plant business owner Lee Won-jeong in 2017 bought the site from Kim, but kept him on as manager. Lee is based in Busan, in the south of the country, and claims he was unaware of the problems at the site.
Lee says that after the sale, Kim deposited more than 80 times the amount of g
arbage permitted at the site, including household waste, construction materials, and discarded polymer.
The manager of the site had a permit to dump 2,000 tons of waste, the site holds more than 80 times that now.
As the trash mountain decomposed, gas built up under the surface. In December last year, fires began to appear.
Lee says that when he learned of Kim’s misconduct he fired him. Kim has since disappeared and CNN was unable to reach him for comment.
Kwon Hyun-soo, the Uiseong county environmental supervisor, says local authorities ar
e using their own resources to tackle the trash but the flaming mountain is too big for them to resolve.
”The waste is mostly from outside of our region. It’s too much for us to take care of the issue at the local level,” says Kwon.
The 40-day-long Spring Festival travel rush, which came to an end on March 1, recorded thre
e billion trips made during the period, according to the Ministry of Transport, CCTV reported.
The rush saw 410 million railway trips, up 7.4 percent on a yearly ba
sis, while road trips fell 0.8 percent to 2.46 billion. The number of waterway trips stayed same as last
year at 41 million, while plane travel jumped 12 percent to 73 million this year, the data showed.
Local transportation departments improved transfer efficiency for travelers by extending the operation time of s
ubways, launching night bus lines, and arranging taxis pick-up at night, the Ministry said.
Customized passenger buses and bus booking services in rural and urban areas also met the perso
nalized travel needs of certain passengers during the spring festival holiday.
E-tickets and self-service check-in were mass applied in this year’s travel, with self-service check-i
n available in 300 train stations nationwide. Passengers were also offered the option to scan their sec
ond-generation ID cards for quick check-in at nearly 700 high-speed train stations, according to the report.
will be publicized on the CNIPA website and China Intellectual Property News, a Beijing-base
d newspaper, and face other punishments administered by related authorities, according to the draft.
They will also be blacklisted and exposed via a national credibility information sharing system.
Trademarks achieved by this means will be declared void, the draft says.
“The long-awaited regulations draft came as no surprise,” Li said. “Such regulations are necessary, especially amid continuous growth in IP filings in China.”
The number of trademark applications from the country has topped the world for ye
ars, according to statistics from the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Data from the CNIPA show that the inventory of valid domestic trademarks had surpassed 18 million by the end of 2018.
China has improved in IP filings and protection by leaps and bounds, yet insufficien
t enforcement has come under fire and the discordance between quantity and quality has yet to be tackled, Li said.
Growing awareness of the issues and the reconfiguration of IP administrative organs contributed to the rollout of the draft, he added.
“The draft does not merely address the chronic problem of abnormal applica
tions but provides an approach to balancing the quantity and quality, ” he noted. “It is just a start.”
ve with her husband Liu Xiaolong, a Chinese man from Tianmen City, in Hubei Province, when she was a student at St.
Petersburg State University in Russia. They got married in Wuhan in 2014, and settled in the city.
As she is in charge of trade in her company, Liu often travels to Russia on bu
siness, negotiating with Russian companies. So far, she has helped intr
oduce wine, dairy products, grain and oils from many Eurasian countries to Chinese consumers.
Liu is proud that she can contribute to the economic and trade ties between China and Russia. Working and living in China for
many years, Liu has gradually adapted to the local life in Wuhan. She said that she found interesting Chinese cu
stoms in the city, such as the local tradition of giving milk as a gift during the Spring Festival.
Her professionality enabled her to discover new business opportunities. Liu s
aid that “before this year’s Spring Festival, milk from Russia was brought to Chi
nese stores by the China-Europe freight trains, diversifying the gift options for Spring Festival.”