment in China.Xi highlighted in his speech one key part of China-Britain relationship, that is, a relationship based on people-to-people exchanges and enhancing of understanding between them, she said.Such a relationship can also help expand trade and investment between the two countries, and increase government-to-government and business-to-business exchanges, she added.Britain “has already seen the success of being open to China,” she said, which has witnessed an annual growth rate of 85 percent of Chinese investment to Britain in the previous five years.George Osborne, British Chancellor of the Exchequer, has expressed Britain’s willingness to be the best partner of China in the West during his trip to China last month.“So it really shows that this state visit (by Xi) has brought our thinking in alignment,” Madera said.“I believe perhaps those are experiences we can share in a new open environment and a new mutual understanding, on how we can work on trade and investment between UK and China,” she said.Xi “is visionary, and has vision for China. It’s to me the right route,” said Doug Barrow, chief executive at Maritime London.“He was very real on what we can do together, and values the long and standard relationship between Britain and China,” he said.“Xi highlighted several points during his speech, like the right development path of China, Chinese dream and peace and development,” he said, adding that what impressed him most is the “Belt and Road” initiative proposed by Xi, which will generate opportunities for the two countries“It’s opportunity for Chinese companies and British companies to work together. We have already seen some successful cases,” he said.Talking about China’s economy, “Xi is really open on Chinese situation and its problem,” he said, adding that Xi acknowledged the different views on Chinese economy.“I have been lawyer trader for 30 years, and you learned how to trust someone or not, I’d like to trust your president,” he said.last_img read more

Nigeria Defeats Guinea, Qualifies for Round of 16

first_imgPicks six points to land in next roundNigeria became the first team to qualify for the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations as the Super Eagles beat Guinea 1-0 in Alexandria, Egypt.Three-time winners Nigeria scored the only goal in the 73rd minute when Moses Simon’s right-wing corner was headed in at the near post by Kenneth Omeruo.Nigeria now have six points from their two games after a 1-0 win over Burundi in their first match on Saturday and have topped the group going into Sunday’s final group clash with Madagascar. Only a win for the India. ocean island can tumble Nigeria from the top spot. Super Eagles The top two nations in each of the six groups advance, along with the four best third-placed countries.Nigeria dropped captain John Mikel Obi, who played for Middlesbrough in 2018-19, but their side did include Brighton defender Leon Balogun, Stoke midfielder Peter Etebo, Leicester midfielder Wilfried Ndidi and Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi.The Gunners man had one of the best chances when it was goalless with a curled effort from just outside the penalty area, but Guinea goalkeeper Ibrahim Kone produced a spectacular one-handed save to push it over the bar.Guinea’s side included Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita, who was making his first start for club or country since 1 May, when he picked up a groin injury in the Reds’ 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.However, Keita received some strong challenges and only lasted 71 minutes before he was substituted.He was replaced just before a Nigeria corner and Guinea, who now have one point from their two matches, went behind instantly thanks to Omeruo’s header.The other two nations in Group B, Madagascar and Burundi, play on Thursday (15:30 BST), before Burundi take on Guinea and Madagascar face Nigeria in the final round of group games on Sunday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

More violence and more fear: fight between ultras of Athletic and Espanyol

first_imgThere were throws of tables, chairs, glass bottles and even barrels of beer. After the confrontation on the Rambla of Josep Anselm Clavé began, both groups moved to Sant Geroni Street and continued the launch of chairs and tables. After ten minutes, the Mossos d’Esquadra appeared after the call from neighbors and other fans who were in the area and were forced to change the usual route to the stadium. LMossos charged against the Espanyol and Athletic fan groups to try to stop the fight and as reported by Esports Cope there would be about 30 retained fans.The Mossos d’Esquadra have reported the arrest of five people for the incidents between supporters of Espanyol and Athletic. In addition, the regional police identified 36 people. Football stopped being the protagonist for a few minutes in Cornellà-El Prat. While the previous one passed normally in most of the streets around the blue and white feud, an iIntense and violent fight between a group of Espanyol and Athletic fans. It was about 12:30 when these incidents were experienced and caused panic among the fans who just got off the subway at Cornellà Center and who ran into the unfortunate spectacle.last_img read more

Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal win but other seeds tumble at Rogers Cup in Montreal

first_imgAndy Murray and Rafael Nadal were winners but six seeds were beaten in a day of upsets in the second round at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Thursday.Number two seed Murray, who received a first-round bye, avoided the fate of so many other seeds, though he was extended by Spain’s Tommy Robredo before coming through for a 6-4 7-5 win.Robredo looked poised to force a second-set tiebreak, up 30-0 on serve at 5-6, only to lose four straight points and fall to the Scotsman.The Spaniard made three consecutive mistakes to gift Murray match point, before the former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion closed out the match after a 26-stroke rally with a drop shot that caught the top of the net and toppled over.Also read: Novak Djokovic advances in Rogers Cup “Today was the best I hit the ball on the hardcourts since I started playing on it again,” said Murray, who was ousted in his first match in Washington last week on the same surface.”I felt like I was returning (serve) a little bit better, which is important for my game.”Next up for Murray is unseeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, who beat 15th seed Gael Monfils of France in a third-set tiebreak 6-3 3-6 7-6(4).Other seeds to fall were Czech Tomas Berdych (number five), Croatian Marin Cilic (six), Canadian Milos Raonic (eight), Frenchman Gilles Simon (nine) and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (14).But number seven Nadal, in his first hardcourt appearance since March, showed few signs of rust as he used a dominating first serve to dust off Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 7-6 6-3.advertisementFourth seed Kei Nishikori also advanced with a 6-3 6-3 win over Spaniard Pablo Andujar.Nishikori is coming off victory Sunday at the ATP event in Washington, where he beat Cilic in a rematch of last year’s U.S. Open final.But Nishikori will not meet Cilic this week, after the Croat was downed by unseeded Australian Bernard Tomic 6-3 6-4.Another big clash was in the offing Wednesday night, as third seed Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland was going against Australian Nick Kyrgios, who is being mentored by veteran compatriot Lleyton Hewitt.”(Hewitt) is definitely not my coach, but he’s definitely helping me out as a mentor,” Kyrgios, 20, said. “He’s taking time out from his own career and his own family to come here and help.”last_img read more