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chinadaily.com.cn 2019-08-29 18:23

US President Donald Trump attends a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron (not seen) at the end of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 26, 2019. [Photo/REUTERS]

>Next G7 at Trump's resort?

US President Donald Trump said on Monday he would probably host next year's Group of Seven summit of the major industrialized countries at one of his own properties - the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami - but insisted he would not personally profit from the resort's selection.

The G7 countries take it in turn to stage the summit, often choosing locations that show off areas of natural beauty.

Trump said the Florida resort was a perfect choice, both due to its size and the fact it was just a five-minute drive from Miami airport.

Trump has attended three G7 summits, in Italy, Canada and France.

On each occasion, the meeting has been held far from any airport that can take his Air Force One plane, meaning he has had to be shuttled in by helicopter or by a smaller plane.



>Thinnest gold created

The newest form of gold created in a lab is the thickness of only two atoms, according to a new study.

It's only 0.47 nanometers thick, which is one million times thinner than a human finger nail.

The new gold is 2D as it is made up of two layers of atoms stacked on top of each other.

This makes it the thinnest unsupported gold ever created and it could be used in electronics and medical devices going forward.

Scientists suggest that the newest ultra-thin gold could be the foundation of artificial enzymes used in rapid medical diagnostic tests and even purification systems for water.

"This work amounts to a landmark achievement," said Sunjie Ye, study author and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Leeds' Molecular and Nanoscale Physics group. "Not only does it open up the possibility that gold can be used more efficiently in existing technologies, it is providing a route which would allow material scientists to develop other 2D metals. This method could innovate nanomaterial manufacturing."


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>Chinese culture in textbooks

Traditional Chinese culture is highlighted in the new textbooks on Chinese, history and ideology and politics for senior high school students in the coming semester.

"The new Chinese textbooks boast a selection of 67 classic works of ancient poetry and prose that account for 49.3% of all articles," said Wen Rumei, editor-in-chief of the new Chinese textbooks, at a press conference held by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday.

"The ideology and politics textbooks offer a systematic exposition on traditional Chinese culture, ranging from its origin, features and contemporary values to representative personages and important ideologies," said Zhang Yibin, editor-in-chief of the ideology and politics textbooks.

The history textbooks will help students grasp the laws of history, pursue core socialist values and learn fine traditional Chinese culture, said Zhang Haipeng, editor-in-chief of the history textbooks.

The new textbooks will be used by students in the first year of senior high schools in six provincial-level regions, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hainan, Liaoning, from the autumn semester and will cover students in all grades nationwide by 2022.



>Ctrip: 800M trips in Oct

Chinese citizens will make about 800 million trips to destinations at home and abroad during the upcoming National Day holiday, according to a report from China's largest online travel agency, Ctrip.

Chinese made 726 million domestic trips during last year's National Day holiday, up 9.43% year-on-year.

Domestic tours will continue to boom this year as Chinese people are more willing to travel in the homeland to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Chinese also will make millions of outbound trips during the holiday thanks to an increase in direct international flights and convenient visa policies.

Ctrip users have booked trips to 90 countries and regions through the online platform for the week-long holiday.

First-tier cities, including Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, remained the largest sources of visitors while county-level cities marked faster growth in terms of tourist numbers.

More than half of the travelers will be young people aged between 20 and 40, while nearly one-third of tourists will be children with their parents, the booking data showed.

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