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HOUSTON Nike Air Max Tavas Pas Cher , May 12 (Xinhua) -- Around 400 scholars, officials and business leaders from China and the United States gathered at a conference Tuesday to discuss how the two countries could work together to fight global infectious diseases.
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"The recent outbreak of Ebola reminds us health problems are not just one country's or one region's problem, they are the world's problems," said Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a keynote speech.
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His view was echoed by Li Xiaolin, president of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and co-chair of Tuesday's conference.
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Xu Kuangdi Nike Air Max 2019 Pas Cher , president of China-U.S. People's Friendship Association, said that public health threats such as infectious diseases have gone beyond the paradigm of bilateral relations, they are of global significance and urgency.
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Xu proposed that well-to-do nations form a global fund to help developing countries combat emerging infectious diseases.
U.S. President Barack Obama sent a congratulatory letter to the conference. "In addressing global health challenges, America and China have a common interest of historic consequence," he said in the letter.
This year's China-U.S. Relations Conference is the sixth in the series initiated by former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in 2003.
By Zhang Dongmiao, Yao Siyan
BEIJING, May 20 (Xinhuanet) –The Internet community of China is fast developing and becoming "smarter" as the number of cellphone netizens rose from 420 million in 2012 to 557 million in 2014 www.nouvellechaussure.fr , and cellphones, instead of PC, have become the most popular device to access the Internet.
Imagine if Internet could be used to increase the average attendance rate of movies, the number of diners at restaurants, and the utilizing rate of logistic trucks; to better match the doctors with the patients' need; and even to decide if a loan could be issued to a kid from Chinese rural areas based on behavior analysis.
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This is because much more technological innovation could be made by so many Internet companies in China, said Robin Li.
Speaking at the Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs on Friday, he said Chaussures Nike Air Max Pas Cher , China's Internet industry is filled with vitality as a result of "mass entrepreneurship and innovation".
On the other hand, compared with their American counterparts, Chinese traditional industries in various fields are more willing to embrace Internet industry and take the advantage brought about by the innovation of the Internet industry.
Take "group buying" for example, said Robin Li, though the concept was born in the United States Nike Air Max Pas Cher , developments of group buying in China and America are now much different in nature.
While still a way of advertisement at the other hand of the globe, Groupon has been transformed into offline sales channels in China.
In addition, technological innovation also made it possible for Chinese Internet companies to get command of useful data and thus play a role in the distribution of social resources more reasonably and efficiently.
That's how technology makes what used to be impossible possible, Robin Li said.
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JOHANNESBURG， Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- South Africa on Wednesday praised the decisions which came out of the 17th Conference of Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa told a press briefing in Johannesburg， where the conference was held from Sept. 24 to Oct. 4， that the meeting was a game changer with decisions to further protect the wildlife.
The conference was attended by more than 3，500 of delegates， the largest number ever recorded， according to the minister.
"In the coming days， much will be said in reflection on what we have achieved， on what has been said， and on the great debates that took place. As the secretary general of CITES Dr John Scanlon noted that this Conference was a game changer in the 43 year history of CITES，" she said.
The CoP17 saw 152 governments taking decisions on 62 species-listing proposals submitted by 64 countries. Some species were added to CITES Appendices for the first time and will come under the organisation's trade controls. These include mammals， marine and timber species， reptiles and amphibians， species of rosewood， devil rays， silky sharks and thresher sharks.
CITES， for the first time， also passed resolutions affecting the helmeted hornbill and snakes， and for the first time， passed resolutions on corruption in relation with wildlife crime.
Molewa said the conference was conducted in the spirit of tolerance and mutual cooperation.
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