Tibet airport visits at record high
Airports in the Tibet autonomous region handled a record high of 2.07 million passengers in the first half of 2017, the regional civil aviation authority said on Wednesday. The passenger flow was 11.8 percent higher than the same period last year. A total of 19,600 flights took off or landed at Tibet’s airports from January to June this year, up 5.2 percent year-on-year. Cargo throughput also rose 26.2 percent to 15,900 metric tons on a yearly basis during the same period, the authority said. An official told Xinhua that the region expects to welcome 4.5 million passengers in 2017, with July and August the peak tourist season on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, known for its breathtaking scenery of snowy mountains and emerald lakes. Tibet currently has 72 direct flight routes. nese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 13 basis points to 6.7464 against the US dollar on Thursday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System. In China’s spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by 2 percent from the central parity rate each trading day. The central parity rate of the yuan against the US dollar is based on a weighted average of prices offered by market makers before the opening of the interbank market each business day. firms, cementing Huawei and its partners’ commitment to a program called Singapore’s Digital Economy Future for a Smart Nation. Huawei said the partnerships aim to enhance industry cooperation, enable local companies to scale up globally, empower the workforce with skills for the digital economy as well as equipping companies with the technology and knowledge to build strong digital capabilities in a sustainable manner. tomers. “The public debate about diesel engines is creating uncertainty, especially for our customers,” said Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche, adding that additional measures were taken by the board to reassure drivers of diesel cars and to strengthen confidence in diesel technology. the service altogether, demonstrating that the new service is nothing more than window-dressing, designed to avoid government regulation and legal requirements,” the complaint said. The 31-page lawsuit was filed in the New York Supreme Court in Manhattan by Disability Rights Advocates, a national nonprofit legal center, on behalf of advocacy groups and individuals.