Comments Off on Yangtze bridge stands the test of timespecial meaning
In the more than three months since it reopened to the public after repairs, more th
an 70,000 vehicles a day on average have crossed the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge in Jiangsu province.
The number of vehicles traversing the bridge, which reopened in December, is just half that for each of the other three structures spanning t
he river in Nanjing, while Line 3 of the city’s subway system carries more than 800,000 people across the river every day.
But despite its relatively meeker traffic flows, people from across the country visit Nan
jing just to see the bridge, especially during holidays. For many, it represents far more than just a river crossing.
For years, it has been featured on a variety of posters and in school textbooks.
Many people have had their pictures taken at photo studios that use images of the bridge as backdrops.
Hotels, cinemas and daily necessities have been named after it. Parents have even named their chi
ldren after the bridge, with some of those born in the 1960s and 1970s being called “Yangtze”, “Bridge” or “Pier” in Chinese.
Comments Off on Revolutionary leader Sun Yat-sen once suggested that
an underwater tunnel should be built to connect the railways in Nanjing
, but his dream was not realized for about 100 years. In 1929, Sun’s casket was transpor
ted to Pukou district along the Tientsin-Pukow Railway before being ferried to downtown Nanjing.
In 1930, John Alexander Low Waddell, a 76-year-old Canadian who was a
traffic consultant to the Chinese government, said the Yangtze in Nanjing was too deep and
was flowing too fast to construct a bridge, according to the Academy of Sociology.
The government launched large-scale investigations in 1936 and 1946 before dropping the pla
n. In 1956, the State Council, China’s Cabinet, proposed constructing the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge.
To test the bridge’s load-bearing capacity, Xu Shiyou, who comma
nded the Nanjing Military Region, ordered an armored regim
ent to drive 118 amphibious tanks on the newly built structure at 8 am on Sept 25, 1969.
Comments Off on Lion King’ director talks Chinese animation
I’d like to see more films made in China reaching out to the world,” said American dir
ector Rob Minkoff, jury president at the main competition of the 2019 Beijing International Film Festival.
Best known for the celebrated Disney classic The Lion King, Minkoff has also directed a num
ber of animated films including Stuart Little, The Haunted Mansion and Mr. Peabody & Sherman.
In a press conference held last Thursday, Minkoff said Beijing is the heart
of the Chinese film industry. The BIFF attracts film productions from around the world, boo
sting development of filmmaking. With a global jury panel, the festival has become an international affair.
In light of the remarkable progress made by online subscription services like Netflix
and Amazon, Minkoff thinks these platforms offer a promising alternative to big-budget Hollywood blockbusters.
Having closely worked with Netflix on an original animated series based on Anna Dewdney’s picture book franchise Llama Lla
ma, he thinks its business model guarantees more liberty for the creator, thereby leading to more eclectic content.
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Globalization said about a third of graduate returnees to China with four-year degre
es currently earn less than 6,000 yuan ($893) a month, while 25 percent make between 6,000 and 8,000 yuan.
For students graduating with four-year degrees from China’s top 100 schools, monthly
salaries range between 6,000 and 9,000 yuan, according to a Guangming Daily report.
The salaries awaiting returnees to China are paltry compared with the high cost of overseas stu
dy, which has risen to an average 300,000 yuan per year for tuition, room and board, the CCG report said.
According to the 2018 Report on Chinese Students’ Overseas Study released by New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting Co an
d Kantar Millward Brown, about 78 percent of Chinese students abroad planned to work in China either right af
ter graduation or after working overseas for a while, compared with 58 percent in 2016.
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A capacity building platform designed for community-level healthcar
e services was officially launched on Apr 15 by the National Health Commission (NHC).
The report delivered at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China points ou
t that community-level healthcare services should be improved and the work of general practitioners strengthened.
The NHC launched a capacity building and training program for community level talents i
n 2018, and prepared to establish capacity building platform combining online and offline efforts.
Talent team building is the key component to enhancing commu
nity level healthcare services, said Wang Hesheng, NHC deputy director.
