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中国日报网 2019-10-18 13:31


>Gold-flaked Brexit wine


For those wanting to rejoice at Britain's departure from the European Union, a French company called Gold Emotion has now created a limited edition bottle of Brexit celebration wine containing 24 karat gold flakes.
一家名为Gold Emotion的法国公司专为那些想要庆祝英国脱欧的人推出了一款含有24克拉金箔的限量版脱欧纪念葡萄酒。

Decorated with the Union Jack flag along with the words "Brexit, we made history," the bottle contains sparkling French Chardonnay. It's not clear how Britain's new trading relationship with Europe will affect alcohol import duties, but the wine is currently retailing at £138.

"This is something politically huge and a milestone in British history. I wouldn't be surprised to see British citizens celebrating with this wine once October 31 has passed," said Olivier Pocholuk, Events Consultant at Gold Emotion.
Gold Emotion的活动顾问波乔鲁克表示:"这是政治上的重大事件,是英国历史上的里程碑。我相信10月31日一过,英国人就会用这种酒庆祝脱欧。"


>Airlines helps avoid babies


Japan Airlines has introduced a feature on its seat booking system that shows where young children are seated.

A "child" icon appears when a passenger is travelling with children aged under two years. Japan Airlines' website says the icon "lets other passengers know a child may be sitting there".

However, the airline warned the tool was not foolproof, as the icon might not appear if a ticket was booked through a third party or if there was a last-minute change of aircraft.

One traveler said the feature let him know where babies "plan to scream... during a 13-hour trip". But some Twitter commentators urged him to be tolerant, while others said the problem could easily be solved with noise-cancelling headphones.


>Most admired Chinese company

A Huawei company logo is pictured at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China in July.[ ALY SONG/REUTERS]

China's telecommunications giant Huawei became the most admired Chinese company for 2019, Fortune magazine's China edition reported Wednesday. Sany Heavy Industry grabbed the second place on the list, followed by Gree Electric Appliances.

Alibaba Group took the fourth position on the all-star list of most admired Chinese companies, followed by the insurance industry's leading company Ping An.

The list was based on results from a questionnaire survey of Chinese enterprise managers. Each interviewee scored candidate companies on nine criteria including management quality, product or service quality, innovation ability, long-term investment value, financial status, ability to attract and maintain talent, social responsibility, reasonable utilization of assets, and effectiveness of global operations.


>Civil service still appeals

Applicants wait outside an exam center for the 2019 national civil servant exam in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, on Dec 2, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

China's civil servant exam saw 86,456 people on the first day of online applications, 16,700 applicants more than last year, according to Huatu Education, an agency that offers coaching services to applicants.

Despite the spike in job openings, the competition might not be less fierce. Figures from the first day showed that the average ratio of applicants to openings stood at 8.03 to 1, higher than last year's 4.7 to 1.

In one extreme case, 248 candidates will compete for a single spot affiliated with the First Historical Archives of China, a national-level archive in China. Beijing is the hottest place for the civil servant exam, with the most vacancies and the most applicants - over 13,000 on the first day of registration, according to statistics.

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