$4.9b afforestation project planned
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.
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.