Sun Jing, a 26-year-old woman from Shanghai, visited

 Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province, during the break.

“The city is charming, with its long history and modern urban life, as well as its

diversified snacks and world-famous Terracotta Warriors,” she said on Sunday.

“The only annoyance was that there were too many people crowding every attraction, but it’s the holiday.”

Some travelers opted to go overseas, and many of them stretched the holiday into a six-day vacation.

The Lvmama report said that Thailand and Japan remained the tw

o top choices for Chinese mainland travelers during the Tomb Sweeping holiday, followed by Indones

ia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Macao, Malaysia, France, Australia, the United States and the Maldives.

On Wednesday, Ctrip, another online travel agency in Shanghai,

estimated that Chinese travelers would make about 110 million visit

s during the holiday break to 790-plus domestic and overseas destinations in 88 countries and regions.

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The author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereot

yped, Stigmatized, and Ignored said at the same time, people start to see the positive aspe

cts of living single, such as being free to pursue their passions, enjoying solitude an

d putting the people they care most about at the center of their lives, instead of a romantic partner.

Other factors contributing to the rise of one-person househol

ds include high levels of divorce, increased education that leads to more employment and be

tter-paying career opportunities, and increased longevity and improved health at older ages.

As of 2017, the average age of a first marriage for women was about 27.5, while it was

29.5 for men. Demographers estimate that about 80 percent of Americans will marry at some point in their lives.

That’s a lot lower than the 95 percent who married in the 1950s and 1960s, and it may drop somewhat more, according to Steph

anie Coontz, a marriage historian and author of Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage.

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children and allocate more resources to the eyesi

ight examinations, and counselling services, he said.

Education departments will supervise schools to take concrete measures and eval

uate their performance, Minister of Education Chen Baosheng said at the meeting.

The State Council, China’s cabinet, said Wednesday it was necessary to amend laws and sup

porting regulations and policies to ensure the implementation of the foreign investment law.

Draft amendments for administrative licensing law, trademark law, construction law a

nd electronic signature law were passed Wednesday at a State Council executive meeting presided over by Premier Li Keqiang.

It was also decided at the meeting to submit the draft amendments to the Standing Committee of th

e National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, for deliberation, according to a statement after the meeting.

Suggestions for revisions include adding the principle of “non-discrimination” in administrative licensi

ng, substantially raising the amount of compensation for infringing exclusive rights to use trade

marks, and cutting approval time for applications for qualified construction permits.

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The government has ruled out holding another referendu

um on Britain’s EU membership, but could change its mind if there appeared no other way to pass a Brexit deal.

Britain voted 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the EU in 2016. Since then, polls sugge

st the “remain” side has gained in strength, but it’s far from clear who would win a new referendum.

The new vote could leave Britain just as divided over Europe as it is now.

The Chinese aid team sent to cyclone-stricken Mozambique provided medical services to about 1,30

0 people and food to more than 1,000 on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.

The first squad offered medical services to more than 500 people in a shelter 10 kilomete

rs away from its Beira city camp, and also disinfected an area of almost 10,000 square meters.

Having received information from an unmanned aerial vehicle, the seco

nd squad visited another shelter more than 70 kilometers away from the Chinese tea

m’s camp, carrying food and medicine, the ministry said in a statement late Thursday.

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Her announcement that she was asking for a three-month

  delay caused uproar in the chamber.

The opposition Labour Party accused her of “blackm

ail, bullying and bribery” in her attempts to push her deal through, and one

prominent Brexit supporter in he

r own Conservative Party said seeking a delay was “betraying the British people”.

  Britain voted in 2016 to leave the EU by 52 percent to 48 – a decision that has

split the country, opening up divisive deb

ates over the future of the economy, Britain’s place in the world and the

nature of Britishness itself.

  A European Commission document seen by Reuters said the delay should

either be several weeks shorter, to avoid a clas

h with European Parliament elections in May, or last at least until the end of the

year, which would oblige Br

itain to take part in the elections – something that May said was not in Britain’s interest.

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hina takes four synchro golds in FINA Diving World Series

BEIJING – China dominated the first day of the FINA/CNSG Diving World Series 2019 as the host dive

rs took four synchro titles on offer with Olympic champion Cao Yuan becoming the double winner here on Thursday.

