cturers in key regions, and in 80 percent of the sector nationwide by the end of 2025, under a guideline pub lished by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment on Sunday. The guideline was drafted by the ministry and four other central gove rnment bodies, including the National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s economic planner. The guideline sets different limits for various procedures in steel produ ction. The hourly density of particulate matter in emissions should be below 10 mill igrams per cubic meter in all procedures. As for sulfur dioxide and nitric oxide discharges, the limit can dif fer. The hourly concentration ofRead More →

Chinese bookings for domestic and overseas educational tours during the seasonal school vacation are on the rise, Yang Feiyue reports. With two months to go before the summer vacation, parents have already gone out of their way to plan ahead for their children. Since April, many have beaten a path to several brick-and-mortar shops in Beijin g that are owned by the major domestic online travel agency, Ctrip, the company reports. “The online views of our summer-vacation study tour products have increased by 120 percent in April as comp ared with the previous month,” says Zhang Jie, general manager of Ctrip’s study-tour operations. Zhang expectsRead More →

The next morning the 2,600-seat auditorium was mobbed. Jobs arrived in a double-breasted blue blazer, a starched white shirt, and a pale green bow tie. “This is the most important When asked about his obsessive concern over the look of the factory, Jobs said it was a way to ensure a passion for perfection:   moment in my entire life,” he told Sculley as they waited backstage for the program to begin. “I’m really nervous. You’re probably the only person who knows how I feel about this.” Sculley grasped his hand, held it for a moment, and whispered “Good luck.”   As chairman of theRead More →

The technology writer Steven Levy, who was then working for Rolling Stone, came to interview Jobs, who urged him to convince the magazine’s publisher to put the Macintosh team on the cover of the magazine. “The chances of Jann Wenner agreeing to displace Sting in   favor of a bunch of computer nerds were approximately one in a googolplex,” Levy thought, correctly. Jobs took Levy to a pizza joint and pressed the case: Rolling Stone was “on the ropes, running crummy articles, looking desperately for new topics and new audiences. The Mac could be its salvation!” Levy pushed back. Rolling Stone was actually good, heRead More →

When Yü-ts’un heard these remarks, he at length credited what had been told him by Tzu-hsing the day before, and he lost no time in again expressing his sense of gratitude to Lin Ju-hai. Ju-hai resumed the conversation. “I have fixed,” (he explained,) “upon the second of next month, for my young daughter’s departure for the capital, and, if you, brother mine, were to travel along with her, would it not be an advantage to herself, as well as to yourself?” Yü-ts’un signified his acquiescence as he listened to his proposal; feeling in his inner self extremely elated. Ju-hai availed himself of the earliest opportunityRead More →

“There’s nothing new whatever,” answered Tzu-hsing. “There is one thing however: in the family of one of your worthy kinsmen, of the same name as yourself, a trifling, but yet remarkable, occurrence has taken place.” “None of my kindred reside in the capital,” rejoined Yü-ts’un with a smile. “To what can you be alluding?” “How can it be that you people who have the same surname do not belong to one clan?” remarked Tzu-hsing, sarcastically. “In whose family?” inquired Yü-ts’un. “The Chia family,” replied Tzu-hsing smiling, “whose quarters are in the Jung Kuo Mansion, does not after all reflect discredit upon the lintel of yourRead More →