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ATHENS Authentic Tyron Smith Jersey , May 11 (Xinhua) -- Greek officials and scholars on Thursday hailed the results of Greek-Chinese cooperation at Piraeus port in recent years, and expressed confidence of more remarkable benefits for Greece and China in the future under the Belt and Road Initiative.

As Beijing prepares to host the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation from May 14 to 15, a two-day Greek-Chinese economic conference under the theme of the Belt and Road opened in Athens.

The conference offered a platform to state officials, entrepreneurs and academics to express their views on the prospects of expanding and deepening bilateral collaboration in the sea, tourism, new technologies Authentic Demarcus Lawrence Jersey , renewable energy and other sectors.

The success story of COSCO SHIPPING's investment at Piraeus, Greece's largest port, since 2010 was highlighted by most attendees as a great example of fruitful, mutually-beneficial cooperation.

Within a few years, the number of containers passing through its subsidiary Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) has quadrupled, the piers are upgraded Authentic Jason Witten Jersey , and the terminal's link to the railway network has made many multinationals choose Piraeus as a key transport hub for their products.

""COSCO SHIPPING at Piraeus has upgraded and modernized the port, has given a new breath of life to Piraeus, and of course has also helped significantly in the cruise industry sector,"" George Tziallas, General Secretary of Greece's Tourism Ministry, said at the conference.

""The investment is progressing very well. It is progressing well both for China and Greece Authentic Dak Prescott Jersey , because it provides added value and dynamism in the economy and our country's geopolitical position,"" main opposition New Democracy party MP Yorgos Koumoutsakos told Xinhua.

Koumoutsakos said Greece is emerging as an international trade hub, and he is very happy that Greece foresaw this a decade ago by entering into a strategic partnership with China.

""We are following with great pleasure the progress in COSCO SHIPPING's investment at Piraeus which benefits both peoples, creating job positions and growth. Today Piraeus port is the gateway of Chinese trade into Europe and we hope that in the future we will witness further growth,"" Emmanuel Giakoumakis, rector of the Athens University of Economics and Business Authentic Ezekiel Elliott Jersey , told Xinhua.

""The Belt and Road Initiative is a very promising policy for the promotion of international collaborations based on mutual respect and mutual benefit. Our country participates in this policy and our university supports entrepreneurism in this context,"" added the rector.

""The Belt and Road Initiative is very important for peaceful development, for trade in Asia, Europe and Africa. When President Xi Jinping talked about this in 2013, we couldn't expect so many tangible and practical results. We are experiencing them now,"" said George Tzogopoulos Authentic Mike White Jersey , International Relations Lecturer at Democritus University in northern Greece.

On behalf of the Chinese side, Gao Wenqi, Charge d' affaires from the Chinese Embassy in Greece, reiterated China's optimism that Sino-Greek friendship and cooperation will further flourish under the Belt and Road Initiative.

""I am sure our confidence will prove well founded,"" Gao said.

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Liev Schreiber took around 800 punches when filming The Bleeder to make the boxing drama more credible and to not upset the prize fighter whose real life story it portrayed, the US actor said at the Venice International Film Festival on Friday.

The movie - based on the life of Chuck Wepner Authentic Dalton Schultz Jersey , who almost went 15 rounds with world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali - is one of several movies screening in the out of competition section in Venice.

Schreiber said he does not like doing biographical films because of the comparisons that are made and the danger is even bigger playing a prize fighter, especially if he is still alive.

""Fortunately Chuck likes the movie and appreciates my efforts, otherwise I could be in big trouble,"" he said.

Director Philippe Falardeau said he was not convinced by boxing movies where cameras hide the punches or their absence.

""Fortunately for us and unfortunately for the insurance company, (Liev) said he was going to take real punches... that made an enormous difference,"" the Canadian director told a press conference Authentic Dorance Armstrong Jr. Jersey , adding particular effort went into portraying the 1975 title fight with Ali.

""What you see in the movie are bits and pieces of what happened in the real fight,"" he added. ""Sometimes it's spectacular, sometimes it's not spectacular but it's genuine. And I didn't watch any boxing movie preparing this one.""

But the movie is more than just a boxing drama, Falardeau said, adding it's a story of ""a kid trapped inside a big man's body.""

Schreiber's real-life partner Naomi Watts stars in the movie as Wepner's latest wife, Linda Authentic Michael Gallup Jersey , after choosing not to take the role of the boxer's earlier spouse, saying she liked the spirit of the character and the difference to her earlier roles.


UNITED NATIONS, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Costa Rica's Christiana Figueres campaigned before the UN General Assembly on Thursday to succeed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who will retire on Jan. 1, 2017.

Having caught up with the other 11 announced candidates to be interviewed by members of the assembly, she billed herself as "not just a candidate but the candidate for gender parity," having become the sixth female candidate.

Figueres explained her late entry into the race saying she had to complete her obligations as UN climate change chief by July 6 before entering the campaign the following day.

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