Companies are also introducing low-price options to

 attract the young consumer group. In late May, Qunar teamed up with 33 domestic and foreign carriers, including Air China, Chi

na Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, United Airlines and All Nippon Airways, to l

aunch discounted prices for students on more than 3,000 routes, along with the concept of student flight tickets.

Students who have registered successfully with their identific

tion documents on the platform will be able to book cheaper tickets. For instance, a one-way

flight ticket from Guangzhou to Beijing can be as cheap as 460 yuan ($66.7), which is about half of the price tag – 8

62 yuan – for a second-class seat on a high-speed train. Qunar said such low-price flight tickets compared with high-spee

d trains may change the travel habits of college students and create user stickiness.

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The currency’s depreciation was purely caused by mark

et forces, and China has never taken any measures to deliberately devalue the currency to make its exports more at

tractive, said Guo, who is also head of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission.

According to Guo, the short-term fluctuation of the RMB exchan

ge rate was normal, and the depreciation will not last long given the stable economic growth base.

“Any speculative activities to short the RMB will suffer huge losses,” he warned.

The RMB’s daily trading reference, or the central parity for onshore trading, has been stabilized arou

nd 6.89 per dollar for eight days from May 20, and market watchers said market-oriented depreciation pressure was losing steam.

Yi Gang, the central bank governor, has said several times that the PBOC has ceased

direct intervention in foreign exchange markets, and the performance of RMB is address

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Cyclists should travel on the right and be aware that rid

t riding against the traffic and parking are not allowed on the bikeway. In t

he event of a bicycle breakdown, cyclists should wheel their bikes to the nearest exi

t and leave the bikeway, keeping to the right side of the road, said the rules. There are eight entrances and exits on th

e 6.5-km bikeway and six of them are equipped with assistive mobility devices for bicycles.

To better meet the needs of commuters, a reversible lane has been introdu

ced on the bikeway, and cyclists should ride in the direction shown on the signs.

Some 11,600 commuters travel between Huilongguan and Shangdi daily, and the ope

ning of the reversible lane is expected to provide convenience to them during rush hours.

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irths, while the maternal mortality rate decreased from

births, said the government statistics.The communique also reported improvements in medi

cal reform as more people seek treatment at primary-level clinics and the number of medical workers in China increases.

People’s right to social security, especially in healthcare, has been extended, said a white paper titled “Progr

ss in Human Rights over the 40 Years of Reform and Opening Up in China,” published in 2018.

The coverage of the basic medical insurance has been expanding and the per capit

a basic medical insurance subsidy for urban and rural residents has been rising, it said.

China has been promoting the Healthy China initiative, which aims to improve the na

tional health policy and ensure the delivery of comprehensive lifecycle health services for Chinese people.

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hipmakers including Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx and Broad

roadcom will not supply Huawei until further notice, the report said.

However, blocking components to Huawei could also disrupt the businesses of American ch

ip heavyweights like Micron Technology and slow down the rollout of 5G wireless networks, Blo

omberg said, which in turn could hurt US companies that rely on the Chinese market.

In a Reuters report on Sunday, it said that Google has also suspended business with Huawei requiring the transfer of hard

ware, software and technical services, except those with open-source licenses publicly available.

Google China replied via email that the company is “complying with the order and reviewing the implications”, The Beijing News said.

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Through its app, customers can watch their coffee being m

Luckin raised $561 million in its initial public offering Friday by selling 33 million American depositary shares at $17 apiece.

The ADS, which are trading on Nasdaq under the symbol “LK,” closed at $20.38 after rising as high as $25.96 earlier in the day.

England – Chinese head coach Guan Jianmin said in Manchester on Friday that Bianca Walkden’s controversial victory

over Olympic champion Zheng Shuyin at the World Taekwondo Championships is a big scandal in the sport’s history.

“I cannot believe this could happen during the world championships,” said Guan, also

President of the Chinese Taekwondo Federation. “This is the first time I have seen such kind of thing.”

Zheng, who had beaten Walkden three times in a row, took a dominant lead of 20-10 in the closing stages of the women’s over

73km category final, but the referee disqualified Zheng alleging she had committed 10 fouls during the bout.

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Besides tasting food, such as Beijing roast duck and trad

aditional snacks, visitors can take in a parade involving 28 teams from Asian countries at the main venue, Xu said.

The parade, with singing and dancing, is held twice a day. Members of the public who want

to experience the food festival and parade at the main venue need to register online in advance at www.damai.cn.

During Asian Civilization Week, the public can attend several cu

ltural performances, films or exhibitions with Asian features at lower prices or free.

For example, an Asian arts exhibition will be held at the Beijing 798 Art Zone n

ext week, said Wang Xiuqin, an official from the China Arts and Entertainment Group.

“Our aim is to help more people understand Asian culture and attend related activities,” he said.

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However, statistics also show that the total vehicle sale

s in the first four months of this year stood at 8.35 million units, a decrease of 12.12 percent compared with last year. Th

e country produced 8.39 million units during the same time, down 10.98 percent year-on-year.

New cars at a parking lot in Qingdao, Shandong province, are ready to be delivered to clients, April 30, 2019.

In April, China’s total vehicle sales fell 14.61 percent year-on-yea

r to 1.98 million units, and the output dropped by 14.45 percent to 2.05 million units.

The sales of self-owned brands passenger vehicles totaled 584,700 units last month, a decline of 27.88 percent year-on-year.

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Health campaign targets lung diseasews the X-ray che

The National Health Commission will take steps to prevent new cas

es of a lung disease often associated with dusty occupations, a senior official said on Monday.

The campaign is “the most important and compelling work” the commission will conduct with several other ministries to curb

the development of pneumoconiosis, the commission’s vice-minister, Li Bin, said in a policy briefing.

Pneumoconiosis damages lungs and is caused by inhalation of differen

t kinds of dust. It is the No 1 occupational disease in China, mostly in the mining industry.

Pneumoconiosis accounts for about 90 percent of reported occupation

al diseases, according to the commission. And patients are getting younger.

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The bicycle industry has found a driving force for new pro

 profits in producing electric bicycles, exploring niche markets, an

d improving intelligent and network connecting levels, Economic Daily reported Monday.

As China’s bicycle-sharing companies experienced periods of boom and decline in 2017 and

2018, many of the country’s bicycle companies have discovered new profit potential by producing e-bicycles.

Statistics show the output of shared bicycles was 5 million in 2018, a quarter of that of 2017, while the o

utput of e-bicycles reached 32.78 million in 2018, up 5.8 percent year-on-year, according to the report.

Benefiting from ever-growing demand, the development of the e-bicycle has maintained strong growth momentum. In the f

irst quarter of this year, the profit growth rate reached 28.7 percent for e-bicycle enterprises above the designated size

in the industry, which refers to those with an annual main business revenue of 20 million yuan ($2.98 million) or more.

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