每日新闻播报(September 14)

Aerial photo taken on Aug 14, 2021 shows the scenery of Baiyangdian Lake in North China's Hebei province. [Photo/Xinhua]


>Deepening reform of eco-compensation mechanism

China has released a guideline on deepening the reform of the country's ecological compensation mechanism. The guideline, jointly released by the general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, details measures for the country to realize long-term ecological compensation goals set for 2025 and 2035.

By 2025, an ecological compensation mechanism that is aligned with economic and social development should be basically built up.

The classified compensation system targets ecological elements such as rivers, natural forests and wetlands, and the comprehensive compensation system that features fiscal support will be improved.

In the meantime, a market-oriented and diversified compensation pattern will be formed with all society more actively participating in ecological protection.

By 2035, the country will form an ecological compensation mechanism that meets the requirements of ecological civilization in the new era, according to the document.


Community staff move a flower pot indoor in Shanghai as the city braces for heavy rains and strong winds due to Typhoon Chanthu, on Sept 13, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]


>Classes suspended as typhoon approaches

China's national observatory on Sunday continued its orange alert for Typhoon Chanthu, the 14th typhoon of the year, which is expected to make landfall in or pass East China's Zhejiang province during the daytime on Monday.

Zhejiang province has upgraded its emergency response to the highest level and issued a red alert - also the highest level - for geological disasters.

Education authorities in the cities of Ningbo, Zhoushan and Taizhou have ordered suspension of classes in kindergartens, primary and high schools, and off-campus training institutions.

The airport in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, will cancel all outbound flights from 11 am Monday.

In Shanghai, local authorities have ordered suspension of classes in kindergartens, and primary and high schools on Monday afternoon and Tuesday as the city braces for heavy rains and strong winds. Authorities in Shanghai also have ordered the closure of parks, amusement facilities and other outdoor tourist sites on Monday and Tuesday.


Investors check share prices at a securities firm in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. [Photo by Xing Qu/For China Daily]


>New third board hits nearly ¥120B turnover

This year's cumulative turnover of China's main over-the-counter equity market has reached 118.9 billion yuan as of Friday.

The National Equities Exchange and Quotations, also known as the "new third board," registered a turnover of 17.83 billion yuan in the transaction week spanning Sept 6 to 10, up 120 percent over the previous week.

As of Friday, there are 7,281 companies on the board.

Launched in 2013, the board aims to offer small and medium-sized enterprises a new financing channel with low costs and simple listing procedures.




>Singapore listed as the most fatigued country

According to research by UK bed manufacturer Sleepseeker, Singapore leads in the overall fatigue score at 7.2 out of 10, with Mexico and Brazil in second and third place at 7.01 and 6.28 points, respectively.

However, Singapore reigns second in the number of hours worked per year at 2,238 hours compared to Mexico's 2,255 hours.

Other nations included in the top 10 are the United States (5.57), Japan, (5.32), United Kingdom (4.82), New Zealand (4.74), Australia (4.72), China (4.59), and then Canada (4.39).


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