Team to investigate illnesses at school
A joint investigation team was formed to look into pollution-related illnesses among students at a school in Jiangsu province.
The team was set up by the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
Of 641 students examined at hospitals, 493 have been diagnosed with diseases and conditions related to pollution, including dermatitis, bronchitis and blood abnormalities. Some were found to have leukemia and lymphoma.
The investigation team has traveled to Changzhou and will release its findings to the public as soon as possible. The Changzhou government has also formed an investigation team.
According to the Changzhou authorities, parents and the Changzhou Foreign Language School hired professional testing organizations in late March to check the quality of indoor air, soil and groundwater. The results showed that all met national standards.
The interactive robot “Jia Jia” was unveiled last week by the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in East China’s Anhui province. It took three years to develop the robot, which can speak, show micro-expressions, move its lips, and move its body. Jia Jia will be on show at the 2016 China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair until Saturday.