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Senior High School Entrance Exam May Reform

It is learned from relevant department that Ningbo Senior High School Entrance Examination may have great reforms by introducing “Man-Machine Dialogue Testing of English Listening and Speaking Abilities”, which means Spoken English will be added into English Examination.
According to responsible persons from Ningbo Education Examinations Authority, it is an irresistible trend to introduce “Man-Machine Dialogue Testing of English Listening and Speaking Abilities”. But it hasn’t been decided on which exact year the reform will be carried out. 
Man-Machine Dialogue relies on computers and internet technology to perform and manage examination. To make it simple, present examinations require students to read the test papers and then mark the answer in answer sheets. However, students only need to read test papers in computer and answer questions by using the mouse and keyboard after implementing the Man-Machine Dialogue Examination. 
Currently, listening test is done with the written exam in Ningbo. In future, the speaking exam will be tested alone. 
“Spoken English has always been a neglected part in English education so that students’ speaking ability is weakened. To change this situation, we must take the first step to reform English education.” a responsible person from Ningbo Education Examinations Authority said. Many cities in China have already carried out this Man-Machine Dialogue Examination.  
From Wenzhou’s experience, adding speaking test into Senior High School Entrance Examination can effectively improve students’ listening and speaking abilities. 
In addition, Man-Machine Dialogue can reduce students’ emotional fluctuation, safeguard examination privacy and improve work efficiency by testing a large number of students in the same time. 
At present, Ningbo is carrying out research work on “Man-Machine Dialogue Testing of English Listening and Speaking Abilities”. Junior high schools in Jiangdong District have tried out this experiment, laying a solid foundation for later work.

Yinzhou Bank Ningbo ATP Challenger tour

Jürgen Zopp (born 29 March 1988) is the current number one male Estonian tennis player. He is a prominent member of the Estonia Davis Cup team.

Zopp reached the second round of the Australian and US Open Boys' tournaments in 2006.

Zopp made a breakthrough on the ATP tour in 2012, qualifying for the main draws of each the Australian Open, Roland Garros, and Wimbledon, and achieving his first main draw ATP tournament win in Bucharest, establishing himself as a top-100 player in the world rankings.


Lu Yen-hsun (simplified Chinese: 卢彦勋; traditional Chinese: 盧彥勳; pinyin: Lú Yànxūn; born August 14, 1983 in Sanchong District of New Taipei City, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese professional tennis player. He goes by the nickname Rendy. His favorite surface is hard court, though several of his ATP Tour career highlights have come on grass courts, including reaching the quarterfinals of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships.

Lu Yen-hsun winning the match 


Standardization boosts Ningbo’s Smart Logistics

When most of the sellers racked their brains about the delivery of piled-up parcels after Double 11,Peacebird has no concern in this respect. Due to the adoption of piece sorting and box sorting technologies, Cidong Logistics Base, established in summer,2014,doubled the delivery amount to 150,000 on a daily basis. This is an epitome of Ningbo’s smart logistics standardized pilot program. Driven by the standardization,13 programs concerning ports, parks, transport ,storage and so on are now in the stage of acceptance check.
 Ningbo’s smart logistics construction is one of the first 13 demonstration pilot programs launched by Zhejiang province. Proceeding from the establishment of Ningbo smart logistics standardization framework, Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision along with Ningbo Municipal Development and Reform Commission went about a synchronous work of top-level design and demonstration pilot program.ICT was integrated into the ports, parks and enterprises to form a smart logistics system which is secure ,highly-effective, convenient and economical.
 Like the framework structure of houses, only a systematic ,scientific and pragmatic standard system can make smart logistics visible, sensible and workable. Ningbo’s Smart Logistics Standard System was formed after Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision and Ningbo Municipal Development and Reform Commission had studied on the city’s logistic feature and development. The system has five categories and 265 standards which provide a clear reference to the construction of smart logistics perception, transmission, application and security.
 Driven by the standardization, smart logistics technologies such as double drop-and-pull transport, automatic sorting, smart custom clearance and a fourth party platform are widely applied. Ningbo has established successively more than 20 standardized pilot programs since 2014 covering the service, container transportation, less-than-carload lot, storage management and hazardous chemical substance transportation. Many logistics enterprises begin to reap the fruit of smart logistics through standardized pilot programs. With an integrated design of systematic procedures and improved double operation entities, the standardized pilot program of Ningbo Fourth Logistics Service have become the first platform based on double operation entities in China and formed the fourth party logistics information standard system. Intelligent and standard means are also used to restore Beilun Container-truck Service Base in the hope of a 20% profit increase in 2014.

The first comprehensive job fair held after the Spring Festival of 2015

The first comprehensive job fair was held in Ningbo Human Resources Building on February 28 after the Spring Festival of 2015. Statistics have shown that 261 enterprises were present at the fair, giving 2,217 positions and demanding for 7,491 workers. Over 2,500 applicants have taken part in this fair. Machinery&Electric, commerce and automobile have become this fair’s three major enterprises for recruitment, standing for 40% of all jobs needed.
The vast majority of positions at the fair on February 28 were mainly in machinery manufacturing, machinery&electric, heavy industry, trade, import&export, automobile,motorcycle, finance and internet,e-commerce. They account for 16%, 14.4%, 9.2%, 6.8% and 6% of the total recruitment units. For enterprises, management and technical talents are the most urgently needed and the same is true of general workers.
The first mid-to high-end talent fair named Fortune•Ningbo was held at the Liuting Street Talent Building on the same day after the Spring Festival. 25 famous enterprises were present at the fair, giving 252 positions and demanding for 335 workers. Enterprises like machinery manufacturing, automobile spare parts, electronics & electrics and architecture make up a majority of exhibition units. And most of the positions are general manager, salesperson and engineer for design and R&D. The most profitable job at this fair was offered by Ningbo Yuanwang Huaxia Zhiye Development Co., Ltd as a general manager with the annual income of over 600,000 yuan. More than 60 positions with the annual incomes of 100,000 yuan to 500,000 yuan were also offered.

Special Discount Sales - 30% off Tuesday 11th Nov.

Dear friends and colleagues,

as it is tradition we would like to invite you to a special discount sale, Tuesday, Nov 11, from 8am - 6 pm - 30% on everything!
We have jackets, coats and vests for men and women in German quality - and in Western sizes and sleeve length. So when you need something to keep you warm during the Ningbo winter in your size - not in a small Chinese - come and see! And enjoy the discount.
Feel free to bring your friends!
Let me know when you would like to come or have any questions.
Kind regards 
Ulrich Maeder
Chairman of the Board 
Tel.: (86 574) 8848 7058 Fax: (86 574) 8848 3902 E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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