‘ North Korea Proposes that Pyongyang and Seoul Halt Hostile Activities ‘

#AceWorldNews- NORTH KOREA (Pyongyang) – June 30 – North Korea on Monday proposed that Pyongyang and Seoul halt hostile military activities starting later this week, according to the official KCNA news agency.

The move is seen as a show of Pyongyang’s desire for peace before a visit to Seoul by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The North’s top military body, the National Defence Commission, said Pyongyang was ready to suspend all acts of verbal provocation and slander from Friday, and urged the South to reciprocate, AFP reported.

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` Two Years Ago Activists Stopped New Resort Being Built Now Chinese are Applying ‘

#AceWorldNewsMEXICO – May 11- Environmentalists say the only living hard coral reef in the Gulf of California is once again under threat, just two years after activists persuaded the government to block construction of a huge 30,000-room resort nearby.

 Once an overfished area, marine life around the Cabo Pulmo reef just outside Los Cabos exploded following a decision nearly two decades ago by local residents to stop commercial fishing and instead develop eco-tourism activities on the Baja California peninsula.

But environmentalists are alarmed by renewed plans for a 22,000-room resort, this time led by Chinese investors.

Jeering and arguments erupted at a public comment session this week on the proposal, which is at the earliest stage in the approval process.

The developers, in one of their few public statements about the Cabo Dorado resort, say they have eliminated about one-third of the hotel and condo rooms proposed in the earlier project, and abandoned plans for a marina and a desalinization plant that caused controversy. They offer to treat and re-use water from existing aquifers.

But opponents say there isn’t enough fresh water available on the bone-dry peninsula to support even the reduced plan, and that the project gives little consideration to how the reef could be affected by resort wastes and run-off from golf courses.

Critics of Cabo Dorado say just as worrisome is what they don’t know about their deep-pocketed opponents: Chinese companies whose relationship with that country’s government is unclear.

China’s Foreign Ministry did not respond to an email requesting comment on whether the firms active in Mexico are Chinese state enterprises and the company’s websites or statements are unclear. Repeated calls and emails to the Chinese companies involved went unanswered.

An ad placed in Mexican newspapers by one investor, Beijing Sansong International Trade Group, suggests the project is backed by the Chinese government, and says it has $3.6 billion to spend on the proposed resort.

“In accordance with the agreements signed in recent months between Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping … we announce that the La Rivera Desarollos BCS company, in which we are investors, will carry out a new project on the Cabo del Este,” it said.

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` Chinese Authorities confirm that `Turkestan Islamic Movement ‘ were behind attack on Kunming Railway Station’

#AceNewsServices says that the `Chinese authorities said Sunday that the East Turkestan Islamic Movement was behind a deadly attack on a train station in south-west Yunnan Province last night, local media reported.

At least 29 innocent people died, and more than 130 were injured in the attack on the Kunming Railway Station carried out by a group of more than 10 knife-wielding people, Xinhua news agency said.

Tukestan Islamic MovementPolice reportedly killed five attackers and is searching for the rest of the group.

“Evidence at the crime scene showed that the Kunming Railway Station terrorist attack was orchestrated by Xinjiang separatist forces,” Xinhua cited local municipal officials.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered law enforcement bodies to crack down on terrorist activities and severely punish the suspects in the attack.

The East Turkestan Islamic Movement, often blamed by the Chinese authorities for leading an insurgency in the northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region, has not claimed responsibility for the attack. The movement is designated a terrorist group by the United Nations.

Xinjiang’s eight million Uighurs have complained of political, cultural and religious persecution by Beijing and there have been repeated calls by Uighurs for independence.

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