In line with the agreement inked on April 9, Jiangsu will support NPU to construct its research institute in Yangtze River Delta in Taicang to bring in the NPU's quality scientific research and educational resources and give full play to local economic advantages, with an aim to improve the output level of the Research Institute in Yangtze River Delta and create high-level scientific innovation growth poles.
According to the report, the company transported solid waste, including fly ash and carbide slag, to Xigou village-some 2 kilometers from its factory-and dumped it in a 30-meter-deep pit without taking measures to prevent its spread in the environment.
The reform of the medical sector has produced noticeable results. Within a short period of time, China was able to achieve the following: developing the world's largest basic medical insurance network that covers all citizens, providing insurance for patients of serious diseases, enabling patients to receive emergency medical services, and improving medical assistance. All this has provided institutional guarantee that patients have access to medical services. The state has gained effective control over serious infectious diseases, has kept the spread of AIDS at a low level, has achieved the tuberculosis control target of the UN's Millennium Goals ahead of schedule, has reduced the number of schistosome infections to the lowest level in history, and became a polio-free country in 2000. China set up the world's largest online direct reporting system of notifiable epidemics and public health emergencies in 2015, and the average reporting time has been shortened to four hours from five days before the introduction of the system.
The findings include 189 ruins sites, 43 tombs, 15 ancient buildings and 16 places with cultural relics from the modern era. The heritage date back to as early as the Neolithic Period.
According to its strategic plan to build itself into a world-class university, the NPU will build Taicang Campus into an international campus combining talent cultivation, scientific research, community service and cultural inheritance and innovation together.
With a clearer evaluation system, students and teachers can assess learning results more precisely and efficiently, Xiong said.
The waste has the potential to affect air quality if dispersed by wind, or to contaminate water resources if washed away by rain. Some residents' homes stand less than 100 meters from the pit, the report said.
The project has expanded the academic scope of ecological science, created invaluable data for more accurate environment evaluation and bolstered China's influence in negotiating climate-related topics on the world stage, he said.