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Baidu has been accused of letting unlicensed drug producers buy higher rankings on its results page. By paying Baidu a fee, counterfeit drug websites can ensure a prominent position in search rankings, CCTV reported last Sunday. Up to 75% of the producers' profits go to pay Baidu's fees.
全球领先的市场信息公司欧睿信息咨询公司称，中国的中产阶层将在2020年时达到7 亿人。中国的中产收入标准是79945-119918元/年。目前，中产阶层人数占全国人口的23%。而国家人口发展战略研究显示，2020年时中国人口 将达到14.5亿。到那时，我国的中产阶层人数将升至总人口的48%。
《中国日报》援引美国杂志《外交政策》称，中国用导弹击落了一颗运行失常的卫星，这 是中国在三年内第二次进行此类活动。据悉，此次击落卫星与中国在1月11日成功进行的导弹拦截试验几乎发生在同一时间。美杂志称此次成功击落卫星显示了中 国的导弹防御能力。军事专家认为中国的导弹拦截试验针对“爱国者”导弹防御系统，1月时台湾正与美方交涉，购买此防御系统。
日前，深圳市总工会发布新生代农民工调查结果。据测算，深圳仅参加社会医疗保险的农 民工已突破700万人，其中，新生代农民工占该市农民工总数的73.8%。被调查者仅有1%表示今后愿意回乡务农，他们普遍认为，“农民”户籍让他们目前 面对既难融入城市、又不愿离开城市的尴尬。
英国《卫报》报道，印度德里的整容医生称许多来自中产家庭的学生千方百计想在大学开 学的第一个星期里给大家留下好的印象，有的甚至不惜在自己身上动刀，他们接受了很多学生的咨询。整形医生Amit Gupta说：“整容最近才火起来，因为七月份学期开学，所以从五月份开始，我们的生意就好了起来。我每天都接到几十个咨询电话，一个月大概要做八九次整 形手术。如果这个数字乘以德里所有整形医院数量的话，你就知道接受整容手术的人的数目是多么庞大了。”
据英国《世界新闻报》报道，英国德比郡伯顿市37岁男子约翰·罗兰德在14岁时被诊 断出患有睾丸癌。第二年,他在接受化疗前竟出人意料地冷冻了自己的部分精子。4周前，约翰和妻子贝吉终于利用冷冻的精子生下了健康的儿子约瑟夫。对于正与 癌症做第五次抗争的约翰来说，儿子的到来显得尤为特别。据医学专家称，用22年前冷冻的精子成功生育，创下了英国医学史上的一项纪录。目前的世界纪录为 28年，在美国创造。
哈马斯禁止女性在咖啡馆抽水烟袋，声称此行为会导致婚姻破裂和有损巴勒斯坦人民的形 象。巴勒斯坦内政部发言人埃哈卜·古赛因昨日表示，女性在公共场所翘二郎腿和吸烟是非常不雅的。困惑的咖啡店老板最初认为这一禁令适用于男性和女性，这让 他们大为头疼，因为他们晚上的生意会因此大大减少。政府立刻发出声明安抚民众，称此举只针对女性。
Fake drug firms buy top spots on Baidu
Baidu has been accused of letting unlicensed drug producers buy higher rankings on its results page. By paying Baidu a fee, counterfeit drug websites can ensure a prominent position in search rankings, CCTV reported last Sunday. Up to 75% of the producers' profits go to pay Baidu's fees. At peak times, Baidu makes around 30 million yuan a day through this service alone.
700 mln middle-class expected by 2020
The Chinese middle-class is expected to be 700 million strong by 2020, according to a survey by Euromonitor International, a leading independent provider of business intelligence. People who earn US$11,800-17,700(79,945-119,918 yuan) per year are categorized as middle-class in China. They currently make up 23% of the population. According to the national population development strategy research, when China's population hits 1.45 billion in 2020, the rising middle-class will account for 48%of the nation.
US report claims China shoots down satellite
For the second time in three years, China has shot down one of its failed satellites with a missile, China Daily reported, citing US-based Foreign Policy magazine as its source. The reported shooting down took place at almost the same time as a successful missile interception test that China conducted on Jan 11. The destruction of the satellite demonstrates China's defensive missile capability, the magazine said. Military scholars believe the missile interception test was directed against the Patriot missile defense system that Taiwan was in the process of buying from the US in January.
Brad Miller joins Houston
The Houston Rockets have signed free-agent center Brad Miller on a 3-year $15 million contract. Miller played last season with the Chicago Bulls, averaging 8.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Miller should fit in nicely backing up center Yao Ming for Houston. 34-year-old Miller is also useful in limited minutes with his jump shots and above average passing.
GM of Shanghai VW killed in car crash
General Manager Liu Jian of Shanghai Volkswagen was killed in a car crash yesterday in Dunhuang, Gansu Province. The company said today that Liu's Tiguan car collided with a truck carrying construction materials as he was heading to a meeting. Three other officials from Shanghai VW were also killed in the accident.
Three Gorges faces 'biggest challenge'
The Three Gorges reservoir is facing its biggest challenge since it began operation with a major flood building up in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. The peak flow of the coming flood is forecast to reach 70,000 cubic meters per second in the next 2-3 days, greater than the 50,000 cubic meters per second seen during the flood of 1998.
Young migrant workers want to stay in cities
According to a recent survey of young migrant workers published by the Shenzhen Municipal Trade Union, only 1% of them want to return to the countryside. Young migrant workers face problems because they are officially rural residents and find it difficult to integrate into the cities where they work and live. It is estimated that Shenzhen has over 7 million migrant workers with medical insurance, 73.8% of whom are young migrant workers.
Indian students flock to plastic surgery
According to the Guardian, cosmetic surgery specialists in Delhi, India, report hundreds of inquiries from middle-class students who are prepared to do anything to make a good first impression in their first week in college, including going under the knife. "It's only really taken off recently. The rush starts in May because term starts in July," Dr. Amit Gupta, a cosmetic surgeon, said, "I get dozens of telephone calls and end up doing eight or nine operations a month. Multiplied across all the clinics in the city you are looking at a pretty major amount."
I fathered my baby 22 years ago
John, 37, from Burton, Derby, was just 14 when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, but made the decision to have his sperm frozen before undergoing chemotherapy. Four weeks ago, he and his wife Beckie gave birth to a healthy boy, named Joseph. Joe is even more special to John, as he now faces his fifth battle against cancer, the News of the World reported. Experts say the case set a UK medical record for the length of time sperm has been frozen before being used in a successful pregnancy. The world record, set in the US, is 28 years.
Hamas bans women from smoking water pipes
Hamas has banned women from smoking water pipes in cafes, saying it destroys marriages and sullies the image of the Palestinian people. "It is inappropriate for a woman to sit cross-legged and smoke in public," Ihab Ghussein, the interior ministry spokesman, said yesterday. Confused owners initially thought the ban applied to both men and women, killing most of their evening business. The Hamas government swiftly issued a statement reassuring residents the ban only applied to women.