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Uncertainty and frustration seem to be the prevailing sentiments in Beijing, Uncertainty about who is next to fall in the corruption crackdown and what the new rules are, and frustration that it is increasingly hard to make money anywhere, and especially in stocks, real estate and venality. Uncertainty is bad for any economy, and especially one that is already struggling.
THE ESSENTIAL EIGHT
Exclusive: Full text of Yomiuri Q&A with President Barack Obama – The Japan News The policy of the United States is clear—the Senkaku Islands are administered by Japan and therefore fall within the scope of Article 5 of the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. And we oppose any unilateral attempts to undermine Japan’s administration of these islands.
Related: Beijing angered by Obama’s stance on disputed Diaoyu Islands | South China Morning Post China was quick to hit back. “The so-called security alliance between the US and Japan is a bilateral arrangement made during the cold war period, and it should not be used to damage China’s sovereignty and legitimate interest,” foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said. “We resolutely oppose applying the Diaoyu Islands to the Japan-US security treaty.”
Related: Negotiating Asia’s Troubled Waters – NYTimes.com — Michael Green OpEd All of the parties have an interest in avoiding an accidental conflict in the East China Sea. But the worst thing Washington could do is push Tokyo to compromise with Beijing in the face of Chinese pressure. The Obama administration did just that with Manila two years ago, and the results were a setback for Washington.
Related: America Should Step Back from the East China Sea Dispute – NYTimes Wu Xinbo is director of the Center for American Studies, Fudan University, China. //Not only did Washington create the problem in 1971 by arbitrarily returning the administrative rights of the islands to Japan, but America’s claim that its security alliance with Japan applies to the tiny islands has emboldened Tokyo to take a more aggressive stance toward Beijing.
北京中小学明年就近入学 个别学区房每平近30万-教育频道-新华网 significant reforms to school enrollment in Beijing announced, not all new, will be difficult to implement, but overall trend is for schools to take in much higher percentage of kids who live nearby, which would affect corrupt administrators ability to take bribes for enrollment and hurt employees at large SOEs and government agencies whose employers have secured a certain number of slots through the “gong jian” system. getting your kid into a top Beijing primary school harder than getting into a good Manhattan one //
Related: 北京黄牛30万叫卖幼升小指标 自曝卖指标潜规则_网易新闻中心 Beijing Youth Daily on middleman selling slots on good Beijing primary schools for tens or hundreds of thousands of RMB. Beijing officials say these people are scammers. But if this does not happen why do parents think it does? Because of course it does… And this is the kind of corruption that is far more upsetting to people than the kind the tigers benefit from. // 导读：海淀重点小学30万，西城重点小学19万，
China: Building the dream | The Economist Special Report on China urbanization // By 2030 Chinese cities will be home to about 1 billion people. Getting urban China to work properly is vital to the country’s economic and political future, says James Miles
China Said to Plan Capital Market Access for Military – Bloomberg The plan would allow military research institutes to be incorporated into state-owned enterprises, said the two people, who asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to discuss the plans publicly. The policies, being drafted by the Ministry of Finance and other agencies, could be released as soon as next month, they said. // dawn of a new and very profitable era for China’s military industrial complex
Related: China Army Targets Students for Officers to Match Modern Weapons – Bloomberg China is following the example of the U.S. Reserve Officers’ Training Corps by increasing incentives for bright minds to serve in the armed forces. President Xi Jinping, the head of the Central Military Commission, has made an army that’s better prepared for combat a priority as China becomes more assertive in regional territorial disputes. China plans to fold developers of military hardware into listed state-owned companies, people familiar with the matter said this week, giving them access to capital markets as it prioritizes high-technology defense capability.
