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Water level at Hankou hydrologic station drops below warning water level 3 Photos

Water level at Hankou hydrologic station drops below warning water level

A boat sails past the Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Aug. The water level at Hankou hydrologic station, a crucial point of the Yangtze River, dropped below the warning water level as of 2 a. Wuhan downgraded the emergency response for flood control in the Yangtze Rive

Construction of underground water recycling plant begins

Major structural construction of an underground water recycling plant started on Friday in the Xiongan New Area in north China's Hebei Province, an important facility designed to echo the green development of the new area.

Epidemic control worker hugs ice to cool off

Recently, a photo of an "ice-hugging man" released by the Nanjing police has become a viral hit on Chinas social media. The man is Meng Zhi, a Generation Z auxiliary policeman from the Xuanwu Branch of the Nanjing Public Security Bureau in East Chinas Jiangsu Province.The photo was taken when Meng became exhausted after climbing up and down stairs to transfer overseas travelers due to an elevator malfunction.On July 31, 8 auxiliary policemen from the Xuanwu Branch assembled at 6 in the morning. They put on protective facial shields, gloves, goggles and two layers of protective suits at noon, and then started guiding and escorting over 200 inbound travelers to the quarantine hotel.However, the elevators at the hotel went out of service unexpectedly, and Meng Zhi and his colleagues had to walk up and down, carrying luggage and helping the travelers check in.After 5 hours of drudgery, their protective suits were soaked in sweat and many workers got heatstroke, feeling short of breath and nauseated."It was on the 5th floor. Two of my colleagues got heatstroke, so I carried them downstairs one by one," said Meng Zhi.Finally, Meng himself also collapsed on the floor. Then Meng found his savior—a huge ice plank used for cooling down the room. He hugged the ice in his arms to chill off a bit. To show he was alright, he flashed the victory sign to his colleagues camera.Asked how he felt holding a big chunk of ice, Meng said he only had one thought at that time, “I have to go home and prepare for my work tomorrow. I must hold on.”(Compiled by Wang Qin)

Yang Jiechi: China firmly safeguards and stabilizes relations with US

File photoChina firmly defends its sovereignty, security and development interests and firmly safeguards and stabilizes its relations with the United States, said Yang Jiechi, Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee.Yang made the remarks in a signed article on China-U.S. relations, when he made responses to some U.S. politicians false statements against China. The article was published by Xinhua News Agency on Friday.A sound and stable China-U.S. relationship affects the well-being of China, the U.S. and the world at large, both now and in the future, Yang stressed. "We must never allow a handful of self-serving U.S. politicians to push the relationship into serious jeopardy," he added. China hopes that the U.S. will work with China to foster enabling conditions for the implementation of the phase one trade agreement, Yang said.The U.S. must stop bullying Chinese companies, and provide a fair, open and non-discriminatory environment for their operation and investment, he pointed out.

Ceremony held to honor Chinese naval hospital ship

A ceremony was held on Friday to honor the Chinese naval hospital ship, Peace Ark.Upholding the principle of building "a community with a shared future for humanity" and "a maritime community with a shared future," the hospital ship has visited over 40 countries and regions.

Colorful activities to boost consumption, enrich people's life in August

In order to better serve the public need for high-quality and compensatory consumption after the COVID-19 peak, Beijing will kick off a colorful-life-themed event on August 8, with multiple activities to enrich citizens' life and stimulate consumption. It is expected to vitalizing the whole area thr

China's first mobile nucleic acid testing lab makes debut

China's first mobile nucleic acid testing laboratory becomes operational at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, on Aug 7, 2020.Co-designed by Shanghai Science and Technology Committee, Shanghai Customs, Shanghai Baoshan Pacific Container Co.The laboratory, which can be transported by trucks, frei

