Boeing may reimburse airlines for 737 MAX grounding

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said on Wednesday that the aircraft manufacturer

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The airlines haven’t disclosed how much they are seeking from Boeing, but some analysts peg industrywide losses at about $1 billion. In an interview with Axios, Muilenb上海千花坊

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.”

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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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h made Tantou once a renowned papermaking center in Central and South China. Since 2015, Li Qiugui, 35, has been committed to inheriting the ancient craft of ha

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However, with summer in full swing, indie bands are set to prove that the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll lives on, and some of the thanks for that can go to a

reality show, The Big Band, produced by the online streaming service iQiyi that premiered on the platform on May 25.

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nese rock music and who have helped indie music and bands find their own voices. They are the established B

eijing-based rock band The Face, two Chinese rock bands that combine their local dialects with rock beats: Black Head fro

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For an older generation of Chinese rock music fans, when the veteran rock band The Face appeared in the reality show they were awash in ’90s nostalgia.

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ist Ou Yang and the drummer Liu Zhong, performed a song titled Dream in the first episode of the reality show. The so

ng was released in 1994, during a period often regarded as a golden era for the Chinese rock scene.

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Focusing largely on standards and regulations, both crucial to a firm’s generic value chain, the report found however that when authorities take steps to reduce compliance costs, the competitiveness of SMEs is greatly improved.

It also underlined an important shift which is seeing more and more developing countries setting voluntary sustainability standards (known as VSS, these are set by businesses and NGOs) which govern international trade together with public standards and regulations.

Findings show that while 75 percent of VSS originate in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation

and Development, over a third of new voluntary standards are thought up in developing countries, up from eight percent in 1990.

The outlook also outlined that many regions across the world can increase their export potential “by directing regulatory efforts to boost SME competitiveness.”

In the Middle East and North Africa region for example, researchers found there is large untapped export opportunity in the fresh and processed food sec

tor, while metal and basic manufacturing represent 28.4 percent of Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s unexploited export potential.

In China, ITC estimated that telephone sets have an unrealized export potential of more than $100 billion, while other prod

ucts including automatic data processing machines and parts and accessories for printers also have potential.

held a meeting in Tokyo on May 26-27 to work out policy recommendations for the leaders.

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More than 60 buyers encompassing building materials,

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holds, pesticide agricultural machinery, electronic equipment, as well as medical equipment.

In addition, the fair also carried out the exhibition and sales of Guangxi specialty products. Hundreds of Nanning enterprise representatives and professional visitors conducted on-site procurement negotiations.上海会所

 globally important fair taking place in southern China is playing an ever greater role in the small and medium-enterprises sector internationally, as it capitalizes on China’s successful multilateral cooperation programs.

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The organizing committee of the fair, also known as CISMEF, said that a total of 31 countries and regions will send business delegations to the event.

More than 2,000 Chinese SMEs, as well as over 500 SMEs from nations such as Malaysia, Thailand and Russia, have confirmed their participation.上海会所品茶微信

The fair will provide 6,000 stands for participants in an exhibition area covering 150,000 square meters.

Major activities during the main course of the exhibition include a summit for Chinese SMEs and a seminar to upgrade financing among Asia-Europe SMEs.

A promotional convention to popularize new information technology will also be highlighted during the annual event.上海会所品茶微信

On its first day, CISMEF will have a China Small and Medium Enterprises Summit.

In it, Chinese and foreign government officials, well-known economists and representatives of outstanding entrepre

neurs, will exchange policies and measures as well as practical achievements in supporting the development of SMEs.

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Boeing MAX jets were grounded worldwide follow

lowing crashes March 10 in Ethiopia and October 29, 2018, in Indonesia that killed a total of 346 passengers and crew.

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There are about 400 MAX jets in service worldwide, including about 97 in China. Wall Street analysts expect Boeing to spend abo

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US Federal Aviation Administration has not said when its review of the updated software will be completed.

