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chinadaily.com.cn 2020-09-29 17:12


>Tower to open night tours
The Yellow Crane Tower, a landmark tourist attraction in Wuhan, will launch night tours, the latest move to boost the city's tourism after the COVID-19 epidemic subsided.
The night tours will be available during the coming National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holiday from Oct 1 to 8.
It will be the first time the historic building will open night viewing since it opened to the public in 1985 after reconstruction.
Visitors will be allowed to ascend the building to appreciate the full moon as well as a light show that will be staged during the period.
Perching by the Yangtze River, the 1,800-year-old Yellow Crane Tower often appeared in ancient Chinese literary works.
It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times in history.

Workers prepare for the first presidential debate between US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Case Western Reserve University on September 27, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. The first presidential debate will be held on Tuesday, September 29th in Cleveland, Ohio. [Photo/Agencies]

>First Trump-Biden debate
US President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden will square-off in the first debate of the 2020 presidential race at 9 pm on Tuesday. The debate will take place in the battleground state of Ohio and is scheduled to last about 90 minutes.
FOX News anchor Chris Wallace was chosen to moderate the event.
Trump, Biden and moderator Chris Wallace will not wear masks at Tuesday's debate, per final negotiations between the campaigns.
The two sides have decided to forego the traditional pre-debate handshake in light of the virus, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations. They also won't do an elbow-bump, a coronavirus-era handshake substitute which both campaigns saw as awkward.
And unlike past presidential debates, there will be a limited audience of only 75 to 80 people, all of whom will be tested for the virus prior to attending the debate.

A pod of whales, believed to be pilot whales, is seen stranded on a sandbar at Macquarie Harbour, near Strahan, Tasmania, Australia, September 21, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

>380 whales die in stranding
About 380 whales have died in what is suspected to be Australia's largest stranding on record, officials say.
Since Sept 21, hundreds of long-finned pilot whales have been found beached on Tasmania's west coast.
It is not fully understood why the whales became stranded.
The species is known to be prone to getting beached.
Researchers say it's possible that one leading individual could have mistakenly led the whole group to shore.
The stranding, one of the largest ever recorded globally, eclipses a previous national record of 320 set in Western Australia in 1996.

Nursing assistant Tang Guilian at Kangzhu Nursing Center in Beijing's Fengtai district talks with Duan Qixiu, who received care at the center. [Photo/China Daily]

>Care insurance scheme expands
China has added 14 regions to its trials for a long-term care insurance scheme to explore the establishment of a new type of insurance to ensure long-term care for people with severe disabilities.
The newly added regions, including Beijing's Shijingshan district, Tianjin municipality, and Fuzhou in Fujian province, bring the total number of the scheme's pilot regions to 49, according to the guidelines jointly issued by the National Healthcare Security Administration and the Ministry of Finance.
The trials for the scheme were launched in several provincial-level regions in 2016. The scheme provides services or funds for basic and medical care for people with long-term disabilities.
By the end of 2019, China had more than 250 million people aged 60 and above and over 40 million elderly people with disabilities.

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