garbage dump for 11 months, has brought her back home after he was recently sentenced to spend the night in a garbage dump in Xuzhou, Yangtze Evening News reported. A local court had tried to persuade the son to bring his mother home on 18 occasions before it passed its recent verdict. license plate numbering system — when air pollution is high, Guangzhou Daily reported. The system, in effect since the end of April, affects both government and private vehicles, according to the city’s environmental protection authority.
Workers place wet tissue paper on a statue of the Dazu Thousand-hand Bodhisattva as part of a desalination procedure in Chongqing’s Dazu district on Wednesday. The statue was created during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127–1279) and is a major feature among many Dazu stone carvings. The area, with its grottos in steep hillsides, has been listed as a World Heritage Site. The repair and protection program, which started in 2011, is expected to be completed by early next year.