SAN FRANCISCO Cheap Nike Air Max 97 Mens , Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco Tuesday expressed condolences over city Mayor Ed Lee's sudden death from a heart attack.

  San Francisco mayor Ed Lee smiles as he campaigns in Chinatown on November 8, 2011 in San Francisco, California.

"The Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco is deeply saddened by the news of Mayor Ed Lee's sudden passing" the consulate general said in a press release.

"As the first Chinese-American Mayor of San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee made tremendous contributions to friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation between San Francisco and China," it said.

May Lee will be remembered as a great mayor and an advocate and practitioner of U.S.-China friendship, it added.

Lee Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Mens , the first Asian American mayor in the history of San Francisco in the U.S. state of California, died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning at the age of 65.

He was elected San Francisco mayor in 2011 and won a re-election in 2015.

Lee is survived by his wife and two daughters.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall.

HOHHOT, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's largest forest zone earned 400,000 yuan (60,000 U.S. dollars) from its first sale of carbon offset credits Monday.

The Chuo'er forestry bureau of the Greater Hinggan Mountain forest in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region said it sold 40,000 tonnes of the forest zone's total 1.39 million tonnes of offset credits to an investment management firm in Zhejiang Province.

The Greater Hinggan Mountain forest zone covers an area of 106 Cheap Nike Air Max 95 Mens ,700 square meters in Inner Mongolia with forest coverage reaching 77.44 percent. Commercial logging is banned.

Yu Shiping, an official with the Chuo'er forestry bureau, said carbon offset trade has created a bright future for maintaining and growing the forest.

China's carbon trade began in 2011. The market is open in seven provinces and municipalities and is expected to expand nationwide.


By John Kwoba

NAIROBI, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Olympic 800m Champion David Rudisha will not rush back into competition until his knee injury, which has kept him out for six months now, is completely healed.

Speaking in Eldoret Cheap Nike Air Max Mens , Rudisha, who has already started light training, confirmed that he will not be returning to Australia, where he has made a norm to start his season, but instead will remain at home to see how the knee injury responds to different reactions and trainings.

"I will not be going to Australia. It has been where I have always started my season, a place where I intensified my training and tested the body in competition."

"But I have been out of competition since June when I pulled my muscles and got a knee injury in New York while training. It means I have to take it slowly Cheap Air Max 97 Mens , one day at a time and see how it will react," Rudisha said on Wednesday.

During the six-month period that he has been out, Rudisha has had time to rest with the family and support his wife with taking care of their daughter as she goes on with her studies at Moi University in Eldoret.

"Maybe we will have another child in 2014. That is certainly in the pipeline now that she is clearing her studies. But I have also to work hard to get my body back to form ahead of the next season," said Rudisha.

The World Record holder (1:40.09) said he has had shuttle trips to Australia, Germany and back home in his rehabilitation programme and is happy it has ended well and he can train without much pain.

However, he said it is still a delicate issue that must be handled carefully as he pushes his body back to its top form that saw him break the world record three times and post the best ever times in the two-lap distance.

Rudisha said that with Australia meetings -- in Melbourne Cheap Air Max 90 Mens , where he runs 400m and Sydney (800m) -- out of his programme, he is looking at Doha Diamond league in May as the first serious competitive event for him.

"I want to give myself enough time to heal, to pick up the momentum and see that I run at my optimum best. I still have a long way to go and with time and good care, I am certain to get there," he said.

In Rudisha's absence, Ethiopia' s Aman Mohammed Cheap Air Max 95 Mens , the only man to have beaten Rudisha twice, of course after the season conclusion, stamped his authority to win the World Championships in Moscow, to add to his gold medal at the World Indoor and bronze at the World Junior.

But that will not be prompting Rudisha to try his feet on the indoor circuit.

"I have no plans to run in the indoor races. The focus is to run outdoor and Doha looks a good bet, I will be in my best form and able to show my fans what I really can do. I miss running, it is my life Cheap Air Max Mens , my career and my hobby," he said.

Rudisha however, expressed his frustration over the failure by Kenya to get an athlete to stand in for him at the World Championships in Moscow.

For the first time in over 15 years, Kenya found itself locked out of the finals of the World Championships in the two-lap race when Africa silver medallist Anthony Chemut, Ferguson Rotich and Jeremiah Mutai failed to make the finals.

"These athletes are promising. They lack experience, but for a moment Cheap Nike Air Max 97 , they underrated the opposition. Every race is run differently and they need to focus and treat each rival as an equal," Rudisha's coach Colm O'Connell said.

Though Athletics Kenya President Isaiah Kiplagat has come out to defend the country selection, the realization that there was nobody to challenge eventual winner Mohammed Aman of Ethiopia in the finals is leaving many asking question on what went wrong.

"It is absurd that after my injury, there was nobody serious to take over. I also realised that Olympic bronze medallist Timothy Kitum was also injured and could not get a wild card to the team. But.