flight times available in first – and second-tiercities

are quite tight,” said Li Xiaojin, a professor of aviation economics at the Civil Aviation University of China in Tianjin.

“Instead, by launching new flights at smaller cities, airlines may be able to realize net profits after two to three years of operati

ons. In the beginning stage, there are usually some favorable policies in price and services. In the next few year

s, the flight times available at those smaller airports may become precious, as well,” he said.

Shanghai-based Chinese budget carrier Spring Airlines has establis

hed three strategic bases since 2017. They are the airports in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, Ningbo, Zhejiang province, and Shantou, Guan

gdong province, in addition to its main hub airports in Shanghai. Without much competition from major State-owned

airlines, Spring has achieved significant room for growth of launching more flights.

In summer and fall flying seasons of last year, about three quarters of Spri

ng’s flights departed from third-tier cities. Spring has a promising prospect, driven by the

growing passenger demand from smaller cities, according to a research report of Changjiang Securities.

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Cabbies evacuate students free of chargeed many pe

Cabbies warmed many people’s hearts when they rushed to evacuate stu

dents and residents free of charge after a fire broke out on Qipan Mountain in She

nyang, Northeast China’s Liaoning province, last Tuesday, Beijing Evening News reported.

The fire started at about 1:50 pm and expanded quickly as the wind blew at a speed of 12.8 meters per second.

Students of He University, situated at Mt. Qipan Scenery Tourism Dev

elopment Zone, and residents living nearby needed to be evacuated for safety reasons.

Many cabbies rushed to Qipan Mountain and transported people away free of charge.

“We don’t know if the university has enough vehicles to send studen

ts away, so we came as soon as we heard the news,” said Zhang Shengjun, a member of Fu

shun Leifeng, a voluntary cab-driver team. “We’re waiting outside the school gate to see if we can offer some help.”

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Affordable, quality preschools will be the priority, the m

inistry said. Governments at all levels are encouraged to establish public kindergartens,

aiming to get about 50 percent of all preschool children into public education by 2020, it said.

Communities, State-owned enterprises and public institutions

such as universities are also encouraged to establish their own kindergartens, it said.

Lyu Yugang, director of the ministry’s basic education department, said the cent

ral government will allocate 16.8 billion yuan to support preschool education.

Construction work has begun on the athletes’ village for the 2

021 Summer Universiade in Chengdu, located at Chengdu University.

Covering an area of around 37 hectares, the Universiade Village consists of eight specific buil

dings, including apartments for athletes, service center, health center, administrative affairs center, inter

national communication center, gymnasiums, aquatic center and the College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts.

In addition, construction is continuing on the tournament stadium, main gymnasium

and ball game gymnasiums. Major transportation projects, such as a new expressway, are also underway.

The 2021 Summer Universiade was officially awarded to

Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan Province, this March. The proposed dates for the tournament are August

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Top 10 Chinese cities with the most job opportunitie

Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong province provides the most

job opportunities in enterprises in the first quarter of this year, a report said.

With development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greate

r Bay Area set to begin, Guangzhou witnessed 24.95 percent year-on-year growth in recrui

tment demand in Q1, according to the report by 58 Tongcheng Recruitment Research Institute.

First-tier cities including Beijing and Shanghai continue to provide the largest job markets i

n China, while new first-tier cities such as Chengdu in Southwest China’s Sichuan province and Hangzhou in E

ast China’s Zhejiang province show strong momentum in recruitment demand growth.

With an average monthly wage of 9,723 yuan ($1,447.64), Shanghai, China’s financial center, pays the highest salaries in the co

untry, followed by Hangzhou with an average of 8,684 yuan, up 25.77 percent year-on-year — the highest growth rate.

Let’s take a look at which Chinese cities provide the most job opportunities.

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Jacks Thomas, director of the London book fair, told

 Xinhua that China’s participation in the book fair is also essential to Britain’s publishing market.

“The number of Chinese exhibitors is always in the top 10, and it has

been that way in the past three years. We are absolutely delighted with that,” Thomas says, ad

ding that some of her colleagues are picking up Mandarin to enhance communication with Chinese publishers.

