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Texas, Germany offer lessons on renewable power

[ 2017-07-21 ]
... revolutionized the economics of energy production. However, problems integrating this capacity with the electrical power grid resulted in 17 percent of China's wind and solar power being wasted, or "curtailed", in 2016 - a rate far worse than in other developed and developing co...

Automaker to build compact SUV in China

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...3, the BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. SUVs have been the fastest-growing sector in the Chinese market, with their sales soaring nearly 17 percent year-on-year in the first half of the year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Their fast growth, wh...

Green spurt

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...ed, meaning that it is not purchased by the grid for use by customers. According to the NEA, national average wind curtailment in 2016 was 17 percent. In the western province of Gansu and the Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region, curtailment rates of wind and solar power reached 40 ...

Family tree roots go deep

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...ed to Canada, and are shown pictures of their ancestors decorating the walls of their great-grandfather's house. "I was told, 'You are the 17th generation of this house,'" Larry Grant told the Vancouver Courier afterward. "'Oh, my God.' That was my reaction." Yang Shereng, a rese...

Xi calls for a more open economy

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...developments in science and technology, Xi said at the 16th meeting of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs on July 17. He said China should accelerate its easing of entry restrictions and share ratio limitations on foreign investment in areas such as nurs...

Agricultural imports rising rapidly this year

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...sts, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. An exception is corn, whose average wholesale price was 1.58 yuan (23 cents; 0.24 euros; £0.17) per kilogram in the first part of the year, similar to the international level, a decrease of 14.4 percent year-on-year, according to the...

New GDP data on points to continued expansion

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...d from the first quarter and has remained in the 6.7 to 6.9 percent range for eight consecutive months, according to data released on July 17 by the National Bureau of Statistics. GDP growth accelerated to 1.7 percent in the second quarter, up from 1.3 percent in the first quarte...

Big picture

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...AY: The Gannan Shambhala Tourism Festival began at Dangzhou Grassland in the Gannan Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Gansu province, on July 17. Shambhala, thought to have inspired Shangri-La, is a mythical paradise in the Tibetan language. The festival aims to display the unique f...

Quotable

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...ork in strict Party governance." WANG QISHAN, head of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, in an article carried on July 17 by People's Daily. "BRICS nations have to strengthen the role of science and technology, facilitate multilateral science projects and peo...

Further opening to boost FDI

[ 2017-07-21 ]
... stricter laws to protect intellectual property, experts said on July 18. Their comments came after the central government's call on July 17 to ease the entry restrictions and share ratio limitations on foreign investment in areas such as nursery and elderly care, architecture, ...

IN BRIEF (Page 2)

[ 2017-07-21 ]
... will be properly addressed, Wang said. CPC documentary examines reforms China started to air a 10-episode political documentary on July 17 on State media to showcase the progress achieved by the Communist Party of China during the past five years amid its ongoing efforts to co...

Camp bridges cultural divide[1]- Chinadaily.com.cn

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...iversities, organizations and institutes around the world. Until now, it has attracted thousands of young people from across 22 cities in 17 countries during the past ten years. "It happens to me every time I come to China, and brings me a totally different experience," Fekete ...

China's expanding olive oil market stimulates global production

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...d helping to stimulate global production, said a leading olive industry organization on Thursday. Chinese purchases of olive oil rose by 17 percent during the first seven months of the 2016-2017 crop year, according to the Madrid-based World Olive Oil Exhibition (WOOE). This ...

Renewable energy closes gap on use of fossil fuel

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...ergy grid with wind power accounting for 25.56 million kilowatts installed capacity from a total output of 46.4 million kilowatts. This is 17 percent of the total wind power capacity of the entire country. A wind power farm located in Khuitenxil, 135 km from Hohhot, contributes ...

Ram Nath Kovind wins India's presidential election

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...term expires. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Kovind on his victory. The presidential election was held on July 17. While a total of 4,896 lawmakers across the country, parliamentarians and legislators, were eligible to vote in the presidential poll, so...

The timeline of abduction case of Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying[1]- Chinadaily.com.cn

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...ion to say definitively that it is connected, but we also cannot rule it out. It is among the scenarios which we are investigating." June 17: The FBI offers a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to Zhang's location. Zhang's family arrive in the US and are escorted to...

Beijing race to kick off new Asian marathon series

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...being named the opening leg of the new Asian Premier Marathon (APM) series. This year's Beijing Marathon, which starts at 7:30 am on Sept 17, will kick off the 2017-18 APM season, a continental multi-race marathon series which was launched in Beijing on Friday with approval from...

China's synchronized swimming sisters return to claim silver[1]- Chinadaily.com.cn

[ 2017-07-21 ]
... Budapest, Hungary - Chinese synchronized swimming sister duo of Jiang Wenwen and Jiang Tingting made a wonderful comeback journey at the 17th FINA World Championships as they won their second silver medal in the duet free on Thursday. Coming back from retirement due to marriag...

Chinese diver Xie takes gold at FINA Worlds[1]- Chinadaily.com.cn

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...y 20, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] BUDAPEST - Chinese diver Xie Siyi came from behind to clinch the title in the men's 3m springboard at the 17th FINA World Championships in Budapest on Thursday, adding a sixth gold to the diving powerhouse's collection. Xie, 21, fi...

Camp bridges cultural divide[1]- Chinadaily.com.cn

[ 2017-07-21 ]
...iversities, organizations and institutes around the world. Until now, it has attracted thousands of young people from across 22 cities in 17 countries during the past ten years. "It happens to me every time I come to China, and brings me a totally different experience," Fekete ...
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