President Xi shows care for poverty-stricken villages

Since the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress, Chinese President Xi Jinping has traveled to the 14 most severely impoverished areas across the country and inspected more than 20 extremely impoverished villages.President Xi learns about poverty alleviation at an organic daylily farm in Yunzhou District of Datong, North Chinas Shanxi Province, May 11, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)The annual income of farmers, reimbursement of medical expenses and even the type of toilet were among Xis expressed concerns.Annual salaryIn May, Xi inspected Datong in North Chinas Shanxi Province. An organic daylily farm in Yunzhou District of Datong was his first stop.Talking with villagers, Xi expressed care about their annual income. Knowing that the daylily industry delivered an annual average income of more than 10,000 yuan ($1,437) for poor households last year, Xi stressed efforts to protect and develop the daylily industry and give full play to its role in poverty alleviation.He also pointed out that what he cared most about was how to stabilize the results of poverty alleviation policies, prevent a return to poverty and ensure a continuous increase in villagers incomes after they rid themselves of poverty.Medical reimbursement In April, Xi came to Huaxi Village in Southwest Chinas Chongqing, a provincial-level municipality, and visited Tan Dengzhous family.Tan returned to poverty due to illness and injury in 2018. Poverty relief policies helped Tan gradually rid himself of poverty and his basic life received guaranteed assistance.Xi talked with Tan about annual income, government subsidies and medical expenses and reimbursement.Xi asked how much medical reimbursement Tan and his wife received. Seeing they had no worries about food, clothing, medical care and housing, Xi said, "If a policy is good for the people, it is truly good, and we will stick to it."President Xi walks to the house of Tan Dengzhou, an impoverished villager in H...

China to further contain risks in shadow banking

China will further crack down on illegal activities in the shadow banking sector as part of efforts to contain financial risks, the country's top banking authority said on Tuesday. The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission has found problems, including violations of the new asset managem

Hubei opens A-grade scenic spots for free

A view of the landmark Huanghelou, a 5A scenic spot in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, on April 22, 2016.WUHAN -- Nearly 400 A-level scenic spots in Central China's Hubei province will open to visitors from across the country for free starting from Aug 8 till the end of the year, the provinci

China firmly opposes US 'blatant hegemonic act' against TikTok, WeChat

File photoThe US practice of abusing ‘national security’ as a pretext to crack down on non-American companies is a blatant hegemonic act, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Friday.The comment was made in response to US President Donald Trump signing an executive order banning any US transactions with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and Wechat within 45 days.“China resolutely opposes the US practice of abusing ‘national security’ as a pretext to crack down on non-American companies. This is nothing but sheer hegemony,” Wang Wenbin, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson, said at a media briefingon Thursday.Wang said, “These companies have conducted business activities in line with international rules and market principles, abiding by US law and regulations.”China has noticed that many US citizens and the international community have criticized and questioned the US action, he added.“Just like an old Chinese saying goes, ‘a just cause gains wide support, and an unjust one enjoys none.’ The US puts its self-interests above market principles and international rules, not afraid of harming the rights and interests of its own users and companies.”He said, “The country will suffer the most from moral decay, tarnished national image, and a growing deficit of international trust, and eventually shoot itself in the foot if it continues to suppress foreign enterprises’ legitimate development rights for its own benefit.”“We urge the US government to earnestly heed these rational calls from its own country and around the world, and correct its wrongdoing.”“Rather than politicizing trade issues, or unreasonably bashing foreign companies, the US should commit itself to creating a fair, open and non-discriminatory environment for normal operations and investment from different countries,” Wang added.(Compiled by Liu Tianzi)

HK offers free virus testing to all residents

Free coronavirus testing will be available for every resident in an effort to contain the ongoing outbreak, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor announced Friday afternoon.The testing will start in as soon as two weeks. The announcement came as the city is expected to drastically enhance its testing capability with the aid of mainland experts.A team of seven, the first batch of a 60-member medical team from the mainland, arrived in Hong Kong on Aug 2.Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor speaks at a news conference on July 31, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Chinese representative addresses threat of terrorism and organized crime with collective efforts

