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The Master of Fi­nance pro­gram at Shang­hai Jiao Tong Univer­sity has been rec­og­nized as one of the best in the world, ac­cord­ing to the Fi­nan­cial Times. About 60 busi­ness schools were ranked by the news­pa­per, with five Chi­nese uni­ver­si­ties mak­ing the list. Re­searchers also looked at av­er­age salaries three years af­ter grad­u­a­tion.


Af­ter walk­ing out of his villa, Mei Zhen­hua drives his Audi 6 to a rice farm in Huaxi vil­lage, known as China’s wealth­i­est vil­lage. The 34-year-old for­mer met­al­lur­gi­cal en­gi­neer has lived the agri­cul­tural life for a year and a half, as one of the seven “young smart in­tel­lec­tu­als” se­lected by vil­lagers to grow rice. Huaxi, Jiangsu prov­ince, has been ur­ban­ized. With sky­scrapers and a vil­lagerun avi­a­tion com­pany, it has ac­cu­mu­lated wealth through the devel­op­ment of in­dus­tries rang­ing from steel and chem­i­cal fibers, to bank­ing, new en­ergy, lo­gis­tics and marine trans­port.


An ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing cal­lig­ra­pher Xiao Xian’s works will be held at the Na­tional Art Mu­seum of China in Bei­jing from July 27 to Aug 6. Born in 1902, Xiao learned cal­lig­ra­phy from the noted 20th cen­tury scholar Kang Youwei. Praised as a trea­sure of con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese cal­lig­ra­phy, her style is nat­u­ral and un­re­strained, with an air of el­e­gance and free­dom. Af­ter Xiao’s death in 1997, her fam­ily do­nated many of her works to the mu­seum.

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