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|YANGON cheap air max 93 shoes , Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar athletes have promoted the country's image in the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games which concluded successfully on Sunday, by harvesting a number of medals, official media commented in an editorial Monday.
"With the honor of hosting the Games that returned to the country after a 44-year long wait, Myanmar successfully hosted the biggest regional sporting event. Especially, Myanmar showed its kind hospitality throughout the games," the editorial of the New Light of Myanmar said.
"Although Myanmar football has not reached so far as expected, Myanmar was on the track of victory in the remaining events to a certain extent cheap air max 180 womens ," the editorial noted, citing that Myanmar was listed in the top five countries together with Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia.
The editorial underlined that hosting the SEA Games can revitalize the standard of Myanmar sports, adding that although Myanmar was unable to top the medal tally, it met with success to a certain extent.
Admitting the weakness in swimming and athletics competitions, in which the most number of medals were presented cheap air max 270 flyknit , the editorial called for making necessary preparation with these events to be able to seek more success in the next SEA Games.
The 27th Southeast Asia Games closed in Nay Pyi Taw's Wunna Theikdi Stadium Sunday evening with host Myanmar collecting 86 out of the 460 golds available for a total of 233 medals.
Athletes from 11 nations compete in the biggest biennial tournament that stages multi-sports in four different places of Myanmar.
Myanmar athletes scored victories in many of the traditional sports such as chinlone, traditional boat race while also sweeping in sports such as muay, sepaktakraw, taekwondo, and others.
The hosts also won golds in the drama-filled wushu and vovinam competitions, but their under-23 football team spoiled the passion of the nation with its leaving in the group-stage.
The gold most craved by the home fans was in the under-23 football, but instead they faced heartbreak as Indonesia took the opportunity from Myanmar to go to semi-final.
Singapore will next host the 28th SEA Games in 2015.
BEIJING cheap air max 270 womens , Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday sent a congratulatory message to Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election as Kenyan president.
In his message, Xi said that he highly values the development of China-Kenya relationship, and hopes to work with President Kenyatta to further advance their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, so as to better benefit the two countries and their peoples.
Kenyatta was declared winner of the country's presidential election on Friday night after garnering 54.27 percent of the total votes cast.
BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will never be a rival to other multilateral development banks (MDBs), according to AIIB President Jin Liqun, adding that the doors are always open to cheap supreme air max 98 , among others, the United States and Japan.
EXTRAORDINARY FIRST TWO YEARS
Tuesday marks the second anniversary of the AIIB. Two years on, the organization has impressed the world with a long list of achievements, as its members increased from 57 to 84, and its projects scattered in 12 countries, involving over 20 billion U.S. dollars from both the public and private sector.
Moreover, the AIIB has received top credit ratings from three major international rating agencies cheap supreme air max 98 black , Moody's, Standard & Poor's, and Fitch, in what analysts have called a "miracle."
"I told my colleagues that the AAA credit ratings are not like a doctorate degree that is permanent. If we don't do our job well, the AAAs could be taken away anytime," Jin told Xinhua in a recent exclusive interview
The 68-year-old man said the AIIB had realized some goals previously set and made some unexpected progress.
"The international community is increasingly confident in the AIIB," he said. "China cheap vapormax moc 2 , as the initiator of the organization, kept its promises that the AIIB will abide firmly by international rules, and will not be subject to any political interference."
Jin thanked other MDBs such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for their support before and after the AIIB was founded.
Fourteen projects out of AIIB's total 24 projects were co-financed with the World Bank and the ADB.
"The AIIB is a great partner to work with, and is an important contributor to ending extreme poverty and supporting sustainable development by means of its mandate to finance sustainable infrastructure." Bert Hofman, World Bank director for China, Korea and Mongolia, told Xinhua.
Ben Bingham cheap air vapormax 97 , country director of ADB PRC resident mission, said, "We look forward to strengthening our cooperation even further for the benefit of the Asia Pacific region."
"AIIB has never been, and will not be, a rival to other MDBs, rather, we would like to further cooperate with them." Jin said.
ZERO TOLERANCE ON CORRUPTION
Calling the AIIB a "start-up cheap air max 97 womens ," Jin said that "to work out a series of mechanisms that really works is one of the priorities."
He said the bank had learned a lot from other MDBs. "But we are not going to clone the World Bank or replicate the ADB, which were founded decades ago." he said, adding that the AIIB had worked out a mechanism with its own characteristics.
The AIIB slogan, "Lean, Clean, Green" is the foundation of its organization.
"No tolerance will be shown on corruption," Jin said cheap air max 97 mens , noting that the AIIB had very strict anti-corruption rules in terms of recruitment and promotion.
"The reason that we established such a strict anti-corruption mechanism is to let every employee work whole-heartedly to serve our member countries without doing anything to harm the reputation of AIIB," Jin said.
U.S., JAPAN ARE WELCOME FOR COOPERATION<.