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Focusing largely on standards and regulations, both crucial to a firm’s generic value chain, the report found however that when authorities take steps to reduce compliance costs, the competitiveness of SMEs is greatly improved.
It also underlined an important shift which is seeing more and more developing countries setting voluntary sustainability standards (known as VSS, these are set by businesses and NGOs) which govern international trade together with public standards and regulations.
Findings show that while 75 percent of VSS originate in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation
and Development, over a third of new voluntary standards are thought up in developing countries, up from eight percent in 1990.
The outlook also outlined that many regions across the world can increase their export potential “by directing regulatory efforts to boost SME competitiveness.”
In the Middle East and North Africa region for example, researchers found there is large untapped export opportunity in the fresh and processed food sec
tor, while metal and basic manufacturing represent 28.4 percent of Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s unexploited export potential.
In China, ITC estimated that telephone sets have an unrealized export potential of more than $100 billion, while other prod
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held a meeting in Tokyo on May 26-27 to work out policy recommendations for the leaders.
n the 1,400-me上海千花坊女神会所ter-long street. The reason was not only to beat his homesickness but to restore Russian culture and lifestyle to the city.
“I did the interior design myself, from tables and chairs to wood carvings on the ceiling,” Hu
said. “Construction work took four years based on more than 2,000 design drawings.”
In addition to the oil paintings, photos, furniture and other decorations, he set the menu, with every recipe carefully considered.
In 2007, Russia Coffee & Food was rated as one of the 50 best restaurants in China by National Geographic magazine, Hu said.
Hu loves writing about the city and has finished several novels. He published his first book in
2016 and is now working on a new novel that depicts the lives of early Russian settlers in Harbin.
“I visited Russia several times in recent years, mainly in search of inspiration for my story,” he said.
rs, and we will not let others bully or prey upon us either,” he added.
Lieutenant General He Lei, former vice-president of the PLA Academy of Military Science, said Wei’s
speech clearly and objectively articulated the purposes, positions and aspirations of the Chinese military.
“Wei’s speech demonstrates the confidence of the PLA and the Chinese people. Som
e might think his tone is a bit tough, but I think it is perfectly appropriate,” He said.
Wei also “honestly answered all 22 very sensitive and difficult” questions from the audience
, further cementing the PLA’s image as a confident and responsible force, he added.
Major General Jin Yinan, a retired professor of international relations at PLA National D
efense University, said Wei has highlighted the fact that China is a nation that promotes inclusive and coo
perative relations between cultures, but it also has principles and bottom lines that should not be crossed.
Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, one of the best Beethoven interpreters of all time, will perform
all five Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos during his upcoming China tour with the German orch
estra, Staatskapelle Dresden, which kicks off on May 15 at the Guangzhou Xinghai Concert Hall.
He will also perform with the German orchestra in Changsha, Hunan province, on May 18
and 19, and conclude the tour at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing on May 21 and 22.
“Beethoven was the most romantic of composers. The more I play Beethoven’s works, the more musical freedom I get,” says Buch
binder, in an email interview with China Daily before the China tour. He adds that he has performed the com
plete cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos with Staatskapelle Dresden for many times all around the world.