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In Beijing, 20 Million People Pretend to Live :: 在北京,有2000万人假装在生活

Posted on August 5th, 2017 at 22:27 by John Sinteur in category: News

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在北京,交换过名片就算认识;一年能打几个电话就算至交;如果还有人愿意从城东跑到城西,和你吃一顿不谈事的饭,就可以说是生死之交了;至于那些天天见面,天天聚在一起吃午饭的,只能是同事。

In Beijing, exchanging business cards counts as recognition; calling a couple times a year counts as best friends; if someone is willing to go from the east to the west side to have a meal with you without talking business, then you could be called friends for life; as for the people you see every day, eat lunch with every day, they are only coworkers.


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Uber’s search for a female CEO has been narrowed down to 3 men

Posted on August 5th, 2017 at 22:10 by John Sinteur in category: News

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A company trying to recover from allegations of rampant sexism might reasonably think that hiring a female chief executive would help it restore credibility with customers and – perhaps more importantly – with potential employees in a tight marketplace for talent.

But what if no women wanted the job?

That looks to be the case for Uber, the troubled ride-hailing company trying to replace deposed chief executive Travis Kalanick after a reign defined by highflying growth and a toxic brand of corporate machismo. In the wake of Kalanick’s departure, a number of A-list female executives have made it clear they are not interested in the role.

Indeed, after a nationwide search that involved copiously combing through binders full of women across corporate America, the company has come up short. There are no women left on its current shortlist, which is down to three CEO candidates, according to people familiar with the search who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter freely.


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  1. Sorry, not related to this article.

    I can’t read your Beijing from the RSS feed, can’t link to it from your main page, and can’t comment on it. (Tried with Firefox and Chromium.) The problem is probably a character set encoding issue.

    I keep being sent to https://sinteur.com/index.php/2017/08/05/in-beijing-20-million-people-pretend-to-live-%E5%9C%A8%E5%8C%97%E4%BA%AC%EF%BC%8C%E6%9C%892000%E4%B8%87%E4%BA%BA%E5%81%87%E8%A3%85%E5%9C%A8%E7%94%9F%E6%B4%BB/ which says “Not Found”.

  2. I can read it from your “Home” link but not comment. Your “Recent Comments” link has been down for a while, fwiw.

  3. I fixed that link, thanks for reporting!