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.
the ALS patients’ thoughts through identifying the patien
ts’ eyeballs movements to collect information, and then move the wheelchair automatically.
It can also move safely at night. Further improvements will be made to the system to correct for
minor deviations when operating under bright light.Zhang Wei operates the wheelchair at a residential commu
nity in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, April 17, 2019. Zhang has climbed two of China’s Five Great Mountains on his han
Beijing plans to add more kindergarten slots and strengthen security measures to make sur
e children can receive an affordable and safe preschool education, officials said on Thursday.
Feng Hongrong, deputy inspector of the Beijing Education Co
mmission, said the city plans to enroll another 30,000 kinder
gartners through renovating and expanding existing operations, and to support
State-owned and private enterprises, institutions, communities and individuals in building of new ones.
an underwater tunnel should be built to connect the railways in Nanjing
, but his dream was not realized for about 100 years. In 1929, Sun’s casket was transpor
ted to Pukou district along the Tientsin-Pukow Railway before being ferried to downtown Nanjing.
In 1930, John Alexander Low Waddell, a 76-year-old Canadian who was a
traffic consultant to the Chinese government, said the Yangtze in Nanjing was too deep and
was flowing too fast to construct a bridge, according to the Academy of Sociology.
The government launched large-scale investigations in 1936 and 1946 before dropping the pla
n. In 1956, the State Council, China’s Cabinet, proposed constructing the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge.
To test the bridge’s load-bearing capacity, Xu Shiyou, who comma
nded the Nanjing Military Region, ordered an armored regim
ent to drive 118 amphibious tanks on the newly built structure at 8 am on Sept 25, 1969.
Italian legwear brand Calzedonia has opened two more stores in downtown Beijing, expand
ing its business in the Chinese capital. Another two outlets are expected to open in the capital in April and May.
Calzedonia is a brand under the Calzedonia Group, which a
lso owns Intimissimi, Tezenis, Falconeri, Signorvino, Atelier Emè and Intimissimi Uomo.
The Italian fashion retailer is taking big strides in China since it first entered the Chinese market in 2017. Calzedonia Group has
so far opened more than 20 retail stores in Chinese cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chen
gdu. It’s aimed at owning more than 100 shops in the Chinese mainland by 2020, according to company management.
Founded in 1986, Calzedonia specializes in socks, leggings, tights and beachwear. Its colle
ctions are sold in more than 4,500 stores in over 50 countries and regions around the world.
ill increase investment on new cars and adjust their development strategies.
The auto industry has entered into high-quality developing stage. The Great Wall will phase
out more low-end products and push more new cars, said Wei Jianjun, president of Great Wall M
MC’s revenue showed a decline of 9.88 percent year-on-year to 28.25 billion yuan in 2
018, and the net profits attributable to shareholders was 92 million yuan, slumping 86.71 percent.
FAW Car said its revenue was 26.24 billion yuan last year, down 5.94 percent from a year e
arlier, and the net profits attributable to shareholders was 155 million yuan, sliding 44.88 percent.
otors.This year, Geely will focus on enhancing market sh
are in response to the market’s uncertainties, An Conghui, president and CEO of Geely Auto Group, said.
In 2019, Geely will launch six new models and 10 facelifts, National Business Daily said.
tner of Qiming Venture Partners, Xu Xin, founding partner of Capital Today, and Tong Sh
ihao, managing partner of GGV Capital. They ranked fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.
The list was ranked by investors’ portfolio companies that have gone public or been acquired for at least $200 million over
the past five years, or that have raised additional funding at a valuation of $400 million or more.
“A record number of international investors, pa
rticularly from China, and women investors are gradually changing the image of the Sil
icon Valley venture capitalist,” said Alex Konrad, associate editor at Forbes, in an editor’s pick.
He noted that after years of Midas dominance, the reign of Facebook and Twitt
er is over, as those deals and their well-known investors make way for a new generation.
“The increasing presence of Chinese investors in the Midas List is a solid reflection of the scal
e and vigor of the Chinese economy,” said Zhou Xuan, director of and a professor with the priva
te investment funds institute of the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.