Fans have now seen the home side lose its opening game

of the China Cup in three consecutive years-2-0 to Iceland at the inaugural

edition in 2017, and 6-0 to Wales last year.

Thursday’s defeat-the first test of newly appointed coach Fabio Canna

varo who is also helming CSL side Guangzhou Evergrande-was harder to swallow bec

ause Team China had defeated Thailand in the round of 16 at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates in January.

The 45-year-old Caannavaro, who took over from compatriot Marcello Lippi last week, has made headlines and triggered controversy because of the dual club-and-country role.

“China now has the financial power to bring the best coach to manage its team, but that cannot bring any improvement overnight,” Cannavaro said after the loss.

“You need to set up a sustainable system in order to develop soccer over the long term.

“China cannot improve with only good tactics. I found that problem during this year’s Asian Cup. And what I saw tonight confirmed my judgment.”

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Barack Obama: “We grieve with you and the Muslim communi

  White House official on New Zealand attack: This “seems to be a terrorist attack”From CNN’s Betsy Klein

  National security advisor John Bolton expanded upon the White House’s statement on the

attack on New Zealand mosques, which he characterized as “what seems to be a terrorist attack” and a “hate crime.”

  Bolton said the US is “very concerned” and is following the events “very closely.”

  He told reporters Friday morning:

  “We’re obviously greatly disturbed on what seems to be a terror attack, this hate crime in New Zealand. We’ve been in touch

with our embassy overnight, we’re still getting details, but the State Department and others are following up on it.”

  Bolton continued, “We’re very concerned, we’re going to cooperate with New Zealand author

ities to the extent we can if there’s any role we can play, but we’re obviously following the events there very closely.”

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Despite a growing number of countries suspending use of

  f their aircraft, Boeing said they have “full confidence” in the safety of the 737 MAX, in a statement tweeted from their official account on Tuesday.

  Boeing said they “understand” the decisions made by customers, but reiterated that “safety” remains their “number one” priority.

  ”The United States Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any further action at this ti

me, and based on the information currently available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators,” the statement also

said.hile there is no evidence of a link between the incidents in Ethiopia and Indonesia, similarities between the tw

o have prompted some airlines to take extra safety precautions while both crash investigations are ongoing.

  ”Given in both air crashes, the aircrafts were newly deli

vered Boeing 737 MAX 8, and both accidents occurred during the take-off, they share certain simil

arities,” the Chinese aviation administration said in a statement Monday. It added that it would contact Boei

ng and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to confirm “flight safety” issues before allowing the planes to fly again.

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All the votes — from the country’s 29 states and seven

  union territories — will be counted on May 23, the commission said at a press conference in New Delhi.

  Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ar

e seeking re-election after a landslide victory in 2014, winning 282 seats — the largest majo

rity by a single party in 30 years.The election is coming off the back of escalating tensions between India and Pak

istan over the disputed Kashmir region that almost brought the two nuclear armed neighbors to the brink of war.

  India took a hard line with Pakistan during the crisis, accusing

the country of not doing enough to stop terrorists active within its borders. While terrorist group Jaish-e-M

ohammed (JeM) claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing in the Pulwama district of Kashmir, which pre

cipitated the crisis, New Delhi also said Pakistan had a “direct hand” in the attack. Islamabad denied the claim.

  India also said it had launched airstrikes on what it alleged was a terrorist training camp across the Line of Con

trol, the de facto border between India and Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region.

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Deeper reform can help meet new challengesThanks to China

sformation from high-speed economic growth to high quality development, its econo

my has reached a period of significant strategic opportunity. By 2035, China is e

xpected to achieve socialist modernization with its per capita GDP reaching 35,000 int

ernational dollars in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). While the United States reached that level in 198

8, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Japan did so in 1998, 2001, 2003 and 2004, respectively.

But to realize that goal, China has to solve several significant long-term problems. First, it has to mai

ntain high total factor productivity (TFP), which at present is only 43 percent that of the US, whereas whe

n the main developed countries achieved economic modernization, their TFP was about 78 percent that of the US. To in

crease its TFP in the following years, therefore, China should expedite systemic reform in order to let the mar

ket play a leading role in factor distribution and give full play to factor efficiency.

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Abrupt end to Trump-Kim summit prompts sighs of relief

  The news that President Donald Trump walked away from negotiations with Nor

th Korea early and empty-handed led many experts and lawmakers to heave sig

hs of relief, even as the summit’s abrupt finale raises questions about where things go from here.

  Many had worried that the President, eager to score a success and distract from damaging

testimony by his former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, would make a deal that endangered Am

erica’s national security and possibly decrease the chances of Pyonyang denuclearization.

  According to people familiar with conversations among the President’s senior national security officials, Trump told so

me advisers ahead of the Hanoi talks that he did not want to appear overly thirsty to secure a deal, hoping to pro

ve wrong the myriad analysts who predicted he’d give away the store to demonstrate some type of progress.

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In short, thanks to changes in the internal and extern

al environment, China’s monetary policy is expected to sail out of the “reefs” in 2019, becoming more flexible in maintaining its prudent, neutral, and marginally loose stance.

We believe that comprehensive and targeted cuts to reserve req

uirement ratios, reductions in open market rates, and increased use of targeted medium-term l

ending facility will become the main policy tools of China’s central bank in 2019. Only when extreme changes happen in the internal and external env

ironment (for example, the Chinese economy fails to stabilize in the middle of 2019 and the Fed doesn’t raise interest rates),

will the possibility of lowering the benchmark deposit and lending interest rates rise significantly.
hina will take measures to help domestic soybe

an and corn farmers, while also seeking to expand imports of certain agricultural products that are considered in s

hortage through diversified channels, according to a central government guideline released on Tuesday.

The plan, came before a new round of trade negotiations between Chinese and US officials set fo

r Thursday and Friday, shows Chinese policymakers’ determination to be le

ss dependent on US agricultural imports such as soybeans even if a deal is likely to be reached, industry analysts said.

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