Shenzhou-13 taikonauts complete first extravehicular mission
Taikonauts Zhai Zhigang and Wang Yaping have completed their extravehicular activities (EVAs) and returned to the space station core module Tianhe, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said on early hours of Monday.
The event was the third extravehicular mission conducted during the construction of the country's space station and the first by the Shenzhou-13 crew. It also marks the first EVAs in Chinese space history involving a female taikonaut, said the agency, which has declared Monday's EVAs a complete success.
The pair returned to the core module at 1:16 a.m. (Beijing Time) after 6.5 hours of extravehicular activities. They completed a series of extravehicular tasks.
The mission further tested the functions of the China-developed new-generation extravehicular spacesuits, the coordination between the taikonauts and the mechanical arm, and the reliability and safety of supporting equipment related to the EVAs, the CMSA noted.
热词 02 “双十一”购物节 Singles' Day shopping festival
Singles' Day shopping festival
▲ 11月11日，在中国邮政集团有限公司河南省郑州邮区中心，工作人员在转移快递包裹。新华社记者 张浩然 摄（图源：新华网）
This year marks the largest Singles' Day shopping festival on Tmall, with a record 290,000 brands participating and more than 14 million types of commodities offering discounts, according to the company.
From Nov. 1 to 12:45 a.m. Thursday, sales of 411 small and medium brands with turnover exceeding 1 million yuan (about 156,000 U.S. dollars) during last year's event on Tmall, surpassed the 10-million yuan threshold.
The number of brands that saw a turnover of more than 100 million yuan on Tmall reached 382 during the period, including Huawei, Apple and Chinese sportswear brand Erke.
Between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2:09 p.m. Thursday, the total value of orders on JD.com, another Chinese e-commerce giant, hit a new record of over 311.4 billion yuan.
热词 03 学生抑郁症筛查 Students to be screened for depression
Students to be screened for depression
China will include screening for depression in student health checks amid efforts to prevent the mental disorder among teenagers, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Ministry of Education.
The statement was released in response to a proposal on preventing depression among teenage students put forth by the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, China's top political advisory body, during its fourth session from March 4 to 10 this year.
A record of students' mental health will also be kept so as to track their health status on a regular basis and offer timely interventions if they show signs of mental conditions, said the statement, noting that a system for the prevention of the illness will be put in place.
热词 04 通辽雪灾 heavy snowstorm in Tongliao
heavy snowstorm in Tongliao
One person died and another 5,609 people were affected during the heavy snowstorm in Tongliao, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China Central Television (CCTV) reported late Monday.
The snowstorm, which started Friday, has affected eight counties in Tongliao, leading to about 35 million yuan ($5.5 million) in economic losses, CCTV said.
According to media reports, authorities in Tongliao issued a red alert for snowstorms for a continuous three days as of Sunday, and initiated a major meteorological disaster (blizzard gale) level II emergency response.
Many cities in northern China have suspended classes, roads and airports amid harsh snowstorms as a severe cold wave hit many parts of the country over the weekend with heavy snowfalls and plunging temperatures.