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Alibaba founder ‘richest man in China’

A new report ranks Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., founder and chairman Jack Ma as the richest man in China.

The 49-year-old entrepreneur is estimated to have a net worth of $21.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

The report said that Ma’s assets include a 7.3 percent share of Alibaba Group and nearly 50 percent stock rights of AliPay.

According to the index, Ma is $5.5 billion wealthier than Ma Huateng, founder of Tencent Holdings Ltd, China’s largest Internet company in terms of market value.

Robin Li Yanhong, founder of Internet search engine Baidu Inc., ranks third.

Alibaba Group also mirrors its founder’s success, with revenues surging year on year.

The company had a gross merchandise volume of $248 billion in 2013 on its three major trading platforms, more than those of eBay and Amazon.com combined.

 

The trading volume on its three major platforms, Taobao, Tmall and Juhuasuan, reached $81.3 billion in the second quarter in this year.

All that augurs well for Ma ahead of what is expected to be a mammoth IPO in New York in early September.

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Chinese Man Loses Half His Skull in Fall – Doctors to Return Him to Normal with 3D Printed Titanium Mesh
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For a 46-year old Chinese man, named Hu, he was just going about a typical job on a construction site about 10 months ago, when he fell 3 stories to the ground, severely damaging his head, skull, and brain. Hu was left with a disfigured upper portion of his head, as a large portion of his brain and skull were completely removed. People in his neighborhood would jokingly call him ‘Half Headman’, and he had become the brute of some other jokes. All in all, Hu had lost a 14cm × 9cm section of his skull. Because of brain damage that he suffered, Hu has severe vision damage, particularly in his left eye, and also can not write or speak. However, his wife says that he can understand what people are saying to and about him. The part of his brain responsible for walking was mostly unaffected, so he has little problem getting around. Doctors at the Xijing Hospital, located in the ancient Chinese city of Xi’an, have determined that Hu is suffering from post-traumatic skull defects, traumatic aphasia, limited motor function, left ptosis with vision loss, and traumatic aphasia. He is also experiencing a severe case of double vision, referred to as diplopia.

Surgion MaoGuo Shu, of Xijing Hospital, who has seen a vast array of head and skull injuries, says that cases like Hu’s are very rare, and finding a solution to fix the damaged skull is very complex and difficult. To try and come up with a solution, the hospital brought in dozens of experts in the field. What they came up with was an idea for a 3D printed titanium mesh which would cover Hu’s brain and help make his skull look normal again. Thankfully for Hu, he won’t have to pay a dime for the surgery, as the hospital is covering the cost, and an American company, Stryker has agreed to pay for the 3D printing and materials used in the printing process.

(via Chinese Man Loses Half His Skull in Fall – Doctors to Return Him to Normal with 3D Printed Titanium Mesh - 3DPrint.com)

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Viral hit ‘Little Apple’ sets China on fire!

‪#‎LittleApple‬”— just how popular is this song in China? It’s been dubbed by some as China’s “‪#‎GangnamStyle‬” which was a worldwide hit South Korean song in 2012.

“Little Apple” has become China’s music sensation since its release in May, and has inspired many flash mobs, social and even government groups to perform it.

‪#‎Firefighters‬ in Handan City, north ‪#‎China‬’s Hebei Province are the latest to try their hands.

Dressed in firefighters’ uniforms, singing, “I am your patron patron saint. Keeping your safety in my mind. Will appear anytime anywhere…Please mind your fire, fire, fire, fire…” , the firefighters have won the hearts of locals by their promotion of fire safety with cute and humorous dancing moves.

