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interest in philosophy, history, literature, culture, music and sports, and that he first cul
tivated many of these interests back in middle sch
ool and they have stayed with him ever since. His job is serving the people, and he works hard with a busy schedule, but takes great pleasure in his work, Xi wrote.
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orth students also inquired whether Xi likes the US. Xi answered in the letter that he has visited their country many times and is impressed with the “beautiful landscape, hos
pitable people and diverse culture”, and he made
a lot of friends, including some young people. He said the students are “wonderful” and expressed hope that they will make greater progress in studying Chinese.
g Chinese will help them better understand China, a d get acquainted with more Chinese friends and Chinese-speaking friends across the world, Xi said.
A special 3D printer worked next to a display cabinet filled with a variety of imitations of bo
dy parts at a funeral parlour in Guangzho
u, capital of southern China’s Guangdong province. The city’s funeral service center is trying to introduce the new technology to help restore remains damaged in accidents.
nt the deceased to leave with dignity,” said Yu Jiaqi (pseudonym), an embalming expert at the funeral parlor. Previously, the restoration was carried out manually, using plasticine, plaster and clay. A facial repair usually took 15 to 30 days.
Yu said n
ot only the long wait but the sometimes barely satisfactory restoration prolonged the pain for family and loved ones. “The materials can easily deform. We have been looking for better ways to restore the original form of the deceased,” she said.
n, deputy head of the funeral service center, said 3D printing only takes 10 da ys for a much more lifelike and accurate face, and the texture is stronger and feels more like real skin.