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June 2019

Boeing may reimburse airlines for 737 MAX grounding

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.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies warned that his plans wou

The foreign secretary, Hunt, has proposed reducing the rate of corporation tax paid b

上海会所y companies to 12.5 percent, matching the rate in Ireland among the lowest of any major economy.

The institute disputed the claims of some low-tax advocates that the policy would pay for itself by d

riving up company investment and encouraging overseas companies to locate in Britain.上海会所

More than 1,000 items of military equipment including some of the most advanced weapons and concepts are being exhibited at the Army-2019 Military an

d Technical Forum this week in Kubinka, Russia, a city about 60 kilometers west of Moscow.上海会所品茶微信

More than 1,500 enterprises and organizations are in attendance at the show, which features nearly 27,000 products and technologies. It will last until Sunday.

“This year we’ve invited delegations from over 100 countries to take part in ARMY-2019. Official meetings will be held with 70 of them on the sidelines of the forum. … The level o

上海会所品茶微信f representation of partner countries is quite high this year: Over 30 of them are headed by defense ministers, their deputies and chiefs of the general st

aff,” said Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec, Russia’s state-owned company that specializes in the defenses and military high-tech industries.

Paul Johnson, director of the IFS, said cutting corporation tax, and another promise made by H上海会所品茶微信

unt to raise defense spending, would “leave no scope to relieve the pressure on other areas of pub上海会所

lic spending without tax rises, or a fiscal stance which risked putting debt on a rising path”.

Both Conservative leadership contenders announced this week they will bring down the barriers to talented overseas workers.

Johnson said he would make the UK “much more open” to high-skilled migrants such as scientists, while Hunt prom

ised to scrap the immigration target of keeping net migration below 100,000, which has never been met.

Hunt said: “We’re not going to be a country that changes from Little Britain int

o Little England and pulls down the shutters and says ‘Foreigners not welcome’.”

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In the next few years, the Nanshan park will speed up con

construction of the Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, SUSTech Institute of Microe

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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

nshan park to house 15 high-tech firms, 12 of which will be listed companies.上海419论坛

The zone’s Pingshan park, occupying 51.6 square kilometers, is the largest among the five parks across the city. It is divided into the

southern and northern areas. The northern area features a new-energy industry headquarters while the sout

上海419论坛hern area, where Shenzhen Technology University is located, is focused on education, intelligent manufacturing and innovative services.

In 2019, the Pingshan park will provide an additional 50,000 sq km of land for industrial development through urban rejuvenation and upgrading old industrial parks.

Shenzhen National High-Tech Zone, inaugurated in 1996, was transformed from Shenzhen Science and Technology Park, which was set up in 1985.

It is China’s second-largest national high-tech zone in terms of area and ranks No 2 in GDP amon上海419论坛

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

It yielded 24.4 billion yuan ($3.87 billion) of GDP and 4.3 billion yuan of tax revenue per square kilometer in 2018, the biggest among

all its counterparts in the country. It accounted for 15 percent of the city’s total patent applications and yie

上海419论坛女神会所lded nearly 12 percent of the city’s total industrial output value last year. One-sixth of Shenzhen’s national-level high-tech enterprises are based in the zone

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

elebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the second China-UK Economic and Trade Forum in London.

“What happens to the Chinese consumers is more important to China’s future,” O’Neill said.上海419论坛女神会所

“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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funk rock band, has captivated the audience with their

This song is even older than some of the people who are watching the show,” the bassist Ou says in the sho

上海419论坛w. “Witnessing the evolution of Chinese rock music is a fascinating experience. We are proud that we are part of it as The Face.”

Western rock music first gained popularity in China in the 1980s with a performance given by the rock singer-songwriter Cui Jian on May 9, 1986, during a concert at Beijing Workers’ Stadium. At the packed venue, the then 25-year上海419论坛

-old Cui performed his most well-known song, Nothing to My Name, which opened a chapter in China’s rock music story at a time when few Chinese knew what rock ‘n’ roll was.

