Zhang Bangxin, chairman and CEO of Tomorrow Ad

vancing Life Education Group, a provider of after-school上海乌托邦女神会所 tutoring services, said AI is also teaching children basic English

in regions where foreign teachers are scarce and local teachers may not have the best pronunciation.

Use of new technologies in online education is breaking boundaries for the nation’s students

Yang Ming, a 33-year-old immobile and partially sighted man from Ch

engde, Hebei province, never imagined he could become his family’s “financial adviser”.

However, in late April, he noticed trouble brewing in the financial statem

ents of a company whose stock was owned by his relatives, so he advised selling the shares.

Although they were reluctant at first, his relatives sold the shares at a

slight loss, but kept most of their 4,000 yuan ($578) investment intact.

A short time later, the company’s stock went into free fall when the Shanghai Stock Exchange plunged as a result of ri

sing uncertainty over trade negotiations between China and the United States.

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AB InBev has invested 24.5 million yuan in installin

 in installing solar panels that cover about 50,000 square meters.

As AB InBev’s biggest Budweiser brewing and bottling facility in the world, the Foshan

rewery in Guangdong province delivers 20 percent of its global production volume.

AB InBev has teamed up with the United Nations Environment

Programme in Foshan to advance the 2025 Sustainability Goals in China.

With China the host country, the 48th World Environment Day o

n June 5 had a Chinese slogan that said “Take action to save the blue sky”.

Regarding the company’s plan to upgrade power supply systems in n

ine of its Chinese breweries by the end of this year, Craps said that the breweries’ solar p

anels cover a combined floor area of 410,000 square meters, equal to the size of 57 football pitches.

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Cyclists should travel on the right and be aware that rid

t riding against the traffic and parking are not allowed on the bikeway. In t

he event of a bicycle breakdown, cyclists should wheel their bikes to the nearest exi

t and leave the bikeway, keeping to the right side of the road, said the rules. There are eight entrances and exits on th

e 6.5-km bikeway and six of them are equipped with assistive mobility devices for bicycles.

To better meet the needs of commuters, a reversible lane has been introdu

ced on the bikeway, and cyclists should ride in the direction shown on the signs.

Some 11,600 commuters travel between Huilongguan and Shangdi daily, and the ope

ning of the reversible lane is expected to provide convenience to them during rush hours.

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total of 12 cities reported month-on-month drops of reso

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), China’s most valuable brand, topped Forbes’s

newly released annual ranking of the world’s top 2,000 largest public companies for the seven consecutive years.

The State-owned bank, which generated 298.7 billion yuan ($43.5 billion) in net profit last

year, has assets of more than $4 trillion and nearly half a million employees, according to Forbes.

Meanwhile, China Construction Bank, the Agricultural Bank of China and the Bank of China, renowned as the “Big Four” ba

nks in China along with ICBC, also joined the top 10, ranking at third, fourth and eighth places, respectively.

Ping An Insurance Group came in at seventh with a market capital of $220.2 billion, according to Forbes.

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However, statistics also show that the total vehicle sale

s in the first four months of this year stood at 8.35 million units, a decrease of 12.12 percent compared with last year. Th

e country produced 8.39 million units during the same time, down 10.98 percent year-on-year.

New cars at a parking lot in Qingdao, Shandong province, are ready to be delivered to clients, April 30, 2019.

In April, China’s total vehicle sales fell 14.61 percent year-on-yea

r to 1.98 million units, and the output dropped by 14.45 percent to 2.05 million units.

The sales of self-owned brands passenger vehicles totaled 584,700 units last month, a decline of 27.88 percent year-on-year.

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While it is reasonable to assume that women most concern

d with their body shape are those who might be susceptible to obesity or other risks, studies indicate the vast majority of wo

men who engage in “fat talk” can be ranked “average” and “healthy” when it comes to their weight.

