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Great Wall Motor Co Ltd, one of the country’s largest SUV and pickup manufacturers, is making hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles a new focus for its bu
siness, expecting it to become a vital sector in the long term, according to a senior company executive.
The company’s first fuel cell model based on a dedicated electric ve
hicle platform is scheduled to debut in 2020, and the first fuel cell fleet will be launched during the 20
22 Winter Olympics, said Hu Shujie, senior vice-president of the Baoding, Hebei province-based automaker.
“Fuel cells are a mainstream (new energy) technology interna
tionally, and the commercial application of fuel cells has already begun in China,” said Hu.
He said Great Wall Motor has invested more than 1 billion yuan ($149 million) in research and development in hydrogen ene
rgy and fuel cell vehicles, and the company already owns a myriad of internationally prominent technologies.
city produced by compressed hydrogen fed into fuel cells, are important in building a green ene
rgy future, as they are generally considered zero-emission and clean, according to Hu.
Such vehicles have long cruising ranges and can be refueled within three to five minutes.
In addition, the performance of fuel cell vehicles is not greatly affected by the change o
f seasons, he said, referring to winter’s adverse effect on the life of lithium batteries.
In recent years, the company has made moves to advance in the field, as bo
th the central and local governments are eyeing the potential of hydrogen fuel cells to upg
rade the manufacturing industry, and to achieve green and sustainable development.
China had around 1,200 fuel cell vehicles on its roads and fewer than 20 hydr
ogen fuel stations by the end of 2017, ranking behind the United States, Japan, Ge
rmany and South Korea, according to the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association.
Bilateral trade between China and Austria reached $6.4 billion in the first eight months of la
st year, up 20 percent year-on-year, according to the Foreign Ministry. As of August 2018, China has app
roved 1,288 investment projects from Austria, with an actual investment of $2.08 billion, signed 2,263 technology im
port contracts with Austria, with a cumulative contract value of $6.23 billion and directly invested $880 million in Austria.
“I’m pleased that a group number of Austrian companies got the chance to take part in the construction of winter sports
facilities and to provide the expertise for organizing great sports events like the Olympics,” Stift said.
“We are trying hard to get more Austrian ski instructors and traine
rs to China and the greater number of Chinese winter sports tourists to Austria”.
Besides winter sports, Austria is one of the most favorite travel destinations for Chinese tourists for is beautiful landsc
ape, food and shopping. “The growth rate, especially in winter tourism has been phenomenal the last few years,” said Glatz.
“Winter is a season when Chinese tourists should go to Austria to experi
ence a very different landscape from what they would see during the dry months in the summer months,” added Glatz.
The number of Chinese tourists in Australia might reach one million this year, said Stift.
the first being the Xihe Qiqiao Cultural Festival, and it proved to be highly popular with tourists.
Soon, she began to take orders, and then recruited locals to work for her.
“As my life improves, I want to help others
to make better lives for themselves through their embroidery,” says Zhang.
In 2015, with the help of her family, she built a house to be used as a work site and named it Qiqiao Workshop.
At first, she recruited a dozen members. After that the num
ber has kept growing as the factory developed into an infl
uential embroidery organization, the Qiqiao Workshop Association.
By last year, it had 179 women as members, 30 of w
hom were from registered poverty-stricken households. It h
ad reached a turnover of 1 million yuan by last year, and members earned 4,000 yuan on average.
and thus successfully averted gales and huge waves as high as 8 meters, according to the weatherman aboard the ship, Wang Lei.
For example, with no ice areas in Prydz Bay to shelter the ship, Xuelong had to de
part from Zhongshan one day earlier than scheduled in order not be blocked by a whole gale and huge waves. After
leaving the bay, it was first headed northwest to the marine-based west Antarctic ice sheet.
”Then a strong cyclone is moving to us and its resulting waves will block our way to north,” Wang said.
Due to the weather, Xuelong chose to sail westward at the edge of the westerlies to reach a haven area between two moving
cyclones, where it had spent two days before huge waves again blocked its way northward.
”After that, Xuelong had spent about 20 hours in waters east to the Kerguelan Is
lands in order to stay away from the winds and waves on Wednesday,” Shen said.
back to whoever sent you here,” she says, citing that the deal doesn’t have a
single Republican in favor of the proposal and “the k
ey to good legislation is to tailor something that you write so that it can pass, and you can get a step ahead.”
When a girl urges her to vote yes anyway, Feinstein replies, “I may do that … but it’s not a good resolution.”
In a statement Friday night about the confrontation, Feinstein said she “always welcomes the oppo
rtunity to hear from Californians who feel passionately about this issue and it remains a top priority of mine.”
”Unfortunately, it was a brief meeting but I want the children to know they were heard loud and clear. I have been and rem
ain committed to doing everything I can to enact real, meaningful climate change legislation,” Feinstein said.
”We had a spirited discussion and I presented the group with my draft resolution
that provides specific responses to the climate change crisis, which I plan to introduce soon.”
The conversation at times grew heated, especially when Feinstein dismissed the group’s request due to their tone and their youth.
notified whenever an accusation is made, both to protect the community and to encourage other potential victims to come forward.
”This seems to say that if a priest or a nun or deacon gets accused they don’t tell the parish until the accusation is ‘proven,'” said Tim Len
non, of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, who is in Rome participating in vigils with other victims of clergy abuse.
”Well, who proves this? The police or the bishops? We’ve seen for 35 years that bishops o
ften cover up, so no one trusts that they are going to be good arbiters of guilt and innocence.”
Billionaire businessman Richard Branson says he hopes his Live Aid-inspired concert to raise funds for Venezuelans will persuade members of th
e country’s military to defy President Nicolas Maduro and allow humanitarian aid to cross the border.
Branson, who will host “Venezuela Aid Live” on Friday in the Colom
bian border town of Cucuta, said he is aiming to raise about $100 million to buy food a
nd medicine, essential supplies for the country, which is gripped by a political and humanitarian crisis.