World’s widest immersed channel takes shape

The first tube of the world’s widest immersed channel is expected to be put in position of a mega bridge across the Lin gding Bay at the mouth of the Pearl River in South China soon, according to an assistant chief engineer of the project. Yang Runlai from CCCC First Harbor Engineering Co Ltd said Thursday that workers are preparing for the connection of a tunnel end on an island with the first immersed tube, the Science and Technology Daily reported. Yang’s company took charge of constructing an island and major part of the tunnel of the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bri dge, …

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Chinese telescope collects more than 11 mln spectra

China has released 11.25 million spectra of celestial objects acquired by the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) to astrono mers worldwide, according to the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Friday. As the world’s largest spectral survey telescope, LAMOST mark s the world’s first spectral survey project to obtain more than 10 million spectra. Spectra are key for astronomers to read celestial bodies’ chemical compositions, densities, atmospheres and magnetism. Among the released spectra, there are 9.37 million high-quality spec tra, which is twice the total number of other astronomic surveys internationally. …

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We have sent farming experts to hybrid rice growing are

s overseas, and we give local farmers guidance, training and planning for future develop ment,” said Xie, who has worked as an expert in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Gambia. Under the Boao Forum framework, Hainan has created a series of subforums, such as the ASEAN-China Governors/Mayors Dialogue, the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Island Economy subforum, the South China Sea su bforum, the Roundtable Discussion for Overseas Chinese Business Leaders and Chinese think tanks, Wang said. “These diplo matic platforms serve as new bridges to promote practical industrial cooperation between BRI countries.” Activities at the Boao forum this year will …

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hina urges UK to stop interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs

China on Thursday urged the United Kingdom to respect China’s sovereignty and stop interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks after the UK government released its latest six-monthly report on Hong Kong. “We urge the UK to face the reality that Hong Kong has returned to China for 22 years, respect China’s s overeignty, stop releasing relevant reports, and stop interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs,” Geng said at a press briefing. It is undeniable that the “one country, two systems” practice has achieved widely-acknowledged success, he said. “Hong Kong’s affairs have been entirely China’s …

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The examination was designed to check and hone the general

capabilities in organizing training and commanding their troops. The results will be taken into consideration when it comes to promotion or commendation, the statement said. It added that the Ground Force wanted to use this exami nation to strengthen the notion that commanding officers must take the lead in combat readiness training. Lu Chuangang, assistant to the Ground Force’s chief of staff, said the examination ‘s content included theory, strategy and command skills. Participants were given different tasks in diffe rent areas, and were told to analyze their respective situations, determine goals, make plans for troop deployment and d evelop …

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For example, banks tend to gravitate to Frankfurt beca

 it is already a banking center in the European context, plus a clearinghouse. Also, Frankfurt has the Euro pean central bank, which is now the regulator for all banks in Europe. So, the banks want to be closer to the major regulator,” Donoghue said. As for asset management, insurance, and funds companies, Donoghue said, they are relocat ing to Dublin because the city has a very broad and diversified set of capabilities in running funds and managing assets. Andrew Pilgrim, associate partner at consultancy Ernst & Young, which is known as EY, sai d it is probably not in the …

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n a rainy day, Gao Ziren accompanied the girl home and

comforted her when she was frightened by thunder. Gao has also used his mobile phone to help the girl talk with her parents. Gradually, her performance improved. “I have taught many students since being a teacher for so many years. Some students wo uld like to visit during the holidays, and it feels good that someone remembers you,” Gao Ziren said. “When rural children lack family education, schools and teachers need to do more in psych ological education,” said Li Wu, a principal of Meiling Central School. He said rural areas need more teachers like Gao Ziren. Growing the traditional …

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Chen, who worked outside of Guizhou for many years

ow works in the village as a manager of the dendrobium planting base. “It’s wonderful that our village has an industry now, so I don’t have to leave my hometown anymor e. Life is much more comfortable than in the past,” said Chen, adding that she now earns a monthly salary of more than 3,000 yuan ($446). She can also cycle to work in just a few minutes and can take care of her two children and elderly mother-in-law. “Without competing with agriculture, planting the dendrobium can liberate good fields,” Chen said. “Without harming the grass or trees, we can …

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Ruan said the finished products, after the drying proce

e sold at a market price of more than 15,000 yuan per kilogram. In the markets of Hunan an d Fujian provinces, some products are still short in supply and sell for more than 20,000 yuan per kg. Now, the company is gradually entering markets in Beijing and the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta regions. Besides offering considerable economic benefits without felling trees, the dendrobium industry has also accelerated poverty alleviation in Zhegui. Poverty-stricken villagers are encouraged to work at the dendrobium base and buy shares in the company. With an average annual income of over 30,000 yuan, …

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As a professional writer, Chu has interviewed dozens of peop

 from across the country who moved to Dali. She and her husband, who help organize activities such as gardening, hiking and cycling for newcomers, have a big circle of friends who have relocated to the city. “People have different reasons for leaving, ranging from the need to take care of elderly pare nts who have stayed in their hometowns, to taking their children back to big cities for better education,” she said. People are also leaving because after two or three years without work, they need to find paid employment. In recent years, thousands of people have moved to Dali …

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