>Made-in-China Tesla vehicles
US electric carmaker Tesla officially delivered the first batch of 10 made-in-China Model 3 sedans to the public Tuesday afternoon, one year after the company broke ground on its first overseas plant.
The Shanghai plant started trial production in late October and is now producing 3,000 vehicles a week.
Fifteen Tesla employees had received their vehicles in late December last year.
The company also announced on Tuesday the launch of a project to manufacture Model Y vehicles in its Shanghai gigafactory.
Tesla China's website shows that the Model Y could be produced as early as 2021.
Last week Tesla cut the starting price for its China-made Model 3 sedans by 16% to 299,050 yuan after making it into the list of electric carmakers eligible for government subsidies.
Prices of other models available in the Chinese market have been cut as well.
>Iran attacks US airbases
Iran fired rockets at two air bases in Iraq that host American troops early Wednesday, hours after the funeral for an Iranian commander killed in a US drone strike.
"The brave soldiers of IRGC's aerospace unit have launched a successful attack with tens of ballistic missiles on Al-Assad military base in the name of martyr General Qassem Soleimani," the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said in a statement.
The Pentagon released a statement confirming the attacks on the Al-Assad air base in Anbar province and also on the Erbil base in northern Iraq.
White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that the president "has been briefed and is monitoring the situation closely and consulting with his national security team".
>Golden Globes going vegan
The Golden Globes is attempting to become Hollywood's first sustainable awards show, featuring a reusable red carpet, paper drinking straws and a plant-based menu.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organizes the event, said it wanted to highlight the climate crisis.
The awards show on Sunday served a plant-based meal including chilled golden beet soup with locally grown chervil and amaranth, a main course of king oyster mushrooms cooked and presented to resemble scallops, with wild-mushroom risotto, roasted baby purple and green brussels sprouts, carrots and pea tendrils.
"The climate crisis is surrounding us and we were thinking about the new year and the new decade. So we started talking between us about what we can do to send a signal," said HFPA president Lorenzo Soria. "We don't think we'll change the world with one meal, but we decided to take small steps to bring awareness. The food we eat, the way it is processed and grown and disposed of, all of that contributes to the climate crisis."
>Monthly wage hits 8,829 yuan
The average monthly wage in 38 major cities of China hit 8,829 yuan in the winter season of 2019, according to a talent supply report by Zhaopin.com, a major online recruitment platform in China. Compared with that of last season, the monthly salary had risen 1.5% in absolute value, and increased 9.1% from a year earlier.
The 8,000-yuan-and-above category still remained the largest in terms of number of posts, accounting for 38.7%, followed by 4,001-6,000 yuan for 28.1%, 6,001-8,000 yuan for 22.8%, 2,001-4,000 yuan for 9.8%, and below-2,000 yuan for 0.6%.
As per the report, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen claimed the top three spots, with average monthly salaries of 11,521 yuan, 10,967 yuan, and 10,477 yuan, respectively.
And Shenyang saw the lowest wage of 6,939 yuan.
The report shows employees in the internet game sector gained 11,979 yuan, the highest average monthly salary among the 51 included sectors in the winter season of 2019.
The trust/assurance/auction/pawn section ranked second with an average salary of 11,924 yuan.
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