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.

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“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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antou town is located in southwest of Hunan province, where bamboos grow in mountains. An ancien

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h made Tantou once a renowned papermaking center in Central and South China. Since 2015, Li Qiugui, 35, has been committed to inheriting the ancient craft of ha

ndmade paper from his father Li Zhijun with the papermaking techniques such as bamboo cutting, soaking, crushing, squeezing and drying. Li Qiugui wis 上海千花坊

hes that he and his father could promote their own workshop to a papermaking research institute known nationwide.

The country’s music scene is dominated by good-looking pop idols who are chart-toppers, give sold-out concerts and bathe in the adulation of screa

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However, with summer in full swing, indie bands are set to prove that the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll lives on, and some of the thanks for that can go to a

reality show, The Big Band, produced by the online streaming service iQiyi that premiered on the platform on May 25.

 上海千花坊With the first group of 31 Chinese bands-both established and new-taking turns to display their songs a

nd techniques, the reality show introduces this particular indie culture, which engenders passion and zeal.

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nese rock music and who have helped indie music and bands find their own voices. They are the established B

eijing-based rock band The Face, two Chinese rock bands that combine their local dialects with rock beats: Black Head fro

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For an older generation of Chinese rock music fans, when the veteran rock band The Face appeared in the reality show they were awash in ’90s nostalgia.

The Face, founded in 1989 and comprising lead vocalist Chen Hui, the guitarists Liu Jingwei and Wu Jindi, the bass 上海千花坊女神会所

ist Ou Yang and the drummer Liu Zhong, performed a song titled Dream in the first episode of the reality show. The so

ng was released in 1994, during a period often regarded as a golden era for the Chinese rock scene.

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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.

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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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It is a collective responsibility to support and build trust

 for a more positive environment for vaccination on and offli

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According to the China CDC, the country saw no sudden spikes in measles last year, as f

ewer than 4,000 cases were recorded and only one patient died from it, compared with nearly 9 million measles cases annually at its peak in the 1950s.

Wang Huaqing, chief expert in the immunization program at the China CDC, suggested th上海品茶微信

at public health workers in China can draw lessons from the recent measles outbreaks around the globe and continue to boost national immunization coverage.

“In China, there is room to improve in terms of rounding up the domestic immunization program and further improving the vaccination rate,” Wang said.

上海品茶微信Public health experts in China have underscored their confidence in the safety and efficacy of domestic vaccines and called for concerted efforts to eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases.

Gao Fu, head of the China CDC, reaffirmed that vaccines produced in China are among “the best in the world” and urged the public to maintain confidence in domestically produced vaccines.

hina plans to introduce a compensation system for people who report adverse events linked to preventive vaccinations, according to a draft law under review at the top legislature.上海品茶微信女神会所

Compensation must be provided in cases of an adverse event leading to death, serious disability or o

rgan injury during or after vaccination, or when the possibility of an adverse event cannot be excluded, the draft says.

The draft vaccine administration law was submitted Saturday to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress for the second reading.

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dard vaccines, and stipulates a punitive compensation to those who sell or use substandard vaccines with knowledge, causin

g death or serious health consequences.
“The newly proposed law on vaccine management, currently under review by China’s

上海品茶微信女神会所top legislative body, speaks volume about the country’s determination to establish the most stringent standards and impleme

t the strongest supervision, toughest penalties and accountability in the vaccine sector,” he said.

Gao added that recent scandals involving ineffective or fake va上海品茶微信女神会所

ccines in China do not reflect the mainstream quality of domestic vaccines.

“It is imperative for the whole society to restore public confidence in vaccines and the national immunization program,” he said.

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

上海乌托邦peaking world, the annual Spanish Day is a real feast that certainly cannot be missed.

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

Held on June 22 this year, the event featured young soccer players and Spanish learners who staged a medley of sports and artistic performances. In addition, as a prelude to the exhibition Writer Picasso, those young participants also created a mega-sized mosaic artwork as a tribute to the Spanish master.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Supported by the embassies of Spanish-speaking countries such as Uruguay, Mexico and Argentina, the 12-hour-long open day sh上海乌托邦

owcased how diverse and intriguing the Spanish culture is through dance performances, film screenings, concerts, foods and more.

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.

上海乌托邦品茶微信The 11,072-meter-long Hutong Yangtze River Bridge, linking the cities of Nantong and Suzhou, is de

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.

Ning Chaoxin, with the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co., Ltd (MBEC), the project’s contractor, said the two c上海乌托邦品茶微信

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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Electric carmaker NIO will replace the power battery pack

with an improved version for vehicles within the scope of the recall for free to eliminate safety hazards.

上海419品茶微信At least three NIO ES8 vehicles had self-ignition accidents in the past three months and the State Administration for Market Regulation has started investigating the vehicles in these incidents.

Apart from recalling vehicles with safety hazards, the company has also established a transdepartmental 上海419

investigation team to optimize the quality management system of their products in cooperation with supply chain partners.

上海419品茶微信By May this year, NIO had delivered over 170,000 ES8 vehicles, and the 70 kilowatt-hour battery packs produced after Oct 20, 2018, have been equipped with modules of the specification model NEV-P102, which has no safety hazards, the company said.

