Ti­bet air­port vis­its at record high

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

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.

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