Month: May 2019
tmosphere in the city during the Duanwu Festival, said the official. But the decision has been t
aken for good reasons. It’s all about the children, an investment in the future, the official said.
More than 10 million students across the country will sit for the gaokao this year.
he much-anticipated debate between a Chinese anchorwoman and an A
merican counterpart on a prime-time TV show Wednesday night turned out to be more like
a Q&A session, with the host and her guest disputing everything from tariffs to China’s developing nation status.
But Trish Regan, host of Trish Regan Primetime on the Fox Business N
etwork, and Liu Xin, who anchors The Point on China Global Television Network, or CGT
N, seemed to agree that something must be done to break the impasse between China and the US, which are em
broiled in a protracted trade dispute with the Trump administration escalating tariffs and Beijing retaliating.
has taken a tougher line on protection of agriculture. France, for example, is opposed to including agriculture in transatlantic trade talks.
The Greens are one of the big winners in the elections (even beating Germ
any’s Social democrats into second place), and they will seek to impose strict conditions reg
arding climate change, the environment and human rights on future trade deals. This attitude will also make it dif
ficult to agree a new trade deal with the US, as it has not endorsed the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Although the nationalist and populist parties now have more seats, it does not mean they will form a united front in the EP. Th
ere are divisions on trade, on the environment and on dealing with China. Some of these parties, such as the Na
tional Front, are seen as firm opponents of free trade, whereas Alternative for Germany and Matteo Sal
vini’s Lega Nord in Italy tend to be more supportive (depending on the content of the trade agreement).
uled to become a shareholder of the joint venture by the end of 2019, holding at least 1 percent of i
ts equity. According to Chinese norms, it is mandatory for international brands to produce vehicles in China bearing its names.
Luca de Meo, CEO of SEAT, said: “China is the benchmark country for electric vehicles. We aim to be a part of this ecos
ystem in order to exchange knowledge and make progress in achieving global mobility that is more sustainable.”
Currently, JAC, Volkswagen and SEAT are building a 4 billion yuan ($579 million) research and development center in Hefei, which is expected to open in 2021.
JAC and SEAT also plan to develop their own platform for smaller electric cars, a segment that is growing faster than the large-sized ones in China.
“The close cooperation between SEAT and JAC will allow us to create synergies, which wil
l significantly increase our market coverage,” said Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess, who is also chairman of SEAT.