Antwort schreiben 
  • 0 Bewertungen - 0 im Durchschnitt
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
People of Miao ethnic group celebrate
12-10-2018, 02:43 AM
Beitrag #1
People of Miao ethnic group celebrate
CHONGQING, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Liu Gujun might have been a millionaire, had he not in 2003 dissolved his successful ferry company to collect trash on the Yangtze River.

That year, the Three Gorges Dam reservoir, located on the upper middle-reaches of the Yangtze, began storing water. As the water rose, mountains of trash and other debris found their way into the river. The garbage was so thick in some places that people could walk across it.

The garbage threatened to disrupt the flow of water and block water traffic from Liu's hometown in Wanzhou District in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.

The seasoned captain volunteered to clean up the trash. "I was obliged to do so: I grew up in a river town, fed by the Yangtze," said Liu.

Liu's father was a fisherman, as were many in his extended family.

Liu himself, a bachelor of engineering from Chongqing University, was then managing two ferries that carried hundreds of sightseers along the Yangtze every day.

Backed by the local government, Liu gathered some 20 men and 10 boats, including his family's two ferries and two fishing boats, to clear the trash from the Yangtze.

He was one of 500 cleaners on the Yangtze in Chongqing Municipality.

"I knew it was impossible to make big money, but as we would be on the government payroll we would enjoy a decent reimbursement package," said Liu.

That government support, however, was not in place in the first three years of the cleaning campaign. To retain his team, Liu had to pay their wages, which totaled more than 200,000 yuan (30,440 U.S. dollars), out of his own pocket.

"I scraped together all my savings," said Liu. "I even used my son's New Year's gift money."

The job was tiring and tedious. Each day, Liu and his colleagues spent at least eight hours casting nets hundreds of times a day.

Summer is their busiest season, when torrential rains bring large quantities of waste into the river. Temperatures are very high and almost every boatman has suffered sunstroke.

Starting in 2006, wages were paid on time, but the meager amount was anything but attractive. Liu still only makes around 2,000 yuan a month and his wife, who cooks three meals a day for the entire team, earns 1,000 yuan.

A seasoned captain like Liu can earn at least 7,000 yuan a month.

At 50, Liu's receding hairline, weathered brow and tanned skin give insight into his hardships.

"My own hardship is nothing compared with my son's losses," said Liu. During the child's teenage years, Liu had no time to care for him and they barely talked.

Liu Jinyang, 24, remembers these years bitterly. "Other kids used to laugh at me and call me names, saying I was a worthless trashman's son."

In an outburst of rage, he beat up one of his tormentors and was questioned by the police, a disgrace that haunted him for years.

When other children enjoyed their summer vacation, Jinyang was asked to help onboard his father's boat. "My father said I could think of it as a sightseeing tour."

After graduating from college, he secured a driver's job, earning 3,000 yuan a month. The income is below average in Chongqing, but equivalent to his parents' wages put together.

Jinyang said he loved his father, but refused to follow in his footsteps. "My father is doing a great job, but he has had to sacrifice too much."

At his father's request, Jinyang trained as a captain and holds a license, as is the family's tradition.

Liu sometimes worries about lack of people to take over his job. He is relieved to see the Yangtze becoming cleaner, thanks to the concerted efforts from all the cleaners and improved public awareness of the water environment.

In February, China announced a plan to improve the Yangtze's water quality as part of wider measures to balance economic activity and environmental protection.

In the years leading up to 2020, local authorities will work to ensure that more than 75 percent of the water in the Yangtze economic belt meets at least Level III standard, according to the National Development and Reform Commission, the top economic planning agency.

China classifies water quality into six levels, from level I, which is suitable for drinking after minimal treatment, to level VI, for water that is severely contaminated.

A working staff member (1st L) introduces food detection equipment to children at the lab of local food and drug test center in Changxing County Nike Vapormax Flyknit , east China's Zhejiang Province, July 13 Nike Vapormax , 2017. A group of pupils visited the test center here Thursday, a key activity of Changxing's food safety publicity week. (XinhuaXu Yu)?

China's Liaoning aircraft carrier leaves Hong Kong after five-day visit

Amazing scenery of Hukou Waterfall of Yellow River

One-month-old hippo cub meets with public in E China's Shandong

People of Miao ethnic group celebrate rain praying festival in SW China's Guizhou

Sea of flowers attract visitors in NE China's Harbin

Number of Tibetan antelopes rises to over 200 Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit Navy ,000 at Changtang in Tibet

Blooming cole flowers attract tourists in NW China's Xinjiang

China's Qinghai Hoh Xil enters world heritage list as natural site


THE HAGUE, the Netherlands Nike Air Vapormax Navy , July 15 (Xinhua) -- The purchase of Dutch football club ADO Den Haag by China's United Vansen Sports company got green light from the municipality of The Hague on Tuesday.

Three weeks ago the Stadium Development Foundation (SSO), a major shareholder of ADO Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit Gold , announced an agreement in principle on the acquisition of shares in ADO Den Haag by the Chinese party.

However, the municipality had to approve the deal because it has a priority share.

This so-called golden share was obtained by the municipality in 2008 after it saved ADO from bankruptcy.

Research by the municipality on the background. Wholesale Jerseys Jerseys From China Jerseys Free Shipping NHL Jerseys Wholsale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys Wholesale Replica Jerseys China Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale
Alle Beiträge dieses Benutzers finden
Diese Nachricht in einer Antwort zitieren
Antwort schreiben 

Gehe zu:

Benutzer, die gerade dieses Thema anschauen: 1 Gast/Gäste

Kontakt | | Nach oben | Zum Inhalt | Archiv-Modus | RSS-Synchronisation