of them are relatives, so the close ties between them are not broken by national borders. W
hat the school has been doing is to further strengthen the special bond between the two peoples,” he said.
The school has preschool classes and first through third grades and all classes are taught in Chinese, Dai dialect and Bu
rmese, Sun said, adding that students can take advantage of free tuition and nutritious breakfasts.
Jie En, 11, a Myanmar student at the school, said, “The teache
rs do not treat us differently because we come from a different country, and people cannot tell wh
ether we are from China or Myanmar because we can also speak fluent Chinese.”
Myanmar students only need to show proof of identificatio
n and a birth certificate to register at the school and are allowed four entries into China a day, he said.
ing in China. For one, pet cats are good stress-busters. And in these hectic, stressful times in urban areas, they could prove very useful, experts said.
Agreed Huang Xinyi, 28, a Beijing-based film producer. “Every time my cat purrs at me
, head-butts my face, and rubs against my leg, I want to hug him and kiss him all over.”
Many of her generation, aged 25 to 35, are busy pursuing busy careers in cities, far from their
hometowns. “I get lonely sometimes, but my cat has always been good company,” Huang said.
“Moreover, cats are more independent. I don’t have to walk my cat every day, but I play with him whenever I find some spare time.”
That is important for most young people struggling to find work-life balance in urban areas due to hectic lifestyles.
According to a report from Frost & Sullivan China, keeping cats for pets costs a little less than maintaining dogs.
sic NBA games will be offered to nearly 700 million consumers acr
oss Alibaba’s platforms, including leading B2C marketplace Tmall, social commerce des
tination Taobao, video-streaming platform Youku and browser and content platform UC.
The original programming will cover a wide range of popular basketball and cultural topics, including game predi
ctions, fashion, sneakers, and memorabilia. The content will be available throughout the regular season, NBA
All-Star, the NBA Playoffs and The Finals, bringing the latest NBA trends and news through various interactive fo
rmats, such as short videos and livestreaming by celebrities and influencers.
The NBA and Alibaba will also provide business partners with r
obust marketing solutions to promote their products and brands across Alibaba’s platforms.
China’s private hospitals, as a beneficial supplement to the country’s public hospitals, sho
uld target market segments and offer high-value service to get market approval, experts said.
“Private hospitals are facing huge growth potential. They should p
osition themselves correctly, serve customers well, and offer good service,” said Zhang Che
ngyu, president of Shanghai United Family Pudong Hospital, a private hospital in Shanghai.
“Before restructuring in 2000, the annual revenue of Beijing Jiangong Hospital was 40 million yuan ($5.90 million), but in
2017, it reached 650 million yuan, a sixteen-fold increase, which demonstrates the effect of re
structuring,” said Cheng Libing, president of CR Medical, the parent company of the hospital.
According to Sun Baishun, deputy director of Beijing Jiangong Ho
spital, in 2017, total visits to the hospital reached 880,000, and there were 8,000 opera
tions performed to treat lung cancer. “Our hospital is a perfect supplement to public hospitals,” Sun said.