Laoshan district in Qingdao, Shandong province has launched a global compet
ition for cultural and innovative designs, offering a top prize of 50,000 yuan ($7,370).
The competition will run till July 30, and organizers will invite experts to
review collected works in August, with winners expected to be announced September.
The collection is divided into two sections: production
designs and special projects from individuals and groups, at home and abroad.
Production designs are to range from art crafts to prints, digital product
s, cartoons, furniture, as well as garments, while special projects can be related to sc
ulpture, tourism, festivals and even red cultural heritage, the color embodying China’s revolutionary spirit.
s a competitive soccer player. He paid former Yale women’s soccer coach Rudolph Mered
ith $400,000 to pass Guo off as a recruited player, despite Guo never having played soccer competitively.
Guo has since been expelled by Yale. Meredith resigned and pleaded guilty to federal fraud-related charges.
Neither the Guos nor the Zhaos have been charged in the investigation, which was
made public in March. Federal prosecutors have charged 50 people in six states, inc
luding 33 parents who allegedly paid a total of $25 million to Singer between 2011 and February this year.
The typical sum ranges from $15,000 to $75,000 per child for rigged college entrance exams, and $100,00
0 to $400,000 per child for what Singer called his “side door” to admission-guaranteed access to top institutions. M
ost international students gain admission through the “front door”-doing it on their own.
In court, Singer admitted using his charity, the Key Worldwide Foundation, to collect payments from parents and bribin
g coaches and others. He has pleaded guilty to racketeering and other charges and is awaiting sentencing.
Parents who have pleaded guilty or agreed to do so include the preside
nt of a California real estate company and his wife, and the actress Felicity Huffman.
“So far, eight nations－Venezuela, Bolivia, Algeria, Egypt, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia－have applied for places for some 20 candidates.”
Cui, meanwhile, said he looks forward to collaborating with his foreign students in the future.
During the ongoing International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 in Beijing’s Yanqing district, reporters fro
m various local and international media outlets can expect 5G technology coverage and floriculture lectures at the media center.
According to Ma Guoying, deputy head of the publicity and planning department of the expo’s coordinat
ion bureau, the media center, which opened on April 27, is fully covered by 5G-the fifth-generation wireless network.
“Reporters can get a 4K high-definition view of the expo through the 5G network,” she said.
Andres Osorio, a Colombian reporter who arrived on the center’s opening day, said it was easy to use.
“I am convinced that some of the students will become our partners in the future. Actuall
y, the former director of the Venezuelan space agency was one of the trainees here at the institute.
“So by teaching them, we are promoting not only spacecraft knowledge, but also China’s space industry standards.”
More domestic airlines are launching new flights connecting less-densely populated small
er Chinese cities, and those areas are seeing me growth in air traffic than major cities.
Last year, the airports of Quanzhou in Fujian province, Nantong, Changzhou and Xuzhou in Jiangsu province, Jieyang in G
uangdong province and Yichang in Hubei province saw their annual passenger throughput reach 2.5 million, a jum
p of more than 30 percent year-on-year, according to data from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
In 2018, passenger throughput growth of major cities’ airports was less than 10 percent year-on-year, while the growth rates
of a number of third – and fourth-tier cities’ airports were higher than 20 percent, the data showed.
“It’s key for carriers to seize good flight times. Many domestic ai
rlines would like to launch flights to major cities like Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou, but
lents, instead of regulating the property market. The aim is to attract skilled residents to optimize the demographic mix and boost
the economy, said Yan Yuejin, director of the Shanghai-based E-house China Research and Development Institution.
While these measures could actually stimulate the property market, real estate speculation should be avoided, Yan said.
Up till now, more than 60 cities have introduced talent introduction
and settlement policies, according to data from Centaline Property Research Cente
r. Preferential policies, unprecedented in terms of quality and quantity, including household reg
istration and home purchase subsidies, have sprung up in China, especially in second- and third-tier cities.
Cities such as Changzhou, Haikou, Xi’an, Nanjing and Shijiazhuang have lowered the
ir thresholds for household registration and implemented specific housing p
tem and become an independent practitioner in the hope of providing better treatment to patients and earning a higher income.
Today, Zhang is not only a vascular surgeon, but also the founder and head of Dr. Smile M
edical Group, China’s first group medical practice, which he established in Shanghai in July 2014.
Back then, group practices, in which doctors partner together to offer medical servic
es to patients and share operational costs, was a fairly new concept in China.
But in many other countries such as the United States, group medical practices are c
ommon for doctors who work independently instead of being employed by hospitals.
Since 2014, group practices have sprung up across China, and many established doctors have left hospitals to start their own practices.
A recent example is Zhou Yuehua, one of the most acclaimed eye surgeons in China, who made headlines when he left the re
puted Beijing Tongren Hospital at the end of 2018 and founded Zhou Yuehua Myopic Doctor Group in Beijing.
user experiences and give good ratings for some niche products, so consumers get to know the
m, and young consumers tend to consider such recommendations. But product quality and personal pre
ferences ultimately influence consumer decision whether or not to buy a product,” Wang said.
The Alibaba report stated that among people who searched online
using the keywords “hair loss”, nearly 80 percent were male consumers. The largest nu
mber of buyers of hair care products came from Guangdong, Zhejiang, and Jiangsu provinces.
Online searches for hair care and hair growth products fluctuate through the year. In Ma
rch, they tend to rise a bit; in August, they tend to surge, and peak in November, the report found.
Last year, sales of anti-hair loss products on Tmall, Alibaba’s e-commerce platform for established brands, soared 100 percent, according to Tmall.
For instance, Hairmax, a hightech comb that boosts hair growth through use of laser beams, wa
s launched last year. It proved to be one of the best-selling items during the Singles Day shopping festival on
Nov 11. An anti-hair loss shampoo made in France, priced 888 yuan ($132.50), sold out fast.