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Asian economies should brace for opportunities and handle deficits: Boao reports

The Boao Forum for Asia has released two reports on the outlook of Asian economies and sustainable development.

Zhou Jiaxin reports from Boao in Hainan.

Boao Forum for Asia a cohesive unit for betterment of humanity -- Fortescue chairman

The head of one of the world's largest iron ore producers says that the ongoing Boao Forum for Asia brings all Asia together as one cohesive unit for the betterment of humanity.

Andrew Forrest from Australia's Fortescue Metals Group says he witnessed the fast growth of China and the Asia-Pacific region, which prompted his company's 13-year cooperation with the BFA.

China urges "responsible attitude" from Japan on disposal of nuclear wastewater

China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment is urging Japan to take a responsible attitude toward its own people and the international community in dealing with radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The ministry hopes Japan will explore safe ways to dispose of the wastewater and release information in a comprehensive and timely manner.

It also vowed to ensure the safety of China's marine environment.

China, U.S. reaffirm commitments to Paris Agreement

The world's two largest economies have confirmed their commitments to working together to strengthen implementation of the Paris Agreement.

China and the United States issued a joint statement after the recent meetings between their climate envoys in Shanghai.

The two sides will cooperate to promote a successful UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Glasgow.

Both sides intend to take appropriate actions to maximize international investment and finance in support of the transition from carbon-intensive fossil fuel-based energy to low-carbon and renewable energy in developing countries.

5G phones continue dominating China's smartphone shipments in March

The number of shipments of 5G phones in China has reached an all-time monthly high of 27.5 million units in March.

That's over 76 percent of the country's total mobile phone shipments last month.

In the first quarter of this year, China's shipped nearly 70 million 5G phones, accounting for over 70 percent of the total shipments.

China's 2021 box office exceeds 3 bln USD

China's 2021 box office revenue has exceeded 20 billion yuan, or about 3 billion U.S. dollars, as of Sunday.

That's almost equal to the total ticket sales for the whole of last year.

"Hi, Mom" and "Detective Chinatown 3" contributed to 27 percent and 23 percent of the total respectively.

Nine of the top ten earners this year at China's box office are domestic productions.

"Godzilla vs Kong" is the only foreign film that made it onto the list.

Iran identifies suspect behind Natanz blast

Iran has named Reza Karimi as the man that intelligence authorities allege was responsible for a recent explosion and power outage at the Natanz nuclear facility.

Local media reports say the suspect has fled the country and efforts are underway for his arrest.

Iran blamed Israel for the attack.

Israel has not formally commented on the incident.

50th anniversary of Ping-Pong Diplomacy marked in Japan

Japan has marked the 50th anniversary of the Ping-Pong Diplomacy with an international symposium in Nagoya.

Participants expressed their wish to promote the development of China-U.S. and China-Japan relations through sports exchanges.

Fifty years ago, visits between ping-pong players from China and the United States after the 31st World Table Tennis Championships in Nagoya paved the way for the two countries to finally normalize bilateral ties.

Four players from Japan and the United States who participated in the tournament in 1971 sent congratulatory messages to Nagoya symposium, saying they had the honor to witness the contribution of table tennis to world peace.

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