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chinadaily.com.cn 2021-03-30 16:53


>Gang crime crackdown

China has achieved significant results in its national crackdown on gang crimes, with 3,644 mafia-like groups busted over the past three years, 1.3 times as many as the total of the previous 10 years.

Another 89,742 cases involving gang crime-related corruption and "protective umbrella" that shelter gangs were also handled nationwide, according to official statistics.

In the past three years, Chinese courts have concluded 32,943 gang-related cases of first instance, involving more than 225,495 suspects, and a total of 53,405 defendants in related cases were given sentences from at least five years in prison to the death penalty.

According to a poll conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics in the first half of 2020, 95.1% of the Chinese people are satisfied with the results of the country's special campaign.

China publishes two pictures of Mars taken by the Tianwen 1 robotic probe. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

>China releases side images of Mars

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Friday released two new images of Mars captured by the country's Tianwen-1 probe.

In the images, Mars is crescent-shaped with a clear surface texture.

When the Tianwen-1 probe was 11,000 km away from Mars on the far side of the planet to the sun, it took panoramic photos of Mars with a medium-resolution camera onboard.

The Tianwen-1 probe has been operating in the parking orbit around Mars for a month. The high-resolution camera, medium-resolution camera, mineral spectrometer and other payloads onboard were switched on successively to carry out exploration of Mars and obtain scientific data, the agency said.

Volunteers release Chinese sturgeon into the Jingzhou section of Yangtze River in Hubei province on Sunday. About 3,020 Chinese sturgeon and Yangtze sturgeon were released into the river. [Photo/For China Daily]

>Sturgeon released into Yangtze River

Over 3,000 captive-bred sturgeons were released into the middle reaches of the Yangtze River Sunday to revive the wild population of the endangered Chinese sturgeon and Dabry's sturgeon.

The release of 2,020 Chinese sturgeons and 1,000 Dabry's sturgeons took place in the city of Jingzhou, central China's Hubei province.

Dabry's sturgeon, also known as the Yangtze sturgeon, has lost its natural ability to reproduce since 2000 due to overfishing and crowded rivers, among others.

Nicknamed "aquatic pandas," Chinese sturgeons have existed for more than 140 million years.

The size of the population of the flagship species in the Yangtze, however, plummeted in the late 20th century due to intrusive human activities.

In recent years, China has stepped up efforts to rescue the Dabry's sturgeon and other endangered endemic species in the river, such as Chinese sturgeon, said Wei Qi of the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences.

According to Wei, about seven million captive-bred Chinese sturgeons have been released in the Yangtze River since 1983.

Britain's Prince William wears a protective mask as he visits St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London, Britain, Oct 20, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

>World's sexiest bald man

Prince William has been named as the world's sexiest bald man. The 38-year-old Duke has been described as "sexy" a whopping 17.6 million times online in blogs, reports and pages found in Google searches, researchers found.

Boxing legend Mike Tyson, 54, came second with 8.8 million "sexy", "hot" or "attractive" mentions on the internet.

And 53-year-old Fast & Furious star Jason Statham was in third place, with 7.4 million results.

Baldy Steve Jones, 43, of Hastings, East Sussex, said: "I've been bald since I was in my early 30s and I must admit as soon as I lost my hair I suddenly became irresistible to the opposite sex."

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