Bilateral trade between China and Austria reached $6.4 billion in the first eight months of la
st year, up 20 percent year-on-year, according to the Foreign Ministry. As of August 2018, China has app
roved 1,288 investment projects from Austria, with an actual investment of $2.08 billion, signed 2,263 technology im
port contracts with Austria, with a cumulative contract value of $6.23 billion and directly invested $880 million in Austria.
“I’m pleased that a group number of Austrian companies got the chance to take part in the construction of winter sports
facilities and to provide the expertise for organizing great sports events like the Olympics,” Stift said.
“We are trying hard to get more Austrian ski instructors and traine
rs to China and the greater number of Chinese winter sports tourists to Austria”.
Besides winter sports, Austria is one of the most favorite travel destinations for Chinese tourists for is beautiful landsc
ape, food and shopping. “The growth rate, especially in winter tourism has been phenomenal the last few years,” said Glatz.
“Winter is a season when Chinese tourists should go to Austria to experi
ence a very different landscape from what they would see during the dry months in the summer months,” added Glatz.
The number of Chinese tourists in Australia might reach one million this year, said Stift.
not adjusted for more than one year, while 54 percent said their salary was cut due to shrinking bonuses.
Nearly 54 percent of those surveyed said they were unable to strike a balance bet
ween family and career due to low salary, according to the survey.
The survey was based on questionnaires completed by 1,064 employees aged 20 and above from Jan 24 to Feb 11.
According to the island’s statistical agency, the real average monthly salary of employees in Taiwan’s industrial and ser
vice sectors was NT$38,235 ($1,243) in 2018, which is below the average monthly salary of NT$38,398 in 2001.
Employees in the telecommunications sector earn the most on the
island, with an average monthly salary of NT$100,791, followed by those working in
the industries of banking, electricity and gas supply and air transport, the agency said.
In the 2016 presidential race, they initially backed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to be the Rep
ublican nominee for president before switching their allegiance to Trump.
The next year, Trump nominated Craft to be ambassador to Canada, a position she officially assumed in October 2017.
Shortly after arriving in Ottawa, Craft earned some ridicule for telling the CBC she
understood “both sides” of the debate on climate change. Both, she said, “have the
ir own results, from their studies, and I appreciate and I respect both sides of the science.”
Craft is likely to encounter some wariness. Trump and his senior staff have made their
dislike for the United Nations clear, earning the distrust of many at the institution and at times, their mo
ckery. The President has referred to the world body as “just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good ti
me” and repeatedly attacked the institution’s core principle of multilateralism.
Trump claimed his administration had achieved “more than almost any administration in the history of the country” — and was met with open laughter.
National security adviser John Bolton, a former ambassador to the UN under President George W. Bush, was openly hosti
le toward the UN during his 2005 to 2006 tenure. The Trump administration has cut US contributions to the UN,
pulled out of several of UN organizations and opposed core UN-backed initiatives in
recent years, including the Paris Agreement on climate and the Iran nuclear deal.
Trump had wanted a woman to lead the US delegation at the United Nations, so
urces have told CNN. His original pick, Nauert, bowed out after it came to light tha
t she had employed a nanny who was legally present in the US, but wasn’t legally permitted to work.
The post, which had been a Cabinet level position under Haley, is widely expected to be downgraded.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had told aides he wanted the post downgra
ded after Haley leaves, an official familiar with his remark has told CNN. And Bolt
on has also been said to want the role downgraded, according to people familiar with his thinking.
The shift means Craft would wield less clout than her predecessor, both at the UN and within the administration, and as a r
esult, would pose nowhere near the challenge to Bolton or Pompeo.
This story has been updated.
to faster identify what’s in the shot and make suggestions for better framing.
