On Feb 28, Starbucks organized an online competition

On Feb 28, Starbucks organized an online competition

a flash sale, if you will-for the limited-edition cups. Consumers would wait in front of their com

puters for long hours just to click “buy” several times in quick succession over a period of four days to March 3.

Only, millions of their ilk would also do the same thing at the same time. This meant, most of their attempts were destined to prove unsu

ccessful as buyers vastly outnumbered the special cups on sale. The cat-cups were sold out in nanoseconds after the sale opened.

Disappointed consumers accused Starbucks of resorting to “hunger market

ing”, a strategy to drive up demand by deliberately limiting supply, a charge that the cafe chain denied.

The Starbucks cup episode is the latest proof that pets, particularly cats, are stoking big-ticket

spending among affluent consumers in China, an economy that is witnessing consumption upgrade acr

oss all sectors-a topic close to the hearts of the Chinese lawmakers and political advisers who attended the annu

al sessions of the country’ top legislature and top political advisory body this month.

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passengers of more than 30 nationalities and eight crew

passengers of more than 30 nationalities and eight crew

An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 on board, authorities said, as grieving fam

ilies rushed to airports in Addis Ababa and the destination, Nairobi. Eight Chinese citizens are among the dead.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash of the Boe

ing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November. Its last m

aintenance was on Feb 4 and it had flown just 1,200 hours, according to the airline’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam.

He also told reporters that the pilot, who was a senior one and join

ed the airline in 2010, sent out a distress call and was given clearance to return.

The plane crashed six minutes after departing Addis Ababa on its way to Kenya’s capital, p

lowing into the ground at Hejere near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, about 50 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, at 8:44 am local time.

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Security forces fired tear gas at activists during the demonstrat

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

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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One key attraction for many academics is the chance to

One key attraction for many academics is the chance to

fulfill their ambition in scientific research. And with China becoming a key driving force in so ma

ny key technology sectors, such as big data and AI, life sciences, clean energy and quantum co

mputing, faculty members can quickly find themselves operating in a cutting-edge research environment, supported by

a larger budget and more-skilled support team than might be possible elsewhere.

This trend reflects steps by the Chinese government to make working in the country more attr

active to overseas academics, including the Thousand Talent Plan, which was initiated in 2008 an

d has already attracted more than 7,000 overseas Chinese and 300 to 500 foreign experts. While the FBI has raised so

me questions about the intentions of this program, it is clear that the vast majority of the participants are largely in

terested in nothing more than open, mutually beneficial, cross-border research collaboration.

At joint-venture universities, all full-time faculty members, irrespective of t

heir nationality, are eligible to apply for domestic Chinese funding to support thei

r research activities. With overall research and development expenditures in China growing at 15 to 20 percent a

nnually over the past few years, this represents a major point of attraction for foreign scholars and faculty members.

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International Regimen Ice and Snow Festival opens in Arxan

International Regimen Ice and Snow Festival opens in Arxan

The opening ceremony of the 13th China Arxan International Regimen Ice and Snow Festival was held in Arxan, Hinggan League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on December 21.

Hosted by Hinggan League Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Hinggan League Administrative Office, undert

aken by CPC Arxan Municipal Committee and Arxan municipal government, the festival will last until

May 31, 2019 and will conduct over 30 activities involving ice and snow sports, arts, culture, trade and tourism.

Gao Changsheng, Party secretary of Arxan, gave a speech at the opening ceremony.

He said that in recent years, Arxan follows the developmental idea which was mentioned by Chinese

President Xi Jinping that “lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets and so are ice

and snow” in building an ice and snow tourism brand and transforming the ecological advantage of Arxan into

a developmental advantage. This year’s Ice and Snow Festival also opens the curtain to the Hinggan League’s winter tourism season. Hinggan League an

d Arxan sincerely welcome visitors to enjoy the ice, snow, hot springs and other winter scenery here during the festival.

Forums and meetings on winter sports, the tourism industry, regimen and poverty relief have already been held, respectiv

ely. Arxan will also witness sports such as aerial skiing performances, teenager snowfield soccer mat

ches, snowfield horse racing and motorcycle racing along with a series of cultural activities,

such as the China-Russia-Mongolia painting and calligraphy exhibition, and interactive activities and programs held in the frozen city.

Arxan means “warm and holy spring” in Mongolian. It is a city with abundant tourism resources, where tourists can enjoy rare volcanic landforms, hot spring

s and snowy forests. In 2018, the number of tourists who visit Arxan is currently 4,005,300 with a year-on-year gro

th of 17 percent. The revenue of the tourist industry in 2018 is 5.13 billion yuan ($744 million) with a year-on-year growth of 18 percent.

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President Donald Trump said later in the day that his countr

President Donald Trump said later in the day that his countr

will “move forward with developing our own military response options.”

The United States “will work with NATO and our other allies and partners to deny Russia any

military advantage from its unlawful conduct,” said Trump in a statement released by the White House.

Moscow on Friday expressed regret over Washington‘s intention to pull out of the treaty, calling the move a pre-decided action.

“The Americans’ reluctance to hear any arguments, their reluctance to conduct an

y substantive negotiations, suggests that the decision to dismantle the treaty was

made by Washington a long time ago,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov quoted by TASS.

