College students born between 1995 and 2000 are becoming a vital new part of the dynamic travel market in China, with most of th
e young students making their first summer trips after enrolling in colleges, a new study said.
Though the motivation for making tours is relatively high among college students, their choices are
limited due to economic constraints with price being the major criteria for booking flight tickets, said the stud
y conducted by Qunar, an online travel firm owned by Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency.
During summer vacations, students tend to choose flights that depart b
tween midnight and 2 am, as well as between 5 am and 9 am. The number of bookings of red-e
ye and budget flights is nearly three times higher than other regular flights, the Qunar study said.
monitoring on high-risk pathogenic fungi and outbreaks of fungal diseases, issuing early
warning and taking measures to prevent and control major infections, the commission added.
Once high-risk pathogens, multidrug-resistant or pandrug-resi
stant “superfungi” are detected in routine tests,
relevant information shall be reported to the network in real time, the commission said.
Beijing authorities have continued efforts to plant trees to improve the eco-system in the capital city.
According to the municipal forestation bureau, so far, 7.2 million trees have been planted
over an area of 11,867 hectares, completing 77 percent of the forestation plan for the whole year.
Beijing will not sacrifice forex reserves to defend its currency, analysts say
China would rather rely on market-oriented forces to determine the renminbi’s value than defend its currency by d
ipping into its $3 trillion foreign exchange reserves amid trade disagreements, analysts said.
The United States Treasury announced on Wednesday that it could not label China a
s a “currency manipulator” after Washington monitored the recent performance of the RMB.
No evidence was found to show Chinese monetary authority intervention in foreign exchange markets over the past sev
eral months, according to the US Treasury’s semiannual foreign-exchange report to Congress.
to discuss reductions in tariffs in industrial goods and to seek agreement on conformity assessments. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is opp
osed to any quota agreement on cars and has lambasted the national security excuse put forward by the White House.
The most prominent supporter of free trade is the center-right European People’s Party which lost sea
ts largely to right-wing parties opposed to free trade, and to the Greens which want tougher conditions attached to trade deals.
The center-left Socialists are also broadly in support of free trade but lo
st seats, while the pro-trade Liberals (the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) gai
ned seats. But the Liberals are now aligned with French President Emmanuel Macron’s En Ma
rcent to 48 percent to leave the EU, it remains a member and its politicians are still argui
ng over how, when or even whether the country will leave the club it joined in 1973.
May quit on Friday, saying it was a matter of deep regret that she had been unable to deliver Brexit and
arguing that the decision of the 2016 referendum should be honoured. That opened up a period of furt
her uncertainty as the Conservatives decide on who will take over as party leader and prime minister.
BBC projections put the Conservatives on around 10 to 12 percent, down fr
om 23 percent in 2014, likely to be one of the party’s worst results in a nationwide election ever.
The Brexit Party was in first place, and was likely to do better than
the UK Independence Party did in 2014, according to BBC projections.
fever outbreaks, affecting all 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions on the mainland, since the country’s first reported outb
reak in Shenyang, Liaoning province, in August, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
This resulted in more than 1 million pigs being slaughtered to prevent and control the disease, which is deadly to pigs but does no
t affect people. The ministry has called for intensified research and development to expedite the availability of v
accines for disease prevention and control, but admitted difficulties due to the complex nature of the virus.
China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, with an a
nnual production of 700 million pigs. Pork accounts for 62 percent of meat con
sumption in China, and sustained outbreaks of African swine fever will cause devastating consequences to the pi
g industry and endanger China’s food security, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences said.
Using the database, researchers are able to carry out automatic facial recognition on panda faces to tell one animal from another, the center said.
Panda researchers hope algorithms and AI technology will help them analyze data on pandas both in captivity and the wild.
The app and database will help us gather more precise and well-rounded data on the population, distributi
on, ages, gender ratio, birth and deaths of wild pandas, who live in deep mountains and are hard to track,” said Chen Peng, a researcher w
ith the base who co-authored a paper on “Giant Panda Face Recognition Using Small Database.”
“It will definitely help us improve efficiency and effectiveness in conservation and management of the animals,” Chen said.
China has carried out four scientific field research project of giant pandas in the wild.
The giant panda was scientifically discovered 150 years ago and named in the city of Ya’an, Sichuan. It remains one of the world’s most endangered species.
World-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I.M. Pei,
has died at the age of 102 at his home in Manhattan, according to multiple reports on Thursday.
Praised as “one of the most revered architects in the world” by The New York Times, Pei has le
ft the world many of its most well-known architectural designs, among many other intangible heritages.
Pei’s modern designs and high-profile projects led him to be considered one of the most high-prof
ile architects of the 20th century, with the renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum perhaps the most famo
us project he embarked on. He was also involved in the building of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
What Pei valued most in architecture, as he put it, was that it must “stand th
e test of time”. He also valued simplicity: “The simpler the solution, the more powerful it is,” he once said.
Xi underlines building professional forces at key meeting on public security
President Xi Jinping urged the nation’s public security forces to fulfill their responsibilities and missions in the new era to cr
eate a safe and stable social environment that enables people to feel an even stronger sense of security.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Cent
ral Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark at a t
wo-day national conference on public security work, which concluded in Beijing on Wednesday.
He called for building highly professional public security forces that are loyal to the Pa
rty, serve the people, promote impartiality in law enforcement and remain disciplined.
Under the new historical conditions, public security departments must
adhere to the overall national security outlook and a people-centered approach, Xi said.
No need for dogs, cats to go through quarantine if they meet set conditions