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01.07.2022 Медиакорпорация Китая (CMG), телеканал «Большая Азия» (Игорь Митрофанов) 96 просмотров

Watch the information and publicistic program "Chinese Panorama" on the TV channel "Big Asia" (Issue 197):
  • The third runway at Hong Kong Airport optimizes air traffic
  • China has successfully launched a new Earth remote sensing satellite
  • Hong Kong youth continues the traditions of Cantonese opera
  • Construction of the second pair of power units has begun at the Sanmen nuclear power plant
  • The Shenzhou-13 crew members held their first press conference after returning to Earth



The third runway at Hong Kong Airport optimizes air traffic

Hong Kong International Airport is ready to open a third runway. To do this, it took to recapture six and a half square kilometers of land from the sea.

Fred Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Airport Authority:
"We are confident that the third band will increase our bandwidth by 50%. This important upgrade will increase the competitiveness of the airport and stimulate economic growth."

The construction of the new strip took six years and cost more than $18 billion. The airport management believes that this project will open a new page in regional air traffic. Like other aviation industry enterprises around the world, Hong Kong Airport has been affected by the pandemic, but the completion of the construction of a new runway and the easing of restrictions inspire optimism among industry representatives.

China has successfully launched a new Earth remote sensing satellite

China has successfully launched a new Earth remote sensing satellite using the Changzheng-4C launch vehicle from the Jiuquan Cosmodrome. The satellite has already entered the specified orbit. It is intended primarily for topographic surveying, urban planning, road network design, crop yield assessment and disaster response. This launch was the 425th mission with the use of launch vehicles of the Changzheng series.


Hong Kong youth continues the traditions of Cantonese opera

Young performers of the Cantonese Opera from Hong Kong will promote traditional culture on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the reunification of the region with China. The British authorities did not attach much importance to Cantonese opera, but after the return of Hong Kong, the Chinese government began to actively promote it, including in schools.

Local authorities, cultural circles and performers from Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong have established closer ties and decided to work together to ensure that the Cantonese Opera is included in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Nowadays, Cantonese opera is performed in Hong Kong almost daily. Her professional performer Tse Hue-ying is trying to popularize this direction with the help of online platforms.

Tse Hue-ying, a Cantonese opera performer from the Hong Kong troupe:
"The Cantonese Opera deserves to be preserved for future generations of Hong Kong residents. After all, it unites some of the most outstanding elements of Chinese culture: literature, music and martial arts. When we were learning to perform Cantonese opera, we learned about a lot of ancient cultural traditions."

Over the past ten years, Ze Hue-ying has visited many cities and regions of China to hone her performing skills. Inspired by the picturesque landscapes of the country, she decided to write a new opera.


A second pair of power units is being built at the Sanmen nuclear power plant

The Sanmen nuclear power plant in Zhejiang Province has begun construction of a second pair of power units, which, according to preliminary estimates, will supply 20 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. The launch of the first two power units took place in 2018. Since that time, they have generated more than 60 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.

After the launch of the second pair of power units, the Sanmen power plant will generate 40 billion kilowatts annually, which is equivalent to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 30 million tons per year. Sanmen will help ensure a stable energy supply to the eastern part of China with a low carbon footprint.

In total, 54 nuclear power units with a total capacity of more than 55 million kilowatts operate in the mainland of the country. According to this indicator, the Celestial Empire ranks third in the world.


The Shenzhou-13 crew members held their first press conference after returning from orbit

On April 16, the return capsule of the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft with three taikonauts landed safely in northern China after a six-month mission on the space station. After 74 days of quarantine and rehabilitation, the ship's crew met with media representatives for the first time. At a press conference in Beijing, the commander of the cosmonaut detachment of the People's Liberation Army of China, Jing Haipeng, spoke about the post-flight rehabilitation of the crew and shared further plans.

Zhai Zhigang, Shenzhou-13 Crew Commander:
"Behind every phrase "I feel good" is the hard work of all the personnel of the space infrastructure, the strong support of the Motherland and the people, the close interaction of the crew members and our own efforts. This is what allows us to stay in great shape in space and on Earth, during training and flights."

Rehabilitation of astronauts after returning from orbit consists of three stages: quarantine, sanatorium-resort rest and medical supervision. The second stage has recently been completed, after which the astronauts are in excellent psychological and physical shape. After medical observation and a final assessment of the state of health, the crew will return to the usual training regime.

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