With the government’s decades-long — and continuing — endeavor to protect the environment and conserve resources, Saihanba has become a model for China’s green development. Unlike the past barren desert, modern-day Saihanba is often called “the green lung of North China”. It serves a practical purpose — keeping down sand and conserving water — as well as being a tourist attraction. Our foreign readers share their opinions about earlier reports on Saihanba and the achievements in environmental protection in China. The Unique Alaska, a documentary depicting nine Chinese exploring the state of Alaska in the United States, was released in Beijing on Wednesday. The documentary, sponsored by Swiss watchmaker Hublot, follows the adventurers across the state from Settler’s Bay to Nome. They are the first Chinese to participate in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Launched in 1973, the event gathers the world’s best sled dog mushers and teams. The production reveals the toughness of the human spirit in extreme environments. It also aims to inspire urban residents to re-evaluate their daily lives. The Chinese competitors who took part the 12-day race in March were the first in the event’s history. Baby lag refers to extreme fatigue and disorientation resulting from the sleep deprivation associated with parenting a baby. The term plays on “jet lag”, the fatigue associated with a long flight across multiple time zones, which dates to 1965. New parents who mistakenly put milk in a washing machine and socks in a fridge are suffering from baby lag.
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