More military medics to fight Ebola virus
China is sending 232 more military medical workers to fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa.
The latest contingent will join two teams — one consisting of 154 medical workers from more than 10 hospitals and medical sectors in Liberia; the other comprising 78 workers including a mobile laboratory testing team in Sierra Leone — and will stay in West Africa for two months.
The number of Ebola cases has reached 21,171 in the eight affected countries since the outbreak began, with more than 8,371 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
China has provided funds and other supplies valued at 750 million yuan ($120.9 million) to West Africa to fight the Ebola virus. (Photo 5)
Tuvans in Hemu village in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region take to the ski slopes with their skis made of horse skin and pinewood. Tuvans are believed to be a branch of the Mongolian ethnic group. Some archaeologists believe the design of their skis could be traced back to the late Paleolithic era, also known as the Old Stone Age, around 12,000 years ago, judging by a rock painting of human figures skiing that was discovered near Hemu.