future for mankind in his speech at the headquarters of the United Nation
s in September 2015, and in his report for the 19
th National Congress of the Communist Part y of China in October 2017, Xi has pledged on different occasions to build a peaceful, safe, prosperous, open, incl
and beautiful world to let the sunshine of a community of shared future for mankind illuminate the world. The world, which is going through a phase of adjustment that features huge development and fundamental changes, faces
great and u
nfamiliar turbulent situations — the overall trends of peace and development are irreversible, while ins tability and uncertainty are prominent. Some problems and challenges are unpreced
ented, and the interna tional community faces crucial choices concerning the future of the world and the fate of humanity.
eing restored as well. We have no room for even the slightest error,” Song said.
Liu Qingzhu, a cultural heritage expert at the Chin
ese Academy of Social Sciences, said, “In anci ent times, thunderstorms were the biggest threats for wooden architecture. They beca
me much safer after l ighting rods were widely installed. However, the use of electricity in restorations has created a new problem.”
Unlike the stone structures of much ancient architecture in the W
est, wood was the primary building materia
l in ancient China. “If a fire similar to the one at Notre Dame in Paris happened at a Chinese building, the whole building would probably burn down,” Liu said.
Hours after the fire in Paris, the Palace Museum in
Beijing, China’s former imperial palace from 14
20 to 1911 and also known as the Forbidden City, held an eme rgency meeting to go over its fire-prevention efforts. It is the world’s biggest architectural complex made of wood.
rm has been in operation since Feb 4, 2018.
It is the first Pacific Hydro wind farm in Chile and
the first wind farm invested in by China in the South American country. The $150 million project, financed and constructed by China State Power Investment Corpo
ration, has an installed capacity of 82 MW and will generate about 282 GWh/
year, which can meet electri city demands for 130,000 households and reduce carbon emissions by 157,000 tons per year.
Located in Russia’s Yamal Peninsula in the Arctic, the Yamal liquefied natural gas project reached f
uction capacity with its three production lines, each of which has a capacity of 5.5 milli on tons per year, with operations starting in December 2017, August 2018 and December 2018, successively.
The project is the world’s largest of its kind wit
hin the Arctic Circle and is also the first m ega- energy cooperation project implemented in Russia after the Belt and Road Initiative was proposed.
It is owned by Russia’s Novatek (50.1 percent), France’s Total (20 percent), China N
ational Petroleum Corporation (20 percent) and China’s Silk Road Fund (9.9 percent).