Related: Severing a Family’s Ties, China’s President Signals a Change – NYTimes.com But another school of thought is that Mr. Xi considers the enormous agglomeration of wealth by spouses, children and siblings of top-ranking officials a threat to China’s stability by encouraging mercenary corruption and harming the party’s public standing. Those people say he has pushed the Zhou investigation beyond traditional bounds to signal that the rules have changed and that top leaders will be held responsible for their family’s business activities, even though Mr. Xi’s own family members have been among those who have grown rich
Related: Investigated by China’s Leaders, Powerful Family Has a Defender: Its Hometown – NYTimes.com So many came annually on Tomb Sweeping Day, when Chinese visit their ancestors’ graves, that the local government added a small parking lot in 2009, the investigative news outlet Caixin reported. The township helped plant camphor trees and enlarge the Zhou grave site in the 1990s, Caixin said, after a face-reading monk advised Mr. Zhou — known for his tough-guy sneer — that sprucing up the site would improve his career prospects.
Related: Graft Inquiry at CNPC Uncovers Shady Deal Involving Productive Oil Block – Caixin In the 1990s, Cao gained fame for purportedly having unusual abilities that were widely reported in state media. An article published by the official People’s Daily in October 1994 said Cao could treat incurable diseases and tell people’s fortunes, abilities that helped him garner a circle of followers that included celebrities and officials.//石油窝案牵出“大师” 曹永正敛金术曝光_公司频道_财新网
How Telecom Graft in China Tripped Up Telstra – Caixin In 2011, authorities leveled bribery charges against Ye Bing, who was then general manager of China Mobile’s data business department; Ma Li, who worked under Ye as the department’s deputy general manager…The saga ended in early this year when Ma and Ye were convicted by a court in Ya’an, in the southwestern province of Sichuan. Ye received the death penalty and Ma was handed a lighter sentence – life in prison – because he confessed and helped authorities convict Ye. //remarkable tale of corruption at world’s largest mobile operator…the original Chinese article has much more detail 致命的幕后交易_杂志频道_财新网
Chinese Football: My Season with the Chongqing Dockers | New Republic hands down the most enjoyable china story I have read in years, and Sony has bought the rights– Sony Buys New Republic Article For Movie About China’s First Football Champion
BUSINESS, ECONOMY AND TRADE
Xinhua Insight: China taps corporate investment to fuel growth The country will grant companies greater autonomy in investment and allow private capital to fund some infrastructure and energy projects that were previously dominated by the government and state-owned enterprises, said a statement after a State Council executive meeting on Wednesday presided over by Premier Li Keqiang.// China Offers 80 Projects in State-Run Sectors to Private Capital – Bloomberg
China rules out strong economic stimulus – Xinhua | China will not roll out short-term economic stimulus measures because of an economic slowdown, the country’s top economic planning body said on Wednesday. “If China’s economic growth and employment do not break the bottom line and inflation growth does not exceed the upper limit, our macro-control policies will not change,” said Li Pumin, secretary-general of the National Development and Reform Commission.
Qualcomm faces China bribery allegations from U.S. regulator | Reuters In its own investigation, Qualcomm said it found instances in which “special hiring consideration, gifts or other benefits were provided to several individuals associated with Chinese state-owned companies or agencies.” The chipmaker believes the total value of the benefits was less than $250,000.
China’s new breed of whistleblowers takes on big business | Reuters Chinese lawyer Hao Junbo wants to make you rich if you’re a whistleblower after a bounty. For big business in China he’s a headache, part of a small but fast-growing industry built around exposing corporate wrongdoing. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission received a tip-off a week from China last year, double the year before and five times more than in 2011.
Closer Look: Regulator Takes Hard Look at Jack Ma-Hundsun Deal – Caixin Although Rongxin has no share ownership ties with Alibaba, there is little doubt that the two could find a way to share information if Ma wanted. This is the main concern of financial institutions’ managers. Many say that they fear a close relation between Hundsun Technology and Ma would expose their business data to Alibaba and its allies.
Xi’s Corruption Crackdown Hits China’s Restaurants – Businessweek Dirty officials aren’t the only ones getting slammed as Xi Jinping continues his crackdown on corruption and waste. China’s restaurant industry grew 9 percent, to 2.56 trillion yuan ($411 billion), last year, its slowest growth in more than two decades, according to a report released by the China Cuisine Association on April 19.
News Analysis: China’s land registration to help regulate home market – Xinhua The Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) said on Monday that China is scheduled to establish a registration system for fixed property nationwide in around three years, and expected a platform for information sharing and queries by 2018…The registry will include land, houses and any other fixed property, as well as property rights, such as those that cover exploration and exploitation.
