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China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations: Welcomes the lifting of sanctions against Mali by the Economic Community of West African States

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Zhang Jun, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, spoke at a public meeting of the Security Council on Mali on the same day, calling for the transition process in Mali to be advanced, according to the website of the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations. The full text of the statement is as follows:

Mr. President,

I thank the Special Representative for his briefing in Anandi.

The recent situation in Mali has attracted wide attention from the international community, and China has been closely following the development of the situation in Mali. We are pleased to note that the Transitional President and Vice-President of Mali have been sworn in and that the Transitional Prime Minister has been appointed. The Economic Community of West African States issued a communique on 5 October deciding to lift the sanctions against Mali. China welcomes these positive developments and appreciates the efforts of the Malian parties and the Western Community to resolve the crisis peacefully.

At the same time, the restoration of peace and stability in Mali faces many challenges. The implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali has stalled, the security and humanitarian situation in northern and central Mali has deteriorated and the outbreak of neo-crown pneumonia has brought new complications. China sincerely hopes that all parties in Mali will put the interests of the country and the people first, adhere to dialogue and cooperation, consolidate the positive momentum, complete the formation of a transitional government as soon as possible, and steadily advance the transition process. Regarding the next steps,

We must continue to advance the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali. Since the signing of the 2015 peace agreement, the Malian parties have made a lot of positive progress in advancing the implementation of the agreement, but much remains to be done. It is hoped that the Transitional Government and the Malian parties will reaffirm their commitment to the agreement and, in the light of the transition process, continue to promote its implementation, including through institutional reform, disarmament and demobilization, and the consolidation of the authority of the Government.

We must continue to advance the fight against terrorism. The Secretary-General’s report indicates that terrorist organizations are using the current fragile situation to increase the frequency of their activities and to exacerbate the security situation in northern and central Mali. This movement should be a cause for alarm. The Transitional Government of Mali should continue to strengthen its cooperation with the international community and use all means to combat terrorism and violent extremism. China supports UNMIL’s support for the joint forces of the five Sahelian countries in accordance with its mandate.

We should continue to promote sustainable development and eliminate the root causes of instability. The Transitional Government of Mali should pay more attention to and invest in economic and social development, including promoting the construction of the northern development zone and achieving tangible results, providing basic services such as medical care and education to the population, and effectively improving the living standards of the people. China calls on the international community to actively help Mali fight the epidemic and support Mali in restoring economic and social development and achieving independent and sustainable development at an early stage.

International and regional parties should increase their support and form a joint effort. We should continue to support African countries in resolving African issues in an African manner and the Western Community and the African Union to continue to play an important role in advancing the transition process in Mali. China appreciates the continued role of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and MONMA in carrying out their duties in a complex environment and supports the Special Representative and MONMA in continuing to play an important role in maintaining peace and stability in Mali. It is hoped that the Malian parties will strengthen their cooperation with UNMMA to ensure the safety of peacekeepers.

Mali is currently at a critical junct point. The Malian parties should take the transition process as an opportunity to open a new chapter in the country’s peaceful, stable, and prosperous development. China is ready to work with the international community to continue to contribute to the peaceful development of Mali.

Thank you, Mr. President.

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This is ‘Beijing’s most straightforward remarks on the Taiwan issue’

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According to a report on the US “Newsweek” website on January 28, China’s Ministry of Defense issued on January 28 Beijing’s most straightforward remarks on the Taiwan issue so far, warning Taipei that “‘Taiwan independence’ means war.”

Before China’s Ministry of National Defense spokesman Wu Qian made the above remarks, China strengthened its military presence in the Taiwan Strait last weekend. A total of 28 Chinese fighter planes, including heavy bombers, flew into Taiwan’s “Southwest Air Defense Identification Zone.”

The defense department of the Taiwan authorities declined to comment on Wu Qian’s remarks.

Wu Qian said that the military activities carried out by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in the Taiwan Strait region are “a solemn response to the interference of external forces and the provocation of Taiwan independence’ forces.” He told reporters at a monthly regular press conference that Taiwan is an “inalienable part of Chinese territory” and the Taiwan issue is China’s “internal affair.”

Wu Qian also said, “National reunification is the general trend.” He compared supporters of “Taiwan independence” to a “bubble” in the long history.

