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rseas no longer guarantees a well-paid job, the report found that 70 perce
nt of respondents said they do not care about return on investment and are more appr
eciative of other rewards of overseas study experience, including better adaptive ability.
Gao Ang, an undergraduate student at the University of Californi
a, Berkeley, said he does not regret going to the US despite its high cost.
Overseas study provides students with many advantages－their exp
erience tends to equip them with a global mindset and better languag
e and communication skills－important characteristics for future promotion opportunities, he said.
In 2018, 662,100 Chinese people went abroad
to study, up 8.83 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Education.
Rising registrations and better technology improve prospects of quicker availability
When Zhao Xueming, a middle school math teacher in Beij
ing, knew he had late-stage liver cancer in February last year, he felt despair.
“I was scared to the soul, and I thought about death every day,” he said.
By then, Zhao, who was 36 at the time, had received various treatme
nts at Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital for four months. However, he believed he had s
ome other liver disease, since his parents, in order to avoid frightening him, never told him the truth.
“The treatments didn’t work well,” he said. “At l
Zhao was lucky. He waited for just around two weeks for an available organ, which was distributed through a national compu
terized organ sharing system, and had an operation that lasted for more than 10 hours in March last year.
He later learned that the organ donor was a young person who died in a car accident
in Hubei province, more than 1,000 kilometers away, but he doesn’t know further details.
In March, a year after the surgery, Zhao enrolled to become an organ dono
r at an organ-donation promotional event held at Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital.
ast my doctor decided to have a liver transplant surgery for me to save my life.”
development in China, and the EU welcomes China’s willingness to share its development opportunities.
Chinese enterprises are welcome to invest in European countries, said the European leaders, adding that they will not adopt restrictive measures against specific com
panies, and are willing to provide a fair, open and transparent business environment for all foreign enterprises.
During the visit, Peng Liyuan, Xi’s wife, also attended a number of events aimed at deepeni
ng cultural and educational exchanges between China and the European nations.
As a special envoy of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the advanceme
nt of girls’ and women’s education, Peng was invited to visit the headquarters of the UNESCO in Paris.
Wang said Peng’s visit highlighted China’s image of a hardworking, responsible maj
or country that actively participates in international education, gender equality and other affairs.
tion with China on jointly building the Belt and Road, She said.
Noting that the history of Italy-China exchanges for the past 50 years has been a history of dia
logue and friendship, the speaker said the Italian Senate is willing to facilitate exchanges between the two cou
ntries’ legislative institutions, and continue to make contributions to deepening Italy-China friendly cooperation.
Xi arrived in Rome Thursday for a state visit to Italy, the first stop of his three-nation Europe tour, which will also take him to Monaco and France.
hinese authorities have unveiled detailed measures to implement valu
e-added tax reform, a key step to boost market vitality and stabilize economic growth.
Starting April 1 this year, the 16 percent VAT rate that applies to manufa
cturing and other sectors will be lowered to 13 percent, while the rate for construction, tran
sport and other sectors will be reduced from 10 percent to 9 percent, said a joint statement released on Th
ursday by the Ministry of Finance, State Taxation Administration and the General Administration of Customs.
On the 30th, an explosion occurred in Zhangjiakou No. 1 Bath Center in Hebei Province, killing two people and injuring two others. The official micro-blog of the Pro
paganda Department of the Zhangjiakou Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China announced on the
31st that the cause of the accident was initially identified as the illegal use of obsolete coal-fired boilers by the bathing cent
er, which resulted in rapid spray of steam and explosion of non-electric boilers.
The briefing pointed out that at 15:55 p.m. on January 30, a boiler accident occurred in Kangmei Bath Center of H
ongqi Building, Qiaodong District, Zhangjiakou City. At present, the accident caused two deaths and two in
juries, the injured have been sent to hospital for treatment. The identity of the casualties is being verified.
According to the report, after preliminary investigation, the accident was caused by an explosion of a non-boi
ler (electric boiler). The causes of the boiler accident are: the obsolete coal-fired boilers were illegally used in Kan
gmei Bath Center, and the cracking of the connection between the upper door ring and the furnace gallbladder caus