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China's sailing team gears up for Paris Games

2024-06-14 20:08 Last Updated At:20:47

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠China's sailing team continues to make waves in Jinzhou City, northeast China's Liaoning Province, where they are currently competing at the National Windsurfing Championship, an event which marks their final hurdle ahead of the Paris Olympics. 

The Chinese sailors have been on a long winning streak since December, with victory in five events at the Asian Sailing Championship, as the result secured them five Olympic places. 

The team then earned four more spots thanks to solid showings at The Hague World Championships and Hangzhou Asian Games last year. 

All this has resulted in a record nine places for Paris, the highest number for the team except in the Beijing 2008 Games.

After winning one gold and a silver in Tokyo three years ago, team leader Zhang Xiguang said he is optimistic about the team's progress and wants to see a better performance in France. 

"Our training results have been extremely promising. The wind conditions in Jinzhou are ideal, and our team arrived early at the competition site to align with the national team's training schedule. Our daily training sessions mirror the intensity of the actual competition, creating an atmosphere that's conducive to peak performance," said Zhang.

China's sailing team gears up for Paris Games

China's sailing team gears up for Paris Games

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China ranks high in global electricity index by tech innovation

2024-07-13 08:04 Last Updated At:11:07

Technological innovation propels China to rank high in electricity development, with power supply and consumption services also leading globally, according to a report issued Friday on the sideline of a high-level conference held in Beijing.

At a sub-forum of the second high-level conference of the Forum on Global Action for Shared Development, the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO) issued the Research on Global Electricity Development Index (GEDI).

The report selected 100 countries on six continents for index measurement and assessment. The composite score of China's power development index is 90.8, ranking first among 34 Asian countries and seventh in the world.

The report said that global power development has made significant progress over the past decade, especially in the field of renewable energy.

By the end of 2023, the proportion of global renewable energy generation in total power generation had reached 30 percent, of which wind and solar power generation was growing fastest, with an average annual growth rate of more than 12 percent.

On the power side, the current global electrification is entering a new stage of accelerated development characterized by greening and decarbonization, the report showed, adding that it is expected that in the next three years, the average annual growth rate of global electricity demand will exceed 3.3 percent, significantly higher than the growth rate of energy consumption.

"It is expected that by 2030, eight technologies such as autonomous driving, green fuel vehicles, and green fuel ships will mature rapidly and be applied widely under increased research and development investment and favorable policies," said Zhou Yuanbing, director of the Economic and Technology Research Institute under the GEIDCO.

China ranks high in global electricity index by tech innovation

China ranks high in global electricity index by tech innovation

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