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on’t even bring clothes. I would simply have the rental platform deliver the garments to my hotel befo
re the trip. I’d then return them without having
to go through all the hassle of doing laundry,” she says.上海品茶微信女神会所 “I think women just need different clothes instead of new clothes. I don’t need a closet that is larger than necessary to p
yself. My professional achievements are my most glittering accessories,” she adds. She is so proud of adopting this approach that she openly admits to her friends that she rents cloth
ad of buying them. She has even recommended clothing rental services to many of her peers.上海品茶微信女神会所 Consumers like Shen, who are open to renting fashion items, are driving the sharing econo
n the fashion industry, which has been slow to jump on the bandwagon, says Clement Tang, CEO of Le To e China, an online clothing rental company that originated in San Francisco in 2012.
According to the State Information Center, China’s sharing economy was worth 2.94 trilli上海品茶微信女神会所
on yuan by 2018, an increase of 41 percent year-on-year, and more than 760 mill
ion Chinese-over half the country’s population-have paid for shared services or products.
上海品茶微信The center also estimated that the annual growth rate in the sharing economy in China would remain steady at around 30 percent over the next three years.
A consumer survey by consultancy firm Mintel found that transportation remains the most popular上海品茶微信女神会所
segment in the sharing economy. Among the 3,000 consumers polled by the consultancy, 91 percent said the
y have paid to share car rides or bicycles. In contrast, clothing is the second least popular category, above mothe上海品茶微信
r care and baby products, with only 9 percent of the interviewees saying they pay for such services.
Rachel Botsman, the author of What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, noted in o上海品茶微信女神会所
ne of her TED talks that the rise of the sharing economy in other fields has provided a basis for the deva
luation of ownership in fashion, where there has long been “a stigma behind rental”.上海品茶微信
According to its website, TED is “a nonpartisan nonprofit (organi
zation) devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks”.上海品茶微信女神会所
“Clothing rental could be the next big revolution for the fashion industry, after the rise of fast fashion and e-commerce,” says Tang.
experience tr上海品茶微信ansformative technologies. Only then will they be able to tackle the challenges of the ‘Intelligent Age’.”
istic vibe permeates the entire campus. One can witness Xi aoyi, a teaching aid program, answer students’ questions, while Xiaohuang, a self-dr
delivers packages to teachers, and Wukong, a service robot, attends to visitors’ needs. AI has also been integrated into 36 classes, from classical Chinese literature to biolog
y. Li said the classes are meant to s toke the students’ curiosity and familiarize them with AI technologies and equipment.
The school also provides intermediate classes on
programming languages and web and上海品茶微信 app design, and advanced lessons in robotics and self-driving technology.
Song Yan, director of the school’s information center, said there a
re plans to have 30 percent of students take part in AI-related courses.
“We want our students and teachers to have ample time to freely explore and innovate with AI,” he said.
icy tools to offset short-term downside pressure, while the financial risks are under control as the country’s debt level has shown signs of stabilizing, Zhang said.
rall debt-to-GDP ratio had dropped to 249.4 percent by the end of 2018, 1.5 percentage points lower than a year earlier, according to the PBOC.
e tensions escalate further, more opening-up policies in the sectors of medical care and education will help boost global investors’ confidence in the Chinese economy, Zhang added.
ng the tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10 percent t o 25 percent just when it seemed the China-US trade talks would achieve a bre
gh, the United States has not only intensified the trade dispute but also ensured both sides take a knock.
a’s photovoltaic products. Export value to Vietnam rose 239 times to $739 million in the fi
rst quarter, taking up 16.8 percent of China’s t
otal photovoltaic export value. With the European Union ending its anti-dumping and anti-subsidy meas
ures, photovoltaic exports from China to Europe a
lso saw large increase in Q1. The country’s photovoltaic products export volume to the Netherlands and Spain increased 1,049.6 percent and 158.3 perc
ectively, in the first quarter, said the report. It predicted that the emerging markets, such as Mexico, Aus tralia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates will further boost the export of China’s p
hotovoltaic modules. The export of China’s photovoltaic products to the United States dropped 28.9 pe
rcent to just 0.01 GW in the first quarter, the report said. The Section 201, Section 3