I think Saudi Arabia is ready, but their hands are tied with the Israel/Hamas war going on in Gaza. And I don't see that being resolved in the next month.
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Okay, so I was wrong about no airline bothering with breaking ground on SAF during the holiday season:)
But I continue to believe Cemvita won't have the SAF ready before the end of the year.
Does not appear he will even be on the ballot.
Pakistan’s convicted leader Imran Khan will quit as the head of his political party while rival Nawaz Sharif got a conviction overturned in separate fates for the nation’s top two politicians months before national elections.
Khan won’t stand for Chairman of his Tehreek-e-Insaf in party elections as he may be disqualified from holding such a post because of conviction in a corruption case, Ali Zafar, a senior leader from Khan’s party, told reporters on Wednesday.
Moving up a few points with the increase in price in the last week. It is up to 370.5 in the last week (as of 28 Nov.)
Affirming. Possible but unlikely.
Alot in the news the last few days. Xi seems to making a full campaign to convince some that he is not a war-monger and only wants peace.
1) A kerfuffle between China and Australia:
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A visiting Chinese official on Tuesday warned Australia to act with “great prudence” in deploying warships in the South China Sea after a recent confrontation between the two navies.
Liu Jianchao, the Chinese Communist Party’s international minister, gave the warning while speaking at a Sydney university during a trip that paves the way for President Xi Jinping’s Australian visit, expected to take place next year.
Bilateral relations had been improving recently, but took a downturn when Australia accused the Chinese destroyer CNS Ningbo of injuring Australian navy divers with sonar pulses in Japanese waters on Nov. 14. Australia said China disregarded a safety warning to keep away from the Australian frigate HMAS Toowoomba.
Liu reiterated China’s position that the encounter happened outside Japanese territorial waters and that the Chinese warship caused no harm.
2) But a statement that China wants to renew and strengthen ties with Australia
China wants to renew its defense relations with Australia, senior diplomat Liu Jianchao said on a visit to Sydney, a sign that a recent tense military encounter likely won’t derail an improvement of overall ties.
“I believe it’s very important and China is also very proactive in resuming such a relationship based on mutual respect and mutual benefit,” Liu, the head of the Communist Party’s International Department, told reporters in Sydney on Tuesday.
Liu did acknowledge the two countries have a ways to go to iron out the differences their militaries have, saying that “we need not deny it but there are some possible concerns on both sides.”
3. And a dismissal that Australia needs to worry about China
China does not aim to challenge Australia’s influence among the Pacific Islands, a senior Chinese official in charge of Communist Party diplomacy said in Sydney on Tuesday, amid renewed efforts to improve relations between the two countries.
“China has no intention of seeking any sphere of influence. We respect the role and the influence of Australia in the Pacific island countries,” Liu Jianchao said in a speech to the Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney.
Affirming, thanks to @martinsluis for the updated numbers.