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Across China: Design week attracts Italian enterprises fascinated with Chinese market******
SHANGHAI, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- At the sixth Italian Design Icons (IDI) held in Shanghai in late November, China's latte art master Liu Qiang used Cimbali's new coffee machine launch to make espresso for his guests.。
As fragrant coffee with beautiful patterns on top was served to the audience, Gruppo Cimbali, a world-renowned espresso machine maker, demonstrates its confidence in attracting more Chinese consumers with its high-quality products.。
With a history of nearly 110 years, Gruppo Cimbali has exported more than 5,000 coffee machines into the Chinese market, offering original Italian coffee for coffee-savvy customers.。
The company also strives to help more Chinese baristas improve their skills by sponsoring coffee vocational skills competitions. Many Chinese students have started to learn how to make Italian coffee via the online coffee classes held by the group.。
The coffee machine producer is not alone in its fascination with the Chinese market.。
During the design week of Italian brands, Casappa, one of Italy's largest manufacturers of hydraulic pumps and hydraulic motors, showcased its electronically controlled pump.。
The new product was first launched in China before going on the market in any other countries and regions. As one of the representative products of the company's energy-saving series, the Intelligent Power System (CSP) echoes China's latest promise to slash its carbon emissions.。
Casappa's success in the Chinese market is indispensable from its localized products and relevant research and development capabilities, according to the company.。
Another Italian company, Comau, a leading industrial automation and robotics manufacturer, brought its latest MATE-XT muscle assist technology exoskeleton to the Shanghai design week.。
Gaetano Cantalupo, head of global customer operations for Comau, said that Comau China is now headquartered in Shanghai and has built two factories in Shanghai and Kunshan City, the neighboring province of Jiangsu.。
Statistics from China Customs show that the bilateral trade value between China and Italy reached 60.3 billion U.S. dollars in the first 10 months of this year, exceeding the total of last year and hitting a record high.。
During the period, China imported 25.1 billion U.S. dollars of goods from Italy, which is 42 percent higher than the percentage logged in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic outbreaks. Enditem。
How to stop Haaland? Bayern's Nagelsmann has an idea******
By Oliver Trust。
BERLIN, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- How to stop Dortmund's goal machine Erling Haaland is only a side issue for Julian Nagelsmann.。
Ahead of Germany's Der Klassiker this Saturday, the Bayern coach has set up a special strategy to keep the Norwegian away from the Bavarians' goal.。
"I am not surprised he is back, as most of his recovery work was aimed at his return for the Saturday game," the 34-year-old stated. "While we have to keep a close eye on him, Dortmund has to get the world's best striker under control."
Nagelsmann spoke about Haaland's ability to invade spaces and trigger counterattacks. To cut the striker off from supplies, therefore, is Bayern's main target.。
The team doing the better job against Haaland will increase its chances to win the game, the coach said.。
Bayern's midfield and defense need to keep the pressure on Dortmund high when losing the ball, Nagelsmann commented. To close spaces will have a vital effect on the outcome of the duel, in his view.。
Nagelsmann mentioned the encounter's importance as it is the first time for the top two teams to face off this season. "It's an important game for us, and the fans can't wait for kick-off," the Bayern manager said.。
Bayern not only faces the challenge of stopping Haaland, but will suffer from the loss of several key players.。
Joshua Kimmich and Marcel Sabitzer are sidelined due to quarantine and injury, with Leon Goretzka's participation uncertain until the matchday.。
Defender Josip Stanisic (muscle injury) and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (quarantine) complete the list of losses.。
Having to replace his regular midfield increases Nagelsmann's concerns, as youngsters such as Jamal Musiala and Corentin Tolisso might have to do the midfield job.。
To face Haaland with his strongest line-up, Nagelsmann hopes for the return of Niklas Sule. The defender is coming back from a two-week quarantine.。
The German international is said to support Dayot Upamecano in defense. In case Sule is not available, Benjamin Pavard is ready to join in.。
Nagelsmann is insisting the task hasn't become harder with Haaland around. "I am only talking about games of Bayern. And against us, he has always been around. Therefore, nothing is changing for us," the Bayern coach said.。
The limited number of fans is something Bayern can live with, he added. Only 15,000 spectators will be allowed due to the newest COVID-19 restrictions.。
Bayern is ready and excited to travel to Dortmund.。
"They said, we can come as they feel well-prepared. So, we do. We travel to Dortmund and everybody in our squad is looking forward to a great competition," the coach said. Enditem。
Next round of Russia******
Head of the Russian delegation Vladimir Medinsky speaks to media after talks between delegations from Ukraine and Russia in Belarus' Gomel region on February 28, 2022.
The next round of Russia-Ukraine peace talks will take place on the Belarusian-Polish border in the coming days, according to Vladimir Medinsky, head of the Russian delegation at the talks held in Belarus, Russia's RIA Novosti news agency reported Monday.
"Most importantly, we agreed to continue the negotiation process, the next meeting will be held in the coming days on the Polish-Belarusian border," Medinsky said after the consultations.
Medinsky also pointed out that each one of the delegations would now head back to their capitals to further discuss all negotiation positions and would meet for the next round of negotiations.
"We have found some issues on which we can predict there would be common positions," said the official.
During the talks, all negotiation positions were discussed in detail, he added.
Union Berlin beat local rivals Hertha Berlin 2******
BERLIN, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Union Berlin jump on the fifth spot after beating Hertha Berlin 2-0 in the capital derby, thanks to first-half goals from Taiwo Awoniyi and Christopher Trimmel in the 12th round of Bundesliga on Saturday.。
Home side Union caught a fairy-tale start into the derby as Awoniyi benefitted on a failed clearance from Marton Dardai before slotting the ball past Hertha goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow into the bottom left corner on eight minutes.。
Hertha couldn't answer as Union staged a well-positioned defence and disrupted the visitor's build up.。
With 23 minutes gone the hosts had a promising chance to double their advantage but for all that veteran striker Max Kruse couldn't beat Schwolow from tight angle.。
The "Old Lady" lacked accuracy and failed to pose threat to Union's defence meanwhile the host's efforts got rewarded at the half-hour mark as Trimmel had all time and space to catch Schwolow flatfooted from the edge of the box.。
The visitors tried to respond and thought they had halved the deficit just before the break, but Peter Pekarik's goal from very close range was ruled offside.。
After the break, Union handed over control and implemented a wait-and-see strategy, but Hertha still lacked in ideas to overcome Union's bulwark.。
Union remained a menace and left a promising chance unused as Schwolow defused Kruse's presentable effort on target at the hour mark.。
Hertha showed a life of sign in the 80th minute when substitute Ishak Belfodil tested Andreas Luthe from the inside left.。
However, faultless Union had another chance on target in the closing period as joker Sheraldo Becker rattled the crossbar following a counterattack.。
"The early opener played into our cards and gave us more confidence. We played very well over 90 minutes. We had several chances to put the game to bed earlier. At the end of the day, I think it is a deserved win for us," Union head coach Urs Fischer said.。
"We made two mistakes and had to swallow two goals. Union played smart in the second half, but we were too harmless overall. The hosts were clearly the better team today," Hertha head coach Pal Dardai said.。
With the victory, Union climb on the fifth spot while Hertha stay on the 13th position.。
On Sunday, third placed Freiburg clash with Eintracht Frankfurt while Mainz encounter Cologne to conclude the 12th round. Enditem。