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FedEx Express opened a new international express and cargo center in Shanghai on Monday to provide greater access to its global network for customers in eastern China, particularly those shipping goods to the United States and Europe.

The 134,000-square-meter FedEx Shanghai International Express and Cargo Hub, about eight times the size of its previous facility, is the largest of its kind at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

JD.com plans to sell 2 billion euros French goods in China

French President Emmanuel Macron meet JD.com President Richard  Liu on Jan 9th 2018 in Beijing.

China's second-largest e-commerce player JD.com announced on Tuesday a plan to sell French goods worth 2 billion euros ($2.34 billion) through its platform in China in the next two years.

The online retail giant signed memorandums of understanding with Business France and French industrial engineering group Fives, witnessed by French President Emmanuel Macron who is on a state visit to China from Monday to Wednesday, his first trip to the country since assuming office in May.

China Set Road-map For Smart Car Development

Half of all its new cars sold in China are expected to be smart cars by 2020, according to a document released by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on Jan. 5 which is soliciting public opinions.

According to the NDRC, China will be a “smart-vehicle power” before 2035, whose standards of smart vehicle manufacturing will be used worldwide.

Haier Air Conditioner in Thailand

Haier Air Conditioner in Thailand, photo shot on 19th Dec 2017.

China's leading home appliance maker Haier said on Saturday its global revenue increased 20 percent year-on-year to 241.9 billion yuan ($37.2 billion) in 2017 thanks to its expanding share in the high-end market.

China has become a leader in the global development of new energy, owing to rapid growth of new energies, improved industrialized level, and decreased costs for generating new energies, Economic Daily reported on Jan. 5.

China’s installed generating capacity reached 1.77 billion kilowatts by 2017, among which non-fossil energy’s capacity reached 38.1 percent, up 9.6 percent since 2012, according to China’s National Energy Administration (NEA).

Renewable energies also increased remarkably, according to NEA. For example, China’s PV installed capacity saw a year-on-year increase of 65.4 percent to hit 120 million kilowatts by late September 2017.

Meanwhile, the utilization level of new energies increased. Energy generated by renewable energies amounted to 1.17 trillion kilowatts in the first three quarters of last year. Wind power, solar energy, and biomass energy rose by 26 percent, 70 percent, and 25 percent on a year-on year basis, respectively.

Also, the costs for generating energies decreased, as China is now able to produce solar photovoltaic power generation equipment itself, said Wang Bohua, secretary-general of the China Photovoltaic Industry Association.

In addition, the wind power curtailment and solar power curtailment was estimated to respectively drop by 6.7 percent and 3.8 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year thanks to favorable policies and measures, NEA said.

Sun Qiang, a director at China Three Gorges Corporation, also said that China will take advantage of its natural advantages and focus on developing offshore wind power in the future.