chinadaily.com.cn 2018-09-21 15:30
>JD founder arrested in US
Liu Qiangdong, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, has been accused of sexual misconduct in the US. Jail records from Hennepin County, Minneapolis show a man named Liu Qiangdong, born March 10, 1973, was arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. Liu was arrested at 11:32 pm on Aug 31, and released pending investigation at 4 pm Sept 1, according to jail records. JD.com said in a Sunday statement on its Weibo account its founder and CEO was falsely accused of sexual misconduct while in the US on a business trip. The statement said local police found no misconduct and that Liu would continue his trip as planned. Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder said an investigation was ongoing and declined to provide details of the arrest, according to a Reuters report.
国内电商巨头京东创始人刘强东在美国被指性侵犯。美国明尼苏达州亨内平郡的监狱记录显示，当地时间8月31日23时32分，一名叫"Liu Qiang Dong"的男性因涉嫌性犯罪行为在明尼阿波利斯市被捕，并在9月1日16时获释，目前案件状态是"取保等待正式指控"。京东2日在微博发布声明称，公司创始人兼首席执行官刘强东在美国商务活动期间，遭遇到了失实指控，经过当地警方调查，未发现有任何不当行为，他将按照原计划继续其行程。据路透社报道，明尼阿波利斯市警方发言人约翰?埃尔德称，该案件目前正处于调查中，他拒绝透露刘强东被捕相关细节。
>Bush sneaks Michelle candy
Former US president George W. Bush playfully gave former first lady Michelle Obama a piece of candy during Senator John McCain's funeral, sending social media into meltdown. During former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman's eulogy at McCain's memorial service in Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, the television cameras captured the moment. While seated in the front pew, Bush was seen taking a piece of candy from his wife, Laura Bush. The 43rd president then discreetly handed it to Michelle Obama, seated to his right. The former first lady is seen telling him "Thank you" as she accepted the candy while her husband, former president Barack Obama, looked on approvingly.
>Jean-der gap proved real
A study by digital publication "The Pudding" compared pocket sizes from 20 major jean brands, and found women's jean front pockets are 48% shorter and 6.5% narrower than men's. People would think the purpose of a jean pocket would be so someone could carry necessary items in it - such as a phone or wallet. However, the study showed while 100% of men's front pockets could fit an iPhoneX, only 40% of women's could fit the same model of smart phone, according to the study. The study also found only 10% of women's jeans could fit the wearer’s hand in the front pocket, while 100% of men's could. When the study looked at back pockets on jeans, it found there was only a slight difference between ones for women and ones for men. Women's back pockets were only 5% shorter and 2% narrower than men's.
>Coca-Cola to buy Costa
Coca-Cola Co has agreed to buy the world's second largest coffee chain, Costa, from Britain's Whitbread Plc for an enterprise value of $5.1 billion. The purchase of Costa's almost 4,000 outlets thrusts the world's biggest soda company into one of the few bright spots in the sluggish packaged food and drinks sector. Coke will use its distribution network to supercharge Costa's expansion as it chases coffee chain market leader Starbucks and its almost 29,000 stores across 77 markets. It will face a fight, as rivals also are bulking up in a fragmented market, keen to attract young people prepared to pay out for barista-made drinks and developing a taste for more exotic coffees.
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