Weekly News N110 – Mom looking half her age – Chinese “big boss” resigned- Brexit – Bitcoin war

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  • LEVEL 1: The 50 years old mom who looks half her age

    A mother from Henan became famous last week on the internet. Ye Wen is 50 years old, but she looks twice younger. Guess what her secret is? Nothing strange like drinking urine, she just has just been swimming every day since she was 30 years old, and goes to the gym three times a week. And she says that she hopes she can do it until 80 years old.

  • LEVEL 2: Chinese internet "big boss" resigned

    Few days ago and after only three years of work, Lu Wei, the Head of China’s internet, announced that he was leaving his position to his highest manager. The former Vice Mayor of Beijing who is also one of the 100 most influential people in the world will be replaced by Xu Lin, a rising political star. One of Lu Wei’s most famous action was to encourage government officials to create Weibo accounts and use them on a daily basis.

  • LEVEL 3: The Brexit story

    On June 23rd, 52% of the UK population voted to leave the EU. Although most of the country’s young people, London, Scotland and Northern Ireland massively voted against it,but it was not enough. The following day, Prime Minister David Cameron announced he would resign by October. The following week, Scottish leader directly addressed to Brussels for Scotland to stay in the EU. However, Spain quickly opposed, sensitive about regional independence issues. Nobody knows now how things will turn, but the organization of a new vote seems rather unlikely.

  • LEVEL 4: How China became the key player in the Bitcoin's war

    Despite a complex structure in which supercomputers are said to “mine” the currency via mathematical formulas, Bitcoin has become a multibillion-dollar industry. Although the digital currency was basically supposed to be borderless, yet a few Chinese companies have effectively managed to take major control of the Bitcoin network. They did so by investing in major server farms, and through enormous speculative trading on Chinese Bitcoin exchanges. Last week again, Baidu gathered with three Chinese banks to invest in the American “Bitcoin company” Circle