Boeing may reimburse airlines for 737 MAX grounding

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said on Wednesday that the aircraft manufacturer

上海千花坊is having “ongoing conversations” with airlines about possible reimbursements following the worldwide grounding of 737 MAX jets.

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.

上海千花坊品茶微信The union hasn’t said how much pilots have lost, but it could be as much as $9 million a month, the Dallas Morning News reported.

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.”

上海千花坊品茶微信Airlines have used other planes when possible to replace grounded MAX jets, but some flights have been canceled. The airlines appa

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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The company is now home to more than 100 indie ban

nds and has expanded into the United States and Britain by signing Western bands. It also promote

上海千花坊s one of the country’s most popular outdoor musical events, the Strawberry Music Festival, whi

ch was launched in Beijing by the company in 2009 and has since expanded into dozens of Chinese cities.

“The first reason to form a band was to attract more girls,” says the singer-songwriter Gao Xiaosong, who formed his own band in 1990 while he was studying rada上海千花坊

r engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing. “But the most important thing was that when I learned to play guitar I wanted to explore more be

autiful sounds of the instruments, so I was eager to find people who shared my interests and who wanted to play music together with me.”

Gao is credited with creating a music genre during the 1990s called “campus folk music”, which won a

上海千花坊品茶微信large fan base in China then with poetic lyrics about youth, romance and friendship, accompanied by guitar.

One of the major contributors to indie music’ development in the country is the emerg

ing live house venues and small bars, which offer the indie rock bands stages to perform.

 live bar called School is among the most popular places for indie music bands and music fans.

School, tucked in a narrow hutong in downtown Beijing, was co-founded by Liu Fei, a former band agent and music festival organizer, about nine years ago.

“We wanted to have a place to enjoy music and drink together so we decided to l上海千花坊品茶微信

aunch School,” says Liu, 36, a Beijing native. “The place connects like-minded people.”

As Liu sat in the two-floor venue he was accompanied by a black dog that he adopted last year. He spotted the stray sitting outside the l

ive bar and decided to take it in. It was the Year of the Dog, so Liu considers her as an omen of good things and named her School, after the club.

“Like us, she really enjoys crowds and loves to listen to music,” Liu says.上海千花坊品茶微信

Among the young bands that started to give performances at School and gained a fan base is Penicillin, an indie rock group whose members were all born after 1990.

“They started with performing in front of fewer than 10 people and now they have a stable fan base with about 100,000 fol

lowers on their Sina Weibo account,” says Liu, adding that the lead vocalist and guitarist, nicked-named Xiaole, has the n

atural charisma of a rock star with his solid technique, songwriting talent and onstage composure.

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he mainly served as deputy manager and manager of Kweic

Moutai Group, vice-chairman and chairman of Kweichow Moutai Group.

 上海千花坊He was replaced by Li Baofang as the chairman of Moutai group in May 2018. One year

later, he was dismissed from the Guizhou Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

According to the SPP, the prosecutors informed his litigation rights and listened ca

refully to his lawyer’s statement of defense during the interrogation to protect his legitimate rights. 上海千花坊

Shanghai has unveiled its first dedicated artificial intelligence incubator as part of its push to make AI a cornerstone of its industrial transformation.

Launched in Shanghai’s Wujiaochang, an area home to multiple leading research houses such as Fudan University and Tongji Univ

 上海千花坊女神会所ersity, the first 3,000 square-meter AI Space serves as an accelerator to turn abstract AI ideas into prototypes and potentially into tangible products.

Backed by the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatization, the facility will provide working space, data bases, techni

cal support, financing and resources match-making with application scenarios. Such a model will be duplicated across the city in due time. 上海千花坊女神会所

Five AI startups have signed memoranda of understanding with the first AI space, covering areas from the combination of AI and medical care, education and big data.

The incubator was launched earlier this week on the same occasion when the city announce

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nounced ahead of the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in August.

 上海千花坊女神会所”The SAIL awards are not only an influential part of the WAIC competition, but an important carrier in the integration of industries, universities, rese

arches and application in the field of AI,” said Zhang Ying, chief engineer of the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatization.

With four subcategories, the SAIL awards are expected to facilitate the development of AI and accelerate its transformation from concepts to reality.

Official statistics showed that the city is already home to 1,000 companies with AI as its core bu 上海千花坊女神会所

siness. According to a plan issued last year by municipal authorities, Shanghai is looking to lead the pack by bec

oming a global AI hub, with plans to expand the scale of its industry to more than 100 billion yuan ($14.4 billion) by

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For anyone interested in Spanish and the vibrant cultures of the Spanish-s

上海乌托邦peaking world, the annual Spanish Day is a real feast that certainly cannot be missed.

As a traditional open day of the Beijing arm of the Cervantes Institute, a Spanish cultural center, the Spanish Day is celebrated to honor learners, lovers and promoters of Spanish, the world’s second most spoken native language.上海乌托邦

Held on June 22 this year, the event featured young soccer players and Spanish learners who staged a medley of sports and artistic performances. In addition, as a prelude to the exhibition Writer Picasso, those young participants also created a mega-sized mosaic artwork as a tribute to the Spanish master.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Supported by the embassies of Spanish-speaking countries such as Uruguay, Mexico and Argentina, the 12-hour-long open day sh上海乌托邦

owcased how diverse and intriguing the Spanish culture is through dance performances, film screenings, concerts, foods and more.

Construction of the second 330-meter-tall tower for one of the world’s largest cable-stayed bridges was completed in East China’s Jiangsu province on Thursday.

上海乌托邦品茶微信The 11,072-meter-long Hutong Yangtze River Bridge, linking the cities of Nantong and Suzhou, is de

signed with a main span of 1,092 meters, making it the world’s first road-rail cable-stayed bridge with a span over 1,000 meters.

