rm has been in operation since Feb 4, 2018.
It is the first Pacific Hydro wind farm in Chile and the first wind farm invested in by China in the South American country.
The $150 million project, financed and constructed by China State Power Investment Corpo
ration, has an installed capacity of 82 MW and will generate about 282 GWh/year, which can meet electri
city demands for 130,000 households and reduce carbon emissions by 157,000 tons per year.
Located in Russia’s Yamal Peninsula in the Arctic, the Yamal liquefied natural gas project reached f
ull production capacity with its three production lines, each of which has a capacity of 5.5 milli
on tons per year, with operations starting in December 2017, August 2018 and December 2018, successively.
The project is the world’s largest of its kind within the Arctic Circle and is also the first m
ega- energy cooperation project implemented in Russia after the Belt and Road Initiative was proposed.
It is owned by Russia’s Novatek (50.1 percent), France’s Total (20 percent), China N
ational Petroleum Corporation (20 percent) and China’s Silk Road Fund (9.9 percent).
learly what it feels like to be a patient in need of transplant surgery and eagerly waiting for an
organ, since such organs are scarce,” he said. “I want to do the same to save others.”
With the number of registered organ donors increasing rapidly in China, it is expected that more patients with terminal illn
ess in need of organ transplants will be fortunate, like Zhao, and not have to wait very long.
By the end of February, the number of registered organ donors in China exceeded 1.05 mill
ion, compared with 1,087 in 2010, the year China began to pilot organ donations, according to the Chin
a Organ Donation Administrative Center. More than 64,000 organs have been donated since then, the center added.
The turning point came in 2015, when China banned the use of organs harvested from executed prisoners, which
made voluntary donations the only legitimate source of organs. Since then, the number of organ donations and the num
ber of organ donors have continued to increase rapidly, according to data from health authorities.
fossils representing more than 50 previously undescribed animal species dating back 518 million years.
The soft tissues of their bodies, including muscles, organs, eyes and mouths are still visible in some
of the 4,351 fossils discovered in Yichang, Hubei province, according to a new study published in the journ
al Science on Friday. The excavated fossils represent 109 species, including known jelly fish, arthropods and algae.
Fu Dongjing, associate professor at Northwest University in Xi’an, Shaanxi, also the first author of the paper, said the research g
roup started exploring the ancient ruins in the summer of 2007, in Changyang Tujia autonomous county. It was lo
cated on the bank of Qingjiang River where a representative insect from the Cambrian period was first found.
The new trove of fossils called the Qingjiang biota－the living organisms of a region－ha
ve the potential to greatly inform the understanding of early animal evolution, according to the study.
About 542 million years ago, life on earth diversified at an extremely rapid pace, known as t
he Cambrian explosion. Almost all present animal categories appeared at that time. Many creatures wen
t extinct in the process of evolution, but others became the initial form of future organisms.
year. We must build a presence there.”In the fourth quarter of 2018, Oppo outcompeted Samsung to
become the largest smartphone vendor in Thailand with a market share of 22.2 percent, gro
wing about 70 percent year-on-year, according to the market research company Canalys.
Its products and services are also well received in other South Asian and Sout
heast Asian countries, including India, and African countries such as Kenya.
In 2018, Oppo shipped 113 million units of smartphones wor
ldwide, garnering a global market share of more than 8 percent, according to IDC data.
Other Chinese smartphone makers, including Huawei, Xiaomi and Vivo, are also looking beyon
d their home turf for growth. In this context, Oppo believes it has an edge over others as it first started its i
nternational journey as early as in 2009 in Thailand, much before others jumped on the going-global bandwagon.
that President Trump ordered Kelly to grant Kushner a top secret security clearance despite con
cerns raised by intelligence officials. The President has denied he had any role in Kushner receiving a clearance.
New York Times: Trump demanded Kushner get top-secret security clearance
The latest revelation also contradicts Ivanka Trump’s denial to ABC News three weeks ag
o, when she said her father had “no involvement” regarding her or Kushner’s clearances.
