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ted cities, Jakarta, a city of more than 10 million people, is also one of the most congested.
In his address to parliament, Jokowi said: “A capital city is not just a symbol of nati上海夜网女神会所
onal identity, but also a representation of the progress of the nation.”
上海夜网He did not give the exact location in Kalimantan for the new city. It is a region with a
population of just over 16 million people and known for rainforests and orangutans.上海夜网
Widodo toured Kalimantan in May to survey potential sites.
上海夜网女神会所Kyle Springer, a senior analyst with the Perth USAsi
a Centre at the University of Western Australia, said from an infrastruc
ture perspective, Jokowi’s push to move the national capital to Kalimantan is “interesting”.上海夜网
“It is a less developed part of Indonesia where there are a number of infrastructure gaps,” the analyst said.
上海夜网女神会所An archipelago comprising nearly 17,000 islands, Indonesia has a population of mor
e than 270 million, mostly concentrated on the islands of Java and Sumatra.
A question mark has been hanging over the future of Jakarta as the nation’s capital for decades.上海夜网
Heri Andreas, a lecturer and researcher with the faculty of Eart
上海夜网女神会所h Science and Technology and the Institute of Technology Bandung, Ind
onesia, said Kalimantan was chosen because of its central location in the archipelago.
He said the new capital will probably be the political capital of the country while th上海夜网
e economic and commercial activities will remain on Java, at least for the time being.
He said Jakarta will be the “central economic city” of Indonesia.上海夜网女神会所
“I don’t see Jakarta being left behind after the new capital is established,” he said.
Picture yourself going home after work on an autonomous aeria
l vehicle – a combination of drone and small helicopter – rather than being stuck in traffic.上海夜网
That may soon become a reality as a Guangzhou-based company has announced it is
上海夜网品茶微信cooperating with the local government to build a low-altitude aviation transportation network for AAVs.
Generally used to transport goods, “the network will shuttle passengers in a safe, fast, environmentally friendly, cost-efficien
t and intelligent way,” said Hu Huazhi, founder and chairman of technology company Ehang.上海夜网
The company, in cooperation with the Guangzhou government, will open the service to the public in 2021.
上海夜网品茶微信”We will launch pilot routes above the city roads this year,” Hu said. According to Hu, th
e company has finished the development of an application to allow passengers to pre-order the flying service.
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station downtown, with charges being almost the same as taking a taxi,” Hu said.
上海夜网品茶微信He said the company is working with the local government to build more landing stations in the city in the following years.
Ehang, based in Guangzhou, has selected the city as its pilo
t city for the establishment of a low-altitude aviation transportation network.上海夜网
As part of the pilot program, Ehang will help the local government set up a command-and-control center to ensure that m
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cture to support urban air mobility, including by designing safety rules and market entry thresholds.
Constitution Day on May 3, doubts over constitutional revision have increased.
On the one hand, a large majority of the respondents said they don‘t see any upsu上海夜网
rge in the call for constitutional amendment despite Abe’s desperate efforts.
上海夜网女神会所On the other hand, when asked if Article 9 should be amended, 64 percent of the respondents
said “no”, up from 63 percent last year, while only 28 percent said “yes”, down from 32 percent last year.
And Yomiuri Shimbun’s nationwide opinion poll in July showed people are more concerne上海夜网
d about “social security matters” such as pensions than constitutional amendment. In fact, 37 perce
上海夜网女神会所nt of the respondents, the biggest group, said they vote for the party which promises to provide the best possible socia
l security for citizens, with only 7 percent saying constitutional amendment is the most important issue for them.
Moreover, apart from heeding the call of a majority of Japanese citizens, Abe and the LDP sh上海夜网
ould also take into consideration the opinions of Japan’s neighbors such as China, the Republic of Kor
上海夜网ean and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, where the invading Japanese troops committed many atroc
ities before and during World War II, before venturing to amend the Constitution.
