Daily Archives: December 10, 2017

The 2017 Sanya Energy International Forum Focuses on Energy Transformation in China

SANYA, China, Dec. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Themed on “Green Energy and Low Carbon Economy”, the 2017 Sanya Energy International Forum (SEIF) was held in Sanya, Hainan on December 7-8. The experts present at the forum expected that China’s energy industry would develop towards organic integration of various energy sources as well as integrated and complementary distributed energy sources.

Nearly 300 domestic and foreign leading experts and scholars specializing in energy gathered together to discuss energy transformation.

The International Energy Agency predicted that China’s demand for energy will reach 5 billion tons of standard coal by 2020, and by 2035, China will surpass the US to become the world’s largest energy consumer.

Li Shousheng, President of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, said that today China has become the fastest growing producer of crude oil, refined oil and natural gas in the world. China’s crude output in 2016 was 200 million tons, and domestic crude output has stabilized at more than 200 million tons for 6 consecutive years since 2010. At present, China’s crude output ranks the fifth in the world, accounting for about 4.7% of the world’s crude output.

The experts denoted that China’s energy transformation is confronted with many challenges. In view of current energy structure and atmospheric pollution, we should focus on optimizing energy structure and enlarging the proportion of renewable energy.

Zheng Xinli, Executive President of China Association of Policy Science, thought that it was necessary to accelerate the construction of infrastructure and ships for the import of natural gas, strengthen the exploration and development of domestic natural gas, especially shale gas, including the exploration and development of marine combustible ice, speed up the clean and efficient utilization of coal-to-natural gas and coal, and accelerate the development and utilization of biomass and renewable energy.

Zheng Xinli said, “In the Ordos Basin, the annual output of coal is 900 million tons. If we can extract the small molecules of natural gas and oil from within the coal by using the relatively mature low-temperature pyrolysis method, we can provide about 100 million tons of oil and natural gas each year, which could replace a considerable part of imported natural gas and oil.”

Lin Huajun, President and CEO of Changfeng Energy Inc., pointed out that the key to adjust industrial structure and transform the mode of economic growth is to adjust the utilization structure of primary energy.

Lin Huajun said, “The active development of new energy, continuous improvement of energy conversion technology, enhancement of energy utilization efficiency, innovation of energy utilization technology and supply service business model, as well as the achievement of energy conservation and emission reduction, all have a long-term strategic significance to promote China’s rapid economic development, and realize industrial upgrading and environmental protection.”

The 2017 Sanya Energy International Forum Focuses on Energy Transformation in China

SANYA, China, Dec. 10, 2017 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– Themed on “Green Energy and Low Carbon Economy”, the 2017 Sanya Energy International Forum (SEIF) was held in Sanya, Hainan on December 7-8. The experts present at the forum expected that China’s energy industry would develop towards organic integration of various energy sources as well as integrated and complementary distributed energy sources.

Nearly 300 domestic and foreign leading experts and scholars specializing in energy gathered together to discuss energy transformation.

The International Energy Agency predicted that China’s demand for energy will reach 5 billion tons of standard coal by 2020, and by 2035, China will surpass the US to become the world’s largest energy consumer.

Li Shousheng, President of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, said that today China has become the fastest growing producer of crude oil, refined oil and natural gas in the world. China’s crude output in 2016 was 200 million tons, and domestic crude output has stabilized at more than 200 million tons for 6 consecutive years since 2010. At present, China’s crude output ranks the fifth in the world, accounting for about 4.7% of the world’s crude output.

The experts denoted that China’s energy transformation is confronted with many challenges. In view of current energy structure and atmospheric pollution, we should focus on optimizing energy structure and enlarging the proportion of renewable energy.

Zheng Xinli, Executive President of China Association of Policy Science, thought that it was necessary to accelerate the construction of infrastructure and ships for the import of natural gas, strengthen the exploration and development of domestic natural gas, especially shale gas, including the exploration and development of marine combustible ice, speed up the clean and efficient utilization of coal-to-natural gas and coal, and accelerate the development and utilization of biomass and renewable energy.

Zheng Xinli said, “In the Ordos Basin, the annual output of coal is 900 million tons. If we can extract the small molecules of natural gas and oil from within the coal by using the relatively mature low-temperature pyrolysis method, we can provide about 100 million tons of oil and natural gas each year, which could replace a considerable part of imported natural gas and oil.”

Lin Huajun, President and CEO of Changfeng Energy Inc., pointed out that the key to adjust industrial structure and transform the mode of economic growth is to adjust the utilization structure of primary energy.

Lin Huajun said, “The active development of new energy, continuous improvement of energy conversion technology, enhancement of energy utilization efficiency, innovation of energy utilization technology and supply service business model, as well as the achievement of energy conservation and emission reduction, all have a long-term strategic significance to promote China’s rapid economic development, and realize industrial upgrading and environmental protection.”

Source: The Organizing Committee of the 2017 Sanya Energy International Forum (SEIF)

New Protests Erupt in Muslim, Arab World Against Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

A new wave of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital erupted Sunday in parts of the Muslim and Arab world.

