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02/28 MoneyTalks丨ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR PROPERTY AGENTS 学霸型房产中介为您服务
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT LEVEL
UP FOR PROPERTY AGENTS IN CHINA
Welcome to MoneyTalks, I'm Wang Lihuan / ICS Anchor.
欢迎收听《财道》，我是王黎欢 / ICS主播
In Shanghai now more than 60 percent of property agents hold at least a bachelor's degree, some of them even with overseas educational backgrounds. It turns out they need the education to deal with increasingly sophisticated buyers. Chen Tong takes a closer look.
Zhang Haoran specializes in【专门从事】 selling apartments to foreigners...and that's when his educational background comes to the fore. Zhang received his master degree in IT from a college in the UK, but then decided to become a property agent【房地产经纪人】 in Shanghai.
Zhang Haoran, Property Agent Shanghai Lianjia
Although my major is not perfectly or precisely matched with this industry. The logical thinking and the way of solving the problem do help me get used to my career now.
The company says it started to raise the academic threshold【学历门槛】 for its sales staff in 2015. Nationwide, some 47 percent of its agents now hold a bachelor's degree, nearly ten percentage points more than in 2015. And in large cities like Beijing and Shanghai where buyers are more are more sophisticated, most agents are required to have a bachelor's degree.
Lan Xin, HR General Manager Shanghai Lianjia
In the past, we considered property agents to be property sellers, but we hope they can become professional consultants【顾问】 in the future. There are not many majors relevant to this in our educational system, so we look for agents with a real ability to learn.
And of course in a mega city like Shanghai, there is plenty of room for sales staff with a wide variety of backgrounds. Chen Tao graduated with a degree in art, and perhaps surprisingly, he became a property agent last year. Chen lives in Shanghai's downtown districts【市中心区】, however, surrounded by all types of classic buildings and villas【别墅】. That makes him very professional when it comes to introducing apartments with interesting histories.
Chen Tao, Property Agent Ming Ming Real Estate
I know about the famous buildings and their history. I introduce them to my clients because t
02/24 SHLive丨WHEN LANTEN FESTIVAL COMES TO TOWN 汤团甜蜜蜜，彩灯照新年
LOCALS ARE LINING UP FOR LANTERN FESTIVAL TREATS
NEWS ON 2/23
Welcome to this edition of ShanghaiLive, I’m Hejian / ICS Anchor.
欢迎收听《直播上海》，我是何键 / ICS主播
This year's Spring Festival ends on Friday with the Lantern Festival, a traditional festival celebrated on the 15th day of the first lunar month. Many residents in Shanghai have been preparing the food and decorations for the day. Zhang Yue has more.
At Yuyuan Garden in Huangpu District, locals and visitors were queuing to buy glutinous rice balls, a popular dessert that is eaten on the day of the Lantern Festival.
I bought two boxes, one with pork filling, and the other with black sesame. I decided to buy glutinous rice balls earlier, because there will be too many people on the day of the Lantern Festival.
To attract more customers, the store has prepared durian flavored rice balls for those who want to try something new. The limited new flavor rice balls are covered with pumpkin flour, which has attracted many younger customers. The store said sales of glutinous rice balls has doubled compared to 2019.
Xu Zhengliu, Manager
Ningbo Rice Ball
We sold around 70,000 to 80,000 rice balls a day this week, and we estimated that we'll sell more than 100,000 rice balls two days before and after the Lantern Festival.
To welcome the festival, many craft stores at Yuyuan Garden started to sell lanterns made in different shapes, and the rabbit ones made of paper are the most popular.
I want to buy this to remember my childhood. My kid can also play with it.
To reduce large gatherings, people visiting Yuyuan Garden from February 25th to March 1st are required to enter in staggered time periods, they must make a reservation and present their ID cards to gain access. Emergency plans will be conducted to limit crowds if necessary.
02/23 SHLive丨THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 魔都万兽归笼，寒假作业都写完了吗
NEWS ON 02/22
Welcome to this edition of ShanghaiLive, I'm He Jian.
欢迎收听《直播上海》，我是何健 / ICS 主播
The new semester began today for primary and secondary school【中小学】students in Shanghai, with more than 1.4 million students returning to class. Song Wenjing takes a look at their first day back.
Wearing a mask and temperature checks are required upon entering schools. Each school is also required to disinfect【消毒】 classrooms daily. Before the new semester, teachers had collected the health QR codes【健康码】and travel history records of students and those who live with them.
Fourth grader Ma Jingding usually went to Lanzhou, Gansu Province to celebrated the Spring Festival with his grandparents, but this year he didn’t. His father had bought plane tickets, but ultimately decided to cancel the trip.
Interview: Ma Jingding / Forth Grader马京鼎 四年级甘肃小朋友
During our Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner【年夜饭】, dad, mon and I had a video call with my grandparents. I hope that the pandemic will end as soon as possible so that I can visit my grandparents this summer.
Some students prepared heartwarming gifts for school employees who had to work during the Spring Festival, first grader Wang Yuging wrote “fu” characters and made boxes of tanghulu【糖葫芦】, and crispy sugarcoated haw, for them.
Interview：Wang Lan / Class Teacher 王岚/班主任
Home economics【家政】has always been one of our strengths and we want to combine it with Spring Festival customs. So many students learned how to make dumplings and spring rolls. Some even managed to cook dishes, they have also been encouraged to record happy moments with their families.
