WASHINGTON, July 6 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) does not bring the United States and the DPRK "closer to war."
"I do not believe this capability in itself brings us closer to war because the president's been very clear, the secretary of State's been very clear Cheap Nike Air Max 2019 , that we are leading with diplomatic and economic efforts," said Mattis to reporters at the Pentagon.
While stressing that the United States remains "in a diplomatic effort engaging allies and partner nations across the board," Mattis said that the U.S. military stands ready to provide options if they are necessary.
Mattis' remarks came hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said at a press conference earlier Thursday in Warsaw, Poland, that he was considering "pretty severe" responses to the DPRK's ICBM test.
Trump did not mention what "pretty severe" responses could be. However Cheap Nike Air VaporMax Inneva , in the past months, Mattis warned on several occasions that a conflict on the Korean Peninsula would be "the worst kind of fighting" in most people's lifetimes, and that military solution to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale."
BEIJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese health researcher said on Friday that China has successfully produced portable kits to help with Ebola virus testing.
The kits use a diagnostic method based on viral RNA detection. They will be easier to use compared to lab testing, according to Li Dexin Cheap Nike Air VaporMax 97 , a research fellow of the National Institute For Viral Disease Control and Prevention under the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Chinese researchers have worked with the France-based Pasteur Institute and conducted tests on the product.
China has the ability to test for the Ebola virus through viral RNA, antigen and antibody detection methods, which will also be used in Sierra Leone.
A 59-member Chinese laboratory team departed for Sierra Leone on Tuesday to help West African countries contain the Ebola epidemic.
As there is no effective vaccine or specific treatment to deal with the disease so far, early diagnosis is very important, Li said.
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Li said China has investigated over 80 cases of suspected Ebola patients and infection has been ruled out in most of them.
YANGON, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- A total of 21 foreign companies and one local's have signed contracts with Myanmar to develop the country's first biggest Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project being implemented on the outskirts of Yangon by a Myanmar- Japan joint venture, sources with the SEZ administration said Wednesday.
The 21 foreign companies include nine from Japan, four from China's Taiwan, three from Thailand and one each from Chinese mainland Cheap Nike Air VaporMax Sunset , China's Hong Kong, Sweden, the United States and Australia as well as one from Myanmar.
Under contracts with the Myanmar-Japan Thilawa Development ( MJTD) Co Ltd, these foreign companies will respectively undertake works related to steel pipe, construction Cheap Nike Air VaporMax Be True , aluminium, finished wood product, textile, beverage can manufacturing and plastic at the 400-hectare Class A Area of Thilawa SEZ in Thanlyin, 20 kilometers southeast of Yangon.
The 21 foreign companies were shortlisted from 51 which submitted intention of interest in the investment project.
MJTD was formed by two Myanmar companies and two Japanese companies sharing under an ownership ratio of 51 to 49.
The two Myanmar companies comprise the government's Thilawa SEZ Management Committee and the Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings Public Co Ltd (MTSH) Cheap Nike Air VaporMax Mens , while the two Japanese companies involve MMS Thilawa Development Co Ltd and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
MMS Thilawa is a consortium group of Mitsubishi, Marubeni and Sumitomo Corporations.
Myanmar has started the land lease procedure for Phase 1 of the Thilawa SEZ project Class A Area which has about 400 hectares divided into two phases out of nearly 2,400 hectares in total.
The project began implementation in November 2013 and the commercial run of the Thilawa SEZ is expected to start in mid-2015.
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NAIROBI, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Friday released an alert warning of worsening hunger in East Africa due to poor rains that has left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead.
The alert issued by FAO's Global Information and Early Warning Systems (GIEWS) warned that the third consecutive failed rainy season has seriously eroded families' resilience Cheap Nike Air VaporMax Womens , and urgent and effective livelihood support is required.
"Timely humanitarian assistance has averted famine so far but must be sustained," the UN agency said.
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