China an­nounces anti-dump­ing du­ties

China Daily European Weekly - - Business - Ap­ple launches the new iPad Pro Air­line to make Bei­jing its 2nd hub

China’s Min­istry of Com­merce said on Oct 29 that it will im­pose an­tidump­ing du­ties on ethanolamines im­ported from the United States, Saudi Ara­bia, Malaysia and Thai­land. In a fi­nal rul­ing on anti-dump­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the im­ports, the min­istry said do­mes­tic in­dus­tries have been sub­ject to sub­stan­tial dam­ages due to the dump­ing of these like prod­ucts. Du­ties will be col­lected at rates rang­ing from 10.1 per­cent to 97.1 per­cent start­ing on Oct 30 for a five-year pe­riod, the min­istry said. The min­istry launched an anti-dump­ing probe into the prod­ucts in Oc­to­ber last year af­ter re­ceiv­ing com­plaints from do­mes­tic pro­duc­ers. Ethanolamines are widely used in the pro­duc­tion of sur­fac­tants, pes­ti­cides and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­ter­me­di­ates, chem­i­cal ne­ces­si­ties and per­sonal hy­giene prod­ucts. Ap­ple Inc launched its new iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini on Oct 30 at an event in Brook­lyn, New York of­fer­ing long-awaited up­dates to some of its pop­u­lar de­vices. The tech gi­ant un­veiled what it is call­ing the big­gest change to the iPad since its in­cep­tion eight years ago. The new de­sign elim­i­nates the home but­ton, pushes 11-inch and 12.9-inch “liq­uid retina” dis­plays to the edges of the de­vice and in­te­grates face rec­og­nize to se­curely un­lock it. The com­pany also up­dated its high-tech sty­lus, the Ap­ple Pen­cil. The pen­cil now mag­net­i­cally at­taches to the tablet to charge wire­lessly, and has touch ges­tures for switch­ing be­tween dig­i­tal draw­ing tools on the iPad. China South­ern Air­lines, the coun­try’s largest car­rier by pas­sen­ger vol­ume, is plan­ning to make the new air­port in Bei­jing the hub for more than 200 air­craft by 2025. On Oct 30, it took an­other step to­ward its goal by adding the first Air­bus A330-300 air­craft as­sem­bled on a do­mes­tic pro­duc­tion line to its fleet af­ter it suc­cess­fully touched down at Bei­jing Cap­i­tal In­ter­na­tional Air­port. The car­rier aims to ac­count for 40 per­cent of the pas­sen­ger traf­fic at the new Bei­jing air­port, which will be its se­cond hub af­ter Guangzhou, in Guang­dong prov­ince, with its net­work of do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional flights.

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