The Summit 2009
World leaders from about 20 countries met at
the London Summit (峰会)2009 on April 2nd,
Thursday and reached an agreement of $1,00,000
million to fight against the worst economic crisis
(经济危机).They said they would take more tight
control of the financial rules (金融管制) to stop it
happening again. Chairman Hu Jintao on behalf of
(代表) the Chinese government attended the
summit and played an important role in it.
The Shanghai Tower
The Shanghai Tower has some famous
neighbours. It's next to the 1615-foot-tall
Shanghai World Financial Center that is
the second tallest completed skycraper
(摩天大楼) in the world. So far, the first
is Taiwan's 1670-foot-tall Taipei101. The
Tower is also next to the Jin Mao Buliding,
which is the fifth tallest in the world at 1381
feet high.At 2073feet, the Shanghai Tower
will top (超过) all the three. The design work
began in 1993 and it wil be finished in 2013.
The Grand Hotel Beijing
The Grand Hotel Beijing is a five-star hotel.
It is within the red wall to the east of the
Forbidden City and is near Tian'anmen
Square and Wangfujing shopping street. All
of the guest rooms are made in the traditional
Chinese imperial style (中国传统的皇室风格).
It's the right place where you can experience
Roylty (王族) and enjoy the honor that few
people can do.
Add:No.35East Chang'an Avenue, Beijing,
Chinese delay US tour
Chinese tourists put off trips to the United
States yesterday as the government warned
on traveling to countries hit by H1N1 flu.
Zhangwei, manager of the China International
Travel Service's tourism office, said the agency
(旅行社) had been full of fears of being infected
(被传染) by such a flu. The flu may have killed
at least 83 people in Mexico. Confirmed or
suspected cases have been reported first in the US,
Brazil, Canada, Spain and New Zealand, then in
Janpan and several provinces in China.
BEIJING-The two-day visit to Washington has been heavy for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown as
he attempts to improve ties with Washington and promote his international image ahead of the upcoming G-20
economic summit in London.
Brown had been praising the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States before he traveled
to Washington. "There is no international partnership in recent history that has served the world better than
the special relationship between Britain and the United States," Brown said in an article in The Sunday Times
of London. Such enthusiasm was quickly responded by Barak Obama, the new leader of the world's largest
economy. "The special relationship between the United States and Great Britain is one that is not just important
to me, it is important to the American people," told reporters after meeting with Brown.
Brown was the first European leader to meet Obama at the White House, and this might help the British
leader make his image smooth among countrymen in a turbulent (动荡) time and put him in a better position to
appear side by side with Obama at the April G-20 summit that will consider the international economic crisis.
Global New Deal
The talks between Brown and Obama were expected to focus mainly on measures to jump-start
international economic growth in the most serious downturn in decades. Brown will first promote his "goal
new deal" with Obama before taking the G-20 talks. The prime minister, who is chairing the G-20 gathering,
has said he would push for deep adjustable changes and joint efforts from all of the world's major economies,
developed and developing, to correct financial rules and inspire the global economy.
However, as pointed out by many analysts, there is the potential for bitterness between Britain and the
United States. That's because no small number of Britons believe themselves to be victims of a crisis which
they say was set off by the United States. Meanwhile, analysts say it was unrealistic to expect another
honeymoon for British-US ties as Obama seems to have attached more importance to the Pacific region than
|New Jersey |
Today: Considerably cloudy with showers likely. High: 75-79. Southwesterly winds at 15-20m.p.h..
Precipitation (降水) probability 70 percent. Tonight: Warm and cloudy, rain likely. Low: 55-63.
Southwesterly winds at 15 to 20m.p.h.. Tomorrow: Showers and thunderstorms likely. High: 75-79.
Wind S to SW at 15 to 20m.p.h.
|Westchester, Rockland |
Friday: Mostly fine to partly cloudy. Saturday: Cloudy with some showers. Sunday: Mostly fine.
Temperature: Daytime highs will average in the upper 60's to 70's while overnight lows will average
in the low to 50's throughout the period.
| Bitter cold, intensified (加剧) by high winds, gripped (控制) the Upper Midwest today, sheets of ice |
and snow left by the winter's first major storm on highways throughout the area.
At least six deaths were blamed on the storm.
Hundreds of schools closed throughout the Upper Midwest yesterday and thousands of travelers
waited out the weather at roadside shelters (避难处).
Temperatures dropped well below zero early today from the Northern Plains through the Western
Great Lakes under clearing skies. A 25-below-zero reading was forecast.
Nearly a foot of snow fell on northern sections of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. And hardest
hit were Duluth, Minn. and Superior, Wis., where 12 inches were recorded. Winds went up to 50 miles
| ▲ Hong Kong's pop star Kelly Chan will hold a concert in Hong Kong this month. She has been |
working on it for two years. She will dance with a group of 40 dancers. Chan is going to wear a
dress with quite a number of diamonds on it.
▲ Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, 17, won the Japan Open on Saturday. She beat
America's Mashona Washington. It was her second win in a week. She also did well in South
▲ More than nine million American children have health problem because they are too fat. An
American medical group announced this last week. The group said children should have less fast
food and fewer soft drinks and that schools should have more sports for all students, not just the