$4.9b af­foresta­tion project planned

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bomb ex­plodes. The de­vices are not legally avail­able to the pub­lic. Dian­jiang county are in­ves­ti­gat­ing af­ter a man claimed he was beaten by three of­fi­cials of a lo­cal court, Bei­jing Times re­ported. Xu Shi­tao, a busi­ness­man, was sued last year for fail­ure to pay about 119,900 yuan ($19,570) for con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als. The Dian­jiang County People’s Court or­dered him to pay. Xu did not ap­pear in court on Jan 29 — the date on which he had agreed to pay 20,000 yuan. Three of­fi­cials al­legedly went to Xu’s home to es­cort him, and Xu said they beat him. The Ti­bet au­ton­o­mous re­gion will plant more than 66,600 hectares of trees this year as part of an af­foresta­tion project cov­er­ing six rivers in the re­gion, lo­cal au­thor­i­ties said on Thurs­day. The lo­cal govern­ment plans to in­vest 30 bil­lion yuan ($4.9 bil­lion) in the project, which in­cludes the Yar­lung Zangbo, Ngulchu, Lhasa, Nyangchu, Nyakchu and Sengye Khabap rivers. The project will be­gin this year and is ex­pected to be com­pleted by 2030.

PHOTO BY LAI XINLIN / FOR CHINA DAILY

Luo Jin­shan, a mi­grant worker from Sichuan prov­ince, shows how to pi­lot a ro­tary-wing air­craft on Wed­nes­day in Shang­hai. Luo built the 15-kilo­gram air­craft by him­self over eight months at a cost of around 40,000 yuan ($6,580). He suc­cess­fully tested it in Jan­uary, trav­el­ing about 100 me­ters at a height of 1 me­ter.

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