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Hundreds of thousands of users on Sina Weibo, the Chinese Twitter-like social media platform, have flocked to and followed the tw
o official Weibo accounts newly created on Thursday afternoon by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force.
PLA Rocket Force, formerly the Second Artillery Corps, was established on Dec 31, 2015, and serves as the strategic and tactical missile force of China.
It marks the first time for the PLA Rocket Force to open up official Weibo accounts, making the emergence of
two at once even more remarkable. One account shared the same name with the force, wh
ile another chose the funnier and more down-to-earth name Dongfeng Kuaidi, which means “Eastwind Delivery”.
Some netizens made a guess that the former one would be used for releasing official and formal news and the latter for communicating with the sea of Weibo users.
At the time of writing, the account PLA Rocket Force had over 82,000 follo
wers and Dongfeng Kuaidi had 180,000 fans, despite the fact that neither of the a
ccounts had posted any content yet. Meanwhile, the number of followers continues to surge wildly.
Most fans are surprised by the PLA Rocket Force’s move to “land” on a social m
edia platform with hundreds of millions of users, due to its air of mystery.
Many of them have said “welcome” to the PLA Rocket Force and could not to wait to le
arn more about and interact with it on the social media platform they often use in daily life.
The PLA is comprised of the Ground Force, Air Force, Navy, Rocket Force and Strategic Support Force.
aduation dissertation could not be found in the CNKI database, while all graduation dissertations written by his classmates were there.
Zhai’s studio said on Friday he obtained a Ph.D. from the Beijing Film Academy in June, and all h
is academic papers and his dissertation were written by him under the guidance of supervisors.
He has met all graduation requirements from the academy and is willing to be held responsible for any academic misconduct, the studio said.
Netizens later found Zhai’s supervisor Chen Yi, former director of the performance institute of the Beijing Film Academy, on
ly has a bachelor’s degree and has not published any academic papers. However, doctoral supervisors at the university are supposed to have a do
ctoral degree and publish at least eight academic papers and two academic monographs within five years.
Zhai posted an apology letter on his Sina Weibo page Thursday.
“After I have starred in a few films and TV series, I have become full of myself and forgotten honesty is the most important principle,” he said.
“Vanity has misguided me and I brought this attitude into writing academic papers. I will
withdraw from postdoctoral research at Peking University and I am deeply sorry to my school, teachers, fans and the public.”
ue to boost support for private kindergartens and encourage them to provide inclusive services.
The ministry said media reports that the country will no longer allow the development
of private kindergartens were misleading, and it will continue to encourage investment in kindergartens.
As of 2017, about 63 percent of kindergartens nationwide were run by private entiti
es, among which 43 percent were deemed to be providing inclusive services, the ministry said.
It added that it will encourage more private kindergartens to provide inclusive servic
es. In the meantime, private kindergartens will be allowed to remain profit-oriented to meet public demand.
Chinese authorities have decided to grant a three-year tax benefit to encourage self-employment and hiring by small businesses.
The decision was jointly announced on Feb 2 by the Ministry of Finance, State Taxation Administration and two other government departments.
According to the decision, people in need who start a business can have 12,000 yuan ($1,790) a year deducted from their families’ annual taxes over three years.
The preferential treatment will target four groups: those registered as members of pov
erty-stricken groups; people who have been jobless for more than half a year; those living on su
bsistence allowances; and recent graduates from higher education institutions.
Businesses that have hired individuals from the four groups and paid social insurance for
them can also enjoy tax deductions of 6,000 yuan per person a year for three years.
run with fences and nets used to trap fish. Pollutants discharged by residents liv
ing in the area went directly into the lake, and water quality went from bad to worse.
“We could drink directly from the lake at the beginning, but a few years lat
er, the water began to stink, and we had to buy bottled water onshore” Chen recalled.
Overfishing and other human activities put the lake in crisis.
Realizing the need to clean up the lake, the local government took a series of protec
tive measures including relocating all the fishermen and getting rid of all the fences and nets.
Under the government policy on relocation of fishermen, Chen got 170,000 yuan (around 25,368 U.S. dollars) of
subsidy after moving onshore. Using the subsidy, the 110,000 yuan he got from selling his boat to the g
overnment and his own savings, he bought a nice apartment not far from his workplace.
will rise by $30 if Apple moves its final assembly lines to the United States. If Apple manufactu
res components and assembles them in the country, the cost will go up by $100 with the investment, labor and logistics involved.
What’s more, the relocation to the United States would also see rising prices of many supplier items produced outside the U
nited States, including semi-conductors, processors, memory, displays, batteries, the plastic and metal enclosures.
“Our industry involves highly customized products. It requires both strong research and development ability and ind
ustry scale. So, moving the supply chain would be a long shot,” said Meng Wu Peng, deputy general manager of Le
ns Technology, which manufactures cover-glass for smartphone brands such as Apple and Samsung.
Foxconn has hinted for months that it might shift focus to research and develo
pment facilities rather than large-scale manufacturing, casting doubts on its ability to live up to its promises.
NEW YORK – Residents’ opposition, labor shortage, and technology transfer difficulties are the three main reasons why manuf
acturing companies like Foxconn could not move back to the United States easily, industry insiders and analysts have said.
Being built on a vast 2,800 acres of land in the US State of Wisconsin, the Foxconn plant project is dubbed by US President Donald Trum
p as the “eighth wonder of the world” for the scale of investment, the number of new jobs it promises to brin
g in, and the hundreds of upstream and downstream manufacturing companies that potentially would follow suit.
The company, which makes products for Apple, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, among others, in 2017 signed a contract w
ith Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation for the display screen plant worth $10 billion.
According to the contract, Foxconn will build a 21.5-million-square-foot (20-square-k
ilometer) manufacturing campus and hire about 13,000 local workers, and Wisconsin promised to prov
ide an incentive package worth about $4 billion, the largest subsidy offered to a foreign company in US history.
The project moved fast, but problems soon followed. In what local officials describ
ed as the “Foxconn pace,” the plant broke ground in June and soon caused considerable controversy.