Kindergartens also reopened today. Some welcome kids with decorations such as figures of lions and oxen. The celebration will continue to entire week until Friday’s Lantern Festival【元宵节】, when students will be encouraged to express their best wishes to their teachers and classmates.
02/19 MoneyTalks丨ONLINE VIDEOS,NOT JUST FOR FUN一键三连！你会为知识短视频买单吗
Welcome to Money Talks，I’m Bai Xuxu / ICS News Anchor
HOT ONLINE VIDEOS - NOT JUST FOR FUN
Want to learn new skills? Instead of googling or signing up for offline courses, an increasing number of young Chinese are now choosing to watch short videos online. These new short videos are not just something trendy - they're transforming how people here engage with information and knowledge. Zhang Shixuan has more.
26-year-old postgraduate student Su Haotian started up【创立】 his own video account last June, when video platform Bilibili launched a new channel especially for knowledge-sharing content. Su primarily uploads information about popular internet applications once every 2 weeks, and he now has more than 1.2 million followers on the platform.
Su Haotian, Video Uploader
Last February when the outbreak started, I was learning online through videos, and I thought this was a pretty good idea. So, I spent 4 months learning how to make them. My breakthrough came when I made a video about WeChat, and my follower numbers shot up by around 400,000.
After just six months on Bilibili, Su was named the platform's outstanding newcomer for 2020. He's got plenty of company. Last year, 100 million users watched knowledge-sharing videos on Bilibili.
I started to watch knowledge videos half a year ago when I saw the promotional link on the home page. I usually watch once or twice a week. I like technology and law.
I've been watching the educational videos for more than a year. I watch every day, things around ten minutes long.
I've been watching every day since 2015. There's been more educational videos during the past 2 years, and I like the longer ones, 20 or 30 minutes.
Zhang Shixuan, Reporter 记者/张诗璇
Every day in August last year there were 21 million people watching 45-minute educational videos on Bilibili. That was almost a 1.5-fold【1.5倍】 jump from last January. The market is so promising it's no wonder that many other Internet companies are also taking a hard look at it.
Last December, Baidu-
02/16 SHLive丨CHINESE BOX OFFICE BREAKS RECORD冲上云霄的春节档票房，你贡献了多少
News on 2/16
CHINESE BOX OFFICE SOARS TO HOLIDAY RECORD
Chinese mainland movie ticket sales during the Spring Festival have reached 6 billion yuan, breaking the 5.9-billion-yuan record set in 2019.
Today alone, data from ticketing platform Maoyan showed ticket sales exceeding【超过】 940 million yuan by 6pm with 19 million tickets sold. "Detective Chinatown 3”is the undisputed【毋庸置疑的】 box-office champion thus far with over 3 billion yuan in ticket sales. "Hi, Mom" is next after chalking up【达到】nearly 1.8 billion yuan.
The news pushed Chinese film stocks higher the Hong Kong Stock Exchange【港交所】in its first day of trading after its holiday. Shares of Maoyan Entertainment jumped as much as 24% to reach its highest close since March 2019. Theater operator IMAX China soared 88% and producer rallied【回升】17%.
So far this year, the mainland’s box-office has generated 10billion yuan with nearly 230 million film tickets sold.
02/09 ShanghaiLive丨Forget me not…会上错菜的“忘不了餐厅“实体店魔都开张
NEW CAFÉ HIRES SENIORS WITH ALZHEIMER’SDISEASE
Forget me not…会上错菜的“忘不了餐厅“实体店魔都开张
NEWS ON 02/08
Welcome to this edition of ShanghaiLive.I'm Aixinjueluo Bei.
A special restaurant has opened in downtownXuhui district. It hires seniors with Alzheimer's disease【阿尔茨海默症】and was inspired by Dragon TV's【东方卫视】 charity reality show【真人秀】: Forget Me Not Cafe 【忘不了餐厅】. The goal is to spread awareness about the disease and help peopleunderstand how to interact【交流】 with people withAlzheimer's.
Forget Me Not Cafe is on Yongjia Road,where the reality show was filmed. At 11am on Sunday, employees Li Junhu andZhu Caiping arrived for their shift【轮班】. They were onthe reality show and known by their nicknames, Grandpa Xiaomin and GrandmaCaiping.
With the help of others, Grandpa andGrandma tried their best to remember their work environment.
Although Grandpa and Grandma sometimesforget which dishes go to which table, there were volunteers on standby【待命】 to help. They also reminded both to take a break from time to time【不时地】.
"Forget Me Not Cafe" was areality show that aired on Dragon TV in 2019 and 2020. In both seasons, fiveseniors with Alzheimer's disease worked as servers【服务员】 in the restaurant. After the reality show ended last year, the crew decided torent the place, hire a professional company to run the restaurant and offerjobs to the seniors.
The restaurant is recruiting more seniors,and plans to offer more posts to those with Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer ['ælz'ɛmɚ]/Alzheimer's disease n. 阿尔茨海默症
interact [ˌɪntərˈækt] v. 互相交往，交流
shift [ʃɪft] n. 轮班
from time to time 不时地
reality show 真人秀
forget me not 也可写作Don't-forget-me或者forget-me-not