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chinadaily.com.cn 2022-07-27 17:30


> China's drone market set to hit $15b this year

A fixed-wing drone inspects high-voltage transmission wires in Xuancheng, Anhui province, on June 15, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]


China's drone industry is gaining momentum thanks to strong demand from the low-altitude economy, and output value of the domestic drone market is expected to exceed 100 billion yuan this year, expert said.

Data showed there were more than 12,000 drone enterprises, with total output value topping 87 billion yuan.

Since 2020, despite the COVID-19 outbreak, China's drone market bucked the trend and maintained a 30 percent growth thanks to contactless delivery and smart applications, Yang Jincai, director of the Shenzhen Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Industry Association, said at the 6th Drone World Congress, which was held on July 23-24.

The world congress predicted that by 2024, the domestic drone market would be worth 160 billion yuan, including 45 billion yuan in geographical mapping, 36 billion yuan in agriculture, forestry and plant protection, 30 billion yuan in logistics and express delivery services, 26 billion yuan in power line inspections, and 23 billion yuan in security guards. Among these, logistics is a key sector for drone applications.


> Disney announces two new Marvel 'Avengers' films
迪士尼宣布两部新的漫威 "复仇者联盟 "电影

A poster of the "Avengers: Endgame". [Photo/IC]


Disney announced a slew of Marvel superhero movies, including two new "Avengers" films, Saturday at Comic-Con.
7月23日(周六)迪士尼公司在动漫展上宣布了一系列漫威超级英雄电影,包括两部新的 《复仇者联盟》电影。

The record-breaking Marvel movies have dominated Hollywood and global box offices in recent years, with 2019's "Avengers: Endgame" briefly becoming the highest-grossing film of all time, at more than $2.79 billion.

"I wonder if you guys wouldn't mind looking ahead a little bit?" studio president Kevin Feige asked the wildly cheering hall of die-hard superhero fans toward the end of a raucous hour-plus presentation. "

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty" and "Avengers: Secret Wars" will hit theaters in 2025, he then announced.

> UK Inflation at fastest rate in 40 years
英国通胀持续高企 能源价格飞涨和劳动力短缺或为主因

A woman shops in a supermarket in London, Britain, May 5, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]


Prices are continuing to rise at their fastest rate in more than 40 years, driven by higher gas and food costs.

UK inflation, the rate at which prices rise, jumped to 9.4% in the 12 months to June, from 9.1% in May, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

Research firm Kantar has predicted supermarket bills are set to rise by an average of £454 this year.

This comes as energy bills, which rose by an unprecedented £700 a year in April for a typical household, are forecast to climb again in October.

Other countries around the world are also experiencing a cost of living squeeze, with many affected by the same global factors as the UK.


> California man infected with COVID-19 and monkeypox



Mitchi Thompson, a California man who contracted COVID-19 and monkeypox at the same time, said the double-dose of misery left him flattened for weeks.

The twin viruses left him feeling as if he had a severe case of influenza, Thompson said.

He also had a fever, labored breathing, chills, body aches and skin lesions.

"Really sick," Thompson recalled. "And the worst of it was honestly where I just could barely get out of bed, and you could barely get a drink of water."

Wastewater samples taken from a San Francisco treatment plant this week showed traces of the monkeypox virus, researchers say.


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