Monthly Archives: November 2017

2017 Sanya Energy International Forum Kicks Off in Sanya, China

Sanya, China, Nov. 29, 2017 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/–

Themed on “Green Energy and Low Carbon Economy”, the 2017 Sanya Energy International Forum (SEIF) will be held in Sanya, Hainan, China on December 7th and 8th, 2017. By then, about 200 pundits academics from the energy sector from China and abroad will congregate at the forum to exchange views on the current global energy utilization, and integration and co-construction of green energy and smart city.

This forum will center on clean energy topics such as “New Opportunities of International Energy Cooperation Under the Belt & Road Initiative”, “Future Development of Hydrogen Energy” and “Direction that the Electronic Vehicle Industry Is Heading Toward”. Representatives from China and foreign leading energy enterprises, including BP, Shell, BASF and Dow, will gather at the forum to put their heads together, share visionary perspectives on energy and delve into the development prospects and latest advances of clean energy. Meanwhile, the forum will also hold the 2017 MNC General Assembly Meeting and Sustainable Development Seminar.

The National Energy Administration, Hainan Development and Reform Commission, and Sanya Municipal People’s Government have given their full support in materializing SEIF. The grand event is co-organized by China Association of Policy Science, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, and Changfeng Energy Inc., and undertaken by Sanya Changfeng International Energy Forum Co., Ltd., the Going Global Confederation and CPCIF Committee of Multinationals.

Source: Changfeng Energy Inc.

‫2017ء سانیا انرجی انٹرنیشنل فورم سانیا، چین میں

سانیا، چین، 29 نومبر 2017ء/سن ہوا -ایشیانیٹ/–

“سبز توانائی اورکم کاربن معیشت”  کے موضوع پر 2017ء سانیا انرجی انٹرنیشنل فورم (ایس ای آئی ایف) 7 سے 8 دسمبر 2017ء کو سانیا، ہائنان، چین میں منعقد ہوگا۔ تب تک وطن سے لے کر بیرون ملک تک توانائی پر 200 ماہرین اور علمی شخصیات پر مشتمل شرکاء موجودہ عالمی توانائی استعمال کے حوالے سے خیالات کے تبادلے، اور سبز توانائی اور اسمارٹ شہر کی تکمیل اور مشترکہ تعمیر کے لیے فورم میں جمع ہوں گی۔

فورم صاف توانائی کے موضوعات پر مرکوز ہوگا جیسا کہ “بیلٹ اینڈ روڈ منصوبے کے تحت عالمی توانائی تعاون میں نئے مواقع”، “ہائیڈروجن توانائی کی مستقبل میں پیشرفت” اور “سمت جس میں برقی گاڑیوں کی صنعت جا رہی ہے۔” مقامی اور غیر ملکی معروف توانائي اداروں، بشمول بی پی، شیل، بی اے ایس ایف اور ڈاؤ، کے نمائندگان فورم میں جمع ہوں گے تاکہ سر جوڑیں، توانائی پر اپنے خیالی تناظر کو پیش کریں اور ترقی کے امکانات اور صاف توانائی کی جدید پیشرفت پر تحقیق کریں۔ دریں اثناء، فورم 2017ء ایم این سی جنرل اسمبلی میٹنگ اور سسٹین ایبل ڈیولپمنٹ سیمینار کا انعقاد بھی کرے گا۔

نیشنل انرجی ایڈمنسٹریشن، ہائنان ڈیولپمنٹ اینڈ ریفارم کمیشن، اور سانیا میونسپل پیپلز گورنمنٹ ایس ای آئی ایف کو حقیقت کا روپ دینے کے لیے مکمل مدد دے چکے ہیں۔ یہ عظیم تقریب مشترکہ طور پر چائنا ایسوسی ایشن پالیسی سائنس، چائنا پٹرولیم اینڈ کیمیکل انڈسٹری فیڈریشن اور چانگ فینگ انرجی انکارپوریٹڈ کی جانب سے منظم اور سانیا چانگ فینگ انٹرنیشنل انرجی فورم کمپنی لمیٹڈ، دی گوئنگ گلوبل کنفیڈریشن اور سی پی سی آئی ایف دی کمیٹی آف ملٹی نیشنلز کی جانب سے اختیار کی گئی ہے۔

ذریعہ: چانگ فینگ انرجی انکارپوریٹڈ

2017 Sanya Energy International Forum Kicks Off at Sanya, China

Sanya, China, Nov. 29, 2017 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/–

Themed on “Green Energy and Low Carbon Economy”, the 2017 Sanya Energy International Forum(SEIF) will be held in Sanya, Hainan, China on December 7th to 8th, 2017. By then, about 200 pundits and academia attendants on energy from home and abroad will congregate at the forum to exchange views on the current global energy utilization, and integration and co-construction of green energy and smart city.

