hina’s ‘big three’ State-run airlines ask Boeing for compen

Air China, the country’s leading carrier, has formally requested compensation from Boeing Co for th

e grounding of its 15 737 MAX aircraft and delayed deliveries of future planes, the company said Wednesday.

China Southern Airlines, another of China’s “big three” State-run

carriers, has also officially asked the US aircraft-maker for compensation involving its 24 gro

unded MAX aircraft and postponed deliveries of such planes, CCTV reported the same day.

Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines had already sought compensa

tion from Boeing for incurring considerable losses after the grounding of the 737 MAX aircr

aft following two major crashes, according to a previous China Daily report citing People’s Daily.

The carrier filed a claim against Boeing for the losses caused by 14 suspensions of 737 MAX ai

rcraft since March 11 and delayed delivery of the models it had booked earlier, the report said.

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Experts believe the animal-friendly tours are part of an em

n emerging trend that will benefit animal protection work in the long run.

The survey, released last week, found that more than 90 perce

nt of Chinese travelers who had participated in an overseas wildlife tour said they would take

into account whether their activities negatively affected the animals before making future tour decisions.

“Wildlife-friendly travel plays a crucial role in the healthy growth of wildlife tourism. The

research shows the responsibility that Chinese travelers would like to take, which is very enc

ouraging,” said Zhao Zhonghua, chief representative of the World Animal Protection China office.

The research was based on 2,206 questionnaires and jointly conducted by marketing com

pany CVSC-TNS Research and World Animal Protection-an international nonprofit animal welfare organization.

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School students and adult visitors learn about making print

In celebration of this year’s International Museum Day, the Palace Museum in Beijing turned itself into a dynamic stage on Saturd

ay and offered a variety of activities to echo this year’s theme, “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”.

Students and adult visitors were invited to the museum to learn about making prints and carving stamp seals and to learn about

the appreciation of and technological methods being used in the conservation of the age-old buildings at the Palace Museum.

The Chinese Musicians Association’s choir gave an outdoor performance. An exhibitio

n opened showing dozens of lithographs by artists from countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Wang Xudong, director of the Palace Museum, says it’s a duty for museums to provide a plat

form for scholars to exchange their academic findings, for artists from different cultural bac

kgrounds to show their work and boost mutual respect, and for children to pass traditions into the future.

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Luckin, a Starbucks rival in China, rises in US stock debut

Shares of Luckin Coffee, a fast-growing rival to Starbucks in China, rose 20 percent in their US stock market debut Friday.

The Chinese company, which opened its first store in Beijing less than two years ago, has 2,370

locations and plans to surpass the 3,700 stores Starbucks has in China by the end of the year.

But unlike Starbucks, Luckin is losing money.

It brought in $125 million in revenue last year, but spent much more than

that on coffee beans, store rent and other costs. Last year, it lost $475 million.

Most of Luckin’s stores are small, have few seats and are used mainly as a place to pick up mobile orders.

It also offers delivery in 30 minutes and promises a refund for delays or spilled drinks.

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Food festivals offer visitors taste of Asiaonal Beijin

Various cultural activities, including art performances, parades and food festivals, are offering visitors a taste of the colorful cultures of Asian countries.

The events, part of Asian Civilization Week, are auxiliary activities of the Confere

nce on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, which kicked off on Wednesday in Beijing.

The Asian Food Festival runs until Wednesday. It has received wide attention from the public, has its main venue b

etween Beijing National Stadium, commonly known as the Bird’s Nest, and the Beijing National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube.

Food-related activities are also being held in three other cities-Hangzh

ou, Chengdu and Guangzhou. Visitors can enjoy a pepper eating competition in Chengdu, or at

tend a food container exhibition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, according to event organizers

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More new users choose VIPKID among all online Engli

glish education brands. Since September 2018, 70 percent of all new users were snapped up by VIPKID.

There is also significant difference between VIPKID and other brands on user activity. Si

nce early 2018, the monthly active users of VIPKID have risen while other brands didn’t see much growth.

People in first- and second-tier cities take up 65 percent of all paid users, becoming a major force i

n online English course market for children. The number of users in third- and fourth-tier cities is growing.

Quality of foreign teachers a challenge

The quality of foreign teachers is a key factor when parents choose English learning pla

tform. The foreign teachers of China’s online English education brands mainly come from No

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So far, up to 14,000 students in the district have tak

n skating and skiing lessons, said Zheng Shiyong, deputy director of Yanqing district’s education commission.

“We will continue supporting and encouraging more people to participate in winter

sports,” he said, adding that around 17,000 students will experience winter activities by the end of this year.

Some professional winter sports activities have also been designed into the distr

ict’s education plans, with more professional instruction to students, according to Zheng.

The district’s education authorities also cooperated with its sports bu

reau to make winter ice and snow sports available to all residents in the area.

“We will have 110,000 people participating in winter ice and snow acti

vities by 2022 in Yanqing,” said Ma Zhiyong, deputy director of the sports bureau.

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For those who want to trek further afield, a 12-day trip

p to Greece is available for students to savor local history.

Scholars specializing in Greek studies, archaeologists and artists offer professional guidance.

To ensure that they get the moChina’s burgeoning e-commerce sector received a “fresh” boost from

the longer-than-usual May Day holidays, with millennials and high-quality brands being the growth boosters.

Data from leading online food delivery platform Eleme showed that food orders by people born

after 1995 rose by 112.4 percent during the holidays, compared with the same period a year ago.

st out of the study tours, students are asked to do relevant reading before the trip and then write a paper or deliver a ph

otography project afterward to demonstrate what they have learned, according to Zhang.

Immersion class, such as studying ancient Greek opera or replicating a pottery antique, can also be arranged.

“The idea is to ensure that children actually learn something,” Zhang says.

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If you come in to the shore to deliver, it takes at least

an hour – an hour we lose on the water. The thing about the fish

is that once you find them, you’ve got to stay on top of them,” Berry said.

Irwin said that every day the fish seem to prefer different temperatures and water depths. He is us

ing all the skills he has learned throughout the world to find better ways to fish for carp in Kentucky.

The half-brothers are not the only ones lured to the state by Asian car

p. About a year ago, Lin Jiantong and his wife Jiang Huiying moved there from Atlanta to fish the species.

In Atlanta, they were employed as kitchen workers by Chinese restaurants. After le

arning they could make a living from fishing, Lin had no hesitation in trying a new lifestyle.

Growing up along the coast in Fujian province, he knows a thing or two about fishing.

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Guangdong earned 1.36 trillion yuan ($203 billion) fro

 tourism in 2018, a year-on-year increase of 13.5 percent. The province attracted more than 37.47 million tourists who stayed in

the province at least one night in the previous year, up 2.8 percent compared to the year before.

Qi Yaoming, a senior executive from Guangzhou Baiyun Internation

al Airport, said the 144-hour visa-free policy will help attract more international passe

ngers in the months to come and fortify its status as one of the major international aviation hubs in the world.

The airport, one of the busiest in the mainland, handled more than 70 million passenger visits last year. The

figure is expected to reach more than 80 million in 2020.

More than 80 airlines from around the world have opened 222 domestic and inter

national flights to link the southern metropolis with the rest of the country and around the world.

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