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Photo taken on Sept 27, 2021 shows the closing ceremony for China's 14th National Games in Xi'an of Northwest China's Shaanxi province. [Photo/Xinhua]

>China's 14th National Games closes in Xi'an

China's 14th National Games, billed as the country's "mini-Olympics," closed on Monday evening. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang officially declared the Games closed in the ceremony held at the Xi'an Olympic Center Gymnasium.

A number of records, including 12 world and two Asian records, were surpassed or broken in shooting, weightlifting, athletics, track cycling, sport climbing and swimming.

The 15th National Games will take place in Guangdong province, Hong Kong and Macao, in 2025.


A panoramic view of the financial area in Hong Kong. [Photo/Xinhua]


>Hong Kong retains sound business environment

Hong Kong has always maintained its institutional strengths which are favorable for doing business under "one country, two systems," a report of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Monday. Paul Chan, financial secretary of the HKSAR government, released the "Report on Hong Kong's Business Environment: A Place with Unique Advantages and Unlimited Opportunities" at a news conference.
香港特区政府9月27日发布《香港营商环境报告:优势独特 机遇无限》。报告指出,在"一国两制"的基础上,香港将长期保持有利营商的制度优势。

Hong Kong enjoys a sound business environment and a bright future, with a vibrant growth impetus and huge opportunities, Chan said.

"One country, two systems" has been the cornerstone of Hong Kong's economic development since the global financial hub returned to the motherland in 1997, according to the report.

The report stressed Hong Kong's position as an international center for finance, commerce and trade, a home for corporate headquarters, and a major hub for investment, transportation and logistics.


Aerial photo taken on June 27, 2020 shows a temporarily closed speedboat dock on the Yellow River in Lanzhou, Northwest China's Gansu province. [Photo/Xinhua]


>Water levels of the Yellow River rise

China on Monday launched a level III emergency response for flood control as water levels of the Yellow River, the country's second-longest river, continue to rise following heavy rainfall, said the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR).

The water flow at the Tongguan hydrology station in the middle of the river has increased rapidly, reaching 5,020 cubic meters per second at 3:48 pm Monday.

The Yiluo River and Qinhe River in the middle reaches of the Yellow River also showed signs of flooding.

The water levels at the Huayuankou hydrology station rose to 4,020 cubic meters per second at 9 pm Monday, said the MWR.

The ministry has dispatched three work teams to the provincial regions of Shandong, Henan, and Shaanxi to guide local flood-control work, including strengthening dike inspection and relocating people under threat.


US President Joe Biden holds up his sleeve to receive his coronavirus disease (COVID-19) booster vaccination in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building's South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, US, September 27, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]


>Biden gets COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

US President Joe Biden on Monday received his COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on camera at the White House.

"Boosters are important, but the most important thing we need to do is get more people vaccinated," Biden said before getting his booster shot.

About 23% of eligible Americans haven't gotten any shot, said the president.

Some 20 million Americans are eligible for a third shot of the Pfizer vaccine, according to a CNN report.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week recommended Pfizer boosters for older adults, long-term care facility residents, some people with underlying health conditions and adults at increased risk of COVID-19 because of their jobs.


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