This forum will center on clean energy topics such as “New Opportunities of International Energy Cooperation Under the Belt&Road Initiative”, “Future Development of Hydrogen Energy” and “Direction that the Electronic Vehicle Industry Is Heading Toward”. And representatives from domestic and foreign leading energy enterprises, including BP, Shell, BASF and Dow, will gather at the forum to put their heads together, share visionary perspectives on energy and delve into the development prospects and latest advances of clean energy. Meanwhile, the forum will also hold 2017 MNC General Assembly Meeting and Sustainable Development Seminar.

The National Energy Administration, Hainan Development and Reform Commission, and Sanya Municipal People’s Government have given their full support in materializing SEIF. The grand event is co organized by China Association of Policy Science, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, and Changfeng Energy Inc., and undertaken by Sanya Changfeng International Energy Forum Co., Ltd., the Going Global Confederation and CPCIF The Committee of Multinationals.

Source: Changfeng Energy Inc.

AQUA CiTY ODAIBA to Offer Unprecedented Collection of High-end Winter “Ramen” Noodle Menus Using Kobe Beef, “Ise-ebi” Lobster at Tokyo Ramen Kokugikan Mai from Dec. 1

TOKYO, Nov. 29, 2017 /Kyodo JBN- AsiaNet/ —

– Special Ramen Menus Available at Tokyo Ramen Kokugikan Mai’s 6 Shops; Christmas Events, Fireworks to Feature Odaiba –

AQUA CiTY ODAIBA, a commercial complex in Tokyo’s Odaiba district operated by Mitsubishi Jisho Retail Property Management Co., Ltd., will offer a variety of ramen noodles on the special winter menus of six restaurants operating at “Tokyo Ramen Kokugikan Mai,” beginning on Friday, December 1.

Tokyo Ramen Kokugikan Mai on the fifth floor of the complex — which offers a selection of six popular ramen restaurants across Japan in one place — bustles with guests from across the country and overseas. Special ramen dishes offered by the six establishments each winter enjoy high popularity with visitors.

All ramen products on the special menus this winter will be priced at 2,000 yen or more, including the 8 percent consumption tax. Luxury ingredients will be used for soup and toppings for all the special ramen.

AQUA CiTY ODAIBA hopes that visitors will enjoy the original ramen dishes which these six popular restaurants from various parts of Japan will offer only during this coming winter with confidence.

TOKYO RESORT XMAS 2017 – AQUA CiTY ODAIBA – is also under way at the commercial complex as a special winter event. As part of the event, Winter Night Rink, a specially established skating rink, is in operation at the facility and festive illumination adds color to the night view of the bay area.

Moreover, Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks 2017 will be held on every Saturday in December, fantastically lighting up the Odaiba area. It will be a beautiful winter scene with Rainbow Bridge lit up in seven colors.

“This winter, we’d like many people to enjoy a special time at AQUA CiTY ODAIBA,” said an official of the operator of the commercial complex.

Tokyo Ramen Kokugikan Mai website (English):
http://www.aquacity.jp.e.yp.hp.transer.com/tokyo_ramen_kokugikan

TOKYO RESORT XMAS 2017 -AQUA CiTY ODAIBA- website (English):
http://www.aquacity.jp.e.yp.hp.transer.com/news/1542

Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks 2017 website (English):
http://www.tokyo-odaiba.net/en/rainbow/hanabi2017.html

SOURCE: Mitsubishi Jisho Retail Property Management Co., Ltd.

Top US General: Pakistan Has Yet to Act Against Afghan Taliban

WASHINGTON � Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of the U.S-led NATO forces in Afghanistan, said Islamabad has yet to take action against the Afghan Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan where the group’s senior leadership still resides.

As you have heard our president say, as you have heard all of our senior leaders say, we have got to see movement on this reduction of sanctuary and support for those insurgents and terrorists operating from Pakistan who are attacking our forces and our coalition diplomats and forces, as well as the Afghans inside this country, Nicholson said Tuesday, speaking to reporters at the Pentagon via teleconference from Afghanistan.

