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About 2,000 young Chinese dancers from 31 provinces across China perfor
med street dances at iconic spots in different cities, including the pagoda on Baota Mou
ntain in Yan’an, in Shaanxi province, and on the banks of Yellow River running through Lanzhou city in Northwest Ch
ina’s Gansu province, from April 25 to May 4, marking the centenary of the May Fourth Movement in China.
Launched by the China Hip-Hop Union Committee, the flash mob event showc
ases young Chinese dancers, who performed a variety of street dance styles, including popping, breaking and hip-hop.
In 2013, the China Hip-Hop Union Committee was founded by the Chinese Danc
ers Association and more than 30 subcommittees were launched nationwide.
To popularize the art form, the committee brought free street dance classes to more than 600 schools in 164 cities, esp
ecially poverty-stricken areas, attracting about 150,000 students.
It was supported by the Central Com
mittee of the Communist Youth League and the Chinese Dancers Association.
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Stanford spokesman Ernest Miranda said that a student’s admission was rescinded last month because of false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.
organ Stanley China, said this age group will be a main driver of the consumption upgrade in the next decade, with consum
ption in third- and fourth-tier cities expected to reach 45 trillion yuan in 2030, compared with 15 trillion yuan in 2017.
There were estimated to be about 112 million small-town youths in
China last year, according to mobile internet industry consultancy iiMedia Research.
Chen Ke, a senior partner with global consultancy Roland Berger, said that with lower housing prices in third- and fourth-tier c
ities, small-town youths have sizable disposable income and are more willing to spend a larger proportion of th
eir income on daily consumption, compared with people of the same ages living in bigger cities.
“They also have an increasing desire to live a better material and spir
itual life, are becoming more interested in personal products and are more willing to sp
end on entertainment and hobbies, as they have more spare time than their peers in big cities,” he said.
a history of more than 100 years, with hundreds of colorful hybrids, is a blast from the past, she says.
Cheng, 43, decided to conduct research on succulent plants and c
ultivation after she graduated from the Beijing University of Agriculture in 1998.
But she set herself the goal of becoming a professional gardener much earlier-when she was in high school.
Cheng was one of the first batch of people who started to explore the splendor of succule
nt plants, but she didn’t expect the small pots would become a craze for millions of Chinese.
It was not until 2011 that the succulents industry in China started to boom, aided by cyber publicity.
A long-distance athlete since primary high school, Cheng has alway
s been dedicated to things she loves, such as replacing soils and pruning messy bran
ches in the garden. And despite being allergic to pollen, she did not give up on this career.