Life­style: Pan­tone In­sti­tute names ‘green­ery’ the Color of 2017

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - PAGE TWO -

“Green­ery” has been named Color of the Year 2017 by the Pan­tone Color In­sti­tute. On the com­pany’s web­site, CEO Leatrice Eise­man de­scribed green­ery as a fresh and zesty yel­low-green shade that evokes the first days of spring. Green­ery has al­ready gained world­wide pop­u­lar­ity.


The Na­tional Mu­seum of China in Bei­jing has opened an ex­hi­bi­tion of Saudi Ara­bian trea­sures, which will run un­til March 19. The ex­hi­bi­tion,

show­cases nearly 500 items from 15 ma­jor mu­se­ums in Saudi Ara­bia. They were se­lected from im­por­tant dis­cov­er­ies in the coun­try’s ex­ca­va­tion work over the past 40 years. It is the first time that Saudi an­tiques are be­ing dis­played in China.

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As of last year, China had 1.26 mil­lion stu­dents abroad, ac­count­ing for 25 per­cent of the world’s to­tal num­ber of stu­dents study­ing out­side their na­tive coun­try, ac­cord­ing to the 2016 Re­port on the Devel­op­ment of Chi­nese Stu­dents Study­ing Abroad.

In all, more than 4 mil­lion Chi­nese stud­ied abroad be­tween 1978 and 2015, with 2.2 mil­lion of them re­turn­ing to China.

Many of them have taken ad­van­tage of the Thou­sand Tal­ents Pro­gram, a cen­tral gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tive to re­cruit global ex­perts launched in 2008.

China’s in­dus­trial parks also help at­tract for­eign tal­ent. There are more than 300 in­dus­trial parks, hous­ing nearly 24,000 en­ter­prises, where re­turnees can start their own busi­nesses.

Of all cities, Hangzhou, Zhe­jiang prov­ince, has at­tracted the most.

How­ever, many re­turnees are also fac­ing in­creas­ing chal­lenges, as the num­ber of such grad­u­ates has in­creased rapidly, the re­port said. More than 60 per­cent of them end up in en­try-level po­si­tions, with a ma­jor­ity of them say­ing they are not con­tent with their jobs.

About 12 per­cent of them choose to start their own busi­nesses in strate­gic in­dus­tries such as bio­engi­neer­ing and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy. They also pre­fer to work in first-tier cities such as Bei­jing and Shang­hai.

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