New York (Peoples Daily) - Ambassador Zhang Jun, China’s Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, on Thursday stressed the importance of upholding multilateralism, strengthening international cooperation, and addressing the threat of terrorism and organized crime with collective efforts.The United Nations Security Council held a High-level Open Debate on Addressing the Issue of Linkages between Terrorism and Organized Crime on Thursday. Zhang said terrorism and organized crime have been colluding and infiltrating, posing a serious threat to international peace and security. The international community must strengthen cooperation at all levels, exchange intelligence and information, share best practices and take concerted actions, to effectively combat terrorism and organized crime, and jointly maintain international peace and security.He said counter-terrorism must be carried out by upholding the purposes and principles of the UN Charter while respecting the central coordinating role of the UN and adhering to unified standards. The sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the countries concerned should be fully respected. Tangible and comprehensive measures must be taken to counter the linkages between terrorist organizations and organized crime in areas such as trafficking of arms, people, drugs, artefacts, cultural property, the illicit trade in natural resources and wildlife, the abuse of legitimate commercial enterprise, and non-profit organizations, among others.(File photo: baidu.com)Zhang pointed out that it is imperative to enhance actions and synergy at international and regional levels to more effectively fight terrorism and organized crime. It is of utmost importance to further promote multilateralism and international cooperation to tackle the new and evolving challenges of terrorism, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The international community must actively support regional and sub-regional organizat...

Beijing confirms new virus case related to Dalian

A medical worker collects a throat swab from a man at a nucleic acid testing site in Tongzhou district of Beijing, on July 19, 2020.Beijing has confirmed a local case of COVID-19 related to Dalian, Liaoning province, where a new cluster of infections was identified recently, the municipal Health Com

Academies' members on front line 8 Photos

Academies' members on front line

Members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering have played important roles in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. China Daily photographer Zhu Xingxin has taken portraits of some of them. Bai Chunli, left, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Li Sh

Mazhuang village: Using sachets and orchestras to create a well-off life

When the coronavirus pandemic gripped the country this year, Li Huiqing, director of the Sachet Cultural Courtyard in Mazhuang village, Jiangsu Province, was busy for some time. She worked overtime with her sisters in the village to produce more than 3,000 sachets and send them to Wuhan, Hubei Province.They hoped to make a contribution to epidemic prevention work.On December 12, 2017, President Xi Jinping visited the village in East China to inspect the work on poverty elimination there. Xi visited villager Wang Xiuyings sachet-making studio and praised the old woman for her efforts to develop the industry and become wealthy. Xi also bought a sachet.President Xi Jinping buys a herbal sachet made by the 80-year-old villager Wang Xiuying in Mazhuang village of Xuzhou, East Chinas Jiangsu Province, Dec 12, 2017. (Photo: Xinhua)“The implementation of the rural revitalization strategy depends not only on how much money farmers have in their pockets, but also on their spiritual outlook,” Xi said.Sachets industry“I’ll make further improvements, and gradually develop new forms. Letting customers come with joy and go home satisfied is our priority,” said 83-year-old woman, Wang Xiuying. She has been considering how to design new types of sachets.The same sachets that President Xi Jinping bought are so great that they are now the best-seller in Wang Xiuyings store. The sachets were inspired by the needle tool Wang used when she was a child, and named after the shape of a small stick.Villagers make sachets in the Sachet Cultural Courtyard in Mazhuang village of Xuzhou, East ChinasJiangsu Province. (Photo: China Central Television)In October 2018, Mazhuang village transformed an old local glove factory into a sachet cultural yard of more than 2,000 square meters. In the antique courtyard, all functional areas are open to the public: a production room, an experience hall, an exhibition and sales hall, a research and development studio and more. Visitors...

Gabonese doctor feels at home in Guangzhou

Jean Christian Nzengue checks a patient in a ward in Clifford Hospital in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.Jean Christian Nzengue was happy when his patients returned to see him after they had been cured."Local patients usually worried about their communication with me when they saw me at the first sig

China International Fair for Trade in Services scheduled to be held in Beijing next month 4 Photos

China International Fair for Trade in Services scheduled to be held in Beijing next month

The 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services will kick off in September at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. More than 2,000 domestic and foreign companies will also attend the event, during which more than 100 forums and discussions will be held. Considering

DPP criticized over obstructing mainland students' return to Taiwan for study

6 -- A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Thursday denounced Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority for obstructing mainland students from returning to the island to continue their studies.Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said this has severely har

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