tertiary sector, which is mainly services, grew from 56.7 to 57.3 percent of GDP from the same period last year. The Index of Services Production increased 7.4 percent year-on-year, higher than the growth rate of overall GDP. Overall retail sales of consumer goods also grew at 8.3 percent. Sales ofContinue Reading

The international community has hailed President Xi Jinping’s call on Friday to ease market access for foreign capital and increase imports so that opening-up reaches a higher level. Xi said in his keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the S econd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation inContinue Reading

e of International Affairs, noted Xi’s emphasis on high-quality development, free t rade and people-to-people bonds, “all of which are sorely needed around the world”. “The shift toward high-quality development is a natural extension of what China has been doing for the past few ye ars. Now that the BRIContinue Reading

One person died and three were injured at a synagogue shooting in San Diego, California, on Saturday, San Diego County authorities confirmed. A man has been detained for questioning in connection with the shootin g at the Chabad of Poway synagogue, said San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies from theContinue Reading

tween law enforcement departments, intelligence agencies and private institutions. In short, it authorizes Australia’s national law enforcement to issu e mandatory “Technical Assistance Notices”, “Technical Capability Notices” and “Computer Access and Assistance Ord ers” to all communication providers. Upon receiving the notification and instruction, the communication provider mu st undertakeContinue Reading

Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturers such as Huawei and ZTE from providin g 5G technology and products, as well as the use of Chinese telecommunications equipment in dom estic broadband networks. Behind this decision is vague “national security”. For example, the West has repeat edly accused China of its “Intelligence Law”, especially theContinue Reading