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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.
The first batch of enterprises to participate in the secon
d China International Import Expo, or CIIE, has been published as the 200-day count
down begins, according to China International Import Expo Bureau on Thursday.
The planned Enterprise and Business Exhibition area will be 300,000 square meter
s and divided into five parts — equipment, consumption, healthcare, food, and trade
in service. There will be seven display areas on science-tech life, automobile, equipment, medical eq
uipment and healthcare products, quality life, trade in service and food and agricultural products.
case AR and VR, and technologies companies such as Panasonic, Samsung, Qualcom
m, Bosch, 3M, SAP, Delonghi, Infineon, Steinway, Ricoh, SMEG, Schott, and AGC will display their products.
PWC, KPMG, Ernst&Young, UPS, DHL, CMA CGM, HSBC, and VALE International.
The food showing area will be 60,000 square meters showing d
airy products, vegetables, fruits, meats, aquatic products, snacks, condiments, liquor and bever
ages, and the exhibitors will include Nestle, Danone, Fonterra, Theland, Dole, Louis Dreyfus and Cargill.
The 12th China Arts Festival will bring a slew of art activities to the Chinese economic and art hub Shanghai.
From May 20 to June 2, more than 50 shows selected nationwide will be perform
ed in 19 major theaters in Shanghai, over 600 artworks will go on display at the China Art Museum, and a fine
selection of creative cultural products will be shown at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. The festival will inclu
de various art forms, such as opera, chamber music, dancing, painting, sculpture and photography.
As 2019 also marks the 70th anniversary of the foun
ding of the People’s Republic of China, this year’s repertoire will be centered aro
und the lives of modern Chinese people as well as the diversified and prosperous art development in the new era.
He told China Daily his company’s priority is to attract more peo
ple, especially non-locals, to visit and boost sales, as local consumption has limited potent
ial. The company is eyeing more business opportunities based on word-of-mouth among visitors, Long said.
This “one-stop industrial tourism”, as Long calls it, has contrib
uted more than 60 percent in total sales since his company started to feel out the market in 2005.
Long witnessed the company transform from a State-owned enterprise to a market-orient
ed limited company at the turn of century. By streamlining internal bodies and lifting the proportion of em
ployees involved in production while promoting its products via culture and tourism, costs can be cut, according to Long.
Now, he added, the annual production value of the company has reached 10 million yuan ($1.5 million).
the loss and gross margin were 875 million yuan and -433 million yuan in the first nine months of last year, according to NetEase, citing the firm’s financing plan.
In April, the firm mortgaged its movable properties in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Chengdu to raise money.
Earlier reports, including by Reuters, said the coffee chain had tapped Credit Suisse to w
ork on an IPO to raise $300 million on the US market as soon as in the second quarter of this year.
On April 10, Luckin announced plans to build new stores in ano
ther 14 Chinese cities and start selling tea-based beverages to satisfy customers’ diverse demands.
There are no more than 20 paintings ascribed to Leonardo da Vinci the Renaissance polymath and genius by art historia
ns around the world. And the majority of these works, housed at top museums worldwide, easily draw huge crowds.
Now, recent developments in high-definition reproduction technology are providing easy access to appreciating these paintings.
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.