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IFAD and China invest US$183.5 million to reduce rural poverty through Agribusiness development

Beijing, 31 October 2018 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and China have signed a financing agreement to reduce poverty and increase incomes for 198,847 rural people in 10 counties in the Qinba and Liupanshui Mountain areas in Sichuan and Ningxia Provinces. The agreement was signed in Beijing today by Gilbert F. Houngbo,

Premier Li Keqiang: China Will Foster ‘New Drivers of Growth’ for Development

A shift from traditional to emerging drivers of economic growth is transforming China’s economy, said the Chinese Premier, and should be encouraged China will cut taxes and fees in order to stimulate the market, based on multilateralism and free trade Intellectual property theft will be strictly punished, and the Renminbi will not be depreciated Premier

China to Continue Driving Global Silver Market Forward

  (September 12, 2018 – Shenzhen, China) China will continue to be a major driver in the global silver market for years to come, fueled by continued industrial demand and silver mining activity.  China is by far the largest consumer of silver globally, accounting for 18% of global fabrication demand in recent years.  In addition,

China leads the way for beverage alcohol ecommerce

New study shows that Chinese consumers spend four times more on online alcohol purchases than the US, while France and the UK have the most developed ecommerce sectors LONDON – Online alcohol sales are developing fast in China, growing at around 15% per year, according to the IWSR Ecommerce Study: A strategic roadmap for alcoholic

Rescue diver from China who saved three from sunken cargo ship to be recognized with IMO bravery accolade

A rescue diver from China who made a series of underwater dives to rescue three people from a sunken cargo ship will receive the 2018 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery At Sea. A Panel of Judges decided that the rescue merited the highest award. The decision was endorsed by the IMO Council at its 120th

IFAD’s External Relations and Governance chief in China to visit rural families and meet with senior officials

Beijing, 26 June 2018 – Charlotte Salford, Associate Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is in China this week to meet with senior officials of the government, partners from the private sector as well as participants in IFAD-supported projects. IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating rural

United Nations and China invite applications to conduct experiments on-board China’s Space Station

VIENNA, 28 May 2018 (UN Information Service) –The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and China’s Manned Space Agency (CMSA) have invited applications from United Nations Member States to conduct experiments on-board China’s Space Station (CSS). In 2016 UNOOSA and CMSA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to develop the space

Copper & Brass Fabricators Council Seeks Tariffs on Imports from China

(May 14, 2018  Washington, DC)  On Friday, May 11th, the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council (CBFC) filed comments with the Section 301 Committee of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) seeking the inclusion of certain copper and copper alloy semi-fabricated mill products in the list of products to be subject to duties under the Administration’s

UNODC, China to strengthen crime prevention, criminal justice cooperation through new joint action plan

VIENNA, 15 May 2018 (UN Information Service) — Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and Liu Zhiqiang, Vice Minister of Justice of China, today signed a new joint plan of action to enhance strategic cooperation in areas of crime prevention and criminal justice. Mr. Fedotov welcomed the

IRENA to Help Deliver Low-Carbon 2022 Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China

International Renewable Energy Agency to support Zhangjiakou, in Hebei Province,  become China’s first energy transition pilot city Zhangjiakou, China: 24 March 2018 — The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has today signed a co-operation agreement with the People’s Government of Hebei Province, China to provide the city of Zhangjiakou with a renewable energy roadmap that