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redeveloped from a local cement plant, a former symbol of its economic boo
m. And the locals are working together to turn the venue into a cultural landmark tha
t will eventually include a cinema, a creative writing residence and a cultural center named after Jia.
A special thesis oral defense was held for a seriously injured third-year graduate student at a hospital in Central China’s Henan province on Sunday.
The student, Cheng Yanfang, who was about to graduate this year from East China Univ
ersity of Political Science and Law, became a paraplegic after a car accident in April.
“Finishing her thesis, getting her master’s degree and becoming a teacher is my sister’s biggest dream,” Cheng Hao, Cheng Yanfang
‘s younger brother, told thepaper.cn. He said even though the accident left her with no feeling below he
r chest, she maintained her rehabilitation training and read papers in her spare time.
China in 2018 had 202 unicorns valued at a combined total of $744.6 billion, according to a Greatwall Strategy Consultants report.
A unicorn is a privately held startup valued at more than $1 billion.
Seven of the companies are considered super unicorns – companies valued at more than $10 billion, the report said.
They are Ant Financial ($150 billion), Bytedance ($75 billion), Didi Chuxing ($60 bi
llion), Kuaishou ($20 billion), JD Digits ($20 billion), Cainiao ($20 billion) and Bitmain ($14.5 billion).
China’s unicorns come from 22 industries, with e-commerce, smart logis
tics, new entertainment, artificial intelligence, and new energy and smart vehicles the top five sectors.
burst into flames on the ground.”According to The Associated Press, the plane reportedly did not jettison fuel before th
e landing, as is common procedure. It was not clear why the crew did not do that.
Aside from the dead, nine people were hospitalized, three of them seriously injured, authorities said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his condolences to the victims’ loved ones a
nd said the investigation into the disaster “should be as thorough as possible”.
The jet took off from Sheremetyevo at 6:02 pm local time and the crew issued a distress signal shortly afterward, officials said.
The aircraft’s black boxes have been found and handed over to investigators, the Russian Investigative Committee said on Monday.
In a statement, the committee said it is trying to determine the cause of the deadly plane fire and will consider the quali
fications of the pilots, the dispatchers and technical inspectors, Xinhua News Agency reported.