He said: “We are telling those Taiwan independence’ elements: People who play with fire will burn themselves, and Taiwan independence’ means war.”

According to reports, on January 23 and January 24, China’s unusually large-scale military presence near Taiwan coincided with the operation of the USS Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier in the South China Sea. China accuses Washington of “showing off the force” and accuses Taipei of seeking independence with the help of “external forces”-the term is usually associated with the United States.

According to a report on the website of the Austrian “News” on January 28, in the context of the sudden escalation and military activities between China and Taiwan and the United States in the past few days, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense spoke on January 28 “war”.

Chinese Ministry of National Defense spokesman Wu Qian was asked by reporters in Beijing about military aircraft entering the so-called “air defense identification zone” of Taiwan. He replied that the military activities carried out by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in the Taiwan Strait are necessary actions to address the current Taiwan Strait security situation and safeguard national sovereignty and security. They are a solemn response to external interference and provocations by “Taiwan independence” forces.

In addition, according to a report on the US “Newsweek” website on January 28, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said that during the Trump administration, Sino-US relations have encountered “serious difficulties”, and the relations between the two militaries also face many “risks and risks”. challenge”.

He also said that facts have proved that containing China is an “impossible task”, saying that it will only “lift a rock and hit one’s own foot.”

Wu Qian revealed that the Chinese and American armed forces held video conferences on January 26 and January 27 to discuss the search for the remains of American prisoners of war and missing persons.

He said that at present, the relations between the two militaries of China and the United States stand at “a new historical starting point.” He also said that he hopes that the Biden administration will “properly handle” China’s concerns in a professional spirit.

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Shenzhen’s planned total industrial output value was 3.7 trillion yuan last year

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Jia Xingdong, director of the Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Industry and Information Technology, revealed in an interview with the media yesterday that Shenzhen is doing a good job in epidemic prevention and control and speeding up the resumption of work and production. In 2020, the added value of industries above the designated size is expected to increase by 2%, and the total output value above the designated size is about 3.7 trillion yuan. , Ranking first among large and medium-sized cities nationwide for two consecutive years. He specifically mentioned that Shenzhen attaches great importance to the application of the industrial Internet. By the end of 2020, the bureau will arrange a total of 455 million yuan of special support funds and support 1,030 projects.

 

Shenzhen’s new infrastructure and new carriers achieve breakthroughs

In the early stage of the new crown pneumonia outbreak, Shenzhen did its best to ensure the protection of epidemic prevention materials. It took only one and a half months to promote the city’s daily output of 20,000 masks to 10 million, and the production capacity of protective clothing, thermometers, and ventilators increased several times in a short period of time Even dozens of times. After the epidemic was stable and controllable, Shenzhen actively promoted the resumption of work and production of enterprises, launched a number of measures such as special class services for key enterprises, and introduced a series of policies to stabilize industrial growth. The resumption of work and production of Shenzhen enterprises tended to a normal level in the second quarter of last year. In the first half of last year, the climb resumed. In July last year, the first-tier cities changed from negative to positive and then continued to grow steadily.

“Breakthroughs in the construction of new infrastructure and new carriers.” Jia Xingdong said that in 2020 Shenzhen will build more than 46,000 5G base stations, becoming the country’s first city to achieve full coverage of 5G independent networking; a new national (Shenzhen·Qianhai) Internet exchange center The pilot project has been listed with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology; a special plan for the city’s information and communication infrastructure was issued, and 9743 multi-functional smart poles were built; promoted the upgrading of the high-performance medical device manufacturing innovation center to a national level and achieved a “zero” breakthrough; Shenzhen·International Open Source Valley It became the first open-source incubation base in China; the Chinese branch of the BRICS Future Network Research Institute became the first international organization to land in Shenzhen.

He revealed that not long ago, the Standing Committee of the Municipal Party Committee deliberated and approved the “Measures for Promoting the High-quality Development of Manufacturing Industry to Unswervingly Build a Strong Manufacturing City”. This is a comprehensive policy supporting the high-quality development of the manufacturing industry with wide coverage. , Strong strength and accurate perspective, which reflects Shenzhen’s unswerving determination to build a strong manufacturing city, and will soon be announced and implemented.

