首页  | 新闻播报

每日新闻播报(Nov 9)

中国日报网 2021-11-09 16:00


>Shenzhou XIII taikonauts complete 1st spacewalk


Taikonauts Zhai Zhigang and Wang Yaping have completed their extravehicular activities (EVAs) and returned to the space station core module Tianhe, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said on early hours of Monday.



The event was the third extravehicular mission conducted during the construction of the country's space station and the first by the Shenzhou XIII crew. It also marks the first EVAs in Chinese space history involving a female taikonaut, said the agency, which has declared Monday's EVAs a complete success.



The pair returned to the core module at 1:16 am (Beijing time) after 6.5 hours of extravehicular activities. The mission further tested the functions of the China-developed new-generation extravehicular spacesuits, the coordination between the taikonauts and the mechanical arm, and the reliability and safety of supporting equipment related to the EVAs, the CMSA noted. China launched the Shenzhou XIII spaceship on Oct 16, sending three taikonauts on a six-month mission to construct its space station.


>Circular issued to prevent and control pollution


Chinese authorities have issued a circular on further promoting the nationwide battle to prevent and control pollution, while strengthening ecological protection.



By 2025, carbon dioxide emissions per unit of the country's GDP will be reduced by 18% from the level in 2020, according to the circular jointly released by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council.



In cities at or above the prefectural level, the intensity of PM 2.5 will be decreased by 10%, the proportion of days with good air quality will reach 87.5%, while the proportion of surface water with relatively good quality (at or above Grade III) should be above 85% during the period. 


By 2035, a green way of life and production will have been formed, carbon emissions will stabilize and decline after reaching a peak, and the country's ecological environment will see fundamental improvement, said the circular.



>Heavy snow hits northern China


This winter's first massive snowstorms began hitting North and Northeast China on Saturday, freezing roads, closing highways and leading to the suspension of trains and other forms of public transportation.



A cold wave from western Siberia in Russia caused the blizzards that led to plummeting temperatures across the country, China's National Meteorological Center said. Since Saturday, China has seen temperature drops between 8 C and 17 C nationwide.



A video showed about 1 meter of heavy snow blocking a door of a herdsman's house in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, on Saturday. This year's first snow in Beijing arrived on Sunday, 27 days earlier than the average date between 1991 and 2020.



>Biden approval rating drops


US President Biden’s approval rating continued to sink in a new poll released on Sunday. The poll was conducted by USA Today and Suffolk University between Wednesday and Friday of last week, just before Democrats passed an infrastructure bill and advanced a social spending package.



It found that Biden’s approval rating has fallen to 38% after it had been hovering in the low 40s in recent polls. The latest USA Today-Suffolk University poll found that 46% of those surveyed believe Biden is doing a worse job as president than expected, including 16% who supported him at the ballot box last year.



Forty-four percent of independents said he is performing worse, not better, than they had expected. That disapproval is already shaping up to have an impact on Biden’s chances at reelection in 2024. According to the poll, 64% of respondents said they do not want the president to launch a bid for reelection, including 28% of Democrats.


Find more audio news on the China Daily app.



每日新闻播报(November 8)


每日新闻播报(November 5)


每日新闻播报(November 4)


每日新闻播报(November 3)