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Travel Service, said that in the past, the tourism industry placed the emp
hasis on daytime activities and “undervalued” nighttime operations. But consumers are now d?亚搏官网后花园
emanding high-quality nighttime activities, with nearly half of the company’
?亚搏官网后花园女神会所s customers asking for such itineraries to be arranged, whether they are traveling in China or abroad.
“I think it is especially good that the Chinese authorities have rolled out measures t
o boost after-dusk activities, which is a response to people demanding higher-quality lives,” he said.?亚搏官网后花园
Xu added that Chinese cities are “too similar” in promoting nighttime act
ivities. Most of the time, night travel is still about tasting local food in “snack streets”.
?亚搏官网后花园”Every city should think about developing unique tourism resources that would enable it to stand o
ut from others,” he said. “Many people the world over would like to see a Broadway musical while visiting New
York, but performances in China are mostly high-priced and out of reach for most.”
?亚搏官网后花园女神会所The historic water town of Wuzhen has been transformed by Xu’s company from a shabby d
estination, with 30 to 40 percent of consumption now taking place at night, Xu said.
“We defined Wuzhen as a historic cultural town, so we d?亚搏官网后花园
dn’t use bright-colored lights at night. Most of the lights we use ar
e pale yellow, to create an atmosphere to make people feel warm and at home,” he said.
?亚搏官网后花园”女神会所But lighting up the town is not enough. We also need to off
er good content to tourists. In Wuzhen, tourists can sit on wooden boats at
night, listening to the sound of the oars hitting the water under the lights. They can also ex?亚搏官网后花园
perience a range of cultural activities, including the Wuzhen Theater Festival.”
Xu said most shops in Wuzhen close at about 11pm, so tourists sp
?亚搏官网后花园女神会所ending the night in town can have a good sleep, but there a
re bars, karaoke lounges and other entertainment venues that remain open until later.
s of the number of listed companies, invention patents granted, traffic and location, public resources (including qualit
y education, medical resources and urban rail transit) and absolute purchasing power. However, these cities need亚搏官网后花园
to do more when it comes to the ratio of housing price to income as well as housing supply, the report said.
亚搏官网后花园A Shantou University freshman trekked more than 1,300 kilometers from her hometow
n in Central China’s Hunan province to the university in South China’s Guangdong province.亚搏官网后花园女神会所
Nineteen-year old Lu Yue, together with her father and younger sister, arrived at Shantou University on Wednesday mo
rning after a 26 day-long trek. She will study marketing at the university’s School of Business.
The trek is actually the result of an agreement between Lu Yue and her father, Lu Qingfeng. Before this year’s coll亚搏官网后花园女神会所
ege entrance exam, Lu Qingfeng proposed to his daughter that if she got admitted to a university, wherever it was, they
亚搏官网后花园would trek to the university. Lu Yue agreed and later her younger sister decided to join them.
A workout enthusiast himself, Lu Qingfeng pays much attent
ion to his daughters’ physical exercise. He has been running for nearly 10 years.亚搏官网后花园女神会所
Regular exercise gives his daughters stronger bodies than their peers, as well as their sunny and optimistic dispositions.
Lu Qingfeng planned a “red route” for their trek, featuring visits to sit亚搏官网后花园
es with a revolutionary legacy, including Yiyang Martyrs’ Memorial Park, the former ho
mes of Mao Zedong, Peng Dehuai and Liu Shaoqi, Hengshan Mountain and Jinggang Mountain.亚搏官网后花园女神会所
To cultivate Lu Yue’s ability to deal with people and things, Lu Qing
亚搏官网后花园feng had Lu Ye make arrangements for meals and lodging throughout their travel.
The trio walked about 30 km on average per day. Lu Yue’s skin sunt
anned when she finally reached their destination, but she didn’t seem to care.亚搏官网后花园女神会所
“The journey has taught me many things that cannot be learned from books an
d made me more independent. I think this is the true meaning of the trek,” she said.
ionals evaluated the night zoo project and believed that the current operation could guarantee the health and safety of anim
亚搏官网后花园als. The park also selected suitable animals for display. For example, they only picked seven out of nine species from
the monkey section as they are more active during night. Also, the giant panda exhibition area will not open at night.亚搏官网后花园女神会所
“We have adjusted the light system for the night zoo, with brighter lighting on the roads, water areas, and toilets to secure
亚搏官网后花园visitors’ safety while using diffuse lights to simulate a natural moonlight effect in the animals’ living areas,” Zhong added.
“I came to the night zoo because of curiosity about the animals’ behavior during the
nighttime,” said Liu Yufei, a 20-year-old student who visited the night zoo on opening day.亚搏官网后花园女神会所
“Since I have class in the daytime, the night zoo provides me a new way to spend the
亚搏官网后花园night. There are also fewer tourists at night, and the summer weather is comfortable,” Liu said.
