of eight years, Ma found Chinese patients with advanced nasopharyngeal cancer suffered more side
effects than benefits from the additional chemotherapy, which cost about 13,400 yuan ($2,000) per patient.
The findings, published in the journal Lancet Oncology in 2012, drew the attention of
Western experts, and the United States and Europe revised their treatment guidelines.
More recently, Ma added a new drug to the original dual drug ch
emotherapy regimen, and moved post-radiotherapy chemotherapy to pre-radiotherapy.
In another clinical study of 480 cases, Ma and his team found th
at this regimen increased the five-year survival rate of patients by 8 percent.
The nasopharynx is in the upper part of the pharynx behind the nose, connecting the nostr
ils and throat. The location makes it hard for doctors to operate, so radiotherapy is the first choice
at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, applau
ded the campaign as a timely and necessary step to regulate those providing stock images.
“We should abide by laws and litigation to protect copyright in
stead of abusing them to profit improperly,” he said.
On April 15, the Shanghai Observer reported that the company, which was founde
d in June 2000 and partners with the photo agency Getty Images in the United States, had faced increased co
pyright-related disputes since it set up a special rights protection division in 2016.
The company was involved 2,279 cases in 2017 and 1,908 last year, the report said, adding that most court rulings had been in its favor.
A search by China Daily for the company’s name on China J
udgments Online, a website operated by the Supreme People’s Court that discloses ve
rdicts, resulted in more than 1,600 lawsuits being found, most of them related to copyright.
exposed disordered copyright management by stock-image providers, legal
professionals said the increased efforts to protect copyright should be applauded.
For example, the National Copyright Administration has launched crackdowns against pira
ted works every year, aiming to increase copyright protection through administrative measures.
Last year, it took online short videos, audio material, literary articles and music as major target
s. It eliminated 1.85 million web links with content that infringed copyright, and confiscated 1.23 million pirated works.
Wang, the Beijing lawyer, said he appreciated governme
nt attempts to protect copyright, but said such efforts are still insufficient.
He called for the country to improve copyright-related laws as soon as poss
ible, and especially to issue a specific rule for footage, pictures or other photographic works.
or of the China Tourism Academy. “Compared to the United States, w
here 48 percent of its citizens hold a passport, the figure in China is only around 10 perce
nt. It’s estimated that the number of Chinese outbound travelers will reach 230 million in 2030.”
A report published by major Chinese travel agency Ctrip showed th
at 160 million Chinese people have travel plans during the upcoming four-day May Day hol
iday. Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia are the top destinations outside the mainland.
Malaysia, which receives around 10 million Chinese tourists annually, began to i
ssue e-visas for Chinese in 2017. “The number of visa stickers on passports of Chinese na
tionals dropped by 70 percent in the first year after the service was introduced, showing its high popularity,” said Han.
Since last year, countries including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey, Thailand and Sri Lanka have starte
d to accept visa application documents online and issue e-visas, either a bar code or QR code.
Mi Store in the eastern European country occupies 200 square meters, offering some
300 products, including smartphones, cameras, speakers, headsets, smart watches, selfie sticks, electri
c scooters, smart robotic vacuum cleaners and even casual backpack.
“With opening of the flagship store in the country,
we are pleased to announce that the Mi fans can purchase the first Xiaomi phones offi
cially in Romania,” said Zhang Guoren, Xiaomi authorized representative in Romania.
Xiaomi is currently the fourth largest smartph
one producer in the world and Romanians have long been familiar with its products.
China’s former world number one Ding Junhui took a 6-3 lead over Anthony McGill of Scotland in th
e opening day’s snooker world championship at the Crucible Theatre here on Saturday.
Ding, ranked 10th in the world, pulled ahead 4-1 with breaks of 64 and 70. World num
ber 24 McGill, who was crushed last year here by Ding 13-4 in the second round, won the next frame 73-57 but D
ing made a break of 129 points in the seventh frame and took the eighth easily for a 6-2 lead.
manufacturing and selling fake or substandard vaccines, and stipulates a punitive compensation to those who sell or use su
bstandard vaccines with knowledge, causing death or serious health consequences.
Every morning, Sonam Tsering, 30, takes up his backpack and
earphones, boards the subway and arrives at a commercial bank in Beijing for work.
Sonam’s job in is the international busine
ss unit of the bank. His success has a lot to do with his educational background.
Sonam was born in Jone county in Gannan Tibetan autonomous prefecture of Gansu pro
vince. Under China’s ethnic policies, Sonam was able to study at a middle school in northern Hebei province.
“There were many ethnic classes in our school, and many of my classmates were ethnic
minorities,” he said. After graduation, Sonam went for further study in Britain.
Over the past decades, favorable policies have brought benefits to many children in Tibetan areas.
Sonam likes watching NBA games in his spare time. Fluent in Chinese, Tibetan and Engl
ish, he is also a fan of Tibetan rap and occasionally hangs out with friends at a bar in downtown Beijing.
When he was studying abroad, he met the love of his life. Now both S
onam and his wife work in Beijing while raising a daughter, who is now a year old.
“We plan to let our child study in Beijing,” he said. “We want her to get in touch
with avant-garde thoughts, broaden her horizons and pursue a life she likes,” he said.
Like Sonam Tsering, Tsering Lhakyi also benefited from the country’s ethnic policies.
In the 1980s, due to a lack of skilled workers and the poor educational foundatio
n in the Tibet autonomous region, the government decided to offer classes to Tibetan children. In 1985, the first batch of