Boeing may reimburse airlines for 737 MAX grounding

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said on Wednesday that the aircraft manufacturer

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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uality of its food, such as apples and milk, which are already available on the Chinese m

arket. We believe that Chinese consumers will be more open for new tastes of Polish food in the near future,” Skoczek said.

He said the CISMEF is an international event which features the highest level, largest scale and most wid

e-ranging influence in the Asia-Pacific region and specially serves SMEs. Over the past 13 years, 16 countries and international organizations in Asia, Europe, Oceania, America (North上海千花网

America and South America) and Africa have been invited to host the exhibition, with its international influence growing year by year.

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Currently, 31 countries, regions and organizations have confirmed their participation and booked 1,028 booths, including South Africa,

UNIDO, Egypt (first time), Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Greece, the UAE, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, Japan, Poland, Sri Lanka, Russia, Sou

th Korea, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Iran, Nigeria, Germany, Indonesia, the USA, Spain, Australia, Qatar, Brazil, New Zealand, Israel, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.

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oad; China-Africa Cooperation Mechanism and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area; Africa pavilion; Central and Eastern Euro

pe pavilion; Middle East pavilion and Hong Kong; and the Macao & Taiwan pavilion will be set up to present distinctive products and 上海千花网女神会所quality services.

A wide range of practical events, such as the second Asia-Europe SME Financing Seminar, SME Cross-border M

atchmaking Seminar and Business Promotion of Overseas Exhibition Groups and Purchase Presentation, will be held conc

urrently to build a capital, technology and intelligence networking platform for Chinese and foreign SMEs.

With 6,000 standard booths and an exhibition area of 150,000 square meters, the 14th CISMEF is hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Info

rmation Technology of the People's Republic of China, the State Administration for Industry & Commerce, the People

's Government of Guangdong Province, the Department of Small Business Development of South Africa and UNIDO.

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The ongoing G20 summit was regarded as a chance to

o resume the conversation between Chinese and US leadership, which was a positive

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At the G20 forum, efforts to reform the WTO dispute settlement system should be prioritized to avert the acute Appellate Body上海后花园

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The Guiyang City People’s Procuratorate has prosecuted the case to Guiyang City Interm

ediate People’s Court and the court hearing will be held at a later date, the SPP said in a statement on Friday.

上海后花园According to the indictment, he took advantage of his job to gain benefits for other e

nterprises and individuals, then accepted huge bribes either paid in cash or other properties.

Yuan, 62, was born in Renhuai, Guizhou, where the Mo上海后花园品茶微信utai group is located. He joined Moutai in 1975 and became deputy manager in 1990.

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s dismissed from the Guizhou Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

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ned carefully to his lawyer’s statement of defense during the interrogation to protect his legitimate rights.

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ion yuan in reducing tax and fee burdens, the figure in

As China’s measures to cut taxes and fees have been running on all cylinders, the coun

try has sla上海会所shed 893 billion yuan ($129.96 billion) in fiscal revenue from January to May, w

ith 109 million people’s salaries free from taxation, datafrom the State Taxation Administration showed on Thursday.上海会所

Compared with the annual target of 2 trillion yuan in reducing tax and fee burdens, the figure in the first five months ind

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s well in large-scale tax cuts and fee reductions and will definitely attain its goal in the end, according to Securities Daily.上海会所

Specifically, the newly issued tax-cut policies this year whittled down 351.1 billion yuan. Of the figure, 221.8 billion yuan boiled down t

o the deepening reform on value-added tax and 91.7 billion to inclusive policies for small and micro

上海会所 enterprises and special expense deductions for individual income tax. Meanwhile, 460.4 billion yuan were attributed to carryover effects of tax-reduction policies implemented since last year.

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Privately and individually owned businesses are the biggest beneficiaries of inclusive policies targeting small and micro

enterprises, accounting for 83.4 percent in the total cuts of 66.8 billion yuan, achieved through implementing relevant policies.