新版负面清单缩减至少两成 新华社——经济参考网 new shanghai FTZ negative list to be 20% shorter. still not short
Chinese firms turn to foreign investors to borrow – MarketWatch China’s foreign-exchange regulator puts the country’s total foreign debt outstanding at $863.2 billion as of the end of 2013, representing about 9% of the country’s gross domestic product. That figure understates China’s indebtedness to the rest of the world, because it doesn’t include certain debt incurred by overseas subsidiaries of Chinese companies–which often are used by mainland-based firms to borrow funds outside China.
银监会非银部主任李建华突发心梗离世 _金融频道_财新网 CBRC official Li Jianhua dies at 49, reportedly of heart attack //4月23日，
房地产主业央企五年赚2000亿 四万亿后狂飙突进_证券时报网 from 2009-2013 Central SOEs made 200B RMB in profits from real estate // “目前78家非主业央企何时能清退房地产业务，
王健林家族成员首曝光 4兄弟持万达影院1200万股_网易财经 details about Wang Jianlin’s family members divulged in IPO filing for Wanda Theaters // 昨日在万达院线披露招股说明书后，
杭州开发商“比赛”降价 发改委出面按下“暂停键”_财经频道_一财网 Hangzhou real estate developers pressured by government to not engage in price cutting wars
Mark Schwartz: Reason to Be Optimistic on China’s Economy – Caixin Goldman Sachs depends on the China market. As the vice chairman of Goldman Sachs Group and the chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific, I’m the most senior partner Goldman Sachs has ever posted in China and also the most senior executive of Wall Street firms in China. My love for China is the same as Goldman Sachs’ love for China. Goldman Sachs is committed to China, and our investment in China dates back to 20 years ago. Since then, we’ve learned a lot and made progress each year. We’ll continue focusing on our long-term business development in China.
POLITICS AND LAW
我国下月起越级上访不受理 信访60日内办结_新闻_腾讯网 new rules for petitioning go into effect May 1 // 昨日，国家信访局发布《
Communist Party Fires Song Lin, Chairman of China Resources, Holdings as Corruption Fight Expands – WSJ.com “This is not only about anticorruption, but also involves power struggle,” said Zhao Xiao, an economics professor at Beijing University of Science and Technology who formerly ran a research arm of the government agency that manages China Resources and the other 112 business groups, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.
China Resources chairman in probe as anti-corruption net widens – FT.com “Until recently the anti-corruption authorities have been too busy with the Zhou Yongkang case but that is now coming to an end,” said Li Jianjun, an anti-corruption activist and former journalist who fled to Hong Kong last year after publicly accusing Mr Song of corruption. “By investigating Song Lin it looks like the leadership has decided to go after He Guoqiang.” // really? Beijing rumor mill is churning I have heard three different senior retired officials named as Song’s “patron”…Xi and Wang Qishan have created so much uncertainty that any name is believable as the next target
《打铁记》第15章：山西“西山会”_真话 Luo Changping wrote in his 2013 acocunt of the takedown of Liu Tienan about the Shanxi group of officials…a group now getting pulled apart in corruption probes //不晚于2007年，一个名叫“西山会”的高官圈子悄然成型，
Focus of graft investigation moves to coal-rich Shanxi | South China Morning Post The corruption investigation into Shen Weichen, the former head of the China Association for Science and Technology, suggests the top leadership’s anti-graft campaign is targeting officials with connections to the coal-producing province of Shanxi, according to analysts and political observers.
