A 2.9-magnitude earthquake at a depth of 17 kilometers was detected at 1:25 pm on Sunday in Be
ijing’s Haidian district, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
Two earthquake experts said the minor quake was a normal activity in the
earth’s crust caused by changes in crustal stress, and th
ere is no need for the public to panic, according to a report on huanqiu.com.
“It is a normal and isolated event,” said Guo Xun, dean of the Civil Engineering
School at the Institute of Disaster Prevention.
“As Beijing is at the junction of the earthquake zones of Shanxi province, the
Hebei Plain and Yanshan Mountain, the city will e
xperience one to two earthquakes at around magnitude-3 degree every year,
according to past exper
ience,” Sun Shihong, a researcher at the
China Earthquake Networks Center, added.
on a decreasing streak. Imported models of Ford Motor (China) abated as much as 34,000 yuan, compared with Volkswagen Multivan’s highest cut of
13,300 yuan and some models of FAW Toyota’s 11,000 yuan, said Chinanews. As China International Capital Corporation Lim
ited analyzed, automobile, real estate and medicine industries will enjoy the largest scale of tax reduction; and the bigge
st rise in net profit as a result of tax cuts will go to coal, food and beverage, electricity industries.
Nur Bekri, former head of the National Energy Administration, has been arrested
for taking bribes, said the Supreme People’s Procuratorate on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
Nur Bekri, also former deputy head of the National Development and
Reform Commission, was investigated by the Communist Party of China Central Com
mission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission.
The former chairman of the Xinjiang regional governm
ent was named new head of the National Energy Administration on Dec 31, 2014.
the electronics industry for keeping tight wraps on product plans until it publicly launches them at
splashy events in Silicon Valley. The early announcement of AirPower, along with a wirelessly char
ed version of its AirPods headphones, was a break in that tradition. Apple released the updated AirP
ods last week, heightening speculation that the accompanying charging mat would come soon.
Daring Fireball, a website that covers Apple news, previously reported that Apple engineers h
ad issues with devices overheating on the AirPower pad. Apple declined to comment beyond its statement on the project.
Apple offered wireless charging in the iPhone in 2017, after many of its
rivals such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had offered the feature for several years. Whil
e rumors circulated that Apple might create its own unique wireless charging technology, the company instea
d chose to use a system that works with Qi, an open industry standard already in use by Samsung and others.
Apple shares did not move on the news, and shares of NXP Semiconductors and STMicro
electronics, two major suppliers of chips used in Qi systems, appeared to be unaffected also.