Zhao added that the new consumption trend of this

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 pollutes more than any other.

The holiday period also triggered demand for travel-related pro

ducts. Suning reported that sales of sunblock products and sunscreen clothes grew 74 perc

ent and 107 percent year-on-year. Travel packages rose by 128 percent during the period.

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Ultralow emissions will be realized at all steel manufa

cturers in key regions, and in 80 percent of the sector nationwide by the end of 2025, under a guideline pub

lished by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment on Sunday. The guideline was drafted by the ministry and four other central gove

rnment bodies, including the National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s economic planner.

The guideline sets different limits for various procedures in steel produ

ction. The hourly density of particulate matter in emissions should be below 10 mill

igrams per cubic meter in all procedures. As for sulfur dioxide and nitric oxide discharges, the limit can dif

fer. The hourly concentration of sulfur dioxide, for example, should be below 35 mg/cu m in emissions generated by core pr

ocesses, such as pellet roasting, but the standard is relaxed to 50 mg/cu m for other processes.

At least 80 percent of raw materials and products should be transported v

ia railway, ship and pipeline rather than road transportation, the guideline said.

China is the largest steel-maker in the world. The country produced 928 million metri

c tons of crude steel in 2018, representing 51.3 percent of the world’s output, the ministry said.

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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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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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So far, several provinces, including Sichuan, Hunan and

Guangdong, have integrated study travel into teaching programs for primary and middle schoolers.

A number of middle schools in Beijing have already developed study tours that cover Jiangsu pro

vince’s Nanjing and Zhejiang province’s Hangzhou, as well as Canada and Australia, for their students.

“The original purpose of bringing study tours into students’ comprehensive performa

nce evaluation is good, because the tour will broaden their knowledge and stimulate their interests,” says Zhang.

“It’s a good complement to closed-classroom education.”

The education systems of many developed countries have schools that encourage study tours.

In Japan, numerous schools have well-established study tours fo

r their students, while a considerable number of private schools in the UK, the US, Aust

ralia and New Zealand have arranged for students to take themed education tours.

However, Zhang cautions that it has to be voluntary on the students’ part and parents sh

ould choose products based on their children’s interests and the family’s financial circumstances.

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A purported doctor who goes by the alias Dahanc

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 outraged when Xie Jianping, a chemical engineer who created less harmful to

bacco products, became an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

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Baidu CEO nominated to be academician; protest follows

Baidu CEO Robin Li Yanhong’s recent nomination for the country’s highest academic title

in engineering has triggered heated debate, with some netizens claiming Li was unqualified bec

ause of his search engine’s insufficient regulation of fraudulent medical advertising.

Li was one of 531 candidates, including 114 entrepreneurs, who might become academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engi

neering at the end of the year, according to a statement released by the academy on April 30.

Other nominees include e-commerce giant Alibaba’s technology chief Wang Jian, car

maker BYD founder Wang Chuanfu, and Microsoft computer engineer Harry Shum. The candidates wil

l be subject to a strict selection process, and only around 10 to 15 percent of them will be granted the prestigious title.

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When Yü-ts’un heard these remarks, he at length credited

When Yü-ts’un heard these remarks, he at length credited what had been told him by Tzu-hsing the day before, and he lost no time in again expressing his sense of gratitude to Lin Ju-hai.

Ju-hai resumed the conversation.

“I have fixed,” (he explained,) “upon the second of next month, for my young daughter’s departure for the capital, and, if you, brother mine, were to travel along with her, would it not be an advantage to herself, as well as to yourself?”

Yü-ts’un signified his acquiescence as he listened to his proposal; feeling in his inner self extremely elated.

Ju-hai availed himself of the earliest opportunity to get ready the presents (for the capital) and all the requirements for the journey, which (when completed,) Yü-ts’un took over one by one. His

pupil could not, at first, brook the idea, of a separation from her father, but the pressing wishes of her grandmother left her no course (but to comply).

“Your father,” Ju-hai furthermore argued with her, “is already fifty; and I entertain no wish to marry again; and then you are always

ailing; besides, with your extreme youth, you have, above, no mother of your own to take care of you, and below, no sisters to

attend to you. If you now go and have your maternal grandmother, as well as your mother’s brothers and your cousins to depend upon, you will be doing the best thing to reduce the

anxiety which I feel in my heart on your behalf. Why then should you not go?”

Tai-yü, after listening to what her father had to say, parted from him in a flood of tears and followed her nurse and several old matrons from the Jung mansion on board her boat,

and set out on her journey.

Yü-ts’un had a boat to himself,

and with two youths to wait on him,

he prosecuted his voyage in the wake of Tai-yü.

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“There’s nothing new whatever,” answered Tzu-hsing

“There’s nothing new whatever,” answered Tzu-hsing. “There is one thing however: in the family of one of your worthy kinsmen, of the same name as yourself, a trifling, but yet remarkable, occurrence has taken place.”

“None of my kindred reside in the capital,” rejoined Yü-ts’un with a smile. “To what can you be alluding?”

“How can it be that you people who have the same surname do not belong to one clan?” remarked Tzu-hsing, sarcastically.

“In whose family?” inquired Yü-ts’un.

“The Chia family,” replied Tzu-hsing smiling, “whose quarters are in the Jung Kuo Mansion, does not after all reflect discredit upon the lintel of your door, my venerable friend.”

“What!” exclaimed Yü-ts’un, “did this affair take place in that family? Were we to begin reckoning, we would find the members of my clan to be anything but limited in number. Since the time of our ancestor Chia Fu, who lived while the Eastern Han dynasty occupied the Throne, the branches of our family have been numerous and flourishing; they are now to be found in every single province, and who could, with any accuracy, ascertain their whereabouts? As regards the Jung-kuo branch in particular, their names are in fact inscribed on the same register as our own, but rich and exalted as they are, we have never presumed to claim them as our relatives, so that we have become more and more estranged.”

“Don’t make any such assertions,”

Tzu-hsing remarked with a sigh, “the present two mansions of Jung and

Ning have both alike also suffered reverses,

and they cannot come up to their state of days of yore.”

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“Up to this day, these two households of Ning and of Jung,” Yü-ts’un suggested, “still maintain a very large retinue of people, and how can it be that they have met with reverses?”

“To explain this would be indeed a long story,” said Leng Tzu-hsing. “Last year,” continued Yü-ts’un, “I arrived at Chin Ling, as I entertained a wish to visit the

remains of interest of the six dynasties, and as I on that day entered the walled town of Shih T’ou, I passed by the entrance of that old residence. On the east

side of the street, stood the Ning Kuo mansion; on the west the Jung Kuo mansion; and these two, adjoining each other as they do, cover in fact well-nigh

half of the whole length of the street. Outside the front gate everything was, it is true, lonely and deserted; but at a glance into the interior over the enclosing wall, I

perceived that the halls, pavilions, two-storied structures and porches presented still a majestic and lofty appearance. Even the flower garden, which extends over

the whole area of the back grounds, with its trees and rockeries, also possessed to that day an air of luxuriance and freshness, which betrayed no signs of a ruined

or decrepid establishment.”