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    ¡¡¡¡田野大乐透AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.YaoMing(R),chairmanoftheChineseBasketballAssociation,communicateswithLiNan,headcoachofChinaafterthegroupMmatchbetweenChinaandNigeriaatthe2019FIBAWorldCupinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,Sept.8,2019.(Xinhua/PanYulong)ChineseBasketballAssociationpresidentYaoMingsaidhewouldtakealltheresponsibilityforChina'spoorperformanceintheFIBABasketballWorldCup."Me!"YaosaidimmediatelyafterhewasaskedbyareporterwhowillbetheoneresponsibleforChina'sperformance.ChinalosttoNigeria86-73tofinishsecondinGroupNwithtwowinsandthreelosses,failingtoqualifyfortheTokyoOlympicsdirectlyfromtheWorldCup."Itismewhodisappointthefans,"Yaosaid."ThefanshadgreatexpectationforChinaattheWorldCup,butwecouldnotmakeit,"the39-year-oldadded.YaotookchargeoftheChineseBasketballAssociationin2017.Hecarriedoutreformingmeasuresonprofessionalleagueandyouthacademy."This(WorldCup)isawindowforustolookouttheworld.ThegapbetweenChinaandtheworldleadingbasketballcountrieshasbeenenlarged."Wehavedeterminationtokeepourreformon,includingprofessionalleague,youthacademyandsportseducation,"Yaosaid.

    ¡¡¡¡China,AfghanistanandPakistancalledfortheorderlyandresponsiblewithdrawalofforeignforcesfromAfghanistantosecurethestabletransitionofthesituationthereastheforeignministersfromthethreecountriesmetinIslamabadonSaturday.Forsometime,significantprogresshasbeenmadeinnegotiationsbetweentheUnitedStatesandtheTaliban,withprincipledconsensusreachedonsigningapeacedeal,StateCouncilorandForeignMinisterWangYisaidatajointnewsconferenceafterthetrilateralforeignministers'dialogue.ThethreecountriescalledontheUnitedStatesandtheTalibantocontinuethenegotiationsandimplementanagreement,Wangsaid,accordingtotheForeignMinistry'swebsite.WhenaskedaboutChina'sviewontheAfghansituation,WangsaidthefuturepoliticalarrangementofAfghanistanshouldhavebroadrepresentationandinclusivenesstoequallyinvolveallfactionsandethnicgroupsinpoliticallife.Itshouldfirmlysticktofightingagainstterrorismandmaintainapeace-andfriendship-basedforeignpolicy,hesaid.WangsaidthatChina,asafriendlyneighborandsincerefriendofAfghanistan,willfirmlystandwiththeAfghanpeopletocontributetothereconciliationandrestorationprocessinAfghanistan.HesaidtheforeignministershaveagreedthatthetrilateralcooperationofChina,AfghanistanandPakistanhasmadepositiveachievementsinfacilitatingdomesticAfghanpoliticalreconciliation,enhancingregionalconnectivityandimprovingregionalcommondevelopment.China,AfghanistanandPakistanhaveagreedthattheircooperationshouldbepushedforwardundertheBeltandRoadInitiative,andtheyarewillingtoenhanceconnectivity,implementprojectsinthesocio-economicsectorandstrengthenpeople-to-peopleexchanges,Wangsaid.IthasbeenagreedthatthefourthChina-Afghanistan-PakistanForeignMinisters'DialoguewillbeheldinChinanextyear.Themechanismwasestablishedin2017asaplatformtopromotetrilateraltalksandcooperation.Thisyear'smeetingcameamidrisingtrendsofunilateralismandprotectionismintheworldthatthreatentheinterestsofdevelopingcountries."ThedialogueisoneoftheeffortsmadebyChinatohelpeasetensionsandavoidintensifiedconflictsinSouthAsia,"saidLiHaidong,aprofessorofUSstudiesatChinaForeignAffairsUniversity.ThesituationinSouthAsiaiscurrentlyundergoingprofoundandcomplicatedchanges,andAfghanistanisfacedwithbothopportunitiesandchallengesinrealizingpeaceandreconciliation,Lisaid."Chinaismakinguseofallexistingmechanismswithcountriesinthisregiontopromotemutualunderstandingandeasetensionsthereasaresponsiblecountry,"hesaid.AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.

    ¡¡¡¡China,AfghanistanandPakistancalledfortheorderlyandresponsiblewithdrawalofforeignforcesfromAfghanistantosecurethestabletransitionofthesituationthereastheforeignministersfromthethreecountriesmetinIslamabadonSaturday.Forsometime,significantprogresshasbeenmadeinnegotiationsbetweentheUnitedStatesandtheTaliban,withprincipledconsensusreachedonsigningapeacedeal,StateCouncilorandForeignMinisterWangYisaidatajointnewsconferenceafterthetrilateralforeignministers'dialogue.ThethreecountriescalledontheUnitedStatesandtheTalibantocontinuethenegotiationsandimplementanagreement,Wangsaid,accordingtotheForeignMinistry'swebsite.WhenaskedaboutChina'sviewontheAfghansituation,WangsaidthefuturepoliticalarrangementofAfghanistanshouldhavebroadrepresentationandinclusivenesstoequallyinvolveallfactionsandethnicgroupsinpoliticallife.Itshouldfirmlysticktofightingagainstterrorismandmaintainapeace-andfriendship-basedforeignpolicy,hesaid.WangsaidthatChina,asafriendlyneighborandsincerefriendofAfghanistan,willfirmlystandwiththeAfghanpeopletocontributetothereconciliationandrestorationprocessinAfghanistan.HesaidtheforeignministershaveagreedthatthetrilateralcooperationofChina,AfghanistanandPakistanhasmadepositiveachievementsinfacilitatingdomesticAfghanpoliticalreconciliation,enhancingregionalconnectivityandimprovingregionalcommondevelopment.China,AfghanistanandPakistanhaveagreedthattheircooperationshouldbepushedforwardundertheBeltandRoadInitiative,andtheyarewillingtoenhanceconnectivity,implementprojectsinthesocio-economicsectorandstrengthenpeople-to-peopleexchanges,Wangsaid.IthasbeenagreedthatthefourthChina-Afghanistan-PakistanForeignMinisters'DialoguewillbeheldinChinanextyear.Themechanismwasestablishedin2017asaplatformtopromotetrilateraltalksandcooperation.Thisyear'smeetingcameamidrisingtrendsofunilateralismandprotectionismintheworldthatthreatentheinterestsofdevelopingcountries."ThedialogueisoneoftheeffortsmadebyChinatohelpeasetensionsandavoidintensifiedconflictsinSouthAsia,"saidLiHaidong,aprofessorofUSstudiesatChinaForeignAffairsUniversity.ThesituationinSouthAsiaiscurrentlyundergoingprofoundandcomplicatedchanges,andAfghanistanisfacedwithbothopportunitiesandchallengesinrealizingpeaceandreconciliation,Lisaid."Chinaismakinguseofallexistingmechanismswithcountriesinthisregiontopromotemutualunderstandingandeasetensionsthereasaresponsiblecountry,"hesaid.China,AfghanistanandPakistancalledfortheorderlyandresponsiblewithdrawalofforeignforcesfromAfghanistantosecurethestabletransitionofthesituationthereastheforeignministersfromthethreecountriesmetinIslamabadonSaturday.Forsometime,significantprogresshasbeenmadeinnegotiationsbetweentheUnitedStatesandtheTaliban,withprincipledconsensusreachedonsigningapeacedeal,StateCouncilorandForeignMinisterWangYisaidatajointnewsconferenceafterthetrilateralforeignministers'dialogue.ThethreecountriescalledontheUnitedStatesandtheTalibantocontinuethenegotiationsandimplementanagreement,Wangsaid,accordingtotheForeignMinistry'swebsite.WhenaskedaboutChina'sviewontheAfghansituation,WangsaidthefuturepoliticalarrangementofAfghanistanshouldhavebroadrepresentationandinclusivenesstoequallyinvolveallfactionsandethnicgroupsinpoliticallife.Itshouldfirmlysticktofightingagainstterrorismandmaintainapeace-andfriendship-basedforeignpolicy,hesaid.WangsaidthatChina,asafriendlyneighborandsincerefriendofAfghanistan,willfirmlystandwiththeAfghanpeopletocontributetothereconciliationandrestorationprocessinAfghanistan.HesaidtheforeignministershaveagreedthatthetrilateralcooperationofChina,AfghanistanandPakistanhasmadepositiveachievementsinfacilitatingdomesticAfghanpoliticalreconciliation,enhancingregionalconnectivityandimprovingregionalcommondevelopment.China,AfghanistanandPakistanhaveagreedthattheircooperationshouldbepushedforwardundertheBeltandRoadInitiative,andtheyarewillingtoenhanceconnectivity,implementprojectsinthesocio-economicsectorandstrengthenpeople-to-peopleexchanges,Wangsaid.IthasbeenagreedthatthefourthChina-Afghanistan-PakistanForeignMinisters'DialoguewillbeheldinChinanextyear.Themechanismwasestablishedin2017asaplatformtopromotetrilateraltalksandcooperation.Thisyear'smeetingcameamidrisingtrendsofunilateralismandprotectionismintheworldthatthreatentheinterestsofdevelopingcountries."ThedialogueisoneoftheeffortsmadebyChinatohelpeasetensionsandavoidintensifiedconflictsinSouthAsia,"saidLiHaidong,aprofessorofUSstudiesatChinaForeignAffairsUniversity.ThesituationinSouthAsiaiscurrentlyundergoingprofoundandcomplicatedchanges,andAfghanistanisfacedwithbothopportunitiesandchallengesinrealizingpeaceandreconciliation,Lisaid."Chinaismakinguseofallexistingmechanismswithcountriesinthisregiontopromotemutualunderstandingandeasetensionsthereasaresponsiblecountry,"hesaid.

