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A government draft released Friday said that children under six years old can take public transpor

t for free and those aged between six and 14 can avail of half-price tickets when presenting valid ID cards.

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tional Development and Reform Commission and is now open for public comments.

Height rather than age is the current determinant for deciding who can avail of cut-price or free tickets.上海乌托邦

Children whose height is below 120 centimeters can get fre

e tickets, while those between 120 and 150 centimeters can buy children’s tickets.

上海乌托邦女神会所Children taller than 150 centimeters are required to buy adult tickets under current policy.

As youngsters now tend to grows taller than their age, the current st

andards are believed to be unfair and there have been calls for overhauling the policy.上海乌托邦女神会所

The draft also highlighted that children who get free tickets should take up no more than 10 percent of buses’ passenger capacity.

The new policy will not be applicable to buses with nine seats or fewer

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The US remains the world’s wealthiest country, with private wealth valued at $60.7 trillion in 2018.

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“The United States is very concerned that the digital services tax which is expected to pass the French Senate tomorrow un

fairly targets American companies,” USTR Robert Lighthizer said in a statement.

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iminatory or unreasonable and burdens or restricts United States commerce,” Lighthizer said.

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“The structure of the proposed new tax as well as statements by officials suggest that France i

s unfairly targeting the tax at certain US-based technology companies,” the USTR’s Office claimed.

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AI can help teachers handle low-value, repetitive labo

bor such as gradin上海乌托邦品茶微信g assignments, allowing them to focus more on optimizin

g their lessons and paying closer attention to students’ performances,” he said.

AI can tutor and test students on general and relatively simple

knowledge so teachers can play a more advanced educational role.

“This will require teachers to have greater mastery of their subject,” Zhang said.

Li Linxuan, a 16-year-old high school student who uses Zhangmen, said when she first used the platfo

rm, the teacher conducted an initial evaluation and then gave her five questions.

“I was so surprised, because I just didn’t know how to answer them,” she said, adding that the teac

her said the questions had been chosen specifically to highlight her weaker knowledge points.

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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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Students to be vital cogs in travel sectordents born betwe

College students born between 1995 and 2000 are becoming a vital new part of the dynamic travel market in China, with most of th

e young students making their first summer trips after enrolling in colleges, a new study said.

Though the motivation for making tours is relatively high among college students, their choices are

limited due to economic constraints with price being the major criteria for booking flight tickets, said the stud

y conducted by Qunar, an online travel firm owned by Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency.

During summer vacations, students tend to choose flights that depart b

tween midnight and 2 am, as well as between 5 am and 9 am. The number of bookings of red-e

ye and budget flights is nearly three times higher than other regular flights, the Qunar study said.

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The resident of Chengdu, Sichuan province, is a popular vlogge

and his reviews of digital appliances have won him more than 124,000 fans on social media.

He had never eaten hotpot alone before. However, he happened to be in

Beijing on business and when he heard the restaurant offered stuffed toys as co

mpanions for solo diners he decided to visit and produce a vlog so his fans would know how it felt.

Knowing that a large number of unattached people often

spend festivals alone, Pu hoped his vlog would help them enjoy their solitude.

Even though he was the only solo diner in the restaurant, Pu said he didn’t feel at all awk

ward eating with a toy companion. The vlog showed him eating casually, occasionally scrolling through his phone, an

d having a video chat with his family. The restaurant was full of diners, but no one gave him a second glance.

“Overall, it was very enjoyable; the only thing was that I can’t eat too much so I only ordered a small amount of food,” he said.

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At 65 meters in diameter, the radio telescope Tianma-or

 heavenly horse-located in the suburban Songjiang district, is the largest omnibearing movable telescope in Asia an

d is ranked third in the world in comprehensive performance. It began providing celestial observations in 2012.

While Tianma was not directly involved in the observations that led to the black hole image, its ability to see other phenome

na in the universe on certain wavelengths, contributed to the precise calibration of the final data for the image, s

cientists in Shanghai said. Tianma is part of the East Asia Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network, or EAVN.

Shen Zhiqiang, head of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ S

hanghai Astronomical Observatory and a member of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) inter

national team that assembled the black hole image-more than 200 astronomers worldwide linked via a g

lobe-spanning array of eight ground-based radio telescopes-said that the equipme

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So far, more than 47,000 people have received skating and

skiing training and the number will continue to rise, with expectations of 70,000 enrolled by the end of this year, he added.

He also said Yanqing has built more ski runs over the last two years, based on seasonal features and site conditions.

Some important events and testing activities are expected to be he

ld in Yanqing – for example, the 14th National Winter Games Alpine skiing speed events in 2020.

Zheng, the deputy commissioner, said schools in Yanqing also created some outdoor ice rinks when winter weather cond

itions allowed, while in summer, manmade ice would be a good choice for campuses to open up skating practice.

Yanqing will put more effort into increasing the number of qua

lified winter sports instructors, improving school curriculum and hastening constr

uction of winter sports venues to add more flavor to the upcoming Winter Olympics in China, he said.

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Uber has also weathered controversies including revelati

ions of a culture of sexism and bullying at Uber and US Department of Justice investigations. After a series of embarrassments, Kalanick was forced to res

ign in 2017 by a group of investors. Uber then hired Khosrowshahi to lead the company.

Uber has said it has the potential to grow not just in the cab hailing business, but also as a “sup

erapp” to provide logistic services, such as grocery and food delivery, organizing freight tra

nsportation, and even financial services, much like Grab, its Southeast Asian counterpart.

But market experts have struggled to find value in a company that has consistently posted los

ses, and warned that it may never be profitable. “The business is unprofitable, new entrants can enter the ma

rket, there is potential regulatory risk, and it is very price sensitive. What is there to like about this opportunity?” Ro

bert Johnson, professor of finance at Heider College of Business, Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska said.

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My personal hope is that if there is any way or any futur

e in trying to forecast earthquakes, it may very well happen in China,” said Tappo

nnier, also foreign associate member of the United States’ National Academy of Sciences.

Four leading ethics scholars in China are urging government authorities to intensify their supervision over scientific research to re

duce the chances of unethical use of biomedical technologies involving gene editing and stem cells.

The appeal, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, referen

ced a major ethical scandal in November, when a Chinese scientist announced he had pro

duced the world’s first twin human babies whose genes were altered to make them immune to HIV.

According to the administration, the country is stricken by an average 20 earthquakes abo

ve magnitude 5 every year. There is an earthquake above magnitude 8 every decade. Since the turn of

the new millennium, more than 91,800 people have been killed by earthquakes in the country.

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