消息称国安委等三大顶配机构人员就绪 开始运转_网易新闻中心 与深改组公开人事任命的方式极为类似，
Mysterious spate of official suicides in China sparks debate, censorship – The Washington Post But perhaps the most sensational death of all was that of Li Wufeng, a 56-year-old known as China’s top Internet cop, who was reportedly involved in maintaining a system of online censorship known as the Great Firewall of China. He was said to have jumped to his death from the sixth floor of his office building on March 24 after constantly being in a “bad mood,” local media reported. He attended the Senior Executive Education Program at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2007
Top China internet regulator under graft probe after chief’s suicide | South China Morning Post Authorities said on Wednesday they were looking into the affairs of Gao Jianyun, a deputy director of the fifth bureau of the International Communication Office of the Communist Party’s Central Committee. The ICO is also called the State Information Office, and the fifth bureau handles internet censorship, regulation and expanding the government’s voice on the Web.//中央对外宣传办公室五局副局长高剑云被立案调查-
Corruption Case Cracks Door on China’s Internet Police – China Real Time Report – WSJ Haikou is the capital of the southern island province of Hainan, which is where two of the country’s most popular Web forums, Tianya and Kaidi, are registered. Both are well-known as breeding grounds for rumors and leaks, sometimes involving officials and businesses, and both fell within Mr. Wei’s censorship purview.
Detective Work by Group in ‘Black Jail’ Claim Leads to Trial – Caixin A recent one-day trial in the northern province of Hebei involving China’s “black jail” industry came about because people who say they were illegally detained did some detective work to find their former prison and then took the matter to the media and police. The one-day trial was held on April 2 in Gu’an County, in the province that surrounds that capital.// original Chinese 访民“破案”记
Closer Look: Farmer’s Death Shows Problem with Land Seizures, Lack of Checks on Power – Caixin Shandong villagers have complained to higher authorities, and solutions to their problems lie in improving property rights and rule of law
Just How Corrupt Are These People?-Foreign Policy–A somewhat tongue-in-cheek analysis
意识形态工作要紧紧抓在手上 _ 2014/07 _求是理论网—— 作者： 秋 石 lead essay in April 1 “Seeking Truth” by “Autumn Stone” about importance of ideological work…excerpted section is about the Internet, relevance to this year’s Internet cleansing campaign and overall evolution of policies towards Internet management // 现在，互联网的影响越来越大。
任仲平：标注现代化的新高度–评论-人民网 long piece on reform goals by “Ren Zhongping” on p1 and 2 of Monday April 14 People’s Daily // ——论准确把握全面深化改革总目标 2014年04月14日07:24 来源：人民日报
任仲平半年来首度发声：2022制度定型 -言论-东方早报网 Xu Danei on the meaning of that 4.14.14 “Ren Zhongping” commentary// 《人民日报》昨天头版刊发“任仲平”
江泽民现身上海 精神矍铄[图集]_中国_多维新闻网 Jiang Zemin looking good in these pictures of his recent appearances
实处着力，知行合一_网易新闻中心 seem to be hearing lots more these days about “core system of socialist values”..this from page 1 People’s Daily April 18//古人云，“君子以行言，小人以舌言”。实干直行，
Infographic: China’s government think tanks – Xinhua
FOREIGN AND DEFENSE AFFAIRS
Deal Could Reduce Chance of Conflict in Contested Pacific Seas – NYTimes.com A naval code of conduct approved by more than 20 nations around the Pacific, including China, Japan and the United States, could reduce the risk of accidental encounters spiraling into conflict, experts said. But Beijing’s firm rejection Wednesday of President Obama’s comments about islands claimed by both China and Japan underscored the maritime tensions that continue to trouble Asia. The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea was endorsed Tuesday// if non-binding rules respected
Chinese Strategists Reflect on the First Sino-Japanese War | The Diplomat To commemorate the 120th anniversary of the war, Xinhua published a special supplement to its Reference News newspaper. The supplement consisted of 30 articles by members of the People’s Liberation Army “analyzing what China can learn from its defeat” in the Sino-Japanese war.
China Not Full of Raging Nationalists–National Interest Are China’s leaders really being pushed around by a nationalistic, rowdy public? On March 25 at the Jamestown Foundation’s annual conference on Chinese defense and security issues, Australian analyst Andrew Chubb made a provocative presentation that challenged the official narrative that they are. Chubb presented survey results from five Chinese cities on how ordinary citizens view the territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas. Startlingly, in an era of social media and mobile Internet access, most people still get their news from CCTV—not the fiery commercial news outlets—and agree in principle that the government should seek compromise over China’s maritime territorial disputes.
