Newsletter - Week 4 - October


New era of China [ENTRY]

Mr.Xi Jinping becomes the most powerful Chinese President. Frank Ching, a Hongkong -  based commentator said that “Mao Zedong established the People’s Republic of China, Deng Xiaoping brought the country wealth and now Xi Jinping is going to bring power”. President of the United State Donal Trump congratulated him on his “extraordinary elevation” and “now some people might call (Xi) the King of China – but he’s called president”.

New words:

1.      President (noun): chủ tịch

2.      Establish (verb): sáng lập

3.      People’ Republic of China: Cộng hòa dân chủ nhân dân Trung Quốc

4.      Bring – brought – brought (verb): mang lại

5.      Wealth (noun): thịnh vượng

6.      Power (noun): quyền lực, sức mạnh

7.      Congratulate (verb): chúc mừng

8.      Extraordinary evelation: Cuộc bầu cử ngoạn mục

9.      King of China: Hoàng đế Trung Quốc

Should not add emojis in your official email [BASIC]

Sometimes, some emojis like J or L are included in work emails to connect with participants. However, they can make your less formal due to competence. According to Dr.Ella Gilkson – a post-doctorate fellow at BGU’s Department of Management, “our findings provide first-time evidence that, contrary to actual smiles, smileys do not increase perceptions of warmth and actually decrease perceptions of competence. In formal business e-mails, a smiley is not a smile”. If you already know somebody very close, a virtual smile can replace an actual one without misunderstanding.

 New words:

1.      Competence (noun) - Competent (adjective): khả năng hoàn thành tốt thứ gì đó.

2.      Evidence (noun): bằng chứng

3.      Contrary to (adjective): trái ngược

4.      Actual smile >< smiley = virtual smile: nụ cười thực >< nụ cười ảo (biểu tượng nụ cười bằng emojis)

5.      Perception (noun): sự nhận thức

6.      Misunderstanding (noun): sự hiểu nhầm

Source: World Economic Forum

Asia now has more billionaires than the U.S [BUSINESS]

The world’s wealthiest individuals are on a roll with billionaires in Asia leading the pack. Led by China, the number of the region’s billionaires surpassed the U.S. for the first time.

Asia’s economic expansion saw, on average, a new billionaire created in the region every other day. Should that pace continue, Asia would overtake U.S. as the world’s largest concentration of wealth in four years, the Swiss bank and the auditing firm said in an analysis of data from roughly 1,550 billionaires.

“A combination of geopolitical stability in Greater China, rising Chinese real estate prices, infrastructure spending, the growing middle class and buoyant commodity prices all joined together to boost wealth,” the report said, citing interviews with Asia’s richest people. 

Three-quarters of the world’s new billionaires hail from China and India. The number of Asia billionaires rose by 117 for a total of 637, with self-made billionaires seeing their wealth rise faster than those who became rich through family ties. The U.S. added 25 billionaires for a total of 563.

Billionaires are a key target segment for UBS, the world’s largest wealth manager, as the bank expects the wealth of ultra-high-net-worth individuals to grow faster than the world average. In addition to publishing the annual billionaires report, the Swiss bank has been building out a chief investment office specifically for its wealthiest clients.

ENTERTAINMENT – Movie “Thor: Ragnarok”

It is absolutely a “boom film” in this year. “Thor: Ragnarok” is season 3 of American series film about “Thor” – one of the superheroes of the Marvel Universe. In this movie, the mighty Thor is imprisoned and find himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

The film is released in the United States in October 2017, in 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D. In Vietnam, it is released on October 27.

Link trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBxQ_XYQJhc

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