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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said on Wednesday that the aircraft manufacturer

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urg didn’t say how Boeing would compensate airlines, but it could be cash, a discount on future orders or additional pilot training and services.

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“Reimbursement isn’t a technical problem,” John Cochran, president of Eaglemark, an aviation con

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The 10,000-member pilots union for Southwest Airlines said this month it will ask B

oeing  for compensation to cover legal costs and lost income for pilots due to the 737 MAX grounding.

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Southwest has 34 MAX jets in its fleet. The airline said it plans to resume MAX flights on Sept

2, but the union said “there is no accurate estimate of when the MAX will return to service.”

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rently seek compensation for lost revenue as well as storage and the cost of preparing the MAX to return to c

ommercial service when the US Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators say it’s safe to fly.

Boeing MAX jets were grounded worldwide following crashes March 10 in Ethiopi

a and October 29, 2018, in Indonesia that killed a total of 346 passengers and crew.

Preliminary investigations suggest the aircraft’s Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), an automated anti-stall device, apparently fo

rced the noses of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines flights down and into a fatal plunge when it erroneously deter

mined the planes were about to stall. To avoid a stall, MCAS points the nose of the plane down to gain air speed.

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The park will also dismantle old factories to add 3.5 million sq meters of floor space for industrial development.

Shenzhen’s first united headquarters building will also be located in the Na

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g the 157 national high-tech parks, following Zhongguancun in Beijing, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology.

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One of Britain’s leading economists said Chinese consumers will be the driving force of future global economic growth.

Jim O’Neill, chair of the international think tank Chatham House and former chief economist at Goldman Sachs, made the remarks in a speech on Wednesday at the c上海419论坛女神会所

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“If China continues with 8 percent nominal GDP growth, which I believe is 5 percent real (GDP growth), and 3 percent pric

es (meaning inflation), and if the Chinese consumers become the 50 percent of that total, the change from the next year to the next decade is so

mewhere between $11 to $12 trillion, which is equivalent to create another China,” he said.

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“The system collects and incorporates the operational information of all the freight trains involv

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“At present, no other trade hub in China is able to amass such a huge trove of data as we do with our system,” Ma said.

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Between 2016 and the middle of this month, more than 2,400 trains had hauled goods acro

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nd him, heavy trucks loaded with multicolored containers were revving up to transfer goods onto an approaching freight train.

It can take as long as 50 days for the sauce to reach its farthest destination, Naples in Italy, by sea, setting off from Tianjin Port in North China.

“The express train services have cut the journey time to about 12 days, allowing Chinese agricultu

ral goods to overtake their global competitors,” said Liu Shaohua, deputy director of the port area.

“We have already received positive feedback from wholesale buyers overseas, who have praised the rail service for its speed and low rate of da

mage (to goods). In the future, we plan to further boost confidence in products made in Xinjiang, and expand avenues fo

r overseas sales through the real-time monitoring system and the sophisticated freight rail network.”

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For anyone interested in Spanish and the vibrant cultures of the Spanish-s

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As a traditional open day of the Beijing arm of the Cervantes Institute, a Spanish cultural center, the Spanish Day is celebrated to honor learners, lovers and promoters of Spanish, the world’s second most spoken native language.上海乌托邦

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Construction of the second 330-meter-tall tower for one of the world’s largest cable-stayed bridges was completed in East China’s Jiangsu province on Thursday.

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signed with a main span of 1,092 meters, making it the world’s first road-rail cable-stayed bridge with a span over 1,000 meters.

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able towers are the key force structure of the bridge. The longer the bridge spans, the higher the cable tower needs to be.

To ensure the shipping on China’s busiest waterway, the bridge is designed to have a longer span. About 73,000 cubic meters of concrete

and 11,000 tonnes of steel bars were used to build each tower, whose height is equivalent to a 110-storey skyscraper.

Ning said the huge construction volume is required so that the bridge can withstand

violent typhoons, magnitude-8 earthquakes and impacts from the collision of a 100,000-tonne ship.

