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China Post will issue 20.2 million special envelopes today that allow the public to write a letter that will be delivered in 2020.

China Post will issue 20.2 million special envelopes today that allow the public to write a letter that will be delivered in 2020.
Letters for 2020 中国邮政开设“未来邮局” 
China Post will issue 20.2 million special envelopes today that allow the public to write a letter that will be delivered in 2020, Xinhua reports. These letters can be dropped in any mailbox in China and will be kept by China Post for 10 years. 新华社消息,中国邮政今日将发行2020万套特别的邮资封,普通公众可以用这些邮资封向2020年发出一封“未来信”。这些信件可以投递到中国境内任何一个邮政信筒,中国邮政会统一将它们封存10年。
China conducts 30,000-troop drill 三大军区今起跨区演习
China's People's Liberation Army starts a military exercise today to test and improve the force's combat capability in high-tech warfare, Xinhua reports. The exercise involves over 30,000 soldiers from three divisions - Beijing, Lanzhou and Chengdu. Military transport planes, fighter jets and attack helicopters are also included. 新华社消息,中国人民解放军今日开始军事演习,来检验和提高军队在高科技战斗中的作战能力。参加演习的有北京军区、兰州军区和成都军区,总兵力3万余人。这次演习还将出动军用运输机、战斗机和武装直升机。
Highway accident kills 17 in Jiangsu 高速路两车追尾17人死
At least 17 people were killed and 6 were seriously injured after a passenger coach collided with a cement tanker truck Saturday morning in Jiangsu Province, Xinhua reports. The accident happened on the highway between Hefei and Nanjing. 新华社消息,星期六上午,江苏发生一起大客车和水泥槽罐车追尾事件,事故造成至少17人死亡,6人重伤。追尾发生在连接合肥和南京的宁合高速上。
OECD warns Israel on Jerusalem claim OECD或取消耶路撒冷会议
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has said it could cancel a tourism conference in Jerusalem over remarks by an Israeli minister, BBC reports. The tourism minister told a newspaper the meeting scheduled on Oct. 20 was in effect the OECD's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's undivided capital. The OECD described the comments as unacceptable and said the meeting's location had no political implications. 英国广播公司消息,经济合作与发展组织(OECD)说,由于一名以色列政府部长发表的有争议的讲话,它可能会取消即将在耶路撒冷举行的一次旅游会议。据报,以色列旅游部长曾表示,计划在10月20日召开的这次会议实际上是经合组织承认耶路撒冷是以色列不可分割的首都。经合组织形容这一言论是不能接受的,并说在耶路撒冷举办这一会议的决定没有任何政治含义。
Google developing a self-driving car 谷歌研发自动驾驶汽车
Engineers at Google have tested a self-driving car which has so far covered 140,000 miles on the road, the company has announced. According to a BBC report, such cars use video cameras mounted on the roof, radar sensors and a laser range finder to "see" other traffic. Software engineer Sebastian Thrun said that Google hopes the cars can eventually help reduce road traffic and cut the number of accidents. The technology has the potential to cut the number killed each year on the roads, perhaps by as much as half. 据英国广播公司报道,谷歌公司宣布研发全自动汽车,测试车型已经运行了14万英里(约23万公里)的路程。工程师在汽车的顶部安装了摄影机、雷达传感器和激光探测器,来帮助汽车自行导航行驶。软件工程师塞巴斯蒂•安史朗称,谷歌公司希望这种汽车的应用可以帮助减少交通事故发生率和死亡人数。此技术有望将每年因交通事故而死亡的人数减少一半。
Fire waterfall in Yosemite 美现“火瀑布”奇观
You can find the natural wonder - the fire waterfall in Yosemite National Park in California, ZME Science reports. Each year, ice gathers on top of El Capitan, and then starts to melt into a seasonal waterfall. Orange rays get reflected in the waterfall, making it look just like a river of lava. 据美国网站ZME Science报道,美国加利福尼亚州的约塞米蒂国家公园现“火瀑布”奇观。火瀑布依靠酋长岩上每年的雪山融水为源,通过特定角度的阳光反射,形成好似火山爆发的岩浆飞流直下。

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