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中国日报网 2019-09-20 13:41


>High, low-paying jobs

Front Quadrangle at Balliol College of the University of Oxford in England. [Photo/IC]

UK students will graduate with an average debt of £50,000, so naturally graduates will be eager to get value for money from their degrees.

A study by loan provider Satsuma Loans has ranked which degrees offer the best salary and employment prospects in the 10 years after graduating, and those that may leave students struggling.

They found that those who study dentistry or medicine earn an average of £36,000 a year after graduation. They show the best salary improvement through their career, earning an average of £53,300 ten years after graduating university, compared to the UK average of £29,000.

Those who study economics and engineering are also among the best paid professionals, with starting salaries at £26,000 and £26,500 respectively. In the long run however, those who studied economics outrank engineering graduates, with a salary of £49,800 ten years after graduation against £41,200 for engineers.

Professionals working in humanities and liberal arts, however, earn the lowest income throughout their career, with a starting salary of £17,800 and earning only £5,000 more nine years later (£22,800).


>National Day travel forecast

Tourists are posing for a photo at Tian'anmen Square [Xinhua]

Beijing, Changchun in Jilin province, and Leshan in Sichuan province are predicted to be the top 3 cities most prone to traffic congestion during the National Day holiday, according to a report.

As this year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, the report estimated the number of tourists bound for Beijing will far surpass the number in previous years.

Beijing will top the popular destination city list, followed by Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Chongqing and Xi'an, it said.

The Palace Museum, West Lake and the Bund are expected to be the top 3 most popular scenic spots, followed by Tian'anmen Square, Shanghai Disneyland, Wuzhen scenic spot, Huangshan Mountain, Kuanzhai Alley in Chengdu, Hongyadong housing complex in Chongqing and the Temple of Heaven.

Shaanxi History Museum and the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an and Yangshuo Park in Guilin are considered to be the top 3 scenic spots most prone to traffic congestion.


>Gene edits help HIV patient

Genetics research, conceptual artwork. CHINA DAILY

Gene-edited stem cells that are the precursors of blood cells may help cure AIDS patients, a new discovery by Chinese scientists shows, providing new insights into treatment of the serious infectious disease.

In the study, researchers used the stem cells and other progenitor cells that had been gene edited to reduce a protein called CCR5, which serves as a doorway for HIV infection of human cells.

The gene-edited cells were transplanted into a patient infected with HIV and with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

The patient, a 27-year-old Chinese, improved greatly during a 19-month follow-up period. "The acute lymphoblastic leukemia was in complete remission and donor cells carrying the ablated CCR5 persisted", according to the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Sept 11.


>US Fed cut interest rates

A general view of the Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington, DC on July 22, 2019. [Photo/IC]

The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates again on Wednesday to help sustain a record-long economic expansion but signaled a higher bar to further reductions in borrowing costs.

The Fed announced it had lowered its benchmark overnight lending rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a range of 1.75% to 2%. It was the second Fed rate cut this year.

Describing the US economic outlook as "favorable," Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the rate cut was designed "to provide insurance against ongoing risks", including weak global growth and resurgent trade tensions.


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