Some 21 schools closed this morning in Harbin City due to an "off the chart" amount of fog and haze blanketing the city, with visibility less than 50 meters in certain urban areas.
The PM2.5 Air Quality Index reached up to 500, reports say, a level that is considered "seriously polluted".
Conversations with students
Me: So, Owen, what did you do yesterday?
Me: What's his name?
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Wuzhishan Yahu Terrace Photo Exhibit opens at Haikou Qilou Old Street
Source: Hainan Daily 2013-08-05
“There's nothing more beautiful than Wuzhishan's Yahu Terraces”, “These are Wuzhishan's most beautiful fields,” …. many of the phtographers at Wuzhishan's Yahu Terraces couldn't stop remarking. On August 3rd, 150 photos of Yahu Terraces were put on display at Haikou's Qilou old street, Zhongshan Road, providing a visual feast for Haikou residents.
The display is divided into 5 sections: The Sound of Spring, Brightness of Summer, Charm of Autumn, People of the Terraces, and Photographers and the Terraces; with a total of 150 pieces on display. Included in the exhibition are works by professional Hainan photographers, as well as works by photography enthusiasts. The works on display show the mysterious and magnificence of the Yahu Terraces, the diverse ethnic customs of the people who live there, the long established traditions of the area, the active life of the residents, as well as records the results of the construction of Wuzhishan's beautiful villages.
The Yahu Terraces are located about 4 kilometers outside Wuzhishan City, and cover an area of about 75 hectares. Shaped like the fingerprints of the five-fingered mountain, the beauty of the terraces' curves and whorls is not to be missed.
This exhibit is jointly hosted by the Wushishan Information Department, the Wuzhishan City Literary Association, the Hainan Provice Photography Association, and Haikou City Photography Association.
The exhibit will be open until August 11th.
Translated by Nicki Johnson of Visit Hainan from
Under Art.129, China's people's procuratorates are "State organs for legal supervision". To define the task, functions and organizations of the people's procuratorates, the Standing Committee of the sixth NPC adopted at its second session on Sep.2, 1983 the Organic Law of the People's Procuratorates.
Art.5 of the Organic Law states the functions and powers of the people's procuratorates at all levels as the following:
According to the constitution, within the judicial branch, the higher level courts supervise the work of the lower courts and the courts at various levels are responsible to the respective people's congresses that created them. But within the structure of the procuratorate, the higher level procuratorates direct the work of those at lower levels. The procuratorial organs at lower level are responsible to both the corresponding people's congresses that created them and the people's procuratorates at higher levels. We will examine the structure of the courts that are the most important in terms of settling legal disputes.
The Supreme People's Procuratorate is set up at central level. The local people's procuratorates are divided into three levels and include people's procuratorates of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government; branches of the people's procuratorates in prefectures and cities directly under the provincial governments; and people's procuratorates of counties, cities, autonomous counties and municipal districts.
Procuratorial committees are created inside the people's procuratorates at different level. According to Article 3 of the Organic Law, "[t]he procuratorial committee shall apply the system of democratic centralism and, under the direction of the chief procurator, hold discussions and make decisions on important cases and other major issues."
People's procuratorates at levels shall have a chief procurator, a number of deputy chief procurators and procurators. The chief procurators exercise unified leadership over the work of the procuratorates. The term of office of the chief procurators shall be the same as that of the people's congresses at corresponding levels.
Interesting! As we like to say about life in China, every day is an adventure and every day we learn something new. 8.5 years in, and we just get deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole but there is still always something new. Seems like we'd better keep in touch with our friend Lily, sounds like that girl is going places!