umption in 2019 is expected to grow 5.8 percent. Demand for coal is expected to hit 3.95 billion
tons, with the power sector still playing a significant role in the consumption of coal.
Consumption of oil is predicted to reach 620 million tons, up 1.6 percent year-on-year, while
the growth rate for natural gas consumption is expected to slow, with an annual consumption of 310 billi
on cubic meters in 2019, up 10.4 percent year-on-year, it said.The 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Ex
hibition (Expo 2019 Beijing) opens to visitors Monday, and will showcase a wide variety of flowers, fruits, vegetables and
herbs from across the world, including more than 300 rare and endangered plant species.
Nearly 20,000 volunteers across media, translation and giving directio
ns will work at the 162-day event, running April 29 – Oct 7. Click to watch their greetings in s
even languages: Chinese, English, Russian, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.
efit from economies of scale and agglomeration, and the coordinated development of those city clusters will help sha
re and build the basic urban foundation, bring stronger competitiveness and improve pe
ople’s lives,” said Chen Yuyu, an economics professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management.
Nine Occupy activists, including three chief organizers, were found guilty for their involve
ment in the 2014 illegal Occupy protests, a Hong Kong court ruled on Tuesday.
University of Hong Kong law professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting and sociologist Chan Kin-man, two of th
e three chief organizers, were convicted of conspiracy to commit public nuisance and inci
tement to commit public nuisance, according to the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts.
The other chief organizer, pastor Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, was convicted of conspiracy to commit public nuisance.
Five other defendants, namely legislator from the Civic Party Tanya Chan Suk-chong, legislator and social worker Shiu Ka-C
hun, social activist Raphael Wong Ho-ming, and former student leaders Tommy Cheung Sau-yin and Eason Chu
ng Yiu-wa, were found guilty for incitement to commit public nuisance and incitement to commit public nuisance.