The bridge will have a 6-lane expressway on the upper deck and four railway tracks on the lower deck.

The track laying on the bridge will start in January 2020, according to MBEC. The bridge is expected to ensure the river shipping on the Yangtze, while easing the roa

d and railway traffic pressure in the Yangtze River Delta region, China’s economic powerhouse.

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ment still exist 上海419女神会所lacross the country, due to different understanding of the latest taxation law, Zhang added.

The new policy announcement pointed out three scenarios of property

transfers, including parents granting housing ownership to their children, and discount cou

pons and hongbao, or red envelopes, stuffed with cash used by families and friends online, all should be free from taxation.

Six other taxation items which have been levied in the past have been left out. Stock inves

tors will not have to pay tax for their transaction fee returns from securities firms, for instance.

Zhang said that the announcement reassures the revised individual taxation law w

ould benefit households and individuals and dispels some unreasonable doubts, while eliminating unne

cessary inconsistencies between current and previous tax policies and making tax more practical and effective.

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Since both Beijin上海夜网女神会所g and Washington unde

rstandably want to hold their cards close to their chests until Xi Jinping a

nd Donald Trump actually sit down to talk, it remains difficult to foretell exactly how the widely ant

icipated Saturday meeting between the two presidents on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka will play out.

Both sides appear intent on seeking the best possible outcome, while b

eing prepared for the worst. For all the harshness in their respective rhetoric, bot

h parties need some kind, or at least degree, of truce. Because both are beginning to feel the pain.

Yet ironing out the obviously substantial divergences between the two go

vernments and sealing a wholesale deal will take time.So both have come with a Plan B.

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tions such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the WTO, as they are important pil

lars of the world’s economic stability and development, he said, and also supports their efforts to reform their go

vernance structures and improve their capabilities to play a more positive role in the global economy.

Olav Kjorven, chief strategy officer at EAT, an NGO based in Stockholm that advocates a fair, healthy

and sustainable global food system, warned that alarm bells are now ringing loudly on behalf of planet Earth.

“We are rapidly running out of time to secure a safe future for humanity; we have a climate crisis o

n our hands, and we have entered an era of mass extinction of species with grave consequences for humanity,” he said.

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The G20 nations must lead by example on this imperative, Stern said, and especially the world’s two biggest economies, the US and China.

“China is demonstrating leadership through its significant investments in zero-carbon energy, particularly rene

wable power,” he said. “China’s support for solar power has directly contributed to the astonishingly rapid fall in

he production costs of panel units, making it now the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world.”

Stern also noted that China can provide even greater leadership through the Belt and Road Initiative if it e

ncourages the application of robust sustainability tests to investments in new infrastructure in partner countries.

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ustment during the second half of this year, Economic Information Daily reported.

Adhering to the policy that “houses are for living, not for speculation”, local governments have kept differentiated poli

cies based on local conditions, and made obvious achievement in tightening control of the real estate market.

The market saw pickup in March and April. However, it didn’t gather en

ough momentum and showed some signs of cooling down in May, Wang Yeqiang, a rese

archer with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said in a signed article published by the newspaper.

Last month’s data also indicated the rebound is not stable, W

ang said, adding that the market is likely to enter a new period of adjustment.

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United States s上海千花网女神会所ums up his attitude toward disability and his encouragemen

t for all people with disabilities, with a caption that reads “disabled doesn’t mean unable”.

“A lot of disabled people are actually very willing to participate in cultural activities. Stamp exhibi

tions provide them with a means to communicate with other people,” Li says. “I would like to he

lp them strengthen their love for life and the belief to never give in to disability.”

Bai Yudong, a leather sculptor from the post-1990s generation, has am

azed netizens with his skill in carving vivid representations of animals into leather.

When he carves images of cats and dogs, he makes them come alive because of his splendid carving skills as well as the way in whi

ch he adds soul to his works.He said that before he carves, he spends a lot of time communicating with his clients abo

ut why they want the carving, listening to their stories. “The creative proce

ss is actually a process of emotional integration between me and the clients that goes into the carving,” he added.

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