A woman gets it into her head that she can never be too th

A woman gets it into her head that she can never be too th

Zhang Xin, associate professor at the School of Psychological and Cognitive Science at Peking Uni

versity in Beijing, believes “fat talk” may be a way of expressing that “we all share feelings of insecu

rity”.In China, “fat” has become a word that women will do almost anything to avoid being associated with. This is not surpris

ing, given that being slim as a beauty ideal has become the subject of countless newspaper stories, TV comm

ercials and movies, resulting in the almost universal correlation between a slim figure and beauty.

“Women are more likely than men to enjoy chatting with their

peers about weight concerns and body issues, and this ma

y release them from pressure over their weight and serve as a way to bond with their friends,” he said.

But “fat talk” is a double-edged sword. While it may seem a harmless way to ease dissatisfact

ion over body shape by gaining reassurance within a peer group, it can also serve to reinforce negative feelings.

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We do rehearsals during each tour and every note insp

We do rehearsals during each tour and every note insp

Beethoven’s first piano concerto, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, was written in 1795 and hi

s last piano concerto, Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 was written between 1809 and 1811.

The last piano concerto is also known as the Emperor Concerto

and the composition exudes a powerful, grand and heroic mood.

The five completed piano concertos cover the entire music career of the composer.

Buchbinder, 74, who was the youngest student ever to have enrolled to study at the Vie

nna Academy of Music at the age of 5, twice recorded the full cycle of Beethoven piano concertos in 2007 and 2011.

In 1986, Buchbinder performed all of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas for the first time at the Wiener Musikverein.

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Singer created a false profile for Guo, presenting her as

Singer created a false profile for Guo, presenting her as

s a competitive soccer player. He paid former Yale women’s soccer coach Rudolph Mered

ith $400,000 to pass Guo off as a recruited player, despite Guo never having played soccer competitively.

Guo has since been expelled by Yale. Meredith resigned and pleaded guilty to federal fraud-related charges.

Neither the Guos nor the Zhaos have been charged in the investigation, which was

made public in March. Federal prosecutors have charged 50 people in six states, inc

luding 33 parents who allegedly paid a total of $25 million to Singer between 2011 and February this year.

The typical sum ranges from $15,000 to $75,000 per child for rigged college entrance exams, and $100,00

0 to $400,000 per child for what Singer called his “side door” to admission-guaranteed access to top institutions. M

ost international students gain admission through the “front door”-doing it on their own.

In court, Singer admitted using his charity, the Key Worldwide Foundation, to collect payments from parents and bribin

g coaches and others. He has pleaded guilty to racketeering and other charges and is awaiting sentencing.

Parents who have pleaded guilty or agreed to do so include the preside

nt of a California real estate company and his wife, and the actress Felicity Huffman.

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Smaller airports seeing new surge in busines

Smaller airports seeing new surge in busines

More domestic airlines are launching new flights connecting less-densely populated small

er Chinese cities, and those areas are seeing me growth in air traffic than major cities.

Last year, the airports of Quanzhou in Fujian province, Nantong, Changzhou and Xuzhou in Jiangsu province, Jieyang in G

uangdong province and Yichang in Hubei province saw their annual passenger throughput reach 2.5 million, a jum

p of more than 30 percent year-on-year, according to data from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

In 2018, passenger throughput growth of major cities’ airports was less than 10 percent year-on-year, while the growth rates

of a number of third – and fourth-tier cities’ airports were higher than 20 percent, the data showed.

“It’s key for carriers to seize good flight times. Many domestic ai

rlines would like to launch flights to major cities like Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou, but

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Enough care has been taken by Haier to customiz

Enough care has been taken by Haier to customiz

 and localize its products to meet Indian customers’ needs and suit the local conditions.

One such attempt was the “Jahukna Mat” (Hindi for ‘no need to bend‘ or ‘do not bend’) campaign, which aim

ed at avoiding bending by users to put in or bring out commodities stored inside the fridg

e. This was introduced to the Indian market seven years ago, and the concept had an immediate acceptance.

“Traditionally, in the refrigerators, the veggies box was at the bottom

and homemakers had to bend down many times in a day to put in or pull out co

mmodities stored inside the box,” said Eric Braganza, president of Haier Appliances (India).

“After proper product research, we introduced the upside-down concept, and put the veggies box at the top to ensure that p

eople, especially women, avoid bending. This change has been well received by Indian consumers.”