    ¡¡¡¡YaoMing(R),chairmanoftheChineseBasketballAssociation,communicateswithLiNan,headcoachofChinaafterthegroupMmatchbetweenChinaandNigeriaatthe2019FIBAWorldCupinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,Sept.8,2019.(Xinhua/PanYulong)ChineseBasketballAssociationpresidentYaoMingsaidhewouldtakealltheresponsibilityforChina'spoorperformanceintheFIBABasketballWorldCup."Me!"YaosaidimmediatelyafterhewasaskedbyareporterwhowillbetheoneresponsibleforChina'sperformance.ChinalosttoNigeria86-73tofinishsecondinGroupNwithtwowinsandthreelosses,failingtoqualifyfortheTokyoOlympicsdirectlyfromtheWorldCup."Itismewhodisappointthefans,"Yaosaid."ThefanshadgreatexpectationforChinaattheWorldCup,butwecouldnotmakeit,"the39-year-oldadded.YaotookchargeoftheChineseBasketballAssociationin2017.Hecarriedoutreformingmeasuresonprofessionalleagueandyouthacademy."This(WorldCup)isawindowforustolookouttheworld.ThegapbetweenChinaandtheworldleadingbasketballcountrieshasbeenenlarged."Wehavedeterminationtokeepourreformon,includingprofessionalleague,youthacademyandsportseducation,"Yaosaid.China,AfghanistanandPakistancalledfortheorderlyandresponsiblewithdrawalofforeignforcesfromAfghanistantosecurethestabletransitionofthesituationthereastheforeignministersfromthethreecountriesmetinIslamabadonSaturday.Forsometime,significantprogresshasbeenmadeinnegotiationsbetweentheUnitedStatesandtheTaliban,withprincipledconsensusreachedonsigningapeacedeal,StateCouncilorandForeignMinisterWangYisaidatajointnewsconferenceafterthetrilateralforeignministers'dialogue.ThethreecountriescalledontheUnitedStatesandtheTalibantocontinuethenegotiationsandimplementanagreement,Wangsaid,accordingtotheForeignMinistry'swebsite.WhenaskedaboutChina'sviewontheAfghansituation,WangsaidthefuturepoliticalarrangementofAfghanistanshouldhavebroadrepresentationandinclusivenesstoequallyinvolveallfactionsandethnicgroupsinpoliticallife.Itshouldfirmlysticktofightingagainstterrorismandmaintainapeace-andfriendship-basedforeignpolicy,hesaid.WangsaidthatChina,asafriendlyneighborandsincerefriendofAfghanistan,willfirmlystandwiththeAfghanpeopletocontributetothereconciliationandrestorationprocessinAfghanistan.HesaidtheforeignministershaveagreedthatthetrilateralcooperationofChina,AfghanistanandPakistanhasmadepositiveachievementsinfacilitatingdomesticAfghanpoliticalreconciliation,enhancingregionalconnectivityandimprovingregionalcommondevelopment.China,AfghanistanandPakistanhaveagreedthattheircooperationshouldbepushedforwardundertheBeltandRoadInitiative,andtheyarewillingtoenhanceconnectivity,implementprojectsinthesocio-economicsectorandstrengthenpeople-to-peopleexchanges,Wangsaid.IthasbeenagreedthatthefourthChina-Afghanistan-PakistanForeignMinisters'DialoguewillbeheldinChinanextyear.Themechanismwasestablishedin2017asaplatformtopromotetrilateraltalksandcooperation.Thisyear'smeetingcameamidrisingtrendsofunilateralismandprotectionismintheworldthatthreatentheinterestsofdevelopingcountries."ThedialogueisoneoftheeffortsmadebyChinatohelpeasetensionsandavoidintensifiedconflictsinSouthAsia,"saidLiHaidong,aprofessorofUSstudiesatChinaForeignAffairsUniversity.ThesituationinSouthAsiaiscurrentlyundergoingprofoundandcomplicatedchanges,andAfghanistanisfacedwithbothopportunitiesandchallengesinrealizingpeaceandreconciliation,Lisaid."Chinaismakinguseofallexistingmechanismswithcountriesinthisregiontopromotemutualunderstandingandeasetensionsthereasaresponsiblecountry,"hesaid.

    ¡¡¡¡China'siconicterracottawarriorswillbeonshowintheBangkokNationalMuseumstartingfromSept.15,Thailand'sDepartmentofFineArtsannouncedonitswebsiteonSundayTheexhibition,"QinShiHuang:TheFirstEmperorofChinaandtheTerracottaWarriors,"featuresacollectionof133relicsthatareover2,200yearsold.ItwilllastforthreemonthstillDec.15,accordingtothewebsite.Visitorswillseefourlife-sizedterracottawarriors,onechariotand86relicsfoundinamausoleuminChinaandtheywilllearnmoreaboutChina'sancientengineeringskillsandtechnology.AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.

    ¡¡¡¡AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.China,AfghanistanandPakistancalledfortheorderlyandresponsiblewithdrawalofforeignforcesfromAfghanistantosecurethestabletransitionofthesituationthereastheforeignministersfromthethreecountriesmetinIslamabadonSaturday.Forsometime,significantprogresshasbeenmadeinnegotiationsbetweentheUnitedStatesandtheTaliban,withprincipledconsensusreachedonsigningapeacedeal,StateCouncilorandForeignMinisterWangYisaidatajointnewsconferenceafterthetrilateralforeignministers'dialogue.ThethreecountriescalledontheUnitedStatesandtheTalibantocontinuethenegotiationsandimplementanagreement,Wangsaid,accordingtotheForeignMinistry'swebsite.WhenaskedaboutChina'sviewontheAfghansituation,WangsaidthefuturepoliticalarrangementofAfghanistanshouldhavebroadrepresentationandinclusivenesstoequallyinvolveallfactionsandethnicgroupsinpoliticallife.Itshouldfirmlysticktofightingagainstterrorismandmaintainapeace-andfriendship-basedforeignpolicy,hesaid.WangsaidthatChina,asafriendlyneighborandsincerefriendofAfghanistan,willfirmlystandwiththeAfghanpeopletocontributetothereconciliationandrestorationprocessinAfghanistan.HesaidtheforeignministershaveagreedthatthetrilateralcooperationofChina,AfghanistanandPakistanhasmadepositiveachievementsinfacilitatingdomesticAfghanpoliticalreconciliation,enhancingregionalconnectivityandimprovingregionalcommondevelopment.China,AfghanistanandPakistanhaveagreedthattheircooperationshouldbepushedforwardundertheBeltandRoadInitiative,andtheyarewillingtoenhanceconnectivity,implementprojectsinthesocio-economicsectorandstrengthenpeople-to-peopleexchanges,Wangsaid.IthasbeenagreedthatthefourthChina-Afghanistan-PakistanForeignMinisters'DialoguewillbeheldinChinanextyear.Themechanismwasestablishedin2017asaplatformtopromotetrilateraltalksandcooperation.Thisyear'smeetingcameamidrisingtrendsofunilateralismandprotectionismintheworldthatthreatentheinterestsofdevelopingcountries."ThedialogueisoneoftheeffortsmadebyChinatohelpeasetensionsandavoidintensifiedconflictsinSouthAsia,"saidLiHaidong,aprofessorofUSstudiesatChinaForeignAffairsUniversity.ThesituationinSouthAsiaiscurrentlyundergoingprofoundandcomplicatedchanges,andAfghanistanisfacedwithbothopportunitiesandchallengesinrealizingpeaceandreconciliation,Lisaid."Chinaismakinguseofallexistingmechanismswithcountriesinthisregiontopromotemutualunderstandingandeasetensionsthereasaresponsiblecountry,"hesaid.

    ¡¡¡¡ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.Atotalof32SouthAfricanstudentleadersfrom20universitieswillonMondayleaveforChinatointeractwiththeircounterparts,andshareideasandexperiences.ChineseAmbassadortoSouthAfricaLinSongtiansaidthestudentswillspendtwoweeksinChinaandvisitBeijing,ShanghaiandShenzhen.TheywillengagewiththeirChinesecounterparts,andexperienceChina'shigh-speedrailway,sharingbikesandmobilepayment."ThedelegationwillexperienceChina,haveabetterunderstandingofChina'spresent,pastandfuture,traditionsandmodernity,"Linsaid."ItisoursincerehopethatwhentheyreturntheycansharewiththeirclassmatesandfamilieswhattheyhaveseeninChinaandtherealstoryofChina."Duringthe2018BeijingSummitoftheForumonChina-AfricaCooperation(FOCAC),Chinaannouncedthat2,000youngAfricanswouldbeinvitedtovisitChinainthenextthreeyears.Linsaidthisvisitistheimplementationoftheannouncement."InvitingstudentstoChinaisapioneeringstepbyChinatopromotepeople-to-peopleexchangeswithSouthAfrica.Wesincerelyhopethatdeepeningbilateralexchangesandcooperationinsuchfieldsaseducationandyouthcouldaddnewdimensiontoourbilateralrelations,"saidLin.CapePeninsulaUniversityofTechnologystudentSbusisoThwalatoldXinhuaheisexcitedtovisitChina.Hesaidthereare"phenomenal"thingssuchaseconomicgrowthandpovertyreductionthatChinahasmade,whichhewantstounderstand.Thwalasaid,"ItwouldbegreattointeractandlearnhowChinamakesalotofthingshappen,beitinICT,5G,efficientstatecapacityandfunctioning.Iamlookingforwardtothetrip.Iwouldliketolookatthecultureandcuisine,andmeetpeopleonthestreet."HesaidhewouldliketovisittheGreatWallandtheForbiddenCity,amongothers.HeemphasizedthathewouldbeinterestedinseeinghowthebestpracticesandachievementscouldbeusedtoaddressthechallengeswhichSouthAfricafaces.AsisphoSolane,whorecentlycompletedanhonorsdegreeinpoliticaladministrationattheUniversityofWesternCape,toldXinhuaheishappytobevisitingChina."Iaminterestedinthepolitical,economicandculturallandscapeofChina.YoucannotignoreChinawithitsachievement,"Solanesaid."Iwanttounderstandhowtheyruntheircities,policingandseehowthatcouldbeimplementedinSouthAfricatoaddressthechallengeswehave."

    ¡¡¡¡China'siconicterracottawarriorswillbeonshowintheBangkokNationalMuseumstartingfromSept.15,Thailand'sDepartmentofFineArtsannouncedonitswebsiteonSundayTheexhibition,"QinShiHuang:TheFirstEmperorofChinaandtheTerracottaWarriors,"featuresacollectionof133relicsthatareover2,200yearsold.ItwilllastforthreemonthstillDec.15,accordingtothewebsite.Visitorswillseefourlife-sizedterracottawarriors,onechariotand86relicsfoundinamausoleuminChinaandtheywilllearnmoreaboutChina'sancientengineeringskillsandtechnology.ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.

    ¡¡¡¡ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.Atotalof32SouthAfricanstudentleadersfrom20universitieswillonMondayleaveforChinatointeractwiththeircounterparts,andshareideasandexperiences.ChineseAmbassadortoSouthAfricaLinSongtiansaidthestudentswillspendtwoweeksinChinaandvisitBeijing,ShanghaiandShenzhen.TheywillengagewiththeirChinesecounterparts,andexperienceChina'shigh-speedrailway,sharingbikesandmobilepayment."ThedelegationwillexperienceChina,haveabetterunderstandingofChina'spresent,pastandfuture,traditionsandmodernity,"Linsaid."ItisoursincerehopethatwhentheyreturntheycansharewiththeirclassmatesandfamilieswhattheyhaveseeninChinaandtherealstoryofChina."Duringthe2018BeijingSummitoftheForumonChina-AfricaCooperation(FOCAC),Chinaannouncedthat2,000youngAfricanswouldbeinvitedtovisitChinainthenextthreeyears.Linsaidthisvisitistheimplementationoftheannouncement."InvitingstudentstoChinaisapioneeringstepbyChinatopromotepeople-to-peopleexchangeswithSouthAfrica.Wesincerelyhopethatdeepeningbilateralexchangesandcooperationinsuchfieldsaseducationandyouthcouldaddnewdimensiontoourbilateralrelations,"saidLin.CapePeninsulaUniversityofTechnologystudentSbusisoThwalatoldXinhuaheisexcitedtovisitChina.Hesaidthereare"phenomenal"thingssuchaseconomicgrowthandpovertyreductionthatChinahasmade,whichhewantstounderstand.Thwalasaid,"ItwouldbegreattointeractandlearnhowChinamakesalotofthingshappen,beitinICT,5G,efficientstatecapacityandfunctioning.Iamlookingforwardtothetrip.Iwouldliketolookatthecultureandcuisine,andmeetpeopleonthestreet."HesaidhewouldliketovisittheGreatWallandtheForbiddenCity,amongothers.HeemphasizedthathewouldbeinterestedinseeinghowthebestpracticesandachievementscouldbeusedtoaddressthechallengeswhichSouthAfricafaces.AsisphoSolane,whorecentlycompletedanhonorsdegreeinpoliticaladministrationattheUniversityofWesternCape,toldXinhuaheishappytobevisitingChina."Iaminterestedinthepolitical,economicandculturallandscapeofChina.YoucannotignoreChinawithitsachievement,"Solanesaid."Iwanttounderstandhowtheyruntheircities,policingandseehowthatcouldbeimplementedinSouthAfricatoaddressthechallengeswehave."

