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promoting the application of e-buses, by supporting technology innovation, improving fiscal
and taxation policies, enhancing infrastructure construction, as well as reinforcing fund supervision.
“It is estimated that in the future, China’s e-bus market will transform to a more market-driven pattern, instead of policy-driv
en. The market will shift from an incremental market to a stock market, maintaining steady growth,” he said.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that EVs will attain price parity by the mid 2020s, as lithium battery pric
es have been falling. From 2010 to 2018, lithium battery prices dropped by over 85 percent, with an annual average decl
ine rate of 20 percent. And the decline, with the same rate, is estimated to continue for the next few years.
ted trash was collected over the region’s spring climbing season. In 2019, 8.21 metric tons of various d
omestic waste and 2.46 metric tons of sanitary sewage was collected after the mountaineering season,” said Tashi Gyatso.
According to Nyima Tsering, the head of the region’s sport bureau,
the Tibet Mountaineering Guide School has been playing an important role in mountain rescue.
“Founded in 1999, it is world’s second and China’s first such school, for training mountaineeri
ng talent,” said Tsering, vice-chairman of the China Mountaineering Association. “Teams from
the school have performed 29 high-altitude rescues in recent decades, and have set the rescue record above 8,500 meters.”
Chen Xiang, head of the sports bureau of Qiannan prefecture in Guizhou, t
old the thepaper.cn. It was agreed after meetings with education authorities and parents of stud
ents that the large crowd gathered during dragon boat races will create noise, Chen said.
Therefore, the dragon boat racing activities in the city, previ
ously scheduled on June 5-7, were postponed to June 9-11. Teams participating in the races were cont
acted and told the reason for the delay. They understood the reasons, Chen added.
An official at the sports bureau of Chizhou city, Anhui, said they have received letters and calls f
rom parents of examinees and people, expressing their concerns (that noise generated by dragon boa
t races may disturb students sitting the gaokao). So the bureau decided to postpone the races until June 9-10.
rch and field development resources to expand in the Chinese market over the coming years, he said.
Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said last month that the t
wo countries’ negotiating teams are hashing out the text of a deal, including an enfo
rcement mechanism, based on mutual respect and benefit. Both countries, the world’s two biggest eco
nomies, have been intensifying their consultations and aiming to break the deadlock in a timely manner.
In the ninth round of trade consultations, negotiators discussed tec
hnology transfers, protection of intellectual property rights, non-tariff measures, the servi
ce sector, agriculture, trade imbalances and enforcement mechanisms.
Trade between China and the US amounted to 815.86 billion yuan ($121.7 billion) i
n the first quarter of the year, an 11 percent year-on-year decline, according to the General Administration of Cus
toms. In March, Sino-US trade climbed 0.1 percent to 291.35 billion yuan, according to the administration.
o eye with his fan.”I buy a lot of albums, and it is the design of the covers that catches my eye first,” Yang
tells the fan. “Apart from the quality of the sound on the record, these things are pieces of art.”
In the two-hour meeting, they listen to the new vinyl and talk about their affection for physical records.
“I recall the summer of 1993 when I was 20 years old,” Yang says. “I bou
ght cassette tapes of the Chinese rock band Tang Dynasty and the rock singer-songwriter
Cui Jian. The songs coming from these spinning tapes stunned me and I wanted to make music like them. That’s wh
y I still stock and support the physical format. It’s something for me to keep and something to hand down to my kids.”
For Wang Zhuohui, owner of Free Sound, Yang’s arrival is one of a series of events to celebrate Record Store Day.
Wang’s shop does its bit for Record Store Day by staging live performances, fan meetings and ex
clusive releases. Record Store Day is a way to help keep a dying industry alive, Wang says. For him one big attra
ction of record stores is that unlike social media where everything is delivered at the push of a button, they offer a p