>Airlines offer discounts
Domestic airlines in China rolled out ticket discount packages under the banner of "fly at will" one after another recently, in the hope of recouping money and boosting consumption affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
China Eastern Airlines, China Express and Hainan Airlines all announced their versions of "fly at will".
These packages priced at around 3,000 yuan allow passengers to book a domestic flight (except to Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) for free and without a limitation on time slot and number of journeys in a given period of time.
According to the Civil Administration of Aviation, the country saw 935,200 passengers and 10,570 flights daily in early June, recovering to 57.4% and 66.11% over the same period last year.
>Louvre reopens its doors
The Louvre museum in Paris, home to the Mona Lisa, has reopened Monday after the government allowed French museums and historic sites to reopen their doors following the coronavirus shutdown.
Since its closure on March 13, the Louvre has "lost more than 40 million euros", its director Jean-Luc Martinez said.
After the reopening, visitors need to make an online reservation for a visit, use hand disinfectant at the entrance, have temperatures taken before entering, and visitors above 11 years old must wear masks during visitation.
In addition, the museum only accepts payment by card, not cash. Fast food and locker services are temporarily closed.
Positions have been marked in front of the Mona Lisa - where tourists routinely pose for selfies - to ensure social distancing.
>Shuttler Lin Dan retires
Chinese badminton great Lin Dan announced his retirement on social media Saturday by ending his 20-year glorious national team career. "From 2000 to 2020, after 20 years, I have to say goodbye to the national team. It is very difficult to speak it out," the 36-year-old two-time Olympic champion said on Sina Weibo, a Chinese social media platform.
Lin's retirement sent Chinese social media into overdrive over the weekend, with related topics viewed over 250 million times in just three hours.
Considering Lin's stature in Chinese sporting history, the frenzy came as no surprise.
His trophy cabinet is packed full of gold medals from two Olympic Games, five world championships, five Sudirman Cups and six Thomas Cups.
>Graduates seek job help
More than 91% of Chinese university graduates in a recent survey said they need more job hunting support amid the COVID-19 epidemic, China Youth Daily reported.
A total of 73.9% of the 1,925 respondents said that many fresh graduates around them have found jobs, while another 24.3% felt not so optimistic.
Graduates' major difficulties include less than expected salaries, shrinking recruitment plans and inadequate chances to visit the potential employers because of the epidemic containment, said the survey.
To help them cope with the challenges, 57.8% of the respondents expected the employment procedures to be simplified. About 53.3% suggested collecting and providing more vacancy information to graduates, while 35.1% called for efforts to verify the information of employers.
In addition, 34.1% said they need online job-hunting training.
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