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Aug 31, followed by a match against Poland on Sept 2 before facing Venezuela two days later. All three games will be played at the 18,
000-seat Wukesong Arena in Beijing, where China finished eighth at the 2008 Summer Olympics to tie its best record at the Games.
At the 2010 FIBA World Championship, China beat Cote d’Ivoire 83-73, but its last m
atch against Venezuela, at the 2016 Olympics, ended in a 68-72 defeat. China and Poland have never met before in official competition.
Despite the favorable draw, Team China’s head coach Li Nan warned against undere
stimating the opposition.Spearheaded by former NBA player Yi Jianlian, fellow center Wang Zhel
in-a second-round draft pick for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2016-and young playmaker Guo Ailun, China’s primary aim
is to finish the tournament as the top Asian team in order to qualify directly for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
However, Bryant, the tournament’s global ambassador, has urged China to aim even higher.
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.
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.
Federer, who moves back to number four in the world, had endured a frustrating wait since lifting his 99th tour-lev
el trophy last October in Basel, while the 20-year-old Tsitsipas was fresh from claiming the Marseille Open crown last weekend.
”I’m delighted. It’s great to win my eighth here in Dubai and in combination with my 100th si
ngles title,” he said.Federer imposed himself on his youthful opponent from the start, brea
king him in the very first game and then saving two break points when serving for the opening set.
The second was closer, but Federer made his breakthrough against the Tsitsipas del
ivery in the ninth game and served out to love to clinch the title and enter the tennis history books.
”I don’t know if he was born when I won my first title,” he joked about his youthful
opponent in the on-court interviews, but Federer’s longevity has been remarkable.
Since his first title as a 19-year-old, Federer has won at least one trophy in every season si
nce with at least four titles in 16 of the past 18 seasons, including a record 20 grand slam crowns.
Frenchman Julien Boutter faced him in that Milan final
and at the time had no inkling he would go on to dominate tennis for so many years.
”He was still so young, still far from the top 10, never mind the best
player in the world. It’s not possible to say, but it’s not impossible for him,” he told CNN.
Only Connors with 109 titles stands ahead of him, within Federer’s reach if he can stay motivated and injury free.