Resignation of the Russian government

According to CCTV news, Medvedev said that the constitutional amendment and other contents mentioned by President Putin in his state of the Union address will have a significant impact on the balance of power and the administrative, legislative and judicial fields after being discussed and approved. Therefore, the government of the Russian Federation should give the president the opportunity to make all necessary decisions. In this case, Medvedev believes that the current government of the Russian Federation should resign in accordance with Article 117 of the constitution of the Russian Federation.
Russian satellite network reported that Putin expressed his gratitude to the members of the government for their joint efforts, “although not everything has been resolved.”.
Russian satellite network said Putin then nominated Medvedev as vice president of the Russian Federation Security Council, in charge of national defense and security.
Agence France Presse just released the news.
Before Medvedev announced the resignation of the government, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued this year’s state of the Union address in the State Duma.

Death penalty for sexually assaulted children

Jiang Qibo, a member of the judicial committee of the Supreme People’s court, said on December 18 that from January to November this year, 4159 cases of child molestation were tried in the first instance by courts across the country. In July this year, a criminal who raped a young girl to death was sentenced to death.
In view of the frequent situation of sexual assault on children, such as rape and indecency, the people’s court insists on the position of zero tolerance, and resolutely punishes the death penalty according to law for the cases of sexual assault on children with extremely bad nature, circumstances and serious consequences.

Poisoning of 100 people in Vietnam shoes factory

According to Taiwan’s “Central News Agency”, at least 110 employees in Taiwan funded shoe factories in northern Vietnam have been poisoned in a row recently. They have vomiting and coma symptoms and need to be sent to a doctor for treatment. Vietnam’s military has sent chemical guards, but the cause of the accident is unknown.
The accident occurred in Lishi County, Yongfu Province, about 70 kilometers northwest of Hanoi, Vietnam’s Qianfeng Daily reported Tuesday.
The Taiwan enterprise named Lixin Lishi Co., Ltd. employs about 4200 employees in the local area, specializing in the production of leather shoes and other products. From the 14th to the 18th, 110 local employees were poisoned and had to be sent to a doctor for treatment.
On the 21st, Lishi leather shoes company, about 1km away from the factory, also suffered from collective poisoning. Several poisoned people also suffered from coma, vomiting and fainting. The two companies belong to the same boss and use the same equipment, machines and raw materials.
After the incident, the local government has asked two factories to shut down and sent police and other units to investigate the accident.
Yongfu provincial government held a press conference on the 23rd, local officials said the patients had recovered. The police’s investigation failed to find out the cause and has been handed over to the Vietnamese military chemical defense forces for further inspection and evaluation.
In October, golden victory, a Hong Kong shoe factory in Nanding Province, also suffered collective poisoning, causing nearly 200 people to be sent to hospital for emergency treatment. After investigation by the military chemical defense forces, it was found that some chemical raw materials for shoemaking contained organic ingredients, which melted and evaporated into the air. After inhalation, the employees fainted and were poisoned.

Boeing CEO admits mistakes


US Boeing CEO Dennis Millenberger testified in the US Senate on the 29th on the Boeing 737MAX plane crash. Under the stern conviction of the senator, he admitted that Boeing “made a mistake” but avoided talking about the deep-seated causes of the accident.

At the two-and-a-half-hour hearing, Millenberg’s testimony can be summarized into three sentences: “We made a mistake” “We are improving” “There is no problem in the future.” But when asked about Boeing when he learned that there were problems with the aircraft’s automatic anti-stall software and how to deal with such detailed issues, Milenberger was concerned about him.

On March 10 this year, a Boeing 737-8 passenger aircraft belonging to the Ethiopian Airlines (belonging to the 737MAX series) crashed. This is the second occurrence of the Boeing 737-8 passenger aircraft following the crash of the same type of passenger aircraft of Indonesian Lion Air on October 29 last year. An accident occurred. In his written testimony, Mirenberg acknowledged that both air crashes were related to the incorrect activation of the Maneuvering Feature Enhancement System (MCAS) automatic anti-stall software.

This is the first time Boeing management has appeared in the US Congress after the first anniversary of Lion Air. In June of this year, Milenberger refused to go to Congress to testify.

Although there is ample evidence that Boeing aircraft has institutional problems in the manufacturing and certification process, Boeing executives’ hearing strategy limits errors to individual technical levels. Senator Maria Canterwell questioned whether Boeing did not test the failure of the flight control system in the air crash. John Hamilton, vice president of Boeing Commercial Aircraft, who attended the hearing together, said “it seems to be the case afterwards”, but later argued that Boeing conducted extensive testing during the aircraft certification process.

The biggest focus of the hearing was that the US Federal Aviation Administration released a message on October 18 that Boeing did not report to the regulator in a timely manner a communication record of its two employees in 2016. This record indicates that the two have long known that the flight control system of the Boeing 737MAX series has serious problems but chose to hide.

When asked when to know the record, Millenberg said before the second air crash. This shows that after about two years of Boeing internal awareness, the management was informed. “(Previously) we don’t know,” Millenberg said. Senator Martha Blackburn said that the company’s top management’s explanation of the problem with “don’t know” is worrying.

To make matters worse, Boeing did not take any action after learning of the situation until it reported to the US Federal Aviation Administration a few months after the second crash, which led many senators to testify against Millenberg. The boastful Boeing “safety culture” expressed strong doubts.

Roger Wick, chairman of the US Senate Commerce Committee, said the record showed that Boeing’s “arbitrary and frivolous” was disturbing. Wick believes that two air crashes can be completely avoided. US Senator Richard Blumenthal even compared the 737MAX aircraft to “the flying coffin.”

Boeing and US regulators have been widely criticized for errors, including the US Federal Aviation Administration, which should have assumed regulatory responsibility, to “outsource” safety assessment missions to Boeing, while an international investigation team found that Boeing employees who partially took on this task faced “improper pressure”. Millenberg refused to answer Boeing’s large percentage of certification duties and denied the relationship with the US Federal Aviation Administration. When asked if the regulatory mechanism needed reform, he did not give a clear answer.

Many relatives who held photos of the victims also came to the hearing on the same day. Milenberger apologized to them, but US Senator Tami Duckworth said to Millenberg: “Your statement is half-truth False, you didn’t tell all the facts, which hurt the families of the victims.”

Although many questions about the accident have not yet been answered positively, Millenberg has vowed in his testimony that the 737MAX will be one of the safest aircraft in the world after the go-around. Boeing previously said it hopes to get a go-around approval early in the fourth quarter. But the latest statement from the US Federal Aviation Administration on October 18 is that there is no timetable for the series of passenger planes to go around.

A photo of the victim on the scene said: “Don’t let MAX fly, it will be dead.” On the 30th, Milenberg will also testify in the US House of Representatives Traffic and Infrastructure Committee and continue to receive questions.