From facial reco上海龙凤女神会所gnition to real-time baggage tracking, Beijing Daxing International Airpor
t has embraced the latest smart technologies to improve passenger experience, an official a
t the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said at a news conference on Thursday.
Self-service check-in kiosks and baggage drop machines will have 86 percent and 76 percent coverage, respec
tively, at the new Beijing airport, said Zhang Rui, vice-director of the Airport Department of the CAAC.
Smart technologies have been deployed in security check lanes for a fast and smooth passage, he said.
Passengers can enjoy a completely paperless, self-service boar
ding experience, from entry into the terminal building to the boarding gate, Zhang said.
Chinese bookings for domestic and overseas educational tours during the seasonal school vacation are on the rise, Yang Feiyue reports.
With two months to go before the summer vacation, parents have already gone out of their way to plan ahead for their children.
Since April, many have beaten a path to several brick-and-mortar shops in Beijin
g that are owned by the major domestic online travel agency, Ctrip, the company reports.
“The online views of our summer-vacation study tour products have increased by 120 percent in April as comp
ared with the previous month,” says Zhang Jie, general manager of Ctrip’s study-tour operations.
Zhang expects the number of young travelers who take educatio
nal trips to grow by more than 50 percent compared with the same period of last year.
At the moment, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and Canada are am
ong the most popular foreign destinations for those inquiring about study tours, while Beijing, Gansu prov
ince’s Dunhuang, Shanghai, Shaanxi province’s Xi’an and Jiangsu province’s Nanjing topped the domestic-destination list.
Zhonghao Overseas Construction Engineering Co, a Beijing-based private company established in 2001, has been drill
ing wells in countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, including in Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.
Tian Chao, president of the company, said those projects have provid
ed jobs for local people, solved their water problems and helped balance foreign exchange.
“The projects are platforms for more influential good things that we can do for those countries,” he said.
The company said it has drilled about 10,000 wells in 275 projects in those countries, with a total c
ontract value of $510 million. The wells ensure that more than 20 million African people can drink clean water, Tian said.
At present, the company employs around 200 Chinese in Africa, with an average age of 30. The company has been inve
sting in projects that are beneficial to local communities in Africa, with the help of Beijing’s Foreign Affairs Office.
les to customers in the second quarter, where it predicted that an estima
ted loss would be “significantly” less than the $702 million lost in the first quarter.
The company delivered about 63,000 vehicles in the first quarter.
The gross profit margin on the Model 3 – a focus for investors – remained steady at 20 percent.
Tesla also announced it would start offering its own ins
urance product in about a month to better reflect the safety of its vehicles.
Tesla reported net loss attributable to common shareholders of $702.1 million, or $4.10 p
er share, in the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $709.6 million, or $4.19 per share, a year earlier.
Excluding some items, Tesla lost $1.77 per share, compared with
Wall Street expectations of a loss of 69 cents, according to data from Refinitiv.