    ¡¡¡¡YaoMing(R),chairmanoftheChineseBasketballAssociation,communicateswithLiNan,headcoachofChinaafterthegroupMmatchbetweenChinaandNigeriaatthe2019FIBAWorldCupinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,Sept.8,2019.(Xinhua/PanYulong)ChineseBasketballAssociationpresidentYaoMingsaidhewouldtakealltheresponsibilityforChina'spoorperformanceintheFIBABasketballWorldCup."Me!"YaosaidimmediatelyafterhewasaskedbyareporterwhowillbetheoneresponsibleforChina'sperformance.ChinalosttoNigeria86-73tofinishsecondinGroupNwithtwowinsandthreelosses,failingtoqualifyfortheTokyoOlympicsdirectlyfromtheWorldCup."Itismewhodisappointthefans,"Yaosaid."ThefanshadgreatexpectationforChinaattheWorldCup,butwecouldnotmakeit,"the39-year-oldadded.YaotookchargeoftheChineseBasketballAssociationin2017.Hecarriedoutreformingmeasuresonprofessionalleagueandyouthacademy."This(WorldCup)isawindowforustolookouttheworld.ThegapbetweenChinaandtheworldleadingbasketballcountrieshasbeenenlarged."Wehavedeterminationtokeepourreformon,includingprofessionalleague,youthacademyandsportseducation,"Yaosaid.YaoMing(R),chairmanoftheChineseBasketballAssociation,communicateswithLiNan,headcoachofChinaafterthegroupMmatchbetweenChinaandNigeriaatthe2019FIBAWorldCupinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,Sept.8,2019.(Xinhua/PanYulong)ChineseBasketballAssociationpresidentYaoMingsaidhewouldtakealltheresponsibilityforChina'spoorperformanceintheFIBABasketballWorldCup."Me!"YaosaidimmediatelyafterhewasaskedbyareporterwhowillbetheoneresponsibleforChina'sperformance.ChinalosttoNigeria86-73tofinishsecondinGroupNwithtwowinsandthreelosses,failingtoqualifyfortheTokyoOlympicsdirectlyfromtheWorldCup."Itismewhodisappointthefans,"Yaosaid."ThefanshadgreatexpectationforChinaattheWorldCup,butwecouldnotmakeit,"the39-year-oldadded.YaotookchargeoftheChineseBasketballAssociationin2017.Hecarriedoutreformingmeasuresonprofessionalleagueandyouthacademy."This(WorldCup)isawindowforustolookouttheworld.ThegapbetweenChinaandtheworldleadingbasketballcountrieshasbeenenlarged."Wehavedeterminationtokeepourreformon,includingprofessionalleague,youthacademyandsportseducation,"Yaosaid.

    ¡¡¡¡AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.YaoMing(R),chairmanoftheChineseBasketballAssociation,communicateswithLiNan,headcoachofChinaafterthegroupMmatchbetweenChinaandNigeriaatthe2019FIBAWorldCupinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,Sept.8,2019.(Xinhua/PanYulong)ChineseBasketballAssociationpresidentYaoMingsaidhewouldtakealltheresponsibilityforChina'spoorperformanceintheFIBABasketballWorldCup."Me!"YaosaidimmediatelyafterhewasaskedbyareporterwhowillbetheoneresponsibleforChina'sperformance.ChinalosttoNigeria86-73tofinishsecondinGroupNwithtwowinsandthreelosses,failingtoqualifyfortheTokyoOlympicsdirectlyfromtheWorldCup."Itismewhodisappointthefans,"Yaosaid."ThefanshadgreatexpectationforChinaattheWorldCup,butwecouldnotmakeit,"the39-year-oldadded.YaotookchargeoftheChineseBasketballAssociationin2017.Hecarriedoutreformingmeasuresonprofessionalleagueandyouthacademy."This(WorldCup)isawindowforustolookouttheworld.ThegapbetweenChinaandtheworldleadingbasketballcountrieshasbeenenlarged."Wehavedeterminationtokeepourreformon,includingprofessionalleague,youthacademyandsportseducation,"Yaosaid.

    ¡¡¡¡China,AfghanistanandPakistancalledfortheorderlyandresponsiblewithdrawalofforeignforcesfromAfghanistantosecurethestabletransitionofthesituationthereastheforeignministersfromthethreecountriesmetinIslamabadonSaturday.Forsometime,significantprogresshasbeenmadeinnegotiationsbetweentheUnitedStatesandtheTaliban,withprincipledconsensusreachedonsigningapeacedeal,StateCouncilorandForeignMinisterWangYisaidatajointnewsconferenceafterthetrilateralforeignministers'dialogue.ThethreecountriescalledontheUnitedStatesandtheTalibantocontinuethenegotiationsandimplementanagreement,Wangsaid,accordingtotheForeignMinistry'swebsite.WhenaskedaboutChina'sviewontheAfghansituation,WangsaidthefuturepoliticalarrangementofAfghanistanshouldhavebroadrepresentationandinclusivenesstoequallyinvolveallfactionsandethnicgroupsinpoliticallife.Itshouldfirmlysticktofightingagainstterrorismandmaintainapeace-andfriendship-basedforeignpolicy,hesaid.WangsaidthatChina,asafriendlyneighborandsincerefriendofAfghanistan,willfirmlystandwiththeAfghanpeopletocontributetothereconciliationandrestorationprocessinAfghanistan.HesaidtheforeignministershaveagreedthatthetrilateralcooperationofChina,AfghanistanandPakistanhasmadepositiveachievementsinfacilitatingdomesticAfghanpoliticalreconciliation,enhancingregionalconnectivityandimprovingregionalcommondevelopment.China,AfghanistanandPakistanhaveagreedthattheircooperationshouldbepushedforwardundertheBeltandRoadInitiative,andtheyarewillingtoenhanceconnectivity,implementprojectsinthesocio-economicsectorandstrengthenpeople-to-peopleexchanges,Wangsaid.IthasbeenagreedthatthefourthChina-Afghanistan-PakistanForeignMinisters'DialoguewillbeheldinChinanextyear.Themechanismwasestablishedin2017asaplatformtopromotetrilateraltalksandcooperation.Thisyear'smeetingcameamidrisingtrendsofunilateralismandprotectionismintheworldthatthreatentheinterestsofdevelopingcountries."ThedialogueisoneoftheeffortsmadebyChinatohelpeasetensionsandavoidintensifiedconflictsinSouthAsia,"saidLiHaidong,aprofessorofUSstudiesatChinaForeignAffairsUniversity.ThesituationinSouthAsiaiscurrentlyundergoingprofoundandcomplicatedchanges,andAfghanistanisfacedwithbothopportunitiesandchallengesinrealizingpeaceandreconciliation,Lisaid."Chinaismakinguseofallexistingmechanismswithcountriesinthisregiontopromotemutualunderstandingandeasetensionsthereasaresponsiblecountry,"hesaid.China,AfghanistanandPakistancalledfortheorderlyandresponsiblewithdrawalofforeignforcesfromAfghanistantosecurethestabletransitionofthesituationthereastheforeignministersfromthethreecountriesmetinIslamabadonSaturday.Forsometime,significantprogresshasbeenmadeinnegotiationsbetweentheUnitedStatesandtheTaliban,withprincipledconsensusreachedonsigningapeacedeal,StateCouncilorandForeignMinisterWangYisaidatajointnewsconferenceafterthetrilateralforeignministers'dialogue.ThethreecountriescalledontheUnitedStatesandtheTalibantocontinuethenegotiationsandimplementanagreement,Wangsaid,accordingtotheForeignMinistry'swebsite.WhenaskedaboutChina'sviewontheAfghansituation,WangsaidthefuturepoliticalarrangementofAfghanistanshouldhavebroadrepresentationandinclusivenesstoequallyinvolveallfactionsandethnicgroupsinpoliticallife.Itshouldfirmlysticktofightingagainstterrorismandmaintainapeace-andfriendship-basedforeignpolicy,hesaid.WangsaidthatChina,asafriendlyneighborandsincerefriendofAfghanistan,willfirmlystandwiththeAfghanpeopletocontributetothereconciliationandrestorationprocessinAfghanistan.HesaidtheforeignministershaveagreedthatthetrilateralcooperationofChina,AfghanistanandPakistanhasmadepositiveachievementsinfacilitatingdomesticAfghanpoliticalreconciliation,enhancingregionalconnectivityandimprovingregionalcommondevelopment.China,AfghanistanandPakistanhaveagreedthattheircooperationshouldbepushedforwardundertheBeltandRoadInitiative,andtheyarewillingtoenhanceconnectivity,implementprojectsinthesocio-economicsectorandstrengthenpeople-to-peopleexchanges,Wangsaid.IthasbeenagreedthatthefourthChina-Afghanistan-PakistanForeignMinisters'DialoguewillbeheldinChinanextyear.Themechanismwasestablishedin2017asaplatformtopromotetrilateraltalksandcooperation.Thisyear'smeetingcameamidrisingtrendsofunilateralismandprotectionismintheworldthatthreatentheinterestsofdevelopingcountries."ThedialogueisoneoftheeffortsmadebyChinatohelpeasetensionsandavoidintensifiedconflictsinSouthAsia,"saidLiHaidong,aprofessorofUSstudiesatChinaForeignAffairsUniversity.ThesituationinSouthAsiaiscurrentlyundergoingprofoundandcomplicatedchanges,andAfghanistanisfacedwithbothopportunitiesandchallengesinrealizingpeaceandreconciliation,Lisaid."Chinaismakinguseofallexistingmechanismswithcountriesinthisregiontopromotemutualunderstandingandeasetensionsthereasaresponsiblecountry,"hesaid.

    ¡¡¡¡AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.

