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Childhood friends wed after being reunited on blind date 23 years later: Shanghaiist

A man and woman in Jiangyin city, Jiangsu province who first met as kids during a photo shoot and then again on a blind date 23 years later recently tied the knot.

Twenty-seven-year old Liu Tao told reporters that one summer when he was four, the three-year-old daughter of his father’s classmate came to his father’s photo studio and the two were photographed together, People’s Daily reports.

via Childhood friends wed after being reunited on blind date 23 years later: Shanghaiist.

Longest-serving US senator to skip Netanyahu speech | Maan News Agency

Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy accused Republican leaders in the House of Representatives of “unilaterally” arranging and politicizing Netanyahu’s planned address before a joint meeting of Congress on March 3.

Leahy, a seven-term senator, said that by scheduling the speech without input from the White House, Republicans “have orchestrated a tawdry and high-handed stunt that has embarrassed not only Israel but the Congress itself.”

via Longest-serving US senator to skip Netanyahu speech | Maan News Agency.

Some Simple Arithmetic on China’s Growth Slowdown | DQ-en

China in 2015 is a very different economy from even just 10 years. China has changed far more than the world has in this time. To point out the obvious, a 7% growth rate is of course lower than an 8% one. So, whatever good comes from a 7% growth rate, at the margin a growth rate a little higher will be even better.  But, quantifying the changes that have taken place in the global economy, in the new world order a 7% growth rate for China means something even more positive than did a 12% growth rate ten years ago.

via Some Simple Arithmetic on China’s Growth Slowdown | DQ-en.