BEIJING Cheap Nike Air Max 270 , Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB) announced Tuesday that its board of governors had approved the Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Belarus and Ecuador to join the Bank.

The addition brings AIIB's total approved membership to 84.

"The steady expansion of our membership represents a vote of confidence in AIIB by the international community," said AIIB President Jin Liqun.

The four prospective members will officially join AIIB once they complete the required domestic processes and deposit the first installment of capital with the Bank. The shares allocated to the new prospective members come from AIIB's existing pool of unallocated shares.

Since its launch in January 2016, AIIB's approved membership has risen from 57 to 84, expanding reach within Asia and across the world.

"As we start our third year of operations Cheap Nike Air Max 2019 , we look forward to further expanding our membership and strengthening our role in the international financial community," said Sir Danny Alexander, AIIB vice president and corporate secretary.

Headquartered in Beijing, the AIIB is a multilateral development bank focused on infrastructure investment, with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia and beyond.

Earlier this month, the AIIB approved a 250-million-U.S. dollar loan for a natural gas project in China and a 335-million-U.S. dollar loan for an electric metro project in Bangalore Cheap Nike Air VaporMax Inneva , India.


LAGOS, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's football governing body has appointed Christopher Danjuma as Head Coach of the U20 Women National Team, the Falconets.

Danjuma will be assisted by Wemimo Matthew as 1st assistant coach, Mansur Abdullahi will be the 2nd assistant coach, while Abdul-lateef Yusuf will serve as the goalkeeper trainer.

The Nigeria Football Federation told Xinhua in Lagos that coaches are expected in Abuja on Aug. 23 to open camp for the screening of players for the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup qualifying match against Tanzania next month.

According to fixtures released by CAF, the Falconets will take on Tanzania in Nigeria on the weekend of Sept. 15 -17 while the return leg will be held in Dar es Salaam two weeks later.

The winner of both legs will then confront the winner of the fixture pairing Morocco against Senegal in November Cheap Nike Air VaporMax 97 , before a final round of qualifying matches in Jan. 2018.

The Nigerian side have played in every edition of the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup, since it was launched as an U19 tournament in Canada 15 years ago.

The team reached the quarterfinals in Thailand 2004, Russia 2006 and Chile 2008, before finishing as runners-up at the 2010 finals in Germany and at the 2014 finals in Canada.

The Falconets reached the semifinals in Japan in 2012, but failed to reach the knockout stage in Papua New Guinea in 2016.

TIANJIN, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Despite being the table tennis Olympic and world champion Cheap Nike Air VaporMax Utility , a women's singles title from the Chinese National Games had been out of reach for world No. 1 Ding Ning. It's the same for Zhang Jike, the fastest "Grand Slam" collector of men's singles.

The quadrennial event gathers all active players to fight under the flag of their respective provincial teams, making the table tennis competitions the most daunting event even for the members of the all-time leading Chinese national teams.

The table tennis competition has thus been dubbed "a fight among the strongest on the planet." Playing this tournament means you may face more top ranked paddlers than in the Olympics, since all of the top four women's players are from China and four of the top five ranked men are Chinese, the only non-Chinese paddler being world No. 4 Dimitril Ovtcharov of Germany.

In the Olympic Games, only two players from each delegation are allowed to play the singles events Cheap Nike Air VaporMax Sunset , and usually one more is called up for the team events. Since most of the Chinese talents are denied the chance to present themselves in the world's biggest sports gala, they need to take chances to show their true power at the National Games and are fully motivated to beat the star players.

Ma Long, the world No. 1 male paddler and Rio Olympic champion, says he feels the pressure of competing at the National Games.

"It's a huge challenge playing at the National Games. The pressure is mounting, and even heavier than what I felt at last June's world championships in Dusseldorf, Germany Cheap Nike Air VaporMax Be True ," said Ma, who beat Fan Zhendong four years ago to claim the National Games table tennis men's singles title.

"The National Games take place every four years and quite a lot of skilled players can be generated in four years in China, so you have to face not only those tough players already lined up, but also newly polished ones," added the 29-year-old.

"It's a highly watched tournament in China, not just for sports fans and for those less fascinated by sports. The profile can add the pressure as well Cheap Nike Air VaporMax Mens ," said Ma, who defeated Fan again in a seven-set showdown to win his second world title last June.

"I didn't feel any edge over Fan, technically speaking, at the time. I think luck helped me a little bit at the world championships," he said.

Talking about the world championships final, Wang Hao Cheap Nike Air VaporMax Womens , a three-time Olympic runner-up and now a coach of the Chinese national team, said Ma's experience played a key role in the tight match.

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