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Qian Depei, dean of the School of Data and Computer Science of Sun Y
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Jason Juang shapes HP’s new strategy in gaming PC market to boost sales in China
上海乌托邦Jason Juang, managing director of HP China, clearly remembers details of his first visit to the Chinese mainland 26 years ago.
The Shanghai airport was small and shabby. Even a short shower was enough to flood it.
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Lian later passed this passion for pastel art to his son Lian Fang, a Shanghai-based painter.
Now, dozens of Lian Fang’s pastel works, mostly portraits, are being sh
own at an exhibition, Pastel, at Beijing’s Ici Labas gallery, which runs through July 14.
Lian Fang’s paintings present the special charm of pastel drawing. Also, the pain】
ter has incorporated the style of liubai (leaving blanks) from classic Chinese painting into his creations.
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ated an annual trade volume of more than 150 billion yuan ($22.9 billion) over the last three years.
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a national television station in Thailand, is broadcasting Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a 1994 hit historical drama, on i
ts 2HD channel in prime time. The 84-episode show, which started on Monday, will run on weekdays this summer.
The rerun is part of the celebrations on the Thailand side to mark
the 44th anniversary of the establishment of China-Thailand diplomatic ties.
The 1994 show, dubbed into Thai by MVTV 25 years ago, was a runaway success in the country and many chara
cters in the show, like Liu Bei, Cao Cao and Zhuge Liang, have become household names in Thailand.
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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.
attract the young consumer group. In late May, Qunar teamed up with 33 domestic and foreign carriers, including Air China, Chi
na Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, United Airlines and All Nippon Airways, to l
aunch discounted prices for students on more than 3,000 routes, along with the concept of student flight tickets.
Students who have registered successfully with their identific
tion documents on the platform will be able to book cheaper tickets. For instance, a one-way
flight ticket from Guangzhou to Beijing can be as cheap as 460 yuan ($66.7), which is about half of the price tag – 8
62 yuan – for a second-class seat on a high-speed train. Qunar said such low-price flight tickets compared with high-spee
d trains may change the travel habits of college students and create user stickiness.