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The bureau is soliciting public opinion on the draft until Feb 20.
With the new standard, major polluting gas from light-duty vehicles, including ca
rbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide, will be reduced by about 50 percent and em
issions of particulate matter will be reduced by about 40 percent, according to the bureau.
For heavy-duty diesel-powered trucks, the emissions of nitrogen oxide and particulate matter are expected to drop by more than 60 percent, it said.
Mobile sources, mainly vehicles, contributed 45 percent of locally generated
hazardous particles known as PM2.5 in 2017, outnumbering all other types of sources, according to the bureau.
Beijing has seen continuous improvement in its air quality. The PM2.5 density in th
e capital in 2018 stood at 51 micrograms per cubic meter, down by 12.1 percent year-on-year.
Officials and experts have said, however, it could be increasingly challe
nging for the city to further reduce air pollution after the local government has taken all ma
jor measures that could achieve quick results, including the shifting of bulk coal to clean energy as a heating source.
ing a probe on the far side of the moon. For instance, Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator, took
to Twitter to describe the mission as “a first for humanity and an impressive accomplishment”. China, on it
s part, said that scientists from the two communicated closely before and during the Chang’e-4 launch process.
While the US side informed Chinese scientists about its satellites in orbit around the moon, Chi
na shared with the US scientists the longitude, latitude and timing of Chang’e-4’s landing. The int
eraction was in sharp contrast to the tense relations between the two sides in other areas of science and technology. W
hich means there is huge room for cooperation between the US and China in space exploration.
Cooperation more important in spaceina have both made great progress in
Although the US and Ch space technologies, they are still in the primitive sta
ge of developing and using space. As of today, neither country is capable of building a new permanent sta
tion in space, let alone building one on the moon. But through cooperation and collaboration, which will reduce the cost of
space development for both countries, the US and China can aim at more ambitious targets.
Many cities in eastern China are organizing job fairs to meet demand for new employees after the Spring Festival holiday.
The first such event in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, opened on Monday with more than 10,000 jobs off
ered by 200 local companies. The fair aims to attract more college students and migrant workers, wh
o usually return to their hometowns during Spring Festival for family reunions.
Most of the jobs are in manufacturing, catering and finance. There is also huge demand for emp
loyees in the machinery, sales and design sectors, said Zhang Chengyu, director of the Yancheng talent market.
“With the city’s economic and social development, many people now prefer to w
ork in their hometowns,” he said. “We organized the fair to provide op
portunities for them. More than 100 fairs offering 50,000 jobs will be held this year.
“Many companies pay salaries of more than 10,000 yuan ($1,474) a mon
th. They need to recruit enough employees to guarantee post-festival operations.”
Dai Yang, a graduate in mechanical engineering, said he would prefer to work in his hometown－Huaian, Jiangsu－if the salary met his demands.
New Year. And I wish our friends success and progress,” he said.
In a video message on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, United Nations Se
cretary-General Antonio Guterres thanked China and the Chinese people for
their commitment to the UN and called for efforts to build a peaceful and prosperous world.
“I’m pleased to send you my best wishes on this
auspicious occasion,” he said, adding “Happy Spring Festival” in Mandarin.
“Despite the headwinds in our world today, we know that when we work together, we get things done. In that sp
irit, I wish you and your families health, success and happiness in this new year,” he said.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan sent his best wishes to the Chinese people on the eve of the Chinese New Year.
“We are proud of the achievements of our iron brother, a good neighbor and strategic partner,” he said.
BEIJING — Seven out of 10 fugitives bearing class-A wanted orders had been caught by the end of January, the Ministry of Public Security said over the weekend.
The 10 wanted orders, all targeting suspects of major economic crimes, were issued on Jan 11.
Among the seven detained, two turned themselves in as suspects of cattle stealing and telecom fraud, respectively.
The ministry called on the public to give information on the wanted and pledged to re
ward those offering effective leads.The picture show a polar bear leaping across the water from one block of i
ce to another, gazing up at the drone and feeding on a fresh kill, Devon Island, North of Canada。
WASHINGTON — The global surface temperature in 2018 was the fourth wa
rmest in the modern record, showed an annual analysis released on Wednesday.
Global temperatures in 2018 rank behind those of 2016, 2017 and 2015 and the past five years are, collectively, the war
mest years since 1880, according to scientists at the United States space agency NASA.