Month: March 2019
king with industry to meet shared safety goals,” he said. “FAA now delegates more of its aircr
aft certification to approved manufacturers through its congressionally authorized Organization Desig
nation Authorization program or ODA. However, my office has identified weaknesses with FAA oversight of ODA.”
Senators questioned the safety of Boeing’s anti-stall system, called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System.
The system was installed because Max jets have bigger engines mounted closer to the nose of the plane than older Boeing 737s, changing the plane’s aerodynamics.
If the nose rises, threatening a stall, the MACS system automatically points the nose of the plane down to gain speed. The sys
tem can be shut off by flipping a switch on the throttle console between the pilot and co-pilot.
The “angle of attack” sensor built into the Max aircraft measures the amount of lift generat
ed by the wings. The device warns pilots when there is too little lift, potentially stalling the plane
ons has voted against remaining in the EU and every version of leaving the EU,” tweeted James Cleverly, the Conservative Party’s deputy chairman.
Nevertheless, some proposals fared better than May’s deal had done two weeks ago, and parlia
ment was due to hold more indicative votes on Monday after refining the options most likely to secure a majority.
Many Conservative eurosceptics had made clear they would only c
onsider supporting May’s deal if she gave a firm commitment to resign, hoping a new leader
would be more sympathetic to their views when negotiating the terms of Britain’s future relationship with the EU.
“I have heard very clearly the mood of the parliamentary party,” May told a meeting of Conservative lawmakers (MPs).
“I know there is a desire for a new approach – and new lead
ership – in the second phase of the Brexit negotiations – and I won’t stand in the way of that.”
But within hours of May’s offer, the Democratic Unionist Party, which props up her minority gov
ernment, said it would vote against the deal if May brought it back a third time.
ister in a row to have fallen foul of divisions over Europe within her centuries-old party, following David Cameron, John Major and Margaret Thatcher.
Most voters think the Brexit negotiation has been handled badly and there may now be a slight majority for staying in the EU, rec
ent polls suggest. Many Conservative MPs say May herself has caused the chaos by not negotiating harder with the EU.
“It was inevitable and I just feel she’s made the right decision. She has actually read the m
ood of the party, which was a surprise,” said Conservative lawmaker Pauline Latham.
Over two decades since her debut appearance at Wimbledon, Chinese legend Li
Na still remembers her awkward introduction to the iconic London tournament.
Li first competed there in the girls’ singles in 1998, and was tripped up by the switch f
rom hard courts to grass, not to mention the All England Club’s famous sartorial etiquette.
“I had no clue at all on how to play on grass,” Li recalled at Tuesday’s The Road to Wimbledon junior training camp in Beijing.
A group of scientists in Gansu province have discovered a fossilized b
ird dating back about 110 million years and the first ever to have an unlaid egg in its abdomen.
The fossil represents a new species, Avimaia schweitzerae, belonging to a group called the Enantiornithes, which was a
bundant around the world and coexisted with dinosaurs in the Cretaceous period.
The well preserved fossil was discovered in the city of Yumen.
Because the specimen was crushed flat, it was only after a small fragment was extracted and analyzed under a micro
scope that the research team at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Pal
eoanthropology realized the unusual tissue was an egg, said Alida Bailleul, the lead author of the article.
came to Europe again in his first overseas trip this year, manifesting the great importance China attaches to Europe, Wang said.
In a world of unprecedented transformations, Xi noted that a stable, strategic and reciprocal China-EU relationship is urgently needed.
Wang said during his visit, Xi had in-depth communication with the European leaders to discuss cooperation in internation
al issues and reached important consensus of adhering to multilateralism, and discarding isolationism and unilateral moves.
He also said Xi and the European leaders agreed to enhance coordination and cooperation wit
hin the UN system, give full play to the constructive role of global and regional multilateral mechanisms s
uch as the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and Group of 20 and the EU, and
actively contribute to solving international conflicts, combating climate change and promoting sustainable development.
In his keynote speech at the global governance forum, Xi raised “four deficits” in global affairs including governance deficit, tru
st deficit, peace deficit and development deficit. To address these deficits, he proposed a four-pronged approach of fairness and reas
onableness, consultation and understanding, joint efforts and mutual assistance and mutual benefit and win-win results.
port, global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose by 1.7 percent to 33 gigatonnes last year, the highest level since
2013. Coal use in power generation alone surpassed 10 Gt, accounting for one-third of the total increase.
The fact that most of the increase in coal use comes from coal power plants in developing Asia points to the harsh reality that greenhouse gas emissions are the cost be
ing paid for development. That the majority of coal power plants in Asia are only 12 years old on average, decades short of the
average life span of around 50 years, shows how challenging it is to cut CO2 emissions and maintain economic growth.
That the developing countries obtain help from their developed co
unterparts in both funds and technologies is essential to the fight against global warming.
It is high time that countries appreciated the urgency of this comm
on challenge and how important it is for concerted efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
back the motion. Richard Harrington, who resigned as a junior business minister, accused the government of “playing roulette with the lives and liveli
hoods of the vast majority of people in this country” by failing to resolve Britain’s Brexit impasse.
The government said it was disappointed by the vote, claiming it “upends the balance
between our democratic institutions and sets a dangerous, unpredictable precedent for the future.”
But it also conceded that the new votes might be a way to break the months-long Brexit gridlock. May said she would “engage
constructively” with the results of the process, though sahe said she was skeptical that it would produce a decisive result.
The move raises the chances that Britain will tack toward a softer Brexit, and is likely to be welcomed by th
e EU. Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator, tweet that it was an “opportunity to build a cross-party coope
ration leading to an enhanced political declaration & a closer future relationship!”Earlier in the day, May ack
nowledged, “with great regret,” that her deal still lacked “sufficient support” to be approved as of Monday.
ping via livestreaming services could completely and truly demonstrate the detailed infor
mation of overseas products to domestic consumers, and have gained wide popularity with the younger generation.
Zeng added that the consumers’ demands have become more p
ersonalized and diversified. “They have higher requirements for high-quality and cost-effe
ctive products, which brings out huge opportunities for cross-border e-commerce industry.”
It is noteworthy that the post-90s generation favor niche
and designer brands, and also are addicted to livestreaming videos, Zeng said.
Founded in 2010, Ymatou is a consumer-to-consumer or C2C marketplace engaged in cross-border e-commerce.
By the end of the second quarter in 2018, the site had about 50 million users and hired more than 60,000 overseas buyers in 83
countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and Australia.
ence” leader, to stop over in Hawaii on her way back to the island after an eight-day tour of thr
ee Pacific island nations this week, Washington is breaching all established protocols and violating the 1979
Joint Communiqué. Beijing lodged “stern representations” with Washington on Thursday against Tsai’s transit in Hawaii.
“We have consistently and resolutely opposed the United States or other countries which
have diplomatic relations with China arranging this kind of transit,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Ge
ng Shuang said in Beijing. Beijing has urged Washington not to send “Taiwan independence forces any wrong signal”, Geng said.
The method behind fluctuating policy of US
When the US intends to maintain good relations with the mainland, it significantly reduces the
use of or even refrains from mentioning the Taiwan Relations Act. But when Washington wants to put pressure on Beijing to fina
lize a deal or sign a trade agreement in its favor, it promptly resorts to using the Act. At times, even the island’s a
uthorities stir up trouble, prompting the US to use the Act to try and browbeat or incite the mainland.
An additional 14 people were found dead in the latest search and rescue operation after an explo