The Chinese government has set a goal to have 5,000 such

 vehicles on its roads by 2020, 50,000 by 2025 and 1 million by 2030. Great Wall Motor’s hydrogen energy technology center in Baoding started operation in the first half of 2018. It is cap able of manufacturing fuel cell vehicles’ core components, as well as vehicle integration and testing. The center has the country‘s first 104 MPa high-pressure hydrogen cycle test laboratory, first liquid-based hydrogen storage and hydrogen refueling station wi th 70 MPa refueling capability, and first fuel cell vehicle power system testing laboratory. The first-phase investment of the project involved an investment of about 470 million yuan. LONDON …

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hina is by far Austria’s greatest trading partner in Asia, said

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 …

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Chinese icebreaker Xuelong ends odyssey through ‘roar

  The Chinese icebreaker Xuelong with the 126 members of China’s 35th research mi ssion to Antarctica on board ended on Friday a nine-day odyssey through the infamous “roaring forties.”   Xuelong is taking the Chinese researchers back to home. The voyage beginning Feb 14 has turned o ut to be the longest and hardest of its altogether four travels through the westerlies during the research mission.   After leaving Prydz Bay by which the Chinese research base Zhongshan Station is loca ted, the Chinese icebreaker almost immediately entered the westerlies.   ”The westerlies usually are between 40 and 60 degrees south latitude, but …

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So, while the governments of China and the US may

exhibit discomfort with one another, it is clear that person-to-person education and research diplomacy will continue to provide a solid foundation for sustaining win-win academic projects. Any significant decoupling of the US and Chi na in the education and research fields would prove detrimental to both countries. In the globalized world of the 21st century, where international kn owledge networks and crossborder collaborations have become the new norm, the US and C hina should be seeking to build more bridges, not dismantling them. The author is executive vice-chancellor of Duke Kunshan University, a joint-vent ure university established by Duke University …

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While the experience of teaching on Chinese campuses is

 often different to that in the West due to the prevalence of a more tradit ional intellectual culture, the dedication of students and their zest for acquiring kno wledge makes teaching a unique pleasure. Most faculty members find that their students are happy to adopt the Soc ratic methods favored in Western education, encouraging a rewarding level of debate in the classroom. An important factor that makes the process of adaptation easier for faculty members is pre cisely the existence of joint-venture universities and other similar types of degree-granting coll aborative projects, which allow them to remain within a Western-style …

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His attorney described his client as an innocent man, saying Foxx

  succumbed to public pressure.   ”I think all the women are lying,” attorney Steve Greenberg said. “Mr. Kelly is strong, he’s got a lot of support and he’s going to be vindicated on all these charges — one by one if it has to be.”   Kelly turned himself in Friday night, just hours after Chicago police issued a warrant for his arrest. He arrived in a large, black van wearing a hoodie under an electric blue puffer jacket. He waded through a sea of reporters asking que stions like “What do you have to say to the fans?” and “What do …

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But even if the court and congressional challenges do not

  process, defense officials say it will still be many months before the funds in question could be used to build a wall.   Senior Defense officials said Friday that the Defense Department is currently awaiting a re quest from the Department of Homeland Security to provide support for border wall construction.   ”We’ve asked DHS for input, facts, priorities, we are waiting to receive th ose, when we do we are going to process that, when I say process that we’ll match that with our mission analysis and begin the process,” Acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan said Th ursday, adding that …

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On Thursday, the pontiff opened the summit by urging he b

  nd other church leaders to commit to taking concrete actions.   ”The holy people of God are looking at us and expect from us not simple condemnat ions,” Francis said, “but concrete and effective measures to put in place. We need to be concrete.”   The Pope then said he had made a list of 21 “reflection points” that were handed out to the assembly of church leaders, wh ich included preparing a “practical handbook” of guidelines for handling abuse cases when accusations emerge.   Also included are instructions to inform civil authorities and church officials whenever an accusation is made, esta blishing …

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He (Guaido) will be coming to the other side of the bridge

  with maybe a million of his supporters, and I suspect both of us, both sides, will be handing flowers to the military and the people guarding the bridge, and seeing whether they can be persuaded to do what they must realize is the right thing,” Branson said.   Maduro is planning to stage a rival concert on the other side of the Tienditas Bridge in Tachira, Venezuela.   Read More: Aid is piling up on Venezuela’s border. Here’s why it’s not getting in   Photos showed workers setting up scaffolding and stages some 1,000 feet from each oth er, separated only by the …

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Maduro sees the opposition-led plan as a trap, and has

  rejected the humanitarian aid it would bring in. Accepting foreign supplies during the curren t political crisis would be tantamount to accepting foreign political intervention, from Maduro’s point of view.   When the US sent a shipment of medical and food supplies to the Venezuelan border last we ek, Maduro’s regime installed a blockade on one of the bridges that connect Venezuela and Colombia.   Just a week ago on state television, Maduro dismissed Guaido’s init iative, saying “Venezuelans are not beggars.” But patriotism did not prevent Maduro fro m accepting $9 million from the UN in November 2018.It’s hard to see …

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