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ues, including existing ski resorts and some newly built projects, to host all eight Olympic snow
sports in 2022. The three clusters will be connected by a new high-speed railway, which will be com
pleted by the end of this year. It looks beyond the Games to boost future winter sports tourism.
According to the organizing committee, all 26 venues for 2022 will be ready by June next year with the first t
est event, a World Cup skiing series, scheduled to be held in Yanqing’s National Alpine Skiing Center in February.
About 90 percent of the earth moving work for the mountain center is now complete, and a 53-hec
tare forest reserve has been built nearby for transplantation of all the trees affected by the construction.
“The preparations are ready to step up to the next stage, from planning to the readiness
phase. Beijing is ahead in the race against time,” said Liu Yumin, director of the planning, construction and
sustainable development department of the 2022 Olympic Organizing Committee.
ford University in California, Singer focused on the school’s sailing program, even though the girl had no experience in the sport.
She was admitted to Stanford in 2017, but was not recruited to the sailing program.
A few weeks after their daughter’s admission, the Zhaos paid $6.5 million to Singer, who a
ppears to have kept the bulk of the money for himself. Former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer rec
eived only $500,000 in connection with Zhao Yusi’s admission. He has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Stanford spokesman Ernest Miranda said that a student’s admission was rescinded last month because of false
material in the application, but did not confirm the student’s identity, citing the “federal student privacy law”.
According to The Stanford Daily, the school’s independent newspaper, Zhao Yusi move
d out of her campus residence on March 30, three days before the university confirmed her expulsion.
The second-highest known payment, of $1.2 million, was also made by a Chinese family. She
rry Guo’s parents paid Singer this amount after their daughter was admitted to Yale University in late 2017.
old student from Xidian University in Shaanxi province, died from a rare cancer of the soft tissue. Wei was re
searching the disease on Baidu and came across an advertisement for treatments that proved ineffective.
After Wei’s death, Baidu announced a sweeping restructuring and optimization of its medical business, especially regardi
ng its paid listing practices. It also tightened regulations on medical promotion and enforced clear labeling rul
es that differentiate advertisements from credible medical information, according to media reports.
However, medical advertising remains one of the key sources of income for Baidu, and some are still trying to exploit the s
ystem. In April, the police in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, detained a team of medical fraudsters who drove up r
ankings on Baidu’s research results to promote faulty hospitals to patients, local authorities said.
arding businesses, I would say we do have them, but there are still gaps in our current reg
ulatory policies,” said Kong Jing, a consultant with the Chinese Pet Products Association.
Small pots with succulent plants have become a craze for Chinese but horticulture sector is facing a manpower shortage
Cheng Yajing is a gardener with “magical power” to make plants grow faster in a greenhouse at the Beijing Botanical Ga
rden, also a playground of succulent plants such as cactus, vines and potted juicy leaves.
“I’ve just finished trimming and fertilizing them,” says Cheng, as she walks through the gree
nhouse covering a total area of 1,000 square meters and spells out names of various plants.
“We have developed a series of industry regulations, but it is relatively hard to supervise their execu
tion, as the process often requires cooperation of multiple departments. Moreover, detailed gui
delines in certain areas, such as whether a pet boarder is qualified, are still lacking,” Kong said.