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on’t even bring clothes. I would simply have the rental platform deliver the garments to my hotel befo
re the trip. I’d then return them without having
to go through all the hassle of doing laundry,” she says.上海品茶微信女神会所 “I think women just need different clothes instead of new clothes. I don’t need a closet that is larger than necessary to p
yself. My professional achievements are my most glittering accessories,” she adds. She is so proud of adopting this approach that she openly admits to her friends that she rents cloth
ad of buying them. She has even recommended clothing rental services to many of her peers.上海品茶微信女神会所 Consumers like Shen, who are open to renting fashion items, are driving the sharing econo
n the fashion industry, which has been slow to jump on the bandwagon, says Clement Tang, CEO of Le To e China, an online clothing rental company that originated in San Francisco in 2012.
According to the State Information Center, China’s sharing economy was worth 2.94 trilli上海品茶微信女神会所
on yuan by 2018, an increase of 41 percent year-on-year, and more than 760 mill
ion Chinese-over half the country’s population-have paid for shared services or products.
上海品茶微信The center also estimated that the annual growth rate in the sharing economy in China would remain steady at around 30 percent over the next three years.
A consumer survey by consultancy firm Mintel found that transportation remains the most popular上海品茶微信女神会所
segment in the sharing economy. Among the 3,000 consumers polled by the consultancy, 91 percent said the
y have paid to share car rides or bicycles. In contrast, clothing is the second least popular category, above mothe上海品茶微信
r care and baby products, with only 9 percent of the interviewees saying they pay for such services.
Rachel Botsman, the author of What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, noted in o上海品茶微信女神会所
ne of her TED talks that the rise of the sharing economy in other fields has provided a basis for the deva
luation of ownership in fashion, where there has long been “a stigma behind rental”.上海品茶微信
According to its website, TED is “a nonpartisan nonprofit (organi
zation) devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks”.上海品茶微信女神会所
“Clothing rental could be the next big revolution for the fashion industry, after the rise of fast fashion and e-commerce,” says Tang.
n-technical initiatives in China, the latest of which is going to open later this summer – the company’s first design and development accelerator in China.
上海品茶微信The center, to be based in Shanghai, will provide technical support to developers who work on
Apple software. Through the facility, Apple w
ill present lectures, seminars, experiments, speeches and tra ining. It will also organize regular networking events to help the developer community in China and its上海品茶微信
neighborhood to improve the design, quality and performance of their products.
ming Shanghai facility will be in line with Apple’s recent thrust in China. S ince 2017, it has set up four research and development centers in China – one eac
h in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Suzhou – entailing a combined investment of 3.5 billion yuan ($509 m上海品茶微信
and employment for over 1,000 people dedicated to innovation in hardware, software and services. “We are continuing to grow the scale of these centers in China and welcome more talented professionals to join us,” Ge said.上海品茶微信女神会所
aking the helm of Apple Inc’s China business two years ago, Ge has been committed to building a vibrant local ecosystem. Her impressive tec
hnical record and understanding of local culture – Ge is fluent in Chinese – come in handy.
Born in Shenyang, Liaoning, a province in Northeast China, she armed herself with higher education and上海品茶微信
corporate job experience in the United States. She got a MBA from the University of California, Be
上海品茶微信女神会所rkeley and acquired master’s in electrical engineering from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.
Ge returned to China in 2017, and was impressed immediately by the nation’s r
apid adoption of digitalization and the innovative prowess of local software developers.
“Chinese software developers have grown to be a very admirable community of innovators and they上海品茶微信
are leading the world in terms of app downloads and revenue,” she said in an interview with China Daily.
Now, over 2.2 million Chinese developers are active on Apple’s App Store which was上海品茶微信女神会所
launched in 2010. Their combined global sales on the platform have exceeded 200 billion yuan.
The number continues to grow as the California-based company s
teps up investments in China, the world’s largest consumer electronics market.
Despite a busy schedule, Xi still tries to find time to interact with children.
He has extended greetings to children nationwide every International Children
‘s Day since he became president in 2013, showing his care for their growth and his hope for them to carry on endeavors to realize the nation’s dreams.
nal Children’s Day falls on June 1 every year. In May 2013, while inspecting a school devastated by an earthquake in Sichuan province, Xi t
old students to turn their trauma into a source
of strength, urging them to be strong, brave and united. When visiting a primary school in Beijing’s Haidian district in 2014, Xi spoke of the
need to guide children to set high goals and create conditions for them to grow into adulthood.
e 1, 2015, when speaking to members of the Young Pioneers of China in Bei jing, Xi called on all Chinese children to learn to be people of integrity, knowledge and responsibility from an early age.
FTSE Russell, a leading global multi-asset index, data and analytics provider, said Satur
day that it will add Chinese A shares to its widely-tra
cked global benchmarks next month. The addition will be officially effective after the close of share markets on June 24.
According to the plan of FTSE Russell, this mov
e marks the first stage of incorporatin g Chinese shares into its indexes. In this stage, 1,
097 Chinese stocks, or 20 percent of A shares, will be bro ught into the indexes, drawing an expecte
d $10 billion from passive investors. FTSE Russell will add 40 percent of A shares to its indexes in September, and another 40 percent in March next year.