    ¡¡¡¡Atotalof32SouthAfricanstudentleadersfrom20universitieswillonMondayleaveforChinatointeractwiththeircounterparts,andshareideasandexperiences.ChineseAmbassadortoSouthAfricaLinSongtiansaidthestudentswillspendtwoweeksinChinaandvisitBeijing,ShanghaiandShenzhen.TheywillengagewiththeirChinesecounterparts,andexperienceChina'shigh-speedrailway,sharingbikesandmobilepayment."ThedelegationwillexperienceChina,haveabetterunderstandingofChina'spresent,pastandfuture,traditionsandmodernity,"Linsaid."ItisoursincerehopethatwhentheyreturntheycansharewiththeirclassmatesandfamilieswhattheyhaveseeninChinaandtherealstoryofChina."Duringthe2018BeijingSummitoftheForumonChina-AfricaCooperation(FOCAC),Chinaannouncedthat2,000youngAfricanswouldbeinvitedtovisitChinainthenextthreeyears.Linsaidthisvisitistheimplementationoftheannouncement."InvitingstudentstoChinaisapioneeringstepbyChinatopromotepeople-to-peopleexchangeswithSouthAfrica.Wesincerelyhopethatdeepeningbilateralexchangesandcooperationinsuchfieldsaseducationandyouthcouldaddnewdimensiontoourbilateralrelations,"saidLin.CapePeninsulaUniversityofTechnologystudentSbusisoThwalatoldXinhuaheisexcitedtovisitChina.Hesaidthereare"phenomenal"thingssuchaseconomicgrowthandpovertyreductionthatChinahasmade,whichhewantstounderstand.Thwalasaid,"ItwouldbegreattointeractandlearnhowChinamakesalotofthingshappen,beitinICT,5G,efficientstatecapacityandfunctioning.Iamlookingforwardtothetrip.Iwouldliketolookatthecultureandcuisine,andmeetpeopleonthestreet."HesaidhewouldliketovisittheGreatWallandtheForbiddenCity,amongothers.HeemphasizedthathewouldbeinterestedinseeinghowthebestpracticesandachievementscouldbeusedtoaddressthechallengeswhichSouthAfricafaces.AsisphoSolane,whorecentlycompletedanhonorsdegreeinpoliticaladministrationattheUniversityofWesternCape,toldXinhuaheishappytobevisitingChina."Iaminterestedinthepolitical,economicandculturallandscapeofChina.YoucannotignoreChinawithitsachievement,"Solanesaid."Iwanttounderstandhowtheyruntheircities,policingandseehowthatcouldbeimplementedinSouthAfricatoaddressthechallengeswehave."AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.

    ¡¡¡¡ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.

    ¡¡¡¡China'siconicterracottawarriorswillbeonshowintheBangkokNationalMuseumstartingfromSept.15,Thailand'sDepartmentofFineArtsannouncedonitswebsiteonSundayTheexhibition,"QinShiHuang:TheFirstEmperorofChinaandtheTerracottaWarriors,"featuresacollectionof133relicsthatareover2,200yearsold.ItwilllastforthreemonthstillDec.15,accordingtothewebsite.Visitorswillseefourlife-sizedterracottawarriors,onechariotand86relicsfoundinamausoleuminChinaandtheywilllearnmoreaboutChina'sancientengineeringskillsandtechnology.YaoMing(R),chairmanoftheChineseBasketballAssociation,communicateswithLiNan,headcoachofChinaafterthegroupMmatchbetweenChinaandNigeriaatthe2019FIBAWorldCupinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,Sept.8,2019.(Xinhua/PanYulong)ChineseBasketballAssociationpresidentYaoMingsaidhewouldtakealltheresponsibilityforChina'spoorperformanceintheFIBABasketballWorldCup."Me!"YaosaidimmediatelyafterhewasaskedbyareporterwhowillbetheoneresponsibleforChina'sperformance.ChinalosttoNigeria86-73tofinishsecondinGroupNwithtwowinsandthreelosses,failingtoqualifyfortheTokyoOlympicsdirectlyfromtheWorldCup."Itismewhodisappointthefans,"Yaosaid."ThefanshadgreatexpectationforChinaattheWorldCup,butwecouldnotmakeit,"the39-year-oldadded.YaotookchargeoftheChineseBasketballAssociationin2017.Hecarriedoutreformingmeasuresonprofessionalleagueandyouthacademy."This(WorldCup)isawindowforustolookouttheworld.ThegapbetweenChinaandtheworldleadingbasketballcountrieshasbeenenlarged."Wehavedeterminationtokeepourreformon,includingprofessionalleague,youthacademyandsportseducation,"Yaosaid.

    ¡¡¡¡AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.YaoMing(R),chairmanoftheChineseBasketballAssociation,communicateswithLiNan,headcoachofChinaafterthegroupMmatchbetweenChinaandNigeriaatthe2019FIBAWorldCupinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,Sept.8,2019.(Xinhua/PanYulong)ChineseBasketballAssociationpresidentYaoMingsaidhewouldtakealltheresponsibilityforChina'spoorperformanceintheFIBABasketballWorldCup."Me!"YaosaidimmediatelyafterhewasaskedbyareporterwhowillbetheoneresponsibleforChina'sperformance.ChinalosttoNigeria86-73tofinishsecondinGroupNwithtwowinsandthreelosses,failingtoqualifyfortheTokyoOlympicsdirectlyfromtheWorldCup."Itismewhodisappointthefans,"Yaosaid."ThefanshadgreatexpectationforChinaattheWorldCup,butwecouldnotmakeit,"the39-year-oldadded.YaotookchargeoftheChineseBasketballAssociationin2017.Hecarriedoutreformingmeasuresonprofessionalleagueandyouthacademy."This(WorldCup)isawindowforustolookouttheworld.ThegapbetweenChinaandtheworldleadingbasketballcountrieshasbeenenlarged."Wehavedeterminationtokeepourreformon,includingprofessionalleague,youthacademyandsportseducation,"Yaosaid.

    ¡¡¡¡China'siconicterracottawarriorswillbeonshowintheBangkokNationalMuseumstartingfromSept.15,Thailand'sDepartmentofFineArtsannouncedonitswebsiteonSundayTheexhibition,"QinShiHuang:TheFirstEmperorofChinaandtheTerracottaWarriors,"featuresacollectionof133relicsthatareover2,200yearsold.ItwilllastforthreemonthstillDec.15,accordingtothewebsite.Visitorswillseefourlife-sizedterracottawarriors,onechariotand86relicsfoundinamausoleuminChinaandtheywilllearnmoreaboutChina'sancientengineeringskillsandtechnology.China,AfghanistanandPakistancalledfortheorderlyandresponsiblewithdrawalofforeignforcesfromAfghanistantosecurethestabletransitionofthesituationthereastheforeignministersfromthethreecountriesmetinIslamabadonSaturday.Forsometime,significantprogresshasbeenmadeinnegotiationsbetweentheUnitedStatesandtheTaliban,withprincipledconsensusreachedonsigningapeacedeal,StateCouncilorandForeignMinisterWangYisaidatajointnewsconferenceafterthetrilateralforeignministers'dialogue.ThethreecountriescalledontheUnitedStatesandtheTalibantocontinuethenegotiationsandimplementanagreement,Wangsaid,accordingtotheForeignMinistry'swebsite.WhenaskedaboutChina'sviewontheAfghansituation,WangsaidthefuturepoliticalarrangementofAfghanistanshouldhavebroadrepresentationandinclusivenesstoequallyinvolveallfactionsandethnicgroupsinpoliticallife.Itshouldfirmlysticktofightingagainstterrorismandmaintainapeace-andfriendship-basedforeignpolicy,hesaid.WangsaidthatChina,asafriendlyneighborandsincerefriendofAfghanistan,willfirmlystandwiththeAfghanpeopletocontributetothereconciliationandrestorationprocessinAfghanistan.HesaidtheforeignministershaveagreedthatthetrilateralcooperationofChina,AfghanistanandPakistanhasmadepositiveachievementsinfacilitatingdomesticAfghanpoliticalreconciliation,enhancingregionalconnectivityandimprovingregionalcommondevelopment.China,AfghanistanandPakistanhaveagreedthattheircooperationshouldbepushedforwardundertheBeltandRoadInitiative,andtheyarewillingtoenhanceconnectivity,implementprojectsinthesocio-economicsectorandstrengthenpeople-to-peopleexchanges,Wangsaid.IthasbeenagreedthatthefourthChina-Afghanistan-PakistanForeignMinisters'DialoguewillbeheldinChinanextyear.Themechanismwasestablishedin2017asaplatformtopromotetrilateraltalksandcooperation.Thisyear'smeetingcameamidrisingtrendsofunilateralismandprotectionismintheworldthatthreatentheinterestsofdevelopingcountries."ThedialogueisoneoftheeffortsmadebyChinatohelpeasetensionsandavoidintensifiedconflictsinSouthAsia,"saidLiHaidong,aprofessorofUSstudiesatChinaForeignAffairsUniversity.ThesituationinSouthAsiaiscurrentlyundergoingprofoundandcomplicatedchanges,andAfghanistanisfacedwithbothopportunitiesandchallengesinrealizingpeaceandreconciliation,Lisaid."Chinaismakinguseofallexistingmechanismswithcountriesinthisregiontopromotemutualunderstandingandeasetensionsthereasaresponsiblecountry,"hesaid.

    ¡¡¡¡Atotalof32SouthAfricanstudentleadersfrom20universitieswillonMondayleaveforChinatointeractwiththeircounterparts,andshareideasandexperiences.ChineseAmbassadortoSouthAfricaLinSongtiansaidthestudentswillspendtwoweeksinChinaandvisitBeijing,ShanghaiandShenzhen.TheywillengagewiththeirChinesecounterparts,andexperienceChina'shigh-speedrailway,sharingbikesandmobilepayment."ThedelegationwillexperienceChina,haveabetterunderstandingofChina'spresent,pastandfuture,traditionsandmodernity,"Linsaid."ItisoursincerehopethatwhentheyreturntheycansharewiththeirclassmatesandfamilieswhattheyhaveseeninChinaandtherealstoryofChina."Duringthe2018BeijingSummitoftheForumonChina-AfricaCooperation(FOCAC),Chinaannouncedthat2,000youngAfricanswouldbeinvitedtovisitChinainthenextthreeyears.Linsaidthisvisitistheimplementationoftheannouncement."InvitingstudentstoChinaisapioneeringstepbyChinatopromotepeople-to-peopleexchangeswithSouthAfrica.Wesincerelyhopethatdeepeningbilateralexchangesandcooperationinsuchfieldsaseducationandyouthcouldaddnewdimensiontoourbilateralrelations,"saidLin.CapePeninsulaUniversityofTechnologystudentSbusisoThwalatoldXinhuaheisexcitedtovisitChina.Hesaidthereare"phenomenal"thingssuchaseconomicgrowthandpovertyreductionthatChinahasmade,whichhewantstounderstand.Thwalasaid,"ItwouldbegreattointeractandlearnhowChinamakesalotofthingshappen,beitinICT,5G,efficientstatecapacityandfunctioning.Iamlookingforwardtothetrip.Iwouldliketolookatthecultureandcuisine,andmeetpeopleonthestreet."HesaidhewouldliketovisittheGreatWallandtheForbiddenCity,amongothers.HeemphasizedthathewouldbeinterestedinseeinghowthebestpracticesandachievementscouldbeusedtoaddressthechallengeswhichSouthAfricafaces.AsisphoSolane,whorecentlycompletedanhonorsdegreeinpoliticaladministrationattheUniversityofWesternCape,toldXinhuaheishappytobevisitingChina."Iaminterestedinthepolitical,economicandculturallandscapeofChina.YoucannotignoreChinawithitsachievement,"Solanesaid."Iwanttounderstandhowtheyruntheircities,policingandseehowthatcouldbeimplementedinSouthAfricatoaddressthechallengeswehave."YaoMing(R),chairmanoftheChineseBasketballAssociation,communicateswithLiNan,headcoachofChinaafterthegroupMmatchbetweenChinaandNigeriaatthe2019FIBAWorldCupinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,Sept.8,2019.(Xinhua/PanYulong)ChineseBasketballAssociationpresidentYaoMingsaidhewouldtakealltheresponsibilityforChina'spoorperformanceintheFIBABasketballWorldCup."Me!"YaosaidimmediatelyafterhewasaskedbyareporterwhowillbetheoneresponsibleforChina'sperformance.ChinalosttoNigeria86-73tofinishsecondinGroupNwithtwowinsandthreelosses,failingtoqualifyfortheTokyoOlympicsdirectlyfromtheWorldCup."Itismewhodisappointthefans,"Yaosaid."ThefanshadgreatexpectationforChinaattheWorldCup,butwecouldnotmakeit,"the39-year-oldadded.YaotookchargeoftheChineseBasketballAssociationin2017.Hecarriedoutreformingmeasuresonprofessionalleagueandyouthacademy."This(WorldCup)isawindowforustolookouttheworld.ThegapbetweenChinaandtheworldleadingbasketballcountrieshasbeenenlarged."Wehavedeterminationtokeepourreformon,includingprofessionalleague,youthacademyandsportseducation,"Yaosaid.

