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chinadaily.com.cn 2020-11-06 16:32

People don winter clothes in Xinjiang county, Shanxi province, on Oct 10, when the temperature dropped below 10 C. [Photo/China Daily]

>Forecasters predict cold winter
China's winter,- from December to February,- will be chillier than usual, according to a nationwide weather outlook released by authorities on Wednesday.
The forecast, made jointly by the National Climate Center and the Ministry of Water Resources, said cold air will be frequent in northwestern and southern parts of China, including the provinces of Gansu, Qinghai, Shaanxi and Guizhou, as well as the Xinjiang Uygur and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous regions, with temperatures an average of 1 C to 2 C lower than in previous winters.
It added that long-lasting and large-scale freezing weather or snowstorms will be less likely to occur in the south this winter, but shorter episodes of such weather will be witnessed.
Meanwhile, 20 percent to 50 percent more precipitation than normal will batter North China this winter, while in the south it will decrease by the same amount, the forecast said.

The United States Capitol and US flags are reflected in a window in Washington, US, October 29, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

>US leaves Paris Agreement
The US formally left the Paris Agreement on Wednesday. Of the nearly 200 signatories that signed the agreement, the US is the only one to walk away from its promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
President Trump originally announced his intention to withdraw from the landmark agreement in 2017 and formally notified the United Nations last year.
A mandatory year-long waiting period ends on Wednesday.
The US has emitted more cumulative carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than any other country since the industrial era began in the mid-1800s.
The Paris accord, which was signed in 2015, is a collective agreement among nearly 200 countries that aims to prevent the earth's temperatures from rising 2 C above pre-industrial revolution temperatures, the value that climate scientists have determined will have disastrous consequences if exceeded.

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>Private jet bookings soar
Wealthy people in England are booking private jets to escape the lockdown set to be introduced on Thursday, according to jet brokers.
Air Partner, one of the biggest aircraft charter firms, said there had been a "sharp rise" in private jet bookings "out of the country before Thursday", as people look to avoid the lockdown and instead spend the time overseas.
Air Partner是最大的飞机租赁公司之一,该公司表示,由于人们希望飞往海外躲避封城,预订私人飞机打算"在11月5日之前出境"的人数"急剧上升"。
The company, which supplies planes to Premier League footballers, celebrities, and the royal family, said it had been overwhelmed with enquiries from wealthy people seeking to escape the UK for second homes overseas.
The new lockdown in England, which is expected to come into force on Thursday, will ban residents in England from travelling abroad except for essential work until at least Dec 2.



>Highest minimum monthly salary
Geneva is introducing the highest minimum monthly salary in the world this month, in response to a referendum at the end of September. The new hourly rate of 23 Swiss francs ($25.28) will give a minimum monthly salary of 4,000 francs.
This Swiss canton may be rich but it is also home to tens of thousands of hotel workers, waiters, cleaners and hairdressers who struggle to make ends meet.
When Switzerland went into lockdown in March, images of lines of people at food banks in Geneva made headlines.
The new minimum wage will make a difference to many people.
Businesses offering less than 23 francs an hour will now have to give employees a pay rise.
To have to bear this new cost in the middle of the Covid pandemic and a drastic drop in profits could cause more harm than good, fears Vincent Subilia of Geneva's Chamber of Commerce.

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