The service sector, IT and media industries have
overtaken the education industry as major job sources for expat
s in China, according to figures from the 2019 Job Fair for Foreigners in Beijing.
The job fair was organized on Sunday by the Foreign Talent Research Center and the State Administration of Foreign Exper
ts Affairs, attracting more than 500 expats with nearly 1,000 jobs available in a range of professions.
The expat job market, once dominated by language teachers, has seen a major shift. Approximatel
y half the jobs available at the fair were in the sales, media, marketing and IT sectors, including ope
nings for journalists, brand and communication managers and software engineers.
“A certain level of Mandarin proficiency is an advantage,” said Yang Jiayin, project manager of the research center. “The be
st-paying jobs generally require the ability to speak Mandarin. Positions that require fluent spoken and written Ma‘
’ndarin tend to pay more than the same jobs without the language requirement.”
President Xi Jinping is paying great attention to poverty reductio
n work during his inspection tour of the mountainous Chongqing municipality.
Immediately after Xi got off his plane on Monday he boarded a train and then traveled by road,
heading to a primary school and a village in the Shizhu Tujia autonomous county, in a remote part of Southwest China.
To build a moderately prosperous society, it is crucial to raise rur
al living standards, Xi said while visiting the home of Ma Peiqing, an 85-year-old farmer
in the village of Huaxi, Zhongyi township, who joined the Communist Party of China 45 years ago.
“Seeing that the people are guaranteed the basic necessities of food and clothing, as well as bet
ter and better access to education, medical care and safe housing, I feel relieved,” Xi told the villagers.
o do in developed countries. A key reason for that, according to exp
erts, is the lack of proper scientific learning materials, especially those for adults.
This in turn explains, at least in part, why Chinese engineers have been faring better than Chinese scientists. A certain proport
rs of excellent scientists, which in turn will render firm support to the prosperity of the nation.
Having finished the book on quantum physics, I made a thorough check of my daughter’s little
bookshelf and divided her books into a few different categories. The topics of the books ranged from dinosa
urs to animal tongues, then to everyday wisdom, yet they all had one thing in common: They were interesting.
Besides the Baby Loves Quantum Physics book, there were books l
ike How Dinosaurs Lived and Why Dogs Are Your Friends. These cartoon books tell stories just
like animations, with the only difference being is that they’re printed on paper, not viewed on an LED display.
photography are growing fast. The house keeper with most orders on our platform earns more
than 160,000 yuan a year and the best photographer can rake in 60,000 yuan monthly,” said Chen.
Considered China’s answer to Airbnb, Xiaozhu has listed more than 500,000 shared ho
uses in 650 cities and other destinations on its platform since its foundation in 2012. Many are fitted with smart locks, smoke detectors and alarms.
According to Chen, with the Chinese economy entering the phase of “new normal”, the sharing economy will face multi-layere
d challenges, including innovating its business model, adopting intelligent technologies, and offering standardized services.
Advances in new technologies such as 5G and internet of things will bri
ng huge potential for the home-share market, which is still in its early stages, according to C
hen, who said that the company will accelerate its expansion to non-first-tier cities and rural areas.
According to latest Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China data, over 3
billion tourists visited rural resorts last year, which collected revenues of more than 800 billion yuan.
To take advantage of rural tourism’s potential Xiaozhu last year signed a strateg
ic deal with the Tourism Development Committee of Hainan province to promote the rural homestay
Federer, who moves back to number four in the world, had endured a frustrating wait since lifting his 99th tour-lev
el trophy last October in Basel, while the 20-year-old Tsitsipas was fresh from claiming the Marseille Open crown last weekend.
”I’m delighted. It’s great to win my eighth here in Dubai and in combination with my 100th si
ngles title,” he said.Federer imposed himself on his youthful opponent from the start, brea
king him in the very first game and then saving two break points when serving for the opening set.
The second was closer, but Federer made his breakthrough against the Tsitsipas del
ivery in the ninth game and served out to love to clinch the title and enter the tennis history books.
”I don’t know if he was born when I won my first title,” he joked about his youthful
opponent in the on-court interviews, but Federer’s longevity has been remarkable.
Since his first title as a 19-year-old, Federer has won at least one trophy in every season si
nce with at least four titles in 16 of the past 18 seasons, including a record 20 grand slam crowns.
Frenchman Julien Boutter faced him in that Milan final
and at the time had no inkling he would go on to dominate tennis for so many years.
”He was still so young, still far from the top 10, never mind the best
player in the world. It’s not possible to say, but it’s not impossible for him,” he told CNN.
Only Connors with 109 titles stands ahead of him, within Federer’s reach if he can stay motivated and injury free.
more support to private hospitals. According to the policies, private hospitals will have the same assessment system as
public hospitals, the government will not limit the opening of general clinics, third-party medical insti
tutions will have their own standards, and internet hospitals will be encouraged.
Judging from the policies, opening up the incremental market will c
ontinue to be an important direction for medical reform in the nex
t few years. At the same time, the government will also tighten the supervision of private hospitals, in the ho
pe of forming a diversified system with public hospitals being the main body, supplemented by private institutions.
On Nov 5 2018, President Xi Jinping gave a speech during the opening
ceremony of the China International Import Expo, stating that China is steadily expanding the
opening-up of the financial sector, and will loosen limitations on foreign investment in the medical field.
Market insiders said that this is a positive signal for China’s medical sector to attract foreign investment.
According to the notice issued by the government in 2000, forei
gn capital can contribute up to a 70 percent share of China’s medical institutions.
give full play to its advantages and seek complementary and mutually beneficial cooperation on inn
ovation and technology in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Ba
y Area, an official of the HKSAR government said in a recent interview with Xinhua.
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area aims at building a globally influenti
al international innovation and technology hub, and Hong Kong’s role should be “capitalizing its
strengths to serve the country’s needs,” the HKSAR government’s Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nic
holas Yang said Tuesday, one day after China unveiled an outline development plan for the Greater Bay Area.
To build an international innovation and technology hub, Hong Kong has multiple advantages due to its world-class uni
versities, high international recognition and relatively low financing cost, according to Yang.
Home to four of the world‘s top 100 universities, Hong Kong i
s well recognized for its basic scientific research, he said, adding that the newly un
veiled outline development plan may encourage other elite universities around the globe to upgrade cooperation w