ntries in the region due to joint efforts. The overall situation in the South China Sea is stable and becoming better, Shao said.
“Countries from the region have the will, wisdom and capability to manage differences an
d jointly promote peace, thus transforming the area into a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation,” he said.
On the Korean Peninsula question, China insists on denuclearizin
g the peninsula, and solving issues through dialogue and consultation, Shao said.
“China has consistently, seriously, fully and rigorously implemented the
United Nation’s resolutions regarding the peninsula,” he said. “China also is willing to w
In the more than three months since it reopened to the public after repairs, more th
an 70,000 vehicles a day on average have crossed the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge in Jiangsu province.
The number of vehicles traversing the bridge, which reopened in December, is just half that for each of the other three structures spanning t
he river in Nanjing, while Line 3 of the city’s subway system carries more than 800,000 people across the river every day.
But despite its relatively meeker traffic flows, people from across the country visit Nan
jing just to see the bridge, especially during holidays. For many, it represents far more than just a river crossing.
For years, it has been featured on a variety of posters and in school textbooks.
Many people have had their pictures taken at photo studios that use images of the bridge as backdrops.
Hotels, cinemas and daily necessities have been named after it. Parents have even named their chi
ldren after the bridge, with some of those born in the 1960s and 1970s being called “Yangtze”, “Bridge” or “Pier” in Chinese.