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e development of the Internet Plus model. This will help foster new drivers of g
rowth, deliver better services, boost consumption and expand employment,” Li said.
A 52-year-old man from Southwest China’s Sichuan province will sit f
or the national college entrance examination, or gaokao, on Friday for the 23rd time.
Liang Shi, who was born in 1967 in Wengong township, Rensh
ou county, Sichuan province, took the gaokao for the
first time in 1983 and also in the two following years, as his teacher parents insisted.
Liang, the fourth child in his family, said he realized his parents wi
shed their five children would study in university, but n
ne of them did. The family’s situation could not support his further studies and Liang started to work.
In 1972, David Bowie gave birth to arguably his most famous alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust-an androgynous alien with spiky tangerine h
air, theatrical makeup and brightly-colored glam rock attire. An eponymous ode to the character appears on
Bowie’s album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which was released that year.
With the album, Bowie redefined glam rock and spent 18 months in the
years 1972 and 1973 touring the United Kingdom, North America and Japan.
During the tour, Bowie invited a Cambridge University graduate, M
ick Rock, to be his personal photographer. They first met backstage in March 1972.
el more frequently, and enable them to have higher budgets for spending on accommodati
on and destination entertainments,” said Sun Peiming, director of e-commerce at Sichuan Airlines.
Last year, along with graduate students, there were 37 million enrolled college students in the country,
according to the National Bureau of Statistics. In 2018, students registered on Qunar flew 4.4 time
s annually on average, higher than the average of 3.45 times nationwide, according to the company.
“Low prices have a decisive impact on their choices. Compani
es that provide cheaper options will attract more students and gain the initiative in seizing tho
se future backbone consumers,” said Liu Simin, a researcher at the Beijing Foreign Studies University.