By Mike Bird and Mike Bird The Wall Street Journal BiographyMike Bird @birdyword [email protected] Lucy Craymer Lucy Craymer The Wall Street Journal BiographyLucy Craymer @lucy_craymer [email protected] Sept. 8, 2019 12:29 pm ET In the second quarter of this year, official Chinese data showed economic growth of 6.2%, close to Beijing’s target and within a percentage point of what it has reported every quarter for the past 4½ years. A few months earlier, satellites monitoring Chinese industrial hubs suggested parts of the world’s largest trading economy were contracting. An index of Chinese industrial production created by a multinational manufacturer was pointing to lower growth than official figures. And a web-search index used to gauge how many workers return to their jobs after the Lunar New Year holidays was down sharply from a year earlier. Beneath China’s stable headline economic numbers, there is a growing belief among economists, … [Read more...] about China Says Growth Is Fine. Private Data Show a Sharper Slowdown.
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(CNN)Men in white fur caps proudly ride horses across the steppe, rows of modern machinery glisten, Barbie-pink flamingos strut before clear blue skies and a white yacht cuts through the turquoise waters of the Caspian Sea. These are idyllic scenes from a one-minute video promoting the inaugural Caspian Economic Forum, which between August 11 and 12 will see heads of state from Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan descend on Awaza, a new resort town that has been touted by Turkmenistan's Foreign Ministry as the country's Las Vegas. The footage paints the picture of a happy, prosperous nation. But the reality for the 5.85 million people who live in this authoritarian hermit nation is different. Strict media controls mean that information trickles out of the country, but human rights abuses are commonplace, activists often disappear, and forced labor is a concern, according to Human Rights Watch. Read More As a hermit nation, it rivals North Korea. Just over 6,000 people … [Read more...] about Is the hermit nation of Turkmenistan on the brink of collapse?
Business By Mary-Ann Russon Business reporter, BBC News 10 August 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49234310 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Not everyone will share Louise Greenleaf's feelings about holidays."I get bored really … [Read more...] about Are you able to switch off when on holiday?
There’s a new kid on the ski scene: forthcoming Winter Olympics host China, which has its sights set on a big haul of gold medals on home soil and has been encouraging local people to head to the mountains. And it seems these efforts are paying off. It has been announced that skiing in China hit a significant milestone during the 2018/19 winter, with resorts in the Chongli district, close to Zhangjiakou city, recording over one million lift passes sold, the first of the country’s ski areas to do so. Since Beijing was announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, China has supercharged its ski industry to maximise the chance of its athletes being on the podium in three year’s time. The Chongli district, in the northern Hebei province, is home to seven individual resorts and is one of the country’s most developed ski areas. Its advanced infrastructure has lead to it being chosen to host many events at the 2022 Winter Games. Officials reported … [Read more...] about The remarkable rise of skiing in China
By Leman Mammadova International tourism fairs are considered to be a great opportunity for every country to promote its tourism potential as well as to meet with world's tourism industry participants to stimulate tourism flow to the country. Azerbaijani delegation has participated in ITB China international exhibition in Shanghai in order to promote the country’s tourism potential. With the support of the State Tourism Agency and Azerbaijan Tourism Board, the country was represented at the exhibition by Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), Baku Convention Center, Silkway Travel, Flame Travel, HIS, China Travel and Turizm.az companies. At the exhibition, where Azerbaijan was represented for the first time, the country introduced new tourism products as well as its tourism potential for Chinese market. Florian Sengstschmid, Executive Director of Azerbaijan Tourism Board, noted that China is one of the key priority markets for … [Read more...] about Country promotes tourism potential at ITB China