China has asked French utility Suez SA to help the country's efforts to tackle underlying safety issues in its massive chemical sector after a deadly explosion in the eastern coastal city of Yancheng last month, a company executive said.
The commandant said the service, which has struggled to attract minorities, would bolster its efforts, though he admitted the military’s transgender policy could create a challenge.
The state statistics agency has halted monthly publication of personal income data, which had been downbeat for years. A flurry of optimistic economic data has followed.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Tehran wanted to establish close ties with all countries in the Middle East, where Iran has been involved in proxy wars with Saudi Arabia for decades.
Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki arrived in the Ethiopian capital on Saturday for a three-day visit, Ethiopia's state-run broadcaster reported, days after the two neighbors declared their "state of war" over.