Last month, soldiers from China’s Ministry of Defense also danced to the hit for a recruitment video. Watch here for more:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80sgKGOJW1M

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chinadigitaltimes:

China’s state media announced that eight people were executed in Xinjiang over the weekend for involvement in the jeep crash that killed five near Tiananmen Square in October of last year. These executions are the latest in Beijing’s ongoing “people’s war” against terrorism, launched after an upswing of violent attacks have been blamed by central authorities on separatists and religious extremists from the western region of Xinjiang, home to the ethnically distinct and primarily Muslim Uyghur minority. Launched in May, the terror crackdown has seen mass public sentencing rallies, a crackdown on “violent Internet content,” the launch of a cash rewards programs for those who aid in tracking down alleged terrorists, and in some areas restrictions on cultural and religious practices such as Ramadan fasting, and the wearing of burkas or facial hair.
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Photo of the Day: Fading With Time by Baron Reznik (taken in the Forbidden City, Beijing)

chinadigitaltimes:

China’s state media announced that eight people were executed in Xinjiang over the weekend for involvement in the jeep crash that killed five near Tiananmen Square in October of last yearThese executions are the latest in Beijing’s ongoing “people’s war” against terrorism, launched after an upswing of violent attacks have been blamed by central authorities on separatists and religious extremists from the western region of Xinjiang, home to the ethnically distinct and primarily Muslim Uyghur minorityLaunched in May, the terror crackdown has seen mass public sentencing rallies, a crackdown on “violent Internet content,” the launch of a cash rewards programs for those who aid in tracking down alleged terrorists, and in some areas restrictions on cultural and religious practices such as Ramadan fasting, and the wearing of burkas or facial hair.

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Photo of the Day: Fading With Time by Baron Reznik (taken in the Forbidden City, Beijing)

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Ancient style coming-of-age ceremony held in Changchun

Dozens of teenagers took part in a traditional coming-of-age ceremony at Confucious’ Temple in Changchun City, Jilin Province on Saturday.

Accompanied by classical music and wearing ancient Chinese style clothes, they completed the oath, kowtow and other rites in front of the temple’s Dacheng Palace, celebrating the first day of adulthood.

The temple has organized the ancient-style ceremonies since 2007, and calls for more people to adopt the traditional Chinese culture, which encourages responsibility, thankfulness, and self-improvement among young people as they turn eighteen years old.

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China to release its own ‘Windows XP’ Will this be the end to China’s reliance on Microsoft and Apple? China will be releasing a new homegrown desktop operating system in October, according to cnii.net.Ni Guangnan, member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said in a press meeting that China is going to release an updated desktop operating system that will eventually be able to be used on smartphones and tablets, as well as supporting mobile Apps.The new system is seen as an attempt by China to reduce the technology gap between China and other technology advanced countries. It is also expected to break the monopoly of the giants Microsoft and Apple.Ni said he hoped that the new system would replace Microsoft’s Windows XP, and that it would make the shift to mobile devices in three to five years.Recently China has banned Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system from use on government computers. And since Microsoft has stopped providing XP updates, this might be the perfect timing to introduce the new home-brewed system.Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/08/23/china-to-release-its-own-windows-xp/

cctvnews:

China to release its own ‘Windows XP’

Will this be the end to China’s reliance on Microsoft and Apple? China will be releasing a new homegrown desktop operating system in October, according to cnii.net.

Ni Guangnan, member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said in a press meeting that China is going to release an updated desktop operating system that will eventually be able to be used on smartphones and tablets, as well as supporting mobile Apps.

The new system is seen as an attempt by China to reduce the technology gap between China and other technology advanced countries. It is also expected to break the monopoly of the giants Microsoft and Apple.

Ni said he hoped that the new system would replace Microsoft’s Windows XP, and that it would make the shift to mobile devices in three to five years.

Recently China has banned Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system from use on government computers. And since Microsoft has stopped providing XP updates, this might be the perfect timing to introduce the new home-brewed system.

Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/08/23/china-to-release-its-own-windows-xp/

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People flee Shanghai subway as man appears to faint

A man seemingly fainted on a Shanghai #2 train causing nearby passengers to flee within seconds, or so surveillance video from the subway appears to show.

According to surveillance camera footage on August 9, a man with a foreign face suddenly began to lean to his right side, lay on the seat, and rolled to the ground. Passengers around him fled the scene as fast as they could.

Within ten seconds, the train car was empty while people in nearby cars apparently panicked and swarmed off the trains too.

One person shouted “emergency!”

The man appeared unconscious before suddenly getting up and walking out of the train.

Read more: http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014/08/20/people-flee-shanghai-subway-as-man-appears-to-faint/

Uh…why flee from a man who has passed out instead of checking to see if, you know, he’s alive?