Daily Archives: August 15, 2016

2016 China Yiwu International Forest Products Fair to be Held on November 1-4

YIWU, China, Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — China Yiwu International Forest Products Fair, focusing on the display of forestry innovation and the promotion of business opportunities, will be held in Yiwu of Eastern China’s Zhejiang Province on November 1-4, 2016. Running into its ninth year, this annual event is expected to attract a record-breaking 1,200 exhibitors from across China and the world to showcase their latest, environmentally-friendly products and technologies.

Themed “Share Green Practices”, this year’s edition of the Fair consists of 8 categories: Furniture & Accessories, Timberwork & Wooden Building Materials, Wood & Bamboo Handicrafts, Wood & Bamboo Daily Necessities, Forest Food, Tea Products, Flower & Gardening, Forestry Technology & Forestry Equipment. More than 3,000 standard booths will be provided for 1,200 exhibitors at the Yiwu International Expo Center. An estimated 100,000 visitors and potential buyers including 5,000 overseas visitors will attend the event to reach deals worth an estimated RMB 4 billion (US$ 603 million).

The China Yiwu International Forest Products Fair, co-hosted by the State Forestry Administration and Zhejiang Provincial Government, is China’s first and the world’s second agroforestry fair accredited by The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry(UFI). It is also the largest forest products fair in the world. As an advocator of green, low-carbon and environment-friendly operation, the Fair serves as the best platform in the Asia-Pacific region for boosting forestry-related business opportunities, regarding its size, deal value and impact in the forestry industry. Over the past eight years since its inception in 2008, the Fair has won a total of 20 awards and prizes at the national level, including the “2015 China Top 10 Branded Exhibitions” Award.

The 70,000m2 exhibition venue will be filled with excitement and opportunities as it helps fuel interactions between exhibitors and visitors as well as participants. If you are a player of the forestry industry, you have no choice but to join this exciting 4-day event!

Check exhibitors online: http://en.forestryfair.com/exhibitors/index.html

Apply for badges: http://en.forestryfair.com/Visitor/apply/index.html

2016 China Yiwu International Forest Products Fair
Nov. 1st – 4th, 2016, Yiwu International Expo Center, China
Standard booths: 3,000+
Exhibiting enterprises: 1,200+
Expected professional visitors: 100,000+
http://en.forestryfair.com

Contacts:

China Yiwu International Forest Products Fair
Tel :0086-579-85415888
Email: service@yiwufair.com

Kiir Weighs Response as UN Security Council Votes to Send Troops to S. Sudan

South Sudan President Salva Kiir is leaving it to parliament to decide whether to accept or reject a U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing the deployment of 4,000 foreign troops to the country. The United Nations Security Council on authorized the additional troops Friday.

The U.S.-drafted resolution also threatens an arms embargo if South Sudan does not accept the deployment.

The troops would be sent to the capital, Juba, and authorized to use all necessary means, including undertaking “robust action where necessary,” to enforce their mandate.

Kiir says his government will negotiate with the international community to ensure the country’s sovereignty is not comprised.

In a Council of Ministers meeting chaired by Kiir Sunday, South Sudan’s cabinet failed to agree on a response to the United Nations resolution.

Kiir told lawmakers Monday that the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGONU) will vote on the matter but did not say when.

President Kiir said if the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, or IGAD, and the U.N. send troops to South Sudan to secure peace in the capital, it should be done in consultation with his government.

“Assistance requires dialogue. It should not turn into an imposition that becomes to an intervention in which our sovereignty is compromised and our ability to govern effectively diminishes rather than increases,” Kiir said.

He also said certain government officials who have commented on the matter are not necessarily expressing the views of his government.

The president said he worries about the dire humanitarian conditions facing citizens across the country.

“I always have a sleepless night and spend every moment of day thinking about South Sudan child in the village,” he said. “I think it is the duty of this house because all the members, it is now your turn to talk to these people to come out from the POCs and go back to their villages. There is nothing they are doing there.”

A South Sudanese legal expert says the U.N. resolution to send an intervention force to South Sudan will help the country solve the political instability in the country.

Remember Miamingi, a professor in the law department at the University of Pretoria, said the U.N. has a good track record of restoring law and order in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and it would behoove South Sudanese officials to cooperate with the U.N. to avoid a backlash from the international community.

“The government is reacting to a situation that is absolutely not what is being described. Let’s look at Sierra Leone in 1999,” he said. “It was a mandate in terms of peacekeeping, but also a mandate of peace building.”

Miamingi said Sierra Leone had 17,500 peacekeeping troops which supported the national elections as well as security sector reforms.

The new force, to be made up of troops from African countries, will bring the total U.N. peacekeeping force in South Sudan to about 17,000, which will be the largest in the world.

Source: Voice of America