she buys cosmetics, handbags and clothing from top brands through cross-border e-commer
ce platforms every month. Sometimes, she drives for one to two hours to neighboring bigger cities, such a
s Wuxi in Jiangsu, and Shanghai for shopping. She also plans two or three overseas trips every year.
“I don’t have any housing or car loans, and don’t have to worry about daily costs, as I live with my parents. I usually spend all my sa
lary on daily consumption and entertainment, which is quite common for people such as myself,” she said.
Jason Yu, managing director of Kantar Worldpanel, said small-to
wn youths look to the internet for the latest information, products and lifest
yles. The gap between young people in lower-tier cities and those in metropolises has narrowed greatly.
“Small-town youths now have broader horizons, are well informed, and some have even started to lead ‘avant-garde’ lifestyles,” he said.
and even a refrigerator sticker can be delicately made and worthy of being added to your personal collection,” said Zhou.
The success of creative products released by the Palace Museum in Beij
ing and Shanghai Disney Resort has set a good standard for local souvenirs, experts said.
Since 2015, users of the Palace Museum’s official app have received photos and info
rmation of one collection every day, bringing the collections and their fans closer.
As many as 480 styles of phone cases are created by the design tea
m of the Forbidden City. “We designed headphones with beads, and our foll
owers said this design let them feel like the emperor when making calls,” Shan Jixiang, former curator of the P
alace Museum who retired earlier in April, was quoted as saying by the Xinhua News Agency.
By the end of 2017, the Palace Museum released more than 10,000 products. It gen
erated 1.5 billion yuan ($223.8 million) in revenue from its creative products in 2017 alone.
of eight years, Ma found Chinese patients with advanced nasopharyngeal cancer suffered more side
effects than benefits from the additional chemotherapy, which cost about 13,400 yuan ($2,000) per patient.
The findings, published in the journal Lancet Oncology in 2012, drew the attention of
Western experts, and the United States and Europe revised their treatment guidelines.
More recently, Ma added a new drug to the original dual drug ch
emotherapy regimen, and moved post-radiotherapy chemotherapy to pre-radiotherapy.
In another clinical study of 480 cases, Ma and his team found th
at this regimen increased the five-year survival rate of patients by 8 percent.
The nasopharynx is in the upper part of the pharynx behind the nose, connecting the nostr
ils and throat. The location makes it hard for doctors to operate, so radiotherapy is the first choice
untries can lead to the pooling of skills and expertise on tax collection. It can also strengthen natio
nal tax rules in areas such as withholding tax, transfer pricing and dispute resolution to ensure that fair am
ounts of taxes are collected, said Daniel Witt, president of the International Tax and Investment Center.
“BRI countries should be careful not to create barriers to investment, an
d the priority should be to look at practical solutions to remove complexities and co
mpliance burdens on tax administrations and taxpayers,” Witt added.
To serve the BRI, Liao Tizhong, director-general of the International Taxation Department, State
Taxation Administration, said China has expanded a tax treaty network to cover 95 countries and regions.
The number of foreign companies from BRI countries that invest in China and pay annual
taxes of more than 5 million yuan reached 1,205 in 2018. Their average revenue grow