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Chinese News -China faces greater pressure to ensure energy supply in 2012: energy chief- Chinese Mandarin

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — China’s energy chief said here Tuesday that the country is under greater pressure to ensure energy supply this year as both demand and international competition for resources grows.

Liu Tienan, head of the National Energy Administration (NEA), made the remarks when speaking at a national energy work conference.

“It is always worrisome to have to sustain supply of energy and resources for a country with 1.3 billion people,” Liu said.

As China is facing a “grim situation” in energy saving and emission reduction, Liu noted, it is urgent to restructure the country’s energy use and control the gross consumption volume this year.

To ensure a stable energy supply, China will optimize the layout of energy exploration, start construction of energy-transmission projects and other major energy programs while boosting reserves of oil, natural gas and coal in 2012, Liu said.

The NEA plans to add another 200 metric tons to the country’s coal-producing capacity this year plus 70 million kw of new installed power-generating capacity.

If the ecology is protected and people are relocated, China will start construction of hydropower projects of 20 million kw in 2012, according to the NEA.

Once safety is ensured, nuclear power will be developed after the country’s new safety plan is approved.

As for renewable energy development, the NEA plans to launch wind power projects with a total capacity between 15 million kw and 18 million kw, while developing 3 million kw of solar power over the new five-year period ending 2015.

Liu said, in 2012, the country aims to provide electricity to another 600,000 people who currently have no access to it and expand electricity access to 5 million people by 2015.

The NEA has budgeted 65 billion yuan (10.3 billion U.S. dollars) for upgrading the grids in rural areas.

Over the next four years, China will facilitate the development of non-conventional natural gas, such as shale gas and coalbed methane by increasing the number of natural gas users by 100 million to 250 million.

A key indicator measuring the economic vitality, power consumption rose 11.7 percent year-on-year to 4.7 trillion kWh in China in 2011. The growth in 2012 is expected to slow to 8.5 percent amid the country’s economic slowdown.

Chinese News -Chinese President calls on nation to learn from scientist Qian Xuesen- Chinese Mandarin

Monday, December 12th, 2011

SHANGHAI, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Hu Jintao has called on the nation to be patriotic and learn from the innovative spirit of Qian Xuesen, the late scientist considered the country’s “father of space technology.”

Hu made the remarks in his instructions on the opening of a library named after Qian at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Sunday.

The opening of the library was also part of the commemoration of the centennial birth of the reputed aerospace scientist.

Hu spoke highly of Qian’s great contributions for China’s economic, scientific and national defense development.

He also urged the Qian Xuesen Library to play a positive role in promoting moral education while popularizing scientific knowledge and cultivating talented people.

Li Changchun, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, attended the ceremony and unveiled the statue of Qian.

Li urged the library staff members to collect more articles and materials about Qian in order to pass on his invaluable spiritual heritage.

Also known as Tsien Hsue-shen, Qian played a key role in China’s missile and aviation programs after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

Chinese News -Chinese warships visit Oman for goodwill visit- Chinese Mandarin

Monday, December 5th, 2011

MUSCAT, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) — Two warships from China on Sunday docked at Port Sultan Qaboos in the Omani capital of Muscat to begin a five-day goodwill visit to the southwestern Asian country.

The tour was made by the destroyer “Wuhan” and the frigate ” Yulin,” which were part of the ninth Chinese naval convoy to conclude its escort mission in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia.

During their escort mission, the Chinese warships had stayed in Oman’s port for replenishment and were well-supported by the Omani side, said Commander of the flotilla Guan Jianguo.

Guan said that he hoped the visit by the Chinese warships could help enhance the exchanges and cooperation between the two countries as well as their navies.

Meanwhile, Chinese Ambassador to Oman Wu Jiuhong, who attended a welcome ceremony of the flotilla, hailed the friendly ties between China and Oman, saying that the visit would certainly help further the relationship and display China’s image as a responsible country.

On behalf of the Royal Navy of Oman, Admiral Abdulla Ben Ali, chief of Sultan Qaboos Navy Academy, welcomed the visit of the Chinese flotilla, and pledged thorough services for the Chinese ships during their stay.

The flotilla has earlier visited Kuwait before arriving in Oman.