Increasing the pre-tax deduction ratio for research and d上海会所女神会所evelopment expenses added a tax reduction of 87.8 billion yuan.

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A lot at stake when上海夜网女神会所t: China Daily editorial

Since both Beijin上海夜网女神会所g and Washington unde

rstandably want to hold their cards close to their chests until Xi Jinping a

nd Donald Trump actually sit down to talk, it remains difficult to foretell exactly how the widely ant

icipated Saturday meeting between the two presidents on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka will play out.

Both sides appear intent on seeking the best possible outcome, while b

eing prepared for the worst. For all the harshness in their respective rhetoric, bot

h parties need some kind, or at least degree, of truce. Because both are beginning to feel the pain.

Yet ironing out the obviously substantial divergences between the two go

vernments and sealing a wholesale deal will take time.So both have come with a Plan B.

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ated, to ensure they are places where we can live, breathe, move safely and be productive,” Stern said.

The G20 nations must lead by example on this imperative, Stern said, and especially the world’s two biggest economies, the US and China.

“China is demonstrating leadership through its significant investments in zero-carbon energy, particularly rene

wable power,” he said. “China’s support for solar power has directly contributed to the astonishingly rapid fall in

he production costs of panel units, making it now the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world.”

Stern also noted that China can provide even greater leadership through the Belt and Road Initiative if it e

ncourages the application of robust sustainability tests to investments in new infrastructure in partner countries.

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Mnuchin also said Trump 上海乌托邦品茶微信 him to designa

te Iranian Foreig上海乌托邦品茶微信n Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif “later this week.” The n

ew order allows Mnuchin to impose sanctions on officials appointed to their position by the Iran’s supreme leader.

Facing mounting US pressure, Zarif, in response to the new sanctions, tweeted th

at the hawkish senior US officials close to Trump “despise diplomacy, and thirst for war.”

“Nobody in a clear mind can accept to have a dialogue with somebody that is threaten

ing you with more sanctions,” Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi told reporters on Monday.

Ties between the United States and Iran have deteriorated after Washing

ton walked away from the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May 2018 and rei

mposed energy and financial sanctions, which had been removed under the deal, on Iran.

Iran has suspended parts of its commitments subject to the nuclear deal and have threatened to go further.

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The Peking Opera piec上海夜生活品茶微信Blossoms tells the

he love story of上海夜生活品茶微信 Tang Dynasty (618-907) emperor Li Longji and his favorite concubine Yang

Yuhuan. The Chinese orchestral piece Song of Wind gives the audience an intimate overview of

people’s singing and dancing in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

When Terracotta Warriors Fantasia-symphonic exploration of Chinese orches

tra music-called an end to the performance, the full house was immersed in applause.

“Chinese musicians are very disciplined and precise, unlike American artists who are more laid back. I hope to see more inte

ractions and cooperation between the two countries’ artists,” says Darrell Holllinquest, a local artist.

Zhang Gaoxiang, deputy head of the China Broadcasting Performing Arts Trou

pe and show director, says the performance aims to showcase Chinese culture and promote cultural dialogue.

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His music is based on the connection between his root

ots as an ethnic Puyuma and American blues.For American director and writer Kurt Paul MacCarley, the Chi

nese violin concerto Butterfly Lovers not only took him through a beautiful and sad love stor

y but has also inspired him to collaborate with Chinese musicians for his new movie Shanghai Cinderella.

“I cried in my heart. It was very emotional,” MacCarley said after watching the show on Friday.

“We are casting (for) the new movie. The music solo inspired me tonight to make this music collaboration.”

The concerto, performed by renowned Chinese violinist Lyu Siqing, illustrates the folktale of

the star-crossed lovers Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, known as the “Chinese Romeo and Juliet”.

He left the music scene in the 1980s to help found non-profit organizations to protect the rig

hts of Taiwan aborigines. When he returned to the music scene with a single, entitled In a Flash, in 2005, the

singer-songwriter won both the Best Lyricist and Best Song of the Year Golden Melody Awards a year later.

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