China 2014 Preview ③ - Launching the first year of comprehensively deepening reforms
5. State-owned enterprises reform plan will be unveiled and marketization will become the core
Twenty rules of Shanghai SOE (state-owned enterprises) and SOC (state-owned capital) reform were released at the end of last year. People are paying great attention to the overall plan which will come out in 2014.
Huang Shuhe, vice chairman of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), said at a conference on deepening SOE reform that the SASAC is focusing on revising and completing the guidelines for SOE reform.
Reforms should stick to three basic rules: firstly, keeping the basic economic system; secondly, keeping the direction of market-oriented reform; thirdly, keeping the management style of separating government functions from enterprise, government functions from capital and ownership from management.
The public sees 2014 as a key juncture for SOE reform. Some long-standing issues including higher income in SOEs and lack of marketization will be improved.
Mo Shunhai, 59 years old, and Zhou Qunxing, a year younger, have been married for 34 years. Though Zhou is younger, she looks hoary-haired and morbid. Twenty-six years ago, she got systemic muscular atrophy. Till now, she has completely lost the capacity to take care of herself. Mo has never thought of forsaking her, but looks after her as carefully as possible. For years, he has held her hands tightly.
Recently, a candidate from Super Speaker, a renowned variety TV show, hits the Internet. She is An’ran, whose photos on Weibo are now popular for her pure and pretty appearance. She is now known as the best-looking “bald” beauty. Due to familial inheritance, she was diagnosed to be innately bald in her childhood. She has recorded for a number of hot shows, such as Extraordinary Dance, More Than Perfect, Wonderful Chinese, which build her fame among audience.
Fishing used to be a way to make a living, whereas it has become a kind of rite now. Yang Bin, who has been a fisherman for over 40 years, sees his identity change from a full-time fisherman to a part-time, the fish-catching method transformation from man-power to motor vessel then back to manpower sailing ship, the fishing period adjustment from the whole year to a month.
The recent Fashion Week has brought the topic, who is the “Chinese Icon”, to the public debate. Many bloggrs think that there is no real fashion icon in China, as artists usually gain their fame in showbiz first and in the fashion circle later. But…she is exceptional, who is crowned to be the “First IT GIRL in China” and “Fashion Bishop in China”.
In Xinye, Henan, which is famous for monkey tricks, this tradition is waning. Performances like this are marginalized by the urbanization and modern civilization. This photo series tells the story of performers and their monkeys.
Learning 3D photography by himself in his 80s, insisting on wandering by to take photos, taking 3D photos of over 100 scenic spots in Qingdao, having photo materials of seven computer hard disks, these are what he did. Liu Boyuan, a retired teacher in Qingdao is definitely a photography lover. At present, he is producing a 3D photograph album themed “A journey to Qingdao”.