September 21, 2019

Antigua: PM praises China’s humanitarian role in Caribbean

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From teleSur China has approved a grant of US$90 million to help us to provide social housing; those are the practices of a caring government.” China’s aid program and financial assistance has done more for the Caribbean region than either the World Bank or the ever-critical U.S., said Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne, Caribbean […]

‘Mr Pompeo, you can stop’: China hits back at criticism over Latin America

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By Liu Zhen From South China Morning Post Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang accuses US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of spreading lies about China He says countries in the region ‘have good judgment about who is their true friend and who is false, who is breaking rules and making trouble’ China’s foreign ministry has […]

Bombardier strengthens its world-class service and support capabilities for business jet customers in China

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Tianjin Service Centre receives Authorized Service Centre status from engine manufacturers Rolls-Royce, GE and Honeywell New line maintenance station can service Bombardier Challenger and Global aircraft with various international registrations Continuing enhancements are part of Bombardier’s worldwide expansion of its award-winning customer services network MONTREAL, April 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier is proud to announce significant enhancements to […]

China turtle death: One of last four known Yangtze giant softshells dies

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From BBC One of the world’s rarest turtles, a Yangtze giant softshell, has died in China, leaving just three known survivors of the species. The female turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) died in Suzhou zoo in southern China. Experts had tried to artificially inseminate the creature, which was over 90 years old, for a fifth time shortly […]

IDB changes location of annual meeting from China over Venezuela

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By Melanius Alphonse from Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — China, in a show of support of President Nicolás Maduro as head of state, has refused to grant Juan Guaidó a diplomatic visa to China. The move comes ahead of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) annual meetings that will no longer convene in China and […]

54 shocking sleep statistics and trends for 2019

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From The Sleep Advisor see: https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-statistics/ One sleepless night, nothing to worry about, they said. This is what many Americans and people around the world say right before they are in a car crash or make a fatal mistake at work. We all know that sleep is necessary for our physical and mental health, but […]

Swiss hospitality school to help educate Caribbean professionals

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Les Roches Global Hospitality Education partners with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation to provide scholarships  MIAMI (March 28, 2019) – A prestigious Swiss hospitality school will provide partial scholarships for Caribbean nationals seeking undergraduate degrees at the elite tertiary institution.  This follows the inking of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Caribbean […]

Italy becomes first Western European nation to sign up for China’s belt and road plan

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By Kinling Lo From South China Morning Post talian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Chinese President Xi Jinping witness signing of memorandum of understanding in Rome Among other pacts are management deals for the ports of Trieste and Genoa Although full details of the contracts were not given, a government source told Reuters the deals […]

China official says West using Christianity to ‘subvert’ power

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From Newsmax Western forces are trying to use Christianity to influence China’s society and even “subvert” the government, a senior official said, warning that Chinese Christians needed to follow a Chinese model of the religion. China’s constitution guarantees religious freedom, but since President Xi Jinping took office six years ago, the government has tightened restrictions […]

Tariff war cost US companies and consumers US$4.4 billion a month in 2018, report says

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By Zhenhua Lu from South China Morning Post Economists find those who were exposed to the duties overseas ‘paid none of the bill’ – which was passed on to American importers and consumers They say the US economy has been damaged by the dispute that has seen tariffs applied on about US$283 billion of imports […]