"These are countries we have seen strengthen their trade and investment relations with China over the recent past, particularly in the infrastructure sector. I am sure that the expansion and modernization projects that have recently been completed have ultimately improved the region's attractiveness to foreign direct investment," says Robert Kagiri, director for the Centre for Strategy and Policy Management at the Africa Policy Institute, an economic policy think-tank based in Kenya.
For his part, Medvedev said the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination has developed at an unprecedented high level and he believes cooperation in key areas will undoubtedly see new results in the coming year.
Now that was a day. The author is an Australian Business & English teacher who has taught in China for over four years. He has worked in Nantong and Yangzhou, Jiangsu, Fuzhou, Guangzhou and Huianan, Anhui and traveled widely in China.
"The dramatic improvement in air quality mainly resulted from effective and tougher controls on emissions and advantageous weather to disperse pollutants," said Li Xiang, director of air quality management at the capital's Environmental Protection Bureau. Restrictions covered many sources, such as factories, vehicles and the burning of coal, she said, adding that more than 11,000 polluting companies were closed or moved.
The spokesperson said: "We are disappointed that Parliament has voted for this amendment. The fundamental purpose of this (Brexit) Bill is to prepare our statute book for exit day, it is not about the terms of our exit.
In a separate development, Yang Chongyong, former vice-chairman of the Hebei People's Congress Standing Committee, was charged with bribery by Tianjin Municipal People's Procuratorate No 2 Branch.
"We have had direct talks at very high levels, extremely high levels, with North Korea (the DPRK). I really believe there's a lot of good will; a lot of good things are happening."
Liu said she has spent more than 1,000 yuan ($150) buying new clothes and shoes since the modeling team was set up in early 2014. Among her purchases was a qipao, a traditional Chinese dress.