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.
sive year-on-year increases, with annual growth in Gansu, Guizhou and
Qinghai provinces of 290 percent, 157 percent and 155 percent, respectively.
The growth is inseparable from the regions’ economic strengths and potential, accord
ing to Li Shunde, a senior intellectual property researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Internet-related IPR cases have been surging in recent
years because of the rapid development of the sector, he said.
Of the 10 typical IPR cases last year that were released by the top court on Monday, three were internet-related.
“Efficiency in settling cases also improved significantly in 2018,” said Song Xiaoming, head of the court’s IPR tribunal.
Courts settled 319,651 cases during the year, including some they had accepted previously, Song said.
repaired and replaced. Some 202 of them, including images of sunflowers, landscapes
, workers and soldiers, have been placed on the two sets of railings on the bridge to maintain its original appearance.
Guo Jian, deputy director of the Nanjing Center of Public Project Construction, said
the bridge could be used safely for another 100 years if properly maintained.
“The comprehensive examination before the bridge was closed showed that it was in its prime,” he
said. “The bridge has been reliable for years, even after several ships collided with the piers. The flow of traf
fic and the speed of vehicles have far exceeded the original design but have not affected its solidity.”
Yang, from the Nanjing Institute for Urban and Transportation Planning and Des
ign, said the bridge will continue to serve as a major road, rail and marine structure.
“It has been a witness to and participant in the country’s 40 years of fast development. It will g
reatly help the economic and traffic development of Nanjing, the province and the country,” Yang added.