China will offer customized data services for disaster prevention throug
h its Fengyun meteorological satellites for more countries along the Belt and Road, said a
senior official of the China Meteorological Administration’s National Satellite Meteorological Center.
The services will be provided based on the results of a survey of 81 countries. By the end
of April, 22 countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Russia, Libya and Sudan, had responded to the survey.
All of the respondents said they wanted to install the application software platforms
of the Fengyun satellites for weather forecasting, as well as climate and environment monitoring.
They also requested a range of services, especially in monitoring rainf
all, droughts, dust storms, heavy fog and lightning, in addition to training courses on F
engyun meteorological satellite data analysis, remote-sensing applications and data collection.
with five suburban districts of Tongzhou, Yanqing, Changping, Huairou and Shunyi upgrading it to yello
w alert later. These areas were hit with strong winds as high as 8-9 grades, with gales reaching 10 grade
at some places. According to forecast, the wind could still be as high as 7-8 grades on Monday.
The gale toppled a wall near Dongzhimen Bridge in downtown Beijing, hitting three pedestrians,
two males and one female. Two of them died at the scene and one at hospital, Dongcheng District said via Sina Weibo.
Food delivery service Meituan said one of its deliverymen was hit and killed by a fallen tree when delivering food.
The speed of wind reached 10-15 meters per second at the Capital International Airport starting from 10 a
m Sunday, with gales as fast as 20-25 meters per second, the airport said. Due to the strong wind, th
e operational ability of the airport dropped and remained low until 7 pm Sunday.
Central bank vice-governor voices confidence amid currency volatility
The monetary authority vowed to stabilize the renminbi amid escala
ted trade tensions, while continuing to push forward financial opening-up and pr
otecting overseas investors’ legal rights, said a senior official from the central bank on Sunday.
“We have the foundation, confidence and capacity to maintain a stable foreign exchange ma
rket in China, and keep the renminbi exchange rate at a reasonably stable equilibrium,” said Pan Gongsheng, vi
ce-governor of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, said in a statement on its website.
Before his pledge, the onshore renminbi rate depreciated to 6.9182 per do
llar at Friday’s close, the weakest level since December, and the offshore renminbi rate h