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chinadaily.com.cn 2019-08-28 13:52

Passengers collect their luggage from the baggage reclaim area of Terminal 5 London Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, December 19, 2018. [Photo/REUTERS]

>Liquid restrictions may end

All major UK airports must introduce 3D baggage screening equipment before the end of 2022, the government says.

The technology will boost security, speed up pre-boarding checks, and could end the restrictions on travelling with liquids and laptops.

The equipment, similar to CT scanners used in hospitals, is already being installed at London's Heathrow Airport.

It provides a clearer picture of a bag's contents, which staff can zoom in to and rotate for inspection.

Currently, passengers taking liquid in their cabin baggage are restricted to containers holding no more than 100ml, which must be shown to security staff in a single, transparent, resealable plastic bag of about 20cm x 20cm.


French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during the annual French ambassadors conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France August 27, 2019. [Photo/REUTERS]

>Macron rebukes Bolsonaro

French President Emmanuel Macron has lashed out at Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro for endorsing "rude" remarks about his wife.

A supporter of the Brazilian president mocked Macron's wife, Brigitte, 66, in a Facebook post. The post contained a photo contrasting the French first lady's appearance with that of Bolsonaro's wife, Michelle Bolsonaro, 37. "Now you understand why Macron is persecuting Bolsonaro?" it reads.

In response to the comment, Bolsonaro wrote (in Portuguese): "Do not humiliate (him)... man, ha ha."

Asked about Bolsonaro's remarks, Macron said it was "extraordinarily rude" and "sad".

"He said very disrespectful things about my wife. I have great respect for the Brazilian people and can only hope they soon have a president who is up to the job," Macron said at a news conference at the G7 summit in Biarritz on Monday.


Climbers make their way to the summit of Qomolangma, Nepal May 22, 2019. Picture taken on May 22, 2019. [Photo/REUTERS]

>New rules for climbers

All climbers seeking a permit for Qomolangma must have prior high altitude mountaineering experience and demonstrable training, a high-level commission for the Nepalese government has ruled.

The recommendation was issued by the body charged with looking at the issue of high-altitude safety after one of the deadliest seasons in recent years on Qomolangma.

It said that those hoping to climb Qomolangma must have climbed at least one Nepalese peak of more than 6,500-metres before getting a permit.

Climbers must also submit a certificate of good health and physical fitness and be accompanied by a trained Nepalese guide.

Eleven climbers were killed or went missing on the 8,850-metre mountain in May, nine on the Nepalese side and two on the Tibetan side.

Some veteran guiding companies had long warned of the dangerous consequences of inexperience and crowds on the summit slopes.


A container cargo port at the China (Liaoning) Pilot Free Trade Zone in Dalian, Liaoning province. [Photo/Xinhua]

>China's new pilot FTZs

China on Monday announced a master plan for six new pilot free trade zones (FTZs) in a strategic move to press ahead with reform and opening up in the new era.

The new pilot FTZs will be located in the six provincial regions of Shandong, Jiangsu, Guangxi, Hebei, Yunnan and Heilongjiang, according to the plan released by the State Council.

This will bring the total number of the country's pilot FTZs to 18, which serve as pioneers of the country's reform and opening up as they test new styles of foreign investment management, trade facilitation and transformation of government functions to better integrate the economy with international practices.

The six new pilot FTZs will be tasked with differentiated reform try-outs, according to the plan.

For example, development of the marine economy is one of the focuses for the pilot FTZ in Shandong, a coastal province, while building a new type of industrial base is part of the plan for Hebei, which neighbors Beijing and Tianjin.

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