NATO backed Washington’s decision in a statement released after Pompeo’s r

emarks, urging Russia to “return to full and verifiable compliance” to the treaty.

In his remarks, Pompeo also said that the United States will provide Russia and the other treaty par

ties with formal notice that the United States is withdrawing from the INF Treaty “effective in six months.”

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University: professional alumni for Alma mater, the build

University: professional alumni for Alma mater, the build

  In our country, college students after graduation to leave his Alma mater, schools have spent time on your feelings, it will

retain their own youth and dream, those wonderful memories forever: in the heart of the students in the school

ter.Some college students career after graduation have become donate money, some college students choose graduate y

ears reunion in the Alma mater, dining room, some will also continue to read the graduate student of his Alma mater.All in a

ll, everybody is in their own way to give back to his Alma mater, to express love for the Alma mater.

  Small new to share with you today, however, the student is bad, he is blasting p

rofessional students, the school despite of his Alma mater how like, but in a few year

s later, to his Alma mater, building the blasting implementation, netizens also said that actually completed a ch

ildhood dream, unexpectedly also implements.Specific what‘s the matter, and listen to the small new explain.It ha

ppened in anhui university of science and technology, as a result of the west campus of

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Yangxin dian new found “New Year’s eve repertory fold”

Yangxin dian new found “New Year’s eve repertory fold”

  On January 28, on January 9, 2019 in the west peidian peidian palace yangxin temple was found in the process of tory are recor

ded on this.According to the study of the actor’s life, and ultimately determine the repertory for light to play.According to fold re

pertory, New Year’s eve day, after heavy China palace area rinse fang zhai temple Jin Zhaoyu essence put section dressi

ng in addition to age, in the summer wash fang zhai courtyard (that is, the “front desk”) provided by folding on “l

ive to meet years”, in dry qing “Kim dinh play thing” and so on.China news agency reporters Du Yang perturbation

  On January 28, on January 9, 2019 in the west peidian peidian

palace yangxin temple was found in the process of repairin

g the repertory of folding has been named as the “New Year’s eve repertory fold”, currently on display in the

meridian gate of the imperial palace east goose wing floor, for “in order to meet the auspicious holidays – the For

bidden City exhibition add to watch.Fold top write “December 30”, name

ly, New Year’s eve in China palace and dry two stage has enveloped the qing promise repertory are recorded on this.

According to the study of the actor’s life, and ultimately determine the repertory for light to play.According to fold

repertory, New Year’s eve day, after heavy China palace area rinse fang zhai temple Jin Zhaoyu essence put section dres

sing in addition to age, in the summer wash fang zhai courtyard (that is, the “front desk”) provided by folding on “liv

e to meet years”, in dry qing “Kim dinh play thing” and so on.China news agency reporters Du Yang perturbation

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What’s the matter with Li Ya’s boys and girls facing each other?

What’s the matter with Li Ya’s boys and girls facing each other?

On Wang Zulan’s birthday on the 9th, Li Ya-man took three warm pictures of a family through his personal social networking website and celebrated his husband’s birthday, writing: “I have two babies now!” Happy birthday, my dearest big baby. Husband, do you like this year’s birthday gift?

In the photo, Wang Zulan holds the little princess in his arms and kisses his daughter with Li Ya-man. The daughter looks at the camera nicely, with a tender face and a small mouth. She is very cute and dull. She inherits the advantages of her mother and has a perfect little beauty.

Later, Wang Zulan forwarded this message and said, “You and Gabrielle are my best gifts.” Love is sweet. Attracted by the happiness of the family, netizens gathered around and left messages saying, “Congratulations, wish your family happiness forever.” “It’s touching, beautiful and warm. It’s a happy family of three.”

Wang Zulan took a B-mode photo of his daughter for Li Ya’s birthday. Netizen: It’s over, like you.

In July this year, Wang Zulan posted on his micro-blog the news that his wife, Li Ya-man, was pregnant: “The Wang family is happy.” The couple, who had been married for many years, welcomed their lives.

After the announcement of the happy news, the couple also often exposed the happy day of pregnancy on the microblog. On the third day after the announcement of the happy news, Li Ya-man generously exposed the pregnant belly. See the radian of the belly for more than three or four months.

Wang Zulan is also a dazzling wives and demons, after pregnancy, the wife is to dazzle a wave, a family of three buses such daily, Zulan also want to give his wife a beautiful picture, always record the day of the pregnant mother.

No, it’s Li Ya-man’s birthday recently. Zu Lan celebrates his wife’s birthday at zero o’clock on time.

Wang Zulan exposed the B-mode ultrasound picture of the baby in his stomach. Both husband and wife imitated the baby’s sleeping.

Life is amazing. The baby’s B-mode ultrasonogram is very clear, and the shape of nose and eyes can be roughly estimated. In addition to the photo comparison between husband and wife, this is the mini version of Zulan. No wonder netizens all say, “It’s over, like you”, “The nose and mouth have the shadow of father vaguely”, “Looking at the nose is a biological right thing”. The genes of Zulan family are really true. It’s too powerful.

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