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According to a news release from the local fire department, the battery of an electric bicycle parked beside a building for s
tudents ignited, starting the fire. The incident is still being investigated and some people have been detained.
This is not the first fatal fire caused by an electric bicycle. In December 2017, five people were killed and nine injured when an electric bike started a fire in Beijing, and
in July last year, one person was killed and another injured in Wuxi, Jiangsu province. In fact, type “electric bicy
cle” and “fire” into any online searching engine and you will get hundreds of pages recording them.
How could that happen?
me. There are already 300 million electric bicycles in China, roughly one for every four persons.
However, when it comes to charging the bikes, a big proble
m has emerged. As a growing number of people live in residential buildings without separa
l culture, which has contemporary value and relevance to the modern wor
ld, and show it. In this way we can on the one hand tell the world how and why China is wh
at it is, and on the other have Chinese and other civilizations create benefits for mankind.
It is hoped that the Conference on Dialogue of Asi
Many pets entering China will now be subject to streamlined customs clearance procedures.
As of Wednesday this week, dogs or cats from designated countries or regi
ons that carry valid electronic chips and pass on-site inspection will no longer be subject to
extended quarantine, under the latest regulations issued by the General Administration of Customs.
Designated countries or regions include New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Haw
aii and Guam of the United States, Jamaica, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Liechtenstein, C
yprus, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan and Singapore, as well as from Hong Kong or Macao.
an Civilizations will make fresh contributions to the construction of the community of shared future for mankind.
that we are already seeing people’s lives improved by, for example, shopping websites that help you fi
nd what you are looking for. “For people who are feeling that this is not science fiction, this is just Amazo
n showing me an ad or a bank giving me a loan. Just wait. In the next five or 10 years, we’ll see robotics and in the nex
t 10-20 years autonomous vehicles – and they will be magical,” he said.
“The atom part will take longer, but that will happen too. The hardes
t part today appears to be the atom side – robotics, autonomous vehicles, flying cars and thin
gs like that. Because the big breakthroughs have been just pure software.”
Ironically, Theil, the co-founder of PayPal and a lead investor in Fa
cebook and big data mining company Palantir, has said that we live in a financial age, rather
than a scientific and technological age. “It’s not clear it’s enough to bring our civilization to the next level.”
Most tellingly, Theil points out that the oligopolistic US tech giants – Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft – are each sitti
ng on billions of dollars of cash, but they can’t think of any technological opportunities where they can invest that money.