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Biden intends to run again in 2024: White House******
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden board Air Force One at Joint Base Andrew's, Maryland, on November 22.。
US President JoeBiden intends to run for re-election in 2024, White Housespokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday.。
Biden, 79, has suffered a dip in his job approval ratings inrecent months, leading some Democrats to wonder whether he mightnot seek another four-year term.。
"He is. That's his intention," Psaki said as Biden flewaboard Air Force One for a Thanksgiving event with US troopsin Fort Bragg, North Carolina.。
Democrats were rattled by Republican victories in Virginia'sstate elections earlier this month and a narrow Democraticvictory in New Jersey.。
Questions have arisen about the viability of Vice PresidentKamala Harris in 2024 should Biden decide not to run again. Arecent USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll found her with a 28 percentjob approval rating.。
Biden underwent his first physical examination on Fridaysince taking office in January and doctors found he has astiffened gait and attributed frequent bouts of coughing to acidreflux. Doctors said he was fit to serve.。
Biden's political prospects appeared to have been buoyedlast week by congressional passage of a US$1 trillioninfrastructure plan. Still being debated is another US$2 trillionin spending on a social safety net package.。
China's Hunan sees surge in China******
CHANGSHA, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Central China's Hunan Province launched 783 China-Europe freight trains in the first three quarters of this year, up 84.7 percent year on year, local customs said Thursday.
The freight trains, handled by customs in the provincial capital Changsha, shipped 512,000 tonnes of cargo with the value of the goods reaching 13.9 billion yuan (about 2 billion U.S. dollars) in the Jan.-Sept. period, up 68.5 percent year on year and 22.7 percent, respectively.
Since the launch of the China-Europe freight train service in Changsha, the cumulative number of trains has exceeded 2,000.
Four new routes were launched this year linking Changsha with Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Kazakhstan. The main export items transported through the cross-border train service include daily necessities, furniture, automobiles and auto parts, and lamps. Enditem
Hong Kong Hang Seng Tech Index ends higher in morning session******
HONG KONG, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's Hang Seng Tech Index finished Tuesday morning 2.29 percent higher at 6,422.91 points, with half constituents registering a growth of over 2 percent.。
The index, which represents the 30 largest technology companies listed in Hong Kong, touched 6,532.05 points during the morning session, marking a rebound after a declining streak from 6754.34 points logged on Oct. 22.。
Bilibili, a popular video streaming and sharing platform in China, led the charge by jumping 8.6 percent, followed by top performers including Hua Hong Semiconductor and Kuaishou, a short video app.。
The broader Hang Seng Index closed 0.74 percent higher at 25,339.33 points. Enditem。