    ¡¡¡¡YaoMing(R),chairmanoftheChineseBasketballAssociation,communicateswithLiNan,headcoachofChinaafterthegroupMmatchbetweenChinaandNigeriaatthe2019FIBAWorldCupinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,Sept.8,2019.(Xinhua/PanYulong)ChineseBasketballAssociationpresidentYaoMingsaidhewouldtakealltheresponsibilityforChina'spoorperformanceintheFIBABasketballWorldCup."Me!"YaosaidimmediatelyafterhewasaskedbyareporterwhowillbetheoneresponsibleforChina'sperformance.ChinalosttoNigeria86-73tofinishsecondinGroupNwithtwowinsandthreelosses,failingtoqualifyfortheTokyoOlympicsdirectlyfromtheWorldCup."Itismewhodisappointthefans,"Yaosaid."ThefanshadgreatexpectationforChinaattheWorldCup,butwecouldnotmakeit,"the39-year-oldadded.YaotookchargeoftheChineseBasketballAssociationin2017.Hecarriedoutreformingmeasuresonprofessionalleagueandyouthacademy."This(WorldCup)isawindowforustolookouttheworld.ThegapbetweenChinaandtheworldleadingbasketballcountrieshasbeenenlarged."Wehavedeterminationtokeepourreformon,includingprofessionalleague,youthacademyandsportseducation,"Yaosaid.ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.

    ¡¡¡¡ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.

    ¡¡¡¡TwoprominentHongKongbusinesstycoonsaresettoattendaUnitedNationsmeetingthisweekindefenseoftheHongKongSARgovernment,sayingtheprotesterswhohavebeencausingtheunrestinthecityinthepastthreemonthsdonotrepresentthemajorityofHongKongpeople.MacaocasinoheiressPansyHoChiu-kingandAnnieWuSuk-ching,daughterofcateringgroupMaxim'sfounderJamesTakWu,willaddressameetingoftheUNHumanRightsCouncilonTuesday.AccordingtocopiesoftheirspeechespostedonthewebsiteoftheUNHumanRightsCouncil¡ªtheworld'sbody'stophumanrightswatchdog¡ªthetwoentrepreneurswillpointoutthattheviewsofthesmallgroupofradicalprotestersdonotrepresentthoseofallofHongKong's7.5millionpeople."ThesystematicandcalculatedviolentactsofthisgrouphaveneverbeencondonedbyallHongKongpeople,"theysay.HongKonghasbeenrununder"onecountry,twosystems"forthepast22yearssincethecity'sreturntothemotherlandin1997,andHongKongwillcontinuetoenjoyahighdegreeofautonomy,economicprosperityandsocialstability,accordingtothespeeches.However,thefoundationofsuchprosperityandstabilityhasbeenshakentothecorebytheviolentprotestsinthepastthreemonths."Theseradicalprotesterscarryoutviolentactsinthenameofhumanrightsbuttheyare,infact,violatingthebasichumanrightsofexpression,safetyandlivelihoodofothercitizenswhoareneitherpartofthisgroupnorsharetheirradicalviewsandtactics,"theysay.AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.

    ¡¡¡¡AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.China'siconicterracottawarriorswillbeonshowintheBangkokNationalMuseumstartingfromSept.15,Thailand'sDepartmentofFineArtsannouncedonitswebsiteonSundayTheexhibition,"QinShiHuang:TheFirstEmperorofChinaandtheTerracottaWarriors,"featuresacollectionof133relicsthatareover2,200yearsold.ItwilllastforthreemonthstillDec.15,accordingtothewebsite.Visitorswillseefourlife-sizedterracottawarriors,onechariotand86relicsfoundinamausoleuminChinaandtheywilllearnmoreaboutChina'sancientengineeringskillsandtechnology.

    ¡¡¡¡AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.TwoprominentHongKongbusinesstycoonsaresettoattendaUnitedNationsmeetingthisweekindefenseoftheHongKongSARgovernment,sayingtheprotesterswhohavebeencausingtheunrestinthecityinthepastthreemonthsdonotrepresentthemajorityofHongKongpeople.MacaocasinoheiressPansyHoChiu-kingandAnnieWuSuk-ching,daughterofcateringgroupMaxim'sfounderJamesTakWu,willaddressameetingoftheUNHumanRightsCouncilonTuesday.AccordingtocopiesoftheirspeechespostedonthewebsiteoftheUNHumanRightsCouncil¡ªtheworld'sbody'stophumanrightswatchdog¡ªthetwoentrepreneurswillpointoutthattheviewsofthesmallgroupofradicalprotestersdonotrepresentthoseofallofHongKong's7.5millionpeople."ThesystematicandcalculatedviolentactsofthisgrouphaveneverbeencondonedbyallHongKongpeople,"theysay.HongKonghasbeenrununder"onecountry,twosystems"forthepast22yearssincethecity'sreturntothemotherlandin1997,andHongKongwillcontinuetoenjoyahighdegreeofautonomy,economicprosperityandsocialstability,accordingtothespeeches.However,thefoundationofsuchprosperityandstabilityhasbeenshakentothecorebytheviolentprotestsinthepastthreemonths."Theseradicalprotesterscarryoutviolentactsinthenameofhumanrightsbuttheyare,infact,violatingthebasichumanrightsofexpression,safetyandlivelihoodofothercitizenswhoareneitherpartofthisgroupnorsharetheirradicalviewsandtactics,"theysay.

    ¡¡¡¡AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.

    ¡¡¡¡TwoprominentHongKongbusinesstycoonsaresettoattendaUnitedNationsmeetingthisweekindefenseoftheHongKongSARgovernment,sayingtheprotesterswhohavebeencausingtheunrestinthecityinthepastthreemonthsdonotrepresentthemajorityofHongKongpeople.MacaocasinoheiressPansyHoChiu-kingandAnnieWuSuk-ching,daughterofcateringgroupMaxim'sfounderJamesTakWu,willaddressameetingoftheUNHumanRightsCouncilonTuesday.AccordingtocopiesoftheirspeechespostedonthewebsiteoftheUNHumanRightsCouncil¡ªtheworld'sbody'stophumanrightswatchdog¡ªthetwoentrepreneurswillpointoutthattheviewsofthesmallgroupofradicalprotestersdonotrepresentthoseofallofHongKong's7.5millionpeople."ThesystematicandcalculatedviolentactsofthisgrouphaveneverbeencondonedbyallHongKongpeople,"theysay.HongKonghasbeenrununder"onecountry,twosystems"forthepast22yearssincethecity'sreturntothemotherlandin1997,andHongKongwillcontinuetoenjoyahighdegreeofautonomy,economicprosperityandsocialstability,accordingtothespeeches.However,thefoundationofsuchprosperityandstabilityhasbeenshakentothecorebytheviolentprotestsinthepastthreemonths."Theseradicalprotesterscarryoutviolentactsinthenameofhumanrightsbuttheyare,infact,violatingthebasichumanrightsofexpression,safetyandlivelihoodofothercitizenswhoareneitherpartofthisgroupnorsharetheirradicalviewsandtactics,"theysay.YaoMing(R),chairmanoftheChineseBasketballAssociation,communicateswithLiNan,headcoachofChinaafterthegroupMmatchbetweenChinaandNigeriaatthe2019FIBAWorldCupinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,Sept.8,2019.(Xinhua/PanYulong)ChineseBasketballAssociationpresidentYaoMingsaidhewouldtakealltheresponsibilityforChina'spoorperformanceintheFIBABasketballWorldCup."Me!"YaosaidimmediatelyafterhewasaskedbyareporterwhowillbetheoneresponsibleforChina'sperformance.ChinalosttoNigeria86-73tofinishsecondinGroupNwithtwowinsandthreelosses,failingtoqualifyfortheTokyoOlympicsdirectlyfromtheWorldCup."Itismewhodisappointthefans,"Yaosaid."ThefanshadgreatexpectationforChinaattheWorldCup,butwecouldnotmakeit,"the39-year-oldadded.YaotookchargeoftheChineseBasketballAssociationin2017.Hecarriedoutreformingmeasuresonprofessionalleagueandyouthacademy."This(WorldCup)isawindowforustolookouttheworld.ThegapbetweenChinaandtheworldleadingbasketballcountrieshasbeenenlarged."Wehavedeterminationtokeepourreformon,includingprofessionalleague,youthacademyandsportseducation,"Yaosaid.

    ¡¡¡¡AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.China,AfghanistanandPakistancalledfortheorderlyandresponsiblewithdrawalofforeignforcesfromAfghanistantosecurethestabletransitionofthesituationthereastheforeignministersfromthethreecountriesmetinIslamabadonSaturday.Forsometime,significantprogresshasbeenmadeinnegotiationsbetweentheUnitedStatesandtheTaliban,withprincipledconsensusreachedonsigningapeacedeal,StateCouncilorandForeignMinisterWangYisaidatajointnewsconferenceafterthetrilateralforeignministers'dialogue.ThethreecountriescalledontheUnitedStatesandtheTalibantocontinuethenegotiationsandimplementanagreement,Wangsaid,accordingtotheForeignMinistry'swebsite.WhenaskedaboutChina'sviewontheAfghansituation,WangsaidthefuturepoliticalarrangementofAfghanistanshouldhavebroadrepresentationandinclusivenesstoequallyinvolveallfactionsandethnicgroupsinpoliticallife.Itshouldfirmlysticktofightingagainstterrorismandmaintainapeace-andfriendship-basedforeignpolicy,hesaid.WangsaidthatChina,asafriendlyneighborandsincerefriendofAfghanistan,willfirmlystandwiththeAfghanpeopletocontributetothereconciliationandrestorationprocessinAfghanistan.HesaidtheforeignministershaveagreedthatthetrilateralcooperationofChina,AfghanistanandPakistanhasmadepositiveachievementsinfacilitatingdomesticAfghanpoliticalreconciliation,enhancingregionalconnectivityandimprovingregionalcommondevelopment.China,AfghanistanandPakistanhaveagreedthattheircooperationshouldbepushedforwardundertheBeltandRoadInitiative,andtheyarewillingtoenhanceconnectivity,implementprojectsinthesocio-economicsectorandstrengthenpeople-to-peopleexchanges,Wangsaid.IthasbeenagreedthatthefourthChina-Afghanistan-PakistanForeignMinisters'DialoguewillbeheldinChinanextyear.Themechanismwasestablishedin2017asaplatformtopromotetrilateraltalksandcooperation.Thisyear'smeetingcameamidrisingtrendsofunilateralismandprotectionismintheworldthatthreatentheinterestsofdevelopingcountries."ThedialogueisoneoftheeffortsmadebyChinatohelpeasetensionsandavoidintensifiedconflictsinSouthAsia,"saidLiHaidong,aprofessorofUSstudiesatChinaForeignAffairsUniversity.ThesituationinSouthAsiaiscurrentlyundergoingprofoundandcomplicatedchanges,andAfghanistanisfacedwithbothopportunitiesandchallengesinrealizingpeaceandreconciliation,Lisaid."Chinaismakinguseofallexistingmechanismswithcountriesinthisregiontopromotemutualunderstandingandeasetensionsthereasaresponsiblecountry,"hesaid.

