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Chinese people made 30 million trips on the last day of the Spring Festival

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Watch the outreach program “China Panorama” on the TV channel “Greater Asia” (Issue 28):
  • The Olympics accelerated China's transition to a green industry
  • China allocates funding to fight the pandemic in border areas
  • Chinese people made 30 million trips on the last day of the Spring Festival
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The Olympics hastened China's transition to a green industry
< br> The construction of the Winter Olympic Games venues has accelerated the pace of modernization and green transition in China. The search for new solutions and technologies has led to significant changes in the steel industry. This is due to the fact that high-quality steels with strength and toughness, as well as corrosion resistance, are the main material for the construction of Olympic facilities.

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The Big Air Shougan Ski Jump in downtown Beijing hosted freestyle and snowboard competitions. Seven types of high-performance steel were used in its construction, five of which were first used in China. These materials made it possible to ensure the reliability of the sports construction and ease of maintenance of the springboard at the end of the World Games. 

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Yanqing National Luge Center is a bobsleigh, luge and skeleton track in the suburbs of Beijing. The track includes 16 turns with a wide range of angles and slopes. An innovative high-strength reinforcement that meets modern requirements has been developed for the center.

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The National Skating Center, also known as the Ice Ribbon, is the first site in the history of the Winter Olympics to use carbon dioxide instead of coolant. gas. For its transmission, high-precision stainless steel pipes were laid under the skating rink. Thanks to this, the ice surface maintains the same temperature and improves the gliding of athletes.

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Li Xiaogang, director of the National Data Center for Corrosion and Material Protection:

“If you double the strength of steel, then half the material will be required during construction. If you double the corrosion resistance of steel, then its service life also increases. This is an energy-saving and environmentally friendly solution.” 

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Another advantage of using high quality steel is that it reduces environmental pollution. Steel parts need less anti-corrosion coating, which is harmful to the environment.

Zhang Longqiang, director of the China Institute of Metallurgical Information and Standardization:

“China's major metallurgical corporations have taken part in the supply and maintenance of steel for the Winter Olympics. Thanks to this, the assortment has been updated and the structure of materials has improved. For example, a steel structure replaced the old reinforced concrete, and the use of stronger steel led to a decrease in production.

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Statistics are still being collected, but according to current data, during the construction of Olympic facilities in Beijing used more than one million tons of steel. 

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China allocates funding to fight the pandemic in border areas 

China allocates more than three billion yuan (about half a billion US dollars) to fight COVID-19 in the border regions of China.

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By December 2021, almost 2,000 cases of coronavirus were registered in these territories. Because of this, the workload on medical workers has increased significantly, but in 26 border areas there were less than 20 doctors who were involved in the prevention and fight against the pandemic. Such regions had to rely on the help of specialists from other regions. 

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The National Development and Reform Commission of China announced that additional funding will be directed to the construction of testing laboratories and medical facilities in the border areas.


30 million journeys were made by the Chinese on the last day of the Spring Festival

30 million journeys by public transport were made by the people of China in just one day. The reason for the peak values was the Lantern Festival, which ends the Spring Festival. The main load fell on the country's railway system, which served 7.5 million passengers. In the context of a pandemic, railway stations and stations constantly take care of the safety of citizens, but special measures were introduced during the New Year holidays.

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For example, the Nanchang Bureau of China Railways inspected railway depots and assigned staff to carry out round-the-clock disinfection. Particular attention was paid to trains running between Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, and Shenzhen, the economic and scientific center next door to Hong Kong.

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Shenzhen North Station has made it easier for organized groups of migrant workers to sell, change and refund tickets, saving them precious leisure time. And at the Shenyang railway station, a group of volunteers stationed themselves at the ticket counters and platform entrances to regulate the flow of passengers and queues at the ticket office.

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Xu Bin, Deputy Director of the Railway Station Shenyang:

“Shenyang Railway Station has completely switched to contactless service. We have placed smart parcel lockers at the east and west checkpoints to allow passengers to mail items that are not suitable for carriage on the train.”

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Rush hour employees Stations across China patrolled stations and provided assistance to the elderly. And in the cities of Jinan and Linyi in Shandong Province, smart machines read travelers' medical information to save time. Robots could access health and vaccination codes, as well as PCR test results. Enough to attach ID.

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Wang Xiaohui, Deputy Head of Linyi Station:

“Turnstiles automatically pass passengers who have passed the check and stop those who are at risk. The station maintains records and cooperates with local epidemic prevention departments.

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Another 21 million Chinese traveled by car on the last day of the Spring Festival. Another 540 thousand people chose to travel by water and air.

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