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China's first rescue ship successfully completed sea trials

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Watch the information and publicistic program “Chinese Panorama” on the TV channel “Greater Asia” (Issue 134):
  • A new head of administration has been elected in Hong Kong
  • < i> Flood emergency declared in the south of the country
  • China's first rescue vessel successfully completed sea trials
  • < i> Snow and ice samples from Mount Everest brought to research center for further study 






New chief of staff elected in Hong Kong < /b>

In Hong Kong, a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China, elections were held for the head of the city. A special board, which includes one and a half thousand people, almost unanimously elected the leader of John Lee. He got over 1400 votes.

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Previously, John Leewas the Chief Secretary of the Administration of Hong Kong and was actually the second person in the government of the city. The term of office of the new head of administration will begin on July 1. This will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the transfer of Hong Kong under the jurisdiction of the PRC under the policy of "one country, two systems." Until then, the appointment of John Lee must be approved by the central government of China.

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During the pre-election campaign, John Lee positioned himself as a result-oriented leader. Among his priorities, he singled out the provision of citizens with their own housing and land plots. To address these issues, he promised to form two task forces. They will develop measures to accelerate the construction of public apartments and the development of private land.

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John Lee, Elected Chief of Staff of Hong Kong:
< br> “I demanded that the housing working group submit its first work report and proposals within three months. I think housing is the biggest concern for the people of Hong Kong.”

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However, John Lee's program has its critics. Some doubt his ability to solve economic issues, because he comes from law enforcement agencies. The new head of Hong Kong said he understands these concerns and therefore wants to surround himself with experienced consultants. If approved by the central government, Li's term will extend until June 2027. This will give him at least five years to implement his policy.

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An emergency response regime was introduced in the south of the country due to the threat of floods 
< br> The fourth level of emergency response was introduced in the Celestial Empire after heavy rains hit the southern regions of the country. Torrential rains that did not subside for several days caused floods in Sichuan province and in parts of Chongqing, the world's most populous city - there more than 32 million people live. 

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In Sichuan, rescuers took boats out of residents who were stuck in their homes and could not get out on their own. Traffic was paralyzed because of the flood.

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Rains are expected in the coming days, so the State Flood and Drought Control Headquarters called on the regions to take measures for the safety of residents. Jiangxi province in the east has already responded to the warning. They prepared the reservoir for more rainfall. China has a four-level emergency flood response system, in which the first level is the most serious.

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The first rescue ship China successfully completed sea trials

China's first rescue ship, which can cover 1,000 kilometers without stopping, recently left the stocks and completed sea trials in the waters of Jiangxi Province. During the tests, the maneuverability, buoyancy and strength of the ship on the wave were tested.

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An engineering vessel equipped with an advanced information system can reach speeds of up to 28 kilometers per hour. There is enough food on board to last 10 days without the need for resupply. Once officially commissioned, the ship will perform tasks such as flood relief, embankment reinforcement, dam maintenance, and breach repair.

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It will also be used for rescue operations in the Yangtze River basin. This will make navigation along the country's main waterways safer.

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Snow and ice samples from Everest peak delivered to research center for further study
< br> Chinese scientists who climbed the summit of Everest broke the world record. Before them, no one had collected snow and ice for scientific research at an altitude of almost 9000 meters above sea level.

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Six batches of snow were taken at an altitude of 7028 meters, and three more - on the peak of Everest 8848 meters. Containers with samples were sent to the city of Lhasa to the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research. They will be used to analyze the ecology and biodiversity in the region. Scientists will be able to give an accurate answer to the question of how human activity affects the highlands.

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China's official expedition to Everest started on April 28. The working group includes more than 270 specialists from various fields of science. 13 explorers climbed the peak.




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