Figuratively speaking

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/24 5:03:42

11,000 - the expected area of the reclaimed and newly increased wetland in Beijing in hectares during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20). The city will carry out the classification, grading, management and control of the wetland and increase the protection ratio to 60 percent. Beijing will also build the preliminary network system for the wetland. According to the Beijing Gardening and Greening Bureau, the total area of wetland in Beijing has reached 51,400 hectares or 3.13 percent of the city's total land area.

100 - the top speed of the new maglev subway dubbed Line S1 in kilometers per hour. Line S1 is also the first medium to low-speed maglev subway train line with independent intellectual property rights. In day-to-day operation, the speed of Line S1 can reach up to 80 kilometers per hour while the average speed of a regular subway is 30-50 kilometers per hour. The maglev line can also connect with subway lines 1 and 6, using the same metro platform.

83.4 - the life expectancy of a Beijinger according to the outline of the Healthy Beijing 2030 Plan. The health literacy level of residents is 45 percent. The program aims to improve the city's healthcare service and establish a comprehensive classification system for diagnosis and treatment. Beijing, Tianjing and Hebei Province are collaborating to build an integrated disease prevention and control platform. Beijing expects to complete the establishment of a modern healthcare system that matches up to international standards by 2030.

4 - the number of months in which construction work in six districts will cease operation during the government's "heating season," which runs from November 15, 2017, to March 15, 2018. According to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, during this year's heating season, all types of construction and building relocations, including road and hydraulic engineering, must shut down to promote cleaner, more breathable air in the winter.


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