The giant pandas in the United States may all return to China
On September 23, at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., a female giant panda "Mei Xiang" was eating frozen fruit cake
The National Zoo's three giant pandas will return to China in December as a three-year agreement with China's wildlife authorities expires, according to the Bloomberg News website on September 28. Not only in the U.S. capital, but also three other U.S. zoos that house Chinese giant pandas — Atlanta, San Diego and Memphis — have either handed over the pandas or will return them to China by the end of next year.
It's unclear what the National Zoo will do next. The return of giant pandas to China may be temporary.
China has become the world's largest shipowner
Data show that as of August, the fleet owned by Chinese shipowners reached 249.2 million gross tons, surpassing Greece, which has long been "dominant" in terms of total tons.
24116TEU ultra-large container ship "Mediterranean Jima", named and delivered at China Shipbuilding Changxing Shipbuilding Base (data map)
The shipowner is the rightful holder of the Certificate of Ownership of the Ship and the person who legally owns the sovereignty of the ship, and the State of owner is the State in which these sovereign persons of the ship are located. Being the world's largest shipowner means that the country has the largest fleet in the world.
The new person in charge of the "China Group" of the US State Department took office
Reuters reported on September 29 that the Biden administration announced the appointment of veteran diplomat Mark Lambert as the top China policy official on the same day. Lambert will serve as deputy assistant secretary of state for Chinese mainland and Taiwan and will head the Office of the Coordination of China Affairs.
Mark Lambert Source: U.S. Department of State official website
The informal name of the Office for the Coordination of China Affairs is "China House". In his new role, Lambert's immediate reporting will remain Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Conda.
According to public information, Lambert is an expert on Asia and has served twice at the U.S. Embassy in China, and previously served as deputy assistant secretary of state, focusing on Japan, South Korea and Mongolia.
The U.S. House of Representatives passes a short-term spending bill
On September 30, local time, the US House of Representatives passed a 45-day short-term spending bill with 335 votes in favor and 91 votes against.
The bill would provide the administration with funding for 45 days, including natural disaster assistance requested by the White House.
The U.S. federal government ends the fiscal year on September 30. The above bill means that the US government has avoided the "shutdown" crisis, but it may face a "shutdown" after 45 days.
The adviser to the Ukrainian president admitted: It is difficult to make up the gap with the number of Russian missiles
According to the website of Russia's "Moscow Komsomolsk" newspaper on September 27, Ukraine is waiting for the West to provide army tactical missile systems and Taurus missiles, however, Mikhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the Office of the President of Ukraine, pointed out that this does not compensate for the imbalance of military forces between Ukraine and Russia. He stressed on the Rada TV channel that receiving these missiles will not change the situation on the battlefield and make it beneficial to the Ukrainian army.
At the same time, Podolyak stressed that Ukraine is actively developing its own missile production, which will also expand.
The Philippines resumed purchases of Russian coal after an eight-month hiatus
The Philippines imported $18.2 million of coal from Russia in July, its first purchase since October, Sputnik reported, based on data released by the Philippine Statistics Agency.
New York has entered a state of emergency due to extreme rainfall
On September 29, local time, according to the "Capitol Hill" report, due to extreme rainfall and flood risks, New York Governor Cathy Hochul declared a state of emergency in parts of New York State, including New York City, Long Island City and the Hudson River Valley.
It is reported that that morning, more than 4 inches (about 10 centimeters) of rain fell in parts of Brooklyn, New York, in 3 hours, and widespread flooding caused by heavy rainfall caused road closures. In addition, subway services and flights at New York's LaGuardia International Airport were also suspended.
On September 29, New York City, USA, experienced heavy rainfall, and the rainfall in a single day broke a historical record
The Afghan Embassy in India ceased operations on the 1st
On September 30, local time, the Afghan Embassy in India issued a statement on its official social media platform saying that the embassy will stop operating from October 1.
Previously, Indian media reported on September 29 that the Afghan Embassy in India had been suspended and the Indian government would take over the location of the Afghan Embassy in India as a caretaker.
US President Joe Biden posted his Mid-Autumn Festival blessings
On September 29, local time, US President Biden posted on social media X (formerly Twitter) to send Mid-Autumn Festival blessings. "This Mid-Autumn Festival, Jill and I wish every family united, thankful, and praying happy, well-fed, well-fed," Biden wrote. ”
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