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chinadaily.com.cn 2021-01-21 15:25

People visit a shop at the renovated East Nanjing Road Walkway in East China's Shanghai, on Sept 12, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

>Per capita disposable income doubles
China's per capita disposable income reached 32,189 yuan ($4,979) in 2020, more than double the level in 2010, official data showed Tuesday.
The figure represents a 2.1 percent year-on-year increase in real terms after deducting price factors, said Fang Xiaodan, an official with the National Bureau of Statistics.
During the last 10 years, the cumulative growth of per capita disposable income in the country in real terms stood at 100.8 percent, according to Fang.
At the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012, the country vowed to double the average per capita income of urban and rural residents by 2020 from the 2010 level as one of the key components of its goal to build a moderately prosperous society in all respects.

Medical staff wait to collect swab samples from residents for COVID-19 test in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, Oct 14, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

>'14+7+7' health observation
Beijing will extend the health observation period to 28 days for inbound travelers from overseas to avoid the import of COVID-19 cases, according to information released at a press conference held by municipal authorities on Tuesday.
The new "14+7+7" model comprises the 14-day centralized medical quarantine, one week of home isolation or centralized quarantine, and another week of health monitoring.
Inbound individuals through other domestic cities have to wait 21 days before entering the Chinese capital, and seven-day health monitoring is required after their entrance. For those with an inbound period of less than 21 days but are already in Beijing, the "7+7" isolation and health monitoring have to be completed here, local authorities said.
During the seven-day health monitoring, people can follow their normal routines while avoiding gatherings. They are also advised to regularly report their health conditions to local communities.

Ships sail through a section of the Xiling Gorge, one of the Three Gorges along the Yangtze River, in Zigui county of Yichang, Central China's Hubei province, Nov 29, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

>Goals set for wastewater use
The country aims to see a marked improvement in sewage collection efficiency by 2025 as it enhances sewage treatment capabilities in cities and counties to meet increasing demand, according to a guideline, jointly issued on Jan 11 by 10 government bodies, including the National Development and Reform Commission.
By 2025, at least 25 percent of the sewage treated in water-deficient cities should be used as reclaimed water, it said, with the rate set at more than 35 percent for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
By 2035, China expects to establish a wastewater utilization system that is organized, safe, environmentally friendly and economical, it added.
The guideline called for efforts to push forward the recycling of wastewater as resources in key areas, such as urban domestic sewage, industrial wastewater and agricultural and rural sewage treatment.
In 2019, the country discharged 75 billion cubic meters of wastewater in its urban areas, but less than 10 billion cubic meters of reclaimed water was utilized, according to the commission.

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, US, on Jan 20, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]

>Biden's inauguration unprecedented
President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday will look like no inauguration before it in American history.
Biden will take the oath of office in front of a sparse crowd amid a global pandemic and with an unprecedented military mobilization in Washington.
Biden’s team has urged people to stay home, and the 200,000 tickets that would go out in a normal year have been reduced to only about 1,000 members of Congress, past presidents and dignitaries.
There will be 21,000 National Guard soldiers in Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day.
The military has constructed a “Green Zone” around the Capitol where workers have erected fencing with razor wire.
Transportation into Washington has been sharply curtailed.
The National Mall, usually the site of massive gatherings of ordinary Americans making the journey to Washington to celebrate the historic day, will be closed.

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