from China and overseas since it opened in 1968. Leaders from more than 70 countries and over 600 delegations from 150 nations have visited it.
During the three days it reopened to the public before taking road traffic in December, the bridge had more than 200,000 visitors.
The 4,589-meter-long structure reopened after 27 months of repairs. As China’s first home-designed road and rail truss bridge, it has been p
raised and loved by many. A truss bridge is one whose load-bearing superstructure is composed of connected elements forming triangular units.
Liu Yong, 63, a retired teacher from Nanjing, said he was in elementary school when the bridge first op
ened. Without telling his parents and teachers, he and his classmates walked more than 10 kilometers to see it.
“It was the most magnificent structure I had ever seen. When our relatives visited Nanjing, we
took them to see the bridge instead of visiting other well-known places of interest,” Liu said.
Zhou Lei, who lives in a residential community near the bridge, said that when he was an elementary school student in Ya
ncheng, Jiangsu, his father promised him that he would take him to see the bridge if he had high scores in his final exam.
The number of Chinese studying abroad grew at a slower rate in 2018 compared with 2017, as more students have come to realize
that overseas study does not necessarily guarantee a well-paid job on foreign shores, or back home, education experts said.
In 2018, 662,100 Chinese went abroad to study, up 8.83 percent from a year earlier, w
hile the growth rate was 11.7 percent in 2017, according to the Ministry of Education.
Ran Wei, vice-president of New Channel International Education
Group, said that while one should not read too much into the lower growth rate last year because of the la
rge base in 2017, the major motivation for Chinese students going abroad seems to be evolving.
The main driver now for enrolling in offshore schools is to make re
sumes more attractive for job searches back in China rather than seeking a new life abroad.
home soon after graduation totaled 519,400 in 2018, up 8 percent from the previous year, the ministry said.
A total of 5.86 million Chinese studied abroad from 1978 to the end of 2018. More than 4.32 million co
mpleted their studies, and more than 3.65 million returned to China soon after completing their studies, it said.
The return rate soon after graduation was around 80 percent last
year. In 1987, the return rate was about 5 percent, and in 2007 it stood at 30.6 percent.
Ran said more people are returning to China because they are finding it difficult to land job
s overseas, while at the same time the domestic employment market is becoming more appealing.
Chu Zhaohui, a researcher at the National Institute of Education Sciences, said finding a job in Chi
na has not been easy in recent years because of the rising number of students graduating from domestic universities.
ite remote sensing technologies, in protecting its cultural heritage
, according to an official with the National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA).
Chen Peijun, director of the NCHA’s supervision and inspection
department, said in an interview with Xinhua that the administration has been using remote sens
ing to monitor some of the country’s key cultural heritage sites and stretches of the Great Wall and their nearby areas.
Chen said the administration will also explore the use of other technological means such as the internet, cloud computi
ng, big data and drones in the administrative and law enforcement work for cultural heritage protection.
He said new technologies help improve the efficiency of supervision and
ensure that violations are detected and handled in an early and timely manner.ter on each
other to celebrate Water Splashing Festival in Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture, Yunnan prov
ince, on April 14, 2019. In China, Water Splashing Festival is celebrated by ethnic minority groups such as Dai, De’ang
y budget to launch my collection at New York Fashion Week in February. Thank
fully, Lane Crawford and Labelhood provided me with support to showcase my coll
ection again at SFW. These two companies have been providing many opportunities for new designers to exh
ibit their works to the world,” says Hu, who graduated from Central Saint Martins and the Parsons School of Design.
“I never imagined that I would get so much attention for my first col
lection. Many top publications, such as Vogue and i-D magazine, professionals and buyers c
ame to view my collection. It surprised me that they aren’t ignoring new Chinese designers.”
Hu, who boasts experience working for major labels such as Tory Burch, DKNY and Alexander Wa
ng, adds that it is clear Chinese designers are now making a bigger impact in the global fashion scene than ever before.
“Some of my designer friends such as Angel Chen are active in diff
erent fashion weeks, receive support from intern
ational organizations and have even been nominated for many design awards,” she says.
Yang Guidong, who founded his Samuel Gui Yang label in 2015, shar
ed the same sentiment. It was the fifth time he was showcasing his creations at SFW.