Great Wall Motor Co Ltd, one of the country’s largest SUV and pickup manufacturers, is making hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles a new focus for its bu
siness, expecting it to become a vital sector in the long term, according to a senior company executive.
The company’s first fuel cell model based on a dedicated electric ve
hicle platform is scheduled to debut in 2020, and the first fuel cell fleet will be launched during the 20
22 Winter Olympics, said Hu Shujie, senior vice-president of the Baoding, Hebei province-based automaker.
“Fuel cells are a mainstream (new energy) technology interna
tionally, and the commercial application of fuel cells has already begun in China,” said Hu.
He said Great Wall Motor has invested more than 1 billion yuan ($149 million) in research and development in hydrogen ene
rgy and fuel cell vehicles, and the company already owns a myriad of internationally prominent technologies.
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.
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.
With rain spreading across Iraq, mallow growing in the northern and eastern parts of the country gives impoverished people food to eat or sell for extra money.
Mallow, or Malva pusilla, is a cosmopolitan weed found principally in temperate regions of the w
orld. It is a fast-growing annual or perennial herb with the capacity to grow in dense patc
hes in gardens, yards, roadsides, waste ground, orchards, pastures and agricultural fields.
It grows without any assistance and easily harvested and so is often called the “food of the poor.”
It is also delicious and good for one’s health.
Thanks to the heavy rain in Iraq, this year mallow spread and were found for collectors to harvest in winter, without any help from farmers.
Some of poor families are able to collect mallow plants and sell them due to its medical value, as it is used to treat some sicknesses and to strengthen immunity.
old days when my family and I lived in a village. It is a traditional food to eat but it has some special memories to me when I was a child,” he said.
In Salahudin Province in northeastern Iraq, on the road leading to Tikrit, the provincial capital
near Kirkuk, there were several families harvesting mallows. Some were planning to sell the harvest.
Some of the elderly, suffering from chronic disease, such as diabete
s and blood pressure, seek mallows as the best food for their medical cases.
Dawood Ghanem, 55, a farmer, said mallows this year flourished in Iraq, thanks to the heavy rains and marvelous weather.
“People living in the cities, especially the poor ones, come to the villages and harvest mallows for food,” he said.
Eissa Kamel Abu Abbas, a grocer in Baquba market, said many families collect mallows to sell.
“We resell them at 750 dinars (63 cents) per kilogram.”
French court on Monday approved cinema screenings of an award-winning director’s new film about the real-life story of a
priest accused of sexually abusing boy scouts, even though the case has yet to come to trial.
The 73-year-old priest, Bernard Preynat, had argued that a public release of the film, By the Grace of God, could prejudice his case.
His lawyer, Emmanuel Mercinier, said the court issued its decision on Monday morning.
The film by screenwriter and director Francois Ozon won the jury prize at the Berlin film festival this weekend.
It will hit the screens in France on Wednesday, a day before Pope Francis holds a summit
meeting of bishops at the Vatican to discuss the sex abuse of minors by clergy members.
The film, which Ozon worked on in secret for years, tells the story of the scandal which broke in 2015 wh
en a former scout, Francois Devaux, went public with allegations that Preynat had abused him as a child 25 years earlier.
with China’s overall development plan,” said Chen.The guideline covers the period from now to 2022 in the near term and extends to 2035 in the long term.
By 2022, a first-class international bay area with urban clusters should be basically established, fe
aturing outstanding innovation ability and beautiful environments. By 2035, high-level interconnectivity in the ma
The grand plan calls for measures to strengthen cooperation in innovat
ion and technology, enhance the building of basic innovation capacity, improved the
in-depth integration of industries, academia and research, and deepen reform of innovation systems and m
echanisms in the region, as well as step up the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
Chen said the Greater Bay Area will play a significant role in the country’s fu
rther reform and opening-up under the “one country, two systems” principle.
“The principle should be continuously upheld as it is important to maintain (each region’s own advantages),” said Chen.