    ¡¡¡¡China,AfghanistanandPakistancalledfortheorderlyandresponsiblewithdrawalofforeignforcesfromAfghanistantosecurethestabletransitionofthesituationthereastheforeignministersfromthethreecountriesmetinIslamabadonSaturday.Forsometime,significantprogresshasbeenmadeinnegotiationsbetweentheUnitedStatesandtheTaliban,withprincipledconsensusreachedonsigningapeacedeal,StateCouncilorandForeignMinisterWangYisaidatajointnewsconferenceafterthetrilateralforeignministers'dialogue.ThethreecountriescalledontheUnitedStatesandtheTalibantocontinuethenegotiationsandimplementanagreement,Wangsaid,accordingtotheForeignMinistry'swebsite.WhenaskedaboutChina'sviewontheAfghansituation,WangsaidthefuturepoliticalarrangementofAfghanistanshouldhavebroadrepresentationandinclusivenesstoequallyinvolveallfactionsandethnicgroupsinpoliticallife.Itshouldfirmlysticktofightingagainstterrorismandmaintainapeace-andfriendship-basedforeignpolicy,hesaid.WangsaidthatChina,asafriendlyneighborandsincerefriendofAfghanistan,willfirmlystandwiththeAfghanpeopletocontributetothereconciliationandrestorationprocessinAfghanistan.HesaidtheforeignministershaveagreedthatthetrilateralcooperationofChina,AfghanistanandPakistanhasmadepositiveachievementsinfacilitatingdomesticAfghanpoliticalreconciliation,enhancingregionalconnectivityandimprovingregionalcommondevelopment.China,AfghanistanandPakistanhaveagreedthattheircooperationshouldbepushedforwardundertheBeltandRoadInitiative,andtheyarewillingtoenhanceconnectivity,implementprojectsinthesocio-economicsectorandstrengthenpeople-to-peopleexchanges,Wangsaid.IthasbeenagreedthatthefourthChina-Afghanistan-PakistanForeignMinisters'DialoguewillbeheldinChinanextyear.Themechanismwasestablishedin2017asaplatformtopromotetrilateraltalksandcooperation.Thisyear'smeetingcameamidrisingtrendsofunilateralismandprotectionismintheworldthatthreatentheinterestsofdevelopingcountries."ThedialogueisoneoftheeffortsmadebyChinatohelpeasetensionsandavoidintensifiedconflictsinSouthAsia,"saidLiHaidong,aprofessorofUSstudiesatChinaForeignAffairsUniversity.ThesituationinSouthAsiaiscurrentlyundergoingprofoundandcomplicatedchanges,andAfghanistanisfacedwithbothopportunitiesandchallengesinrealizingpeaceandreconciliation,Lisaid."Chinaismakinguseofallexistingmechanismswithcountriesinthisregiontopromotemutualunderstandingandeasetensionsthereasaresponsiblecountry,"hesaid.China'siconicterracottawarriorswillbeonshowintheBangkokNationalMuseumstartingfromSept.15,Thailand'sDepartmentofFineArtsannouncedonitswebsiteonSundayTheexhibition,"QinShiHuang:TheFirstEmperorofChinaandtheTerracottaWarriors,"featuresacollectionof133relicsthatareover2,200yearsold.ItwilllastforthreemonthstillDec.15,accordingtothewebsite.Visitorswillseefourlife-sizedterracottawarriors,onechariotand86relicsfoundinamausoleuminChinaandtheywilllearnmoreaboutChina'sancientengineeringskillsandtechnology.

    ¡¡¡¡Atotalof32SouthAfricanstudentleadersfrom20universitieswillonMondayleaveforChinatointeractwiththeircounterparts,andshareideasandexperiences.ChineseAmbassadortoSouthAfricaLinSongtiansaidthestudentswillspendtwoweeksinChinaandvisitBeijing,ShanghaiandShenzhen.TheywillengagewiththeirChinesecounterparts,andexperienceChina'shigh-speedrailway,sharingbikesandmobilepayment."ThedelegationwillexperienceChina,haveabetterunderstandingofChina'spresent,pastandfuture,traditionsandmodernity,"Linsaid."ItisoursincerehopethatwhentheyreturntheycansharewiththeirclassmatesandfamilieswhattheyhaveseeninChinaandtherealstoryofChina."Duringthe2018BeijingSummitoftheForumonChina-AfricaCooperation(FOCAC),Chinaannouncedthat2,000youngAfricanswouldbeinvitedtovisitChinainthenextthreeyears.Linsaidthisvisitistheimplementationoftheannouncement."InvitingstudentstoChinaisapioneeringstepbyChinatopromotepeople-to-peopleexchangeswithSouthAfrica.Wesincerelyhopethatdeepeningbilateralexchangesandcooperationinsuchfieldsaseducationandyouthcouldaddnewdimensiontoourbilateralrelations,"saidLin.CapePeninsulaUniversityofTechnologystudentSbusisoThwalatoldXinhuaheisexcitedtovisitChina.Hesaidthereare"phenomenal"thingssuchaseconomicgrowthandpovertyreductionthatChinahasmade,whichhewantstounderstand.Thwalasaid,"ItwouldbegreattointeractandlearnhowChinamakesalotofthingshappen,beitinICT,5G,efficientstatecapacityandfunctioning.Iamlookingforwardtothetrip.Iwouldliketolookatthecultureandcuisine,andmeetpeopleonthestreet."HesaidhewouldliketovisittheGreatWallandtheForbiddenCity,amongothers.HeemphasizedthathewouldbeinterestedinseeinghowthebestpracticesandachievementscouldbeusedtoaddressthechallengeswhichSouthAfricafaces.AsisphoSolane,whorecentlycompletedanhonorsdegreeinpoliticaladministrationattheUniversityofWesternCape,toldXinhuaheishappytobevisitingChina."Iaminterestedinthepolitical,economicandculturallandscapeofChina.YoucannotignoreChinawithitsachievement,"Solanesaid."Iwanttounderstandhowtheyruntheircities,policingandseehowthatcouldbeimplementedinSouthAfricatoaddressthechallengeswehave."ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.

    ¡¡¡¡ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.

    ¡¡¡¡China,AfghanistanandPakistancalledfortheorderlyandresponsiblewithdrawalofforeignforcesfromAfghanistantosecurethestabletransitionofthesituationthereastheforeignministersfromthethreecountriesmetinIslamabadonSaturday.Forsometime,significantprogresshasbeenmadeinnegotiationsbetweentheUnitedStatesandtheTaliban,withprincipledconsensusreachedonsigningapeacedeal,StateCouncilorandForeignMinisterWangYisaidatajointnewsconferenceafterthetrilateralforeignministers'dialogue.ThethreecountriescalledontheUnitedStatesandtheTalibantocontinuethenegotiationsandimplementanagreement,Wangsaid,accordingtotheForeignMinistry'swebsite.WhenaskedaboutChina'sviewontheAfghansituation,WangsaidthefuturepoliticalarrangementofAfghanistanshouldhavebroadrepresentationandinclusivenesstoequallyinvolveallfactionsandethnicgroupsinpoliticallife.Itshouldfirmlysticktofightingagainstterrorismandmaintainapeace-andfriendship-basedforeignpolicy,hesaid.WangsaidthatChina,asafriendlyneighborandsincerefriendofAfghanistan,willfirmlystandwiththeAfghanpeopletocontributetothereconciliationandrestorationprocessinAfghanistan.HesaidtheforeignministershaveagreedthatthetrilateralcooperationofChina,AfghanistanandPakistanhasmadepositiveachievementsinfacilitatingdomesticAfghanpoliticalreconciliation,enhancingregionalconnectivityandimprovingregionalcommondevelopment.China,AfghanistanandPakistanhaveagreedthattheircooperationshouldbepushedforwardundertheBeltandRoadInitiative,andtheyarewillingtoenhanceconnectivity,implementprojectsinthesocio-economicsectorandstrengthenpeople-to-peopleexchanges,Wangsaid.IthasbeenagreedthatthefourthChina-Afghanistan-PakistanForeignMinisters'DialoguewillbeheldinChinanextyear.Themechanismwasestablishedin2017asaplatformtopromotetrilateraltalksandcooperation.Thisyear'smeetingcameamidrisingtrendsofunilateralismandprotectionismintheworldthatthreatentheinterestsofdevelopingcountries."ThedialogueisoneoftheeffortsmadebyChinatohelpeasetensionsandavoidintensifiedconflictsinSouthAsia,"saidLiHaidong,aprofessorofUSstudiesatChinaForeignAffairsUniversity.ThesituationinSouthAsiaiscurrentlyundergoingprofoundandcomplicatedchanges,andAfghanistanisfacedwithbothopportunitiesandchallengesinrealizingpeaceandreconciliation,Lisaid."Chinaismakinguseofallexistingmechanismswithcountriesinthisregiontopromotemutualunderstandingandeasetensionsthereasaresponsiblecountry,"hesaid.China'siconicterracottawarriorswillbeonshowintheBangkokNationalMuseumstartingfromSept.15,Thailand'sDepartmentofFineArtsannouncedonitswebsiteonSundayTheexhibition,"QinShiHuang:TheFirstEmperorofChinaandtheTerracottaWarriors,"featuresacollectionof133relicsthatareover2,200yearsold.ItwilllastforthreemonthstillDec.15,accordingtothewebsite.Visitorswillseefourlife-sizedterracottawarriors,onechariotand86relicsfoundinamausoleuminChinaandtheywilllearnmoreaboutChina'sancientengineeringskillsandtechnology.

