year’s holiday is also an epitome of the overall consumption trend in the country this year. “The growth has been driven by the surge in disposable incomes and the middle-income population,” she added. Guideline calls for 80 percent of related shipping to use cleaner means by 2025 China plans to achieve ultralow emissions at most steel plants by 2025, with 80 percent of raw m aterials and final products shipped by cleaner methods including railways, ships and pipelines, rather than trucks. Experts believe the ambitious goal, if reached, will contribute signi ficantly to reducing bad air in the country, as the steel industry currently pollutesRead More →

Baidu CEO Robin Li Yanhong’s recent nomination for the country’s highest academic title in engineering has triggered heated debate, with some netizens claiming Li was unqualified bec ause of his search engine’s insufficient regulation of fraudulent medical advertising. Li was one of 531 candidates, including 114 entrepreneurs, who might become academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engi neering at the end of the year, according to a statement released by the academy on April 30. Other nominees include e-commerce giant Alibaba’s technology chief Wang Jian, car maker BYD founder Wang Chuanfu, and Microsoft computer engineer Harry Shum. The candidates wil l be subject to aRead More →

The next morning the 2,600-seat auditorium was mobbed. Jobs arrived in a double-breasted blue blazer, a starched white shirt, and a pale green bow tie. “This is the most important When asked about his obsessive concern over the look of the factory, Jobs said it was a way to ensure a passion for perfection:   moment in my entire life,” he told Sculley as they waited backstage for the program to begin. “I’m really nervous. You’re probably the only person who knows how I feel about this.” Sculley grasped his hand, held it for a moment, and whispered “Good luck.”   As chairman of theRead More →

The technology writer Steven Levy, who was then working for Rolling Stone, came to interview Jobs, who urged him to convince the magazine’s publisher to put the Macintosh team on the cover of the magazine. “The chances of Jann Wenner agreeing to displace Sting in   favor of a bunch of computer nerds were approximately one in a googolplex,” Levy thought, correctly. Jobs took Levy to a pizza joint and pressed the case: Rolling Stone was “on the ropes, running crummy articles, looking desperately for new topics and new audiences. The Mac could be its salvation!” Levy pushed back. Rolling Stone was actually good, heRead More →

When Yü-ts’un heard these remarks, he at length credited what had been told him by Tzu-hsing the day before, and he lost no time in again expressing his sense of gratitude to Lin Ju-hai. Ju-hai resumed the conversation. “I have fixed,” (he explained,) “upon the second of next month, for my young daughter’s departure for the capital, and, if you, brother mine, were to travel along with her, would it not be an advantage to herself, as well as to yourself?” Yü-ts’un signified his acquiescence as he listened to his proposal; feeling in his inner self extremely elated. Ju-hai availed himself of the earliest opportunityRead More →

“There’s nothing new whatever,” answered Tzu-hsing. “There is one thing however: in the family of one of your worthy kinsmen, of the same name as yourself, a trifling, but yet remarkable, occurrence has taken place.” “None of my kindred reside in the capital,” rejoined Yü-ts’un with a smile. “To what can you be alluding?” “How can it be that you people who have the same surname do not belong to one clan?” remarked Tzu-hsing, sarcastically. “In whose family?” inquired Yü-ts’un. “The Chia family,” replied Tzu-hsing smiling, “whose quarters are in the Jung Kuo Mansion, does not after all reflect discredit upon the lintel of yourRead More →