Pakistan denies allegations

Announcing his South Asia strategy in August, President Donald Trump demanded Pakistan stop providing support and sanctuaries to the Afghan Taliban group. He blamed Pakistan for housing terrorist groups that are fighting Afghan and American forces in Afghanistan, and vowed not to be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for the Taliban, and other militant groups that pose a threat to the region and beyond.

Pakistan has denied the allegations that it provides safe havens to the Taliban and maintains that the country has been a victim of terrorism and militancy itself.

Nicholson said the Pakistanis have been engaged in a tough fight against extremists in their own country and many of the Pakistani Taliban fighters have been displaced by Pakistani military offensives, but he said the Pakistani military has failed to take similar action against the Afghan militant groups on its soil.

The ones who were not displaced were the Afghan Taliban, the Haqqani network who continue to reside on that side of the border, Nicholson added.

Haqqani network

The Haqqani network, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, is considered the most lethal terrorist group in Afghanistan and has been blamed for some of the deadliest terror attacks, including attacks on embassies in Kabul, different Afghan government institutions, and U.S. military bases across the country.

General Nicholson said Islamabad needs to act against the Afghan Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan.

The offensive operations against sanctuaries would be in other areas that we have identified with the Pakistani leadership on a number of occasions, Nicholson said.

When asked if the international coalition has seen any significant change in Pakistan cracking down on militants crossing into Afghanistan, Nicholson told reporters at the Pentagon, We are hoping to see those changes, we are hoping to work together with the Pakistanis going forward to eliminate terrorists who are crossing the border.

We have not seen those changes implemented yet, he added.

Target Taliban safe havens

In a recent interview with VOA, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells urged Islamabad to take action against Afghan Taliban safe havens.

We would like to see the same commitment that Pakistan brought in 2014 to the fight against Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan; that same strategic commitment to the other militant proxy groups who take advantage of Pakistan territory, Wells told VOA.

Source: Voice of America

US, Britain, France Accused of Snubbing Anti-nuclear Nobel Prize

OSLO � The anti-nuclear group which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize accused the United States, Britain and France on Wednesday of snubbing its disarmament work by

planning to send only second-rank diplomats to the award ceremony next month.

“It’s some kind of protest against the Nobel Peace Prize,” Beatrice Fihn, director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), told Reuters of a plan by the three nations to send only deputy chiefs of mission.

“They like their nuclear weapons very much and don’t like it when we try to ban them,” she said, accusing the three of wrongly opposing ICAN’s work “when North Korea and the United States are exchanging threats to use nuclear weapons”.

The annual December 10 Nobel prize ceremony in Oslo, attended by King Harald and Queen Sonja, is the highlight of the diplomatic calendar in Norway. The prize comprises a diploma, a gold medal and a check for $1.1 million.

Olav Njoelstad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, confirmed the three nations would send only deputies. He said the awards committee always preferred to see chiefs of mission.

“That being said, we are neither surprised nor offended by the fact that sometime foreign governments prefer to stay away from the ceremony in protest or, as in this case, because they prefer to be represented by their deputy chiefs of mission,” he told Reuters.

“The Nobel Peace Prize is, after all, a political prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee takes notice of the joint decision of the British, French and U.S. embassies,” he said.

The British embassy confirmed it was sending a deputy ambassador and said in a statement “the U.K. is committed to the long-term goal of a world without nuclear weapons. We share this goal with our partners across the international community including U.S. and France.”

The U.S. and French embassies were not immediately available for comment. Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump nominated Kenneth Braithwaite to the post of ambassador in Oslo, currently held by an acting ambassador.

ICAN, a coalition of grassroots non-government organizations in more than 100 nations, campaigned successfully for a U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was adopted by 122 nations in July this year.

But the agreement is not signed by – and would not apply to – any of the states that already have nuclear arms, which include the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France, as well as India, Pakistan and North Korea.

Israel neither confirms nor denies the widespread assumption that it controls the Middle East’s only nuclear arsenal.

It was not clear whether other nuclear powers would send Oslo ambassadors to the Nobel ceremony.

The absence of ambassadors from the United States, Britain and France “is disappointing but at the same time we are focused on getting a majority of states in the world to join this treaty,” Fihn said.

She said the three nuclear states were exerting pressure on other nations “not to engage in this treaty.”

Source: Voice of America