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led with a few of her friends to Japan in January. Despite living in Beijing, she bought return flight ticke
ts that departed from the nearby city Tianjin to Japan, and the return tickets cost less than 1,500 yuan in total.
“It’s a great deal as I can save more money for shopping in Japan. It’s convenient to take a high-speed train fr
om Beijing to Tianjin, which only took half an hour, and then I caught a taxi to go to Tianjin airport,” she said.
Last year, the per capita spending of college students on flights edged up 2.6 percent year-on-year, the study said witho
ut disclosing specific numbers, and indicated their high sensitivity on flight ticket prices. Despite that they try to save m
ore money in buying flight tickets, college students prefer to stay at better hotels.
Nevertheless, while the team once thought that AI offered all th
e solutions, a new question soon arose. Audience members asked: “Where’s the original flavor?”
After restoring the images to their original state, they soon began to realize that people still needed some nostalgia. For examp
le, old series made by Hong Kong-based company TVB usually have yellowing images, but many viewers co
mplained that its retro ambience had vanished after the color cast was corrected, Jiang says.
“People then said our restored version looked like a camera filter has been ad
ded,” Pei says with a bitter smile. “We then had to go back and adapt our methods.”
More complicated algorithms were later developed to carry out a tailored plan for each type of ser
ies, including those by TVB, Chinese mainland productions from the 1980s and Taiwan productions of the 199
0s. Some techniques in hands-on restorations were introduced later too, as Pei confesses even the best AI cannot handle every case.
Huawei Technologies Co said Monday that it posted 179.7 billion yuan ($26.8 billion) in
revenue in the first quarter of 2019, representing a year-on-year growth of 39 percent.
The company’s quarter one net profit margin stood at about 8 percent, slightly higher than the same period last year.
Huawei said in a statement that it continues to focus on communications infrastructure and smart devices, and will dev
elop the efficiency and quality of its operations, which contributed to its solid first-quarter performance.
This year will see large-scale 5G deployment around the world,
meaning Huawei’s carrier business group, which primarily supplies telecom equipment and
services to telecom carriers around the world, has seen unprecedented opportunities for growth, the company said.
By the end of March 2019, Huawei had signed 40 commercial contracts for 5G with lea
ding global carriers, and had shipped more than 70,000 5G base stations to markets around the world.
uld not be viewed purely from the perspective of return on investment, because the experience can help students develop valuable, nonacademic skills.
China will continue to significantly relax market access, and create
a more attractive investment and business environment, Finance Minister Liu Kun has said.
Liu made the remarks when attending a ministerial-level luncheon durin
g the 99th Development Committee meeting held by the World Bank and the Inter
national Monetary Fund on April 12 and 13 in Washington, D.C., according to China’s Ministry of Finance.
Vice-Finance Minister Zou Jiayi attended a ministerial-level meeting and gave a speech.
The finance minister said that with international development and cooperation facing severe challenges, the World
Bank as the world’s most important multilateral development institution should adhere to the principle of mult
ilateralism, support all parties in jointly supporting the rules-based multilateral trade system, firmly follow the purpose of serving all member coun
tries, and adopt differentiated, targeted aid strategies based on their respective national conditions.
round. Tourists can explore the old town, hike amid the clouds, cycle around the lake and enjoy bustling street festivals.
Before he settled in Dali, Yang worked for a bank in Chongqing, his
hometown. After moving, he started a business selling hand-made traditional costumes of the loc
al Bai people, one of the ethnic groups in China. Many people from the group live in communities in Dali.
A year after he arrived, Yang opened his small restaurant, which
serves spicy Chongqing cuisine. He has developed a close relationship with his customers.
“I cook the food on my own for my customers, most of whom
are tourists. When I serve them, I often sit and chat with them and listen to their stories,” he said.
“In my spare time, I go with friends to climb Mount Cangshan, or cycle around Erhai Lak
e alone. This is exactly the life that I want to live – having no pressure, but inner peace and freedom.”