A Siberian tiger at the Yunnan Wildlife Park in Kunming gave birth to seven cubs in three hours. It was a record number of cubs in one litter at the park, with Siberian tiger litters normally being two to four cubs. A park employee said mother and cubs are healthy.
Virtual Reality technology is being used at a drug rehabilitation center in Liangzhu, Zhejiang province, to help addicts kick the habit. The VR treatment program is used for assessment and treatment of drug addiction.
Chinese bike-sharing company Ofo announced on Thursday it has raised more than $700 million in its latest round of financing, the largest in the industry to date. The company completed its Series D round of financing in February, raising $450 million.
Boomerang refers to an employee who quits to take another job and later returns to the company. While it may seem inconceivable, it is possible to make the dreaded employment U-turn.
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ItemfromJuly7,1982,in ChinaDaily:Beijingproducesmorethan4,500metric tonsofgarbageaday— enoughtomakeamoundof 6,200cubicmeters.
Officialssaytherearenot enoughlandfillsforallthe trashgeneratedbythecapital’scitizens.
Despite various initiatives, waste treatment remains a major issue for many cities.
But cities such as Beijing are no longer relying on landfills to fix the problem. In recent years, it has switched to incineration and biochemical treatment.
The capital has taken the lead in garbage disposal, said Sun Xinjun, director of the Beijing Municipal Commission of City Management.
The construction of 42 waste-processing plants has improved Beijing’s capacity to incinerate garbage, he said.
At least 60 percent of the city’s household waste is now incinerated or treated, compared with just 30 percent in 2013, Sun added.
Citizens are encouraged to create less waste and improve waste sorting. There are also special garbage trucks to process kitchen waste.
The city has invested more than 250 billion yuan ($37 billion) in 133 environmentally-focused projects.
Last year, Chinese households produced 250 million metric tons of waste, of which 80 million tons were recycled, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.
The country’s 13th Five Year Plan (2016-20) emphasizes the need to improve the recycling program.
The plan also calls for improvements to the waste classification system, which is gradually becoming a common practice in most cities.