BJ were made in two different versions, a standard version and a kou'an (port) version. China Railways DF7D, a diesel electric locomotive based on DF7B, has a similar appearance to the Beijing locomotive.
From 2002 the Korean State Railway has received a number of BJ class locomotives second-hand from China. They are used mostly for heavy shunting and on local freight trains around P'yŏngyang. Thirty have been delivered, numbered in the 내연301 - 내연330 series (내연 = Naeyŏn, "internal combustion"); most are still painted in their original Chinese blue livery, but a few have been repainted into the standard North Korean scheme of light blue over dark green.
Yet Beijing has given coal a lifeline by providing over US$115 billion in support for overseas coal between 2000 and 2017, mostly in the Global South. Significant progress in tackling the climate crisis is hard to imagine without Beijing moving away from coal.
elections to reassure a nervous Beijing that America had no plans to attack them, and the genuine belief of the Soviet leadership in 1983 (revealed by KGB defector Oleg Gordievesky) ... forces to Europe, at vast expense — it’s impossible to imagine a greater strategic gift to Beijing.
‘Aukus is being widely viewed as an effort to counter Beijing’s influence in the contested South China Sea.’ ... ‘Austin said he had discussed with Australian ministers “China’s destabilising activities and Beijing’s efforts to coerce and intimidate other countries, contrary to established rules and norms”, adding.
Evergrande has a mind-boggling $300bn in obligations to creditors and is faced with an administration in Beijing that, it seems, wants to teach the entire bubbly property sector a lesson ... Can Beijing manage the exercise without causing collateral damage within its banking system? The market’s working assumption is.
Imagine if, instead of the escalatory step of a nuclear-tipped AUKUS alliance, PresidentBiden had announced a specific security confidence-building step in the region (for example, announcing a time-bound suspension of FONOPs), and dared Beijing to respond in kind? Going even ...
Such figures are then extrapolated years into the future to an imagined moment when, by such customary measures, Beijing might overtake Washington... As a result, while Chinese meteorological officials warned of a heavy rainfall event in Henan, nobody imagined its intensity and were taken to avoid its extreme consequences.
It is hard to imagine a Chinese Mauritanian any time soon. Many decades later, Beijing still has not come to grips with the horrors of the land reform, which killed hundreds of thousands of “class enemies”; the Great Leap Forward, when tens of millions starved to death; or the Cultural Revolution, when again millions perished.
During a July meeting between representatives of the two countries in China, ChineseViceForeign Minister Xie Feng accused Washington of turning Beijing into an “imagined enemy” and warned that the relationship was at a “stalemate and faces serious difficulties.”.
It is down more than 13 per cent in the year to date after Beijing imposed restrictions on big tech, including a crackdown on how long children are allowed to game each week ... They did the worst job imaginable' ... Is Hollywood's kow-towing to China all in vain? Beijing set...
Hot on the heels of trumping Apple's smartphone sales, Xiaomi has now become the number one seller of wearables worldwide, bar none ... This was a pretty close-run thing ... But we imagine that champagne corks are still popping at the Beijing-based firm, as beating Apple at anything, at all, is a very big deal ... How did Xiaomi's success happen?.
Tomoki Sato (L) poses for a photo with his gold medal alongside Hirokazu Ueyonabaru holding his bronze medal after the men's wheelchair T52 1,500-meter victory ceremony on Aug ... (Kyodo) ... 5, 2021 ... "I suffered setbacks in Rio, so I didn't imagine that I could have another gold medal around my neck. It feels so different from Beijing and London," he said.
I was the first Pakistani to get a medal in Paralympics in Beijing with the silver medal (long jump),” he said ... In 2008 Beijing Paralympics he was the first national to to win the country’s first ever Paralympic games medal ... Simmonds had her first Paralympics in Beijing at the age of 13 and she went onto win five gold medals across four Games.
Storey has now won all 12 bike events entered dating back to her Games debut on two wheels in Beijing in 2008. “I couldn’t have imagined having eight Games, let alone winning medals at every Games, and 17 of those medals being gold,” she said.