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ipation ever of Nobel Prize winners, with four on
the team They were Arieh Warshel, the 2013 Nobel Prize winner in chem
istry; Edvard I. Moser, the 2014 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine; Konstantin Novoselov, the 2010
Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine; and Michael Young, the 2017 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or med
icine. These four were also joined by Les Valiant, the 2010 Turing Prize winner.
The survey was conducted by the International Tal
ents magazine. The organizer and Dataway provided data analysis of the survey. China Daily cons
tructed the official website for the survey and reported on the entire process.
The survey has drawn strong support across the country from management departments for foreign experts.
Comments Off on es for exNo shutdown of smartphone business
Image-editing app developer Meitu Inc stated, in response to previous reports, that it was
not true the company planned to shut down its smartphone business by the middle of this year.
Meitu would cooperate with Xiaomi to launch a new smartphone marking the beginning of a new area
. The cooperation with Xiaomi will represent the start of technological enhancement and scale devel
opment, said Meitu’s spokesman, accepting an interview with Shanghai Securities News on Monday.
On November 19, the company and Chinese smartphone maker Xia
omi reached a global strategic cooperation arrangement that gave exclusive license to X
iaomi to use Meitu smartphone brand, image-related technologies and certain smart hardware products for 30 years.
The first smartphone made and marketed by Xiaomi with image and camera provide
d by Meitu will be launched by middle of this year, according to Chinese news outlet Jiemian.
The firm will continue to handle after-sales service of previously sold Meitu brand smartphones.
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ite remote sensing technologies, in protecting its cultural heritage
, according to an official with the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA).
Chen Peijun, director of the NCHA’s supervision and inspection
department, said in an interview with Xinhua that the administration has been using remote sens
ing to monitor some of the country’s key cultural heritage sites and stretches of the Great Wall and their nearby areas.
Chen said the administration will also explore the use of other technological means such as the internet, cloud computi
ng, big data and drones in the administrative and law enforcement work for cultural heritage protection.
He said new technologies help improve the efficiency of supervision and
ensure that violations are detected and handled in an early and timely manner.ter on each
other to celebrate Water Splashing Festival in Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture, Yunnan prov
ince, on April 14, 2019. In China, Water Splashing Festival is celebrated by ethnic minority groups such as Dai, De’ang
Comments Off on Additive’ means laying down successive layers of
material until the object is created, and each of these can be regarded as a sliced, horizon
tal cross-section of the eventual item,” said Michael Agam, president of South Asia at Stratasy
s, an additive manufacturing solution provider based in the United States.
Stratasys provides technologies that are used to create prototype, manufacturing tools and
production parts for industries from aerospace, automotive, healthcare to consumer products.
ou to produce complex (functional) sha
pes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods,” Agam said.
Falling product costs, ease of customization of goods, as well as governm
ent incentives are helping China emerge as an Asia leader in additive manufacturing.
China’s 3D printing industry is expected to reach $7.68 billion in output value, or one-thi
rd of the global market by 2020, according to a forecast by the China Industry Information Institute.
Comments Off on Second minor earthquake in a week detected in Beijing
magnitude earthquake at a depth of 19 kilometers was detected at 12:47pm on Sunday
in Beijing’s Huairou district, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
It is the second earthquake in a week that occurred in the capital, following a 2.9-magnitude earthquake in Beijing’s Haidian district last Sunday.
Earthquake experts said minor quakes are normal in the area, as Beijing is located in the earth’s rift zone. There is no need for worry.
Since Beijing is at the junction of the earthquake zone of Shanxi province, the North China Plai
n and Yanshan Mountain, it’s normal for the capital to experience small quakes at a magnitude of two to thre
e, said Sun Shihong, a researcher at the China Earthquake Networks Center, as quoted by Beijing News.
“There will be no major impact on those living or working in the capital,” he said.
Seven rift belts are scattered through the plains in Beijing, mostly lyin
g from the northeast to the southwest. Among those rift belts, active ones are more likely to trigger quakes.