Last Updated : GMT 22:26:10
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Xi: Eco-friendly trade \'solid foundation\'

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Xi: Eco-friendly trade \'solid foundation\'

Washington - Upi

The Port of Los Angeles\' eco-friendly policies are \"a solid foundation\" for U.S.-China business, China\'s vice president said ahead of a trade talk Friday. \"Having heard that this is an environmentally friendly, green port, this is a great thing,\" Xi Jinping said on visiting the 7,500-acre container port, where the terminal for China Shipping Container Lines is doubling its space to keep up with the massive U.S.-China trade, which reached $133 billion in 2011. \"What I see here is a good foundation for U.S.-China economic and trade cooperation,\" Xi said through a translator. California Gov. Jerry Brown said the state is a national leader in green technology, telling Xi, \"We\'re more advanced than Washington in terms of renewable energy.\" The port is the busiest and most environmentally friendly in the nation, officials said, in part because China Shipping requires its vessels to plug into electric power sources instead of burning fuel while docked. The environment has traditionally been neglected in China, with only 1 percent of the country\'s 560 million urban inhabitants breathing air deemed safe by the European Union in 2007 and 400,000 people dying of pollution-related diseases each year. But air quality is improving, Chinese officials say. Beijing, for example, is said to have experienced 286 \"blue sky\" days in 2011, a statistic The New York Times said was belied by heavy smog smothering the city for much of the year. China is \"one of a few countries\" rapidly increasing their forest cover, the World Bank reported. It is also managing to reduce air and water pollution, the bank said. Xi -- China\'s presumptive next president -- was to speak about U.S.-China trade and investment at the China-U.S. Economic Trade Forum at the L.A. Live entertainment complex at 9 a.m. PST Friday, officials said. He was expected to announce a deal with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. to build and operate a studio in Shanghai with two state-owned Chinese media companies, the Christian Science Monitor reported. DreamWorks Animation\'s feature films include \"Kung Fu Panda\" -- a fact that frustrated the Chinese because Hollywood, rather than Beijing, came up with the idea, U.S.-China Institute Associate Director Clayton Dube told the Monitor. \"They said: \'Hey, kung fu is ours, pandas are ours. Why can\'t we do that?\'\" he said. Los Angeles also planned to announce expanded tourism and trade with China, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa\'s office said. Xi was to visit a Los Angeles school with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, attend a luncheon in his honor with Brown, participate in a U.S. and Chinese governors roundtable hosted by Brown and attend at least the second half of a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center, officials said. \"He\'s a Kobe fan,\" Villaraigosa told reporters, referring to Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. And the Lakers are a Chinese favorite, Dube told the Monitor. \"Xi will be a very popular man all over China for having gone to see them, live, on their home court,\" he said. Xi was to leave Los Angeles for Ireland around 10 p.m., his schedule indicated.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today xi ecofriendly trade \solid foundation\ Arab Today, arab today xi ecofriendly trade \solid foundation\


Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Adidas Originals ‘reinterpreted’

GMT 14:52 2016 Thursday ,01 December

Adidas Originals ‘reinterpreted’
Arab Today, arab today Ajman Tourism launches time capsule

GMT 13:17 2016 Friday ,25 November

Ajman Tourism launches time capsule
Arab Today, arab today Paris's matchbox apartments

GMT 10:37 2016 Saturday ,24 September

Paris's matchbox apartments
Arab Today, arab today US-led coalition admits 54 deaths

GMT 08:47 2016 Friday ,02 December

US-led coalition admits 54 deaths
Arab Today, arab today French satire mag hits Germany

GMT 09:52 2016 Thursday ,01 December

French satire mag hits Germany
View News in Arabic - Business: اقتصاد دولي
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Dino-killing crater shows clues

GMT 14:43 2016 Thursday ,24 November

Dino-killing crater shows clues
Arab Today, arab today Punk memorabilia torched

GMT 13:52 2016 Monday ,28 November

Punk memorabilia torched
Arab Today, arab today Green groups pressure Spain

GMT 13:01 2016 Thursday ,01 December

Green groups pressure Spain
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Hyundai allows Saudi journalists

GMT 15:14 2016 Thursday ,01 December

Hyundai allows Saudi journalists
Arab Today, arab today Latest Infiniti QX to compete

GMT 13:16 2016 Saturday ,26 November

Latest Infiniti QX to compete
Arab Today, arab today To find German funny bone

GMT 12:45 2016 Tuesday ,29 November

To find German funny bone
Arab Today, arab today Car manufacturers to power Europe

GMT 13:01 2016 Tuesday ,29 November

Car manufacturers to power Europe

GMT 08:49 2016 Monday ,28 November

Israeli Arab rapper's music provokes

GMT 11:55 2016 Monday ,21 November

Amal Al-Qubaisi attends reception

GMT 04:15 2016 Thursday ,30 June

World's largest uncut diamond fails

GMT 12:39 2016 Friday ,25 November

Arctic 9-12C above normal

GMT 15:59 2015 Wednesday ,27 May

Seoul elevates gardening to high art

GMT 12:39 2016 Saturday ,26 November

Skin patch could help kids

GMT 09:35 2016 Saturday ,19 November

Hyperloop One settles co-founder

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 09:53 2016 Sunday ,15 May

OMEGA official timekeepers
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Powered and Developed by FilmMatters

Copyright © 2016 Arabtoday

Developed by FilmMatters

© 2016 Arabtoday

arabtoday arabtoday arabtoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabtoday, Arabtoday, Arabtoday