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old, has poor sperm motility and its genitals were damaged. Since it could not naturally impr
egnate the female, experts had undertaken four insemination procedures since 2015.
“It’s a disastrous loss for the protection of the species,” said Liu Nonglin, chief engineer of the Chinese Association of Zoolog
ical Gardens. “The experts had researched former insemination surgeries, consulted colleagues and made the best
surgery and rescue plan. The team even experimented on three male and two female large-sized Asian turtles usi
ng the same surgical procedures. But the tragedy happened even though the surgery was well planned.”
More than 1 meter in length and weighing more than 100 kilograms, Yangtze giant softshell turtles are the world’s largest freshw
ater turtles. Besides the one male left in China, two other animals, whose sex is unknown, have been observed in the wild in Vietnam.
“Artificial insemination surgery for the turtle requires procedures
such as anesthesia, blood sampling and sperm extraction,” Wen Cheng, a turtle expert with
International Union for Conservation of Nature, was quoted by Lifeweek.com.cn as saying.
uld not be viewed purely from the perspective of return on investment, because the experience can help students develop valuable, nonacademic skills.
China will continue to significantly relax market access, and create
a more attractive investment and business environment, Finance Minister Liu Kun has said.
Liu made the remarks when attending a ministerial-level luncheon durin
g the 99th Development Committee meeting held by the World Bank and the Inter
national Monetary Fund on April 12 and 13 in Washington, D.C., according to China’s Ministry of Finance.
Vice-Finance Minister Zou Jiayi attended a ministerial-level meeting and gave a speech.
The finance minister said that with international development and cooperation facing severe challenges, the World
Bank as the world’s most important multilateral development institution should adhere to the principle of mult
ilateralism, support all parties in jointly supporting the rules-based multilateral trade system, firmly follow the purpose of serving all member coun
tries, and adopt differentiated, targeted aid strategies based on their respective national conditions.
y day in the way 3D printers are used in key industries, including automotive, aerospace and
medical, we believe that we’re still just scratching the surface of the potential for 3D printing as an enabl
er of digital transformation,” said Tim Greene, research director at consultancy IDC.
Industry experts, however, have noticed a gradual paradigm shift. Acco
rding to Agam, the sector is on the cusp of a transformation from prototyping and desig
n to real-life manufacturing and end-user engagement. This year could herald such changes.
Conglomerates are leading the pack, with GE celebrating the 30,000th additively-manufac
tured fuel nozzle tip on a 3D printing device at its aviation plant in the US a couple of months ago.Under the addit
ive manufacturing method, the number of parts in a single fuel nozzle tip was reduced from about 20 pieces previo
usly welded together to one whole piece. The nozzle tip’s weight was cut by about 25 percent.
e than 25 million thumbs-up, and the number of his fans is 2.92 million.
In order to make more interesting short videos, Lao Ma brainstorms w
ith his team every day and recreates “small encounters” he has in his daily life in China.
And through the scripts, roles, shooting, editing, soun
dtrack and subtitles, he shows his understanding and love of Chinese culture.
Since he has become popular, he also uses his leisure time to integra
te into local cultural and sporting activities; study traditional arts such as paper-cut
ting and calligraphy and learn to cook Chinese food items such as wontons and fried spring rolls.
Lao Ma says that he will not only add more elements of Chinese culture, but also bring in African songs and dances in his new videos.
In the future, he wants to be a professional actor and chase his “Chinese Dream”.
y budget to launch my collection at New York Fashion Week in February. Thank
fully, Lane Crawford and Labelhood provided me with support to showcase my coll
ection again at SFW. These two companies have been providing many opportunities for new designers to exh
ibit their works to the world,” says Hu, who graduated from Central Saint Martins and the Parsons School of Design.
“I never imagined that I would get so much attention for my first col
lection. Many top publications, such as Vogue and i-D magazine, professionals and buyers c
ame to view my collection. It surprised me that they aren’t ignoring new Chinese designers.”
Hu, who boasts experience working for major labels such as Tory Burch, DKNY and Alexander Wa
ng, adds that it is clear Chinese designers are now making a bigger impact in the global fashion scene than ever before.
“Some of my designer friends such as Angel Chen are active in diff
erent fashion weeks, receive support from intern
ational organizations and have even been nominated for many design awards,” she says.
Yang Guidong, who founded his Samuel Gui Yang label in 2015, shar
ed the same sentiment. It was the fifth time he was showcasing his creations at SFW.