Daily Archives: November 14, 2017

Foton Motor signs MOU with TDG to identify smart city solutions, during President Donald Trump’s first visit to China

BEIJING, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On November 8-10, 2017, US President Trump took a delegation of nearly 30 CEOs from major American companies to make three-day state visit to China. In this period, US and China had in-depth talks about deepening economic and trade ties between the two parties. On November 8, as a major result of this visit, President Gong Yueqiong of Foton Motor Group and President & CEO Paul Doherty of TDG (The Digit Group) signed MOU of Smart Cities Public Transportation Solutions in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Vice Premier of China Wang Yang and US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross witnessed the signing ceremony. Both parties will push forward solutions of smart cities public transportation and application of intelligent transport facilitate development.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_2y8r6s95/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

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Foton Motor Group is China’s largest group of commercial vehicles. TDG is the top supplier specialized in designing and building world smart cities, and leader in developing innovative solutions to smart cities. The partnership is one of the results of US-China corporate cooperation made by the first visit by American President Donald Trump to China, revealing that Foton Motor, as the benchmark and barometer of China’s intelligent manufacturing, is contributing China solutions to world smart cities and intelligent transport.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_kgisbrsg/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

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According to the MOU, Foton Motor Group and TDG, using their advantages in technologies and resources, will get in profound partnership to build and develop global leading smart cities, intelligent transport and intelligent buses such as driverless buses and green e-buses.

In initial stage, TDG will work together with Foton Motor to develop e-bus products in Smart City program in Wellington of New Zealand, which will replace fossil-fuel buses. The e-bus is two meters long and more units can be linked according to the number of passengers. At the same time, the futuristic bus will drive according to the route set by GPS. At the same time, camera lens will be installed to detect obstacles so that the bus can drive and park automatically. It provides the futuristic intelligent solutions to transport, featuring zero accident, congestion and pollution.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_ija53nrz/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

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Besides, TDG will use FOTON AUV e-bus for its smart city program of China and  New Zealand. The total order amount will exceed over a billion USD.

As plans of the two parties, TDG will focus on environmental facilities and providing solutions to energy, dynamic wireless charging technology, data analysis, LED light, visible light telecom, dynamic ads/brand communications, crossing public stops and safety. Foton Motor will provide advanced bus products and services while providing support in Internet of Vehicles and automatic driving development.

In the world trend of intelligent connectivity, FOTON relies on its intelligent factory and management, uses Internet of Vehicles technology to develop intelligent and efficient products, lead the industrial trend and establish a model of US-China cooperation. In early stage, Foton Motor and Cummins co-established Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Co., Ltd. Together with ZF Friedrichshafen AG, WABCO and Continental AG, Foton Motor has established “China Intelligent Connected Super Truck Alliance”, which is dedicated to building and developing global intelligent transport and smart cities. It is learnt that as the first generation of China Super Truck, FOTON AUMAN EST series is to be launched in Russia, Peru, Thailand, etc. in 2017. Not long ago, Foton Motor signed the deep cooperation memorandum with Cummins at U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum, launches the second stage of “China Super Truck” program. As the cooperation of this time, FOTON will improve its intelligent industrial chain, which will become the new driving force that stimulates corporate intelligence and innovations with global vision.

At present, Foton Motor has AUV brand coach and bus including pure electric and hydrogen cell series, AUMAN Super Trucks that cover intelligent transportation and logistics, initially building the Intelligent Product Matrix. In the future. Foton Motor will base on stronger ties with TDG, contribute China power to building smart cities public transportation for the world by developing Internet of Vehicles + intelligent logistics, intelligent trucks and intelligent buses.

Le programme de formation spécialisé de CMPort atteint son paroxysme lors d’une cérémonie de clôture émouvante

SHENZHEN, Chine, 14 novembre 2017 /PRNewswire/ — La cérémonie de clôture de C Blue 2017, un programme de formation social organisé en collaboration par China Merchants Port Holdings Company Ltd. (« CMPort ») et Shenzhen Polytechnic, s’est tenue au CMPort Plaza de Shenzhen le 10 novembre, concluant un mois fructueux de camaraderie interculturelle au cours duquel des professionnels du monde entier se sont regroupés autour d’une cause commune.

2017 C Blue trainees visited Shekou Container Terminal and wished China Merchants Group a happy 145th anniversary

Cette cause commune, d’après le directeur général de CMPort, Bai Jingtao, était une cause transformatrice. « Je crois que cette expérience de formation avait beaucoup plus à offrir que toutes les connaissances liées aux activités portuaires, au transport ou aux zones de libre-échange », a déclaré le Dr Bai dans un discours prononcé devant les 28 apprentis de 13 pays qui ont participé au programme. « Mais surtout, elle a constitué une plateforme d’apprentissage où des idées ont pu être échangées et des connaissances partagées. »

Société cotée en bourse depuis 1992, CMPort reste le plus grand opérateur portuaire public de Chine, ayant pris en charge un volume de conteneurs annuel de 95,77 millions EVP en 2016. Dans la droite ligne de son cahier des charges officiel visant à devenir le « plus grand fournisseur de services portuaires complets au monde », la société d’État se consacre à consolider son statut international.

Trainees engaged in Taichi – one of Chinese cultural activities given by Shenzhen Polytechnic

C Blue, dont le titre s’inspire de l’expression chinoise « façonner notre rêve bleu », vise à « offrir aux pays étrangers l’environnement, les ressources et la plateforme dont ils ont besoin pour cultiver les dirigeants de demain », comme l’indiquent les documents promotionnels du programme. Lors de sa cérémonie de clôture vendredi dernier, plusieurs participants ont déclaré dans des entretiens que le programme avait bien tenu ses promesses.

