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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 expects the number of young travelers who take educatio

nal trips to grow by more than 50 percent compared with the same period of last year.

At the moment, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and Canada are am

ong the most popular foreign destinations for those inquiring about study tours, while Beijing, Gansu prov

ince’s Dunhuang, Shanghai, Shaanxi province’s Xi’an and Jiangsu province’s Nanjing topped the domestic-destination list.

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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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Zhang was sentenced to death at first instance and apologized

In a fight 22 years ago, Zhang Duan’s mother in Hanzhong, Shaanxi Province, was injured and killed by the Wang family. Wang Zhengjun, the third son of the Wang family, was sentenced to seven years’imprisonment for

intentional injury to death. The total compensation for Zhangjia was 9639.3 yuan. On the day before the Lunar New Year in 2018, suspect Zhang Jianku killed three of Wang’s father and son in public, which resulted in the t

ragedy of revenge on New Year’s Eve. On the afternoon of January 8, 2019, the Shaanxi Han Intermediate Court sentenced Zhang to

withhold the death penalty and deprive him of political rights for life on the first trial of the crime of intentional homicide and intentional destruction of property.

During the trial, Zhang claimed that he never gave up the idea of revenge for his mother, but he was “

a little impulsive” when committing the crime. At the vestibular meeting, the defender had made a number of appeals, which were rejected. These include the defender’s request for psychiatric appraisal of Zhang Deduction.

According to prosecution charges, on August 27, 1996, Zhang’s mother, Wang Xiuping, was injured and killed by Wang Zhengjun, then 17, in

a neighborhood dispute. On 5 December 1996, Wang Zhengjun was sentenced to seven years’imprisonment.

On the eve of the Spring Festival in 2018, Zhang Bunku, 35, discovered that Wang Zhengjun was at home for the Spring Festival. He bought hats, masks and other tools in order to get revenge. On February 15, 2018 (Ne

w Year’s Eve), Zhang Bunku saw Wang Zhengjun and his brother Wang Xuejun and his relatives go up to the mountains to worship their ancestors. He put on his hat and mask to camo

uflage. He carried a single-edged knife, toy gun and other people to follow Wang Zhengjun. When walking to the village road, Zhang Bunku first stabbed Wang Zhengjun with a single-edged knife. When Wang Xuejun and others ran out of the scene in panic, Zh

ang buckled the knife and caught up with Wang Zhengjun for stabbing. During this period, Wang Xuejun fell into the roadside ditch and Zhang buckled jumped into the ditch and continued stabbing Wang Xueju

n until Wang Xuejun collapsed in the ditch and remained still, and then returned to stabbing Wang Zheng

jun who had fallen down on the roadside. Then Zhang buckled into Wang Zhengjun’s father Wang Zixin’s courtyard, stabbing Wang Zixin with a knife until Wang Zixin fell to the ground.

Zhang returned home with a kitchen knife, a red wine bottle with petrol and a beer bottle. He came t

o Wang Xuejun’s car and chopped up the window glass of the car with a kitchen knife. He lit two wine bottles and threw them into the car, causing serious damage to the rear of the car. Then Zhang fled the scene.

After 120 examinations, all three victims died. On February 17 of the same year, Zhang detained the case to the public security organs. Dur

ing the court trial, Zhang Keu acknowledged the facts of the crime charged by the prosecution, but he did not admit to making up for Wang Zhengjun’s knife.

Defenders believe that the conviction evidence of Zhang’s detention case is insufficient, and it was caused by the blood case 22 years ago. After Zhang’s detention case occ

urred, he voluntarily surrendered himself, hoping that the court would give him a way out. According to the prosecutor, in terms of the subjective viciousness and social harmfulness of Zhang Deduction case, Zhang Deduction moved others to anger because of venting his personal indigna

tion. On New Year’s Eve, he killed three members of the Royal family, 49 knives of them. The criminal means were cruel and the means were extremely bad. The death penalty should be applied to Zhang Deduction. After tri

al, the court held that Zhang Deduction constituted the crime of intentional homicide and the crime of intentional destruction of property. Although Zhang Deduction constitut

ed voluntary surrender, it was not enough to give him a lighter punishment. The court sentenced him to death at first instance and deprived him of political rights for life.

According to court investigation, Zhang graduated from junior high school in July 1999, worked in Xinjiang for one year after six months, returned home at the end of the year, and

was deceived by job hunting, learning excavators and many times into pyramid selling organizations until 2014. He was a man who had reveng

e and wanted to meet the man who cheated him to learn excavator in the future. He had to kill the man.

After October 2010, he went to Guangdong to find a job, and from 2011 to the end of 2016, he went to Shaoxing and Hangzhou factories in Zhejiang Province to work.

From May to August 2017, Zhang worked in the Pacific island country of Fiji for three months. He ha

d poor conditions, poor food and low wages abroad. The company leader was also fond of swearing, so he returned to his hometown. After August 2017, he stayed in his old town, New Market Town, and never went out.

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