a different pair of shoes for the surface. I was overwhelmed, in an embarrassing way.”
Li played the final match of her stellar career at Wimbledon 2014 before retiring due to a chronic knee injury two months later.
Now enjoying life as a housewife and businesswoman, the two-time Grand Slam singles champion spares no effort to en
sure that China’s new generation of players are better prepared than she was for life as a pro.
Her passion for the sport remains undiminished and shone through at Tuesday’s event at Beijing’s
1123 Junior Tennis Academy, where the 37-year-old hit shots with some young hopefuls and shared insights about life on the tour.
With more international tournaments visiting the country and strong government support and investment, tenni
s has entered the athletic mainstream in China, yet the nation still hasn’t found anyone to assume Li’s throne.
inated and inter-connected, and fair and inclusive approach and forge a growth
model of vitality, a cooperation model of openness and win-win results, and a developm
ent model of balance and common benefits, so that people from across the world could share the benefits of economic globalization, Xi said.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Wang said.
During his visit, Xi, based on China’s just-concluded Two Sessions earlier this month, illu
strated to the European leaders the fine performances of the Chinese economy which had overcome multiple challenges in 2018.
Wang said Xi also introduced the newly-adopted foreign investment law, emphasizi
ng that it is necessary to use legal means to better protect intellectual property rights and attract foreign investment.
Xi pointed out that China will continue to push forward all-round reform and opening-up, promote trade and investment
liberalization and facilitation, so that European friends can better share China’s development opportunities.
Zhang Ying, 32, a white-collar worker in Beijing, is a jewelry lover. She prefers watching lives
treaming videos via some cross-border e-commerce platforms to buy foreign products in her spare time.
“Pictorial representations are not exactly the right way to purchase commodities online, I had som
e problems as the products did not match up to the expectations promised on the onlaine platform advertisements.”
Zhang said daigou (overseas shoppers who buy foreign products for customers on the Chinese mainland) can dem
onstrate details of products like jewelry in accordance with what the buyer wants through the livestreaming method.
“I can take a good look at the design, material, color, size and even every angle of the jewelry. It feels like that I can pick out the
products on my own. After comparing various necklaces and bracelets, I can decide which one fits me the best.”
Italian side, respect each other’s major concerns, jointly build the Belt and Road, explore cooperation with third parties, boost
cultural exchanges and local-level cooperation, and strengthen popular support for bilateral relations, Xi said.
The Chinese president stressed that in recent years, China’s National People’s Con
gress and the Italian Senate have established a regular exchange mechanism.
China supports the two countries’ legislative bodies to carry out multi-level, wide-ranging and multi-c
hannel exchanges and cooperation, and share successful experience on major issues such as legislative supervision, state gov
erning, national economy and the people’s livelihood, on the basis of mutual respect and mutual learning, Xi said.
He said he hopes that the Italian Senate will continue to play an active facilitating role, and cr
eate better conditions for and inject greater momentum into the development of bilateral relations.
President Donald Trump looks — and is acting — rattled and encircled by the Russia investigation. And a series of fresh d
isclosures on Tuesday show there is every reason for him to feel threatened by the vast shadow it is casting over his life, business and presidency.
Newly unsealed court documents detailing special counsel Robert Mueller’s activity reveal an investigative field
of breathtaking scope and a prosecutorial machine that ratcheted quickly up in mid-2017.
The search warrants targeting Trump’s ex-personal lawyer Michael Cohen offer a glimpse of the covert world of the probe. As
is often the case with Mueller, they give only a tantalizing hint of the wider, yet still hidden, puzzle.
In court filing, Robert Mueller’s team says it’s very busy this week
But such disclosures are almost never good news for Trump.
There is enough to explain from Tuesday’s reveal why the in
vestigation must be weighing on Trump’s spirits, and driving his angry Twitter outbursts.
The vast breadth of the investigation by various jurisdictions also could offer a rich seam for Democratic House chair
en should they eventually subpoena primary evidence uncovered by Mueller and other prosecutors.
China’s Palace Museum signed an agreement on Friday with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to promote the use of its 5G telecommunications technology. With
the new generation telecoms technology, the Forbidden City, which is the tourist site that welcomes the largest nu
mber of visitors in the world each year, will definitely provide state-of-the-art services.
Supported by the much faster mobile network, the museum will likely be digitalized to such
an extent that visitors thousands of miles away may be able to explore it in virtual reality. And those visi
ting it in person will be able to learn about the treasures it houses in greater detail with the aid of digital technology.
In the past 20 years since the museum started to facilitate its work with digital technology, a lot
of information about the cultural relics it preserves has been provided on its app, and multiple dig
italized ways have been employed for visitors to have a more rewarding experience.
But Geoffrey Thomas, the editor in chief of Airline Ratings, told CNN the Ethiopian Airlines c
rash on Sunday had “significant differences” to the Lion Air crash last year. On the Lion Air flight, ther
e were “wild fluctuations in air speed and… we continued to get data from the plane all the way down to impact.”
Sunday’s crash, however, had “no fluctuations and all of the sudden transmission” c
eased, he said. “That transmission ceasing indicates catastrophic failure in air.””I think [Eth
iopian Airlines] are going to be looking at whether there was an engine failure,” CNN’s Quest said. “The plane is cli
mbing out at a normal fashion, but there are mountains in the area, and longstanding pilots are well aware that if you
have an issue departing Addis on that particular route, you’ve got a mountain in front of you.”
The aerospace giant said in a press statement that it was “deeply saddened to learn of the pa
ssing of the passengers and crew.” It added that a “Boeing technical team is prepared to provide technical assi
stance at the request and under the direction of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.”
ce because of his wide-ranging portfolio, which includes a Middle East peace proposal, and b
ecause of heightened scrutiny on Kushner’s inability to secure a clearance, sources said. His daughter’s portfolio did not require a high level secu
rity clearance, though as a senior adviser who sits in meetings with other senior officials, she is privy to sensitive inform
ation.On Tuesday, the White House rebuffed a request from House Oversight Com
mittee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, who asked for documents pertaining to the security clearance pro
cess. White House counsel Pat Cipollone said the committee’s request for the information was “without legal suppo
rt, clearly premature, and suggests a breach of the constitutionally required accommodation process.”The White House’s rejecti
on increases the chances of a subpoena from the House.CNN’s Gloria Borger and Maegan Vazquez contributed to this report.
CAIRO – At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded when a fire erupted inside th
e main train station in the city center of Egypt’s capital Cairo on Wednesday, state-run Nile TV reported.
The blaze broke out as a train crashed into the pavement, the report said.
TV photographs showed clouds of black smoke billowing from the main building in the station.
Dozens of ambulances and firefighters had rushed to the scene.
Eyewitnesses at a hospital said the corpses were completely burned.
Doctors told Xinhua that most of the wounded are of second or third degree of burn and in critical conditions.
The train movement to and from Cairo has been suspended.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly is following th
e repercussions of the incident with the transport minister, according to Nile TV.
(2 a.m. ET) and close at 2 p.m. (8 a.m. ET) Saturday, but reports soon emerged of widespread delays.