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Even Dogs Dislike Me who is a President!

“当家三年,连狗都嫌。”  ——台湾前总统马英九2011年平安夜接受电台专访时如此自我调侃。他说,执政有包袱,主持国家政务不可能每件事都让人民满意,但重要的是面对问题的态度。他也反驳外界给予他的“无能”评价,自认很多几十年都不能做到的事,他都做到了。 Translation: “Even dogs dislike me during my 3 years’ of presidency.” Source (in Chinese) from Singapore’s LianHe ZaoBao : https://www.zaobao.com.sg/wencui/politic/story20111225-165294 – Ex-President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan made this self-depreciating remark tongue-in-cheek during a radio interview in 2011. He said – there are “baggage” in political administration and it is not possible to please …

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A look at China’s pilot of digital yuan via Shenzhen’s “red packet”

Shenzhen has just announced that it is giving away ‘free’ digital yuan in a bid to stimulate consumption. The gifts are 50,000 electronic red packets, each containing 200-yuan (US$29.5) worth of digital currency to selected consumers in the current digital currency pilot. You can read the news (in English) here. I am attaching additional details …

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