increasing ratio of city buses. In 2017, China’s overall e-bus retention rate reached 35.9 percent, and every three buses included an e-bus
, according to a report released by the consulting company under the China Center for Information Industry Development.
Wu Chuxiao, senior analyst at the Automobile Industry Research Center under CC
ID Consulting, said: “Currently, China’s NEV industry has the condition and foundation for large-scale promotion and application in terms of politics, eco
nomy, society and technology. However, limited by techniques, cost, infrastructure and public awareness, it sti
ll takes a certain amount of time to replace traditional vehicles with NEVs on a large scale.”
“Nevertheless, e-buses, as an essential part of the urban transportation network, have fixed
operation routes and distance, exclusive parking lots with charging facilities, as well as public fin
ancial subsidies. Chances are that China will take a lead in the further development of electric buses,” said Wu.
shows that college students slated to graduate in 2019 have higher
expectations of working in these cities, than in cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
According to the platform, 44 percent of new graduates this year wish to find their jobs in new fir
st-tier cities, while only about 30 percent hope to work in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Yang Zheng, who graduated with a master’s degree from Fudan University in Shanghai in March, said th
at he received three offers from companies in the city, but finally chose a high-tech enterprise in neighboring Hangzhou.
“I’ve spent about seven years in Shanghai, it’s time to explore a new world,” he said, laughing. “The most importa
nt reason I chose Hangzhou is the city’s potential development in the high-tech industry, which can bring us more opportunities.”
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
Hotels in Shanghai will no longer automatically provide disposable daily necessities such as toothbrush, comb and shaver f
rom July 1 as a regulation on household waste will come into effect in the city on the day, People’s Daily reported.
Around 4.8 billion guests booked into 440,000 hotels in China in 2017, as per data. More than 70 percent o
f soaps are thrown away after being used once, a survey shows. Calculated by weight, each hotel t
hrows away 2.5 kg disposable soaps every day and 440,000 hotels would throw away more than 400,000 tons
of soaps every year. If each ton of soaps costs 20,000 yuan, that would be 8 billion yuan worth of soap.
Apart from soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, shampoo and bath foam are often discarded
after one-time use. It’s not only a waste of money, but also a burden for environment as many articles are non-degradable.