Saturday, November 28

From The Web

  • Chengdu city approves any kind of construction work in residential areas
    A homeowner in Chengdu caused a safety scare after he dismantled the walls between six adjacent flats that he owned to make them into a single loft-style apartment.

    A neigbhour complained to the Chengdu Economic Daily in Sichuan province that she saw window panes falling out of the building and went upstairs to investigate, only to find the walls between three adjoining flats already removed.
  • Uber launches a carpooling service for commuting drivers in Chengdu
    Uber has launched UberCommute, a new carpooling service in Chengdu, China, that pairs drivers commuting through the city with passengers going the same way — enabling them to split the cost of their daily ride.

    Once a driver points their Uber app to their destination, it shows them ride requests from users who are headed in the same direction, along with the estimated payment from each passenger.
  • Nearly 500 punished for Sichuan electoral fraud
    Yang Jianhua, former Party chief of Yilong County, was elected as a standing member of the CPC Nanchong municipal committee after using 800,000 yuan of public funds to bribe potential municipal committee members. He paid some of the bribes himself and had subordinates pay other, according to the provincial committee.

  • Korean Culture Festival Planned For Early October In Chengdu - PSY is coming
    The festival was originally to be held in June but was postponed due to the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that struck South Korea earlier this year.
    "We have been preparing for the Korean-Chinese festival for over a year. There were some hardships due to the delay of the festival. But it is still receiving rave reviews, being the first Korean Wave festival in China," said Hwang Dong Sub, head of the agency.
  • China to build high altitude observatory to monitor cosmic rays for 1 billion Yuan in Garze
    "With an acute gamma ray detector, it is the world's second most expensive cosmic ray observatory, after the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica," said Cao Zhen.
    The observatory will be able to cover an area of one million square meters, detecting rays whose energy range from one billion trillion to 10,000 billion trillion volts.

    (10,000 billion trillion seems like much)