In 1908, the rail line from Shanghai reached Nanjing

The rail link between Tianjin and Nanjing’s Pukou district-the Tientsin-Pukow Railw

ay-was completed in 1912. But the two lines could not be connected because there was no bridge across the river.

According to the Academy of Sociology, which was founded by scholars from Nanjing Univers

ity, at least two structures-the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge and the Chongqing Baishatuo Yangtze

River Bridge-were built before the Nanjing structure. But neither was considered a landmark by the public.

In 1913, Zhan Tianyou, who was known as “the father of China’s railways”, traveled to Nan

jing to inspect the Yangtze riverbed to build a bridge. However, he dropped his plan because the river had an ave

rage width of 1,500 meters, was more than 70 meters at its deepest and the water flow was 3 meters per second.

Zhan reportedly stayed for a few days, left without saying a word, and then decided to inspe

ct the river in Wuhan, Hubei province, before completing the first design for the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge.

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The name 996.ICU refers to a saying among Chin

hinese developers that following the 996 schedule puts you at risk of ending up in an intensive care unit.

In the weeks that followed the creation of 996.ICU in March, the page ha

s accrued almost 200,000 stars-which indicates popularity among users.

Users listed tech companies that use the 996 schedule, and then crea

ted a licensing agreement that would ban such companies from using their codes.

The 996.ICU page was soon blocked on multiple platforms including the messaging tool WeChat and the UC Browser.

The 996 schedule was allegedly first adopted in 2016 by 58.com, a major online classified advertisement site.

Jiang Ying, a professor at China University of Labor Relations

and a leading expert on China’s Labor Law, said the rare protest by sleep-deprived tech f

irm employees underscored the difficulties facing workers who defend their rights.

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In 2012, Shan took the helm of one of the world’s prem

museums. As China’s imperial palace from 1420 to 1911, the museum welcomes millions of visit

ors each year – more than 17.5 million in 2018, among the most of any museum in the world.

Shan became director when the museum was beset by controversies, inc

luding a crowding problem, a burglary and a case of someone damaging its exhibits.

He is often credited with taking creative measures to turn things around. To control the cr

owds, he set a cap of 80,000 daily visitors, and he improved the security of the museum and its exhibits.

Shan also has been known for helping the public see more of the museum and its treasures. He ex

panded the area accessible to the public from 30 percent in 2012 to 80 percent today.

The museum is guardian of more than 1.86 million cultural relics, accord

ing to a detailed inventory finished during Shan’s tenure. That

accounts for 42 percent of country’s total number of “registered national-level precious cultural relics”.

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Foreign destinations highlighting blooming flowers

tract Chinese travelers to spend their breaks there. Japan, for example, has become a po

pular destination for Chinese visitors every March and April for its full-blown cherry blossoms.

Ctrip said about one million Chinese travelers will pay visits to Jap

an in this year’s cherry blossom season, and spend tens of billions of yuan there.

Li Qiuyan, branding director with Lvmama, another online travel agency in Shanghai, said travelers are still excited about

the break even though they only get three days off work — especially those senior college students that will graduate thi

s June and are preparing a spring journey to finish out their college period with a bang.

According to Lvmama, self-guided tours and high-speed

railways are the two most popular choices for travelers during Qingming Festival.

Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb-sweeping Festival in Chi

na, is a traditional Chinese holiday for spring outings and worshiping ancestors.

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Resources like healthcare, education and culture are un

movable. However, internet blurs the boundary and allows people to access high-quality resources without leaving their home.

According to the action plan, China will promote Internet Plus in several sectors such as healthcare, elderly care, education and culture, to boost new con

sumption based on internet platforms, and develop online and offline coordinated consumption.

According to a report from the China E-commerce Research Ce

nter, in 2017, China’s online education market was worth 240.2 billion yuan, up 53.97 perc

ent from the previous year. The figure is expected to grow to more than 400 billion yuan in market scale in 2018.

The upgrade in information capacity usually brings about great changes, Wang Zhenzhong, an engi

neer from Alibaba Group, told the newspaper. “It will upgrade the former consumption and create new consumption sectors.”

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The President’s emergency Proclamation reasonably descr

  ribed the current situation as an ongoing ‘border security and humanitarian crisis,'” Boyd adds. “The cris

is at the border … may qualify as an emergency even though it, too, is not entirely new.”

  Twelve Republican senators banded together Thursday to deliver the f

orceful rebuke after expressing concerns that Trump’s use of the national emergency decla

ration as an end-run around Congress violates the separation of powers and sets a bad precedent that a woul

d-be future Democratic president could follow to unilaterally drive their agenda.

  The White House sought to pare back Republican defections leading up to the vote, with the President and White House aides

making clear to Republican senators that a vote against Trump on this issue would have ramifications come re-election time.

  Trump rejected entreaties from several Senate Republicans t

o agree to a compromise that would curtail his national emergency powers and instead fra

med the vote not as a matter of constitutional concerns, but rather as a litmus test on border security.

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The program, customized for primary school student

nts, features smaller basketballs, lower rims and more accessible courts on campus to make the already popular sport even more appealing.

Yao, at 2.26 meters tall, has been a towering figure at two sessions meetings since 2013. But this year, instead of making

new proposals, he chose to focus on gathering more support from governmental departments to expand the program.

“It has to be a collaborative effort between the sports and educa

tion departments,” said Yao, an eight-time NBA All-Star with the Houston Rockets.

“To make it campus-based means we don’t count on it to cultivate future pro players. … We b

elieve participation in team sports helps children grow stronger as individuals physically and mentally.”

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We don’t know why regulators are taking different approaches

  The MAX 8 was unveiled to great fanfare little over two years ago, but passengers ar

ound the world are now asking if the planes are safe after they were involved in two tragedies in less than six months.

  On Monday, Boeing said it has no “basis to issue new guidance to operators.”

  But several countries have taken the decision out of their hands, grounding the 737 MAX 8 or th

e whole MAX range to carry out additional safety checks and await developments in the investigation.

  On the other hand, most airlines in the US have said they are still confident in the model,

and the Federal Aviation Administration has not yet taken action. Several American airlines have the plane in th

eir fleet, including Southwest, which has more MAX 8s than any carrier other in the world.

  ”We remain confident in the safety and airworthiness of our fleet of more than 750 Boeing aircraft,” Southwest said in a statement sent to CNN on Monday.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with the space station in demo flight

  SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, its first spacecraft designed to carry humans, took flight for the first time Saturday.

  An uncrewed demonstration mission took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Saturd

ay for the International Space Station. NASA tweet

ed early Sunday that it had attached to the International Space Station.

  ”Capture confirmed!” it said.

  The successful launch without people puts SpaceX one step closer to

an historic landmark: Crew Dragon could be the first commercially built sp

acecraft to carry NASA astronauts to orbit. And Crew Dragon — along with a capsule called Sta

rliner built by Boeing — could end the United States’ decade-long reliance on Russia for human spaceflight.

  Elon Musk, SpaceX’s chief executive and lead designer, told a cro

wd of reporters that he was “emotionally exhausted” after launch. His rocket com

pany’s main goal since it was founded in 2002 was to someday send humans to space.

  ”It’s been 17 years to get to this point,” he said. It took “an in

credible amount of hard work and sacrifice from a lot of people to get to this point.”

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