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China mining conference opens in Tianjin******
TIANJIN, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The 23rd China Mining Conference and Exhibition opened in north China's Tianjin Municipality on Thursday, attracting 230 exhibitors and visitors from 30 countries and regions.
The three-day event, themed "multilateral cooperation for the development and prosperity of the post-pandemic era," held both online and offline, aims to build a new pattern of international mining cooperation.
Several sub-forums will take place with topics including geothermal energy industry development, the mining capital market, intelligent mine construction, uranium ore, and the development and utilization of mineral water.
China will deepen cooperation with countries along the Belt and Road on geology and mineral resources, to promote mining investment facilitation and trade liberalization and create a new pattern for the opening-up of the industry, said Ling Yueming, vice minister of natural resources.
South African Ambassador to China Siyabonga Cwele said that the two countries boast cordial, broad and deepening cooperation in the mining and minerals sector. Up to 85 percent of South Africa's exports to China are precious metals and minerals, according to the ambassador.
He added that the scope for further cooperation with South Africa lies in the exploration of new areas of metals and other high-quality mining resources, as well as cooperation in mineral production, including processing and value addition. Enditem
CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying standings******
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Following are the standings after the latest round of South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) 2022 World Cup qualifiers, completed on Friday (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)。
1. Brazil 12 11 1 0 27 4 34。
2. Argentina 12 8 4 0 20 6 28。
3. Ecuador 13 6 2 5 21 13 20。
4. Chile 13 4 4 5 15 14 16。
5. Colombia 13 3 7 3 16 17 16。
6. Uruguay 13 4 4 5 14 18 16。
7. Peru 13 4 2 7 13 19 14。
8. Paraguay 13 2 6 5 9 18 12。
9. Bolivia 13 3 3 7 17 28 12。
10. Venezuela 13 2 1 10 8 23 7。
Hong Kong expects 2021 GDP to grow 6.4 pct amid firm recovery******
HONG KONG, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government on Friday forecast the region's gross domestic product (GDP) to grow 6.4 percent by the end of this year, as trade and consumption recovery picks up steam.。
Hong Kong's economic recovery became more entrenched in the third quarter alongside the further revival of global economic activity and stable local epidemic situation, said HKSAR government economist Andrew Au.。
Real GDP grew by 5.4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, following a 7.6-percent growth in the second quarter. For the first three quarters as a whole, real GDP grew by 7.0 percent over a year earlier.。
The pace of expansion moderated somewhat on account of the stronger-than-expected growth in the first half of the year and the higher base effect, Au said.。
"Nonetheless, the stable local epidemic situation has created favorable conditions for the further revival of domestic activity," said the economist.。
During the July-September period, private consumption expenditure rose appreciably by 7.1 percent year-on-year in real terms thanks to the stable local epidemic situation, improved labor market conditions and the Consumption Voucher Scheme.。
Total exports of goods grew notably by 14.2 percent year-on-year in real terms in the third quarter, supported by the continued revival of major economies and vibrant regional trade flows.。
To pave the way for a broader-based economic recovery, it is essential for the community to strive towards more widespread vaccination and abide by the anti-epidemic measures, Au said.。
"Provided that the local epidemic remains under control, a solid year-on-year growth in the fourth quarter should be attainable for the Hong Kong economy," he said. Enditem。