首页  | 新闻播报

每日新闻播报(November 13)

chinadaily.com.cn 2020-11-13 15:05

A global shopping festival ceremony is held in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, on Wednesday to celebrate the Nov 11 shopping extravaganza. [Photo/China Daily]

>Double 11 shopping spree
Chinese shoppers spent big over the Singles' Day shopping festival, showing the country's strong economic recovery following the COVID-19 epidemic.
Sales on Alibaba's e-commerce platform Tmall hit 498.2 billion yuan during the annual online shopping spree which started on Nov 1. At the shopping peak, 583,000 orders were made in a single second on Tmall, setting a new online shopping record.
More than 800 million shoppers, 250,000 brands and 5 million merchants participated in this year's shopping spree, according to Tmall.
E-commerce giant JD.com also scored big in the shopping extravaganza, with sales topping 243.1 billion yuan between Nov 1 and 2:26 pm on Wednesday, surpassing total sales of 204.4 billion yuan last year.

Students draw in a class at the Primary School Affiliated to South China Normal University in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on May 25, 2020, the day the city's Grade 1 to 3 students returned to school. [Photo / China Daily]

>Stop passing the buck
The education authority in Northeast China’s Liaoning province has joined a handful of others in banning teachers from asking parents to grade students' homework after the practice sparked an outcry on social media platforms.
Teachers at primary and middle schools who do not grade students' homework themselves will not be eligible for promotion or awards, according to the guideline issued by the provincial education department on Tuesday.
Teachers will not be allowed to use the WeChat or QQ messaging apps to assign homework or assign punitive or repetitive homework, the guideline said.
In a video posted on Sina Weibo recently, a father in East China’s Jiangsu province blasted teachers for asking parents to grade children's homework in a parent-teacher WeChat group before exiting the group.
The video quickly sparked an angry reaction toward the teacher and an outpouring of support from parents, with the hashtag "all it needs to break a grown-up is a parent-teacher WeChat group" being viewed more than 760 million times.

[Photo/China Daily]

>Chinese people gain in height
A recent report in the medical journal Lancet says Chinese people have been gaining in height in the past 30 years.
The report says the average height of 19-year-old Chinese males is 175.7 centimeters, making them the fifth tallest in Asia and the tallest in East Asia; the average height of Chinese females is 163.5 cm, the tallest in the region.
More importantly, from 1985 to 2019, the average height of Chinese males saw the biggest rise among all 200 countries and regions surveyed, while that of women ranked third.
The Netherlands has the tallest average height on Earth. The average 19-year-old man stands at 183 cm, while women of the same age are typically 172 cm.
The study concluded that social, nutritional, and environmental factors at home, school and within the community were all crucial to the healthy growth and development of children through to adolescence.

The only photograph of Neil Armstrong on the moon, taken in 1969. Credit: Buzz Aldrin/Christie's

>NASA photos up for auction
A rare photograph of US astronaut Neil Armstrong on the surface of the moon is among thousands of space photographs in a collection up for auction at Christie’s.
The more than 2,400 photographs document NASA's “golden age of space exploration” and is the most comprehensive such collection ever to come to auction, Christie’s said.
The sale’s top lot is an unreleased photograph of Neil Armstrong, taken during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 when he became the first human to set foot on the moon.
The photograph is expected to go for $39,000.
A photo Buzz Aldrin took of himself during the 1965 Gemini XII mission is considered to be the first space selfie.
Other items up for auction include Apollo missions in the 1960s and 1970s and images of Mars, the Red Planet.
Christie’s online auction runs from Nov 6-20, 2020.

Find more audio news on the China Daily app.