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a’s photovoltaic products. Export value to Vietnam rose 239 times to $739 million in the fi
rst quarter, taking up 16.8 percent of China’s total photovoltaic export value.
With the European Union ending its anti-dumping and anti-subsidy meas
ures, photovoltaic exports from China to Europe also saw large increase in Q1.
The country’s photovoltaic products export volume to the Netherlands and Spain increased 1,049.6 percent and 158.3 perc
ent, respectively, in the first quarter, said the report. It predicted that the emerging markets, such as Mexico, Aus
tralia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates will further boost the export of China’s photovoltaic modules.
The export of China’s photovoltaic products to the United States dropped 28.9 pe
rcent to just 0.01 GW in the first quarter, the report said. The Section 201, Section 3
service consumption accounting for 47.7 percent, up 1.4 percentage points year-on-year
. Meanwhile, sluggish auto consumption dragged the whole consumption growth.
The continuous decline of auto consumption has become
a key for stabilizing this year’s consumption, said Liu Xiaoguang, a resear
cher at the National Academy of Development and Strategy at Renmin University of China.
Mao Shengyong, spokesperson for the National Bureau of Statistics, recently said t
hat based on March data, auto production fell, however, the drop was narrowing.
The National Development and Reform Commission was reportedly considering a sl
ew of new measure to boost spending on automobiles, home appliances and consum
er electronics products. It has sent a draft plan to encourage consumption in the three sectors.
eing restored as well. We have no room for even the slightest error,” Song said.
Liu Qingzhu, a cultural heritage expert at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said, “In anci
ent times, thunderstorms were the biggest threats for wooden architecture. They became much safer after l
ighting rods were widely installed. However, the use of electricity in restorations has created a new problem.”
Unlike the stone structures of much ancient architecture in the W
est, wood was the primary building material in ancient China. “If a fire similar to the one at Notre
Dame in Paris happened at a Chinese building, the whole building would probably burn down,” Liu said.
Hours after the fire in Paris, the Palace Museum in
Beijing, China’s former imperial palace from 1420 to 1911 and also known as the Forbidden City, held an eme
rgency meeting to go over its fire-prevention efforts. It is the world’s biggest architectural complex made of wood.