“But the transportation is an issue,” she added.
The night zoo opened six animal-themed exhibition areas, three featu
red performances, animal-themed restaurants, and souvenirs stores.亚搏官网后花园
It also launched the “Night Animal Tour” and animal shows at Sea Lion Theater and International Circus Theater.
Zhang Caiyun, another tourist who brought her 6-year-old son to the zoo, said: “the colorful lights and the animal tou亚搏官网后花园女神会所
r are more attractive than the daytime activities and I don’t have to worry about my son getting sunburned at night.”
“The closing of the drive-through area is the only regret. It will be a u亚搏官网后花园
nique experience to visit rare animals through the dark by tour bus,” Zhang said.
Having prepared for about three years for the night project, the park will evaluate its operation to adjust the layout of the亚搏官网后花园女神会所
animals, types of exhibitions, and the night facilities after operating for a while, according to park authorities.
On the same day that the zoo opened, the city also issued a list of cultural and tourist sites that are opening at night. More
than 100 spots were listed, according to Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism.
uncil’s executive meeting on July 31, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, identified a number of measures to boost cons
亚搏官网后花园女神会所umption of goods, culture and tourism to better meet public needs and further unleash the potential in final demand.
The Chinese government puts great emphasis on boosting commerce and consum
ption. General Secretary Xi Jinping said that final consumption serves as a sustainable driver of eco亚搏官网后花园
nomic growth. It is crucial to build greater capacity of effective supply, enhance the basic role of consumption in e
亚搏官网后花园女神会所conomic development and shape a vibrant domestic market by providing new and higher quality supply. Premier Li
Keqiang stressed the need to stay adaptive to the trends in consumption upgrading, increase supply while fost
ering a more enabling business environment, and promote stable consumption growth.亚搏官网后花园
In the first half of this year, retail sales of consumer goods in China
亚搏官网后花园女神会所reached 19.5 trillion yuan ($2.83 trillion). Consumption contributed as much as
60.1 percent to the country’s GDP growth and remains the most powerful growth engine.
“Government departments should enhance guidance and policy support, work out more w亚搏官网后花园
ays to spur business activities, and provide greater convenience to consumers,” Premier Li said.
亚搏官网后花园女神会所The meeting said that, in response to the trends in commercial transformation and consumption upgrading, the use of t
echnologies such as big data will be encouraged, and consumption of individu
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Traditional shopping malls and aging factory buildings can be conver
亚搏官网后花园女神会所ted into new types of consumption facilities for multiple, comprehensive p
urposes. Pedestrian shopping areas can be renovated in light of local conditions.
?The hottest part of summer is here and recorded hottest temperatures have been broken worldwide, inc
亚搏官网后花园女神会所luding in several places in Europe. Under this “barbeque” mode, beaches have become the public’s favorite summer resorts.
Let’s have a look at the beachgoers at some of the favorite “summer resorts”.
An unauthorized rally turned radical in Yuen Long on Saturd亚搏官网后花园
ay as protesters attacked a police vehicle and charged at the police cordon lines.
The protesters were taking part in a march – from Shui Pin Tsuen Playground to Yuen Long MTR station – which was bann
亚搏官网后花园ed by the police on Thursday on safety concerns. An appeal board upheld the police’s decision on Friday, on the gro
unds that it poses the risk of violent clashes between protesters and villagers in the district.
Tension escalated at around 4:30 pm as protesters pulled down metal barriers in front of Nam亚搏官网后花园女神会所
Pin Wai village near the Yuen Long railway station and charged at the police cordon lines.
亚搏官网后花园he black-clad protesters, armed with iron bars and self-made shields, chanted anti-government sl
ogans at times. Most of them wore surgical masks to hide their identity from the police.
Some protesters besieged and vandalized a police vehicle, forcing riot police to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd.亚搏官网后花园女神会所
The police said in a statement that the dispersal operation was ne
亚搏官网后花园eded as protesters’ behaviors threatened the safety of the police officers in the vehicle.
The report room service at Yuen Long police station has been sus
pended until further notice after a large group of protesters besieged the station.亚搏官网后花园女神会所
At the same time, radical protesters at multiple locations near Yuen Long M
亚搏官网后花园TR station started to throw bottles, stools and other unidentified objects at the cor
don line of the riot police. The police have fired several rounds of tear gas to the crowds.
In a statement issued just before 5 pm, the police called on members of the public to lea亚搏官网后花园女神会所
ve the area as soon as possible due to a possible deterioration of the situation there.
Traffic was disrupted from around 3 pm as protesters occupied Yuen Long
Tai Yuk Road and Castle Peak Road to kick-started the unauthorized procession.
The Light Transit Rail and some buses were forced to skip stops near Yuen Long Plaza.