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topics as economy, healthcare, education, immigration, climate change, and forei

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, another top-tier contender, along with former Congressman Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Senator

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Together, 20 candidates qualified for the first primary debate for either scoring at least 1 perce

nt support in three qualifying polls or receiving donations from at least 65,000 unique donors.

The two-night debate, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Cen上海楼凤

er for the Performing Arts, was the first of a dozen that the Democratic National Committee had planned for the party’s primary.

The second debate is scheduled for July 30-31 in Detroit, Michigan.

WASHINGTON – The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed the Senate’s version of t

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The Democrat-controlled House voted 305 to 102. Senate Maj

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antly pass the Senate bill,” Pelosi wrote in a statement before the Thursday voting.

“The children come first,” Pelosi said. “At the end of the day, we

have to make sure that the resources needed to protect the children are available.”

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House Representative Josh Gottheimer, a Democratic leader of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, told Pelosi Thur

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Recent media reports of horrific conditions facing children at border det

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nde River near Brownsville, Texas, also created new urgency for Congress to act before the July 4 recess.

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Geng Shuang, spokesman of the Foreign Ministry

d China has always called for resolving trade tensions with the US through dia

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US threats to impose more tariffs on Chinese imports cannot intimidate the Chinese people, Geng added.上海千花坊

Gao said China’s stance toward tariffs is clear, that the country has always opposed

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The “unreliable entities” list-a blacklist of foreign parties that, for noncom

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Gao said. Companies that abide by Chinese law and the spirit of contracts have nothing to worry about, he said.

上海千花坊女神会所Zhou Mi, deputy director of the Institute of American and Oceania Studies of the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Eco

nomic Cooperation, said it is necessary for China to push forward with the list of “unreliable entities,” and export restriction measures.

“These moves will bring about institutional improvement,” Zhou said. “They are

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In a recent survey, a majority of US and Chinese consumers expressed strong su

pport for bilateral trade due to a belief that both countries benefit from the exchan

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The online survey was conducted among 1,000 US consumers and 1,000 Chinese consumers in early June.

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n yuan ($2.07 billi上海楼凤女神会所on) of illegal assets were recovered from abroad, bureau officials said.

“Under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee, we have had significant achievements in nabbing the fugitives and

returning their ill-gotten assets in the past five years,” said Cai Wei, deputy director of the International Cooperation Bureau.

“We have cut off the suspects’ escape routes and2019/06/25/sh419escom-7/ effectively changed their minds about fleeing overseas, which has laid

a solid foundation for achieving an overwhelming victory in the fight against corruption,” he said.

Since late 2012, China has conducted a massive campaign to fight corruption.

“Wherever offenders may flee, they will be brought back and brought to

justice,” President Xi Jinping said in October 2017 during the 19th CPC National Congress.

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tions such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the WTO, as they are important pil

lars of the world’s economic stability and development, he said, and also supports their efforts to reform their go

vernance structures and improve their capabilities to play a more positive role in the global economy.

Olav Kjorven, chief strategy officer at EAT, an NGO based in Stockholm that advocates a fair, healthy

and sustainable global food system, warned that alarm bells are now ringing loudly on behalf of planet Earth.

“We are rapidly running out of time to secure a safe future for humanity; we have a climate crisis o

n our hands, and we have entered an era of mass extinction of species with grave consequences for humanity,” he said.

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Between January and May, sales in commercial residential buildings reached 560 million squ

are meters, down 1.6 percent year-on-year. Among them, sales in residential buildings, office buildings and

commercial buildings went down 0.7 percent, 12.2 percent and 12.9 percent respectively.

Land purchase area and land prices experienced big declines. During the first five months, the land a

reas purchased by property developers fell 33.2 percent from a year earlier, the biggest decline since 1998. Mea

nwhile, land prices fell 35.6 percent year-on-year, marking the biggest drop since the data was released in 2004.

Hot investment in residential buildings and sluggish investment in commercial properties still continued.

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