we never doubted him, despite all the ups and downs.”
What players will be chosen by Lippi remains uncertain, but seeking younger talent will be a priority. Lippi led the oldest
team at the Asian Cup this year, with an average age of 30.2 years, and many veterans will retire before the next World Cup.
Lippi’s best shot now is Espanyol striker Wu Lei, who joined La Liga
immediately after the Asian Cup and became the first Chinese player to score in the league.
Government in Nanyang city, Central China’s Henan province, has denied reports that vehic
les driven by water-hydrogen engines have been produced, according to a Beijing News report on Friday.
A Nanyang Daily report on Thursday said that such a vehicle has been produced, saying that the vehic
le consumes water in its engine, and with the help of special catalyst then produces hydrogen to fuel the vehicle.
addressed are the issues that the business community is concerned about”.
“It is excellent that President Xi recognized some problems,” especially those associated with its Belt and Road Initi
ative, such as transparency and corruption, said Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council.
Experts also were interested in how the reform policies and laws would be implemented, something Xi addressed in his speech.
“People are very positive about the direction, but they need to
know the details” of how the promises would be delivered, Overholt said.
Xi, citing the old Chinese saying “honoring a promise carries the weight of gold”, pledged to install a binding mec
hanism for international agreements, to make sure governments at all levels operate in well-regulated wa
ys, and to update laws and regulations to abolish unjustified practices, keeping in line with the needs of opening-up.