Shanghai, which in 2013 began promoting the etique

tte of standing on the right and walking on the left, is not the first city to abandon the

norm. Many cities in China, including Tianjin, Xi’an and Nanjing have dropped the practice.

“It used to be a courtesy not to block people walking on the escalat

or, but given the safety concerns and damage to the machines, holding the handrails and standi

ng still should be advocated,” lawyer Liu Linsheng was quoted as saying in the local news portal Eastday.

The new notices, although not compulsory, have won support from commuters.

“It’s been a habit for most to leave space on the left for those who walk

on escalators, so we may not be able to change our habits overnight,” said Peng Xu

an, a commuter in Shanghai. “But for the safety of everyone, if you want to walk or are in a hurry, you can use the stairs.”

Peng said he has seen some people fall while trying to move too quickly

on an escalator, adding that during peak hours standing on both sides is more efficient.

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Mapping of parathyroid hormone to help patients of os

Scientists have for the first time seen clearly the dynamic structure of the receptor of human parathyroid hormone, of which the s

ecretion is closely related to diseases including osteoporosis, hypoparathyroidism, and cachexia.

The revelation provides valuable insights into discovering novel therap

eutics against such diseases, the group of researchers said at a media briefing on Friday.

Patients of osteoporosis, who the National Health Commission in October said number nearly 20 percent of Chin

ese over the age of 50, need to take medicines stimulating the human parathyroid hormone receptor.

As such medicines are polypeptide, they can only be injected rather than being orally ta

ken, which can trigger a reaction with enzymes in the mouth and become ineffective, researchers said.

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Appetite for fantasy, sci-firom Web Novel under the China

Ahead of this year’s London Book Fair in March, media reported a rise in interest in translat

ed works among British readers, with a special mention of the wider acceptance of transl

ated Chinese titles last year. For translator Anna Holmwood, this signals the arrival of a new era.

“This is a big moment for Chinese fiction abroad,” says Holmwood, who has translated Chinese literature for almost a decade.

Her translation work, Legends of the Condor Heroes: A Hero Born, a fa

ntasy novel written by Jin Yong (Louis Cha Leung-yung), and Liu Cixin’s science-fictio

n book, The Three Body Problem, are shown in a Nielsen report as examples of t

wo of the most popular Chinese fiction works in Britain in 2018. The Guardian adds the two novels “sold strongly”.

“Languages in growing demand include Chinese and Arabic, along

side Icelandic and Polish,” according to the Nielsen report that cites trends from 2014 to 2018.

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The research by Nielsen Bookscan found that, against th

 commonly seen “not more than 3-percent rule” of translated litera

ture’s presence in the English-language book markets, the number for 2018 was 5.63 percent in

Britain. And the total annual sales of translated fiction was worth 20.7 million pounds ($27.1 million).

Charlotte Collins, translator and co-chair of the British Translators Assoc

iation, says: “As we can see, this proportion has almost do

ubled in recent years … This is really exciting news, and welcome confirmation that pub

lishers have responded to the proven popularity and marketability of translated literature.”

The Guardian says embracing European fiction might have been triggered by the looming Brexit, and quot

es Fiammetta Rocco, administrator of the Man Booker International Prize, as saying: “Reading ficti

on is one of the best ways we have of putting ourselves in other people’s shoes. The rise in s

ales of translated fiction shows how hungry British readers are for terrific writing from other countries.”

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This video was allegedly filmed at around 10 pm, when

 Niuniu had already worked for most of the day.

Another clip shows Niuniu shocked by her mother’s sudden strike to her hand.

Many netizens have said that the viral videos show the harmful conditions that child mode

ls experience, and have asked for more care for the girl’s psychical and mental health.

More than 110 children’s clothing shops on Taobao, a Chinese online shopping platform, have unit

ed together to call for better regulation of the child modeling industry and greater protection for child models.

Footage of a mother kicking her three-year-old daughter has gone viral on Chinese social media, sparking outcry online.

The video was shot on Monday in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province, and began going viral Wednesday.

The daughter has been revealed to be Niuniu, a well-known child

model, who was kicked because she was allegedly “too tired to perform”.

The video has been viewed tens of millions of times, with many leaving comme

nts criticizing Niuniu’s mother for “abusing” her daughter and using her “as a tool to make money”.

