Zhang Haidi from China is in a four-way race with Brazil's Andrew Parsons Cheap Air Max Plus , Denmark's John Petersson and Canada's Patrick Jarvis for the top IPC post,
replacing the current president, Philip Craven of Britain.
Zhang is the first Chinese candidate to vie for the job of IPC President. The 61-year-old is the Executive Chairperson of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and
Paralympic Organizing Committee, as well as the head of China's National
In 2008, Zhang was first elected as Chairperson of the China Disabled Persons Federation, taking over from Deng Pufang. She would be re-elected five years
In 2014, Zhang was chosen as the Chairperson of Rehabilitation International and Cheap Air Max TN , while serving as Vice President of the Bid Committee, she helped Beijing win the
rights to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics the following year.
Zhang then steered China's delegation to a successful showing at the 2016 Rio Summer Paralympics. Her candidacy to succeed Philip Craven as the head of the
IPC was officially launched in June.
Zhang Haidi has long been an inspirational figure in China. Her story of overcoming her disability and helping improve others' lives is required reading
in primary school textbooks across the country.
Zhang taught herself multiple foreign languages from a young age including English, German, and Japanese.
As a writer and novelist for nearly 35 years, her popular works include reportage and translations.
Editor's Note: China is rolling out a major documentary series on its diplomatic principles, practices and achievements over the past five years. The
English-language version of the program is also available on TV and online. To
help the audience better understand Chinese diplomacy, Xinhua is releasing a
variety of reports that include anecdotes Cheap Air Max 90 , quotable quotes, facts and figures.
BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- The following is a selection of keywords related to China's foreign policy and their explanations:
A COMMUNITY OF SHARED FUTURE FOR ALL HUMANKIND
The report of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in November 2012 first proposed the concept of "a community of shared future for
all humankind." Within the following four years, Chinese President Xi Jinping
mentioned and illustrated the concept on various occasions.
In September 2015, Xi proposed the roadmap of building "a community of shared future for all humankind" at a United Nations (UN) summit. In January 2017, he
further expounded his concept in a comprehensive, profound and systematic manner
at the UN Office in Geneva.
By proposing the concept of "a community of shared future for all humankind" and a roadmap thereof Cheap Air Max , China has offered Chinese wisdom and the Chinese plan for solving major problems
concerning the future of mankind.
According to Xi's vision, our future lies in the hands of all countries -- equally -- and all nations should pursue dialogue rather than confrontation with
one another, and forge partnerships instead of alliances.
The concept has shown China's global view and responsibility as a big power, and is bound to leave its mark in international relations.
CHINA'S APPROACH ON NUCLEAR SECURITY
Xi first proposed a "sensible, coordinated and balanced approach" to nuclear security at the third Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, the Netherlands in
At the summit, Xi called for the building of a global nuclear security architecture featuring fairness and win-win cooperation. Xi proposed equal
emphasis on development and security Cheap Nike Air Max Plus Outlet , equal emphasis on rights and obligations, equal emphasis on independent and collaborative efforts and equal emphasis on treating symptoms
and addressing causes.
At the Washington Nuclear Security Summit in 2016, Xi laid out a four-pronged proposal for the international community to make fresh and concerted efforts to
strengthen the global nuclear security architecture, including increasing
political input and tightening a line of defense that is sustainable.
The "Shanghai Spirit," as the founding values of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), features mutual trust, mutual benefit Cheap Nike Air Max TN Outlet , equality, consultation, respect for cultural diversity and pursuit of common development.
In 2001, the SCO came into being after Uzbekistan formally joined the Shanghai Five, which were China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Outlet , Russia and Tajikistan at that time. The Shanghai Spirit then became the guideline for the SCO cooperation.
At the 15th SCO summit in the southwestern Russian city of Ufa, Xi called on the member states to uphold the "Shanghai Spirit" for common development.
Over the past 15 years, the "Shanghai Spirit" has become the foundation of the SCO for its existence and growth, and the spirit represents the direction of
contemporary international relations, Xi said.
LONDON, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- London has the lowest suicide rate of any area in England, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed
The ONS report showed that in 2016 a total of 5 Cheap Nike Air Max Outlet ,688 people in Britain, three quarters of them male, decided to end it all.
The total was 3.4 percent fewer than in 2015, the third year in a row that has seen a fall in suicides.
ONS said compared to registration year 2015, the English rate has fallen a significant amount, the Welsh rate has fallen slightly, and the Scottish rate
has risen a small amount.
In 2016 Cheap Air Max Plus Outlet , the South West region of England had the highest suicide rate for any English
region at 11.2 per 100,000 people, while London has the lowest at 7.8 per
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