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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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