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NANCHANG – A huge number of migratory birds are flying north to breed after wint
ering at Poyang Lake, China’s largest freshwater lake, in East China’s Jiangxi province.
According to the Administration of Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve, about 500,000 birds, including white cra
nes, white-naped cranes, grey cranes and white ospreys, spent their winter and early springtime at the lake.
Poyang Lake is an important wintering area for waterbirds in Asia. From October to March, more th
an 95 percent of white cranes, 80 percent of oriental white ospreys and 70 percent of white-naped cranes winter at the lake.
Authorities with all the reserves along Poyang Lake are closely monitoring the migratory birds to guarantee their safety.
ce because of his wide-ranging portfolio, which includes a Middle East peace proposal, and b
ecause of heightened scrutiny on Kushner’s inability to secure a clearance, sources said. His daughter’s portfolio did not require a high level secu
rity clearance, though as a senior adviser who sits in meetings with other senior officials, she is privy to sensitive inform
ation.On Tuesday, the White House rebuffed a request from House Oversight Com
mittee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, who asked for documents pertaining to the security clearance pro
cess. White House counsel Pat Cipollone said the committee’s request for the information was “without legal suppo
rt, clearly premature, and suggests a breach of the constitutionally required accommodation process.”The White House’s rejecti
on increases the chances of a subpoena from the House.CNN’s Gloria Borger and Maegan Vazquez contributed to this report.
capitalization of 53 trillion yuan. However, the weight of sci-tech firms remains quite limited.
The establishment of the board will help promote technological innovation, high-quality develop
ment of the economy and market-oriented reform of the capital market, according to Yi Huiman, CSRC chairman.
The tech board will ease the listing criteria, such as allowing firms that have yet to m
ake a profit to list but will also adopt higher requirements for information disclosure.
Li Chao, CSRC vice-chairman, said the new board will have strict IP
O standards and certain procedures and will not be flooded by listed firms.
The sci-tech board will focus on high-tech and strategically emerging sec
tors such as new generation information technology, advanced equipment, new ma
terials and energy, and biomedicine. The new board is likely to be rolled out as soon as the first half of this year.
Shao Yunxiang, 76, who has been living in Shanghai’s Caojiadu neighborhood for more than 14
years, said life in a modern city as a senior citizen doesn’t necessarily have to be lonely.
People who live in a neighborhood and don’t know their neighbors
is a terrible phenomenon, but it happens a lot in modern cities,” Shao said. “We hope to b
uild our neighborhood into a big, warm family with an excellent environment, culture and spirit.”
Shao attends a newspaper reading activity in the community center every Tuesday, the day when the neighborhood com
mittee prepares lunch for people over 75 years old. On Wednesday, he joins a group to learn singing.
At other times, he becomes a volunteer helping people become familiar with the city’s newly launched garbage sorting.
Shao said he spends one-third of his time on community activities, which contri
butes to making the neighborhood “a harmonious place where people know, help and support each other”.
hborhood, which covers 1.5 square kilometers, is home to around 33,000 households and 82,000 residents.
To promote community governance, the neighborhood has launched various projects si
nce 2012 to facilitate communication between residents and enhance “neighborly spirit”.
One of the most successful activities is its rooftop garden project.
“Our rooftop garden began with the Meilian building in 2015, with support from enterprises a
nd managed by residents,” said Wang Yanfeng, deputy director of the Caojiadu neighborhood Party working committee.
It all started with 14 containers on the rooftop to grow vegetables and flowers. Each miniature garden is taken care of by two fa
milies, of which one has at least one elderly person at home and the other has one or more children.
Harvested vegetables are sent to the neighborhood’s senior residents,
cooked for the nutritious community lunch or sold during charity bazaars, Wang said.
The miniature gardens were upgraded in 2017 to include a broader variety of vegetables and expan
ded to more rooftops in Caojiadu, which also helps children learn about cultivating crops and vegetables.