BEIJING Cheap Nike Air Max Womens , Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The central government has allocated 180 million yuan (27.1 million U.S. dollars) for relief work after two major earthquakes hit northwest and southwest China.

A total of 80 million yuan has been given to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps to support relocation of disaster-hit people and renovation of their houses, according to the Ministry of Finance.

Another 100 million yuan has been allocated to Sichuan Province for similar purposes.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou, a UNESCO nature reserve and popular tourist destination in Sichuan Province, at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday, leaving 20 people dead and over 400 injured so far.

Thirty-two people were injured and more than 1 Nike Air Max Womens White ,000 houses damaged in a 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Jinghe County in Bortala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang on Wednesday morning.

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HO CHI MINH CITY, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam's agricultural sector witnessed a sharp decline in the past 15 years and is on its downtrend, according to figures from the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

FDI in Vietnam's agriculture accounted for 15 percent of the country's total registered FDI 15 years ago, but in the past three years it declined to 0.5 percent, local Vietnam News daily reported Wednesday Nike Air Max Womens Online , quoting data from the foreign investment agency.

Figures from the agency revealed that as of August 2014, there are 512 on-going FDI projects in the agricultural, forestry and fishery sector with a total registered capital of 3.4 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for 3.03 percent of the total FDI projects and 1.4 percent of the total registered capital, and ranking 10th among 18 economic sectors attracting the FDI.

To date Nike Air Max Womens Sale , the country has a total of 16,910 FDI projects involving a total registered capital of 243 billion U.S. dollars.

On the average, each year about 20 FDI projects worth 130 million U.S. dollars are launched in Vietnam's agriculture sector.

Most of the FDI agriculture projects are small in scale, each worth about 6.6 million U.S. dollars, compared with 14.7 million U. S. dollars in other sectors. In addition Nike Air Max Womens Shoes , 78 percent of the foreign investment in the agriculture sector goes to forest plantation and wood processing projects.

Foreign investors in Vietnam's agriculture projects mainly come from other Asian countries and regions, including Thailand, China' s Taiwan and Indonesia with general technologies. There also a few investors from developed countries with advanced agriculture such as the United States, Japan and European countries.

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According to the agency, the country also lacks a long-term strategy to attract FDI into agriculture, and its current regulations, policies and incentives for investments in agriculture still remain vague.

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by Xinhua writer Zhu Dongyang

BEIJING, April 24 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama sits down with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday for a summit widely expected to see the guest reassure its alliance with the host.

But the pomp and circumstance Obama receives as the first U.S. president to visit Japan as a state guest since Bill Clinton in 1996 cannot conceal the fact that Tokyo has become a growing liability to Washington's pursuit of long-term interests.

Increasingly flagrant on historical issues, assertive on territorial disputes and defiant of U.S. advice, Japan is hijacking its alliance with the United States and Washington's "rebalancing to Asia" policy to serve its own agenda.

Among these historical spats arising from Japan's war-time atrocities, 70 year ago in WWII Air Max Womens White , Japanese politicians are still frequenting the controversial Yasukuni Shrine.

After receiving Abe's ritual offering on Monday, the shrine -- honoring 14 Class-A WWII criminals alongside the country's war dead -- was visited by 146 Japanese lawmakers en masse one day later.

Not seeming to have the least intention of soothing the U.S.' "disappointment" or the outcry from neighboring countries over the visit, Abe has dismissed the idea of building a new memorial to replace the shrine, which he deliberately understated as a "venue for mourning."

The Asian status quo has also been severely challenged lately by Japan blatantly claiming sovereignty of China's Diaoyu Islands, and military flexing by breaking ground on a radar station on the western Yonaguni island Saturday -- a move that enables Japan to expand surveillance to near the Chinese mainland.

The Abe administration Air Max Womens Online , more assertive about autonomy and less apologetic about the country's villainous past than predecessors, has become nothing but a negative asset to Obama's Asia rebalancing blueprint.

With all these dangerous and defiant moves, Japan's relations with almost all its neighbors and regional heavyweights have been soured, which by no means fits the U.S. strategic interests in the region.

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