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WHAT THEY SAY

Cheng Zhenwei, commenting on Hunan-based news portal rednet.cn, says the addiction to cosmetic surgery among university students shows the tightness of the job market

“Does plastic surgery reflect wider worries among students about the competitiveness of their abilities? In real life, job interviews seek allround ability, and job seekers will neglect their own talents if they only pay attention to their appearance.”

Illustration by Wu Shangwen
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The Belt and Road forum held in Beijing in May heralds China's strategy of globalisation 2.0. How much China has invested in the BRI? How can other countries along the routes join in and benefit from the opportunities? (p.20-25) Technologically China has often been perceived as playing the catch-up game. Not in Artificial Intelligence, which the country's tech giants are spearheading with some success. (p. 34-43) A migrant worker has taken the country by storm in her Dickensian essay about her hard life in modern Beijing. (p.52-55)