Other notable titles released at the LBF 2019 included the first batch of four books of Key Conc

epts in Chinese Thought and Culture in English by China’s Foreign Language Teaching and Res

earch Press and Palgrave Macmillan. The Core Values of Chinese Civilization, written by Chen Lai, dean of the Academy of Ch

inese Learning at Tsinghua University, has been printed by SDX Joint Publishing and Springer Nature.

Sara Crowley-Vigneau, an editor with Palgrave Macmillan, says: “At a time wh

en the understanding of different histories, languages and cultures globally is at a pre

mium, these series provide a valuable roadmap to the concepts which underpin 21st-century Chinese society.”

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Beware craze for computer programming traininga training

district, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, has seen the scale of its computer programming class increase expon

entially from dozens of students to tens of thousands in three years. China Daily reporter Li Yang comments:

In early 2017, the State Council sought to encourage computer program

ming education in primary and middle schools so as to boost the development of artifi

cial intelligence. Which fired the starting gun for training agencies to scramble to provide such education while mo

st schools were still waiting for the Education Ministry’s not-yet-ready deployment.

The popularity of computer programming training is not limited to Hangzho

u, it has become the most robust growth point in the extracurricular training market nationwide.

Yet a worrying phenomenon is that many trainees have just bid far

ewell to their toddler phase, and are too young to be learning programming skills.

It is noteworthy that, in most cases, it is parents who seat the minors behind monitors for ho

urs, irrespective of whether the children have developed the necessary capability to study programming.

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When Feinstein tries to conclude the meeting, a woman says

  the children “have decades of life that they hope to still have, and your leadership is so be

autifully, beautifully possible,” the senator replies, “That doesn’t work with me, thank you.”

  A woman urges the children to read the letter aloud.

  Once most of the children exit, several women stay and calmly chat with Feinstein. One of them says voting to support the deal is important even thou

gh it “isn’t something that’s aimed at passing right now” and the 16-year-old inquires about internship opportunities in F

einstein’s office.Even if everything goes according to plan, it will likely be months before construction on President D

onald Trump’s sought-after border wall can even start, according to senior defense officials.

  Trump recently declared a national emergency on the southern border, a move that in theory will allow his admini

stration to tap and repurpose more than $3 billion in military construction funds to build sections of the wall.

  The declaration has been challenged by several states and some members of Congress.

  Trump also said that his administration would use the Pentagon’s counter drug fund to build sections of the wall.

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Germany claims the crown for record gathering of smurfs

group of German friends claimed a world record on Saturday for the highest

number of smurfs gathered in one place.

Fans of the blue elf-like creatures created in a Belgian comic strip during

the 1950s, managed to gather

2,762 people dressed and painted blue in regulation smurf attire – curly hats and all.

The gathering took place at the town of Lauchringen, near the German border

with Switzerland, the organizers reported on Facebook.

Their record came three years after their first attempt failed to beat the record

held by Welsh students who managed to unite 2,510 regulation smurfs in Swansea back in 2009.

The German‘s first effort failed, with only 2,149 turning up.

The rules of the game are strict: The only people counted as the genuine article are

those with any bare skin painted blue and the rest of the body clothed in smurf attire.

The group of friends made their second, victorious attempt on Saturday with the

backing of the mayor of Lauchringen, they said.

The smurfs, small, impish creatures who live in a village, were created by the

Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford, known as Peyo.

They became so popular that the stories eventually spilled over into cartoons and

even live-action films.

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people die in train mishap in eastern Indiaothers injured wh

t least six people were killed and several others injured when a train derailed in India’s eastern state of Bihar early on Sunday.

According to official sources, the Delhi-bound train derailed in the Vaishali district o

f Bihar state when the driver of the ill-fated train was trying to change the tracks.

The “12487 Jogbani-Anand Vihar Seemanchal Express” was reportedly running

at full speed and the passengers were asleep when the accident occurred at around 4:00 a.m. local time.

The train was scheduled to reach Delhi’s Anand Vihar railway station at around 9:00 p.m. local time on Sunday.

Meanwhile, relief and rescue operations are underway at the site of the accident.

“We are focusing on rescue and relief operations right now. Railway Accident Me

dical Van along with team of doctors are at site. Two teams of the National Disas

ter Response Force have reached the spot,” said Smita Vats Sharma, spokesperson of Indian Railways.

All trains running on this particular route have been diverted.

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