上海419论坛品茶微信The song also marked the start of a journey that would later make Cui China’s godfather of rock ‘n’ roll. It also ushered in a go

lden era of original Chinese rock bands influenced by the Western music genre and expressing themselves in their mother tongue. The first

rock bands included the heavy metal band Tang Dynasty, founded in 1988, the pop-rock band Black Panther, formed in 1987, and The Face.上海419论坛

“Material possessions like big houses and fast cars were the last things on our mind,” Ou says. “Instead, we were hungry for roc

k music and found any possible way to get the latest music from Western bands. Compared with young bands today, we had few opportunities to perfo

rm onstage because the audiences were smaller and there were few live house venues. But we were very happy because we truly loved the music.”上海419论坛品茶微信

In 1994 Ou, then 23, performed as a bassist at the Chinese Rock Power concert at the Hong Kong Arena. Bringing toget

her He Yong, Dou Wei, the former lead vocalist of Black Panther, Zhang Chu and Tang Dynasty, the concert was the first showcase for musicians from

the mainland to perform in Hong Kong. It stunned Hong 上海419论坛Kong audiences and created the momentum for a wave of rock music to wash across the country.

“Looking back, those legendary musicians and their works are still inspiring for the young

bands,” Ou says. “They shaped the golden era of China’s rock music. The band members are different people and enjoy different m

usic styles. They come together and contribute t上海419论坛品茶微信o the band as one person. That’s the most interesting part of being in a band.”

Then with the birth of Modern Sky, one of the country’s biggest indie labels, which former rock singer-songwriter Shen Lihui

founded in 1997 in Beijing as a way to distribute both his own and his friends’ music, more and more indie band

s emerged in the country while developing the上海419论坛品茶微信ir own unique styles. The punk-rock band New Pants, the pop-rock band

Queen Sea Big Shark and the heavy rock band Miserable Faith were among the most-watched bands then.

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s take a bow at globally important Guangzhou fairsing num

An increasing number of small and medium-sized enterprises are stepping outside of

上海419女神会所their own countries and regions to reach global markets with the help of an imp

ortant annual fair in Guangzhou, capital of South China’s Guangdong province.

The China International SME Fair – which has focused on establishing a platfor上海419

m for displays of transactions, exchanges and cooperation among SMEs around the world since 2004 – will be

held from Oct 10-13 in Poly World Trade Expo Center this year, according to the event’s organizer.

SMEs take a bow at globally important Guangzhou fair

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ties to international SME exhibitors, so that they can better participate in the industri

al and economic chains of the world,” said He Zuoxian, deputy director-general of the Guan

gdong SME Bureau and director-general of the China International SME Fair Bureau上海419.

He, speaking at a media briefing on Tuesday, said activities at the fair would i上海419

nclude cross-border business matchmaking events, a promotional tour along the Belt and Road countries and regions, investment and funds sourcing promotions especially for overseas delegations, as well as procurement meetings.

上海419女神会所So far, delegations from 28 countries, regions and international organizations have confirmed they are attending, with reservations for almost 1,100 stands – accounting for about 45 percent of all booths at the October fair, according to the organizer.

The United Arab Emirates is the co-host country of the fair for the first time, said He, bringing the total number of foreign co-hosts to 18 since the show was launched.上海419女神会所

The UAE delegation will comprise some 75 SMEs from a broad range of sectors: agriproducts, trade and retail, innovation, technology, hospitality, industries and manufacturing. These will cover a total exhibition area of 800 square meters, said Rahma Alshamsi, UAE consul general in Guangzhou.

A number of countries – including Bulgaria, Mexico, Brazil, the Philippines, Laos and Myanmar – have shown great interest in co-hosting the fair in the future and will hold talks with the organizers during the event, He said.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, which co-hosted the fair last year, has agreed to take the role for the next five years starting from this year. He said the move would give impetus to the consistent development of SMEs across the globe.

Zhang Linhe, head of the business unit in the Ofice of Japan External Organization in Gua

ngzhou, told the briefing that 29 companies from a variety of industries – including food, beauty products, fashion and

metalware – would join the Japanese delegation. Zhang said 17 of these are new to the event.

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Traditional Chinese medicine has a history of thousan

nds of years and is an important part of China’s profound cultu娱乐地图

娱乐地图re and an advantage and feature of Chinese medical science. Traditional Chinese medicine not

only belongs to China, but also belongs to the world. It has spread to 183 countries and regions,” Wang said.娱乐地图

“Traditional Chinese medicine not only has advantages and characteristics in the treatment of chronic diseases, functional dise

娱乐地图ases and complex diseases, but also plays a prominent role in the prevention and treatment of acute infectious diseases,” Wang added.

Guo Zongguang, director of the China Cultural Center in Wellington, saw the pro

娱乐地图motion as an opportunity to strengthen ties between New Zealand and China.

“Under the concept of innovation, coordination, green, openness and shar

ing, it is necessary to promote traditional Chinese medicine to go overseas.”