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Thanks to Chengdu’s geographical advantages with

Thanks to Chengdu’s geographical advantages with

regard to the Belt and Road Initiative, local companies have linked to global markets more frequently. Companies that

used to lack the confidence to go global began taking the step. Companies that have had export business for years upg

raded their product structure and expanded their business to production capacity cooperation and technological export.

Chengdu Xinzhu Road and Bridge Machinery is a prime ex

ample. The company was founded as an infrastructure company, and its business has exp

anded to include new energy and railway traffic. In September 2018, the company’s production base at the China-Bela

rus Industrial Park in Minsk was launched to produce super capacitors used in buses. They’re the first high-tech manu

facturer to begin operation in the park. Before that, the company mainly exported parts used in roads and bridges’ construction.

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Luckin Coffee raises $150m in latest financingre seen at a stor

Luckin Coffee raises $150m in latest financingre seen at a stor

Chinese coffee chain Luckin Coffee has completed its new financing round of $150 million (1 billion y

uan), lifting the firm’s valuation to an estimated $2.9 billion, news portal NetEase reported on Thursday.

Global fund manager BlackRock-controlled private equity participated in the financing by investing $125 million.

Last year, Luckin Coffee completed its two financing rounds worth $400 billion with inve

stors including Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC, Joy Capital and China International Capital Corp Ltd.

The coffee chain founded in 2017 had 2,073 stores in 22 Chinese cities

by the end of 2018, and plans to build 2,500 more in 2019. The firm aims to overtake its rival

Startbucks in store and cup numbers in China, said Luckin Coffee’s founder Qian Zhiya at a news conference in January.

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Supply chain finance gets tech edge, to boost private

Supply chain finance gets tech edge, to boost private

Chinese commercial banks are strengthening supply chain finance with the help of tech

nology to solve difficulties at private enterprises, especially small and micro-sized businesses.

Supply chain finance allows a supplier to sell its invoices to a bank at a discount as soon as they ar

e approved by the buyer. This allows the buyer to pay later and the supplier to secure its money earlier.

China Minsheng Banking Corp, a national joint-stock commercial lender – a business entity in which shares

of the company’s stock can be bought and sold by shareholders – is providing comprehensive financial and nonfin

ancial services to private enterprises in the upstream and downstream supply chains.

Downstream supply chain management refers to coordinating the flow of information and goods with clients. It cont

rasts with upstream SCM, which involves coordinating buying activities with suppliers.

The Beijing-based bank has offered solutions adapted to the features and needs of private companies in six industr

ies, including home appliances and pharmaceuticals, since setting up a supply chain finance department last year.

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BAIC sold 1.46 million vehicles BAIC last year, dow

BAIC sold 1.46 million vehicles BAIC last year, dow

percent with its joint venture brands- Beijing Benz, Beijing Hyundai

and Fujian Benz selling 485,000 vehicles,790,000 vehicles, and 29,000 vehicles, an increa

se of 14.8 percent, 0.7 percent and 27.3 percent, respectively; while its self-owned brands sold 156, 000 vehicles last year.

Beijing Benz becomes backbone in BAIC’s revenue with the figure reaching 135.41 billion yuan in 2018 from 116.77 billion yuan

in 2017, jumping 16 percent year-on-year, that accounted for 89.1 percent of BAIC revenue in 2018.

A pair of giant pandas will leave Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, on Thursday for Denmark.

They will stay in the Copenhagen Zoo for 15 years as part of a joint research project between the

Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens and Copenhagen Zoo to protect and breed giant pandas.

A grand farewell ceremony for the duo, Xing Er, a 6-year-old male, and Mao Er, a 5-year-old fe

male, was held at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on Wednesday.

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He made the decision to exit the public hospital sys

He made the decision to exit the public hospital sys

tem and become an independent practitioner in the hope of providing better treatment to patients and earning a higher income.

Today, Zhang is not only a vascular surgeon, but also the founder and head of Dr. Smile M

edical Group, China’s first group medical practice, which he established in Shanghai in July 2014.

Back then, group practices, in which doctors partner together to offer medical servic

es to patients and share operational costs, was a fairly new concept in China.

But in many other countries such as the United States, group medical practices are c

ommon for doctors who work independently instead of being employed by hospitals.

Since 2014, group practices have sprung up across China, and many established doctors have left hospitals to start their own practices.

A recent example is Zhou Yuehua, one of the most acclaimed eye surgeons in China, who made headlines when he left the re

puted Beijing Tongren Hospital at the end of 2018 and founded Zhou Yuehua Myopic Doctor Group in Beijing.

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