Additive’ means laying down successive layers of

 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.

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Student from Angola uses short videos to share his exp

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.

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At a media briefing on Tuesday, Lam said Japan is a v

 vast market and she aims to explore on her trip how Japanese businesses and research institutions can become involved in the Bay Area’s development.

The Greater Bay Area, covering 56,000 square kilometers with a combined population

of 70 million by the end of 2017, aims to become a world-class Bay Area that provides quality life to its residents.

professor who has been applauded by President Xi Jinping on his dedication of 30 years to

the educational cause of China has recently received the top award of the university he worked for.

William N. Brown, 63, a United States professor at Xiamen Univers

ity, Fujian province, received the Nanqiang Outstanding Contribution Award on Saturday.

He was the first foreigner as well as the youngest person to receive the honor since

the university began offering the award in 2013. The average age of winners is 80.

In recent years, about four people each year who have greatly co

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hina to improve transport efficiency, reduce logistics costs

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.

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With steady income growth of young Chinese, more peopl

le are paying attention to the quality of products, and they are willing to spend money on prod

ucts that can help improve appearances,” said Neil Wang, president of consultancy Frost& Sullivan in China.

“Fueled by the promotions featuring film stars and internet celebrities online, young consu

mers are increasingly seeking ways to appear more beautiful. Losing hair is something they can’t stand. Exp

enditure toward better looks reflects the ongoing consumption upgrade trend in China,” he said.

Besides, on social media platforms such as Weibo and Little Red Book, a Chinese online platform

to share lifestyle tips, a large number of internet celebrities and makeup bloggers recommend or discuss pro

ducts (like hair line powder and post-natal hair recovery oil) they think are good or useful.

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Her calls for unity and vigilance came amid a rare state

  ment from ISIS spokesman, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, accusing Ardern and other Western leaders of shedding “crocodile tears.”

  Al-Muhajir called upon ISIS supporters to “take vengeance” in the aftermath of the attack in an almost 45-min

ute audio recording. It’s believed to be the first recording released by al-Muhajir in months.

  New Zealand Members of Parliament gathered in the House on Tuesday to share condolenc

es for the victims. They will meet again on Wednesday, the same day Ardern intends to return to Christchurch.

  On Saturday, she visited members of Christchurch’s Muslim community wearin

g a hijab in what observers lauded as a meaningful gesture of compassion and respect.

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New soldiers show enhanced qualities, leading officer says

China’s new generation of soldiers have developed better comprehensive qualities, are

physically stronger, better educated and more enthusiastic in serving the country, said Senior Colonel Wei

Changjin, political commissar of the Zaozhuang Regional Military Command, on Wednesday.

“With a stronger economy and enhanced education, the comprehensive qualities of newly-

recruited soldiers have been greatly improved,” Wei said before the closing of the Second Session of the 13th Nat

ional Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Newly recruited soldiers are physically stronger thanks to various fitness options and intensifi2019/03/13/wwwsh419llcom-7/ining prov

ided by schools, according to Wei, a member of the CPPCC national committee.

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The event, organized by the Birmingham Chinese Festiv

  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.

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Security forces fired tear gas at activists during the demonstrat

  during which some protesters called for the April presidential elections to be called off altogether and for parliament to be dissolved to make the way for a new government.

  Activists chanted, “Republic, not monarchy,” and “No to the fifth mandate,” a

mong other slogans rejecting the continuation of Bouteflika’s term on Friday. Some placards read “leave means leave.”

  Video on social media showed protesters this week setting pictures of Bouteflika on fire amid w

histles and cheers — scenes that are uncommon in a country tightly controlled by security services.

  The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces has started a ground operation to clear the la

st ISIS enclave in Syria, a spokesman for the group told CNN Friday.

  SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali said thousands of civilians ha

ve been evacuated and kidnapped fighters have been freed in Baghouz, in eastern Syria,

  ”Only the terrorists remain in Baghouz.” Bali said in a tweet.

  At its height, ISIS controlled huge swaths of territory in Syria an

d Iraq. A US-led coalition has been working for years to oust the group from cities and towns.

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Huge growth potential seen in nation’s private hospitals

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.

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