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Tra­di­tion: Busi­ness: Women’s fash­ion: First per­son: Buzz­word:

It is com­mon for com­pa­nies to out­source some of their busi­ness pro­cesses to other com­pa­nies based else­where to cut costs. In­dia has been the top des­ti­na­tion for years be­cause of its English lan­guage ad­van­tage, ac­cord­ing to A.T. Kear­ney’s 2017 Global Ser­vices Lo­ca­tion In­dex, which was re­leased in Septem­ber. China, which ranks sec­ond on the list, is also at­trac­tive to in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies, in­clud­ing Ap­ple, which set up re­search and devel­op­ment cen­ters in Bei­jing and Shen­zhen in 2016. There’s never a bad time or sea­son to stock up on hair ac­ces­sories. They’re small and easy to Rect­an­gle time is the time of day when peo­ple in a so­cial set­ting choose to pull out their smart­phones and men­tally dis­ap­pear for some time alone with their “rect­an­gle”. The term can also apply to other elec­tron­ics, such as com­put­ers and iPads. Ex­am­ple: “Hav­ing some rect­an­gle time there, I see,” she said to Luke, as he stared at the phone screen while sit­ting on a scenic beach.

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Xin­jiang ink­stick mak­ing is listed as a pro­vin­cial in­tan­gi­ble cul­tural her­itage in North China’s Shanxi prov­ince, where Ji­wen­zhai, a brush and ink busi­ness, has a his­tory span­ning more than 100 years. Wang Zhuang­sheng and his son, Wang Gang, in­her­i­tors of the Xin­jiang ink­stick cul­tural tra­di­tion, con­tinue to fol­low the an­cient meth­ods. The ink­sticks pro­duced by Ji­wen­zhai are called “Long­men ink­sticks”, which are renowned for their high qual­ity and are able to last hun­dreds of years. Us­ing more than 10 kinds of rare tra­di­tional Chi­nese medic­i­nal herbs, the pro­duc­tion process typ­i­cally takes six to 12 months to com­plete. store, mak­ing them a su­per con­ve­nient ad­di­tion to a makeup kit. You can use flow­ers in any color or form, as they are easy to cus­tom­ize with items you prob­a­bly al­ready have, and they are much cheaper to make your­self than to buy. You can also add any­thing you want — ex­tra but­tons, rib­bons, lace or glit­ter — to make flower clus­ters. As a rule, a sin­gle big flower on the head makes for a grace­ful, sexy look, while the flo­ral clus­ters make you lov­able.

Guang­dong’s spec­tac­u­lar growth in the early 1990’s was mostly around the Pearl River Delta, but in­fra­struc­ture devel­op­ment was also start­ing to open up a very dif­fer­ent land­scape — the re­mote, moun­tain­ous in­te­rior — as Bruce Con­nolly dis­cov­ered. Guangzhou, at the delta’s apex, was Con­nolly’s home in the early 1990s. An ex­cit­ing time to be in the city but he be­came in­creas­ingly aware that there was much more to Guang­dong than first ap­peared. An un­ex­pected phone call got him started.

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