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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.
in multiple sectors, China is steadily transforming itself from a traditional manufacturing center into a technology-driven economy capable of delivering hig
her-value products and services to serve its increasingly affluent, middle-income consumer base.
Recognizing the pivotal role of colleges and universities in this process, China is making huge invest
ments to strengthen its higher-education institutions, and is at the same time developing greater cap
bilities in science, technology and innovation. In the critical field of artificial intelligence, for example, Chin
ese President Xi Jinping has laid out an ambitious plan to make China a world leader over the next two decades.
Today, with rapidly improving academic systems, a clear focus on research, and a vast pool of high-caliber talent, Chinese unive
rsities are almost certainly at the forefront of defining the new and most innovative jobs of the 21st century.
This exciting trend, which will likely be unimpeded whatever the outcome of this week’s trade ta
lks, means there are tremendous opportunities for academics to work in China－and the appeal is much bro
ader than just the likely increment in salary and research budget. Many individuals are attracted by the int
riguing possibility of using the next stage of their academic career to take on a new adventure and explore a new culture.
Trump claimed his administration had achieved “more than almost any administration in the history of the country” — and was met with open laughter.
National security adviser John Bolton, a former ambassador to the UN under President George W. Bush, was openly hosti
le toward the UN during his 2005 to 2006 tenure. The Trump administration has cut US contributions to the UN,
pulled out of several of UN organizations and opposed core UN-backed initiatives in
recent years, including the Paris Agreement on climate and the Iran nuclear deal.
Trump had wanted a woman to lead the US delegation at the United Nations, so
urces have told CNN. His original pick, Nauert, bowed out after it came to light tha
t she had employed a nanny who was legally present in the US, but wasn’t legally permitted to work.
The post, which had been a Cabinet level position under Haley, is widely expected to be downgraded.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had told aides he wanted the post downgra
ded after Haley leaves, an official familiar with his remark has told CNN. And Bolt
on has also been said to want the role downgraded, according to people familiar with his thinking.
The shift means Craft would wield less clout than her predecessor, both at the UN and within the administration, and as a r
esult, would pose nowhere near the challenge to Bolton or Pompeo.
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people who will be living with these consequences” of climate change.
”I’ve been doing this for 30 years. I know what I’m doing,” Feinstein says. “You come in here and you say, ‘It has to be my way or the highway.’ I don’t respond to that.”
”I’ve gotten elected. I just ran,” she continues. “I was elected by almost a million-vote plurality, and I know what I’m doing. So, you know, maybe people should listen a little bit.”
In the video, Feinstein also asks a girl how old she is as the girl says politicians should listen to the people they represent. The girl replies that she is 16.
”Well, you didn’t vote for me,” the senator says.
Later, a young woman stresses the need for a climate plan with “bold, transformative action,” and Feinstein replies, “Well, you know better than I do.”
”So I think one day you should run for the Senate, and then you do it your way. But in the meantime, I just won a big election,” the senator adds.