Zhao added that the new consumption trend of this

year’s holiday is also an epitome of the overall consumption trend in the country this year.

“The growth has been driven by the surge in disposable incomes and the middle-income population,” she added.

Guideline calls for 80 percent of related shipping to use cleaner means by 2025

China plans to achieve ultralow emissions at most steel plants by 2025, with 80 percent of raw m

aterials and final products shipped by cleaner methods including railways, ships and pipelines, rather than trucks.

Experts believe the ambitious goal, if reached, will contribute signi

ficantly to reducing bad air in the country, as the steel industry currently pollutes more than any other.

The holiday period also triggered demand for travel-related pro

ducts. Suning reported that sales of sunblock products and sunscreen clothes grew 74 perc

ent and 107 percent year-on-year. Travel packages rose by 128 percent during the period.

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Ultralow emissions will be realized at all steel manufa

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 of sulfur dioxide, for example, should be below 35 mg/cu m in emissions generated by core pr

ocesses, such as pellet roasting, but the standard is relaxed to 50 mg/cu m for other processes.

At least 80 percent of raw materials and products should be transported v

ia railway, ship and pipeline rather than road transportation, the guideline said.

China is the largest steel-maker in the world. The country produced 928 million metri

c tons of crude steel in 2018, representing 51.3 percent of the world’s output, the ministry said.

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A purported doctor who goes by the alias Dahanc

chengxiang recently wrote a WeChat article saying he often encountered patients who fell for the fake adverti

sements, wasted money and treatment time and thus missed the opportunity to be cured.

The netizen also strongly opposed Li’s nomination shortly after the announce

ment, saying in an article that Li was morally unqualified because of Baidu’s insufficient regulation of adver

tising. The article went viral on social media but was removed over complains of libel by Baidu.

Li would not be the first controversial engineer to become an acade

mician, which carries perks such as stipends and medical se

rvices. In 2011, the public was outraged when Xie Jianping, a chemical engineer who created less harmful to

bacco products, became an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

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Sculley was thrilled by the possibility. It would solve most of

Sculley was thrilled by the possibility. It would solve most of his management

issues, moving Jobs back to what he did best and getting rid of his disruptive

presence in Cupertino. Sculley also had a candidate to replace Jobs as manager

 

of the Macintosh division: Jean-Louis Gassée, Apple’s chief in France, who had

suffered through Jobs’s visit there. Gassée flew to Cupertino and said he would

take the job if he got a guarantee that he would run the division rather than

work under Jobs. One of the board members, Phil Schlein of Macy’s, tried to

convince Jobs that he would be better off thinking up new

products and inspiring a passionate little team.

But after some reflection, Jobs decided that was not the path he wanted. He declined

to cede control to Gassée, who wisely went back to Paris to avoid the power clash

that was becoming inevitable. For the rest of the spring, Jobs vacillated. There were

times when he wanted to assert himself as a corporate manager, even writing a memo

urging cost savings by eliminating free beverages and first-class air travel, and other

times when he agreed with those who were encouraging

him to go off and run a new AppleLabs R&D group.

In March Murray let loose with another memo that he marked “Do not circulate” but

gave to multiple colleagues. “In my three years at Apple, I’ve never observed so much

confusion, fear, and dysfunction as in the past 90 days,” he began. “We are perceived

by the rank and file as a boat without a rudder, drifting away into foggy oblivion.”

Murray had been on both sides of the fence; at times he conspired with Jobs to

undermine Sculley, but in this memo he laid the blame on Jobs. “Whether the cause

of or because

 

of the dysfunction,

Steve Jobs now

controls a seemingly

impenetrable power base.”

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