It is one of the oldest festivals, not only in China but also

hroughout the world, with a history of more than 2,000 years. In 2006, the traditional festival was listed as part of China’s

national intangible cultural heritage. In 2008, it was recognized as a public holiday in the Chinese mainland.

The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a Chu state

official and poet who lived during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC) before the reu

nification of China under the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). He was exiled after opposing his king’s decision to ally wit

h the neighboring state of Qin, and when Chu was finally conquered by Qin, he

committed suicide by drowning in the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.

The Chu people, who admired Qu Yuan for his loyalty and integrity, th

rew rice dumplings into the river to feed the fish so they would not eat the body of their po

et hero. People then started dragon boat racing to scare off the fish.

Since then, the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar is cel

brated as the Dragon Boat Festival. The following are some customs for the festival.

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hina Eastern looking to set up remote check-in, bag servic

Over the nex上海后花园女神会所 t three years, real-time baggage tracking will become a common featu

re for passengers to identify where their luggage is by checking the status on their mobile phones

China Eastern Airlines said it has proposed that off-airport chec

k-in and bag services be introduced at Beijing Daxing International Airport, and related equi

pment is expected to be built at several places such as metro stations in Beijing as part of its long-term planning.

The new gigantic airport located in southern Beijing is scheduled to start commercial operation

s on Sept 30. China Eastern and China Southern Airlines have confirmed that they will move to the new

hub, and more than 50 other domestic and foreign carriers have shown interest in operating flights there.

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inopec establish joint venture with Russian companie

hina Petrole上海会所品茶微信um and Chemical Corp, the world’s larg

est refiner by volume, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Russia’s Novatek and Gazp

rombank to market natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China, Sinopec said on Thursday.

The agreement, which aims to sell LNG produced by Novatek in the Arctic, was signed fo

llowing talks in Moscow between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

The agreement will be of considerable economic and social benefit an

d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga

s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.

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hina spends heavily on government-subsidized housing

China’s fiscal sp上海419论坛女神会所ending on government-subsidized housing saw a rapid increase in 2018 am

id government efforts to curb housing speculation and improve people’s livelihood.

Fiscal expenditures on government-subsidized housing projects totaled 737.2 billion yu

an ($107 billion) last year, up 46.4 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Finance said in an online statement.

The funds helped the renovation of 6.26 million shantytown units in u

rban areas and 1.9 million dilapidated houses in rural areas, and supported the co

nstruction of the matching facilities for 300,000 public rental housing, the ministry said.

The ministry vowed to strengthen supervision and management of the funds for government

-subsidized housing in 2019, and standardize the financing for shantytown renovation projects.

The country saw stable housing prices last year amid government co

ntrol policies under the principle of “houses are for living in, not for speculation.”

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Schools must provide more opportunities for students exp

experience tr上海品茶微信ansformative technologies. Only then will they be able to tackle the challenges of the ‘Intelligent Age’.”

A futuristic vibe permeates the entire campus. One can witness Xi

aoyi, a teaching aid program, answer students’ questions, while Xiaohuang, a self-dr

iving cart, delivers packages to teachers, and Wukong, a service robot, attends to visitors’ needs.

AI has also been integrated into 36 classes, from classical Chinese literature to biology. Li said the classes are meant to s

toke the students’ curiosity and familiarize them with AI technologies and equipment.

The school also provides intermediate classes on programming languages and web

and上海品茶微信 app design, and advanced lessons in robotics and self-driving technology.

Song Yan, director of the school’s information center, said there a

re plans to have 30 percent of students take part in AI-related courses.

“We want our students and teachers to have ample time to freely explore and innovate with AI,” he said.

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angmen platform, a provider of online tutorials, asses

Online courses have increased public access to q上海后花园女神会所uality educational resources, b

ut unlike traditional classrooms, the teachers cannot directly monitor and interact with the

ir students when teaching online, which can lead to disengaged students and poor feedback.

To resolve these issues, three students from Tsinghua and the University of Tsukuba in Japan

have created an AI-based model that can be integrated into online teaching platforms to analyze f

acial expressions and “bullet screens”, real-time viewers’ comments on the screen.

The model then crunches the data and creates a line graph that tells the teacher exactly when and what p

arts of the lesson students find most interesting or difficult. The project won third prize at th

e 2018 International Collegiate Competition for Brain-Inspired Computing hosted by Tsinghua.

“This empowers teachers to gain objective, timely and multifaceted insights into

their students’ state of learning, which can be used to assess and improve their lessons,” said Qie Nan, an ind

ustrial engineering doctoral candidate at Tsinghua and one of the people behind the project.

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Xi to visit Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, attend A summits

President X上海419品茶微信i Jinping will pay state visits to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan f

rom June 12 to 16, a foreign ministry spokesperson announced Sunday.

From June 12 to 14, Xi will pay a state visit to Kyrgyzstan and attend th

e 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Or

ganization (SCO) to be held in the capital city of Bishkek, Spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement.

From June 14 to 16, Xi will attend the fifth summit of the Conference

on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe, t

he capital city of Tajikistan, and pay a state visit to the country, Lu added.

Xi is paying the visits at the invitation of Kyrgyz President Soo

ronbay Jeenbekov and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, according to Lu.

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But, in general, they have been weaker when compa

red with urban areas, Zhang said. “Problems such as loose organization and lack of ability to provide public ser

vices and governance exist in some rural areas, which urgently requires intensified efforts,” he said.

In recent years, some rural areas have improved governance throu

gh innovative measures based on the reality of their situation, Zhang said.

The ministry released 20 model cases on better governance in rural areas on Wednesday.

They cover aspects such as improving connections and interactions between vil

lage officials and residents, facilitating public participation in decision-making, and

finding solutions to eliminate social problems, such as extravagance and waste in hosting events.

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arks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of China-Russi

Yunnan student on Friday was allowed 30 percent extra time in the natio

nal college entrance exam, or gaokao, due to her physical disability, local media has reported.

This is the first reported case of such an allowance in the province.

Xu Ruiyang, who lives with spinal muscular atrophy, is confined to a wheelchair and writes slower than other students.

Authorities approved extra time for her, in a bid to let her operate on the same level as her classmates.

Premier Li says a ‘special difference’ can spur market vitality and jobs

China will issue more measures to further implement the country’s innov

ation-driven development strategy and incentivize business startups and innovation nationwide, the State

Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday.

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Growing economic dynamism will also serve as an impo

portant stabilizing factor, he said. China’s research and development spending ranks se

cond in the world, accounting for around 2.18 percent of its GDP, while emerging strategic industries, the

sharing economy and other new growth engines are also seeing continuous expansion.

The strong leadership of the Communist Party of China and the solid material and technological foundation built through decad

es of rapid development in the era of reform and opening-up will also help shore up economic growth, he said.

He added that China also has enormous resilience, potential and flexibility in developm

ent, deep experience in macroeconomic regulation and ample space for policy adjustments.

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