The four models, which are available for pre-order on Thursday and hit starts on March 8, start at 128GB and go up in cost depending on s
torage size. The devices come in four colors in the US: black, white, blue and a pink inspired by t
he Pantone color of the year (Living Coral). More colors will be available globally.The S10 5G mod
el is the first mainstream device to run on lightning-fast 5G wireless networks later this year. The move could give Samsung a sig
nificant head start in early 5G markets, such as part of the US, South Korea and China, and pit itself as an inn
ovation leader. Apple isn’t expected to have a 5G iPhone until the final quarter of 2020.
Of course, the 5G network is still in its infancy, which could limit the new device’s true potential.
”Some carriers have aggressive launch dates, but full-scale co
verage, like we currently have with 4G, is years away,” Ben Stan
ton at Canalys told CNN Business. “Cellular waves needed for 5G do not travel as far as with 4G and 3G, an
d it will take time for carriers to build a sufficiently dense network of infrastructure.”
More than 8 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans each year, killing marine life and da
maging ecosystems. But the same seas might also hold the key to reducing plastic pollution.
Proteins found in squid can be used to create sustainable alternative
s to plastics, according to a report published in Frontiers in Chemistry on Thursday.
Squid grasp their prey using suction cups on their tentacles and arm
s. The cups are equipped with sharp “ring teeth” that hold the food in place. The teeth are made
from proteins that are similar to silk, and these have become the subject of scientific interest in the last few years.
Melik Demirel, of Pennsylvania State University, is lead author of the new report, which revie
ws existing research on materials made from these proteins. He says his team has produced pro
totypes of fibers, coatings and 3D objects made from the squid ring teeth (SRT) proteins.
Demirel says these natural materials are biodegradable — and could provide an “excellent” alternative to plastics.
The SRT proteins can be produced in the laboratory using genetically engineered ba
cteria, which means they don’t need to use any squid. The process is based on fermentation, using sugar, water and oxygen.
But in more granular terms — especially when “best” can be so subjective — what does this even mean?
Broadly, sure, it’s a hotel that’s firing on all cylinders. Everything from the meals to the amenities to the grounds mus
t be flawless. But for a guest, it must be more personal than that to obtain such high esteem.
At Adare, it’s eating breakfast in a room that looks like it was lifted straight out of Hogwarts. It’s lear
ning the ancient art of falconry alongside the hotel’s resident Snowy Owl, Olaf. And it’s def
initely sinking your teeth into a freshly baked scone with a dollop of house-made lemon curd.
So how, exactly, does Adare craft its magic? Read on for a peek behind the proverbial curtain.The st
aff at Adare is more than 500 strong, which leaves plenty of manpower to focus specifically on g
uests’ needs. General Manager Paul Heery also instructs his employees on the theory of “beyond everything,” which tran
slates into making sure every experience on property is exceptional from the guest’s point of view.
”Is the welcome at the gate a little bit more than the normal welcom
e?” he says, for example, of greeting guests upon arrival. “The objective is that every guest co
ming through gets some sort of a memory. We are always challenging ourselves and challenging the norm.”
structural optimization from the previous month, which is reflected by the pickup in medium
and long-term lending and the continuous increase in bond financing. Looking ahead, such structural improvement is likely to co
ntinue, further boosting the supportive role of “loose credit supply” in “stabilizing growth.”
From the external perspective, the following three factors are expected to support the Chinese
yuan’s exchange rate to regain long-term stability, thus enhancing the autonomy of China’s monetary policy.
First, developed economies have slowed their pace of tightening. Since the end of 2018, due to the stalling global recovery and
signs of a returning crisis, central banks of various developed economies have become more cautious toward the no
rmalization of monetary policy. The European Central Bank, the Bank of England, and the Reserve Bank of Australia successively lowered their fo
recast for economic growth. In the US, the dovish voice inside the Fed has gradually increased. Because of this, si
nce late January, the yield inversion of short-term government bonds in China and the US has been eased. Thus, despite the
monetary policy differentiation between China and other major developed economies, the degree of d
ivergence is expected to decline, weakening the long-term pressure on the yuan’s exchange rate.