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what? this app is stealing my face!?

do you ever dream to be a film star or have a picture with any celebrity you want? a face-swap application may help your dream come true in a kind of way. recently a face swap app went viral on chinese social network but caused privacy concerns

what? this app is stealing my face!?

the viral app

the app, dubbed zao, uses deepfake, an artificial intelligence technology, to swap faces for its users. it allows users to upload photos of their faces, and then swap them with the celebrities’ faces in classic scenes

since its debut on last friday, it has swept the internet immediately. wechat moment and weibo exploded with shared pictures and videos. 

what? this app is stealing my face!?

just move your fingers, take a selfie and upload it, and choose a footage from classic movies or tv series, then ta-da, you are in the scene. you can play any role you like, such as jack in the film titanic, and share the pics or video clips on social media.


what? this app is stealing my face!?

excessive collection of users’ data

however, the app sparks wide controversy of its safety and causes concerns about users’ privacy

it has been noticed that its original user agreement allows other people, including the app’s affiliates and users, use users’ photos permanently. in other words, your photo may be used by the third party without your authorization

legal experts said the clause was not legal since it might abuse and infringe on users’ portrait rights. what’s more, people concern that there may be more personal information obtained by the app without permission. 

the app modified its agreement on saturday. the controversial clause was deleted and a special notice was added, saying that contents will not be used for other purposes and can be removed from the server. 

for the security hazards and privacy concerns, the app’s sharing link on wechat has been shut down.

what? this app is stealing my face!?

controversial tech

zao becomes popular for its interesting and attractive function owing to the ai tech, which is invented in 2014. most deepfake tech is based on generative adversarial networks (gans). 

it is not the first time that causes controversy. not long ago a series of crafted deepfake videos were popular on weibo and video website. in that video, the face of yang mi, a famous actress in china, was superimposed on athena chu’s body, playing as a classic role. 

what? this app is stealing my face!?

many influencers use the technology to attract audiences on live streams as well. it seems that interacting with your favorite celebrities anytime and anywhere will no longer remain in the imagination. 


risks and concerns

deepfake has become popular worldwide since it was launched, while the controversy is increasing. 


besides the infringement on privacy, people are concerning that the tech will be misused and cause severe losses


what people fear has already come into reality. it has been found that celeberities’ faces are superimposed on pornographic video content on some malwares and websites. 


what? this app is stealing my face!?


with the rapid development of facial recognition, there is also a potential risk that your portrait may be stolen and be used in criminal activities


it’s fun to use the tech as a spoof, but when someone misuses it with bad intention, it is certainly terrifying. are you ready to use it? 


what? this app is stealing my face!?

work permit application is simplified now! easy process!

in order to facilitate the process of applying for work permit and residence permit, guangzhou municipal science and technology bureau (gzst) and guangzhou municipal public security bureau (gzmps) released an announcement about simplifying process for foreign high-end talents (category a) to apply work permit and residence permit. eligible applicants can apply for both permits on a single window since september 2. 

work permit application is simplified now! easy process!

am i qualified?

the new process is available for category a applicants, meeting the specific standards issued by state administration of foreign expats affairs (safea), ministry of human resources and social security (mohrss), ministry of foreign affairs (mfa), and ministry of public security (mps). 


if you are qualified, you can newly apply or re-apply the permits, extend your stay, or change the type or content of your visa with the simplified process. 

what’s the procedure

employer logs in the service system for foreigners working in china to submit application information relevant to your work permit. 


gzst reviews and approves the application of work permit online. 


employer logs in the website of exit-entry administration of the gzmps to submit relevant application information and make an appointment for the application for work-type residence permit. 


employer submit admissible information, then gzst and gzmps jointly accept the application. 
if you meet the conditions of category a foreigners, gzst will issue work permit and approval of administrative licensing decision
if you are eligible for work permit, gzmps will issue acceptance notice on the spot. 


gzmps reviews and approves the application of work-type residence permit. 


employer collects the residence permit or receives the result by express delivery ems. the process only takes 3 workdays.

work permit application is simplified now! easy process!

what should i prepare

to apply for work permit, relevant document as the service guide on licensing for foreigners to work in china (for trial implementation) requires should be submitted online.


to apply for residence permit, relevant document as the certificate requires should be submitted online. 

work permit application is simplified now! easy process!

where can i apply with new process?

exit-entry administration of the gzmps
address: 155 jiefang s rd, yuexiu district, guangzhou


huangpu government affairs service center
address: 3 xiangxue 3rd rd, huangpu district, guangzhou


nansha government affairs service center
address: 1 fenghuang ave, nansha district, guangzhou
you can call 12345 for consultation. 

