hina Petrole上海会所品茶微信um and Chemical Corp, the world’s larg
est refiner by volume, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Russia’s Novatek and Gazp
rombank to market natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China, Sinopec said on Thursday.
The agreement, which aims to sell LNG produced by Novatek in the Arctic, was signed fo
llowing talks in Moscow between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.
The agreement will be of considerable economic and social benefit an
d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga
s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.
ccessful example of the commitment of China and Russia to forging a new type of international relations and a good platform for such efforts.
China will work with Russia and other SCO member states to enhance unity, mutual trust a
nd cooperation in various areas so that the organization will add more stability and positive energy to the wo
rld and contribute to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, he said.
Xi said the Iran nuclear deal, as the embodiment of multilateralism, is crucial for int
ernational nuclear nonproliferation and for peace and stability in the Middle East.
“China and Russia will stay in close coordi
nation to push for positive developments while upholding the authority of
the UN, peace and security in the world, and the common interests of the international community,” he said.
In 1972, David Bowie gave birth to arguably his most famous alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust-an androgynous alien with spiky tangerine h
air, theatrical makeup and brightly-colored glam rock attire. An eponymous ode to the character appears on
Bowie’s album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which was released that year.
With the album, Bowie redefined glam rock and spent 18 months in the
years 1972 and 1973 touring the United Kingdom, North America and Japan.
During the tour, Bowie invited a Cambridge University graduate, M
ick Rock, to be his personal photographer. They first met backstage in March 1972.
vice by October, an increase in the number of China’s ETC users will make the 90 percent passage via ETC
a reality by year-end, the action plan said.
Starting from July 1, 2019, the country will strictly implement the poli
cy of granting a discount of no less than 5 percent off expressway tolls for ETC use
rs. By the end of the year, the number of ETC users is expected to top 180 million, the action plan said.
The plan calls for increased investment in building the ETC infrast
ucture to increase the proportion of ETC lanes, which should be no less than 70 percent by
the end of October for big and medium-sized cities, new towns and sites near scenic spots.
Given that some vehicles may not have installed ETC devices by yea
r-end, expressways will still offer some manned lanes, accepting mobile payment.
success of winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, Zhang Qinghua, professor at Beijing Normal University, believes that Mo’s way of dealing with this h
as been to make a return to his hometown, a village in Gaomi, Shandong province, both in reality and spiritually.
Mo didn’t publish any new work in the five years following the award, when in 2017 he
released several short stories, poems and theater works, mainly reminiscing about his hometown.
Unlike Mo’s former novels, Peking University professor Chen Xiaoming notes th
at his new works are more reserved, realistic stylistically and employ more simple language. Literary cri
tic Li Jingze is impressed that Mo has remained acutely sensitive to the realities of urban and rural life.
el more frequently, and enable them to have higher budgets for spending on accommodati
on and destination entertainments,” said Sun Peiming, director of e-commerce at Sichuan Airlines.
Last year, along with graduate students, there were 37 million enrolled college students in the country,
according to the National Bureau of Statistics. In 2018, students registered on Qunar flew 4.4 time
s annually on average, higher than the average of 3.45 times nationwide, according to the company.
“Low prices have a decisive impact on their choices. Compani
es that provide cheaper options will attract more students and gain the initiative in seizing tho
se future backbone consumers,” said Liu Simin, a researcher at the Beijing Foreign Studies University.
US states continue to value trade relations with China, despite ongoing tensions at the i
nternational level, and they hope tensions will be resolved through negotiations.
“I’m very optimistic on the China-US trade relationship,” Cyrus Habib, lieutenant governor of Washington, said in an inter
view with China Daily as he was attending the Fifth China-US Governors Forum in Lexington, Kentucky, last week.
China is the state of Washington’s top trading partner, with more than 20 percent of the state’s expor
ts going to China, and around 30 percent of its imports came from China in 2018, according to the US Census Bureau.
“It’s truly something that touches every part of our state,” said Habib. “And that went from the i
nformation communication technology sector and manufacturing sector all the way to the agricultural industry and tourism.”
A public letter titled “We, the Huawei people” from telecom giant Huawei detailing its employee
s’ personal stories of solidarity and resilience amid restrictions from the United States, went viral on Chinese social media on Friday.
The letter was published by Xinsheng Shequ, Huawei’s official employee community platform, on i
ts Sina Weibo account on Thursday. As of Friday afternoon, the letter has received more than 190 million reads.
Chinese netizens have flooded the comment sections of Huawei’s social media platf
orms as well as news outlets that have reported on the letter, many leaving the message: “Huawei, fight on.”
The letter is a collection of short stories submitted by anonymous
Huawei employees depicting how their lives have subtly changed after the US last week put H
uawei and its affiliates on an “Entity List”, which restricts the sale or transfer of US technologies to the company.
oao Forum for Asia, that China will grant 5G licenses this year, but didn’t disclose a specific date.
“5G, industrial internet and the internet of vehicles are among the country’s top development priorities
in the telecommunications industry,” Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, sa
id on Friday during the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.
Zhang called for accelerated efforts to set standards in key areas, including 5G, to expedite the com
mercialization of this forefront technology and bolster the nation’s core competitiveness.
Major Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co has already unveiled its first 5G chip and first 5G fold
able smartphone, the Mate X, which is expected to hit the market in June, despite challenges involving the United States.
erprises in China. Last year, intellectual property authorities punished violators in more