Just a few minutes ago, the Louvre received the most saddening news. The architect behind the pyramid of
Louvre Museum, the Chinese architecture we just mentioned a few days ago, Mr I.M. Pei, one of the greatest architectural mas
ters in the world, died on May 16. He was 102. You may have gone to heaven, but you and your works will be forever rem
embered by the world,” read the Louvre’s official Sina Weibo account this morning.
“Mr Pei’s outstanding architectural designs made greatly important contributions to t
he history of architecture. As a Chinese-American, Mr. Pei was devoted to promote mutual und
erstanding between China and the US, and to further cultural exchange between the East and the West.
“The embassy building of China’s embassy to the US is an exempla
ry work that merges the East and the West and that manifests the long-term friendship and co
mmon future between the two nations. We recall with sentiments the architectural legacy Mr Pei has left us, and
the influence he has had on the world,” read a statement from the embassy of the US to Chin
wide variety of choices including beef noodles, braised pork rice, du
mplings, hamburgers, pizza, spaghetti, fast food, desserts, beverages and ice cream.
To deal with an overwhelming number of tourists, some fas
t food restaurants have cut customer wait times to less than one minute.
A total of 25 restrooms and a number of baby care rooms have been b
uilt at the site, dotted around gates and major exhibition halls. Nursing rooms come equi
pped with baby chairs and breastfeeding stations as well as sofas and hand-washing sinks.
In addition, tourists could rent wheelchairs and baby carriages with their ID cards and a certain amount of deposit.
What’s more, 30 volunteer service booths and nearly 100 informati
on desks have been set up to answer tourists’ questions and guide them to tour the event.
four years of construction, is part of the Maputo Bridge and Link Roads project built by CRBC. It is 187 kilometers long and s
erves as an arterial highway that directly links Maputo to the border with South Africa, to the south.
CRBC mainly undertakes contracting, investment and infrastructure pro
jects, including roads, bridges, ports and railways, and has operations stretching ac
ross more than 60 countries and regions in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
“China Road and Bridge Corporation has a wealth of experience in building bridges of the highest quality, including many brid
ges in China that presented even tougher challenges than the Maputo-Katembe Bridge,” Wang said.
President Xi Jinping is paying great attention to poverty reductio
n work during his inspection tour of the mountainous Chongqing municipality.
Immediately after Xi got off his plane on Monday he boarded a train and then traveled by road,
heading to a primary school and a village in the Shizhu Tujia autonomous county, in a remote part of Southwest China.
To build a moderately prosperous society, it is crucial to raise rur
al living standards, Xi said while visiting the home of Ma Peiqing, an 85-year-old farmer
in the village of Huaxi, Zhongyi township, who joined the Communist Party of China 45 years ago.
“Seeing that the people are guaranteed the basic necessities of food and clothing, as well as bet
ter and better access to education, medical care and safe housing, I feel relieved,” Xi told the villagers.
We hang out together every weekend, and I enjoy being with my friends more than going on a date with
someone I just met — that’s why I think I will be not actively looking for a relationship in the next few years,” she added.
Coontz said one reason people are waiting longer to get married is because more of them, es
pecially women, are going to college. Even after graduation, most people want to wait until they have paid
off at least a good portion of their college debt and acquired a steady job, she said.
Two earners are increasingly necessary for people to establish a middle-class lifestyle, so mos
t individuals want to make sure that they and their partner have decent earnings prospects.
“Another part of the answer is that our expectations of marriage — especially women’s expec
tations — are much higher than in the past, and their options outside marriage are greater,” said Coo
ntz. “So, they can be more ‘picky’ about their mates, and they can afford to wait until they find one who suits them.”