Several drones were deployed to help control pollution in Shanxi on Dec 16, marking the first time that the province has used UAVs to monitor pollution.
A new air service was launched from Shanxi to Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands on Dec 16, as part of an air charter that Shanxi has started for island tours this winter.
Shanxi Provincial Department of Water Resources has arranged for groups of officials to investigate the drinking-water quality in rural areas since late November.
“Shanxi hospital registration”, an online platform for booking consultations, initiated a medical care event along with six top local hospitals from Dec 16 to 21.
Wang Liangzhen begins by tying a knot around the mule's neck and binding its four legs with a rope, clamping its upper lip with a pair of pliers. Then he starts to work on its feet. Wang is a farrier - a pedicurist, of sorts, whose clients are horses, mules, donkeys and sheep.
Qufu Confucius Culture Academy opened a new branch in Jinzhong on Dec 15, furthering the dissemination of Confucianism in Shanxi province.
The second National Youth Games will take place in Shanxi during 2019, according to a press conference held by Shanxi authorities on Dec 14.
A lantern show will take place each night from Jan 20 to Feb 19 in Datong, lighting the ancient city with various lamps during the Spring Festival holiday.
Shanxi people make handicrafts to celebrate the coming New Year's holiday.
Hanergy, a multinational clean energy company, will build a mobile energy industrial park in Taiyuan, as Shanxi authorities and the company signed an agreement on Dec 13 in Beijing.