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chinadaily.com.cn 2022-11-21 16:50


> Spanish truck drivers march through capital Madrid


In Spain on Monday, hundreds of truck drivers marched through the capital Madrid protesting road freight rules and the cost of living.

The strike was organized by the platform for the Defense of the Transport Sector, which is made up of self-employed truck drivers and small freight companies, and doesn't have the support of major hauling businesses or Spain's largest unions.

Hundreds of protesters marched through central Madrid from Atocha train station to Parliament.

However, the strikes had a negligible effect on the country's logistics hubs.

In March and April, Spain's truckers went on strike, which led to factories running out of supplies and food shortages. The trucking sector obtained a 1 billion euro ($1.03 billion) package that included rebates on the price of diesel fuel and a 1,200 euro cash bonus.
3月和4月,西班牙的卡车司机举行罢工导致工厂供应和食品短缺问题, 卡车运输部门获得了10亿欧元的补贴计划,其中包括柴油价格的补贴和1200欧元的现金奖金。

The truckers on Monday's strike said the rebates have been overtaken by rising fuel prices.

> UK, France sign agreement to tackle migrants issue

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) shakes hands with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on Monday. Stefan Rousseau/REUTERS

The United Kingdom and France signed an agreement on Monday to tackle the issue of migrants trying to enter the country by crossing the English Channel in small boats.

The agreement includes the British government paying France 72.2m euros ($74.5m) toward the cost of patrolling French beaches during 2022 and 2023.
该协议包括英国政府向法国支付7220万欧元(7450万美元),用于支付 2022年到2023年在法国海滩巡逻的费用。

So far this year, more than 40,000 people have crossed the Channel to enter the UK illegally, up from 28,526 in all of 2021.

According to government figures, between May and September this year, Albanians made up 42 percent of people coming across.

Concern over the issue has put pressure on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

After arriving in Bali for the G20 summit, he said: "I'm confident that we can get the numbers down, but I also want to be honest with people… that it isn't a single thing that will magically solve this. We can't do it overnight. "

>Coffee beans produced by Ye Ping sent to UN as gift

Farmers dry out coffee beans at Tianyu's cultivation area in Yunnan province. WANG BANGXU/FOR CHINA DAILY


Ye Ping, who is from the Va ethnic group in Yunnan province, led her fellow villagers in growing coffee 12 years ago.

For the first eight years, Ye never drank coffee herself.

In order to improve the quality of Yunnan coffee, she started studying how to recognize its characteristics and tried to cultivate it further, even winning first prize in an industry competition.

Last year, Ye's coffee beans were sent to the United Nations as a gift.

"My goal is to let the world know that China can produce its own good coffee,” she said.

In 2018, Ye took part in a training program organized by the Yunnan Coffee Exchange and the US-based Coffee Quality Institute.

After the course, she gradually learned how to appreciate the unique characteristics of different coffee.

In 2011, Ye Ping founded her Tianyu brand of coffee.

It now has more than 200 farmers in its agricultural cooperative, and the cultivation area exceeds 134 hectares, she said.

With increasingly advanced planting technologies and higher-quality local coffee beans, her company ships its product to renowned coffee chains such as Starbucks and Manner Coffee, a new Shanghai-based chain.
随着越来越先进的种植技术和更高质量的咖啡豆,她的公司开始将产品送往星巴克和上海的Manner Coffee等国内知名咖啡连锁店销售。

The coffee beans produced by Ye were sent to the Security Council of the United Nations as a gift in May 2021.

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