Several sources told CNN it is feasible that she was unaware of the red flags raised during h
er background check process, as well as the President’s involvement in it. According to a source fam
iliar with her process, she “did not seek, nor have, outside counsel involved in her process as no issues were ever rais
ed.” A separate person added that she was notified by career officials that her clearance had been granted.
Kushner’s clearance was downgraded in February 2018 after Kel
ly stipulated new changes to the security clearance system because a senior West Wing staff
er with a temporary clearance was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife. Aides who previously operated on “top
considering socialism to look to Venezuela to see its failures.
”Socialism is not about the environment, it’s not about justic
e, it’s not about virtue,” he said. “Socialism is about only one thing — it’s called power for
the ruling class, that’s what it is. Look at what’s happening in Venezuela and so many other places.”
Green New Deal
Trump came out swinging against the Green New Deal, calling the progressive climate plan an attempt by Democrats to “com
pletely take over American energy and completely destroy America’s economy through their new $100 trillion Gr
een New Deal … which somebody described as a high school term paper written by a poor student.”
He said that the plan would destroy the natural gas, nuclear power and auto industri
es as “their plan would remove every gas-powered car from American roads.”
The plan actually calls for “overhauling transportation sys
tems in the United States to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the tran
sportation sector as much as is technologically feasible” and does not call for taking away cars.
strates China’s current principles in governing foreign investment to ensure it receives treatment equal to that of Chinese companies in most phases.
Wang Wenhua, professor at the Law School of Beijing Foreign Studies Universi
ty, said the legal community generally agrees that the legislation is necessary and feasible.
Once adopted, the law will play a significant role in encoura
ging more investments, especially those with key strengths and vision, she said.
“We are now facing a new situation and new challenges at both home
and abroad. The draft law is sending a clear message that China is determine
d to further deepen its opening-up and reform as well as uphold the rule of law,” Wang said.
“Integrating a series of foreign investment policies and current law, the new measure
will boost foreign investors’ confidence, further open up markets and create a better business environment.”
projects, including highway, railway, airport and power stations. However, in the face of local protests, the effectiveness of Modi’s economic package, delivered just a few months before the
election, seemed very suspicious. Interestingly, because of the tremendous opposition against the Bill and the frustrating situation on the g
round, BJP’s top local politician who was defending the bill changed his tune almost as soon as Modi left.
Clearly, Modi’s twin election trick, which comprised both nationalistic and developmental ele
ments, was clearly at work during his visit to disputed South Tibet. However, sacrificing the pa
instakingly earned mutual trust and progress in Sino-Indian relations for the sake of ephemeral political benefits seems unwise.
Even though India and China have so far held 21 rounds of talks to resolve the border dispute, and Modi and President Xi have met at least four times in 2018 to bring b
ilateral ties back on a stable footing, the border issue remains the single-most sensitive topic between the two countries. While
the dispute between China and India remains too large to be resolved altogether, both sides would better carefully manage it.
After the successful landing of the Chang’e-4 lunar probe on the far side of the moon on Jan 3, Ch
ina is planning to launch Chang’e-5, a more advanced lunar probe, later this year to collect samples from the moon.
The Chang’e-4 mission, the first such mission in history, was an important m
ilestone in the lunar exploration program of not only China but also the wo
rld. About 50 years ago, the United States’ Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the moon, marking a critical step in spa
ce exploration. But no human has landed on the moon after 1972. Since Apollo 11, according to the US, effectively en
ded its space race with the Soviet Union, the Americans abandoned all ambitions to further explore space.
“Project Apollo” did not prompt other countries to join the space race because no country ot
her than the US and the Soviet Union could afford the huge costs. Even the US found it extremely difficult to s
ustain the project. For example, the cost of launching the Saturn V rocket, the carrier of Apollo 11 in 1969, was nearly $40
0 million, almost equal to the total budget of the US National Science Foundation that year.
her husband Liu Xiaolong, a Chinese man from Tianmen City, in Hubei Province, when she was a student at St. Petersburg