Cao/Chen Aisen topped the men’s 10m synchro platform as they scored 494.55, beating Aleksandr

Bondar/Viktor Minibaev of Russia (425.67) and Domonic Bedggood/Declan Stacey of Au

stralia (411.00). Thomas Daley/Matthew Lee of Britain finished fourth 400.86.

Cao, two-time Olympic champion in 10m platform synchro 2012 and 3m springboard 2016, continued his streak in the

dual-track as he finished with two synchro titles from the platf

orm and springboard and a silver medal from the 3m individual springboard.

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ad of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of Chin

The two sides of the Taiwan Straits must and will be reunified, Liu J

ieyi, head of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Co

mmittee and the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, said on the sidelines of the ongoing two sessions.

Over the years, exchanges and cooperation across the Taiwan Straits ha

ve become more extensive and the bonds of affection between the two sides hav

e deepened, he said.Liu Jieyi, head of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Com

mittee and the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, is interviewed at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 5, 2019.

“Our compatriots in Taiwan now better understand that only when the cross-Straits relat

ions become better, will they have a better future,” he said, adding that “We are increasingly capable of pr

omoting the peaceful reunification of the country and bringing benefits to compatriots on both sides.”

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If he issues a veto soon, Trump will fall somewhere after

  field and George W. Bush, who served a full four-year term without issuing a veto. But Bu

sh made up for lost time in his second term, especially when Democrats took control of the House and the Senate in 2007.

  A number of Republican senators have expressed a willingness to break with Trump over the national emergency dec

laration. And 13 Republican representatives have already sided with Democrats on the issue.

  That’s enough to force his veto, but not nearly enough to overturn it.

  The vote overturning the national emergency declaration is not subj

ect to filibuster rules, so a simple majority can pass the measure through the Senate. Th

ere are 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats and two independents who vote with Democrats. Three Republican senators, tw

o of whom are up for re-election in 2020, have said they will vote with Democrats and against Tru

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China selects top 10 scientific discoveries ofoned monkeys us

  China’s Ministry of Science and Technology Wednesday selected the country’s top 10 sc

ientific discoveries of last year, including macaque monkey cloning, a DNA nanorobot and the pre

cise measurements of the gravitational constant. The following are highlights of the major discoveries:

  1.MACAQUE MONKEY CLONING

  Chinese researchers cloned the world’s first macaques from somatic cells by the same met

hod that made Dolly the sheep. It made research with customizable populations of genetically u

niform monkeys a possibility, with the potential of furthering human disease research.

  2.CREATION OF FIRST SINGLE-CHROMOSOME YEAST

  Chinese scientists have created a single-chromosome yeast, and its life functions show no difference from its wild c

ounterparts, making it the first time in the world that organisms with multiple chromosomes were artificially tra

nsformed into single-chromosome forms. The research shows that a complex genome system can be sim

plified through manual intervention. This study may also pave the way for new man-made species in the future.

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said it wanted to capture the on-court tantrum of Ms

  Williams using satire, caricature, exaggeration and humor, and the

cartoon intended to depict her behavior as childish by showing her spitting a

pacifier out while she jumps up and down.”

  Widely criticized

  The cartoon showed Williams with large, exaggerated lips and nose reminiscent of racist depictions of black people in the US during the Jim Crow era.

  Williams’ opponent, Japan’s Naomi Osaka, is depicted as a skinny blonde woman, to whom the umpire is saying: “Can’t you just let her win?”

  The Japanese-American Osaka is of mixed heritage, and has Japanese and Haitian roots.

  ”Specifically, concern was expressed that the cartoon depicted Ms Willia

ms with large lips, a broad flat nose, a wild afro-styled ponytail hairstyle different to th

at worn by Ms. Williams during the match, and positioned in an ape-like pose,” said a statement from the press council.

  ”It was also noted that the cartoon should be considered in the context of the histo

ry of caricatures based on race and historical racist depictions of African-Americans.”

  ’Repugnant’When it was first published, the US-based National Association of Black Journalists said the cartoon was “repugnant on many levels.”

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