weekly review (feb 2 - 8)
view of yinghu lake in ankang, shaanxi provincealong themiddle route of china'ssouth-to-north water diversion project. (photo: xinhua)
60 billion cubic meters water diverted by mega project
china's south-to-north water diversion project had diverted 60 billion cubic meters of water by february 5 via its eastern and middle routes. the project began operation in 2014 and benefits over 150 million people along the routes.
large single-capacity offshore wind power project begins construction
with a total installed capacity of 400 mw, china's first large-scale offshore wind turbine project with a single capacity of 16 megawatts commenced on february 4. the facility will generate over 1.6 billion kwh of electricity annually after completion, saving 500,000 tons of standard coal every year.
super cows cloned via somatic cell nuclear transfer in china
three cloned "super cows" were born in ningxia hui autonomous region recently. it was the first successful attempt by chinese scientists to conduct such clone. a cloned cow can produce 18 metric tons of milk per year after reaching maturity.
university-owned icebreaker completes trial
owned by sun yat-sen university, the icebreaker named "zhong shan da xue ji di" successfully conducted its maiden trial recently at the ice sea area of liaodong bay in the bohai sea. it is china's first university-owned icebreaker and third polar icebreaker after xuelong-2 and xuelong.