vancing Life Education Group, a provider of after-school上海乌托邦女神会所 tutoring services, said AI is also teaching children basic English
in regions where foreign teachers are scarce and local teachers may not have the best pronunciation.
Use of new technologies in online education is breaking boundaries for the nation’s students
Yang Ming, a 33-year-old immobile and partially sighted man from Ch
engde, Hebei province, never imagined he could become his family’s “financial adviser”.
However, in late April, he noticed trouble brewing in the financial statem
ents of a company whose stock was owned by his relatives, so he advised selling the shares.
Although they were reluctant at first, his relatives sold the shares at a
slight loss, but kept most of their 4,000 yuan ($578) investment intact.
A short time later, the company’s stock went into free fall when the Shanghai Stock Exchange plunged as a result of ri
sing uncertainty over trade negotiations between China and the United States.
s a competitive soccer player. He paid former Yale women’s soccer coach Rudolph Mered
ith $400,000 to pass Guo off as a recruited player, despite Guo never having played soccer competitively.
Guo has since been expelled by Yale. Meredith resigned and pleaded guilty to federal fraud-related charges.
Neither the Guos nor the Zhaos have been charged in the investigation, which was
made public in March. Federal prosecutors have charged 50 people in six states, inc
luding 33 parents who allegedly paid a total of $25 million to Singer between 2011 and February this year.
The typical sum ranges from $15,000 to $75,000 per child for rigged college entrance exams, and $100,00
0 to $400,000 per child for what Singer called his “side door” to admission-guaranteed access to top institutions. M
ost international students gain admission through the “front door”-doing it on their own.
In court, Singer admitted using his charity, the Key Worldwide Foundation, to collect payments from parents and bribin
g coaches and others. He has pleaded guilty to racketeering and other charges and is awaiting sentencing.
Parents who have pleaded guilty or agreed to do so include the preside
nt of a California real estate company and his wife, and the actress Felicity Huffman.
she buys cosmetics, handbags and clothing from top brands through cross-border e-commer
ce platforms every month. Sometimes, she drives for one to two hours to neighboring bigger cities, such a
s Wuxi in Jiangsu, and Shanghai for shopping. She also plans two or three overseas trips every year.
“I don’t have any housing or car loans, and don’t have to worry about daily costs, as I live with my parents. I usually spend all my sa
lary on daily consumption and entertainment, which is quite common for people such as myself,” she said.
Jason Yu, managing director of Kantar Worldpanel, said small-to
wn youths look to the internet for the latest information, products and lifest
yles. The gap between young people in lower-tier cities and those in metropolises has narrowed greatly.
“Small-town youths now have broader horizons, are well informed, and some have even started to lead ‘avant-garde’ lifestyles,” he said.