city produced by compressed hydrogen fed into fuel cells, are important in building a green ene
rgy future, as they are generally considered zero-emission and clean, according to Hu.
Such vehicles have long cruising ranges and can be refueled within three to five minutes.
In addition, the performance of fuel cell vehicles is not greatly affected by the change o
f seasons, he said, referring to winter’s adverse effect on the life of lithium batteries.
In recent years, the company has made moves to advance in the field, as bo
th the central and local governments are eyeing the potential of hydrogen fuel cells to upg
rade the manufacturing industry, and to achieve green and sustainable development.
China had around 1,200 fuel cell vehicles on its roads and fewer than 20 hydr
ogen fuel stations by the end of 2017, ranking behind the United States, Japan, Ge
rmany and South Korea, according to the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association.
Bilateral trade between China and Austria reached $6.4 billion in the first eight months of la
st year, up 20 percent year-on-year, according to the Foreign Ministry. As of August 2018, China has app
roved 1,288 investment projects from Austria, with an actual investment of $2.08 billion, signed 2,263 technology im
port contracts with Austria, with a cumulative contract value of $6.23 billion and directly invested $880 million in Austria.
“I’m pleased that a group number of Austrian companies got the chance to take part in the construction of winter sports
facilities and to provide the expertise for organizing great sports events like the Olympics,” Stift said.
“We are trying hard to get more Austrian ski instructors and traine
rs to China and the greater number of Chinese winter sports tourists to Austria”.
Besides winter sports, Austria is one of the most favorite travel destinations for Chinese tourists for is beautiful landsc
ape, food and shopping. “The growth rate, especially in winter tourism has been phenomenal the last few years,” said Glatz.
“Winter is a season when Chinese tourists should go to Austria to experi
ence a very different landscape from what they would see during the dry months in the summer months,” added Glatz.
The number of Chinese tourists in Australia might reach one million this year, said Stift.
lies to a border town in Colombia, including food and hygiene kits, ready-to-use supplementary foods and high-energy biscuits
. It’s pledged $20 million to help Venezuela, and other countries including Canada, the UK and Germany have chipped in, too.
Earlier this week, Guaido named Saturday as the deadline for the aid to cross the border.
But the United States announced Friday preparations to bring aid in through another route.
”The US and its partners began pre-positioning additional hu
manitarian aid for Venezuelans in Boa Vista, Brazil,” the US State Department tweeted.
The aid consists of food kits “containing rice, beans, sugar, and salt to feed nearly 3,500 people f
or 10 days and additional rice to feed an estimated 6,100 people for one month,” a fact sheet from the State Department says.
British billionaire Richard Branson sponsored a Live Aid-inspired show Friday in Cucuta, Colombia, featuring Latin
American stars such as Colombian musical legends Carlos Vives and Juanes, and reggaeton singer Maluma. Co
lombian President Ivan Duque, Chile’s Sebastian Piñera and Mario Abdo of Paraguay also joined the crowds.
rnight flight hung heavily on himPence could have been better
prepared, had his spe
ech writer more carefully gauged his audience before the vice president stood behind the teleprompter.
A hint at why came the day before, when Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Speaker
of the House of Representatives, was introd
uced to delegates to rapturous applause. That should have been a signal to Pence: he was among allies, not friends.
Pence, clearly hoping for the same warm reception, was instead met with a
silent pause when he said he was bringing with him a greeting from Trump.
Pence’s pitch was as Trump enforcer, hectoring the gathered NATO allies for underspending
and admonishing allies — the UK, Germany and France — for refusing to
follow the US out of the Iran nuclear deal.
He hadn’t come to make friends and he didn’t.
Joe Biden, who says he has yet to decide if he’ll challenge Trump in 2020, sold himself as the antithesis to Pence and his boss.
”The America I see values basic human decency, not snatching children from their parents or turning our back on refugees on the border.”
a statement saying he had met with Gulf leaders to discuss their common interest in “war wit
h Iran.” On Thursday, Netanyahu added his own criticism of Europe, noting that the US had pulled out of
the Iran deal and added sanctions. “The Europeans should join this effort rather than try to circumvent it,” he said.
Pence’s remarks — both about Europe and advocating for an aggress
ive stance against Iran — are likely to become yet another irritant between the US and Eu
rope, already at odds over the Iran nuclear deal, trade, the Paris climate agreement as well as President Donald Tr
ump’s attacks on the European Union and NATO, his support for populists and for Britain’s exit from the EU.
Allies such as France and Germany declined to send senior officials to the ministerial, whi
ch was initially supposed to focus on Iran and then was broadened to cover Yemen, Syria and attempts to re
solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, partly in response to European objections.
Even the ministerial’s location — Poland — is potential salt in the wound.
Warsaw has pulled at the fabric of the European Union as it has pursued a series of anti-democratic steps, silencing inde
pendent media, politicizing security services and undermining the judicial system. Yet Pence and other US officials lavi
shed praise on their Polish hosts, while the vice president used his remarks there to paint Western Europe as an isolated outlier.