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chinadaily.com.cn 2019-05-15 16:05


>Avengers' HQ unveiled

As Disney's latest blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame" has smashed box office records across the globe, some Chinese netizens found the film's secret picturesque headquarters looked like the US headquarters of Chinese machinery producer Sany Heavy Industry Co.

"It's true, the movie team rented Sany's US headquarters for the shooting," a source who was familiar with the matter and preferred to be anonymous confirmed with the Global Times on Sunday.

"The Chinese company and the movie team signed a confidential agreement at that time. So there was no publicity," the source said.

After the shooting was completed, the movie team restored the interior to the original look, which was changed for the filming, and only left a piece of gray wall remaining that looked like scenes in "Avengers 4", according to media reports.

Established in 1989 in Central China's Hunan province, Sany is one of the largest equipment manufacturers in the world. It mainly focuses on construction machines.



>Durian prompts evacuation

About 550 people were evacuated from an Australian university library on Friday afternoon after reports of a strong smell of gas.

Firefighters have completed a search of the building and located the source of the smell.

"The lingering gas-like smell in the building is completely safe - someone left a durian fruit in one of our bins!" said a Facebook post by the University of Canberra Library.

The library also temporarily changed its Facebook profile picture to a sign that showed durians were prohibited.

It is the second time in just over a year that a durian has led to the mass evacuation in Australia.

Last April, about 600 staff and students at the RMIT campus in Melbourne's CBD had to be evacuated as almost 40 firefighters searched the building for a feared gas leak. It turned out the possible leak was "not chemical gas, but gas generated from rotting durian."


Cargoes are unloaded from a container ship docked at Qingdao, East China's Shandong province on Jan 11, 2019. [Photo/IC]

>China hits back at US

China on Monday announced that it will raise the rate of additional tariffs imposed on some of the imported US products from June 1.

China had earlier imposed additional tariffs on $60 billion worth of US imports, the rates of additional tariffs on some of the products will now be increased to 25%, 20%, and 10%, according to a statement by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council.

This is China's latest response to the additional US tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.


Demonstrators protest outside of Westminster Magistrates Court, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had a US extradition request hearing, in London, Britain, May 2, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

>Sweden reopens Assange probe

Swedish prosecutors have reopened an investigation into a rape allegation made against Wiki-Leaks co-founder Julian Assange, who is currently being held in Belmarsh jail in London.

The decision means Sajid Javid, the British home secretary, may have to decide whether to extradite Assange to Sweden or to the US, where he is wanted on suspicion of hacking into a Pentagon computer.

Swedish prosecutors originally decided to drop the rape investigation two years ago, saying they felt unable to take the case forward while Assange remained inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, but there is now a realistic prospect of bringing the case to a conclusion.

The UK authorities will then decide on which extradition request to follow if both Sweden and the US make requests.


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