The Nanjing government has released information regarding massive reforms to how healthcare information is stored.
- Written by Frank Hossack
After six weeks of mining operations near the Pearl River estuary in the South China Sea, according to Xinhua News, China has now extracted approximately 235,000 cubic metres of the combustible ice.
Surgeons at the Jiangsu People’s Hospital in Nanjing have successfully performed a lung operation while using mixed reality (MR) technology, which is said to be the first of its kind in the world.
This past weekend saw the opening of a brand new cable car service to the top of Nanjing’s Purple Mountain, replacing the chair lift service that dated back to 1993.
On 19 January 2016, Mr. Hu Jiabing of Fengxin county, Jiangxi province, deliberately drove his car into school children who were on their way to school, subsequently killing four people and injuring 18 others.
Following reports emerging in media all over the world over the past two days claiming China was to put an end to VPN use once and for all, the State has taken the surprising move of issuing a quick rebuttal.
A group of media staff from all over the country visited Yaoxi Lotus Pond in Guangchang of Jiangxi province, on the early morning of July 11. The giant lotus pond, occupying an area of 10,000 mu (about 667 hectares), broke the Guinness World Records for the largest lotus pond in 2016.
At some point in the not so distant future, Nanjing’s metro line 5 will need to be in place under Shanghai Lu. Such a prospect has speculation running rife among those who live and work along this essential and much beloved city communication corridor.
Video surveillance of a Xuanwu lake shop revealed yesterday that it had been burgled the night before.
A 46-year-old lady, Wang Yuling, from Nanjing, drowned on 27 June in Pattaya, Thailand, while attempting to save the life of a little Chinese girl. At the hotel where Wang was staying, she saw a little girl struggling to swim in the pool. Laden with her bag and camera, Wang jumped into the pool.
Surveillance footage shows both the child and Wang struggling to keep their heads above the water for quite some time. The child eventually manages to reach the edge of the pool using her own strength and climbs out. Wang, however, fails to surface.
By the time Wang was pulled from the water and given CPR, she was unconscious, but still with a pulse. She was taken to a public hospital, then transferred to a private hospital, passing away afterward.
Wang’s husband, who rushed to Thailand upon hearing the news, blames the hotel for his wife’s death. Admitting his wife could not swim well and that she probably had too many things on her person when she jumped in, he stated that the hotel should have had a lifeguard on duty and that it took too long for staff to rescue her from the pool.
Organisers of the tour of which the young girl and Wang were a part of have said discussions for compensation will begin later. Officials in Wang’s home of Lishui, Nanjing, have said they plan to posthumously award Wang for her bravery.
This tragedy comes just 10 days after Nanjing’s China Pharmaceutical University student Deng Mengjia also drowned in the university pool. Deng had just finished a swimming test and was told to get out of the pool. Spokespeople for the university have said that other students had taken their attention away from her after they had told the student to leave the pool.
However, Weibo posts pointed fingers at the teachers demanding to know “how they could have let the student die in water that was only 1.4 meters deep”. It is said Deng was taken from the pool, given CPR and taken to the university hospital, where she later died on 17 June. Incredulously, a total of seven teachers and two lifeguards had been present at the time Deng drowned.
A study conducted by the University of Washington has revealed that drowning is the second-biggest killer of youths in China. While swimming instruction is becoming a popular extra curricular activity in Nanjing, naivety towards the dangers of water is still very prevalent among Chinese travellers.
Nanjing stands a chance of receiving its eighth metro line by the end of this year.
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