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public remarks made by Xi from September 2013 to July 2018.
Since Xi proposed the BRI in 2013, he has spoken abo
ut the initiative on many occasions. The discourses have provided guidance for the country to develop international cooperation, i
global economic governance and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. Russia – There is no alternative to the peaceful solution of nuclear and
ues on the Korean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, follow ing a meeting with top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un.
, for its part, is ready to continue cooperation to reduce tensions on the peninsu a, and to strengthen security in Northeast Asia as a whole, said Putin at a reception in honor of Kim.
Putin said he was convinced that with active participation of the international community and all inte
rested states, the goal of ensuring lasting peace, stability and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula can be achieved.
eing restored as well. We have no room for even the slightest error,” Song said.
Liu Qingzhu, a cultural heritage expert at the Chin
ese Academy of Social Sciences, said, “In anci ent times, thunderstorms were the biggest threats for wooden architecture. They beca
me much safer after l ighting rods were widely installed. However, the use of electricity in restorations has created a new problem.”
Unlike the stone structures of much ancient architecture in the W
est, wood was the primary building materia
l in ancient China. “If a fire similar to the one at Notre Dame in Paris happened at a Chinese building, the whole building would probably burn down,” Liu said.
Hours after the fire in Paris, the Palace Museum in
Beijing, China’s former imperial palace from 14
20 to 1911 and also known as the Forbidden City, held an eme rgency meeting to go over its fire-prevention efforts. It is the world’s biggest architectural complex made of wood.