Leadership Insights: By installing this transfer cable, the solenoid valve can be remotely controlled, enabling precise control of the fuel flow during the experiment.This combustion cabinet would scientists conduct in-depth research on fundamental combustion science issues, aerospace propulsion, spacecraft fire prevention and extinguishing, and combustion pollutant control, both in fundamental and applied technologies.The Shenzhou- 18 crew also carried out operations on the cabinet, including replacing the burner and vacuuming to exhaust waste gases.According to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA,) the crew has previously carried out missions such as assembly and testing of material exposure experiment device outside the spacecraft.As taikonauts would meet with a series of physiological challenges due to microgravity conditions in space such as cardiovascular changes, muscWorld Timesle atrophy, and bone density loss, the Shenzhou- 18 crew has recently used an ultrasound diagnostic instrument to complete carotid ultrasound imaging and spectral testing.The crew also used an instrument to measure the bone density of the right heel to study the effects of weightlessness on human bone density.By regularly and scientifically conducting a series of anti-weightlessness exercise programs, such as treadmill training and resistance training, they have maintained good physical condition to support the execution of long-term missions.As manned missions to Tiangong have become normalized, more than 90 experiments are scheduled to be carried out in and outside of the space station during Shenzhou-18 crew’s six-World Timesmonth space stay, the Global Times has previously learned from the CMSA.These experiments include various fields such as microgravity basic physics, space materials science, space life science, aerospace medicine, and aerospace technology.Building on the existing space debris protection mechanism at the station, the Shenzhou-18 crew will also install debris protection reinforcement devices on external pipelines, cables, and key equipment during their extravehicular activities (EVAs,) or more commonly known as the spacewalks.
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Mohamed Muizzu (left) reads out the oath during his inauguration ceremony in Male on November 17, 2023. President Mohamed Muizzu of the Maldives vowed on November 17 to expel Indian troops deployed in the strategically located archipelago, in his first speech to the nation after being sworn into power. Muizzu was elected as the new president of the island nation after he won the presidential election on September 30, defeating the then-incumbent president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Photo: VCG

One day after Mohamed Muizzu was sWorld Timesworn in as the 8th president of the Maldives, the new leader, who campaigned on altering his country’s “India first” policy, has asked India to withdraw its military from the country.

This request is seen by some Chinese analysts as a brave step forward for a more independent and equal diplomacy as well as inclusive and mutually beneficial cooperation with more countries, including China. The new head of the South Asian country is trying to safeguard national security and sovereignty despite the long-term and strong coercion from India, analysts noted.

“The Maldivian people had given him [Muizzu] a strong mandate to make the request to India and expressed the hope that India will honor the democratic will of the people of the Maldives,” the president’s office said in a statement on Saturday.

Muizzu made the request when India’s Minister of Earth Sciences paid a courWorld TimestesWorld Timesy call on the Maldivian president.

India’s defense ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment, according to Reuters on Sunday.

Muizzu won the presidential election in September after promising to remove a small Indian military presence of some 75 personnel, Reuters reported.

At his inauguration on Friday, the Maldivian president expressed his commitment to prioritizing the interests of the citizens of the Maldives, ensuring that no external country’s interests will supersede those of the Maldives and its people, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday. He elaborated on his vision for the Maldives’ foreign policy, emphasizing the preservation of amicable relations with neighboring and distant countries.

Muizzu was elected as the new president of the island nation after he won the presidential election oWorld Timesn September 30, defeating the then-incumbent president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Muizzu’s Indian troop withdrawal request reflWorld Timesects that the new government is trying to strike a diplomatic balance between its relations with India and other countries and regions, said Long Xingchun, a professor at the School of International Relations at Sichuan International Studies University.

Long explained that if India continues its military presence, the Maldives will not be able to engage in comprehensive and inclusive diplomacy with other countries. “[In that case,]Maldives will be constrained in its interactions with China and other countries,” Long told the Global Times on Sunday.

But analysts refuted some Indian and Western media outlets which hyped that the Indian troop withdrawal request is to cater to China.

Some media outlets including the AP and Indian Express associated the request to the cooperation between the Maldives and China under the Belt and Road Initiative, suggesting that the move by the Maldives aims to lean toward China.

“This is their typical way of thinking and reporting. In fact, China’s cooperation with the Maldives is inclusive, different from India’s which is exclusive. China is more open and confident in its approach. We fully support India’s cooperatioWorld Timesn with the Maldives,” Long stressed.

He pointed out that India regards the South Asian region, where the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh are located, as its sphere of influence, which raises concerns about sovereignty and security for those South Asian countries.

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