After definitive results were announced, political negotiations will be needed in order to see if a majority in both lower house and senate can be formed. The process, brokered by Italian president Sergio Mattarella, might take weeks.
Xiong Bingqi, vice-president of the Beijing-based 21st Century Education Research Institute, said: "The scale will be helpful in unifying various kinds of English tests in China that have different standards and also in clarifying the educational objectives of English education in China."
Barrow said his country has attached great importance to relations with China and will stick to the one-China policy. Gambia is willing to promote cooperation in agriculture, infrastructure, tourism and other fields, he said.
"I can't see us throwing away all we have gained. I think the problem is that pressure is being exerted from other quarters," he added.
Without this kind of reform, the current plans are unlikely to produce the intended effects, he said.
而中国的服务业之所以总体而言发展滞后，主要还是因为存在着一系列的体制机制桎梏，譬如金融、电信、邮政等部门的垄断或准垄断问题，如果能尽快破解――如2013年5月第二届京交会暨全球服务论坛北京峰会上，李克强所指出的那样，“最大限度‘松绑’服务业 ”，那么，中国大多数学生心目中的创业首选，就绝不会是“送外卖 ”了。