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PRETORIA Wholesale Custom Jerseys , Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- South Africa's executive capital Pretoria was turned blue on Saturday to commemorate the UN Day and the 70th anniversary of the organization.


Dressed in the UN blue, a group of students from schools in Pretoria, now named as Tshwane, joined staff members from the UN Information Center Pretoria and members of the public in a peaceful walk from the UN office to the Pretoria Technical High School where a variety of activities such as song, poems, dance and speeches, took place.


Speaking on behalf of the UN Wholesale Jerseys , Dr. Esther Muia paid tribute to the excellent support and cooperation between the global body and the South African government and lauded the achievements the government has made in attaining some Millennium Development Goals.


She said the occasion was an important time to reflect on what the world had attained under the UN umbrella in the last 70 years, take stock of lessons learned and forge ahead with great purpose.


The event was graced by performances by Zenzi Makeba, the granddaughter of late South Africa Music giant Miriam Makeba, as well as calls for peace, respect for women, unity and hard work and youth and women empowerment.


There were also songs and sketches from young girls from the Tshwane Home of Hope, a shelter for abused girls as well as statements from representatives of the City of Johannesburg who worked with the UN to light up the Mandela Bridge.


To mark the Day Cheap Soccer Jerseys From China , more than 150 iconic monuments, buildings, museums, bridges and other landmarks in more than 45 countries around the world will be lit up blue - the official color of the United Nations.


World famous landmarks from Australia's Sydney Opera House to the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, from the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro to the Empire State Building in New York, will be lit blue. Other participants include Russia's Hermitage Museum, the ancient city of Petra in Jordan Cheap Soccer Jerseys China , the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, Edinburgh Castle and Westminster Hall in the United Kingdom, Nelson Mandela Bridge and Table Mountain in South Africa, Japan's SkyTree Tower and the Alhambra in Spain, among many others.


"I am grateful our Member States are showing such strong enthusiasm in marking 70 years of UN support for peace, development and human rights," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.


"By turning the world UN Blue for a day Cheap Custom Soccer Jerseys , we can light the way to a better tomorrow," he said.

Senator Max Baucus, possible US ambassador Baucus called a big figure for a big relationship.

Max Baucus, expected to be nominated as the next US ambassador to China, will have to play a balancing act between implementing Washington's policies and addressing Beijing's concerns over its strategic interests, observers said.


Baucus, a long-time Democratic senator who is chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance Cheap Soccer Jerseys , is expected to be nominated by US President Barack Obama to replace Gary Locke, who is leaving office early next year.


The news of Baucus' impending nomination, reported by Politico, came as a surprise to some China watchers, because Baucus' links with China — including his Senate role in handling trade disputes — seem far less obvious than his predecessor's.


The Montana native has served in the Senate since 1978 and has been the chairman of the powerful Finance Committee since 2007. He also heads and serves on several other committees, such as taxation, agriculture Cheap Jerseys China Free Shipping , transportation and infrastructure, and deficit reduction.


Douglas Paal, vice-president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said Baucus would bring to the table years of careful stewardship of the US-China trade relationship.


"He brings serious Senate accomplishments, access to the president and to key senators. That is more than most ambassadors have been able to offer. He is a big figure for a big relationship," Paal said.


Baucus has been a keen advocate for local businesses in Montana, and he has visited China eight times. He hosted trade delegations from China in both Washington and Montana.


Beijing expressed hope on Thursday regarding the possible nomination of Baucus.


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Shi Yinhong, a professor of US studies at Renmin University of China in Beijing, said Baucus is a veteran in handling trade and financial issues, but "it remains to be seen" whether he will contribute to eliminating trade disputes between the world's two largest economies.


The veteran Democrat also led the US effort in the 1990s to establish Permanent Normal Trade Relations between the two countries and to bring China into the World Trade Organization.


But during a trip to China in 2011, he complained about China's currency policy and intellectual property situation, according to a news release from his office.


The Washington Post described Max Baucus as someone who shares the Obama administration's views on how to approach delicate relations Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping , such as currency, intellectual property rights, labor, the environment and human rights.


The new top envoy is also expected to be cautious in public remarks, because "the Sino-US relationship is currently going well, but divergence remains in regard to China's strategic interests", Shi said.


"Baucus should avoid misunderstandings in the future when it comes to China's strategic interests Cheap Jerseys Wholesale , and play a constructive role in developing the Sino-US relationship, not the opposite," Shi said.


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