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The mother on Monday afternoon issued an apology on

Twitter-like platform Sina Weibo and defended herself in several media interviews.Her

post on Sina Weibo said that Niuniu is her beloved daughter and that she had absolutely no intention of hurting or abusing h

er.She also told Beijing News: “My husband has a job; our family does not rely on Niuniu to make a living.”Niuniu’s mother posted an apol

ogy on Twitter-like platform Sina Weibo on April 10. [Photo/Sina WIt was getting dark at that time and Niuniu was about to run out to

the street, so my actions were out of worry for her,” she said.Most netizens however were not convinced, with one saying, “There is no stre

et in front of Niuniu but just a wall.”Two more clips later circulated online and exacerbated the situation.One shot i

n March shows Niuniu’s mum beating her with a hanger and shouting, “Concentrate your energy”.This video was

allegedly filmed at around 10 pm, when Niuniu had already worked for most of the day.

Another clip shows Niuniu shocked by her mother’s sudden strike to her hand.

Many netizens have said that the viral videos show the harmful conditions that child m

odels experience, and have asked for more care for the girl’s psychical and mental health.

More than 110 children’s clothing shops on Taobao, a Chinese online shopping platform, hav

e united together to call for better regulation of the child modeling industry and greater protection for child models.

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Employers may extend working hours after consult

ation with an employee, but shall not exceed three hours a day or 36 hours a month.

The 996 work schedule, however, can easily ratchet up weekly work to 60 hours.

Jiang said tech firms represent the country’s most advanced productive force and s

hould have the wisdom to adopt a more effective way to improve productivity.

Zhao Wei, an industrial sociology professor at Beijing

Normal University, said the new industries led by internet companies

have revolutionized how workloads are calculated, thus dimming the distinction of working overtime.

“Labor laws should be revised with new industries in m

ind-which in today’s case is the information industry,” she said.

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But he said legislators should clarify the respective

The head of one of the world’s best-known museums is retiring, and as the news spread l

ate Monday, netizens praised him as a tireless guardian and promoter of the nation’s heritage.

The retirement of Palace Museum Director Shan Jixiang, 65, whose name has frequently been

in the news, was announced on Monday at a meeting at the museum, also known as the Forbidden City.

Shan “has made the Forbidden City shift from a luxury beyond reach to one that is accessible to ordinary people”, Feng Kaitai, a la

wyer and Weibo user, posted on Monday. “He makes more younger people fall in love with the Forbidden City.”

The museum named Wang Xudong, director of Dunhuang Academy in Gansu province sinc

e 2014, as Shan’s successor. The academy manages and studies the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, also known as th

e Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, including hundreds of temples at a Silk Road crossroads.

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Always referring to himself as the “gatekeeper” of the Pa

Palace Museum, Shan joked about applying for a volunteer position after retirement.

His successor Wang Xudong was formerly the director of the Dunhuang Academy. He has b

een dedicated to the preservation of Dunhuang murals since 1991 and became the director of the institution in 2014.

China saw 112 million domestic tourist trips during the three-day tomb-sweeping holiday, up 10.

9 percent from last year’s holiday, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

The tourism revenue reached 47.9 billion yuan (about $7.1 billion) during the holiday which lasts from Fri

day to Sunday, up 13.7 percent, according to the ministry.

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor started a t

hree-day trip to Japan on Sunday to attend a symposium for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

The symposium, jointly held by Guangdong, Hong Kong and

Macao, will be on Tuesday in Tokyo, site of one of the world’s best-known and largest bay areas.

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Han lived in a 130-square-meter house before m

ng Wu. He planned to invite her to move in, but Wu didn’t want to leave her apartmen

t at the Social Welfare Institute of Wuhan in Jianghan district, where she had been residing for four years. So Han move

d to the institute, into an apartment across from Wu. He would call her every morning and they would eat three meals together.

On Nov 1, 2018, the two tied the knot. Han gave Wu a one-karat diamond ring at their wedding ceremony.

he institute arranged for them a suite, which has turned into a cozy home with their careful arrangement. Han’s books, newspap

ers and magnifying glasses and Wu’s handwork sit on the desk, while Han’s favorite calligraphy works hang on the wall.

Wu learns singing during the day and Han reads newspapers. When he plays Chinese che

ss, she sits and watches him. Sometimes they do handwork together, watch the TV news and order takeout food.

Han said he did astronomy research when he was young and Wu did oil exploration

, both areas requiring field work, so they have a lot of common topics to talk about every day.

On Thursday afternoon, they shot their wedding photos at the garden of the Social Welfare Institute. Han said, “I’m so happy.”

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