Paying millions of dollars to secure their children a spot at an elite college may
sound absurd to many parents, but some are willing to do this.
Nicole Shen, the Chinese mother of a high school student in Palo Alto, California, said she would be wi
lling to pay a pretty penny upfront to get her daughter admitted to a top-tier university if she could afford it. “As long as eve
rything is legal,” she added.Zhao, 52, was introduced to William “Rick” Singer, a college consultant in California and the mast
ermind behind the scandal, by Michael Wu, who worked as an adviser at the Los Angeles area branch of in
vestment bank Morgan Stanley, according to the Los Angeles Times. Wu has since been fired.
Two wealthy Chinese families have recently been in the spotlight and t
he subject of widespread discussion after media reports showed they paid huge am
ounts in a high-profile college admissions scandal. The sums they paid dwarfed the typical amount footed by US parents.
The highest-known payoff to date is the $6.5 million by billionaire Zhao Tao, president and co-founder of Shandong Buchang Pharmaceuticals Co.
lennial enjoyed buying many Palace Museum souvenirs, gifts and other creative produ
cts. “I tried quite a few from makeup kits, lipstick, blush, to various creative gadgets. They are good so
uvenirs in combining the Palace Museum culture and history with their functions,” Dong said.
According to He Jianmin, a professor specializing in cultural tourism research at the Shanghai University of Finance and Econo
mics, said both the Palace Museum and Shanghai Disneyland have high reputation among visitors. Since both bo
ast intellectual property rights over their creative products, counterfeits are virtually unknown.
Shanghai Disneyland, a $5.5 billion theme park, received more than 11 milli
on visitors in its first year of operation (2016-17), and is “close” to the break-even point.
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
Mercedes-Benz, GM, Toyota, Hyundai, KIA, Ford, Tesla, and Volvo will bring their latest cutting-edge products.
The new technologies in intelligent manufacturing, aerospace and robot will be displayed at eq
uipment showing area, and exhibitors such as Hexago, Boeing and Bombardier will show their products.
Newcomers such as GSK and Siemens Healthcare will display thei
r new products at medical equipment and healthcare products area with Roche, Novar
tis, Astrazeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Philips, DH, Thermo Fisher, and Novo Nordisk.
The quality life showing area will set new place to display pregnant w
oman, baby, and children products, and high-end consumer goods. Enterprises such as L ‘Ore
al, Unilever, P&G, Lego, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, Amorepacific, and Kao will set booths in the area.
ents show that at least 162 sources of drinking water across the country have been aba
ndoned or were slated for suspension over the past decade, mostly in the south.
It said many areas in the south must receive water diverted from far
away because of local pollution. For some areas in the north, diversion is chosen beca
use of water shortages. Many places in Jiangsu province have turned to the Yangtze for water.
Previously, cities in southern Jiangsu relied on Taihu Lake, China’s third-largest fresh
water lake, and other local water bodies for their drinking water. This changed, however, after a major outbr
eak of blue-green algae in 2007. The incident forced Wuxi to temporarily suspend water supplies. After the inci
dent, major cities in the Taihu basin turned to the Yangtze for drinking water, the report said.
In Taizhou, located on the north shore of the Yangtze, Xinghua is the o
nly one of six areas administrated by the city that has yet to tap the Yangtze for its drinking wat
er. But a diversion project from the river was listed on the Xinghua government’s agenda last year.