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China is considering the idea of putting forward a formal application to the International Olympic Committee to consider the traditional Chinese game of Mahjong as an Olympic event. "With Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics cheap nike air max 97 mens , we hope that 'mind sports' could become Olympic events at this time," said Chen Zelan, a deputy director of the General Administration of Sport.
Mahjong recently became the sixth officially-recognized 'mind sport' by the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA), following bridge, chess cheap nike air max 97 womens , Go, Chinese chess and international checkers. In an effort to support and promote 'mind sports,' Chen Zelan says authorities have put forward Mahjong and other 'mind sports' as an option to make the Games more interesting.
"Some tropical countries, due to various limitations, won't take part in the Winter Olympics. Thus cheap nike air max 97 , the IOC is always looking at ways to expand the global reach of the Winter Games. Snow and ice events, plus indoor events, could increase the coverage," said Chen.
"Beijing is to host 2022 Winter Olympics, so at this point we're only discussing the option with Beijing organizers cheap nike air max 270 womens ," said Chen. "But because the host country is traditionally allowed to put forward demonstration sports to Olympic Games, if the IMSA can reach an agreement with the IOC, then we might consider putting Mahjong forward as a test event."
MOSCOW, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of the Normandy Four held aphone conversation Tuesday, expressing support for a ceasefire inthe eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas due in part to the start ofthe academic year cheap nike air max 270 mens , the Kremlin press service said on Wednesday.
Leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine expressed theirclear support for the decision of the Trilateral Contact Group todeclare a truce with the start of the academic year on Wednesday,the Kremlin said in a statement.
It added that the four sides hoped the "school truce" would leadto a steady improvement in the region's security situation. It wascalled to ensure the safety of children and local residents inDonbas during this period.
Leaders also agreed to continue to further implement the Minskagreements on the basis of a stable ceasefire.h The Normandy Fouror the Normandy Format is a group aimed at resolving the conflictin eastern Ukraine in accordance with peace deals reached inBelarus's capital Minsk, in February 2015.
A civil war broke out in Ukraine in April 2014 after Donbasresidents refused to recognize the new pro-West Kiev authoritiesand sought independence.
The two sides reached a peace agreement brokered by Russia cheap nike air max 270 ,France and Germany in September 2014 in Minsk, and a more detailedrenewal of the agreement was signed in February 2015.
However, the truce has not been strictly observed, and deadlyconflicts flare up occasionally in Donbas, with Kiev and localmilitias trading accusations of undermining the peace deal.Enditem
STOCKHOLM cheap nike air vapormax womens , Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- An item without owner at Malmo airport, South Sweden, is being investigated by the police.
An area around the terminal is blocked and bomb technicians are in place for technical examination. Air traffic continues as usual, Swedish Television (SVT)reported on Tuesday.
The alarm reached to the police at 2 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon and according to the police's management center, the suspicious item was a plastic bag without a known owner.
"We always check luggage and other things that do not seem to belong to anyone. It is part of the safety routines that exist cheap nike air vapormax mens , "Maya Forstenius at the police's management center told SVT.
The plastic bag was left at the airport terminal. Malmo Airport's press service confirmed that an area of one hundred meters was blocked.
"Bomb technician is in place and an investigation is under way. Air traffic is common but passengers are channeled through another entrance, "said Josabeth Sahlenius, Press Officer at Swedavia.
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MANILA， Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine foreign direct investments'(FDI) net inflows rose by 32 percent year-on-year to 711 million U.S. dollars in August， the local central bank said Thursday.
FDI net inflows in August last year amounted to 539 million dollars.
The increase in FDI inflows was on account of 44.2 percent surge in investments in debt instruments or intercompany borrowings to 636 million dollars from 441 million dollars in August 2015.
"The increase in investments in debt instruments more than compensated for the decline in net equity capital investments to 8 million dollars from 37 million dollars last year，" the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.
In gross terms， placements of equity capital slightly grew by 2 percent to 49 million dollars.
The bulk of gross equity capital placements were sourced mainly from the United States， Singapore， the Netherlands， Japan， and China's Hong Kong.
Equity capital placements were channeled mainly to real estate， manufacturing， wholesale and retail trade， electricity， gas， steam and air-conditioning supply， arts， entertainment and recreation activities.
Reinvestment of earnings grew by 9.9 percent to 67 million dollars during the month.
For the first eight months to August， net FDI inflows recorded a year-on-year increase of 71.1 percent to reach 5..