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Eight-year-old Haydn Moh won a nationwide search to have his drawing featured as Google's commemorative logo for the occasion. He was the overall winner across five categories of students between the ages of four and 18. Haydn's drawing for Google imagines a future with rocket trains and public transportation lifted into off the ground tunnels. His mother, Jeslin Ong, who is an art director at an advertising agency, says her son has the attention span to draw for hours each day, and can churn out up to 20 pieces a session. Moh hasn't had formal art classes, but has been able to produce fairly complex art for his age, she added.
Single Chinese women, banned from freezing their eggs, flock abroad. SHANGHAI — When China’s most famous blogger weighs in on a contentious issue, a social media storm is certain to follow.
Such was the case when Han Han, a 32-year-old author, film director and race car driver, posed a simple question to his nearly 42 million followers on Weibo: "Can't a woman want a baby without being married to a man? Can't she use her own eggs? " Han’s post, liked 107,000 times by Thursday afternoon with 18,000 comments, was part of a larger social media debate in China this week about the reproductive rights of women in China — and specifically why China bars single women from freezing their eggs for future use. The law is not new, nor is it limited to China among Asian countries. But the topic received fresh attention after a popular Chinese actress, 41-year-old Xu Jinglei, revealed in an interview last month that she had gone to the United States two years ago to freeze her eggs.
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