China Has Begun Listening for American Submarines — War is Boring — Medium China has begin installing sensitive hydrophones on the floor of the China Seas in an effort to detect and track submarines belonging to the U.S. and its allies. Lyle Goldstein and Shannon Knight, both highly-respected naval analysts, described the new listening system as “startling” in a recent article in Proceedings, a naval professional journal.
Chinese spies at Sydney University–John Garnaut Chinese intelligence officials have confirmed to Fairfax Media that they are building networks to monitor the ethnic Chinese community to protect Beijing’s “core interests”.
China Court Releases Japanese Ship After Unprecedented Seizure – Bloomberg The Tokyo-based company paid a 2.9 billion yen ($28 million) as judgment and 2.4 million yuan ($384,585) in court fees, according to a statement posted on the microblog of the Supreme People’s Court. Tetsutaro Kozai, a spokesman at Mitsui O.S.K. declined to comment on any payment.
China activist reveals key role in ship seizure | The Japan Times Tong Zeng, chairman of the Chinese Association for Claiming Compensation from Japan, is also heavily involved in lawsuits filed by Chinese who were forced to work in Japan during the war.
Marubeni says Chinese authorities detain three staff at grain unit | Reuters Three employees at one of Marubeni Corp’s grain trading units in China have been detained by authorities, the Japanese trading house said on Thursday, a move sources told Reuters was prompted by allegations the unit evaded taxes on soy bean imports.
China calls on Russia, central Asia allies to tighten Internet controls | Reuters Chinese Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun’s remarks at a meeting with counterparts from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) could lead to fears of further restrictions by states that critics say already try to silence dissent…”External forces are using the social-economic contradictions and problems … to overthrow the authorities and are trying to provoke a new wave of colour revolutions,” Guo said, according to a Russian translation of his remarks
How China and Russia are trying to undermine the Internet, again-Washington Post–The last time the world got together to talk about how the Internet should work, China and Russia proposed making it easier for individual governments to control what their citizens can see on the Web. Now they’re at it again, this time at a major international conference in Brazil.
New Edition of Ronald O’Rourke’s Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report: “China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress” | Andrew S. Erickson
China says probing reports Chinese chlorine used in Syria attack | Reuters In the rebel-held village of Kfar Zeita in the central province of Hama, 125 miles north of Damascus, opposition activists uploaded video of people choking and being fed oxygen following what they said were bombs dropped from helicopters on April 11 and 12. Further footage showed a partially exploded canister with the chemical symbol for chlorine along with the name of Chinese arms manufacturer Norinco.
China military says faces ‘complex’ task keeping secrets | Reuters PLA personnel allowed to use Apple devices? // The newspaper did not give specific examples or mention any recent lapses that may have caused the new order to be issued. A separate commentary in the same newspaper said military secrecy is vital to the army’s survival, development and the outcome of any battles it may fight
China’s ‘maritime Silk Road’ to focus on infrastructure – The Hindu In the first official details of the plan, a report in the China Securities Journal said a “priority” of the initiative was “port construction” and free trade zones. “The plan is expected to focus on infrastructure construction of countries along the route, including ports of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh,” the report said. China is already involved in port projects in the three countries, in Gwadar, Hambantota and Chittagong.
TECH AND MEDIA
China Mobile Falls on Profit Drop as IPhone Boosts Costs – Bloomberg The decline reflected “continued accelerating substitution effect” from instant messaging applications, Xi said in the statement. Tencent Holdings Ltd. (700)’s free WeChat application allows users to send voice and text greetings, which many subscribers use in place of traditional calls or texts.
Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice – NYTimes.com “I’ve spent more than $15,000 in each of the past two years,” says Mi Tian, a 29-year-old architect from Shangdong Province. “I’ve given virtual gifts to basically every performer I’ve watched.” The leader in China in this industry is a fast-growing start-up called YY.com. It has 92 million monthly active users and more than a million channels.
Tencent: The Secretive, Chinese Tech Giant That Can Rival Facebook and Amazon | Fast Company A tech war has raged in China, and a winner seems ready to emerge. It’s Tencent–a controversial, $139 billion company with nearly a billion users, which functions like Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, and Uber all rolled into one. Now it’s gunning for global expansion.
