PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY Customers pick strawberries in a greenhouse in Changping district, Beijing, on Sunday. The berries ripened early because of unseasonably mild temperatures and the use of advanced technology. The crop is likely to be 10 percent bigger this year. level since January, and 0.6 percent less than the same period last year. ton for shipping companies to replace obsolete ships, according to a statement posted Monday on the transport ministry website. The subsidy will apply to vessels scrapped in 2013 through 2015. Chinese shipbuilders also stand to benefit from the subsidy, half of which is awarded only after replacement orders are made. rose 16 percent in November as Japanese automakers extended their recovery in the world’s largest auto market. Wholesale deliveries of cars, multipurpose and sport utility vehicles climbed to 1.7 million units last month, the Statebacked China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said on Tuesday. That compares with the median 1.69 million units estimate of four analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News.