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Dalian to host 2024 Summer Davos in green, frugal way

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Dalian to host 2024 Summer Davos in green, frugal way

2024-06-18 17:07 Last Updated At:17:37

The 2024 Summer Davos forum will be hosted from June 25 to 27 in northeast China's coastal city of Dalian in a green and frugal way, with the largest-ever attendance and a wide array of hot topics, said its organizers at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday.

Also known as the 15th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting of the New Champions, this year's forum will feature the theme "Next Frontiers for Growth."

More than 1,600 guests from nearly 80 countries and regions have registered for participation, with six major topics to be discussed: a new global economy; China and the world; entrepreneurship in the age of AI; new frontiers for industries; investing in people; and connecting climate, nature and energy, according to the organizers.

"We have set up more than 200 activities for this year's forum. A number of guests from the business, political, academic circles as well as social and international organizations have registered for participation," said Chen Liming, the Greater China Chairman of World Economic Forum.

The Dalian International Conference Center, the main venue of the 2024 Summer Davos, is now closed for construction and installation work, with the inspection of major facilities and equipment as well as water, electricity and gas supply systems having been completed.

The forum will embrace a green and frugal hosting concept.

"The energy consumption of the core venues and supporting facilities is 100 percent green electricity. A total of 520 new energy vehicles have been assembled for transporting guests. The materials for hosting the forum will be recycled and the project budgets have been reduced to implement the simple, moderate, green, and low-carbon principles throughout the process," said Chen Shaowang, mayor of Dalian.

Established by the WEF in 2007, the event is held annually in China, alternating between the two port cities of Tianjin and Dalian.

Dalian to host 2024 Summer Davos in green, frugal way

Dalian to host 2024 Summer Davos in green, frugal way

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Rescue work underway as torrential rains batter parts of China

2024-07-15 05:24 Last Updated At:06:27

Local governments in areas hit by recent downpours in China are intensifying efforts to rescue residents trapped by floods, as torrential rains persist across some regions in the country.

On Saturday, heavy rainfall in Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, led to urban waterlogging and landslides in some areas. The local firefighters swiftly responded to rescue operations. Firefighters transferred residents trapped in low-lying areas to safe place promptly, especially the elderly with mobility difficulties.

Rubber boats were also used to rescue and transport stranded passengers from cars as floodwaters inundated the streets. Water suction pumps were deployed to drain water from waterlogged residential areas, ensuring the safety and convenience of affected residents.

In addition, a landslide caused by the heavy rainfall sent a large amount of soil and gravel downhill, blocking the exit routes of a residential building at the foot of the hill and trapping residents inside. local firefighters quickly entered the building to conduct emergency search and rescue operations, successfully evacuating five stranded individuals.

As rainfall persisted in Neijiang, a level-III emergency response for flood control was implemented on Sunday morning.

In addition to Neijiang, some parts of Xinyang City in central China's Henan Province were hit by recent torrential rains, with rainfall peaking at 58.1 mm per hour. On Saturday afternoon, Zhaopeng Village in Shangcheng County experienced rising floodwaters, trapping elderly people and children in their homes. Local rescuers swiftly responded, using rubber boats to transfer the trapped villagers or carry them on back to safety.

As of Sunday morning, heavy rainfall continued in Xinyang, prompting the local meteorological station to issue an orange alert for rainstorms.

China has a four-tier flood-control emergency response system, with Level I being the most urgent response, and a four-tier, color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe warning, followed by orange, yellow, and blue.

Rescue work underway as torrential rains batter parts of China

Rescue work underway as torrential rains batter parts of China

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