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China Boasts Most Billionaires After US

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Wealthy Chinese look around Bentley’s showroom in Beijing on June 6, 2013.

China now has more billionaires than any country in the world except the U.S., according to a report published by Wealth-X and UBS last month.

According to the Billionaire Census 2013, China now has 157 billionaires with a combined net worth of $384 billion. Reflecting China’s rapid economic rise of recent years, nearly all of the surveyed billionaires are self-made — fewer than one in 10 inherited their wealth. The country’s new super-rich are also relatively young. China’s billionaires have an average age of 53 — nine years younger than the global average.

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The five Chinese entrepreneurs leading the country’s technology revolution

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From a global online ‘anything store’ to high-end smartphones challenging Apple, a generation of billionaire entrepreneurs is rising in the East. We take a closer look at five of them.

Jack Ma is currently leader of the Chinese tech pack. As executive chairman of Alibaba, a web service used by businesses around the world to trade an incredible variety of goods, he has a high profile in the US.

It has helped that the 49-year-old former language teacher is a fluent English speaker. A large part of the interest also stems from the potential for Alibaba to list on Wall Street this year. He is being courted after a falling out with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange over stock structure.

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Biden urges Chinese youth to challenge authority

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BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is opening a visit to China by urging Chinese students to challenge their government, teachers and religious leaders.

Just after arriving in Beijing, Biden paid a surprise visit to the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where Chinese citizens were waiting to get visas to visit the U.S.

Biden says the U.S. is able to remake itself because Americans reject orthodoxy. He says the only way you make something new is to break the mold of what’s old.

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Chinese students a new funding source for US high schools

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Students from Qingdao No. 17 High School in China  wrote about their experiences visiting Weston High School during the first week of this month, as well as excursions to New York and Washington, and have composed a lengthy memoir, complete with many photos  The Chinese was translated into English by Sharon Mae Wong, Mandarin teacher at WHS.

“It is an interesting perspective!” declared Lisa Deorio, high school principal.

Our Amazing and Eye Opening Trip to America and Visit to Our Sister School (A Memoir)

In 2013, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8, 13 students and teachers went on a trip for an <exchange visit to Weston High School in Connecticut and a subsequent tour of America. We were impressed by our sister school’s advanced teaching facilities and curriculum ideas. Our host families were warm, cordial and forthright. Many memories still linger, the blue sky, the pristine fresh air, the beautiful tree colors of the fall, and many impressive eye-opening museums. … These novel experiences are thought-provoking. We would like to share a few of these with our readers.

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UW Chinese Student Association

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Hello CSA members! Do you want to be able to put your design skills to the test? Want to be able to be a part of designing Chinese Student Association’s merchandise? Well, this summer from now until July 24, CSA has a T-shirt/Membership Card Design Contest where you not only have your design represent CSA, but also get a FREE membership card, T-shirt and a pair of movie tickets OR our upcoming fall quarter club night!
To learn more about the specifications needed for the contest, please go to the Event Page

For questions regarding the contest itself, you can post a comment on the Official Facebook Event and our awesome officers will get back to you as soon as we can 😀

Have a great summer and may the odds be in your favor!

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Seattle Holds Special Allure For Chinese Students

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Sarah Ye (left), Eric Wang and Elaine Cheng are students at Seattle University.

Part two of a five-part series on Chinese students aiming to earn degrees in the U.S.

For students from China, Seattle is a place to stretch their wings and build a foundation for future success, according to three Seattle University graduate students.

Elaine Cheng, Eric Wang and Sarah Ye arrived together in Seattle nine months ago from Shanghai to study for a Masters of Professional Accounting at Seattle University. All three previously studied financial accounting at Shanghai International Studies University, and their Seattle University studies will complete their undergraduate degree in China. In their short time here, they’ve learned to overcome the “Seattle Freeze,” deal with stereotypes, and get to know more about how American people think and live.

They agreed to meet me for an interview over huo guo (“hot pot”) at the noisy Hong Kong Bistro in the International District and share their perspectives about why they chose to study in Seattle and their experiences so far. We had previously come to know one another through church.

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