Updated 11:45 pm PDT, Thursday, April 18, 2019 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi waves as he leaves after a press conference on the upcoming Road and Belt Forum in Beijing on Friday, April 19, 2019. China is downplaying the political implications of its global development campaign known as the Belt and Road initiative, saying that it aims to boost multilateralism amid protectionist trends in the U.S. and elsewhere. less Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi waves as he leaves after a press conference on the upcoming Road and Belt Forum in Beijing on Friday, April 19, 2019. China is downplaying the political implications of its ... more Photo: Ng Han Guan, AP Photo: Ng Han Guan, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi waves as he leaves after a … [Read more...] about China downplays political impact of global development push
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Janelle Nanos April 10, 2019 Throughout my life, I have purposely avoided engaging in elaborate public breakups. But as I arrive in Brighton one evening in March, I know I have to put an end to things. I’ve had enough. I am sitting with 25 other souls in Cambridge Naturals, each of us strategizing exactly how we plan to dump our toxic relationships. Gathered in folding chairs alongside the kombucha tap, we take turns enumerating our angst. Some believe they’ve gotten far too complacent. Others admit they’ve been taking things for granted. And there are a few who say they walk through life feeling a tremendous sense of guilt. I am among that last group. Advertisement There’s the immediate regret I feel after using a Keurig pod. The self-loathing I experience every time I toss a fork in the waste bin. The creeping sense of dread each time I … [Read more...] about How to break up with plastic
Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Students exercise at a weight-loss summer camp in Shandong Province, China. The government promotes physical activity as the solution to a growing obesity problem. Wang Zhide/VCG via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Wang Zhide/VCG via Getty Images Students exercise at a weight-loss summer camp in Shandong Province, China. The government promotes physical activity as the solution to a growing obesity problem. Wang Zhide/VCG via Getty Images The Coca-Cola company exerted strong influence over the way the Chinese government addressed the country's growing obesity problem, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Public Health Policy and the BMJ. Study author Susan Greenhalgh, a social scientist and China scholar, wanted to uncover the opaque process of science-based policy-making in China. She focused on the government's efforts to address a growing obesity crisis: the percentage of … [Read more...] about Study: Coca-Cola Shaped China’s Efforts To Fight Obesity
Some of the firms Norfolk County Council spends the most money with are for roadworks, school dinners and street lighting. Photo: Archant Archant Who has Norfolk County Council been spending your money with this year? We’ve taken a look at the council’s spending records from January to September to see who the biggest suppliers were.Around £550 million has been paid to 3,250 different suppliers for services ranging from surfacing roads to school dinners.Search the table below to find out which firms the council uses and how much money they have been paid.Here are the top 20 biggest suppliers:The final stretch of the NDR (Broadland Northway), between Wroxham Road and Postwick, is opened to traffic. Picture: ANTONY KELLY1) Tarmac - £32.6mThe private contractor could rake in up to £480m – £40m each year – in a 12-year deal with Norfolk County Council (NCC) to maintain highways and resurface roads.But profits at the Solihull-based firm halved … [Read more...] about Norfolk County Council rich list: Which firms got the most money in 2018?
Joe Mcdonald, Ap Business Writer Updated 3:47 am PDT, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 FILE - This May 11, 2017, file photo shows construction work in progress at a new international trade route which part of a sprawling Chinese initiative to build a "new Silk Road" of ports, railways and roads to expand trade in a vast arc of countries across Asia, Africa and Europe, near Havalian in Pakistan. A wave of Chinese-financed railways and other trade links in Africa and Asia that have prompted worries about debt and Beijing's ambitions is reducing politically dangerous inequality between regions within countries, a multinational group of researchers said Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. less FILE - This May 11, 2017, file photo shows construction work in progress at a new international trade route which part of a sprawling Chinese initiative to build a "new Silk Road" of ports, railways and roads ... more Photo: B.K. Bangash, AP … [Read more...] about Report: Chinese building projects narrowing economic gaps