The Vice President of China, Mr. Wang Qishan, will attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at the invitation of the UK authorities as a consultant of the President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping. This announcement was made by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs this Saturday (17).
On September 9, Xi despatched a message of condolence to the brand new king, King Charles III of the United Kingdom, on the dying of Queen Elizabeth II. In this speech, the Chinese chief mentioned that the longest-reigning emperor in British historical past is extremely praised.
Chinese observers of China-UK relations see Wang’s presence at the British monarch’s funeral as a constructive signal of bilateral relations. China’s signal of curiosity can play a constructive function in sustaining the long-term relationship between the 2 international locations.
Around 500 overseas dignitaries are anticipated to attend the funeral at London Westminster Abbey this Monday (19), together with the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro; from the USA, Joe Biden; members of royal households from Europe and different international locations and heads of Commonwealth international locations.
The queen’s coffin is at the Palace of Westminster to enable folks and admirers to pay their respects, and on Monday morning it is going to be taken to the church for the state funeral, which is scheduled to begin at 6 am within the UK.
Chinese biking tradition helps the nation attain its inexperienced objectives
Cycling is on the rise in China, a pattern that has been fueled by the rising recognition of bike-sharing apps that assist the nation meet inexperienced carbon emission targets.
For instance, within the Chinese capital Beijing in 2021, bicycle customers, the report of the Meituan app reveals, accomplished a bicycle mileage of 850 million kilometers, which helps to cut back 41,100 tons of carbon dioxide.
The survey was revealed on the event of World Cycling Day, celebrated this Monday (19) and proclaims that, final 12 months, customers of shared bikes and e-bikes via the platform saved 436,500 tons of carbon dioxide once they rode a motorbike.
About 500 bicycle customers have helped cut back greater than a ton of carbon dioxide every, equal to the entire bicycle mileage of about 20,000 km per individual, Meituan’s report reveals.
In 2021, China’s bicycle manufacturing reached 76.397 million models, a rise of 1.5% 12 months on 12 months. E-bike manufacturing reached 45.511 million models, up 10.3% in contrast to 2020, in accordance to the China Bicycle Association.
The China-Asean Expo will create new alternatives for regional development
The nineteenth China-Asean Expo and China-Asean Business and Investment Summit opened on Friday (16). These two occasions will assist to deepen cooperation between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and create new alternatives to revitalize the area’s financial system.
This 12 months marks the primary 12 months of the implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free commerce settlement. The four-day exhibition has the theme “Sharing New Opportunities for RCEP, Building China-Asean Free Trade Area Version 3.0” and can shut on Monday (19).
As of Saturday (17), the nineteenth China-Asean Expo had attracted 1,653 firms to the worldwide occasion. Meanwhile, the web exhibition attracted the participation of greater than 2,000 firms.
Statistics present that the China-Asean Expo has attracted about 1.015 million merchants from all over the world within the final 18 years. Asean Secretary General, Lim Jock Hoi, mentioned this occasion is essential in strengthening enterprise networks and regional cooperation.
Trade between RCEP international locations has seen speedy development. According to China’s General Administration of Customs, China’s imports and exports from international locations within the bloc elevated 14% year-on-year within the first eight months of this 12 months. During the identical interval, China’s commerce and exports with the opposite 14 RCEP international locations elevated by 7.5% year-on-year.
Shenzhou-14 taikonuts full the growth actions for the second time
Shenzhou-14 taikonauts accomplished extravehicular actions (EVAs) for the second time. The announcement was made by the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) on Saturday (17).
At 1:35 pm (Beijing Time), Cai Xuzhe opened the hatch to Wentian’s room. At 3:33 pm, Cai and Chen Dong have been exterior. The pair returned to the lab module at 5:47 pm after about 5 hours of extraterrestrial exercise and accomplished the mission.
During the EVAs, taikonaut Liu Yang remained contained in the core module to help the crew. The group accomplished a variety of works, together with the set up of auxiliary exterior shock absorbers and a set of prolonged pipes for charging circuits. They even have enhanced extravehicular rescue capabilities.
Shenzhou-13 return capsule may be seen by the general public
For the primary time since bringing three taikonauts again to Earth from a mission to house, the Shenzhou-13 return capsule may be seen by the general public at the Beijing Science Center.
Equipment and different gadgets for the house station are on show at the Science Exhibition within the Chinese capital, which opened on Thursday (15) and runs till 30 September. The occasion provides the general public a chance to stand up shut and private with China’s newest scientific-technological improvement.
Visitors can have immersive experiences of the particular module of China’s orbiting house station Tianhe and the not too long ago opened laboratory module Wentian, utilizing digital actuality tools.
Assembly tools, bogs, sleeping cabins, in addition to check cabins intently associated to the life and work of taikonauts are additionally out there for public viewing.
Chinese pianist Lang Lang’s new album celebrates the music of Disney
Chinese pianist Lang Lang will launch a brand new album subsequent Friday (24) in collaboration with Disney to rejoice the American leisure firm’s a hundredth anniversary.
The disc titled ‘The Disney Book’ brings a collection of 26 Disney songs together with ‘Let It Go’ from ‘Frozen’ and the theme tune from the movie ‘Aladdin’, ‘A Whole New World’.
Lang’s work summarizes his personal interpretation of the magical world of Disney movies and options different artists from all over the world.
With data from Xinhua, CGTN, China Daily and Global Times