old student from Xidian University in Shaanxi province, died from a rare cancer of the soft tissue. Wei was re
searching the disease on Baidu and came across an advertisement for treatments that proved ineffective.
After Wei’s death, Baidu announced a sweeping restructuring and optimization of its medical business, especially regardi
ng its paid listing practices. It also tightened regulations on medical promotion and enforced clear labeling rul
es that differentiate advertisements from credible medical information, according to media reports.
However, medical advertising remains one of the key sources of income for Baidu, and some are still trying to exploit the s
ystem. In April, the police in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, detained a team of medical fraudsters who drove up r
ankings on Baidu’s research results to promote faulty hospitals to patients, local authorities said.
A college admissions cheating scheme in the United States has triggered widespread discussio
n among Chinese netizens during the four-day May Day holiday after it was reported that a w
ealthy family paid $6.5 million to assure their daughter’s admission to Stanford University.
Billionaire Zhao Tao, 52, president and co-founder of Shandong Buchang Pharmaceuticals, a company that spec
ializes in traditional Chinese medicine to fight cardiovascular disease, reportedly funneled money to William Ric
k Singer, the admissions consultant who is at the center of the explosive case brought by US federal prosecutors.
The executive’s daughter, Zhao Yusi, also known as Molly Zhao, got a spot at Stanford University by presenting h
erself as a recruit for the school’s sailing team. The price was $6.5 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Zhao’s mother, identified as Mrs Zhao in a statement delivered through her attor
ney, said the family gave $6.5 million to Singer for the school’s scholarship fund and other purposes.
ial fish, but the ease of catching large quantities makes up for this, both men said.
Irwin has turned down a job in Alaska for the summer. Catching carp in Kentucky is a much easier, he said.
“Here, the weather is warmer, the climate is better and I get to sleep in my own bed at t
he end of the day,” he said, adding that the earnings are comparable to what he would get in Alaska.
Irwin and Berry make a good living catching Asian carp, which
are so abundant in rivers and lakes that they have become a serious ecological pr
oblem for states such as Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
Ron Brooks, fisheries director at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said Asian carp are disru
pting $1 billion worth of recreational and commercial business in western Kentucky alone.
Huawei Technologies Co said Monday that it posted 179.7 billion yuan ($26.8 billion) in
revenue in the first quarter of 2019, representing a year-on-year growth of 39 percent.
The company’s quarter one net profit margin stood at about 8 percent, slightly higher than the same period last year.
Huawei said in a statement that it continues to focus on communications infrastructure and smart devices, and will dev
elop the efficiency and quality of its operations, which contributed to its solid first-quarter performance.
This year will see large-scale 5G deployment around the world,
meaning Huawei’s carrier business group, which primarily supplies telecom equipment and
services to telecom carriers around the world, has seen unprecedented opportunities for growth, the company said.
By the end of March 2019, Huawei had signed 40 commercial contracts for 5G with lea
ding global carriers, and had shipped more than 70,000 5G base stations to markets around the world.