work permit application is simplified now! easy process!


if you are not category a foreigner, there is still a chance to apply for permits easier. as the issuance of 12 new special policies concerning permanent residence permits and visas in china, similar measures will be issued nationwide. to know more! 

fakes? false advertising? shoddy goods? dial these numbers!

recently, the general administration of market supervision issued a notice to increase efforts to crack down on manufacturing and selling counterfeit and shoddy goods in china. at the same time, it is required to promptly accept and seriously investigate and handle complaints and reports from trademark owners and consumers.

fakes? false advertising? shoddy goods? dial these numbers!


fakes products,
encountered false advertising,
found that the product quality is not qualified…
how to directly and effectively 
complain and protect your rights?
here’re 75 practical complaint and report telephone no.
including food, clothing, shelter and means of traveling 
— the four basic needs of everybody
there is always what you need!
welcome to forward and make collection!

fakes? false advertising? shoddy goods? dial these numbers!

consumer complaints: 12315

quality supervision complaint: 12365
price report: 12358
national tourism service hotline: 12301
consumer complaints in postal industry: 12305
cultural market reporting hotline: 12318
insurance complaints & protection hotline: 12378
food and drug safety complaint reporting hotline: 12331
ministry of industry and information technology telecommunications user complaints: 12300
network spam reporting hotline: 12321
national “anti-vice and illegality” working group office: 12390
environmental complaints reporting hotline: 12369
women’s service hotline: 12338
online shopping service

fakes? false advertising? shoddy goods? dial these numbers!

taobao, tmall: 9510211

alipay: 95188
jingdong(jd): 400-606-7733
yihaodian: 400-007-1111
dangdang: 0527-80878888
amazon: 400-810-5666
pinduoduo: 021-6189-7088
delivery service

fakes? false advertising? shoddy goods? dial these numbers!

china post: 11185

ems express delivery: 11183
sf express: 95338
shentong express: 4008-895-543
zhongtong express: 95311
yunda express: 95546
yuantong express: 95554
tiantian express: 4001-888-888
bestex best express: 95320
uc express: 95349
quanfeng express: 400-100-0001
zjs express: 400-678-9000
sure express: 400-158-9888
windup express: 400-010-6660
communication service
fakes? false advertising? shoddy goods? dial these numbers!

china mobile: 10086

china unicom: 10010
china telecom: 10000
financial services – banks
(credit card service lines in the brackets)
fakes? false advertising? shoddy goods? dial these numbers!

industrial and commercial bank of china: 95588

agricultural bank of china: 95599
bank of china: 95566 (400-669-5566)
china construction bank: 95533
china postal savings bank: 95580 (400-889-5580)
bank of communications: 95559
china merchants bank: 95555 (400-820-5555)
everbright bank: 95595
minsheng bank: 95568
guangfa bank: 95508
shanghai pudong development bank: 95528
financial services – insurance

fakes? false advertising? shoddy goods? dial these numbers!

china life insurance: 95519

pacific insurance: 95500
china taiping insurance: 95589
picc p&c insurance: 95518
china ping an insurance: 40088-95512
travel service – rail aviation
fakes? false advertising? shoddy goods? dial these numbers!

transportation service supervision: 12328

railway customer service center: 12306
air china: 95583
southern airlines: 95539
eastern airlines: 95530
shenzhen airlines: 95361
hainan airlines: 95339
xiamen airlines: 95557
shandong airlines: 95369
sichuan airlines: 95378
spring airlines: 95524
travel service – car
fakes? false advertising? shoddy goods? dial these numbers!

didi travel: 400-000-0999

china auto rental: 400-616-6666
shouqi limousine chauffeur: 10105678
uber: 400-000-6555
ehi auto services: 400-888-6608
travel service – booking website
fakes? false advertising? shoddy goods? dial these numbers! 400-830-6666

yilong net: 400-933-3333 400-777-7777
tuniu: 400-799-9999
mafengwo: 4006-345-678
qunar: 95117
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fakes? false advertising? shoddy goods? dial these numbers!

source | 人民日报

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ready? all new rules implemented from today!

starting from today, a series of new rules and policies will take effect nationwide. let’s see how your everyday life in china will be changed.


mid-autumn festival holiday notice


ready? all new rules implemented from today!
according to the realted notice of the general office of the state council, the mid-autumn festival in 2019 will be on holiday on september 13 and will be closed on weekends.