 

Over 50% of industrial enterprises’ production costs have fallen

Shenzhen Foxconn has a “lights-off factory” that can complete the entire production process automatically without turning on the lights. Jia Xingdong said that through the application of industrial Internet, machine substitution, flexible assembly, visual production management, and other technologies, all equipment, materials, and data in the factory are completely automatically transferred, which increases production efficiency by 30%, reduces inventory cycle by 15%, and saves 88 %, increasing the efficiency by 2.5 times, which is also a microcosm of Shenzhen’s industrial enterprises moving towards intelligence, networking, and digitization.

The survey shows that due to the promotion of industrial Internet applications, 52.6% of industrial enterprises in Shenzhen have reduced production costs, 53.3% of enterprises have improved their product yield, and 29.4% of enterprises have reduced their raw material losses. At the same time, the Industrial Internet has spawned new models and new business forms such as networked collaboration, large-scale customization, and service-oriented extension, which promoted the deep integration of advanced industries and modern service industries, and promoted the development of large and medium-sized enterprises.

He said that for the first time in the world, the cloud factory has realized “1 minute quotation, 1 hour on the machine” of non-standard structural parts, which has increased the manufacturing efficiency of structural parts by 50%, reduced costs by 30%, and made online manufacturing just like online. Shopping is just as convenient. At present, a batch of network factories such as Sujia.com and Cloud Factory has formed a new shared manufacturing platform of “Headquarters (Shenzhen) + Factory (Pearl River Delta)” for cross-regional manufacturing.

Industrial Internet promotes the development of digital twin technology. Shenzhen Bus used Hualong Xunda’s digital twin platform to build an electric bus digital twin. More than 300 sensors are installed on the actual operating vehicles, and various data such as accelerator, brake, driving direction, GPS position, and bearing temperature can be transmitted back to the bus command center in real-time.

 

The richness of application scenarios leads the country

“Shenzhen has been making great efforts to promote the innovation and development of the industrial Internet.” Jia Xingdong said that Shenzhen has issued the “Shenzhen Industrial Internet Development Action Plan (2018-2020)” to build three major systems: core support, integrated applications, and ecosystem Layout for the industrial Internet industry. The municipal government has specially established a leading group to promote the innovation and development of the industrial Internet, accelerate the promotion of industrial Internet demonstration applications, promote the formulation of industrial Internet standards, and build an industrial Internet public service system, so as to make Shenzhen a world-class industrial Internet city.

It is worth mentioning that Shenzhen is pushing for 5G+ industrial Internet applications. The 5G smart port project of Mawan Port in the western port area of ​​Shenzhen uses technologies such as “5G + Industrial Internet” to realize the automation, intelligent command, dispatch, and monitoring of production factors such as on-site operators, loading and unloading equipment, and transportation trucks of the entire port, Which greatly improves port operation efficiency.

At present, Shenzhen’s cross-industry and cross-field industrial Internet platform is growing rapidly. In December 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced a list of cross-industry and cross-field industrial Internet platforms. Huawei, Foxconn, and Tencent’s three Shenzhen platforms were on the list, accounting for one-fifth of the list.

The richness of application scenarios leads the country. Shenzhen’s key enterprises in the fields of electronics manufacturing, mechanical equipment, precision manufacturing, pharmaceutical production, and clothing have boldly innovated industrial Internet applications and produced a number of typical cases. Huawei and Foxconn were selected as national industrial Internet demonstration enterprises; Huaxing Optoelectronics’ LCD smart factory, Hytera’s intelligent manufacturing of communication products, and EVOC Intelligent’s computer smart factory were selected as national intelligent manufacturing discrete manufacturing model pilot demonstrations; Shenzhen presents There are 11 municipal industrial Internet application benchmark companies, including Huawei, Foxconn, DJI, Huaxing Optoelectronics, and Yingling Zhisheng.

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Shanghai Port leads the world in container throughput for 11 years, exceeding 20.22 million TEUs last year

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Since 2021, Shanghai Yangshan Port has averaged 24 inbound and outbound (port) ships per day, and the average daily loading and unloading of containers is 63,000 TEUs.

Shanghai Port leads the world in container throughput for 11 years, exceeding 20.22 million TEUs last year

In 2020, the container throughput of Yangshan Port reached 20.222 million TEUs, with an average of about 2400 containers loaded and unloaded per ship, and about 38.5 containers per minute, helping Shanghai Port’s container throughput to lead the world for 11 consecutive years.

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