Lasting for five days, the fourth Silk Road International Exposition and the Investment and Trade Forum for Cooperation between East and West China concluded Wednesday in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, with fruitful results. The expo and forum, which aimed to implement the results from the recently concluded second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and also further open up China's western region, attracted a total of 1,762 participants from 69 countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, such as Columbia, Kazakhstan, Japan, Korea and Italy. Among them, 53 were politicians, while 17 were ambassadors to China, data from the organizing committee showed. Gao Yang, deputy secretary-general to the organizing committee, said that more than 200 foreign enterprises from 25 countries and regions, together with over 2,000 domestic enterprises from 23 provincial regions, participated in the expo. There were over 20,000 local products on … [Read more...] about Fourth Silk Road expo and forum wraps up in Xi’an
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Video PlayerClose KUWAIT CITY, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait will hold the largest tech exhibition of the country next February to promote the development of telecommunication sector, a representative of an organizing company said on Wednesday. The exhibition, themed "Kuwait Tech Expo 2020," aims to developing the telecommunication and technology sector of Kuwait, Abdelfatah Samara, CEO of the UCS Group, said at a press conference. He stressed the importance of the sector as a basic building block in the progress and prosperity of Kuwait and lauded the its contribution to transforming Kuwait into a regional financial and trade hub by the year of 2035. The expo is an effective way to achieve this goal, he said, adding that it comes in line with the Kuwait's efforts in providing services through mobile phone applications and electronic applications. Hamad Almatar, manager of external and internal relations department at Zain telecommunications company, said that the expo will contribute … [Read more...] about Kuwait to hold Tech Expo next Feb.
The meat substitute manufacturer Impossible Foods and fast food giant Burger King are launching an Impossible Whopper. According to a report in The New York Times, Burger King is launching the Impossible Whopper in stores in the St. Louis area with plans for a broader rollout later — and not as part of some elaborate April Fools’ Day prank. Burger King isn’t the first fast food chain to bring an Impossible burger to market. That’d be White Castle, which is selling Impossible sliders at stores in the Northeast. Impossible Foods goes to White Castle But Burger King would certainly be the biggest slinger of ground beef to go with a meatless patty maker. Impossible’s largest competition in the meat-substitute market, the publicly traded purveyor of purely beef-free patties, Beyond Meat, has a similar deal with Carl’s Jr. for its own version of a beef-less burger. The Silicon Valley-based Impossible Foods has been on a roll. They introduced a new … [Read more...] about In what is apparently not an April Fools’ joke, Impossible Foods and Burger King are launching an Impossible Whopper
In the end securing a table at the best restaurant in the world was pretty straightforward. All I had to do was decide at the age of 15 to become a journalist, then pursue that career with single-minded determination for the next 17 years, until some one had the ludicrous notion of appointing me restaurant critic, cling to the job with limpet-like commitment for the best part of a decade so that I was still in post when, praise be, chef of said restaurant was about to publish a book and was keen to talk to a newspaper about it. Though even then the table wasn't guaranteed. They weren't going to allow me to sit down to eat until I argued that the piece would make no sense unless I had experienced the intense theatricals and dramatics, the mouth fireworks and tongue gymnastics, the long-lauded wizardry and madness and flavour games for which elBulli was famous, all for myself. Even allowing for that last-minute bout of international negotiations – Ban Ki-moon would have been proud … [Read more...] about ‘Creativity is not a game, it’s a serious business’
Economic and trade potential between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) will be further enriched by closer international industrial capacity cooperation and agricultural product and service trade, a government official said on Wednesday. "Backed by strong political and business ties, both sides have more space to expand trade and investment, and deepen cooperation in fields such as modern agriculture and services, infrastructure and transportation, tourism and education," said Li Chenggang, assistant minister of commerce. The total trade volume between China and the European Union jumped 5.9 percent year-on-year to $220 billion in the first four months of this year, while the trade with CEEC grew by 7.9 percent year-on-year to $28.55 billion, data from the ministry showed. "Total trade between China and CEEC accounted for just 13 percent of the total between China and the EU during the same period," he said, adding the two sides should have more potential for … [Read more...] about Agriculture, service trade to boost ties with CEEC