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Market exchange rates in China******
BEIJING, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, against 24 major currencies announced on Tuesday by the China Foreign Exchange Trade System:。
Currency Unit Central parity rate in yuan。
U.S. dollar 100 639.03。
Euro 100 740.23。
Japanese yen 100 5.6418。
Hong Kong dollar 100 82.051。
British pound 100 866.52。
Australian dollar 100 473.67。
New Zealand dollar 100 457.26。
Singapore dollar 100 474.19。
Swiss franc 100 699.48。
Canadian dollar 100 513.42。
Malaysian ringgit 64.979 100。
Ruble 1,114.36 100。
Rand 233.42 100。
Korean won 18,485 100。
UAE dirham 57.488 100。
Saudi riyal 58.699 100。
Hungarian forint 4,876.66 100。
Polish zloty 62.046 100。
Danish krone 100.49 100。
Swedish krona 134.21 100。
Norwegian krone 133.02 100。
Turkish lira 151.657 100。
Mexican peso 318.33 100。
Thai baht 515.7 100。
The central parity rate of the yuan against the U.S. dollar is based on a weighted average of prices offered by market makers before the opening of the interbank market each business day.。
The central parity rate of the yuan against the Hong Kong dollar is based on the central parity rate of the yuan against the U.S. dollar and the exchange rate of the Hong Kong dollar against the U.S. dollar at 9 a.m. in international foreign exchange markets on the same business day.。
The central parity rates of the yuan against the other 22 currencies are based on the average prices offered by market makers before the opening of the interbank foreign exchange market. Enditem。
Tens of thousands flee as super typhoon hits the Philippines******
Flood-affected Philippines residents are evacuated from their homes next to a swollen river in Cagayan de Oro City on Mindanao Island, amid heavy rains brought by Super Typhoon Rai.。
Thousands of people in the Philippines fled their homes and beachfront resorts as super Typhoon Rai slammed into the country yesterday, with a charity warning the storm could hit coastal communities "like a freight train."
Rai was packing maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers an hour as it made landfall on the southern island of Siargao at 1:30pm, the state weather forecaster said.。
It is the strongest storm to hit the disaster-prone country this year.。
"This monster storm is frightening and threatens to hit coastal communities like a freight train," said Alberto Bocanegra, head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the Philippines.。
"We are very concerned that climate change is making typhoons more ferocious and unpredictable."
The weather bureau warned "very destructive" winds could cause "heavy to very heavy damage to structures and vegetation," along with widespread flooding and rain-induced landslides.。
More than 90,000 people sought emergency shelter as the storm charged across the Pacific Ocean, disaster agencies said.。
Evacuations were still under way in areas in the typhoon's path. Among the evacuees were domestic tourists visiting the country's beaches and dive spots ahead of Christmas.。
Foreign travelers are still banned from entering the Philippines under COVID-19 restrictions.。
Verified video shot by tourists in Siargao showed trees swaying violently as people waited for the full impact of the typhoon.。
In the town of Dapa, families slept on the floor of a sports complex turned into a temporary evacuation center.。
Scores of flights have been canceled and dozens of ports temporarily shut as the weather bureau warned several meter-high storm surges could cause "life-threatening flooding" in low-lying coastal areas.。
Weather forecaster Christopher Perez said the winds could "topple electric posts and trees" and damage houses made of light materials.。
"Brace for heavy rains, brace for strong winds too," Perez told a briefing.。
Rai, locally named "Odette," is hitting the Philippines late in the typhoon season, with most cyclones developing between July and October.。
It is the second super typhoon to threaten the country since September when Chanthu grazed the northeastern tip of the main island of Luzon.。
Scientists have long warned that typhoons are becoming more powerful, and strengthening more rapidly, as the world becomes warmer because of man-made climate change.。
A super typhoon is also known as a category five hurricane in the United States.。
Real Madrid open up gap at top of LaLiga on matchday 16******
MADRID, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid took a decisive lead at the top of LaLiga after a 2-0 win away to title rivals Real Sociedad, coupled with an important setback for Atletico Madrid and another defeat for FC Barcelona.。
Real Madrid took all three points in San Sebastian thanks to second-half goals from Vinicius Jr and Luka Jovic, with the only possible worry for Carlo Ancelotti's men being a muscle injury suffered by Karim Benzema in the first half.。
Jovic helped set up Vinicius for the opening goal and then scored the second himself from a corner.。
Atletico crashed 2-1 at home to Mallorca, with Real Madrid loanee Take Kubo, sliding the winning goal home after being put through on goal in the last minute.。
