CAIRO Donne Nike Vapormax 2018 Grigie Rosa Scontate , Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's sharp rise in globalcompetitiveness ranking is the fruit of its economic reform,Egyptian Minister of Investment and International Cooperation SaharNasr said Thursday.

Addressing the opening session of the Middle East work group oninvestment held in Paris by the Organization for EconomicCooperation and Development (OECD), Nasr said Egypt jumped 15notches in the 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Report of the WorldEconomic Forum, the Ministry of Investment and InternationalCooperation said in a statement.

Nasr also said that Egypt's ranking in the report'sinfrastructure index climbed by 25 places as a result of PresidentAbdel-Fattah al-Sisi's vision that focuses on building megainfrastructure projects, including the Suez Canal Axis developmentproject and new administrative capital.

Nasr attributed the rise in Egypt's competitiveness, the biggestby Arab countries in the report, to the ongoing economic reform andEgypt's efforts to improve the legislative and institutionalframework of its investment environment.

Over the past years Donne Nike Vapormax 2018 Rosa Scontate , Egypt has been suffering from an economicrecession due to political instability and security issues that ledto the decline of tourism, foreign currency reserves and foreigninvestment.

The Egyptian government started last year a strict three-yeareconomic reform program, including the introduction of a fullcurrency floating to tackle a shortage of foreign reserves, inaddition to implementing austerity measures, fuel subsidy cuts andtax increases.

Egypt's reform program is supported by a 12-billion-U.S. dollarloan from the International Monetary Fund, a third of which hasalready been delivered to Egypt in two tranches in November 2016and July 2017.

Egypt is also about to issue a final version of a long-awaitedinvestment law that is expected to facilitate business startups andlure foreign investors. Enditem

by Xinhua writers Wang Jian and Ni Yuanjin

BEIJING, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Beijing adopted anti-smoking legislation to ban smoking in all indoor public places Uomo Nike Vapormax CS Triple Black Scontate , workplaces and public transport vehicles on Friday.

The draft regulation was passed by vote at a meeting of the Standing Committee of Beijing Municipal People's Congress. It is scheduled to become effective on June 1 next year.

According to the bill, smoking is also prohibited in open-air space in kindergartens, schools, child welfare institutions, women and children's hospitals, fitness and sports venues, and cultural relic protection sites that are open to the public.

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Teachers are forbidden from smoking in front of students in primary and secondary schools. Schools are also required to help students quit smoking and educate them about the harm of smoking.

The regulation also prohibits selling cigarettes to minors through vending machines and the internet.

People who smoke in designated smoke-free areas will be fined up to 200 yuan(32.5 U. S. dollars).

According to the regulation Uomo Nike Vapormax Flyknit Nere Rainbow Scontate , legal representatives and people in charge of government agencies, public institutions and social organizations will be given the authority to implement the smoking ban in their workplaces.

The main responsibility to enforce the regulation in the public places will be on the shoulders of the managers and operators.


Since it was unveiled in April, the draft regulation has undergone three revisions and triggered controversy over the range of smoke-free areas.

The first draft amendment, published in August, only bans smoking in "shared indoor public places" and permits smoking rooms in hotels and waiting lounges of airports.

The second draft amendment in September included a ban on smoking in single occupancy offices by removing the word "shared" from the draft, but the stipulation on smoking rooms remained unchanged.

The draft was finally restored to the tougher original version after a third revision.

Wang Qingbin, an associate law professor at the China University of Political Science and Law Uomo Nike Vapormax Flyknit KPU Tutte Marina Blu Scontate , said, the changes to the draft demonstrated how public opinion pushed forward anti-smoking legislation.

Beijing's move has reaffirmed the country's anti-smoking determination. China's first state-level anti-smoking legislation was published on Monday for public consultation. The draft regulation intends to ban indoor smoking, limit outdoor smoking and end tobacco advertising.

As the world's largest tobacco maker and consumer, China has more than 300 million smokers and another 740 million people exposed to second-hand smoke each year. The population of smokers in Beijing exceeds 400,000.

In 2003, China signed the FCTC. the convention, which became effective in China in 2006 Donne Uomo NikeLab VaporMax Flyknit Betrue 2017 Blu Scontate , requires signatories to ban smoking in public areas, reduce tobacco supplies and consumption, ban all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

A dozen Chinese cities, such as Shanghai, Hangzhou and Guangzhou, have launched local legislation on tobacco control.


Besides issuing smoking bans Uomo Nike Vapormax Flyknit 2018 Blu Scontate , experts suggest Chine raise taxes and retail prices of tobacco products in order to effectively lower the smoking rate.

According to the WHO, when the price of tobacco products rises by 10 percent, the number of adults who quit smoking will grow by 3.7 percent, and the rate of the price-sensitive adolescents will be 9.3 percent.

Yang Gonghuan, deputy head of Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, said, ideally Uomo Nike Vapormax Flyknit KPU Verde Nere Scontate , taxes should represent 67 to 80 percent of the retail price of cigarettes. However, in China, the rate is about 43.4 percent, much lower than world average.

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