material until the object is created, and each of these can be regarded as a sliced, horizon
tal cross-section of the eventual item,” said Michael Agam, president of South Asia at Stratasy
s, an additive manufacturing solution provider based in the United States.
Stratasys provides technologies that are used to create prototype, manufacturing tools and
production parts for industries from aerospace, automotive, healthcare to consumer products.
ou to produce complex (functional) sha
pes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods,” Agam said.
Falling product costs, ease of customization of goods, as well as governm
ent incentives are helping China emerge as an Asia leader in additive manufacturing.
China’s 3D printing industry is expected to reach $7.68 billion in output value, or one-thi
rd of the global market by 2020, according to a forecast by the China Industry Information Institute.
With his exaggerated expressions and inborn sense of humor, Lao Ma, a student from Angola, has
become an internet sensation. He has 2.8 million fans on Tik Tok, a video sharing application similar to Musical.ly.
Plus, he speaks fluent Chinese and has a strong interest in Chinese culture. Although not Chinese, he has a Chinese heart.
This 23-year-old African student Clarck Gable (Chinese name Lao Ma) is from Huambo province, Angola.
He is currently studying at the School of International Co-education of Nantong Vocational
University in Jiangsu province, majoring in computer application technology.
In the second half of last year, Clarck and his friends signed up on Tik Tok, and began to create self-directed
short videos. Most of their works are based on the experience of Lao Ma in China. The videos are loved by fans.
China will unveil various measures to improve transport efficiency and lower logistics costs, according to a spokesperson for the transport ministry.
Vowing to see a notable increase in transport efficiency in the next
three years, the country will accelerate the construction of a comprehensive tra
nsport network, spokesperson Wu Chungeng told a news conference on March 28.
Efforts will also be made to expand the electronic toll collection system and promote multimodal transport, Wu said.
Meanwhile, the logistics costs are expected to be reduced by 120.9 billion yuan (about $17.97 bil
lion) in 2019, and a logistics service system in line with the country’s high-quality growth will be established over the next three years.
To fulfill such targets, the ministry will optimize transport struct
ure, upgrade rail, road and waterway transport systems and expand the network of logistics hubs, Wu said.
Association, celebrates Chinese cultural heritage during the most important Chinese holiday of the year, said A
my Chen Schwab, one of the association’s founders and a member of its board of director
s.More than 2,000 people attended the celebration in downtown Birmingham’s historic Boutwell Auditorium this year, Schwab s
aid. About 40 percent of those who came were from Birmingham’s Chinese community. Special guests included officials f
rom Chaoyang and the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas.The event kicked off with fireworks in downtown’s Linn Park near city h
all, followed by a dragon dance and a drum performance. In a city more in tune with grits, pork rinds and college footb
all, an authentic dragon dance would be a sight to behold. In the auditorium, 10 dancers
from Chaoyang performed on stage.Participants enjoyed authentic Chinese food, such as dim
sum, and traditional arts and crafts, such as paper-cuttings and Chinese knots. Chinese children’s games were featured, and so was calligraphy.
China’s private hospitals, as a beneficial supplement to the country’s public hospitals, sho
uld target market segments and offer high-value service to get market approval, experts said.
“Private hospitals are facing huge growth potential. They should p
osition themselves correctly, serve customers well, and offer good service,” said Zhang Che
ngyu, president of Shanghai United Family Pudong Hospital, a private hospital in Shanghai.
“Before restructuring in 2000, the annual revenue of Beijing Jiangong Hospital was 40 million yuan ($5.90 million), but in
2017, it reached 650 million yuan, a sixteen-fold increase, which demonstrates the effect of re
structuring,” said Cheng Libing, president of CR Medical, the parent company of the hospital.
According to Sun Baishun, deputy director of Beijing Jiangong Ho
spital, in 2017, total visits to the hospital reached 880,000, and there were 8,000 opera
tions performed to treat lung cancer. “Our hospital is a perfect supplement to public hospitals,” Sun said.