communicate with the foreigners to help them improve their ability to speak Chinese, he said.
For Chea, the student from Cambodia, studying at the institute has been difficult since the beginning.
“I majored in telecommunications in my university, so I knew nothing about spacecraft. For me, all the courses here ar
e very difficult. At first I didn’t understand anything of what our teachers were talking about in class,” he said.
He said he feels lucky because the Chinese teachers are nice and conside
rate. They have been trying their best to make the lectures easier for him to comprehend, he said.
“Now I can understand much of the content in our courses,” Chea said.
Moreno Pena, the Venezuela student, said he truly treasures the opportunity to learn from his Chinese teachers.
lennial enjoyed buying many Palace Museum souvenirs, gifts and other creative produ
cts. “I tried quite a few from makeup kits, lipstick, blush, to various creative gadgets. They are good so
uvenirs in combining the Palace Museum culture and history with their functions,” Dong said.
According to He Jianmin, a professor specializing in cultural tourism research at the Shanghai University of Finance and Econo
mics, said both the Palace Museum and Shanghai Disneyland have high reputation among visitors. Since both bo
ast intellectual property rights over their creative products, counterfeits are virtually unknown.
Shanghai Disneyland, a $5.5 billion theme park, received more than 11 milli
on visitors in its first year of operation (2016-17), and is “close” to the break-even point.
Nevertheless, while the team once thought that AI offered all th
e solutions, a new question soon arose. Audience members asked: “Where’s the original flavor?”
After restoring the images to their original state, they soon began to realize that people still needed some nostalgia. For examp
le, old series made by Hong Kong-based company TVB usually have yellowing images, but many viewers co
mplained that its retro ambience had vanished after the color cast was corrected, Jiang says.
“People then said our restored version looked like a camera filter has been ad
ded,” Pei says with a bitter smile. “We then had to go back and adapt our methods.”
More complicated algorithms were later developed to carry out a tailored plan for each type of ser
ies, including those by TVB, Chinese mainland productions from the 1980s and Taiwan productions of the 199
0s. Some techniques in hands-on restorations were introduced later too, as Pei confesses even the best AI cannot handle every case.
of eight years, Ma found Chinese patients with advanced nasopharyngeal cancer suffered more side
effects than benefits from the additional chemotherapy, which cost about 13,400 yuan ($2,000) per patient.
The findings, published in the journal Lancet Oncology in 2012, drew the attention of
Western experts, and the United States and Europe revised their treatment guidelines.
More recently, Ma added a new drug to the original dual drug ch
emotherapy regimen, and moved post-radiotherapy chemotherapy to pre-radiotherapy.
In another clinical study of 480 cases, Ma and his team found th
at this regimen increased the five-year survival rate of patients by 8 percent.
The nasopharynx is in the upper part of the pharynx behind the nose, connecting the nostr
ils and throat. The location makes it hard for doctors to operate, so radiotherapy is the first choice