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about 58 million tons of fertilizer were sprayed on farmland, a decline of nearly 1.25 million tons from the previous year.
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ation rate-the amount of nutrients crops can absorb-rising from 35.2 percent in 2015 to 37.8 percent in 2017.
上海千花坊As China continues to strengthen its ability to secure the food supply under all natural conditions, crop losses due to nat
ural disasters have remained at 5.7 percent every year in the past decade, having fallen by a total of 3.6 percentage poi
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lage of San Jose in Dulag, the Philippines, after a typhoon struck the village in Novemb
Gu Bin, a member of the Chinese Red Cross Foundation, has been to many countries, includi上海千花坊
ng Pakistan and Iraq, to help with humanitarian assistance projects, but she likes Afghanistan the most.
“I have been to Afghanistan four times,” she said. “Although some areas are still in conf
lict and quite dangerous, we feel humanitarian workers like us are most needed there.”上海千花坊女神会所
One of her visits to the country was in April last year, to help carry out a joint program bet
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xperts screen children in Kabul for congenital heart diseases. The experts choose the most serious cases and send these chi
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“I was shocked to see so many children waiting in line with their parents and relatives outside the clinics to see the doctors,” she said.
Although congenital heart diseases are usually identified and treated very e
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had not been diagnosed previously due to a lack of access to health care services, Gu said.
“Though the diagnosis was free, many of the children recommended by local Red Crescent bran上海千花坊女神会所
ches are from outside Kabul and did not manage to arrive due to problems such as transportation,” she said.
By November last year, 100 Afghan children with congenital heart disease had re
ceived free medical treatment in China through the project, according to the foundation.
ents of Hong Kong have shown their patriotism by raising the national flag again. As the flag ascended to the top of
上海千花坊the pole, these patriots sang China’s national anthem and many passers-by stopped to join them.
A comparison of the two sides shows who truly loves Hong Kong. The rioters are damaging everything and they want to turn the pr
上海千花坊女神会所osperous city into a place of chaos and disorder. If they were to get their way, Hong Kong residents would
have to live in fear, while the Hong Kong economy would be severely damaged, because few tourists would want to travel
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Fortunately, there are patriotic residents in Hong Kong, who hope to restore normal order to their home city s
上海千花坊o that everybody can work hard and enjoy their peaceful daily lives here. It is their efforts that will save Hong Kong from falling
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The majority of the Hong Kong people want peace, order, and a prosperous home. The rioters’ are threatening their normal lives.
上海千花坊The future of Hong Kong lies in the hands of these patriotic residents. T
he riots have brought untold suffering and losses to the city, but with the efforts of all pa
triots in the city, Hong Kong will see a good recovery quickly after order is restored.
China will further enhance its strategic strength with strong bottom-line上海千花坊女神会所
thought, follow its own pace in developing its economy and will not compromise in the
ay the United States wants in order to resolve bilateral trade issues, experts said.
上海千花坊They described China’s stance after the US administration said on Thursday that it would impose an additional 10 percent t
ariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods starting Sept 1. The new tariff threat came just after the 12th round of
bilateral trade talks in Shanghai, which had been described as “constructive” by both sides.上海千花坊女神会所
The plan will put additional tariffs on virtually all Chinese products entering the US except for medicines.
The US goal in imposing new tariffs is to build a global industrial chain and technology advantage led by that country, experts said.
which demands the quota for 2019 is 10 percent and 12 percent in 2020.
上海千花坊品茶微信To cut fuel consumption and promote the popularity of new energy vehic
les, China has imposed tough regulations on passenger carmakers and importers, who will
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If they fail to amass enough credits for either traditional vehicles or new energy veh
上海千花坊icles, they may face penalties and their vehicles may not even be allowed on the road.
The new draft also changes the amount of credits that a carmaker can earn by manufacturing new energy vehicles.
Analysts said the plan’s release will help carmakers to coordinate their production plans, especi上海千花坊品茶微信
ally international ones, which have been slower than Chinese ones to respond to policy changes.
Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, called for a stable policy enviro上海千花坊
nment at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress held in early July in Hainan province.
上海千花坊品茶微信The German carmaker said almost half of its new energy vehicles produced in 2028 will be made in
China. China has been the largest market for new energy vehicles since it overtook the United States in 2015.
So far there are around 3.5 million such vehicles on its roads.上海千花坊
The country’s new energy vehicle sales surged 65.9 percent year-on-year to 577,000 u
nits during the January-June period, data from the China Passenger Car Association showed.
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its maker according to previous equations, and in the draft proposal the credits will be reduced to 2.5,
上海千花坊品茶微信ccording to Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the China Passenger Car Association.
He added that the proposed policy encourag
es better technology as more efficient power consumption will earn more credits.
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said on Wednesday that the aircraft manufacturer
上海千花坊is having “ongoing conversations” with airlines about possible reimbursements following the worldwide grounding of 737 MAX jets.
The airlines haven’t disclosed how much they are seeking from Boeing, but some analysts peg industrywide losses at about $1 billion. In an interview with Axios, Muilenb上海千花坊
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.
Airlines seeking compensation include Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Norwegian Air, Turkish Air, Ryanair, Flydubai and United Airlines.上海千花坊品茶微信
“Reimbursement isn’t a technical problem,” John Cochran, president of Eaglemark, an aviation con
sulting firm and professor emeritus of Aerospace Engineering at Auburn University, told China Daily USA. “It’s a matter of first imp
ression. Some of what Boeing proposes to do may be contractual and it’s certainly sound public relations. Boeing wants to keep its customers happy.”上海千花坊
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.
上海千花坊品茶微信The union hasn’t said how much pilots have lost, but it could be as much as $9 million a month, the Dallas Morning News reported.
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.”
上海千花坊品茶微信Airlines have used other planes when possible to replace grounded MAX jets, but some flights have been canceled. The airlines appa
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.
has long been a sore point for freight train operators and managers, because low utiliza
tion of the cargo capacity raises running costs and makes the service less appealing to potential customers.上海千花坊女神会所
“The system collects and incorporates the operational information of all the freight trains involv
ed in the China Express Railway into one holistic platform,” Ma said.上海千花坊
The inland port cooperates with major rail service providers and customs in Kazakhstan, Russia and Germany, as well as major ticket-booking portals for ferries and railways across large parts of Europe.上海千花坊
“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.
According to the port area authorities, during a recent trial of the system freight trains r
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Between 2016 and the middle of this month, more than 2,400 trains had hauled goods acro
ss the port area, via about 20 routes of the China Express Railway, and made their way to 25 cities in 18 countries.
上海千花坊In addition to improving the efficiency and connectivity of the China Railway Ser
vice, the port area is also expected to provide a major boost for the regional economy.
One of the most popular commodities heading west from Xinjiang is a tomato-based sauce, accord上海千花坊女神会所
ing to Zheng Weiguo, vice-manager of Urumqi International Land Port Multimodal Transport Co.
“Last year, about 50,000 metric tons of the tomato-based sauce were exported to Russia alone,” he said. Behi上海千花坊女神会所
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.”
n our cities, whe上海千花坊品茶微信re more than half the world’s population now lives and 70 percent of GDP is cre
ated, to ensure they are places where we can live, breathe, move safely and be productive,” Stern said.
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.
roject, considering disparities between different regions in terms of hist
ory, economic development and culture,” Zhang said. “We hope different areas can draw
upon the successful experiences of others and find proper ways of rural governance that suit their region best.”
China will release a list of generic drugs by the end of June this year to g
uide enterprises to develop, register and produce urgently needed generic drugs fo
r clinical use, public health and safety, according to the National Health Commission.
Those on the list will be the first batch of generic drugs of which production will be encouraged, the Commission said, ad
ding that a renewed list would be released by the end of each year starting from 2020.
With healthcare reform going deeper and a population increasingly ageing, China encoura
ges both the creation of new drugs and the research and development of generic drugs, and strives