    ¡¡¡¡China,AfghanistanandPakistancalledfortheorderlyandresponsiblewithdrawalofforeignforcesfromAfghanistantosecurethestabletransitionofthesituationthereastheforeignministersfromthethreecountriesmetinIslamabadonSaturday.Forsometime,significantprogresshasbeenmadeinnegotiationsbetweentheUnitedStatesandtheTaliban,withprincipledconsensusreachedonsigningapeacedeal,StateCouncilorandForeignMinisterWangYisaidatajointnewsconferenceafterthetrilateralforeignministers'dialogue.ThethreecountriescalledontheUnitedStatesandtheTalibantocontinuethenegotiationsandimplementanagreement,Wangsaid,accordingtotheForeignMinistry'swebsite.WhenaskedaboutChina'sviewontheAfghansituation,WangsaidthefuturepoliticalarrangementofAfghanistanshouldhavebroadrepresentationandinclusivenesstoequallyinvolveallfactionsandethnicgroupsinpoliticallife.Itshouldfirmlysticktofightingagainstterrorismandmaintainapeace-andfriendship-basedforeignpolicy,hesaid.WangsaidthatChina,asafriendlyneighborandsincerefriendofAfghanistan,willfirmlystandwiththeAfghanpeopletocontributetothereconciliationandrestorationprocessinAfghanistan.HesaidtheforeignministershaveagreedthatthetrilateralcooperationofChina,AfghanistanandPakistanhasmadepositiveachievementsinfacilitatingdomesticAfghanpoliticalreconciliation,enhancingregionalconnectivityandimprovingregionalcommondevelopment.China,AfghanistanandPakistanhaveagreedthattheircooperationshouldbepushedforwardundertheBeltandRoadInitiative,andtheyarewillingtoenhanceconnectivity,implementprojectsinthesocio-economicsectorandstrengthenpeople-to-peopleexchanges,Wangsaid.IthasbeenagreedthatthefourthChina-Afghanistan-PakistanForeignMinisters'DialoguewillbeheldinChinanextyear.Themechanismwasestablishedin2017asaplatformtopromotetrilateraltalksandcooperation.Thisyear'smeetingcameamidrisingtrendsofunilateralismandprotectionismintheworldthatthreatentheinterestsofdevelopingcountries."ThedialogueisoneoftheeffortsmadebyChinatohelpeasetensionsandavoidintensifiedconflictsinSouthAsia,"saidLiHaidong,aprofessorofUSstudiesatChinaForeignAffairsUniversity.ThesituationinSouthAsiaiscurrentlyundergoingprofoundandcomplicatedchanges,andAfghanistanisfacedwithbothopportunitiesandchallengesinrealizingpeaceandreconciliation,Lisaid."Chinaismakinguseofallexistingmechanismswithcountriesinthisregiontopromotemutualunderstandingandeasetensionsthereasaresponsiblecountry,"hesaid.AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.

    ¡¡¡¡ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.

    ¡¡¡¡China'siconicterracottawarriorswillbeonshowintheBangkokNationalMuseumstartingfromSept.15,Thailand'sDepartmentofFineArtsannouncedonitswebsiteonSundayTheexhibition,"QinShiHuang:TheFirstEmperorofChinaandtheTerracottaWarriors,"featuresacollectionof133relicsthatareover2,200yearsold.ItwilllastforthreemonthstillDec.15,accordingtothewebsite.Visitorswillseefourlife-sizedterracottawarriors,onechariotand86relicsfoundinamausoleuminChinaandtheywilllearnmoreaboutChina'sancientengineeringskillsandtechnology.AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.

    ¡¡¡¡YaoMing(R),chairmanoftheChineseBasketballAssociation,communicateswithLiNan,headcoachofChinaafterthegroupMmatchbetweenChinaandNigeriaatthe2019FIBAWorldCupinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,Sept.8,2019.(Xinhua/PanYulong)ChineseBasketballAssociationpresidentYaoMingsaidhewouldtakealltheresponsibilityforChina'spoorperformanceintheFIBABasketballWorldCup."Me!"YaosaidimmediatelyafterhewasaskedbyareporterwhowillbetheoneresponsibleforChina'sperformance.ChinalosttoNigeria86-73tofinishsecondinGroupNwithtwowinsandthreelosses,failingtoqualifyfortheTokyoOlympicsdirectlyfromtheWorldCup."Itismewhodisappointthefans,"Yaosaid."ThefanshadgreatexpectationforChinaattheWorldCup,butwecouldnotmakeit,"the39-year-oldadded.YaotookchargeoftheChineseBasketballAssociationin2017.Hecarriedoutreformingmeasuresonprofessionalleagueandyouthacademy."This(WorldCup)isawindowforustolookouttheworld.ThegapbetweenChinaandtheworldleadingbasketballcountrieshasbeenenlarged."Wehavedeterminationtokeepourreformon,includingprofessionalleague,youthacademyandsportseducation,"Yaosaid.Atotalof32SouthAfricanstudentleadersfrom20universitieswillonMondayleaveforChinatointeractwiththeircounterparts,andshareideasandexperiences.ChineseAmbassadortoSouthAfricaLinSongtiansaidthestudentswillspendtwoweeksinChinaandvisitBeijing,ShanghaiandShenzhen.TheywillengagewiththeirChinesecounterparts,andexperienceChina'shigh-speedrailway,sharingbikesandmobilepayment."ThedelegationwillexperienceChina,haveabetterunderstandingofChina'spresent,pastandfuture,traditionsandmodernity,"Linsaid."ItisoursincerehopethatwhentheyreturntheycansharewiththeirclassmatesandfamilieswhattheyhaveseeninChinaandtherealstoryofChina."Duringthe2018BeijingSummitoftheForumonChina-AfricaCooperation(FOCAC),Chinaannouncedthat2,000youngAfricanswouldbeinvitedtovisitChinainthenextthreeyears.Linsaidthisvisitistheimplementationoftheannouncement."InvitingstudentstoChinaisapioneeringstepbyChinatopromotepeople-to-peopleexchangeswithSouthAfrica.Wesincerelyhopethatdeepeningbilateralexchangesandcooperationinsuchfieldsaseducationandyouthcouldaddnewdimensiontoourbilateralrelations,"saidLin.CapePeninsulaUniversityofTechnologystudentSbusisoThwalatoldXinhuaheisexcitedtovisitChina.Hesaidthereare"phenomenal"thingssuchaseconomicgrowthandpovertyreductionthatChinahasmade,whichhewantstounderstand.Thwalasaid,"ItwouldbegreattointeractandlearnhowChinamakesalotofthingshappen,beitinICT,5G,efficientstatecapacityandfunctioning.Iamlookingforwardtothetrip.Iwouldliketolookatthecultureandcuisine,andmeetpeopleonthestreet."HesaidhewouldliketovisittheGreatWallandtheForbiddenCity,amongothers.HeemphasizedthathewouldbeinterestedinseeinghowthebestpracticesandachievementscouldbeusedtoaddressthechallengeswhichSouthAfricafaces.AsisphoSolane,whorecentlycompletedanhonorsdegreeinpoliticaladministrationattheUniversityofWesternCape,toldXinhuaheishappytobevisitingChina."Iaminterestedinthepolitical,economicandculturallandscapeofChina.YoucannotignoreChinawithitsachievement,"Solanesaid."Iwanttounderstandhowtheyruntheircities,policingandseehowthatcouldbeimplementedinSouthAfricatoaddressthechallengeswehave."

    ¡¡¡¡AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.

    ¡¡¡¡China'siconicterracottawarriorswillbeonshowintheBangkokNationalMuseumstartingfromSept.15,Thailand'sDepartmentofFineArtsannouncedonitswebsiteonSundayTheexhibition,"QinShiHuang:TheFirstEmperorofChinaandtheTerracottaWarriors,"featuresacollectionof133relicsthatareover2,200yearsold.ItwilllastforthreemonthstillDec.15,accordingtothewebsite.Visitorswillseefourlife-sizedterracottawarriors,onechariotand86relicsfoundinamausoleuminChinaandtheywilllearnmoreaboutChina'sancientengineeringskillsandtechnology.Atotalof32SouthAfricanstudentleadersfrom20universitieswillonMondayleaveforChinatointeractwiththeircounterparts,andshareideasandexperiences.ChineseAmbassadortoSouthAfricaLinSongtiansaidthestudentswillspendtwoweeksinChinaandvisitBeijing,ShanghaiandShenzhen.TheywillengagewiththeirChinesecounterparts,andexperienceChina'shigh-speedrailway,sharingbikesandmobilepayment."ThedelegationwillexperienceChina,haveabetterunderstandingofChina'spresent,pastandfuture,traditionsandmodernity,"Linsaid."ItisoursincerehopethatwhentheyreturntheycansharewiththeirclassmatesandfamilieswhattheyhaveseeninChinaandtherealstoryofChina."Duringthe2018BeijingSummitoftheForumonChina-AfricaCooperation(FOCAC),Chinaannouncedthat2,000youngAfricanswouldbeinvitedtovisitChinainthenextthreeyears.Linsaidthisvisitistheimplementationoftheannouncement."InvitingstudentstoChinaisapioneeringstepbyChinatopromotepeople-to-peopleexchangeswithSouthAfrica.Wesincerelyhopethatdeepeningbilateralexchangesandcooperationinsuchfieldsaseducationandyouthcouldaddnewdimensiontoourbilateralrelations,"saidLin.CapePeninsulaUniversityofTechnologystudentSbusisoThwalatoldXinhuaheisexcitedtovisitChina.Hesaidthereare"phenomenal"thingssuchaseconomicgrowthandpovertyreductionthatChinahasmade,whichhewantstounderstand.Thwalasaid,"ItwouldbegreattointeractandlearnhowChinamakesalotofthingshappen,beitinICT,5G,efficientstatecapacityandfunctioning.Iamlookingforwardtothetrip.Iwouldliketolookatthecultureandcuisine,andmeetpeopleonthestreet."HesaidhewouldliketovisittheGreatWallandtheForbiddenCity,amongothers.HeemphasizedthathewouldbeinterestedinseeinghowthebestpracticesandachievementscouldbeusedtoaddressthechallengeswhichSouthAfricafaces.AsisphoSolane,whorecentlycompletedanhonorsdegreeinpoliticaladministrationattheUniversityofWesternCape,toldXinhuaheishappytobevisitingChina."Iaminterestedinthepolitical,economicandculturallandscapeofChina.YoucannotignoreChinawithitsachievement,"Solanesaid."Iwanttounderstandhowtheyruntheircities,policingandseehowthatcouldbeimplementedinSouthAfricatoaddressthechallengeswehave."

