Co-organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the two-day Asian Financial Forum (AFF) came to a successful conclusion today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The inaugural meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s Board of Directors was convened in Beijing on January 17, 2016. The Board of Directors is made up of 12 Directors, of which 9 Directors represent regional members and the others non-regional members. Mr. Jin Liqun, President of the AIIB, chaired the meeting.
When C.D. Mote Jr, president of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), was asked by China Daily on Monday to share his thoughts on becoming a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), he said he was not aware of the news. “I didn’t even know that I was actually being considered,” he said. “It’s very exciting. It’s extremely exciting, actually.” The CAE, one of the most prestigious academic institutions in China, announced on Monday in Beijing its newest group of 70 Chinese members and eight foreign members, often known as academicians. The foreign members include five Americans, one Briton, one Canadian and one Austrian, bringing CAE’s foreign members to 49
State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun (center), US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (right) and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch pose for a photo on Tuesday morning in Washington ahead of the first round of high-level dialogue to fight cyber crimes following the signing of a bilateral anti-hacking accord in September during President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the US. The two countries hope a better cooperation in cyber security and a better management of their differences could help the overall bilateral relations. Chen Weihua / China Daily China and the United States reached an important consensus on fighting cybercrimes at the first round of high-level dialogue on the issue in Washington on Tuesday. The two sides agreed on a guiding principle for fighting Internet crimes and related issues.
Cometochengdu.com, the Chengdu government’s first English-language website to promote tourism, provides information on attractions and services in the city and nearby. Huang Yibing / for China Daily After a yearlong trial, the official English-language website for visitors to Chengdu — Cometochengdu.com — was officially launched on Oct. 15 in the United States’ Silicon Valley. The website, created by Chengdu Tourism Bureau and Chengdu Culture and Tourism Group, has an international vision and is aimed at catering to overseas tourists’ browsing habits and requirements. It provides information on attractions and services in Chengdu and surrounding areas. It is the Chengdu government’s first English-language website to promote tourism, marking major progress in the city’s online promotion of tourism overseas.
A girl poses at a sculpture featuring a yellow man ripping his chest open at The Art of the Brick exhibition in Rome. Jin Yu / Xinhua Some 80 sculptures, over 600,000 tiny plastic bricks, and recreations of some of the world’s most iconic masterpieces. The Art of the Brick exhibit of American Nathan Sawaya opened in Rome on Oct 28, giving Italians a taste of how artistic inspiration can mingle with playfulness, and pour out through a most “surprising” material. “The exhibition captures people’s curiosity and imagination, and is being shown for the first time in Italy. So far, Rome’s audience has surely met our expectations,” Italian curator Fabio La Gioia told Xinhua