CHANGCHUN nike air force 1 premium low , May 17 (Xinhua) -- Thirty thousand runners will take part in the Changchun International Marathon this Sunday, one of a growing number of sporting events taking root in the capital city of China's Jilin province.

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The Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) held 328 marathon competitions in 2016 all around China. But CAA officials say Changchun has special significance.

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Changchun started to hold winter and summer sports camps in 2013, training teenagers and children in various sports for free. Changchun students from primary schools and middle schools can also enjoy training in their spare time. The project is one example of how government-run public services can arouse sporting interest in the general populace.

As the first full year after Beijing was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics, 2016 was marked by the rising popularity of winter sports in China. As part of this trend nike air force 1 black low , Changchun aimed to motivate one million teenagers to enjoy the city's abundant skating rinks and ski resorts.

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"Vasaloppet marked the rising popularity of winter sports in China in recent years , and we expect the Changchun marathon to further contribute to the development of mass sports," said Yin Hao, vice manager at the North company of Zhimei Sports Group cheap nike air force 1 low , one of the Changchun marathon operators.

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NEW DELHI, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Naxals in central state of Chhattisgarh on Thursday morning attacked an Indian paramilitary camp with heavy gunfire and rockets, officials said.

The attack was carried out on Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) camp in Kondagaon district, about 212 km south of Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh.

Officials said the attack triggered massive exchange of fire between two sides. However, there were no reports of any deaths or damage in the standoff that lasted for more than two hours.

"Maoists fired rockets and opened heavy gunfire at a camp of ITBP personnel here," an official said. "The attack was repulsed by the men posted at the camp."

According to India's state-run broadcaster All India Radio, more than 100 Naxals surrounded the camp from three sides and fired four rockets inside it.

Following the attack authorities have rushed in reinforcements to the area and initiated search operation to track down the Naxals.

Reports said the Naxals went back to the forest area after the attack.

Naxalites are also known as "Maoists".

Maoist insurgency has its genesis in the violent left-wing rebellion that began in 1967 at village Naxalbari in Indian state of West Bengal.

Currently Maoists are active in more than a third of India's 600-odd districts across central and eastern India.

India's former prime minister Manmohan Singh once termed the Naxalite movement as India's "greatest internal security challenge".

New Delhi has deployed several companies of its paramilitary forces to take on Naxals in their strongholds.

Reports say the Naxal insurgency has claimed more than 6, 000 lives and rendered thousands of poor inhabitants homeless.

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ACCRA, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Government of Ghana has set out its policy and action plan to prioritize safe water and sanitation management, Director for Water at the newly created Ministry of Sanitation and Water, Donnan Tay, said here on Wednesday.

Addressing the country's World Water Day national commemoration, Tay said such an action would bring benefits to communities and the general public.

"The government, through its manifesto, seeks to give real meaning to these policy directions through the following practical actions: Employ science and technology to identify the most economic and efficient ways to recycle urban waste; support the establishment of recycling and reprocessing companies to manage waste," the director disclosed.

He added that this action would extend the industrial value chain and create the new raw material base for existing and new industries.

Tay noted that the theme for this year's celebration -- Water and Waste Water -- was a call on all to prioritize not just provision of safe water but also a walk towards addressing a broad range of issues related to water management.

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