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China to raise retail fuel prices******
BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- China will raise the retail prices of gasoline and diesel from Saturday, the country's top economic planner said Friday.
Based on recent changes in international oil prices, the retail prices of gasoline and diesel will be increased by 300 yuan (about 46.9 U.S. dollars) and 290 yuan per tonne, respectively, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.
Under the current pricing mechanism, if international crude oil prices change by more than 50 yuan per tonne and remain at that level for 10 working days, the prices of refined oil products such as gasoline and diesel in China will be adjusted accordingly.
China's three biggest oil companies, namely China National Petroleum Corporation, China Petrochemical Corporation and China National Offshore Oil Corporation, have been asked to maintain oil production and facilitate transportation to ensure stable supplies. Enditem
Analysis: Bayern's vaccination trouble continues ahead of Champions League******
By Oliver Trust。
BERLIN, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Julian Nagelsmann finds himself in the middle of difficult preparations for the Champions League group encounter against Kyiv this Tuesday evening.。
The Bayern coach has to deal with the loss of eight players while turbulences due to the club's COVID-19 vaccination problem increase.。
Aside from positive tests of defenders Niklas Sule and Josip Stanisic, five unvaccinated players are forced into quarantine.。
The 2020 treble winner announced to travel with a small group of 15 to meet the Ukrainian side.。
The Bayern coach spoke of a stress test for his squad as several players refused to receive the vaccination jab. "Most important for a group is to care for each other. It's not about having the same opinions about certain topics."
Nagelsmann tried to ease tensions for the Bavarians after club leaders announced wages cuts for unvaccinated players having to attend quarantine.。
Health authorities demanded that Joshua Kimmich, Jamal Musiala, Serge Gnabry, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, and Michael Cuisance to stay isolated for seven days after being rated as unvaccinated contact persons of the first degree.。
Reports speak of Kimmich and others being surprised and annoyed by the clubs' actions regarding wage cuts. Others spoke of a growing gap between the vaccinated and the not jabbed fraction in the squad. A media report speaks of Bayern players considering legal actions against the club.。
"I am not happy to read about inside details in the media. Indiscretions might have been with the club for long, but it certainly doesn't help," the 34-year-old stated.。
Nagelsmann referred to reports speaking of Kimmich receiving wages cuts of up to 384,000 euros per week. The news won't affect the team's good mood, the Bayern coach said.。
"At the moment we are far off the decisive games that might come in the knockout stage. But the fact is, we can't rely on the full strength of our forwarding line," Nagelsmann added. "The team won't break apart."
The German club is already qualified for the next round.。
The Bayern coach demanded from the club to secure the players' privacy.。
Meanwhile, in-house reports talk of Bayern considering excluding unvaccinated players for training from the rest of the squad. Nagelsmann admitted to being annoyed by the Covid-19 topic in his club.。
The reigning German Champion last weekend lost its second national league encounter.。
Next to the Kimmich fraction, the 2020 treble winner in Kyiv most likely has to replace Marcel Sabitzer and Kingsley Coman. "In the case of King we think about some minutes on the pitch but won't take a risk after his injury," the Bayern coach said.。
Dayot Upamecano misses the Kyiv match due to a yellow card ban.。
Striker Leroy Sane spoke of the importance of vaccinations in times of the pandemic but said he is respecting his teammates' opinions. "Of course, I want them to be around on the pitch. I am convinced that getting vaccinated helps, but it remains a personal decision," the German international commented. Enditem。