United Increases Boeing 787 Chengdu Flights, Thanks to Chinese Tourists
United also said it will add a second daily San Francisco-Shanghai flight between May 6 and Oct. 24, an indication that despite vast U.S.-China capacity expansion during 2014, United remains the primary carrier in the market. It's so far ahead that while American (AAL) and Delta (DAL) are still adding new routes to Hong Kong and the three major destinations in mainland China, United can fill niches in its service — in this case, the niche for business travelers who want to leave Shanghai in the evening.
Move to banish HIV-positive boy causes controversy
Kunkun, who lives in the southwestern province of Sichuan, contracted the virus from his mother, the website of People's Daily reported on Wednesday.
After he was diagnosed with the disease in 2011, he was expelled from school and ostracized by villagers, with one of them calling him a "ticking time bomb", said the report.
In early December, the villagers signed a petition to eject the boy from the village, demanding Kunkun to be sent away and quarantined for treatment, the report said.
Sichuan Airlines is planning to launch flights between Chengdu and Moscow in 2015
After opening air routes to Canada and Australia in 2012 and 2013, respectively, Sichuan Airlines is planning to launch flights between Chengdu and Moscow in 2015, the report said.
Chengdu opens its first restaurant using robot staff
The Sichuanese eatery — located in one of Chengdu's best-known business districts, Chunxi Road — attracted a number of customers with its futuristic waitpeople Thursday, the first day of its trial operation.
Sichuan woman returns 496 million yuan bank mistake
The 51-year-old woman, surnamed Wu, was cooking lunch when she received a text message notifying her that 496,906,436.18 yuan had been put into her account, Xinhua reports. At first, she thought it was some kind of scam, but when she checked her account at an ATM machine, she was shocked to see her new balance was thousands of yuan more than her own life savings.