In the next two days, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners from Chin

上海品茶娱乐地图a will enter New Zealand schools and museums to carry out traditional Chinese medicine prod

uct workshop experience activities and carry out traditional Chinese medicine culture promotion and exchange.

A lifelong love for the grasslands has inspired Xin Xiaoping’s resear

ch that is key to cultivating a sustainable future for such environments, Li Yingxue reports.

As a leading expert in her field, Xin Xiaoping quite literally上海品茶娱乐地图

has a natural passion for the grasslands of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region and she lov

es nothing more than to travel out to the plains to take samples to study back at her laboratory.上海品茶娱乐地图

Using a sampling square called a quadrat-a simple 1上海品茶娱乐地图-square-meter frame-which she lays on the ground at a chosen spot, Xin t

上海品茶娱乐地图akes samples of all the plants found within it, taking care to place each species of plant in a separate envelope. She

hen digs down to take soil samples every 10 centimeters to a depth of 80 cm beneath the surface.

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 economy, Coun上海419论坛品茶微信cil of Foreign Relations staff members James McBride and

Andrew Chatzky wrote in a backgrounder published recently on the website of the US think tank.

While some are skeptical about the G20’s usefulness, they said, many

observers point out that its membership is more representative of the current internat

ional balance of power than other blocs formed earlier like the G7, which came into being in 1976.

The G20 initially focused on broad macroeconomic policy, but ha

s expanded its ambit, McBride and Chatzky wrote. Last year’s summit in Argentina focused on f

air and sustainable development, while the previous one in Germany addressed issues including corruption, mon

ey laundering, and international tax havens. At the 2016 summit in China, President Xi Jinping and US President Ba

rack Obama formally announced their countries’ accession to the Paris Agreement on combating climate change.

As part of the preparations for the Osaka G20 summit, the world’s leading think tanks

held a meeting in Tokyo on May 26-27 to work out policy recommendations for the leaders.

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In an earlier interview 上海419品茶微信ews, Trump said he

would hold mee上海419品茶微信tings with Putin on the sidelines of the summit, although the Kremli

n said several times that no proposals about the upcoming meeting had been received from the US.

“President Trump looks forward to meeting with President Putin at the upcoming G20 summ

it in Osaka, Japan,” Bolton said at a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“I’m here for a previously scheduled trilateral meeting of national se

curity advisers of Israel, Russia and the US hosted by Prime Minister Netanyahu. Curr

ent circumstances in the region make our conversations even more timely,” Bolton said.

“I hope we can lay the groundwork for this meeting over the next several days here in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Netanyah

u’s strong relationships with both President Trump and President Putin augur well the chances of success and

greater alignment of the policies of these three great countries in a number of critical security issues,” he added.

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His music is based on the connection between his root

ots as an ethnic Puyuma and American blues.For American director and writer Kurt Paul MacCarley, the Chi

nese violin concerto Butterfly Lovers not only took him through a beautiful and sad love stor

y but has also inspired him to collaborate with Chinese musicians for his new movie Shanghai Cinderella.

“I cried in my heart. It was very emotional,” MacCarley said after watching the show on Friday.

“We are casting (for) the new movie. The music solo inspired me tonight to make this music collaboration.”

The concerto, performed by renowned Chinese violinist Lyu Siqing, illustrates the folktale of

the star-crossed lovers Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, known as the “Chinese Romeo and Juliet”.

He left the music scene in the 1980s to help found non-profit organizations to protect the rig

hts of Taiwan aborigines. When he returned to the music scene with a single, entitled In a Flash, in 2005, the

singer-songwriter won both the Best Lyricist and Best Song of the Year Golden Melody Awards a year later.

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He presented his priva上海千花坊女神会所arge Dragon stam

mps at the Chi上海千花坊女神会所na 2019 World Stamp Exhibition, which took place in Wuhan, Hubei province from June 11 to 17, und

er the patronage of the Federation Internationale de Philatelie. The eight frames include different issues an

d drafts that record the stamps’ design process, and collecting them has taken him over 20 years.

“This set of stamps is particularly difficult to find, and I believe my collection is unpar

alleled because it includes a lot of stamps known to be the only ones of their kind left in the world,” Sun says.

This is the first time that his set of Large Dragon stamps has been displayed at a world st

amp exhibition, and they won him the Large Gold Medal in the traditional philately category.

Just like Sun, other philatelists and philatelic organizations from 85 countries

and regions brought their stamp collections to exhibit and compete in the international event.

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