Chinese bookings for domestic and overseas educational tours during the seasonal school vacation are on the rise, Yang Feiyue reports.
With two months to go before the summer vacation, parents have already gone out of their way to plan ahead for their children.
Since April, many have beaten a path to several brick-and-mortar shops in Beijin
g that are owned by the major domestic online travel agency, Ctrip, the company reports.
“The online views of our summer-vacation study tour products have increased by 120 percent in April as comp
ared with the previous month,” says Zhang Jie, general manager of Ctrip’s study-tour operations.
Zhang expects the number of young travelers who take educatio
nal trips to grow by more than 50 percent compared with the same period of last year.
At the moment, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and Canada are am
ong the most popular foreign destinations for those inquiring about study tours, while Beijing, Gansu prov
ince’s Dunhuang, Shanghai, Shaanxi province’s Xi’an and Jiangsu province’s Nanjing topped the domestic-destination list.
raduate department, said China has trained hundreds of foreign space engineers since the mid-1990s.
However, those training sessions were mostly occasional, often accompanied a satellite export deal, and were mainly focu
sed on ground-based control and applications of satellites rather than their design and production, the director said.
“However, in recent years, along with the expansion in our cooperation in the space indu
stry with other countries, many of our foreign partners voiced their hopes that we could hold some sort of syst
ematic training programs to help them create their own spacecraft designers and technicians,” he said.
Therefore, he said, “We decided to open a two-year postgraduate prog
ram and then sent the message to countries having space cooperation with China.”
les to customers in the second quarter, where it predicted that an estima
ted loss would be “significantly” less than the $702 million lost in the first quarter.
The company delivered about 63,000 vehicles in the first quarter.
The gross profit margin on the Model 3 – a focus for investors – remained steady at 20 percent.
Tesla also announced it would start offering its own ins
urance product in about a month to better reflect the safety of its vehicles.
Tesla reported net loss attributable to common shareholders of $702.1 million, or $4.10 p
er share, in the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $709.6 million, or $4.19 per share, a year earlier.
Excluding some items, Tesla lost $1.77 per share, compared with
Wall Street expectations of a loss of 69 cents, according to data from Refinitiv.
The first batch of enterprises to participate in the secon
d China International Import Expo, or CIIE, has been published as the 200-day count
down begins, according to China International Import Expo Bureau on Thursday.
The planned Enterprise and Business Exhibition area will be 300,000 square meter
s and divided into five parts — equipment, consumption, healthcare, food, and trade
in service. There will be seven display areas on science-tech life, automobile, equipment, medical eq
uipment and healthcare products, quality life, trade in service and food and agricultural products.
case AR and VR, and technologies companies such as Panasonic, Samsung, Qualcom
m, Bosch, 3M, SAP, Delonghi, Infineon, Steinway, Ricoh, SMEG, Schott, and AGC will display their products.