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But nobody really likes competition against themselves. Most people like some degree of stability and protection. A worker w
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ying service job. A company facing new competitors will try to convince its home government to stop the competition.
Americans saw many benefits from the second globalization period. As Japanese and, later Chinese, manufacturers began to export t
o the US, many consumer goods became a lot cheaper in US stores. Many American companies made good profits by exporting t
o the newly open markets or by outsourcing manufacturing to cheaper and/or better factories outside the US.
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With 6,000 standard booths and an exhibition area of 150,000 square meters, the 14th CISMEF is hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Info
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g to make money at home by trading on the market and improve his financial situa
tion. “No school would want to accept a broke, blind and disabled student,” he said.
In 2013, Yang heard a television commercial for the newly launched XuetangX, which only offered five classes at the
time. “But it was free, and from one of the best schools in the country. That gave me hope,” he said.
However, while signing up for classes was easy, the study process was anything but.
“I had to increase the font size of each character to that of an egg, an
d it would still take me around 10 seconds to make sense of its meaning,” Yang said.
Despite those difficulties, he completed about 15 courses and passed
every exam. He then put theory into practice by investing about 5,000 yuan in the stock mar
ket. After quadrupling his investment, he quit just before the market crashed in 2015.
four decades has been a blessing to not only our two countries, but the whole world,” said Cui Ti
ankai, Chinese ambassador to the US, in his remarks during the awards presentation.
“And the essence of the 40-year story is amity between the peoples, which lays the foundation for
and shapes the future of our relations,” he said, adding that the stories shared by peoples from the two cou
ntries through the My China Album series will always “be a source of inspiration and motivation for us”.
Hundreds of US citizens participated in the series from Feb 6 to April 19, sharing their personal stories about China thro
ugh photos and captions. Ten of the participants were recognized for their genuine and touching stories.
“I was so honored to win first place in this year’s My China Album,” said
Max Horne, an incoming Harvard University freshman who visited Yunnan province years a
go and studied the Naxi culture, a local ethnic group. “There’s endless culture for us to appreciate.”