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r funding bill on Wednesday, one day after the House of Representatives approved a markedly different version.
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also seek to set up protocols for the care of children, improve stand
ards of care centers and provide translation services, provisions not in the Senate version.
上海龙凤1314Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said on Wednesday that the aircraft manufacturer is hav
ing “ongoing conversations” with airlines about possible reimbursements following the worldwide grounding of 737 MAX jets.上海龙凤1314
The airlines haven’t disclosed how much they are seeking from Boeing, but some analysts peg industrywide losses at about $1 billi
o上海龙凤1314n. In an interview with Axios, Muilenburg didn’t say how Boeing would compensate airlines, but it could be cash, a discount on future orders or additional pilot training and services.
Airlines seeking compensation include Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Norwegian Air, Turkish Air, Ryanair, Flydubai and United Airlines.
“Reimbursement isn’t a technical problem,” John Cochran, president of Eaglemark, an aviation consulting firm and pro
fessor emeritus of Aerospace Engineering上海龙凤1314女神会所at Auburn University, told China Daily USA. “It’s a matter of first impression. Some of what Boeing pro
poses to do may be contractual and it’s certainly sound public relations. Boeing wants to keep its customers happy.”
The 10,000-member pilots union for Southwest Airlines said this month it will ask Boeing
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The union hasn’t said how much pilots have lost, but it could be as much as $9 million a month, the Dallas Morning News reported.
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s on Sept 2, but the union said “there is no accurate estimate of when the MAX will return to service.”
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mercial service when the US Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators say it’s safe to fly.
tinations launch such services for Chinese, more will follow suit,” Dai said.
Industry insiders said that the rapid development of internet technology in C
hina and people’s heavy use of online shopping, mobile payment and banking servic
es have allowed e-visa services to take root quickly in the country.
“Such services, which save the time and trouble of sending passpo
rts and paper documents back and forth, suit the young groups, who usually don’t plan for a trip far ahe
ad of time,” said Li Ailing, founder of lvyouquan.com, which provides tourism information to agencies.
Objectivity and impartiality were emphasized in the latest draft revisions to the Judge
s Law and the Procurators Law submitted to China’s top legislature for review on Saturday.
According to the drafts, judges should adjudicate based on facts and t
he law, guided by objectivity and impartiality. Procurators should do the same.
Procurators must strictly ensure that crimes are punished only under the law, and protect hum
an rights. They must prosecute criminals while protecting the innocent from criminal prosecution, the draft revisions say.
China’s foreign exchange reserves rose to $3.0988 trillion by the end of March, official data showed Sunday.
The amount increased by $8.6 billion, or 0.3 percent from the end of February, according to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.
China’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry will continue to shrink and cons
olidate due to tighter regulation and weak investor sentiment, Fitch Ratings said in a report.
The number of P2P investors and platforms declined steeply last year after regulators tightened supervision, and Fitch exp
ect more platforms to close or consolidate this year as reforms continue to take effect, leading to a smaller, less fragmented market.
Stronger regulation of P2P companies will be positive over the lo
nger term for a sector that has yet to be tested through economic cycles, the report said.
New regulations will also require many platforms to reduce their
reliance on retail investors, leading to a shift toward wholesale or institutional funding sources.
Lenders with more robust business models, established risk-management capabil
ities and more stable access to funding are likely to gain market share, according to Fitch.