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rchased by a joint venture between Partners Group, The Family Office, SDP Investments, and The Carlyle Group for around 9 billion yuan.
“Given the strong presence of leading and fast-growing IT firms in the area, Zhongguancun remai
ns a bright spot for investment opportunities in Beijing,” said Michael Wang, head of capital markets for JLL in Beijing.
“Due to the lack of commercial leasing space in the IT-driven submarket, rapidly expanding
companies are increasingly choosing to purchase entire buildings to meet large office requirements.”
An increasing number of countries have tapped into the convenience of e-visas to attra
ct more tourists from China, the world’s largest source of outbound tourists.
According to tourism insiders, the Japanese embassy in Beijing
said on Thursday during a meeting with local travel agencies that it will launch e-visa services
on May 1, allowing applicants to submit their materials online instead of sending paper documents.
“The embassy said that e-visa services may be available in consulates in other Chinese cities n
ext year,” said Han Zhisu, co-founder and CEO of 666visa.cn, a domestic platform where visa applicants can submit materials.
ninth with a break of 76 to make it 6-3 after the first session.
Ding, the 2016 runner-up, will resume the competition with the Scot o
n Sunday morning and look to reach the second round at Crucible for the 10th time.
Ding’s compatriot Tian Pengfei, ranked 81st in the w
orld, took a surprise 5-4 lead over 15th-ranked Stephen Maguire of Scotland.
Tian, one of six Chinese players in the field this year, took the opening frame with a brea
k of 52. Maguire levelled with a run of 80 then took
a scrappy third frame, before Tian made it 2-2 with a 59.
In frame five, Maguire came from 58-0 down to ta
ke it with a clinical 62 clearance, then he added the sixth for 4-2. But Tian rose to the occasion as the sessi
on progressed, winning the last three frames with runs of 45, 100 and 70. They resume on Sunday at 7pm.
s life. Now both Sonam and his wife work in Beijing while raising a daughter, who is now a year old.
“We plan to let our child study in Beijing,” he said. “We want her to get in touch
with avant-garde thoughts, broaden her horizons and pursue a life she likes,” he said.
Like Sonam Tsering, Tsering Lhakyi also benefited from the country’s ethnic policies.
In the 1980s, due to a lack of skilled workers and the poor educational foundation in the Tibet autonomous regi
on, the government decided to offer classes to Tibetan children. In 1985, the first batch of them went inland to study. Sin
ce then, an increasing number have pursued studies in more developed areas in China.
Tsering Lhakyi, born in the 1990s, was raised in Tibet’s Nagchu prefecture. Because of her h
igh scores in the primary school, she was admitted to an inland Tibetan middle school. After the national col
lege entrance exam, she applied to a university in Yantai, Shandong province, because she “wanted to see the sea”.
followed by Baidu and ByteDance, according to the employment-oriented social networking platform LinkedIn.
The ranking list is based on feedback from LinkedIn’s more than 40 million users in China, taking fo
ur aspects into consideration — interest in the company, engagement with employees, job demands and employee retention.
Qualified companies must have had at least 500 employees as of Feb 1, 2018, and demonst
rate flat or positive employee growth over the following 12 months, based on LinkedIn’s data.
Among the top 25 companies to work for in 2019, 15 of them are technology companies, as the results showed.
Here is the top 10 list for best employers in China.
A traditional craft maker in Qinzhou, a city in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous
region, found a clue to boost popularity of its more-than-1,300-year-old workmanship. That is tourism.
Long Shaorong, vice-general manager with Qinzhou Nixing Pottery Arts Co Ltd, bets big on
tourism to beef up sales of Nixing pottery, one of the top four potteries in China, which originates from Tang Dynasty.
ents show that at least 162 sources of drinking water across the country have been aba
ndoned or were slated for suspension over the past decade, mostly in the south.
It said many areas in the south must receive water diverted from far
away because of local pollution. For some areas in the north, diversion is chosen beca
use of water shortages. Many places in Jiangsu province have turned to the Yangtze for water.
Previously, cities in southern Jiangsu relied on Taihu Lake, China’s third-largest fresh
water lake, and other local water bodies for their drinking water. This changed, however, after a major outbr
eak of blue-green algae in 2007. The incident forced Wuxi to temporarily suspend water supplies. After the inci
dent, major cities in the Taihu basin turned to the Yangtze for drinking water, the report said.
In Taizhou, located on the north shore of the Yangtze, Xinghua is the o
nly one of six areas administrated by the city that has yet to tap the Yangtze for its drinking wat
er. But a diversion project from the river was listed on the Xinghua government’s agenda last year.