A constant temperature of 27 degrees, a water bowl that never freezes, a comfy mat, and no dogs allowed.
the amenities for felines in a neighborhood in Beijing’s Sh unyi district, where stray cats can loll around contentedly all winter, nibbling food and sipp
safe from the weather and provided with love through an artificial intelligence platform. It is purrfection. Wan Xi, an engineer at Baidu Brain－the open AI platform of Baidu－had the idea of build
ing a smart
shelter for strays when he found a kitten huddled on his car tire in the winter of 2017. Winter is rough for stray animals, as they require extra calories to stay warm. Only around 40 perc
ent of stray cats find enough food and shelter to make it through the harsh temperatures.
volunteers offer water, food and even heating pads to stray animals, Beijing’s freezin g winters can turn a bowl of water into ice before a cat can drink. Many stray cats don’t live more than two ye
ars. Those that are not neutered or spayed face more health problems and spawn more homeless cats.
dual responsibility of offering suggestions and building consensus, and shoulder its political responsibilities of impleme
nting the CPC Central Committee’s decisions and plans, of meeting its require
ments for CPPCC wo、 rk, and of pooling the wisdom and strength of all Chinese people, at home and overseas, for national rejuvenation, it says.
ang Yang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Commu
nist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and cha irman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), presides over the closing meet
ing of the second session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee at the Great Hall of th
e People in Beijing, March 13, 2019. Basketball legend Yao Ming has always voiced his support for physical education during the two sessions.
This year is no exception. Utilizing his position
as a member of the Chinese People’s Polit ical Consultative Conference’s National Committee, Yao called for more cross-departmental coope
ration and better coaching to further expand a school basketball program launched last year.
The program is meant not just to deepen the sport’s talent p
ool but, more importantly, to teach students life lessons that classroom study cannot.
plant business owner Lee Won-jeong in 2017 bought the site from Kim, but kept him on as manager. Lee is based in Busan, in the south of the country, and claims he was unaware of the problems at the site.
Lee says that after the sale, Kim deposited
more than 80 times the amount of g arbage permitted at the site, including household waste, construction materials, and discarded polymer.
The manager of the site had a permit to dump 2,0
00 tons of waste, the site holds more than 80 times that now. As the trash mountain decomposed, gas built up under the surface. In December last year, fires began to appear.
Lee says that when he learned of Kim’s misco
nduct he fired him. Kim has since disappeared and CNN was unable to reach him for comment. Kwon Hyun-soo, the Uiseong county environmental supervisor, says local authorities ar
e using their own resources to tackle the trash but the
flaming mountain is too big for them to resolve. ”The waste is mostly from outside of our region. It’s too much for us to take care of the issue at the local level,” says Kwon.
back to whoever sent you here,” she says, citing that the deal doesn’t have a
single Republican in favor of the proposal and “the k
ey to good legislation is to tailor something that you write so that it can pass,
and you can get a step ahead.” When a girl urges her to vote yes anyway, Feinstein replies, “I may do that … but it’s not a good resolution.”
In a statement Friday night about the confrontati
on, Feinstein said she “always welcomes the oppo rtunity to hear from Californians who feel passionately about this issue and it remains a top priority of mine.”
”Unfortunately, it was a brief meeting but I want the children to know they were heard loud and clear. I have been and rem
itted to doing everything I can to enact real, meaningful climate change legislation,” Feinstein said. ”We had a spirited discussion and I presented the group with my draft resolution
that provides specific responses to the climate change crisis, which I plan to introduce soon.”
ersation at times grew heated, especially when Feinstein dismissed the group’s request due to their tone and their youth.