or of the China Tourism Academy. “Compared to the United States, w
here 48 percent of its citizens hold a passport, the figure in China is only around 10 perce
nt. It’s estimated that the number of Chinese outbound travelers will reach 230 million in 2030.”
A report published by major Chinese travel agency Ctrip showed th
at 160 million Chinese people have travel plans during the upcoming four-day May Day hol
iday. Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia are the top destinations outside the mainland.
Malaysia, which receives around 10 million Chinese tourists annually, began to i
ssue e-visas for Chinese in 2017. “The number of visa stickers on passports of Chinese na
tionals 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 Sri Lanka have starte
d to accept visa application documents online and issue e-visas, either a bar code or QR code.
ninth with a break of 76 to make it 6-3 after the first session.
Ding, the 2016 runner-up, will resume the competition with the Scot o
n Sunday morning and look to reach the second round at Crucible for the 10th time.
Ding’s compatriot Tian Pengfei, ranked 81st in the w
orld, took a surprise 5-4 lead over 15th-ranked Stephen Maguire of Scotland.
Tian, one of six Chinese players in the field this year, took the opening frame with a brea
k of 52. Maguire levelled with a run of 80 then took
a scrappy third frame, before Tian made it 2-2 with a 59.
In frame five, Maguire came from 58-0 down to ta
ke it with a clinical 62 clearance, then he added the sixth for 4-2. But Tian rose to the occasion as the sessi
on progressed, winning the last three frames with runs of 45, 100 and 70. They resume on Sunday at 7pm.
manufacturing and selling fake or substandard vaccines, and stipulates a punitive compensation to those who sell or use su
bstandard vaccines with knowledge, causing death or serious health consequences.
Every morning, Sonam Tsering, 30, takes up his backpack and
earphones, boards the subway and arrives at a commercial bank in Beijing for work.
Sonam’s job in is the international busine
ss unit of the bank. His success has a lot to do with his educational background.
Sonam was born in Jone county in Gannan Tibetan autonomous prefecture of Gansu pro
vince. Under China’s ethnic policies, Sonam was able to study at a middle school in northern Hebei province.
“There were many ethnic classes in our school, and many of my classmates were ethnic
minorities,” he said. After graduation, Sonam went for further study in Britain.
China’s power generation climbed 4.2 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, official data showed.
The pace of growth eased from 8 percent registered in the same period last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
In March alone, power generation rose 5.4 percent from a year earlier, up from a rise of 2.9 percent in the first two months.
Generation of hydroelectricity expanded 22 percent year-on-year in March
, the highest growth since March 2016, due to abundant water from southern regions.
The generation of nuclear power and solar power both posted faster year-on-year growth, at 31.7 percent and 12.9 percent respectively.
exhibition in Shanghai commemorates Alphonse Mucha’s greatest cre
ations and explores the motivations behind his pieces, Cao Chen reports in Shanghai.
Celebrated Czech artist Alphonse Mucha’s art collection is now
being showcased at the Pearl Art Museum in Shanghai, featuring over 230 original wo
rks of art by the maestro, the biggest ever Mucha exhibition in China, according to the organizers.
Photos have been released of China’s first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier on its recent fifth sea trial.
The trial tested the carrier’s command and control system and battle performa
nce, with the vessel completing tests of its mooring, power, battle and security system.
Unmanned convenience stores, vending machines, mobile payment…thanks to the latest technology, shopping has become even more effortless.
But shopping experience will go further than that: an eye-catching robot in Xi’an, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, has hit the streets selling drinks and ice creams.
Powered by 4G networking and artificial intelligence, the human-shaped robot, Mr Doer, offe
rs ice creams and drinks on its own. The robot can also recite adapted poems or even dance to attract customers.
The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong National Nature Res
erve in Sichuan province said on Wednesday it had started rebuilding a fence where a visitor had touched a panda cub.
It was making the fence higher so that visitors cannot reach the pandas
and it asked visitors to keep away from the animals. It asked them to refrain from climb
ing over the fence and from feeding or touching the pandas, said Wang Jisi, an information officer at the center.
On April 7, a woman surnamed Han said in social media that she and som
ebody else had managed to touch a panda cub without the consent of the center.