A senior lawyer said he is “very optimistic” about the future of China’s business envi

ronment, as the country is determined to develop an advanced intellectual property protection legal regime.上海419

“We are very optimistic about the future of China’s business environment,” said Eric Liu, managing

partner of Zhao Sheng Law Firm. The office is the British law firm Linklaters’ joint operating partner in China.上海419品茶微信

Despite the uncertainty caused by the trade conflict, which has put investment and consumption on hold, Liu said he believes “Chin

a will continue opening its economy up to international trade and cross-border inbound and outbound direct investment.”

“China has become increasingly innovative, and is determined to develop an advanced legal regime for IP prot

ection, and new protection mechanisms have already taken shape in the country,” he said in a written reply.

He believes China will step up its efforts in protecting the intellectual prope

rty rights of foreign investors, following the promulgation of the Foreign Investment Law.

Asked about his take on the China-US trade dispute, Liu said: “Although we have seen many uncertainties concerning the tra

de dynamics between China and the US, we still believe in the potential and vitality of trade and investment markets.”

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Throughout her bachelor and doctorate years, she sp

nt her summers visiting many grassland.There are no hotels out on the plains, so Xin would often call at herdsme

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In 1998, Xin was recruited by Li Bo, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, to joi

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Xin was keen to start the work, but Li suddenly died six months into the project. After taking three months to ove

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Each year, when the grass began to grow in Ma

y, Xin would go to Hulunbuir, and only return when the grass had dried up in November.

上海419论坛女神会所She was named executive deputy head of the station in 2005, the first fe

male out of all the executives staffing the 53 wild scientific stations across China.

After years of observation and experiments on the Hulunbuir grasslands, Xin mapped out the key dir

ection for research there, filling in the gaps in analysis into meadow steppe ecosystems through observation and research.上海419论坛女神会所

She studied ecosystem modeling for her doctoral degree. By combining all the data he

r team had collected, Xin realized it could be used to guide herdsmen to better grazing pastures.

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u. Aged 25 to 27 I visited the Songnen Plain, and at 28 I traveled to the grasslands in the mountain regions of sou

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Field work on the grasslands involved a lot of driving, and Xin spent hours chatting with the driver and watching the road.

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Geng Shuang, spokesman of the Foreign Ministry

d China has always called for resolving trade tensions with the US through dia

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US threats to impose more tariffs on Chinese imports cannot intimidate the Chinese people, Geng added.上海千花坊

Gao said China’s stance toward tariffs is clear, that the country has always opposed

unilaterally imposed tariffs. “The US trade bullying eventually hurts its own businesses and consumers,” he said.上海千花坊女神会所

The “unreliable entities” list-a blacklist of foreign parties that, for noncom

上海千花坊mercial reasons, harm the interests of Chinese companies, will be released soon,

Gao said. Companies that abide by Chinese law and the spirit of contracts have nothing to worry about, he said.

上海千花坊女神会所Zhou Mi, deputy director of the Institute of American and Oceania Studies of the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Eco

nomic Cooperation, said it is necessary for China to push forward with the list of “unreliable entities,” and export restriction measures.

“These moves will bring about institutional improvement,” Zhou said. “They are

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tracts. They can further level the playing field for both homegrown and foreign companies.”上海千花坊

In a recent survey, a majority of US and Chinese consumers expressed strong su

pport for bilateral trade due to a belief that both countries benefit from the exchan

ge of goods, said Mei Yan, senior partner and China chair at advisory firm Brunswick Group.上海千花坊

The online survey was conducted among 1,000 US consumers and 1,000 Chinese consumers in early June.

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During a meeting on the sidelines of a summit of the Group of 20 major economies i

n the Japanese city of Osaka, the two leanping shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela

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S President Donald Trump and the DPRK’s top leader Kim Jong-un walk together during their summit in Singapore, JuneRecalling the visit, Xi said the overriding

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He urged the ROK to work with China to step up efforts to push for negotiations between the DPRK and the US.

Moon highly commended Xi’s visit to the DPRK, saying the visit has made significant contributions to bu

ilding the momentum of dialogue on the peninsula issue, as well as promoting peace and stability on the peninsula.

Seoul remains committed to improving relations with Pyongyang and stands ready to strengthen cooperation with Beijing on the issue, Moon said.

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Former US treasury上海龙凤1314女神会所lson may hav

ve over-estima上海龙凤1314女神会所ted the impacts of US sanctions on Huawei in his latest Financial Times pi

ece. Because they do not work like a “death sentence” at all with Huawei raking in 5G contracts at home and abroad.

But he made a critically important point in warning that “we now face the very real prospect that an economic iron curtain may descend”.

The US approach that threatens to “Balkanize” technology and “decouple” it from China, as Paulson suggested, risks dividi

ng the global technological and economic landscape, isolating the US itself, and undermining US capabilities for innovation.

His observations deserve a broader audience, especially those whole-heartedly trumpeting an all-round trade war.

But as Paulson also pointed out, what is at stake goes far above and beyond a trade war

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