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World 14 Jan 2021 | 12:41 AM

Beer industry subsidies fuelling public health crisis, economic stagnation: report

NAIROBI, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Massive tax rebates and financial aid that governments have been offering multinational beer firms has fuelled a public health crisis while undermining the productivity of a young workforce, says a report that was launched in Nairobi on Wednesday.

World 12 Jan 2021 | 6:54 PM

More river runoff from Qinghai-Tibet Plateau may not quench thirst of millions downstream: study

BEIJING, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- As Earth's climate continues to grow warmer, increased river runoff in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, known as the roof of the world, has provided more fresh water, but may not quench the growing thirst of millions downstream.

World 12 Jan 2021 | 12:20 AM

Mongolia produces 98 percent of electrical supply domestically

ULAN BATOR, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia has started to domestically produce 98 percent of its electrical supply after four turbo-generators of Thermal Power Plant No. 3 in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator have been upgraded and connected to the Central Energy System, the press office of the Mongolian government said Monday.

World 09 Jan 2021 | 2:56 AM

2nd LD Writethru: IMF projects China's economy to grow by 7.9 pct in 2021

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- China's economy is projected to expand by 7.9 percent in 2021 following 1.9 percent growth in 2020, as economic activity continues to normalize and domestic COVID-19 outbreaks remain under control, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Friday.