Diego Simeone's men had an off day in front of goal, despite Matheus Cunha putting them ahead from close range in the 67th minute. However, Franco Russo's powerful header 12 minutes later got Mallorca level to help set up Kubo's winner.。
Atletico also lost Stefan Savic through injury ahead of a vital week of matches.。
Sevilla move second after edging past Villarreal 1-0 thanks to Lucas Ocampos's first-half goal following a cross to the far post from Marcos Acuna.。
Villarreal continue to misfire and their failure to take several chances, with Gerard Moreno's second-half miss, especially surprising, continues to handicap Unai Emery's men.。
Betis are third after Juanmi scored his ninth goal of the season as his side won 1-0 away in the Camp Nou to end Xavi Hernandez's unbeaten record as Barca coach.。
Xavi started with Gerard Pique and Frenkie de Jong on the subs' bench ahead of their vital Champions League visit to play Bayern Munich next week. Barca produced another bright start, but again failed to score and Betis gradually took control, especially after Gavi was carried off after banging his head (he was later released from hospital after undergoing tests).。
The introduction of Ousmane Dembele as a second-half substitute got Barca back on the front foot, but as they were looking likely to score, Betis caught them on the break, with Juanmi slotting home after Sergio Canales led a counter-attack.。
The result means this is Barca's worst start to a season in 18 years.。
Rayo Vallecano continue their excellent return to the top-flight with a 1-0 win at home to Espanyol.。
Rayo were excellent for 60 minutes but needed a stroke of luck to take the lead through Leandro Cabrera's own goal, although they then defended solidly to hold on for another win.。
Francisco Rodriguez enjoyed a winning debut at Elche as his side won 3-1 at home to Cadiz to climb up to 16th in the table thanks to goals from Fidel Chaves and Tete Morente. Alex Fernandez wasted a great chance for Cadiz in the 24th minute when he missed a penalty with Elche 1-0 ahead but scored in the first minute of injury time before Josan Fernandez sealed the points for Elche in the 93rd minute.。
Former Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez scored against his old club to give Valencia a 2-1 away win in a game marked by defensive errors in the first two goals.。
Iago Aspas put Celta ahead in the 10th minute but was forced off two minutes later with a muscle injury, shortly before Hugo Duro equalized after Celta made a mess of playing the ball out from defense.。
Levante remain without a win after a 0-0 draw at home to Osasuna in a game in a dull game where Levante winger Jorge Frutos' shot against the post was the closest either side came to scoring.。
On Friday night Granada claimed three vital points with a 2-1 win at home to Alaves. Enditem。
China firmly opposes discussions about Taiwan's participation in UN activities******
China firmly opposes discussions about Taiwan's participation in United Nations activities, a spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the United States said here on Monday.
"The Chinese side is gravely concerned about and firmly opposed to the action of the U.S. side, and has lodged a solemn representation with it," the spokesperson said in a statement.
The remarks were in response to a recent U.S.-Taiwan virtual forum, at which participants from the U.S. Department of State and the Taiwan authorities discussed "supporting Taiwan's ability to participate meaningfully at the UN."
The UN is an intergovernmental international organization composed of sovereign states, and Resolution 2758 adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1971 has solved once and for all the issue of the People's Republic of China's representation in the UN in political, legal and procedural terms, according to the statement.
The system, agencies, and the Secretariat of the UN should abide by the one-China principle and UNGA Resolution 2758 when dealing with Taiwan-related affairs, the statement read.
"A vast number of UN member states, including the U.S., recognize that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory," the spokesperson said. "The participation of the Taiwan region in activities of international organizations must be handled in accordance with the one-China principle."
The Taiwan authorities' attempt to expand the so-called "international space" by brownnosing foreign forces, the spokesperson pointed out, is in essence trying to expand the room for "Taiwan independence" and separatism, and will only prove to be a failure.
"We urge the U.S. to abide by the one-China principle and the stipulations of the three Sino-U.S. Joint Communiques, observe UNGA Resolution 2758, stop official contact with Taiwan, stop making irresponsible remarks, refrain from sending wrong signals to the 'Taiwan independence' forces in any form, avoid emboldening or supporting the Taiwan authorities in expanding the room for 'Taiwan independence,' and stop doing things that undermine China-U.S. relations and damage peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait," the spokesperson added.