On Jan 13, more than 27 million people watched Louisiana State University (LSU) defeat Clemson in the national championship game, which was carried by ESPN. The marquee game hauled in more than million worth of advertising, according to EDO.
On June 29, the 22nd China International Software Expo, a highly professional and internationalized industry event in the Chinese software industry, kicked off in Beijing.
On Jan 20, the Department of the Interior and Local Government banned any commercial activity within the 14-km radius danger zone.
On June 26, 1945, while the bloody fighting of World War II was finally drawing to a close, Koo led an eight-person Chinese delegation at the signing of the United Nations Charter at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco.
On Sunday, matchmaking sessions were held for buyers and exhibitors in the healthcare and agriculture sectors to help them connect before the expo proper. Exhibitors in the two fields also founded special committees to serve as new channels for communication.
On March 23, Instacart announced plans to hire 300,000 new full-service employees over the next three months in respond to increased demand. In the week since that announcement, 250,000 new people have signed up, and 50,000 of them have already started work.
On Monday, various warships, bombers and reconnaissance aircraft of the People's Liberation Army Eastern Theater Command conducted "necessary training" around Taiwan as a means to test the joint assault capability between different branches of the military, Senior Colonel Zhang Chunhui, the theater command's spokesman, said in a statement on Monday.
On Saturday, Trump said his administration will "be having a very full report over the next two days, probably Monday or Tuesday." He said the report will include "who did it." It was unclear if the report would be made public.
On Thursday, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said he believed the president acted improperly when he pressed Ukraine to launch investigations that could benefit him politically but that it wasn't an impeachable offense.
On March 23, a netizen with the screen name "lovelove_cc" said in a post on Sina Weibo when she and her family visited the zoo in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province on the day, they saw a worker at the zoo beating a crane with a stick in an enclosure.