    ¡¡¡¡AllparticipatingChinesearmedforces,includingType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,arrivedinRussiaSaturdayfortheupcomingTsentr-2019strategicdrills.(Photo/ScreenshotfromChinaCentralTelevision)RussiaonSaturdayheldagrandwelcomingceremonyuponthearrivalofChinesearmedforces,includingwell-anticipatedType96AtanksandH-6Kbombers,fortheupcomingTsentr-2019(Center-2019)strategicdrills.Chinadispatchedmorethan1,600troopsfromtheWesternTheaterCommandandsomeotherunitsofthePeople'sLiberationArmy(PLA),togetherwithmainbattleequipmentincludingType96Atanks,H-6Kbombers,JH-7Afighterbombers,J-11fighterjets,Il-76andY-9transportplanesandZ-10attackhelicopters,ChinaCentralTelevisionreportedSaturday."ThedrillswillfurtherenhanceanddeepenthecomprehensivestrategicpartnershipofcoordinationforanewerabetweenChinaandRussia.Italsohassignificantmeaningonboostingourmilitary'scapabilitytodealwithallkindsofsecuritythreatstogetherwithothercountries'militaries,"MaQixian,commanderoftheparticipatingChineseforces,toldCCTV.ThedrillswillbeheldfromSeptember16to21intheOrenburgregionofRussia.China,Pakistan,India,Kyrgyzstan,Kazakhstan,TajikistanandUzbekistanwillparticipate,theRussianTASSnewsagencyreported,citingastatementreleasedbytheRussianDefenseMinistry.Suchpracticeisnottargetedagainstanythirdpartyandhasnothingtodowiththeregionalsituations,saidRenGuoqiang,spokespersonfortheMinistryofNationalDefense,ataroutinepressconferenceonAugust29.InAugust2018,Chinasent3,200troopstoRussiafortheVostok-2018(East-2018)strategicdrill,markingthefirsttimeaforeignarmytookpartintheRussianmilitaryexercise.InJuly,ChinaandRussiaconductedtheirfirstjointstrategicpatrolinNortheastAsia,withtheChinesesidedispatchingtwoH-6KbombersandtheRussiansidedispatchingtwoTu-95bombers,saidWuQian,spokespersonforChina'sMinistryofNationalDefenseatapressconferenceinJuly.YaoMing(R),chairmanoftheChineseBasketballAssociation,communicateswithLiNan,headcoachofChinaafterthegroupMmatchbetweenChinaandNigeriaatthe2019FIBAWorldCupinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,Sept.8,2019.(Xinhua/PanYulong)ChineseBasketballAssociationpresidentYaoMingsaidhewouldtakealltheresponsibilityforChina'spoorperformanceintheFIBABasketballWorldCup."Me!"YaosaidimmediatelyafterhewasaskedbyareporterwhowillbetheoneresponsibleforChina'sperformance.ChinalosttoNigeria86-73tofinishsecondinGroupNwithtwowinsandthreelosses,failingtoqualifyfortheTokyoOlympicsdirectlyfromtheWorldCup."Itismewhodisappointthefans,"Yaosaid."ThefanshadgreatexpectationforChinaattheWorldCup,butwecouldnotmakeit,"the39-year-oldadded.YaotookchargeoftheChineseBasketballAssociationin2017.Hecarriedoutreformingmeasuresonprofessionalleagueandyouthacademy."This(WorldCup)isawindowforustolookouttheworld.ThegapbetweenChinaandtheworldleadingbasketballcountrieshasbeenenlarged."Wehavedeterminationtokeepourreformon,includingprofessionalleague,youthacademyandsportseducation,"Yaosaid.

    ¡¡¡¡ThefirstpolarcruiseshipmadeinChinawashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFriday.(PhotobyTangShuquan/forchinadaily.com.cn)Special:ExpertssayChinaissteppinguptobecomeaworldclassshipbuilderafterthefirstChina-madepolarcruiselinerwashandedovertoaU.S.companyonFridayinHaimen,EastChina'sJiangsuProvince,thebaseofChinaMerchantsGroup(CMG).AccordingtoCMG'swebsite,theyhavetaken10ordersfromU.S.vesselsmanagementcompanySunstoneShips.After28months'building,thefirsttobelaunchedFridaywasnamedGregMortimer."Itshowsthehighinternationalrecognitionofourshipbuildingindustry,whichisimprovingveryfast,"ChengJuehao,adeputychiefoftheShanghaiInternationalShippingInstitute'sCruiseEconomyResearchCenter,toldtheGlobalTimesonSunday.The104-meter-longand18-meter-widecruiselinerweighs8,305metrictons,with135cabinsfor160touristsand95mariners,Chinesenewssiteyicai.comreported.Theconstructionofacruiselinerisadifficulttaskandapolarexpeditioncruiselinermoredifficult,Chengsaid.CMG'spolarcruiselinerrepresentsChina'shighestlevel,hesaid.AccordingtoCheng,theCMGshipboastsadvancedcold-proofing,environmentalprotectionandanenhancedcapacitytoreturnsafelytoharborinextremeconditions.¡¡Inextremeweatherandroughoceanicconditions,thecruiselinerisabletosail1,500nauticalmilestoensurepeople'ssafetyandreturntoport.Thelinerisalsooutfittedwithcold-proofequipmentforlifeboatrescue.ThedesignandconstructionmeetU.S.healthrequirementsintermsofairquality,freshwaterqualityandfoodsafety,Chengnoted.ThecruiselinerisnotonlyashipbutalsoamilestoneinthehistoryofChina'sshipbuildingindustry,whichshowsChina'sambitionofcompetingintheworldmarket,saidClaudeMaillot,presidentofFrenchshipinspectionfirmBureauVeritasinNorthAsia.AccordingtotheCMGwebsite,theshipisscheduledtomakeits12-daymaidenvoyagetoAntarcticaandtheticketshavebeensoldout,withpricesrangingfrom$10,500to$11,800perperson.YaoMing(R),chairmanoftheChineseBasketballAssociation,communicateswithLiNan,headcoachofChinaafterthegroupMmatchbetweenChinaandNigeriaatthe2019FIBAWorldCupinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,Sept.8,2019.(Xinhua/PanYulong)ChineseBasketballAssociationpresidentYaoMingsaidhewouldtakealltheresponsibilityforChina'spoorperformanceintheFIBABasketballWorldCup."Me!"YaosaidimmediatelyafterhewasaskedbyareporterwhowillbetheoneresponsibleforChina'sperformance.ChinalosttoNigeria86-73tofinishsecondinGroupNwithtwowinsandthreelosses,failingtoqualifyfortheTokyoOlympicsdirectlyfromtheWorldCup."Itismewhodisappointthefans,"Yaosaid."ThefanshadgreatexpectationforChinaattheWorldCup,butwecouldnotmakeit,"the39-year-oldadded.YaotookchargeoftheChineseBasketballAssociationin2017.Hecarriedoutreformingmeasuresonprofessionalleagueandyouthacademy."This(WorldCup)isawindowforustolookouttheworld.ThegapbetweenChinaandtheworldleadingbasketballcountrieshasbeenenlarged."Wehavedeterminationtokeepourreformon,includingprofessionalleague,youthacademyandsportseducation,"Yaosaid.

    ¡¡¡¡China'siconicterracottawarriorswillbeonshowintheBangkokNationalMuseumstartingfromSept.15,Thailand'sDepartmentofFineArtsannouncedonitswebsiteonSundayTheexhibition,"QinShiHuang:TheFirstEmperorofChinaandtheTerracottaWarriors,"featuresacollectionof133relicsthatareover2,200yearsold.ItwilllastforthreemonthstillDec.15,accordingtothewebsite.Visitorswillseefourlife-sizedterracottawarriors,onechariotand86relicsfoundinamausoleuminChinaandtheywilllearnmoreaboutChina'sancientengineeringskillsandtechnology.Atotalof32SouthAfricanstudentleadersfrom20universitieswillonMondayleaveforChinatointeractwiththeircounterparts,andshareideasandexperiences.ChineseAmbassadortoSouthAfricaLinSongtiansaidthestudentswillspendtwoweeksinChinaandvisitBeijing,ShanghaiandShenzhen.TheywillengagewiththeirChinesecounterparts,andexperienceChina'shigh-speedrailway,sharingbikesandmobilepayment."ThedelegationwillexperienceChina,haveabetterunderstandingofChina'spresent,pastandfuture,traditionsandmodernity,"Linsaid."ItisoursincerehopethatwhentheyreturntheycansharewiththeirclassmatesandfamilieswhattheyhaveseeninChinaandtherealstoryofChina."Duringthe2018BeijingSummitoftheForumonChina-AfricaCooperation(FOCAC),Chinaannouncedthat2,000youngAfricanswouldbeinvitedtovisitChinainthenextthreeyears.Linsaidthisvisitistheimplementationoftheannouncement."InvitingstudentstoChinaisapioneeringstepbyChinatopromotepeople-to-peopleexchangeswithSouthAfrica.Wesincerelyhopethatdeepeningbilateralexchangesandcooperationinsuchfieldsaseducationandyouthcouldaddnewdimensiontoourbilateralrelations,"saidLin.CapePeninsulaUniversityofTechnologystudentSbusisoThwalatoldXinhuaheisexcitedtovisitChina.Hesaidthereare"phenomenal"thingssuchaseconomicgrowthandpovertyreductionthatChinahasmade,whichhewantstounderstand.Thwalasaid,"ItwouldbegreattointeractandlearnhowChinamakesalotofthingshappen,beitinICT,5G,efficientstatecapacityandfunctioning.Iamlookingforwardtothetrip.Iwouldliketolookatthecultureandcuisine,andmeetpeopleonthestreet."HesaidhewouldliketovisittheGreatWallandtheForbiddenCity,amongothers.HeemphasizedthathewouldbeinterestedinseeinghowthebestpracticesandachievementscouldbeusedtoaddressthechallengeswhichSouthAfricafaces.AsisphoSolane,whorecentlycompletedanhonorsdegreeinpoliticaladministrationattheUniversityofWesternCape,toldXinhuaheishappytobevisitingChina."Iaminterestedinthepolitical,economicandculturallandscapeofChina.YoucannotignoreChinawithitsachievement,"Solanesaid."Iwanttounderstandhowtheyruntheircities,policingandseehowthatcouldbeimplementedinSouthAfricatoaddressthechallengeswehave."

    ¡¡¡¡China'siconicterracottawarriorswillbeonshowintheBangkokNationalMuseumstartingfromSept.15,Thailand'sDepartmentofFineArtsannouncedonitswebsiteonSundayTheexhibition,"QinShiHuang:TheFirstEmperorofChinaandtheTerracottaWarriors,"featuresacollectionof133relicsthatareover2,200yearsold.ItwilllastforthreemonthstillDec.15,accordingtothewebsite.Visitorswillseefourlife-sizedterracottawarriors,onechariotand86relicsfoundinamausoleuminChinaandtheywilllearnmoreaboutChina'sancientengineeringskillsandtechnology.YaoMing(R),chairmanoftheChineseBasketballAssociation,communicateswithLiNan,headcoachofChinaafterthegroupMmatchbetweenChinaandNigeriaatthe2019FIBAWorldCupinGuangzhou,southChina'sGuangdongProvince,Sept.8,2019.(Xinhua/PanYulong)ChineseBasketballAssociationpresidentYaoMingsaidhewouldtakealltheresponsibilityforChina'spoorperformanceintheFIBABasketballWorldCup."Me!"YaosaidimmediatelyafterhewasaskedbyareporterwhowillbetheoneresponsibleforChina'sperformance.ChinalosttoNigeria86-73tofinishsecondinGroupNwithtwowinsandthreelosses,failingtoqualifyfortheTokyoOlympicsdirectlyfromtheWorldCup."Itismewhodisappointthefans,"Yaosaid."ThefanshadgreatexpectationforChinaattheWorldCup,butwecouldnotmakeit,"the39-year-oldadded.YaotookchargeoftheChineseBasketballAssociationin2017.Hecarriedoutreformingmeasuresonprofessionalleagueandyouthacademy."This(WorldCup)isawindowforustolookouttheworld.ThegapbetweenChinaandtheworldleadingbasketballcountrieshasbeenenlarged."Wehavedeterminationtokeepourreformon,includingprofessionalleague,youthacademyandsportseducation,"Yaosaid.

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