If the LDP tries to amend the pacifist Constitution without resolving the historic上海夜网
上海夜网女神会所al issues with the neighboring countries and without understanding the true sentiments of Japanese citizens, it will
face opposition from the Japanese people as well as the international community.
The author is head of the Institute of International Politics at and deputy director of North上海夜网
east Asia Research Center, Jilin University. The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.
上海夜网女神会所ith the European Parliament election in May producing unexpected results, cho
osing new leaders for European Union institutions became a tough exercise for EU officials.上海夜网
On July 2, Ursula von der Leyen, German defense minister, was nominated as the new president of the European Com
mission, and Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund managing director, was nominated to head the Eu
上海夜网女神会所ropean Central Bank. While outgoing Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel was nominated to lead the European Cou
ncil, former EP president Josep Borrell’s name was proposed as the new EU foreign policy chief.
A carbon fiber s上海夜网女神会所ubway train of six carriages successfully completed its trial run in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, on Wednesday.
Dubbed the “future subway train”, it uses advanced technologies a
nd new materials, according to its developer CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co.
The carriage body, bogie frame, driver’s cabin and equipment compartment are made of ca
rbon fiber composite materials, which make the train 13 percent lighter than traditional subway t
rain, said Ding Sansan, deputy chief engineer of CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co. Silicon carbide inverter and permanent ma
gnet synchronous motor are used in the hauling system, which save energy by 15 percent, said Ding.
The windows in the train are touch panels. Passengers can watch videos and news by touching the windows.
“Products that just scratch the surface, like simple tours of famous universities, have fallen out of favor with the market,” Zhang says.
Language training, NASA’s space camp, computer programming, homes
tays, wild animal care and desert and museum experiences are among the most popular options.
“Certain volunteering and public-welfare routes have seen a particularly fast increase in bookings,” Zhang says.
During the recent winter vacation in February, study-t
rip bookings surged by 80 percent compared with the same period of last year.
Domestic trips cost roughly 4,500 yuan ($663) per capita on ave
rage, while expenditures hit 21,000 yuan for outbound experiences, the agency reports.
Parents from Shanghai, Beijing and Guangdong province’s Guangz
hou and Shenzhen are the most willing to spend, according to Ctrip’s data.
Ballard County and has been set up to use the carp acquired by the fish center. Twelve tracts of land inside the park are for sale.
On opening day, eight tracts were already claimed, with most of the investors coming from China.
Jiang Chenguang, an internet businessman from the Guangxi
Zhuang autonomous region, launched the United Fisheries Group to process carp into fish balls
and fish cakes for export to China. Two Rivers Foods will process smoked fish, and has already shipped a smoker to the site.
A business called Lakeside City has been formed to process carp into salted fish, while
Eco Fish, which already existed, has hired fishermen to catch carp, process them and recycle waste into fertilizer.
Zhu Hongwei, a hotel and catering businessman from Jiangsu province, decided on the day the indus
trial park opened to buy one tract of land for food processing. “I will decide how to process the fish later,” Zhu said.
Mi Store in the eastern European country occupies 200 square meters, offering some
300 products, including smartphones, cameras, speakers, headsets, smart watches, selfie sticks, electri
c scooters, smart robotic vacuum cleaners and even casual backpack.
“With opening of the flagship store in the country,
we are pleased to announce that the Mi fans can purchase the first Xiaomi phones offi
cially in Romania,” said Zhang Guoren, Xiaomi authorized representative in Romania.
Xiaomi is currently the fourth largest smartph
one producer in the world and Romanians have long been familiar with its products.
China’s former world number one Ding Junhui took a 6-3 lead over Anthony McGill of Scotland in th
e opening day’s snooker world championship at the Crucible Theatre here on Saturday.
Ding, ranked 10th in the world, pulled ahead 4-1 with breaks of 64 and 70. World num
ber 24 McGill, who was crushed last year here by Ding 13-4 in the second round, won the next frame 73-57 but D
ing made a break of 129 points in the seventh frame and took the eighth easily for a 6-2 lead.