China week in pictures | May 8-14, 2021
A weekly picture selection of other news, events or sights in China...
𝟭. May 13 – The Anhui Chinese Alligator reserve released 51 Yangtze alligators (or Chinese alligators) in the wild with another 479 planned to be set free at different release points. The nature reserve has begun reintroducing the endangered reptiles into the wild since 2003, and as of 2020, a total of 508 have been released in 16 batches.
𝟮. May 11 - First ice surface laid in the new National Speed Skating Oval, locally known as the "Ice Ribbon", in Beijing as preparation for next year’s Winter Olympics.
𝟯. May 11 - Children in primary and secondary schools practice emergency plans and evacuation drills and create awareness of prevention and mitigation of disasters ahead of the National Disaster Prevention and Reduction Day which fell on May 12.
𝟰. May 14 – China's smart manufacturing plant for satellites has started formal operation in Wuhan, Hubei province with an annual production capacity of about 240 ‘small’ satellites (appr. 1MT).
𝟱. May 12 – International Nurses Day. Nurses take care of newborn babies at a hospital in Zunyi, southwest China's Guizhou Province, May 12, 2021. China had more than 4.7 million registered nurses by the end of 2020.
𝟲. May 11 - Students greening Haidan district, Beijing district with a planting day, organised by the local district authorities.
Picture courtesy : various news sites or own photography