« C’est vraiment enthousiasmant de voir un si grand pays afficher une croissance aussi rapide », a déclaré Kristina Gontier, qui travaille pour le ministère du Transport lituanien, alors qu’elle terminait sa formation.

Au cours des quatre semaines de la formation C Blue, les participants ont pu bénéficier d’une expérience d’apprentissage exhaustive combinant la théorie et la pratique. Des cours donnés par des experts de différents sujets tels que les opérations portuaires, la logistique et le développement de zones de libre-échange sont venus compléter diverses visites de terrain actives visant à améliorer les attributs des participants en tant que spécialistes de l’industrie et preneurs de décisions de manière générale.

Trainees attended C Blue’s closing ceremony on November 10th at the CMPort Plaza upon completion of the program, along with Mr. Mbelwa Kairuki (Tanzanian Ambassador to China) and Mr. Karunasena Kodituwakku (Sri Lanka Ambassador to China).

Quand on lui a demandé comment son voyage en Chine l’avait aidée à s’épanouir en tant que professionnelle, Zawadia J. Nanyaro, PDG du cabinet de conseil tanzanien Lilac Lines Ltd., a applaudi C Blue pour avoir « renforcé sa foi dans le programme d’industrialisation de son pays ».

« La Tanzanie est en voie de transition d’une économie agricole vers une économie industrielle, et au cours des cinq dernières années, mon pays a décidé de copier les initiatives que la Chine a prises afin d’atteindre des objectifs similaires », a déclaré Mlle Nanyaro, qui est également une partenaire de la société sœur du cabinet, Lilac Associates. « Nous sommes en train de mettre en œuvre le concept “port-parc-ville” de China Merchants et nous avons déjà des plans directeurs en place ; ayant vu le pouvoir transformateur de cette approche modale de mes propres yeux et après m’être entretenue avec les personnes à l’origine de cette idée, je suis prête à soutenir mon pays pour exécuter la même vision. »

China Merchants Group, la société mère de CMPort, considère la responsabilité sociale d’entreprise comme un élément crucial de sa mission et de sa stratégie d’entreprise. En 2009, le groupe a créé China Merchants Charitable Foundation, la filiale qui a parrainé C Blue, afin de financer et de développer des projets sociaux à l’étranger. Alors qu’il célèbre son 145e anniversaire, le conglomérat centenaire va très certainement chercher à consolider le succès retentissant de C Blue.

Une toute nouvelle édition du programme fera son retour l’automne prochain.

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10 NORTH AFRICAN, EUROPEAN NATIONS DISCUSS NON-MILITARY AIR THREATS

ALGIERS, An international seminar on regulatory initiatives in the management of non-military air threats is being held here this week at the Army National Club of Algiers as part of the implementation of the plan of action drawn up under activities of the multilateral military co-operation of the 5 5 Defence Initiative which involves five African and five European Mediterranean nations.

Algeria’s Ministry of National Defence said in a statement here that the two�day seminar which began Monday, is organized by the Algerian Air Defence Command and is in line with the action plan adopted by defence ministers of the the 5 5 Defence Initiative member countries and as instructed by Deputy Minister for National Defence and Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaid Salah.

The meeting is intended to help draw up an approach aiming at regulating the measures necessary to counter non-military air threats. “These measures should be based on efficient and flexible laws in order to ensure optimum readiness for immediate and effective response in case of non-military air threats,” the statement said.

Conferences and interventions will be held on “the definition and identification of different types of non-military air threats, including air safety in the 5 5 Defence Initiative’s common interest area, as well as the study and analysis of different legal and organizational procedures to deal with these threats in real time”.

The member countries of the 5 5 Defence Initiative are Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Libya, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Malta.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Glebelands Hostel operations continue to reap good results

Police units deployed at Glebelands Hostel yielded positive results after they arrested a man and recovered an unlicensed firearm yesterday afternoon. The arrested suspect (61) appeared today in the Umlazi Magistrates’ Court for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Yesterday afternoon, members deployed at Glebelands hostel were conducting their stop and search duties preventing violent crime in the area. While performing their duties, they saw a suspicious-looking Toyota vehicle entering the premises. The members stopped the said vehicle and it was searched. An unlicensed 9mm pistol was found from the driver and he was immediately arrested. There was an ammunition in the chamber and 15 more ammunitions were recovered from the magazine.

The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa praised the members deployed at the hostel by arresting the suspect. We will ensure that we maintain peace and stability at the hostel by sending all those involved in criminal activities to jail. The recovered firearm will be subjected to ballistic testing to ascertain if it was used in any commission of the crime in the hostel and in the country, he said.

Source: South African Police Service

President Zuma to undertake a working visit to Botswana for the 4th Session of the SA-Botswana Bi-National Commission

President Jacob Zuma will undertake a working visit to participate in and co-chair the 4th Session of the South Africa-Botswana Bi-National Commission (BNC) to be held in Gaborone, Botswana on 17 November 2017.

The BNC will be preceded by a Senior Officials meeting on 14-15 November 2017 and the Ministerial meeting on 16 November 2017, respectively.

South Africa and Botswana meet annually at the level of the Heads of State within the framework of the BNC to review bilateral cooperation and discuss issues of common interest.

South Africa and Botswana enjoy cordial relations which are informed by cultural ties and geographical proximity. The two countries cooperate on a wide range of areas including, transport, trade and investment, health, education, environmental issues, water, science and technology, agriculture, justice, immigration, energy, finance, culture, security, sport, etc.

Regarding economic cooperation, South Africa remains one of Botswana’s major trading partners. Many South African companies operate in Botswana in various sectors.

President Zuma will be accompanied by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation; Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans; Ms Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology; Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry; Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister of Water and Sanitation; and Ms Tokozile Xasa, Minister of Tourism.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa