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ding of the People’s Republic of China, which Chan said would attract more people to spread the festivities throughout the city.
上海419论坛The array of celebrations will also broaden and deepen Hong Kong resident’s knowledge about the nation, Cheung said on Sunday.
With the dual advantages given under “one country, two systems”, Cheung said, Hong Kong
has made great contributions to the country’s development, while the nation’s prosperity has brought benefits to the SAR.上海419论坛女神会所
Also attending the ceremony, He Jing, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Centra
l People’s Government in the HKSAR, said that a powerful nation will provide more opportunities for Hong Kong.
Apart from the celebrations held by social groups, many citizens opted for other places to celebrate the return of the ci上海419论坛
ty to the motherland－the three barracks of the People’s Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison in Shek Kong, San Wai
and Ngong Shuen Chau. The barracks are expected to receive some 30,000 Hong Kong residents during the three-day open day event.上海419论坛
Visitors to the barracks can see combat performances and military demonstr
ations, as well as weapons and military equipment including armored scout cars and helicopters.
Unlike the two other barracks, Ngong Shuen Chau－the PLA’s naval base in Hong Kong－open
上海419论坛ed to the public on Sunday. High school student Zhong Yaoyu felt excited to be stepping into the barracks for the first time.
“The soldiers are friendly and I am proud of the country,” Zhong said.
An average of 3.9 million people have applied to join each year since 2012
The membership of the 98-year-old Communist Party 女神会所of China has exceeded 90上海419论坛
million, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee said on Sunday.
About 34 percent of Party members were born in the 1980s and 1990s, and nearly half hold junior college degrees or above, the de
partment said in a report released ahead of the anniversary of the founding of the CPC on July 1.上海419论坛女神会所
Women comprised 27.2 percent of Party members and people from minority groups 7.3 percent, data from the report showed.
On Monday morning, top SAR government officials and representatives from diff
erent sectors will attend a flag-raising ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai. Chief Executive Carr上海419论坛女神会所
ie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will then officiate at a reception to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return.
nd for decades and witnessed local farmers’ continuous battles against sandstorms.
“It didn’t just feel like a black storm, it was as if the whole desert was approachi
ng,” recalls Liu Conghui, a writer who was born, and still lives, near the farm Wang once worked.
As the menacing sandstorms made the area increasingly inhospitable, Liu’s whole community planned to up sticks.
To restore the local ecosystem, the Chinese government launched
a 10.7 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) project in 2001. A set of measures were adopted such as sav
ing water, converting farmland into grassland, providing treatment for dry riverways and building dams. In addition to t
hose measures, industrial and agricultural use of water in cities and counties along the river was limited.
Over the past two decades, Xinjiang has infused 7.7 billion cubic meters of water into
the dry trunk stream of the lower reaches of the Tarim River in 19 rounds of water diversion.
higher than in previous years,” she said. “Also, the rainy season is supposed to
begin after the May Day holiday, but I haven’t seen a drop of rain so far.”
Data from the National Climate Center shows that the average rainfall from April 1 to May 17 is 35.3 millim
eters, down almost two-thirds from the same period last year, the least recorded rainfall over that period since 1961.
In addition to the drought, the average temperature is 1.9 C higher than average for the period, the highest since 1961.
Chen, the chief forecaster, said that according to the mid- to long-term forecast ra
infall will relieve drought in the eastern part of Yunnan province, though its western part will still be plagued by the drought.
Surveillance from the National Climate Center shows that
drought is also occurring in the Inner Mongolia and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous regions, as well
China officially launched the “no-waste city” pilot program in 16 area
s on Monday as it steps up efforts to recycle its increasing waste stockpile.
The pilot program covers the entirety of 11 cities, including Shenzhen, Guangdong pr
ovince, and Weihai, Shandong province, and sections of the other five cities.
The central government has made arrangements to offer support to
the pilot areas in policy, technology and funding, said Zhuang Guotai, vice-mi
nister of ecology and environment, at the launch ceremony in Shenzhen on Monday.
He said an expert committee has been established to guide the pilot program and
evaluate progress, and seven groups have been put in place to offer technical support.