Lebanese security forces outside the U.S. Embassy in Beirut fired water cannons and tear gas to beat back Lebanese and Palestinian protesters who hurled projectiles at the embassy and burned Trump in effigy, along with U.S. and Israeli flags.

In Indonesia, home to the world’s largest population of Muslims, thousands of protesters mounted a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in the capital, Jakarta, while other protests occurred in Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia, Egypt and the Palestinian territories bordering Israel.

Police in the Swedish city of Gothenburg arrested three people for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue. A police spokesman said Sunday the incident is being investigated as attempted arson. No one was hurt in the incident.

Officials in Stockholm say security has been tightened around a synagogue in the capital.

Israeli police said a security guard was stabbed and seriously wounded near the Jerusalem bus terminal. His attacker was arrested.

Netanyahu in Paris

Before he left late Saturday for meetings with European leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked what he said was their hypocrisy in condemning Trump’s decision to eventually move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv, where most foreign governments have their embassies in Israel.

“While I respect Europe, I am not prepared to accept a double standard from it,” Netanyahu said. “I hear voices from there condemning President Trump’s historic statement, but I have not heard condemnations of the rockets fired at Israel or the terrible incitement against it. I am not prepared to accept this hypocrisy.”

After meeting with Netanyahu, French President Emmanuel Macron condemned attacks on Israel, but said he opposes Trump’s decision on Jerusalem. Macron described it as a “breach of international law and at risk for peace. In risk for peace because I believe these statements do not serve security, including the security of Israel and the Israelis.

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, defended Trump’s decision in an interview on CNN. She said Israel already has numerous government agencies in Jerusalem, adding, “Why shouldn’t we have the embassy there?” She said Trump “did the will of the [American] people” by making a decision that previous U.S. presidents refused to do.

Arab League meeting

Earlier Sunday, the Arab League called Trump’s decision a dangerous development that places the United States at a position of bias in favor of the occupation and the violation of international law and resolutions.

The statement was issued early Sunday after an emergency meeting of league foreign ministers in Cairo and went on to say that Trump’s decision also strips the U.S. of its role as a sponsor and broker in the Mideast peace process.

The resolution also said Trump’s Jerusalem decision undermines efforts to bring about peace, deepens tension and will spark anger that will threaten to push the region to the edge of the abyss of violence, chaos and bloodshed.

The head of the Arab League called on the nations of the world to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state with Jerusalem as its capital, in response to Trump’s announcement.

The foreign ministers also called on the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution condemning Trump’s decision.

The meeting in Cairo took place after days of street protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as protests at Al-Azhar Mosque in the Egyptian capital.

A report in Foreign Policy magazine says the White House, in a recent meeting with Palestinian diplomats, failed to tell them about Trump’s Jerusalem decision even as the delegation asked if Trump would sign the waiver to prevent the U.S. Embassy from moving to Jerusalem.

The heads of the largest Christian church in Cairo and Al-Azhar University have said they will not meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence when he visits Cairo on December 20. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has also announced he will not meet with Pence, saying “the U.S. has crossed red lines” on Jerusalem.

A statement from the Coptic Orthodox Church called the Trump decision “inappropriate and without consideration for the feelings of millions of people.”

In Paris, pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched ahead of Netanyahu’s visit. Netanyahu met with French President Emmanuel Macron, who has called Trump’s decision “regrettable.”

Source: Voice of America

Anti-India rallies held across AJK

In connection with International Human Rights Day, anti-India demonstrations and rallies were held across AJK like other parts of the country.

A sit-in and rally arranged by International Forum for Justice and Pasban-e-Hurriayat was taken out in Muzaffarabad on Sunday.

The rally from Central Press Club to Gharipun Chowk was aimed to draw the attention of the world community towards Indian state terrorism and grass human rights violations in Inidan Occupied Kashmir.

Participants of the rally, having ply cards and banners in their hands chanted high pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

The speakers in the rally appealed International Organizations to play an effective role in resolving the long-standing Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions and stop genocide of Kashmiris.

They vowed to continue political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri brethren for their just right to self-determination.

Similar demonstrations were held in Neelum, Jehlum, Bagh, Poonch, Rawlakot and other districts of AJK.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Sindh Home Department constitutes social media team

Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal says the Home Department has constituted a social media team to address complaints of the people.

Talking to media during a visit to Sea View area of Karachi on Sunday, he said the step has been taken as registration of complaints with police is still not an easy task.

He asked the people to cooperate with the police in curbing crimes and report any incident to police.

Earlier, the Home Minister reviewed snap checking and crack down of police against the motor bike racers and one wheelers.

Source: Radio Pakistan

GBLA to meet on Wednesday

The 23rd session of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) will be held in Assembly Hall in Gilgit on Wednesday.

Speaker Fida Muhammad Nashad will preside.

In the session legislation will be made on different matters besides deliberation on public issues.

Source: Radio Pakistan