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chinadaily.com.cn 2022-09-23 17:23


> Dutch students devise carbon-eating electric vehicle
荷兰学生发明“捕碳”电动车 行驶中可“吃掉”二氧化碳



A student team from the Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Netherlands, created a special sporty all-electric car resembling a BMW coupe, but is unique: It captures more carbon than it emits.

Called ZEM, for zero emission mobility, the two-seater houses a Cleantron lithium-ion battery pack, and most of its parts are 3D-printed from recycled plastics, said Jens Lahaije, finance manager for TU/ecomotive.

The goal is to minimize carbon dioxide emitted during the car's full lifespan, from manufacturing to recycling, he added.

ZEM uses two filters that can capture up to 2 kilograms of CO2 over 20,000 miles of driving, the Eindhoven team estimated.

They imagine a future when filters can be emptied at charging stations.

> China's tax, fee cuts, deferrals inject market vitality

An employee of an auto parts manufacturer answers a tax official's queries on production in Fuzhou, Fujian province, on June 1. [Photo by XIE GUIMING/FOR CHINA DAILY]

The country's accumulated tax refunds, tax and fee cuts, and tax and fee deferrals this year topped 3.3 trillion yuan as of Aug. 31, according to the State Taxation Administration.

These preferential policies have taken effect in easing the financial burden on enterprises, value-added tax invoices data shows.

From April to August, the sales revenue of enterprises that received VAT credit refunds increased by 6.9 percent year-on-year, 4.6 percentage points higher than enterprises that did not get the refunds.

During the same period, sales revenue of manufacturing enterprises that received VAT credit refunds expanded by 7.5 percent year-on-year, 4.2 percentage points higher than enterprises that did not.

Small and micro firms are the major beneficiaries of tax and fee preferential policy package, accounting for 93.1 percent of the taxpayers getting VAT credit refunds during that period.

> Global cooperation key in preventing online fraud
我国公安部加强国际执法 打击电信诈骗



Telecom fraud is a common transnational form of organized crime that has become a global public hazard, with scammers often targeting citizens from a different country, seriously infringing on their rights and interests and the security of their property.

China's public security authorities have intensified cooperation with counterparts abroad in combating telecom and online fraud, and have become a useful reference in the fight against the crime, according to the Ministry of Public Security.

Under the Interpol framework, Chinese police worked with police from 76 countries to combat fraud between March and June this year, leading to the discovery of 1,770 hideouts located in various countries, the apprehension of over 2,000 suspects, and the interception of more than $50 million in illicit funds.

In addition, China's top legislative body recently approved a new law on telecom and online fraud, which will go into effect on Dec 1, to strengthen the fight against fraud and those aiding fraudsters, through the application of harsher punishment.

> World's earliest 'whitening cosmetics' found in Shaanxi


Chinese researchers have discovered the world's earliest known residue of cosmetics using synthesized lead white, in an archaeological study in Shaanxi province.

Lead white is one of the most important pigments in human history, and its synthesis has promoted the development of art and cosmetics, according to the study.

Researchers investigated some white cosmetic residue from a set of bronze ware, which were excavated from a tomb in the Liangdai Village site dating back to the 8th century BC, through radioactive and stable carbon isotope analyses.


According to the research, mass production of synthetic lead white at a lower cost promoted the widespread use of white makeup in China and the Mediterranean world, which triggered a "cosmetic revolution."


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