mid-autumn overtime pay calculation

the mid-autumn festival (september 13th) is a statutory holiday. if employees are arranged to work, the employers must pay no less than 300% of their wages.
on the rest day (september 14th and 15th), if the employees are arranged to work and cannot make a compensatory time off, pay no less than 200% of the salary.

minibuses are subject to a charge on mid-autumn festival

according to the regulations, the free passage time ranges from the four national holidays of 
  • the spring festival, 
  • the qing ming festival, 
  • the labor day, 
  • the national day, 
  • as well as the above-mentioned statutory holidays as determined by the state council office documents. 

therefore, minibus tolls will be imposed on this year’s mid-autumn festival.


new edition rmb notes are coming!

ready? all new rules implemented from today!

the new renminbi bills are coming to be issued starting august 30. this will be the third edition of the fifth series of rmb and will be in circulation since september. the new issuance will include four banknotes (50-, 20-, 10- and 1-yuan) and three coins (1-yuan, 5- and 1-jiao). don’t get surprised when you receive the new rmb!


unified teaching materials for these courses in primary and secondary schools nationwide

ready? all new rules implemented from today!

the ministry of education issued a notice to start the new semester in the fall of 2019. 

  • the chinese language, 

  • history, 

  • ethics, 

  • the rule of law, 

all primary and middle school students throughout the country use the textbooks compiled by the ministry of education. among them, in terms of language subjects, ancient poetry will increase in number. it is reported that: 
  • the new chinese textbooks from the first grade to the sixth grade ancient poetry 128, an increase of 87%; 

  • junior high school chinese ancient poetry increased by 51%;

  • the college entrance exam next year requires students to recite 70 ancient poems, up from 60.


say goodbye to “unlimited data traffic”
ready? all new rules implemented from today!

china telecom announced that from september 1st, it will stop selling the speed limit version of the package in the country, and the speed limit of the class b in the province will be stopped either. the original speed limit version will be switched to the regular version; the price will be charged according to 3 yuan / gb or 5 yuan / gb. after the consumption reaches 600 yuan, the network will be off. 

china mobile’s new regulations also announced that the “unlimited traffic” package will be cancelled and will be implemented on september 1 this year. at the same time, in the case where the package does not exceed 58 yuan, the actual traffic used exceeds the package, and if it does not exceed 10 gb, the excess is calculated by 5 yuan/gb. after exceeding 15 gb, there will be 3 yuan/gb to calculate.


5g mobile phone number can be applied for
ready? all new rules implemented from today!

the pace of 5g arrival is faster than expected. in response to the news that the three major operators will launch 5g commercial services since the national day this year, china telecom beijing co., ltd. said that china telecom has decided to release the mobile phone number of the 5g dedicated number in beijing in september this year.

if there is no accident, this will become the first batch of 5g in beijing. at the same time, beijing citizens will also become the first batch of “early adopters” in china.


this type travel permit to hk & macao will be expired soon
ready? all new rules implemented from today!

the current travel permit for mainland residents to hong kong and macao will expire on september 13, 2019, according to a notice issued by the national immigration administration.

holders with travel needs apply in advance for an e-card exit-entry permit for travelling to hong kong and macao at any exit and entry administration window, or apply online through the official app and service website of the immigration bureau. apply for group travel permit to hong kong and macao in the self-service visa machine.


starred hotels no longer provide disposables

ready? all new rules implemented from today!

from september 1st, 2019, guangzhou starred hotels no longer placed “six small pieces” of disposable items (toothbrushes, combs, razors, shoe wipes, bath wipes, nail files) in their rooms. the hotel restaurant does not actively provide disposable tableware, and advocates the hotel to add recyclable travel kit supplies sales services to guide consumers to develop green living and consumption habits.

the on-site dining venues will also expand the use of degradable and recyclable tableware, guide and supervise the scientific arrangement of service menus, procedures and number of dining tables, guide customers to rationally order meals, rational consumption, and prohibit the sale of excessive food. in addition to guangzhou, shanghai has implemented this regulation since july.


the china-japan social security agreement will take effect
ready? all new rules implemented from today!

the social security agreement between the government of the people’s republic of china and the government of japan will enter into force on september 1, 2019. according to the agreement, japan exempts china from the dispatch of employees in japanese companies and the obligations of crew members, flight attendants, diplomatic consular personnel and civil servants to pay pensions and national pensions. 

china will waive the above-mentioned obligations of japanese employees in china to pay basic pension insurance for employees. in addition, spouses and children living in japan with chinese personnel may apply for exemption from social security contributions during the day under certain conditions.

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source | 人民网

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