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production plant and a hydrogen liquefaction plant started to extend the company’s operations along the value chain, rang
ing from hydrogen production and liquefaction, to hydrogen storage, transport, testing, refueling and applications.
The Baoding Great Wall Holdings Group Co Ltd, the indirect controlling shareholder of Great Wall Motor, said it pla
ns to acquire all the shares of Shanghai Fuel Cell Vehicle Powertrain Co Ltd soon. That would enable Great Wall M
otor to develop and deploy cost-competitive fuel cells for a variety of applications, according to the company.
Great Wall Motor has already established an internationally competitive R&D team of 240 technology experts.
With four R&D centers in Baoding, Shanghai, Munich in Germany and Yokohama in Japan, Hu said that Great Wall
Motor will make full use of world-class professionals to promote the R&D and marketization of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
The company is set to play a leading role in technological innovation in the fuel cell vehicle sector in China, he said.
the first being the Xihe Qiqiao Cultural Festival, and it proved to be highly popular with tourists.
Soon, she began to take orders, and then recruited locals to work for her.
“As my life improves, I want to help others
to make better lives for themselves through their embroidery,” says Zhang.
In 2015, with the help of her family, she built a house to be used as a work site and named it Qiqiao Workshop.
At first, she recruited a dozen members. After that the num
ber has kept growing as the factory developed into an infl
uential embroidery organization, the Qiqiao Workshop Association.
By last year, it had 179 women as members, 30 of w
hom were from registered poverty-stricken households. It h
ad reached a turnover of 1 million yuan by last year, and members earned 4,000 yuan on average.
ming, cooking, taking care of children and household chores, and pick up pins and needles only in their free time.
“Apart from being able to increase their incomes, what is noticeable is that the women finally have a say in their family decisions now,” says Zhang.
“Earlier, they used to feel that they needed to ask their husbands even if they just w
anted to buy a 10-yuan sweater. But now, they feel free to make their own choices.”
In 2016, the China Women’s Federation designated Xihe county as the model base for alle
viating poverty and began to offer financial support to the likes of Qiqiao Workshop.
One of the beneficiaries was Lyu Xiaohong, the founder of the Baoji Embroidery Culture Company.
The federation encourages poor households to become shareholders by allocating each
of them an equity of 5,000 yuan. At the same time, Lyu’s company signed an agreement with the hou
seholds, promising a dividend of not less than 1,000 yuan by the end of each year. Now, 36 poor households in the v
illage, more than half of such households there, have decided to join the company.
learned to sell their work online.
Meanwhile, Lyu registered an online store on Taobao in 2016 and says she has since earned 50,000 yuan.
Speaking about the efforts, Luo Shumei, the president of the Wo
men’s Federation of Changdao village, Xihe county, says: “It’s a good thing to see embroidery pro
duction in Xihe county is shifting from being scattered to being more organized.
“But one drawback is that we are yet to find a good market.”
Broadcasting Administration designated Luo, now 32, as a Xihe Qiqiao culture “inheritor”.
As for the future prospects, Luo says: “To be honest, o
ur production is at a bit of a standstill now because we don’t know when the next order will come in.
“And we are reluctant to produce en masse beca
use of the risk of overstocking. But when an order does come in, we’ll work very hard.
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.
The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating Nazi drawings found Friday morning at an elementary school in Queens, Detective George Tourovakas told CNN.
Dozens of swastikas, a Nazi eagle and the words “Hail Hitler” (sic) were found drawn in chalk on the pavement of PS 139’s schoolyard.
Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, who represents the district, told CNN her office received photographs from a resident in the apartment building next to t
he school and immediately informed the police. According to Koslowitz, the area is a predominately Jewish neighborhood.
I am horrified, disgusted, and nauseated, to say the least, of what I have witnessed today. Naz
i imagery and anti-Semitic slurs were drawn at the PS 139 Playground in Rego Park. I was on the sce
ne today and most of the imagery has been washed away. Enough is enough! pic.twitter.com/vteXmlqQyk
”This was exceptionally scary today,” Koslowitz said, describing the images as “horrible, just horrible.”
Koslowitz told CNN she heard stories from her mother, who came from Poland, about anti-Semitic incidents in Europe in the
last century. Koslowitz, who grew up in New York, said she never believed an act of this nature could occur in the city.
”This really just has to stop,” she said. “There’s no question about it being a hate crime.”
There have been 36 anti-Semitic crimes reported in the city so this year, compared
with 21 for the same time last year, according to a New York Times report, which cited police.