Great Wall Motor bets big on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

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.

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Austrian companies embrace China’s winter sports sector

More Austrian companies are getting involved in China’s rapidly growing winter spo

rts market, said Martin Glatz, commercial counselor at the Austrian embassy in Beijing.

“Austria has been trying to be very present in China in the lead up to the Winter Olympics in 2022,” said Glatz at the

Austrian Winter Sports Days 2019 Conference in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province on Friday.

“Ten years ago when we organized for the first time the Advantage Aus

tria Ski Race, not many people took alpine skiing very seriously. But now skiing has entered the ma

instream in China,” said Glatz, who is also the head of Advantage Austria Beijing.

China rolled out a national program to boost the development of wi

nter sports after Beijing won the bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

“That’s an opportunity not only for our Chinese friends to get some fresh air outside the b

ig cities, but also is an opportunity for Austrian companies to get involved with Chinese partners to de

velop the market and to offer the best of equipment both in terms of consumer goods and in devices,” Glatz added.

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fter the winds and waves became smaller on ThursdayXuelong

  northward and on Friday passed through the westerlies at last.

  On Saturday morning, a tropical low pressure moving rapidly eastward affec

ted Xuelong’s navigation, causing storms and around 3.5-meter-high swells in the sea.

  Xuelong is expected to sail out of the low pressure area and enter calmer waters later in

Saturday. It is scheduled to be back to Shanghai in mid-March.

  During this mission to Antarctica, Xuelong left Shanghai on Nov 2 and arrived at Zhongshan Station on Nov 30.

  TAIPEI – A survey of more than 1,000 employees in Tai

wan shows that 88.9 percent of them are dissatisfied with their current sal

ary, a six-year record high, a survey released by Taiwan’s online job bank Yes123 showed.

  The estimated number of employed people in Taiwan is 9.06 million, which means about 8.06 million are not satisfied.

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While the US has long been an established powerhouse

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.

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This tape leaves no question as to whether R. Kelly is gui

  multiple sexual, illegal acts against a 14-year-old girl,” he told reporters Friday. He said Foxx’s investigation was “very thorough … dedicated and methodical.”

  CNN has seen the VHS tape, which is 42 minutes and 45 seconds, clear and explicit

. It appears to show Kelly having sex with a girl who refers to her body parts as 14 years old.

  In a news conference Friday, his attorney told reporters he did not know what was

on the tape.Greenberg brought a point of contention to one of the cases in the indictment.

  ”One of the charges appears to involve the same alleged victim from the earlier case and double jeopardy should bar that case,” he said.

  Kelly has been associated with accusations of abuse, manipulation and inappropr

iate encounters with girls and young women for more than two decades. He has strongly denied the accusations.

  What is on the latest video mirrors some of the alleged acts for which Kelly was arrest

ed in a child pornography case in 2002 when he was 35 and then acquitted six years later.

  He has been sued by multiple women accusing him of having sex with them when they w

ere underage. Most cases, with the exception of the trial where he was acquitted, have been settled out of court.

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When he addressed the UN General Assembly in 2018

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.
This story has been updated.

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A young woman tells Feinstein she’s “looking at the faces of th

  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.

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The time has come for our European partners to stand

  with us and the Iranian people, to stand with our allies and friends in the region,” Pence said. “The time has come for our Europe

an partners to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and join with us as we bring the economic and diplomatic pressure necessary.”

  The vice president referred to a mechanism Europeans have created to ensure Iran can continue to import medicine and food, trad

e that is allowed under the Iran nuclear deal but has been constrained by banks’ fears of US retaliation.

  ’A scheme’

  ”In fact, they’ve led the effort to create mechanisms to break up our sanctions,” Pence

said. “They call this scheme a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle.’ We call it an effort to break American sa

nctions against Iran’s murderous revolutionary regime,” Pence said. “It’s an ill-advised step that will only st

rengthen Iran, weaken the EU, and create still more distance between Europe and the United States.”

  Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz worked to stress areas of common agreement in a press appearance with Pence.

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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 provisions to include non-clergy experts in investigations, as well as formulating “mandatory codes of c

onduct” for all church clergy, personnel and volunteers “to outline appropriate boundaries in personal relationships.”

  More controversially, the Pope proposed that dioceses and Catholic organizations around the world not publish

lists of clergy accused of abuse before a preliminary investigation and “definitive” condemnation have occurred.

  ”The principle of natural and canon law of presumption of innocence must be also be saf

eguarded until the guilt of the accused is proven,” the Pope said in the “reflection points.”

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup: Foldable phones, 5G and

  A 5G device. A foldable phone that morphs into a tablet. A smartphone that can charge another smartphone when sandwiched together.

  Samsung is making bold moves with its new lineup of Galaxy S10 smartph

ones, which were announced Wednesday at its “Unpacked” press event in San Francisco.

  Following a year of slower sales growth — due largely to the S

9 models not being different enough from its successful Galaxy S8 products — the co

mpany hopes a handful of innovative features will inspire consumers to trade in existing devices for newer models.

  The Galaxy Fold

  Samsung kicked off its event with the debut of the Galaxy Fold, a 4.6 inch-smartphone that

can open up into a 7.3-inch tablet. Along with Samsung’s long teased Infinity Flex display, it has a hinge sy

stem that can’t be seen from the outside. The luxury device, which will cost $1,980, hits stores on April 26.

  ”We are creating a new dimension for your phone and your life,” a Samsung spokesper

son said during the event. “It doesn’t even define a new category; it defies a new category.”

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