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chinadaily.com.cn 2022-07-21 16:35


> Chinese netizens spend 28.5 hours online per week

A staff member helps senior citizens pay the hospital bills via mobile phone at Beijing Tiantan Hospital under the Capital Medical University in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 9, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]


Last year, China had 1.03 billion netizens, with an internet penetration rate of 73 percent, while the proportion of mobile internet users reached 99.7 percent. People spent an average of 28.5 hours on the internet every week.

Last year, 57.6 percent of the rural population had access to the internet, while 43.2 percent of people age 60 and older used the internet.

The platform economy is developing rapidly, covering daily activities such as travel, dining and accommodations. The number of people using the internet to order food deliveries, hail rides and book travel services has risen in recent years.

Last year, the proportion of people who used the internet for work purposes and medical services rose 35.7 percent and 38.7 percent, respectively, year-on-year, due to Covid-19.


> Extreme heat sears parts of Europe

A man uses a small fan to cool off while waiting for a train at Liverpool Street Station in London on Tuesday. The United Kingdom is languishing in extremely hot weather, with temperatures in London reaching 40.2 C, the highest on record, according to Met Office figures. [Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/EPA]


Extreme heat has engulfed parts of Western Europe, with wildfires raging in France and Spain, a worsening drought in Portugal, and the third-hottest day on record in the UK on Monday.

Fire has spread across 27,000 acres in the Gironde region of southwest France, forcing 32,000 people to evacuate, the local prefecture said Monday night.

The nearby town of Cazaux recorded 42.4 degrees Celsius (108.3 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, the hottest since its weather station first opened more than 100 years ago, in 1921, according to French national meteorological service Météo France.
根据法国国家气象局Météo France的数据,附近的卡索镇周一的气温记录为42.4摄氏度(108.3华氏度),这是自100多年前1921年该气象站首次启用以来的最高温度。

In Spain, wildfires swept the central region of Castile and Léon, as well as the northern region of Galicia on Sunday, Reuters reported.

Fire also forced the state railway company to suspend service between Madrid and Galicia.


> Japanese figure skater Hanyu Yuzuru retires from competing

Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu enjoys a strong fan base in China. [Photo/Agencies]


Japan's two-time Olympic figure skating champion Hanyu Yuzuru announced that he would retire from competitions and turn professional, at a press conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.

He completed a "Super Slam" in 2020 after finishing first at the Four Continents Championships, before which he had collected the Junior Worlds and Junior Grand Prix Final titles in 2010, two Olympic gold medals at Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018, two World titles in 2014 and 2017, and a straight sweep of four titles at the Grand Prix Finals, from 2013 to 2016.
他在2020年完成了 "超级全满贯",在这之前,他在2010年收获了世界青少年花样滑冰锦标赛和青少年大奖赛总决赛的冠军,在2014年索契冬奥会和2018年平昌奥运会获得的两枚奥运金牌,2014年和2017年的分别获得世锦赛冠军,并在2013年至2016年期间连续获得四届大奖赛决赛冠军。

In addition, he is a six-time champion at the Japanese nationals.

The quad axel will remain on his checklist when he turns professional, Hanyu said at the press conference.


> Biden approval rating falls to 36%, matching record low



US President Joe Biden's approval rating fell by three points to 36 percent this week, tying the lowest rating of his 19 months in the White House, as inflation takes a toll on American life, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll completed on Tuesday.

Biden's approval rating has been below 50 percent since August 2021, and has hovered around its record-low since first hitting it in May, raising alarms that his Democratic Party is on track to lose control of at least one chamber of Congress in the Nov 8 midterm elections.


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