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ival, Tomb-sweeping Day, May Day and Dragon Boat Festival, all saw a marked increase in the number of domestic tourists.
During the three-day Tomb-sweeping Day holiday that ende
d on April 7, the number of domestic tourists reached 112 million, a 10.9 increase year-on-year.
Apart from sightseeing, more Chinese tourists now opt to exp
erience the cultural essence of their destinations by visiting local museums.
Over the past three years, visitors to Chinese museums have been growing by about 100 mi
llion each year, Liu Yuzhu, head of the National Cultural Heritage Administration, told reporters earlier this year.
During the week-long Spring Festival Holiday in 2019, more than 40 percent of the 415 milli
on domestic tourists visited museums, a report from the China Tourism Academy showed.
Rising registrations and better technology improve prospects of quicker availability
When Zhao Xueming, a middle school math teacher in Beij
ing, knew he had late-stage liver cancer in February last year, he felt despair.
“I was scared to the soul, and I thought about death every day,” he said.
By then, Zhao, who was 36 at the time, had received various treatme
nts at Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital for four months. However, he believed he had s
ome other liver disease, since his parents, in order to avoid frightening him, never told him the truth.
“The treatments didn’t work well,” he said. “At l
Zhao was lucky. He waited for just around two weeks for an available organ, which was distributed through a national compu
terized organ sharing system, and had an operation that lasted for more than 10 hours in March last year.
He later learned that the organ donor was a young person who died in a car accident
in Hubei province, more than 1,000 kilometers away, but he doesn’t know further details.
In March, a year after the surgery, Zhao enrolled to become an organ dono
r at an organ-donation promotional event held at Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital.
ast my doctor decided to have a liver transplant surgery for me to save my life.”
the country — that’s what Clinton did,” Graham said, saying Trump should now challenge the Democrats to “fix problems.”
There was more than an echo of Clintonian rhetoric in Trump’s public statement
on Tuesday, delivered as he signed an executive order tackling an epidemic of suicide among veterans.
”Instead of doing infrastructure, instead of doing health care, instead of doing so many things that they should be doing, th
ey want to play games,” Trump said of his Democratic opponents. “It’s too bad because I’d rather see them do legislation.”
The Clinton parallel may not be exact, however.
At the start of his impeachment drama in 1998, Clinton was far more popular than Tru
mp, with his approval rating measured by Gallup at 58%. He never went below 60% in the brutal year that
followed, hit 73% after he was impeached and settled at 66% after he was acquitted in a Senate trial.
According to the Quinnipiac poll, Trump is at 38% approval. And while a recent Wall Street Jour
nal/NBC poll had him at 46%, his numbers rarely move beyond a narrow range, with favorability well below a majority of voters.