GUANGZHOU cheap puma heart sneakers , Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- The number of marathons and road running races hosted or co-hosted by the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) last year reached 134, which was a 160% increase compared to the year 2014, CAA vice president Du Zhaocai announced here on Saturday.

"The 134 events included 53 marathons, 43 half marathons and 13 10-kilometer road running, 83 more than the number in 2014, attracting 1,500 cheap puma rihanna creeper ,000 participants from nearly 90 countries and regions," said Du at the China Marathon Conference held here.

"In 2010, there were only a total of 13 marathons, and now it has increased 10 times," Du added.

According to Du, the marathons in China has covered the four municipalities and 79 cities in 23 provinces and autonomous regions.

Du said:"Now we can say that marathon has become the most popular competition in China which contributes to promoting a healthy lifestyle."

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Chinese stocks rallied for a second day from the biggest drop in seven years as concerns about margin trading restrictions eased.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index soared 4.7 percent and closed at 3,323.61 on Wednesday, led by financial companies, while Shenzhen Component Index advanced 3.4 percent to 11,372.18.

Banking and brokerage sectors rebounded from the sharpest slide since 2008, with Bank of China and Haitong Securities jumping to the daily limit of 10 percent. Ningbo Bank cheap adidas pure boost , Huaxia Bank, Merchants Securities, Huatai Securities, Sealand Securities and CITIC Securities advanced more than 6 percent.

The loss on Monday followed an announcement by securities watchdog, China Securities Regulatory Commission, that there will be punishment for con-complaint margin trading activities. Haitong, CITIC and Guotai Junan Securities were suspended from lending money and stocks to new clients for three months.

Deng Ke cheap adidas yeezy boost 350 v2 , spokesman for China Securities Regulatory Commission, denied speculation that the authority intended to suppress the stock market with negative news after the market closed. The Shanghai index rebounded 1.8 percent on Tuesday.

Energy stocks edged up on Wednesday, as oil magnets PetroChina and Sinopec gained 7.3 and 4.4 percent respectively, and SDIC Power and Shenzhen Nanshan Power jumped more than 5 percent.

According to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday, China's economy grew by 7.4 percent in 2014, registering the weakest growth in 24 years but in line with market expectations.

The CSI 300 Index gained 4.5 percent on Wednesday and closed at 3,548.89.

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BEIJING cheap adidas ultra boost , July 30 (Xinhua) -- The World Bank has decided to allocate a fund for seven Chinese major cities to help them ease traffic congestion by reducing the number of private cars on the road and improving public transport.

A total of 32.73 million U.S. dollars will be granted to cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Ningbo, Nanchang and Shenzhen via the institution's trust-funded program on environmental protection, named the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

The international lender said the fund would be used to pilot transit-oriented development (TOD), an urban planning concept that integrates land use and transport.

"It focuses on compact, mixed-use cheap adidas tubular , pedestrian and bicycle-friendly development around transit stations that can help reverse the trend of car-dependent city sprawl, improve air quality and reduce road congestion," said Fang Wanli, the bank's urban economist and project co-leader.

The project will facilitate a national TOD platform to help cities strengthen their ability to develop policies, guidelines and strategies for integrated urban planning.

China's new-type urbanization drive which features people-centered and integrated development will benefit, according to the World Bank.

Chinese cities have experienced unprecedented growth, with urban residents accounting for 57.35 percent of the country's total population in 2016. The proportion is expected to increase to 70 percent by 2030. But side effects have emerged and improved planning has become essential for building livable cheap adidas stan smith , sustainable and inclusive cities.

The World's Bank's pilot project comprises 27 participating cities in 11 countries.

Established in 1991, the GEF trust fund aims to help tackle pressing environmental problems and has launched 790 investment projects and programs in 120 countries.


MOSCOW, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday paid tribute to the Russian Navy, speaking highly of its development and renovation as well as contribution to fighting terrorism and piracy, the Kremlin said.

"Russia's history is inseparable from the victories of its courageous and fearless Navy... Throughout the centuries, the fortitude and tenacity of Russian sailors was tempered in battles," Putin said in a speech at the main naval parade held in St. Petersburg cheap adidas superstar 80s , Russia's second largest city, in celebration of the Naval Day.

More than 5,000 sailors from the Baltic, Black Sea, Northern, Pacific fleets and the Caspian Flotilla participated in the parade, along with some 50 ships and submarines as well as more than 40 planes and helicopters of the naval aviation.

"Today the Navy is not only solving its traditional tasks but also nobly responding to new challenges cheap adidas superstar flowers , making a significant contribution to the fight against terrorism and piracy," Putin said.

The country will offer its full support to the reinforcement of the high moral and professional qualities of the Navy, he said.

"Much is being done today for the development and renovation of the Navy. New ships are being commissioned, the fleet's combat training and readiness are being perfected," Putin said.

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