Zhang Ran, 28, a senior consultant in the Beijing office of multinational professio

nal services company Ernst & Young, said she was a “fat talker” when she was a college student.

“I felt comfortable when I discovered I was not the only one who was un

happy about my body shape. But then I began to understand that it has nothing to do

with a woman’s actual weight, but everything to do with how she sees herself,” she said.

She added that sharing her fear of being fat with others could trigger feelings of emotional security and being part of a great

er community. Even after she graduated and started a career, “fat talk”-and its related effects-did not stop.

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tariff hike against China: Intl responseses on Friday

The United States on Friday raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports from 10 percent to 25 percent.

Here is a collection of comments on the tariff hike from analysts and business professionals from around the world.

Rene Pastor, foreign editor, China Daily

Global trade is not a zero-sum game of who gets the most benefits. The decision by President Donald Trump to up the ante in a tra

de dispute by slapping tariffs invites retaliation, as China has threatened to do, and damages a global tra

ding system that in all honesty has lifted all boats in the decades following World War II.

Countries should resist the temptation to treat global trade as purely the aren

a of winners and losers. The idea is to keep talking with the full knowledge that any co

untry, any trading power, will win some and lose some in those negotiations. The consequences and less

ons of history are clear when trade degenerates into a winner-take-all mentality, as was the case during the tim

e of the Great Depression in the 1920s. Everybody lost. We just cannot afford a repeat of that episode in our history.

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To ensure Zhao’s daughter, Zhao Yusi, was admitted to Stanf

ford University in California, Singer focused on the school’s sailing program, even though the girl had no experience in the sport.

She was admitted to Stanford in 2017, but was not recruited to the sailing program.

A few weeks after their daughter’s admission, the Zhaos paid $6.5 million to Singer, who a

ppears to have kept the bulk of the money for himself. Former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer rec

eived only $500,000 in connection with Zhao Yusi’s admission. He has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering.

Stanford spokesman Ernest Miranda said that a student’s admission was rescinded last month because of false

material in the application, but did not confirm the student’s identity, citing the “federal student privacy law”.

According to The Stanford Daily, the school’s independent newspaper, Zhao Yusi move

d out of her campus residence on March 30, three days before the university confirmed her expulsion.

The second-highest known payment, of $1.2 million, was also made by a Chinese family. She

rry Guo’s parents paid Singer this amount after their daughter was admitted to Yale University in late 2017.

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Xing Ziqiang, chief economist with investment bank Mo

organ Stanley China, said this age group will be a main driver of the consumption upgrade in the next decade, with consum

ption in third- and fourth-tier cities expected to reach 45 trillion yuan in 2030, compared with 15 trillion yuan in 2017.

There were estimated to be about 112 million small-town youths in

China last year, according to mobile internet industry consultancy iiMedia Research.

Chen Ke, a senior partner with global consultancy Roland Berger, said that with lower housing prices in third- and fourth-tier c

ities, small-town youths have sizable disposable income and are more willing to spend a larger proportion of th

eir income on daily consumption, compared with people of the same ages living in bigger cities.

“They also have an increasing desire to live a better material and spir

itual life, are becoming more interested in personal products and are more willing to sp

end on entertainment and hobbies, as they have more spare time than their peers in big cities,” he said.

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Hu Qizheng, a professor at the institute who teaches fun

damentals of the space industry, said Chinese teachers are exp

loring approaches that are appropriate for instructing foreign students.

“Some of the students have work experience in the space sector because their countries have satellites, while othe

rs don’t have such experience and know virtually nothing about space activities,” he said. “So we have been wor

king to figure out an appropriate teaching schedule and to make sure everyone’s individual needs can be taken care of.”

The students’ first year at the institute was focused on basic knowledge about space p

rograms, while in the second year each of them will be given a detailed topic for research, Hu said.

Teaching materials given to the foreign trainees were modified from those prepared for Chinese students, while teach

ers are making textbooks specifically edited for foreign learners, the professor said.

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