billion cu m of gas shipment last year, a
year-on-year increase of 31.7 percent, it has only 26 gas stora
ge sites with just 8 billion cu m in storage as of 2018, contributing 3 percent of the country’s total gas consumption.
Analysts believe insufficient infrastructure, including underground gas storage an
d natural gas pipelines, is standing in the way of a more open and liberalized domestic gas sector in the country.
Li Li, research director at energy consulting company ICIS China, also suggested that the government should encourage the construction of gas storage ta
nks to prevent future gas shortages during cold snaps, considering the country’s high dependence on oil and gas imports.
To ensure sufficient gas supply, the country’s national oil majors are also ramping up loc
al oil and gas output, adding thousands of wells at oil basins, shale rocks and deepwater fields nationwide.
anization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), condemned the attacks. The OIC represents 57 nations with large or majority-Muslim populations.
”The brutal crime had shocked and hurt the feelings of all Muslims around the world, and served
as a further warning on the obvious dangers of hate, intolerance, and Islamophobia,” he said. Otha
imeen urged the New Zealand authorities to investigate the attack thoroughly.
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, tweeted his condolences to the victims of the attack,
and confirmed that there will be “highly visible” and armed police around mosques in the UK capital on Friday.
”I want to reassure the Muslim communities in London. I have been in touch with the Met Police. There will be highly v
isible policing around mosques today, as well as armed response officers, as Londoners go to pray,” he said.
hinese officials speak on strengthening market regulation and safeguarding market order
at a news conference during the second Session of the 13th National People’s Congress on March 11, 2019.
Minister of State Administration for Market Regulation Zhang Mao, Head of National Medical Products Admin
istration Jiao Hong and Commissioner of National Intellectual Property Administration Shen Changyu meet the press.
hina will improve its long-term regulatory mechanism for vaccines and implement the toughest possible over
sight on related products, Jiao Hong, head of the National Medical Products Administration, said on Monday.
She said domestically made vaccines were safe overall, affirming comments made by the head of Ch
ina’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention on March 4, who urged the public not to lose trust in the country’s vaccine sector.
Jiao said a new draft law on vaccine management, to tighten the supervision and
management of production, research, and distribution of these products, had
been reviewed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, and released to solicit public opinion.