The group also made up for over one-third of the tot

tal tourism consumption during the holidays in Fliggy, the online tourism platform of e-commerce giant Alibaba Gr oup. Purchase of tourism products on Fliggy by people born after 2000 rose 500 percent on an annualized basis, it said. Online hotel orders from younger parents, with children un der the age of three, soared by 77 percent from a year ago during the four-day vacation. “The younger generation, especially those born after 1990 and 1995, are m ore used to ‘fingertip’ consumption and are fast becoming disrupters in the e-com merce sector,” said Yang Qin, a business analyst from market consultancy …

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So far, several provinces, including Sichuan, Hunan and

Guangdong, have integrated study travel into teaching programs for primary and middle schoolers. A number of middle schools in Beijing have already developed study tours that cover Jiangsu pro vince’s Nanjing and Zhejiang province’s Hangzhou, as well as Canada and Australia, for their students. “The original purpose of bringing study tours into students’ comprehensive performa nce evaluation is good, because the tour will broaden their knowledge and stimulate their interests,” says Zhang. “It’s a good complement to closed-classroom education.” The education systems of many developed countries have schools that encourage study tours. In Japan, numerous schools have well-established study tours …

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Baidu CEO nominated to be academician; protest follows

Baidu CEO Robin Li Yanhong’s recent nomination for the country’s highest academic title in engineering has triggered heated debate, with some netizens claiming Li was unqualified bec ause of his search engine’s insufficient regulation of fraudulent medical advertising. Li was one of 531 candidates, including 114 entrepreneurs, who might become academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engi neering at the end of the year, according to a statement released by the academy on April 30. Other nominees include e-commerce giant Alibaba’s technology chief Wang Jian, car maker BYD founder Wang Chuanfu, and Microsoft computer engineer Harry Shum. The candidates wil …

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The next morning the 2,600-seat auditorium was mobbed. Jobs

The next morning the 2,600-seat auditorium was mobbed. Jobs arrived in a double-breasted blue blazer, a starched white shirt, and a pale green bow tie. “This is the most important When asked about his obsessive concern over the look of the factory, Jobs said it was a way to ensure a passion for perfection:   moment in my entire life,” he told Sculley as they waited backstage for the program to begin. “I’m really nervous. You’re probably the only person who knows how I feel about this.” Sculley grasped his hand, held it for a moment, and whispered “Good luck.” …

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The technology writer Steven Levy, who was then working for

The technology writer Steven Levy, who was then working for Rolling Stone, came to interview Jobs, who urged him to convince the magazine’s publisher to put the Macintosh team on the cover of the magazine. “The chances of Jann Wenner agreeing to displace Sting in   favor of a bunch of computer nerds were approximately one in a googolplex,” Levy thought, correctly. Jobs took Levy to a pizza joint and pressed the case: Rolling Stone was “on the ropes, running crummy articles, looking desperately for new topics and new audiences. The Mac could be its salvation!” Levy pushed back. Rolling …

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When Yü-ts’un heard these remarks, he at length credited

When Yü-ts’un heard these remarks, he at length credited what had been told him by Tzu-hsing the day before, and he lost no time in again expressing his sense of gratitude to Lin Ju-hai. Ju-hai resumed the conversation. “I have fixed,” (he explained,) “upon the second of next month, for my young daughter’s departure for the capital, and, if you, brother mine, were to travel along with her, would it not be an advantage to herself, as well as to yourself?” Yü-ts’un signified his acquiescence as he listened to his proposal; feeling in his inner self extremely elated. Ju-hai availed …

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“There’s nothing new whatever,” answered Tzu-hsing

“There’s nothing new whatever,” answered Tzu-hsing. “There is one thing however: in the family of one of your worthy kinsmen, of the same name as yourself, a trifling, but yet remarkable, occurrence has taken place.” “None of my kindred reside in the capital,” rejoined Yü-ts’un with a smile. “To what can you be alluding?” “How can it be that you people who have the same surname do not belong to one clan?” remarked Tzu-hsing, sarcastically. “In whose family?” inquired Yü-ts’un. “The Chia family,” replied Tzu-hsing smiling, “whose quarters are in the Jung Kuo Mansion, does not after all reflect discredit …

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