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China to boost investments in Silk Road countries
China is holding its annual enterprises’ outbound investment conference in Beijing. Topping the agenda is the discussion on boosting trade in countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt.
The Silk Road Economic Belt initiative was first proposed by President Xi Jinping in September 2013 during a visit to Central Asian countries.
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China to boost investments in Silk Road countries

China is holding its annual enterprises’ outbound investment conference in Beijing. Topping the agenda is the discussion on boosting trade in countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt.

The Silk Road Economic Belt initiative was first proposed by President Xi Jinping in September 2013 during a visit to Central Asian countries.

Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/04/18/china-to-boost-investments-in-silk-road-countries/

Online rumor-monger gets 3-year sentence

A 31-year-old man named Qin Zhihui has become the first person ever to be sentenced under China’s new regulations aimed at containing the spread of rumors on the Internet.

The Beijing Chaoyang District People’s Court on Thursday sentenced Qin Zhihui, known as “Qinhuohuo” in cyberspace, to three years in prison.

Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/04/18/online-rumor-monger-gets-3-year-sentence/

Interactive exhibits draw fans to Beijing Film Carnival

The Film Carnival is among the key attractions during the 4th Beijing International Film Festival. The event kicked off on Wednesday at the city’s China Millennium Monument.

Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/04/18/interactive-exhibits-draw-fans-to-beijing-film-carnival/

Couple quits city-life for rural self-sufficiency

While an increasing number of people migrate to cities in search of economic prosperity and those in cities constantly work to better their lifestyles by accumulating new-age electronics and other consumer goods, a Chinese couple who has chosen to dial back the clock has become quite a social media sensation in the country.

Three years ago, Tang Guanhua and his wife Xing Zhen decided to put the brakes on their fast-paced lives and seek a simpler rural existence.

Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/04/18/couple-quits-city-life-for-rural-self-sufficiency/

Pupils experience being a mother

Education is not merely about learning facts, figures and methods. It is also a process whereby children develop important personality traits such as critical reasoning, empathy, thoughtfulness and learning to take responsibility.

The key, however, is for educators to identify creative ways to inculcate such traits among their students. One such experiment was seen this week at a primary school in Beijing.

Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/04/18/pupils-experience-being-a-mother/

Sina Weibo Shares Rebound after Underwhelming Nasdaq IPO

Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media platform, made its debut in US markets, with a listing on the Nasdaq on Thursday.

Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/04/18/sina-weibo-shares-rebound-after-underwhelming-nasdaq-ipo/

Deal Reached on Easing Ukraine Crisis

Foreign ministers of the USEURussia and Ukraine have announced a deal to de-escalate tensions in eastern Ukraine after talks in Geneva on Thursday.

The agreement requires all sides to refrain from violence, intimidation or provocative actions.

Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/04/18/deal-reached-on-easing-ukraine-crisis/

South Korea’s latest lure for Chinese tourists isn’t shopping sprees or plastic surgery but something else that’s plastic: driving licenses.Although most don’t speak a word of Korean, the number of Chinese receiving South Korean driving licenses rose more than threefold last year – from 7,064 in 2010 to 24,687 in 2013 – according to statistics reported in the Financial Times.http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/04/17/driving-licenses-fuel-chinese-tourism-boom-in-south-korea/

South Korea’s latest lure for Chinese tourists isn’t shopping sprees or plastic surgery but something else that’s plastic: driving licenses.

Although most don’t speak a word of Korean, the number of Chinese receiving South Korean driving licenses rose more than threefold last year – from 7,064 in 2010 to 24,687 in 2013 – according to statistics reported in the Financial Times.

http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/04/17/driving-licenses-fuel-chinese-tourism-boom-in-south-korea/



Why slower economic growth may not impact employment yetDespite China missing the annual target of 7.5% GDP growth in the first quarter, the creation of a large number of new, urban jobs suggest that conditions in the labor market are actually improving.Watch the following #CCTV News analysis for more insight into the issue:http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/04/17/why-slower-economic-growth-may-not-impact-employment-yet/
Why slower economic growth may not impact employment yet

Despite China missing the annual target of 7.5% GDP growth in the first quarter, the creation of a large number of new, urban jobs suggest that conditions in the labor market are actually improving.

Watch the following #CCTV News analysis for more insight into the issue:
http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/04/17/why-slower-economic-growth-may-not-impact-employment-yet/

Death toll on the rise: South Korean ferry wreck

Fourteen people, including one crew, four high-school students and a teacher, have been confirmed dead after the South Korean ferry “#Sewol” capsized and sank off the country’s southwest coast, Wednesday morning with 475 on board, according to the latest from Yonhap News Agency.

Nearly 282 others remain missing, with 179 rescued, as of 10:40am Beijing time Thursday.

The Chinese embassy in Seoul has said two Chinese citizens were on board the ship, but it was still seeking clarification from South Korean authorities.

Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/04/17/death-toll-on-the-rise-south-korean-ferry-wreck/