tal tourism consumption during the holidays in Fliggy, the online tourism platform of e-commerce giant Alibaba Gr oup. Purchase of tourism products on Fliggy by people born after 2000 rose 500 percent on an annualized basis, it said. Online hotel orders from younger parents, with children un der the age of three, soared by 77 percent from a year ago during the four-day vacation. “The younger generation, especially those born after 1990 and 1995, are m ore used to ‘fingertip’ consumption and are fast becoming disrupters in the e-com merce sector,” said Yang Qin, a business analyst from market consultancy CBNData. According to a reportRead More →

year’s holiday is also an epitome of the overall consumption trend in the country this year. “The growth has been driven by the surge in disposable incomes and the middle-income population,” she added. Guideline calls for 80 percent of related shipping to use cleaner means by 2025 China plans to achieve ultralow emissions at most steel plants by 2025, with 80 percent of raw m aterials and final products shipped by cleaner methods including railways, ships and pipelines, rather than trucks. Experts believe the ambitious goal, if reached, will contribute signi ficantly to reducing bad air in the country, as the steel industry currently pollutesRead More →

year’s holiday is also an epitome of the overall consumption trend in the country this year. “The growth has been driven by the surge in disposable incomes and the middle-income population,” she added. Guideline calls for 80 percent of related shipping to use cleaner means by 2025 China plans to achieve ultralow emissions at most steel plants by 2025, with 80 percent of raw m aterials and final products shipped by cleaner methods including railways, ships and pipelines, rather than trucks. Experts believe the ambitious goal, if reached, will contribute signi ficantly to reducing bad air in the country, as the steel industry currently pollutesRead More →

Chinese bookings for domestic and overseas educational tours during the seasonal school vacation are on the rise, Yang Feiyue reports. With two months to go before the summer vacation, parents have already gone out of their way to plan ahead for their children. Since April, many have beaten a path to several brick-and-mortar shops in Beijin g that are owned by the major domestic online travel agency, Ctrip, the company reports. “The online views of our summer-vacation study tour products have increased by 120 percent in April as comp ared with the previous month,” says Zhang Jie, general manager of Ctrip’s study-tour operations. Zhang expectsRead More →

chengxiang recently wrote a WeChat article saying he often encountered patients who fell for the fake adverti sements, wasted money and treatment time and thus missed the opportunity to be cured. The netizen also strongly opposed Li’s nomination shortly after the announce ment, saying in an article that Li was morally unqualified because of Baidu’s insufficient regulation of adver tising. The article went viral on social media but was removed over complains of libel by Baidu. Li would not be the first controversial engineer to become an acade mician, which carries perks such as stipends and medical se rvices. In 2011, the public was outragedRead More →

Firefighters wear life jackets, life buoys and safety ropes, ready to enter the water area to save people. Two firefighters crawled on the ice, grabbed the safety rope and carefully moved ashore, one of them holding the trapped children rescued from the water with his body. “Don’t play on the frozen river.” This cliche warning of safety, this winter because of the disappearance of a young life, leaving people with piercing memories. Shortly after New Year’s Day, two children in Puyang fell into the water while skating on the river. Firefighters crawled on the ice to rescue them. Unfortunately, two young children, one of whomRead More →

Jobs’s engagement with Eastern spirituality, and especially Zen Buddhism, was not just some passing fancy or youthful dabbling. He embraced it with his typical intensity, and it became deeply ingrained in his personality. “Steve is very much Zen,” said Kottke. “It was a deep influence. You see it in his whole approach of stark, minimalist aesthetics, intense focus.” Jobs also became deeply influenced by the emphasis that Buddhism places on intuition. “I began to realize that an intuitive understanding and consciousness was more significant than abstract thinking and intellectual logical analysis,” he later said. His intensity, however, made it difficult for him to achieve innerRead More →