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chinadaily.com.cn 2020-11-02 16:46


>100M people settle in towns
China has accomplished in advance a plan to settle about 100 million people in towns and cities thanks to its fast-paced household registration reform.
The proportion of people who have a "hukou," or household registration status, in towns and cities, had reached 44.38% by 2019, up from 35.93% in 2013, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
The country unveiled in 2014 a guideline on the hukou reform, setting a goal to help around 100 million people to obtain a hukou in towns and cities by 2020.
The hukou reform has put forward a unified residence registration, ending a system that had divided the nation into rural and non-rural populations since the 1950s.
Related policies for rural dwellers and other permanent residents to get household registration status in urban areas have been relaxed.
An open and transparent household registration system based on the points applicants earn has also been implemented in megacities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

A Sichuan Airlines Airbus A330 wide-body jet airliner takes off. [Photo/IC]

>120 months of safe flights
China's civil aviation industry had maintained a consecutive 120 months of safe flight operations and had achieved a total of 85.8 million flight hours of safe operation, as of the end of August, according to the country's civil aviation authorities.
In August, China's civil aviation industry handled a total of 862,000 flight hours of air transport. The figure represented a 20.3% decrease compared from that of last year, but a 10.9% increase than the volume in July.
A steady nationwide development momentum has continued in the civil aviation sector, said statistics from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.



[Photo/Austria Post]

>Covid-19 stamp on toilet paper
If 2020 could take the form of an object, it would surely be toilet paper.
Not only has this year been crappy, but reports of people hoarding toilet paper in large quantities during the coronavirus pandemic will live in the memories of many.
Or so some in Austria seem to think: On Friday, the country's postal service announced it is issuing a postage stamp made from three-ply toilet paper.
Each stamp, measuring just under four inches in length, will be the size and shape of a standard sheet of toilet paper.
Customers can even use the stamps to enforce social distancing - 10 stamps lined up next to each other measure one meter, the recommended social distance in some countries.

PointGrab has adapted its sensors to monitor social distancing in the workplace. [Photo/PointGrab]

>Smart sensors in the office
During the COVID-19 pandemic, if businesses are to get reluctant workers back into the office, finding ways to maintain social distancing will be key.
An Israeli company thinks it can help, using smart sensors mounted on workplace ceilings.
About the size of a smoke alarm, the sensors can record the exact number and location of people in buildings including offices, hotels and restaurants.
The sensors can also monitor social distancing by keeping track of how far apart people are, and whether they're traveling in one direction around a building.
Workspace managers can set up alerts for when two people are closer than two meters for more than 30 seconds, for example.

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