(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A bill to ban the pernicious practice of bottom trawling, which will affect thousands of Sri Lankans and Indians fishing in the sea between Sri Lanka and India, is to be passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament by March end, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian, M. A. Sumanthiran, told The New Indian Express on Monday (12)."Sri Lankan bill to ban bottom trawling to be passed this month"
(CHINA DAILY, CHINADAILY.COM.CN) – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday (05) that China will “Try to achieve better results” in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in 2017, as its growth target is set at “around 6.5 percent”. Analysts said the goal is achievable since the economy could have hit the trough last year."Chinese Government aims to pursue more proactive, effective fiscal policy"
(CHINA DAILY, CHINADAILY/COM.CN) – Having made headlines at the Davos World Economic Forum with his vigorous defence of globalisation, President Xi Jinping is expected to take the spotlight in another gathering with global influence: the Two Sessions in Beijing. The 5th session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the 5th session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), will open on Friday (03) and Sunday (05), respectively."Two Sessions to highlight President Xi’s thoughts"
(CHINA DAILY, CHINADAILY/COM.CN) – China will continue to be the engine of global growth as its economic fundamentals remain strong and resilient, a senior official said on Thursday (02), dismissing the pessimism regarding the country’s economic prospects."CPPCC Spokesperson upbeat on growth as gathering opens"
(CHINA DAILY, CHINADAILY/COM.CN) – “Every member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) strongly expects proposal formulation to be involved in policy making. However we should also pay attention to its effect on society,” according to Wang Ming, Director of Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Research Center with Tsinghua University, during an exclusive interview with China Daily."Two Sessions: Political Advisor unlocks mystery of effective proposals"