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nced that when conditions are right, artificial means will be used to make rain.
Chen Lijuan, the chief weather forecaster of the National Climate Center, sai
d rain is on the way to the northeast and will arrive next week. That should alleviate the
drought, but dry conditions will continue to make things worse in Yunnan, she said.
Zhou Wenyi, a 26-year-old from Kunming, Yunnan province, said that the weather is very strange this year.
“The climate of Yunnan is kind of like the southeastern Asian countr
ies, where April and May are the two hottest periods before the rainy season arrives. The hig
hest temperature in Yunnan’s summer period usually is around 21 to 22 C,” she said.
measures for inbound pets are still necessary to eliminate publi
c health security risks, as pets are potentially hosts of many pathogens.
Li Xin, a publicity officer at the administration, said despite simp
lified quarantine procedures, health risks are under control as the new regulation has de
tailed stipulations on the circumstances under which pets can enter immediately.
He Qi in Shanghai contributed to this story.
Since childhood, Dong Yichao dreamed of learning to fly and getting a
private pilot’s license, and he has gone to great lengths to realize his ambition.
Dong, 31, a civil servant in Huaiyu, a village in Yushan county, Jiangxi prov
ince, has spent nearly all his savings of 250,000 yuan ($37,212) on flying lessons and training.
ai, by following strategies of differentiated competition, and to further tap the huge demand emerged from
potential markets,” said Zhang Wu’an, vice-president and spokesman for Spring Airlines.
“For domestic flights, the newly added flight times at first-tier airports were quite scarce
last year, and the scale expansion of second-tier airports was slowing down. Facing the bottlenecks of capa
city increase, we need to build a more diverse and tridimensional flight network and hub structure,” he said.
In the meantime, Shandong province in East China will spend 430 million yuan ($64 million) this ye
ar to support the infrastructure building and service improvement of its airports in Jinan, Do
ngying, Yantai, Weifang, Jining, Weihai, Linyi and Rizhao, according to Shandong Province Finance Bureau.
Particularly, the local government said it will spend 4.8 million yuan to subsidize small and medium-sized airports – with a
nnual passenger throughput of less than 2 million – to alleviate their operational and financial pressures.