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China, with related hashtags getting more than 150 million views on Weibo.
Eunice Yoon, Beijing bureau chief and Inside Ch
ina host at CNBC Interna tional, tweeted to Regan that 120 million people viewed a Chinese hashtag that she tran
slated to: “Fox News female anchor challenges debate after being accused by CCTV for being emotional”.
Yoon, incidentally, was a former classm
ate of Regan’s at Phillips Exeter Academy, a prep school in New Hampshire. “Seeing the kind of reaction online, I want to
say, it’s important for us to have a meaningfu l discussion to try to understand each other better. I appreciate the opportu
nity,” Liu wrote on May 24. Liu has been working at CCTV since 1997, after graduating from Nanjing University’s English studies program.
nd for decades and witnessed local farmers’ continuous battles against sandstorms.
“It didn’t just feel like a black storm, it was as if
the whole desert was approachi ng,” recalls Liu Conghui, a writer who was born, and still lives, near the farm Wang once worked.
As the menacing sandstorms made the area inc
reasingly inhospitable, Liu’s whole community planned to up sticks. To restore the local ecosystem, the Chinese government launched
a 10.7 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) project in 2001. A
set of measures were adopted such as sav ing water, converting farmland into grassland, providing treatment for dry riverways
and building dams. In addition to t hose measures, industrial and agricultural use of water in cities and counties along the river was limited.
Over the past two decades, Xinjiang has infused 7.7 billion cubic meters of water into
the dry trunk stream of the lower reaches of the Tarim River in 19 rounds of water diversion.
higher than in previous years,” she said. “Also, the rainy season is supposed to
begin after the May Day holiday, but I haven’t seen a drop of rain so far.”
Data from the National Climate Center shows
that the average rainfall from April 1 to May 17 is 35.3 millim eters, down almost two-thirds from the same period last year, the least recorded rainfall over that period since 1961.
In addition to the drought, the average tempera
ture is 1.9 C higher than average for the period, the highest since 1961. Chen, the chief forecaster, said that according to the mid- to long-term forecast ra
infall will relieve drought in the eastern part of Y
unnan province, though its western part will still be plagued by the drought. Surveilla
nce from the National Climate Center shows that drought is also occurring in the Inner Mongolia and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous regions, as well
technological innovation, the app now is a market leader with over 20 million downloads.W
t propellers stirring in the air and the motor roaring, a flying vehicle successfully carried its inventor Zhao Deli, who was dressed in a black suit complete with a helmet, goggles and elbow and knee protectors, into the air.
0 news media industry executives, journalists, sponsors and suppliers attended the 2019 event. The Guardia
n walked away with the top prize. Besides its accurate, timely and engaging news reporting, the app also
e go-to source for foreigners interested in travel, study or work in China. “One judge particularly enjoyed the intelligent algorithm basis of the newsfe
ed. The China Daily app has enormous scale, is easy to use and is very reader friendly,” said the judging panel.
The volunteer team－led by Wu Liangliang, a security guard who has gained online fame for his fluent self-taught En
glish－has also been part of the site’s efforts to provide a more personal managem
ent style, in addition to the city go vernment’s introduction of various measures, including a mobile app, to help tourists.
oodrich, from Seattle, who has been traveling with his wife in the Yangtze River Delta for three weeks, lauded the volunteers’ contributions.
rked in the computer industry since “the era of brick-si zed cellphones”, the 65-year-old said that while technology has provided unimaginable con
traveling is about being a part of the destination and interacting with local residents. “The human connection is always better,” said Goodrich.