Forex controls and VIEs | China Accounting Blog | Paul Gillis Apparently Chukong and its auditors have applied the going concern test at the group level. But is that appropriate when currency restrictions make it impossible to freely move money around the group?…Since most of the business is in the VIE, I don’t think Chukong is a going concern if the VIE is not also a going concern. Presumably Chukong intends to continue to have the WFOE loan money to the VIE, despite the fact they have said it would be illegal to do so. Investors deserve a straight answer to this.
WeChat To Launch Self-Serve Advertising System In Weeks — China Internet Watch
Crazy for WeChat – Mark – YouTube WeChat ad in South Africa mocks mark Zuckerberg
China developing Linux-based OS after Windows XP shutdown – Xinhua | Zhang Feng, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said “the ministry will beef up support for the development of such an OS.”
Chinese Conglomerate Fosun Starts $100 Million Venture Arm In Silicon Valley – Digits – WSJ the arm will target investments related to smartphones and the mobile Internet, with an eye toward financing startups that are looking to expand in China. The money will be invested through Kinzon Capital, a venture firm in which Fosun is the sole limited partner
SOCIETY, ART, SPORTS, CULTURE AND HISTORY
China After Tiananmen: Money, Yes; Ideas, No by Perry Link | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books “Materialism” may not be exactly the right word for this new elite subculture, because it need not involve actual material. “Appearance-ism” might be a better term. The final aim of a person’s activity is not a Luis Vuitton bag but the display of a such a genuine bag (not fake, like many back home). If the display works, the bag was but its vehicle. What counts is the surface. Hope for China is visible in the fact that, as this subculture has spread, so has satire of it. An effusion of oral and online jokes in recent years has focused on fakes: fake milk, fake liquor, fake antiques, fake photos, fake history, fake singing at Olympics ceremonies, and much more—even a fake lion in a zoo (a big dog in disguise). The Chinese fiction writer Yu Hua has quipped that the only thing you can know to be real is a fake fake.
Language Log » Laowai: the old furriner Lǎowài 老外 (lit., “old foreign”) is a ubiquitous term for a certain type of person from abroad in China, and dictionaries almost invariably gloss it as “foreigner”. Yet the subtleties and nuances of the term seem almost endless, and they can sometimes lead to misunderstandings and hurt feelings. To try to get a handle on this colloquial expression, I asked a number of laowai who have had long experience in China what they thought of this appellation // I go with “whitey” and find it a very annoying term
‘Uncultured’ multi-billionaire is China’s biggest fine-art collector | South China Morning Post Liu Yiqian alway bids for the top lots, and has amassed a collection on a par with mainland’s best
Hongqi L5 limousine debuts on the Beijing Auto Show | CarNewsChina.com – China Auto News The Hongqi L5 is China’s answer to the Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Phantom. Around-around we heard that the first car has been sold to a very wealthy Chinese businessman for 4.9 million yuan or 800.000 USD.
ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE AND HEALTH
China’s Arsenic-Laced Soil Harming Food, Health, Survey Shows – Bloomberg The government initially refused to publish results from the survey, which it called a state secret, said Wu Yixiu, head of Greenpeace East Asia’s toxics campaign. The release marks the first time soil pollution data has become available on a nationwide scale, she said.
China says more than half of its groundwater is polluted-Guardian “According to China’s underground water standards, water of relatively poor quality can only be used for drinking after proper treatment. Water of very poor quality cannot be used as source of drinking water,” said an article in the official newswire Xinhua, which reported the figures on Tuesday.
Environmental law amendment ready for vote: lawmakers – Xinhua The draft, lawmakers said, has properly handled the relations between environmental protection and economic development.
FOOD AND TRAVEL
第一集脚步超清版：汗水中的苦辣酸甜 – 高清在线观看 – 腾讯视频 second season of hit CCTV series “Taste of China” has started
《经济半小时》 20140331 北京楼市：需求旺 消化难_经济半小时_视频_央视网 Good CCTV program on the Beijing property market // 本期节目主要内容： 3月份以来，各地对于楼盘的价格走势关注度越来越高，
BOOKS AND LITERATURE
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JOBS AND EVENTS
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