March 2019 archive

ation and safety officials Daniel Elwell, Robert

US senators sharply questioned regulatory officials on Wedne sday about the Federal Aviation Administration’s reliance on Boeing Co’s engineers to cert ify the safety of the company’s new 737 Max 8 aircraft, which was involved in two fatal crashes in the past five months. A self-certification procedure called Organization Designation Authorization came under scr utiny …

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Finance Minister Liu Kun said at a forum on Sunday tha

t the government plans to accelerate local government bond issuance this year. “We are tryi ng to complete the issuance of the new bond quota of 3.08 trillion yuan by the end of September.” “We will urge local governments to inject funds into projects quickl y in order to stabilize investment and expand domestic demand,” …

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I didn’t even know I had to wear all white, nor did I prepare

a different pair of shoes for the surface. I was overwhelmed, in an embarrassing way.” Li played the final match of her stellar career at Wimbledon 2014 before retiring due to a chronic knee injury two months later. Now enjoying life as a housewife and businesswoman, the two-time Grand Slam singles champion spares no effort …

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Li, who inspired the boom after winning Asia’s first major

 title at the 2011 French Open, warned that increased funding and exposure for the sport does not guarantee Grand Slam champions will follow. “After the US Open (in August), players don’t need to travel overseas with tournam ents held at home one after another,” said Li, who is an ambassador for her hometown Wuhan Open …

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Following his visits to Spain and Portugal in late 2018, Xi

came to Europe again in his first overseas trip this year, manifesting the great importance China attaches to Europe, Wang said. In a world of unprecedented transformations, Xi noted that a stable, strategic and reciprocal China-EU relationship is urgently needed. Wang said during his visit, Xi had in-depth communication with the European leaders to discuss …

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After 10 years of development, China’s new energy veh

cles are starting to gain momentum in the private market. With the overall vehicle market remaini ng flat, sales of new energy vehicles last year reached 1.25 million, up 61.7 percent year-on-year, and the figure is expected to reach 1.6 million this year according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. China plans to stop …

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As if that was not enough of a provocation, Christensen

 said the first consultation will be held in September when a US delegation, led by a senior official fr om the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, is expected to visit Taipei. The US has been using one pretext or the other to provoke Beijing and violate the 1979 Joint Commun iqué. …

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New cross-border bridge to boost China-Vietnam trade

The Second Beilun River Bridge opened to traffic on March 19. It connects the Chinese city of Dongxing with the Vietn amese city of Mong Cai, two important trade cities along the border between the two countries. The new bridge spans 549 meters across the border river between China and Vietnam and is built to …

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Countries strive to replicate historic Silk Road’s world-changi

China would like to make joint efforts with Italy to revive the ancient Silk Road and bring more benefits for the people, President Xi Jinping said on Friday. Xi made the remark while speaking to the media with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome. Xi left Beijing on Thursday for state visits to Italy, Monaco …

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The Italian side looks forward to enhancing cooperati

tion with China on jointly building the Belt and Road, She said. Noting that the history of Italy-China exchanges for the past 50 years has been a history of dia logue and friendship, the speaker said the Italian Senate is willing to facilitate exchanges between the two cou ntries’ legislative institutions, and continue to make …

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