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showed that 160 million Chinese people have travel plans during the upcoming four-day May
Day holiday. Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia are the top destinations outside the mainland.
Malaysia, which receives around 10 million Chinese tourists annua
lly, began to issue e-visas for Chinese in 2017. “The number of visa stickers on passports of Chinese
nationals dropped by 70 percent in the first year after the service was introduced, showing its high popularity,” said Han.
Since last year, countries including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey, Thailand and Sr
i Lanka have started to accept visa application documents online and issue e-visas, either a bar code or QR code.
“When more countries that are mainstream travel destinations launch such services for Chinese, more will follow suit,” Dai said.
s life. Now both Sonam and his wife work in Beijing while raising a daughter, who is now a year old.
“We plan to let our child study in Beijing,” he said. “We want her to get in touch
with avant-garde thoughts, broaden her horizons and pursue a life she likes,” he said.
Like Sonam Tsering, Tsering Lhakyi also benefited from the country’s ethnic policies.
In the 1980s, due to a lack of skilled workers and the poor educational foundation in the Tibet autonomous regi
on, the government decided to offer classes to Tibetan children. In 1985, the first batch of them went inland to study. Sin
ce then, an increasing number have pursued studies in more developed areas in China.
Tsering Lhakyi, born in the 1990s, was raised in Tibet’s Nagchu prefecture. Because of her h
igh scores in the primary school, she was admitted to an inland Tibetan middle school. After the national col
lege entrance exam, she applied to a university in Yantai, Shandong province, because she “wanted to see the sea”.
Mercedes-Benz, GM, Toyota, Hyundai, KIA, Ford, Tesla, and Volvo will bring their latest cutting-edge products.
The new technologies in intelligent manufacturing, aerospace and robot will be displayed at eq
uipment showing area, and exhibitors such as Hexago, Boeing and Bombardier will show their products.
Newcomers such as GSK and Siemens Healthcare will display thei
r new products at medical equipment and healthcare products area with Roche, Novar
tis, Astrazeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Philips, DH, Thermo Fisher, and Novo Nordisk.
The quality life showing area will set new place to display pregnant w
oman, baby, and children products, and high-end consumer goods. Enterprises such as L ‘Ore
al, Unilever, P&G, Lego, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, Amorepacific, and Kao will set booths in the area.
of last year, all but nine of 6,251 violations that inspectors found had been corrected, at a total investment of 41 billion yuan ($6.1 billion) in 31 provincial regions.
According to the top environmental watchdog, 3,740 industrial enterprises wer
e relocated and 1,883 wastewater outlets were shut down during the campaign.
“In the long run, the campaign will help curb pollution at sites that supply drinking
water and prevent more of them from being abandoned due to pollution,” Ma from the institute said.
There are specific dos and don’ts at these sites, but some of the restrictions will be lifted if they cease to be sources of drinking water.
Researchers should strictly follow the standards and code of conduct of scientific researc
h and not embezzle or misuse scientific research funds, the Ministry of Education said on Wednesday.
They should not commit fraud to obtain a research project, research fund and other awards or honorary titles, the ministry said.
from China and overseas since it opened in 1968. Leaders from more than 70 countries and over 600 delegations from 150 nations have visited it.
During the three days it reopened to the public before taking road traffic in December, the bridge had more than 200,000 visitors.
The 4,589-meter-long structure reopened after 27 months of repairs. As China’s first home-designed road and rail truss bridge, it has been p
raised and loved by many. A truss bridge is one whose load-bearing superstructure is composed of connected elements forming triangular units.
Liu Yong, 63, a retired teacher from Nanjing, said he was in elementary school when the bridge first op
ened. Without telling his parents and teachers, he and his classmates walked more than 10 kilometers to see it.
“It was the most magnificent structure I had ever seen. When our relatives visited Nanjing, we
took them to see the bridge instead of visiting other well-known places of interest,” Liu said.
Zhou Lei, who lives in a residential community near the bridge, said that when he was an elementary school student in Ya
ncheng, Jiangsu, his father promised him that he would take him to see the bridge if he had high scores in his final exam.
The rail link between Tianjin and Nanjing’s Pukou district－the Tientsin-Pukow Railw
ay－was completed in 1912. But the two lines could not be connected because there was no bridge across the river.
According to the Academy of Sociology, which was founded by scholars from Nanjing Univers
ity, at least two structures－the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge and the Chongqing Baishatuo Yangtze
River Bridge－were built before the Nanjing structure. But neither was considered a landmark by the public.
In 1913, Zhan Tianyou, who was known as “the father of China’s railways”, traveled to Nan
jing to inspect the Yangtze riverbed to build a bridge. However, he dropped his plan because the river had an ave
rage width of 1,500 meters, was more than 70 meters at its deepest and the water flow was 3 meters per second.
Zhan reportedly stayed for a few days, left without saying a word, and then decided to inspe
ct the river in Wuhan, Hubei province, before completing the first design for the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge.
old, has poor sperm motility and its genitals were damaged. Since it could not naturally impr
egnate the female, experts had undertaken four insemination procedures since 2015.
“It’s a disastrous loss for the protection of the species,” said Liu Nonglin, chief engineer of the Chinese Association of Zoolog
ical Gardens. “The experts had researched former insemination surgeries, consulted colleagues and made the best
surgery and rescue plan. The team even experimented on three male and two female large-sized Asian turtles usi
ng the same surgical procedures. But the tragedy happened even though the surgery was well planned.”
More than 1 meter in length and weighing more than 100 kilograms, Yangtze giant softshell turtles are the world’s largest freshw
ater turtles. Besides the one male left in China, two other animals, whose sex is unknown, have been observed in the wild in Vietnam.
“Artificial insemination surgery for the turtle requires procedures
such as anesthesia, blood sampling and sperm extraction,” Wen Cheng, a turtle expert with
International Union for Conservation of Nature, was quoted by Lifeweek.com.cn as saying.