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merging jobs related to the digital economy have been and are expected to continue gro
wing quickly in China as digital technology is applied in more fields, said a senior executive from LinkedIn.
New media operators, front-end development engineers, algori
thm engineers, user interface designers, and data analysts were the top five profes
sions with the fastest growing number of practitioners in China on the US-based professional networking site fro
m 2013 to 2017, said Lu Jian, president of LinkedIn China in an exclusive interview with China Daily.
“Digital economy, which has become part of the national strategy, is just unfolding in the country. It won’t surprise us if such jobs con
tinue to draw employees of both genders and in both urban and rural areas in the coming years,” Lu said.
National Health Commission should monitor all gene-editing centers and IVF clinics in China to ensure trials are in line with regulations.
A national registry dedicated to clinical trials involving cell technologies should be established to pro
mote greater transparency, they said, so that before a trial begins scientists would need to pass an
ethics review and provide a list of names of all participating scientists and institutions.
Universities and research institutes should strengthen education and
training in bioethics and scientific and medical professionalism, covering research sci
entists and students of science, medicine and the humanities at all levels, they said.
In addition, more efforts should be undertaken to eliminate prejudice against people wi
th disabilities, which exists in the minds of some scholars, they said. Following the gene-edited baby incid
ent, government departments have vowed to improve supervision, and new regulations are being made or revised.
came to power in 1999, won praise for steering his country back to stability followin
g “the black decade” of the 1990s when a bloody civil war left more than 150,000 dead.
Bouteflika won a third term in 2009 — despite ongoing health problems — in a landslide victory which opposition can
didates labeled a “charade.” Algerian lawmakers, loyal to the president, paved the way for Bouteflika to run again by cha
nging the country’s constitution which previously capped presidential limits at two terms.
Even though he suffered a stroke in 2013 and has rarely been seen in public since, he won
a fourth term in 2014. However, as another election looms, popular disillusionment has spiraled ove
r the undemocratic rule of le pouvoir, or the power, as the establishment clique propping up Bouteflika is known.
While there were some smaller protests against his election in 2014, enough is finally eno
ugh for Algerians, according to Dalia Ghanem, an Algerian resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center.