Which Cities will be Crowded During May Day Holiday? Big Data

Source: HangzhouTube, Global Times, China Daily

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As the epidemic is getting well contained in China, the five-day May Day holiday is expected to be an opportunity for the recovery of the tourism industry. 
According to the big data forecast released by Ctrip on April 21, local tourism and short-distance trips will become the main choices during the coming holidays.
Per the forecast, the top 10 cities of tourist source are Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Beijing, Chongqing, Xi'an and Changsha; and the top 10 destinations are: Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Xi'an, Chongqing and Changsha.

Chinese mainland saw 6 new cases

Chinese mainland reports 6 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 2 imported cases, and 34 new asymptomatic COVID-19 patients.


Sun Yang not in China's Olympics preparation team

The Chinese Swimming Association invalidated a previous decision of including Sun Yang into Chinese Olympics preparation team, as the three-time freestyle Olympic champion is still facing an eight-year ban from competition.


Previously, it was reported that Sun will join Chinese national swimming team's training camp for Olympics preparation from April to June.


"Based on World Anti-Doping Code, Sun Yang has been banned from competition after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) made the decision," read a CSA announcement on Thursday.

Catkins season in full swing in Hangzhou

Heavy snow in April? No, it is just the annual catkin season view in Hangzhou.


Although they look beautiful in pictures, the fluffy clusters can become a nuisance and pose potential risks to people's health as well as traffic visibility. Cities like Hangzhou in China have been trying to reduce the fuzz in spring.

Chinese parasol catkins float in the air and on the West Lake

Boss considers to reduce staff and this happens

Mr. Wang, who runs his own business in Hangzhou, has been considering layoffs recently due to a lack of funds. However, at this critical moment, fortunately, he won the third prize in the history of Zhejiang sports lottery: 56.05 million Yuan!

"I've been struggling with this issue these days. With this money, I'm relieved to be able to work with my employees to overcome the difficulties." Mr. Wang said.


It is reported that buying lottery tickets is one of Mr. Wangs hobbies. In addition, he has always been fond of doing public welfare.

Chinese schools reinvent traditional greeting

No hugs, no hand shakes. How do you greet others when social distancing is advised under the COVID-19 pandemic?


In the past two months, "zuoyi' making a bow with hands folded in front, a popular way for greeting in ancient times, has been introduced to 117 schools in Quzhou, Zhejiang to help keep social distance between teachers and students.

For Expats in Zhejiang