According to the report, the company in Hongtong county, Linfen city, dumped coal ash and slag into a 30-meter-deep pit the size of two football fields. The pit has no barriers underneath as mandated by environmental authorities. The company is also suspected of illegally discharging waste water.
More choices are accessible on the roads. Its 653-kilometer high-speed railway around the island, the first such railway to circle a tropical island, opened in late 2015. It links 12 cities and counties along the coastlines, helping people to reach every corner on the island within two hours.
Construction of a sea-view tourism road circling the island is under way to help people see the waves from their own cars. More high-speed roads will help link every city and county in the central areas in the near future.
Shijin village in Baoting Li autonomous county on the island's eastern side, has developed rural tourism by tapping the spectacular views of its lush green mountains, as well as the colorful culture of Li ethnic people, the original residents of Hainan. The village's efforts have raised per capita income from 2,000 yuan about 10 years ago to more than 13,000 yuan.
Earlier on April 2, Luo Linquan, consul general at the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, traveled to UC-Davis to present the Belt and Road Initiative to faculty, staff and students at the invitation of the university's global affairs office.
In sum, policymakers in some Western countries should pull their heads out of the sand to find better answers to their long-standing socio-economic problems and stay open-minded. This may not be easy, but it is necessary.
BEIJING - The speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the founding of Hainan province and the Hainan Special Economic Zone has been published.
What's more, it seems that the policymakers in these countries are pandering to these sentiments, either because they too believe in the arguments or because they want to court votes. But those who rant against globalization tend to forget that the West remains the biggest beneficiary of economic globalization.
Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a thumbs-up as he watches the football match in Berlin between youth teams from Zhidan in China's Shaanxi province and VfL Wolfsburg, Germany, March 29, 2014. The Chinese team lost to VfL Wolfsburg 0-2. [Photo/Xinhua]