Ning Chaoxin, with the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co., Ltd (MBEC), the project’s contractor, said the two c上海乌托邦品茶微信

able towers are the key force structure of the bridge. The longer the bridge spans, the higher the cable tower needs to be.

To ensure the shipping on China’s busiest waterway, the bridge is designed to have a longer span. About 73,000 cubic meters of concrete

and 11,000 tonnes of steel bars were used to build each tower, whose height is equivalent to a 110-storey skyscraper.

Ning said the huge construction volume is required so that the bridge can withstand

violent typhoons, magnitude-8 earthquakes and impacts from the collision of a 100,000-tonne ship.

The bridge will have a 6-lane expressway on the upper deck and four railway tracks on the lower deck.

The track laying on the bridge will start in January 2020, according to MBEC. The bridge is expected to ensure the river shipping on the Yangtze, while easing the roa

d and railway traffic pressure in the Yangtze River Delta region, China’s economic powerhouse.

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elated to the artist’s literary creation, poems and a documentary particularly made for this occasion, the exhi上海夜生活

bition showcases how the artist originally utilized penc上海夜生活il and Chinese ink to create pictograms, through which he told us his world and memories.

In addition, Picasso’s engagement with the then Chinese art community is another focus of the exhibi上海夜生活

上海夜生活tion, where the original manuscript of a telegram penned by poet and scholar Guo Moruo to congratulat

e the artist on his 80th birthday on behalf of the PRC government in 1961, is on display.

Four original engravings by the artist courtesy of Chinese collector Jiang Xingdao, foun上海夜生活

der of Beijing Xuyuan Culture & Art Development Co, Ltd, are also included in the exhibition.

ritain’s Conservative Party leadership contest frontrunner Boris Johnson has backtracked on his prev

上海夜生活ious comments made on Brexit negotiations, saying there is only a “millio

n-to-one” chance that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal.

Just a day after he stoked concern by promising in a radio interview to leave the EU on Oct 31 “come wh

at may, do or die” with a no-deal Brexit, Johnson stated he did not believe that was where Britain would “end up”.

In a Conservative party hustings on Wednesday evening, Johnson said: “It’s absolutely vital that we prepare for a no-deal outcome if we’re going to get the deal that we need.

“上海夜生活女神会所I don’t think that’s where we’re going to end up — I think it’s a million to one against — but it’s vital that we prepare.”

The EU has said it will not return to Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal deal, rejected three

times by UK Parliament, and experts are sceptical a new prime minister can secure any changes to the

controversial Northern Ireland backstop hated by Eurosceptic MPs by the end of October.

Both men vying to be the next prime minster, Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, have said they would back a no-

deal Brexit departure from the EU, if a new withdrawal agreement with Brussels couldn’t be reached.上海夜生活女神会所

Johnson said there was a new feeling of “common sense breaking out” among members of Parliament

in favor of passing a deal. He played down the idea that he would prorogue – or susp

end – Parliament in order to secure a departure on Oct 31, but did not entirely rule it out.

上海夜生活女神会所The exhibition, co-hosted by the Cervantes Institute and the Picasso Museum

in Malaga, where the artist was born, will move to Shanghai after running in Beijing.

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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

上海千花坊logue and consultation, but it will firmly safeguard its own legitimate interests.

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

unilaterally imposed tariffs. “The US trade bullying eventually hurts its own businesses and consumers,” he said.上海千花坊女神会所

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

上海千花坊mercial reasons, harm the interests of Chinese companies, will be released soon,

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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tracts. They can further level the playing field for both homegrown and foreign companies.”上海千花坊

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

ge of goods, said Mei Yan, senior partner and China chair at advisory firm Brunswick Group.上海千花坊

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

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Nevertheless, va上海419女神会所ln and enforcemen

ment still exist 上海419女神会所lacross the country, due to different understanding of the latest taxation law, Zhang added.

The new policy announcement pointed out three scenarios of property

transfers, including parents granting housing ownership to their children, and discount cou

pons and hongbao, or red envelopes, stuffed with cash used by families and friends online, all should be free from taxation.

Six other taxation items which have been levied in the past have been left out. Stock inves

tors will not have to pay tax for their transaction fee returns from securities firms, for instance.

Zhang said that the announcement reassures the revised individual taxation law w

ould benefit households and individuals and dispels some unreasonable doubts, while eliminating unne

cessary inconsistencies between current and previous tax policies and making tax more practical and effective.

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summit in Hangzho上海品茶微信女神会所 province, in 2016 wh

ere it contributed上海品茶微信女神会所 Chinese wisdom and Chinese solutions to global economic governance, Xiong said.Governance reform

China supports highly professional, representative and influential international organiza

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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During the first five m上海楼凤女神会所, the propert

 the property m上海楼凤女神会所arket remained stable overall, with property sales measur

ed by floor area showing negative growth and sale prices registering slower growth.

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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He said Chinese an上海419论坛女神会所ers unanimously decide

d to work togeth上海419论坛女神会所er closely in the joint construction of the Belt and Road and

the African Union’s Agenda 2063, as well as the development strategies of African countries. In that wa

y, they can jointly build a China-Africa community with a shared future and together implement the eight major initi

atives of China-Africa cooperation that chart a new blueprint for China-Africa relations on a higher level.

“I am glad to see that China and Africa have worked together to positively push fo

rward the implementation of the FOCAC Beijing Summit’s achievements, which hav

e already resulted in many early achievements and brought benefits to the Chinese and African peoples,” Xi said.

The world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a centur

y, and the overall rise of developing countries has strong momentum, Xi said.

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