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  Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsparamotorperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsautogyroperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsaerobaticdisplayduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)

  AfireinahospitalinTaiwan'sNewTaipeiCityhascausedheavycasualties,authoritiessaidMonday.Accordingtolocalfireauthorities,16peoplewerefoundwithnosignsoflifewhentheywererushedtohospitalfortreatment.Sofar,threeofthemhaverecoveredsignsoflifeaftermedicalefforts.Therestremainunderintensivecare.ThefireinTaipeiHospitalalsoleftthreepeopleinacomaandanotherninepeopleinjuredasof8a.m.,accordingtothelocalfiredepartment,whichreceivedafirealarmat4:36a.m.Monday.Accordingtothedepartment,thefirestartedinapatientwardontheseventhfloor.Therewere32patientsontheflooratthetime.Localresidentsreportedlyheardloudbangs.Thefirewasextinguishedat5:27a.m.,after76vehiclesand208firemenweresenttotherescue.Thecauseofthefireremainsunderinvestigation.AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsawineryconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)

  PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)AfireinahospitalinTaiwan'sNewTaipeiCityhascausedheavycasualties,authoritiessaidMonday.Accordingtolocalfireauthorities,16peoplewerefoundwithnosignsoflifewhentheywererushedtohospitalfortreatment.Sofar,threeofthemhaverecoveredsignsoflifeaftermedicalefforts.Therestremainunderintensivecare.ThefireinTaipeiHospitalalsoleftthreepeopleinacomaandanotherninepeopleinjuredasof8a.m.,accordingtothelocalfiredepartment,whichreceivedafirealarmat4:36a.m.Monday.Accordingtothedepartment,thefirestartedinapatientwardontheseventhfloor.Therewere32patientsontheflooratthetime.Localresidentsreportedlyheardloudbangs.Thefirewasextinguishedat5:27a.m.,after76vehiclesand208firemenweresenttotherescue.Thecauseofthefireremainsunderinvestigation.

  Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  

  AfireinahospitalinTaiwan'sNewTaipeiCityhascausedheavycasualties,authoritiessaidMonday.Accordingtolocalfireauthorities,16peoplewerefoundwithnosignsoflifewhentheywererushedtohospitalfortreatment.Sofar,threeofthemhaverecoveredsignsoflifeaftermedicalefforts.Therestremainunderintensivecare.ThefireinTaipeiHospitalalsoleftthreepeopleinacomaandanotherninepeopleinjuredasof8a.m.,accordingtothelocalfiredepartment,whichreceivedafirealarmat4:36a.m.Monday.Accordingtothedepartment,thefirestartedinapatientwardontheseventhfloor.Therewere32patientsontheflooratthetime.Localresidentsreportedlyheardloudbangs.Thefirewasextinguishedat5:27a.m.,after76vehiclesand208firemenweresenttotherescue.Thecauseofthefireremainsunderinvestigation.AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  

  Updatedat10:40a.m.Atleastninepeoplewerekilled,16othersinjuredinthefire,accordingtolocalmedia.Amongtheinjured,10peoplesufferedsevereinjuriesandsixotherswereslightlywounded.Updatedat9:30a.m.Sofar,10peoplewhowerefoundwithnosignsofliferemainunderintensivecare,accordingtolocalmediareports.Nineofthe15injuredarestillincriticalcondition.Updatedat8:18a.m.AhospitalinNewTaipeiCity,southeastChina'sTaiwan,caughtfireonMondaymorning,leadingtotheevacuationof31people,reportedlocalmedia.Atotalof14patientshavebeentransferredtootherhospitalsforemergencytreatment.Atotalof219firefightersweredispatchedand76fireengineshavealsorushedtothescene.Thefirehasbeenputout.Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)

  Updatedat10:40a.m.Atleastninepeoplewerekilled,16othersinjuredinthefire,accordingtolocalmedia.Amongtheinjured,10peoplesufferedsevereinjuriesandsixotherswereslightlywounded.Updatedat9:30a.m.Sofar,10peoplewhowerefoundwithnosignsofliferemainunderintensivecare,accordingtolocalmediareports.Nineofthe15injuredarestillincriticalcondition.Updatedat8:18a.m.AhospitalinNewTaipeiCity,southeastChina'sTaiwan,caughtfireonMondaymorning,leadingtotheevacuationof31people,reportedlocalmedia.Atotalof14patientshavebeentransferredtootherhospitalsforemergencytreatment.Atotalof219firefightersweredispatchedand76fireengineshavealsorushedtothescene.Thefirehasbeenputout.PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsparamotorperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsautogyroperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsaerobaticdisplayduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  

  Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  Updatedat10:40a.m.Atleastninepeoplewerekilled,16othersinjuredinthefire,accordingtolocalmedia.Amongtheinjured,10peoplesufferedsevereinjuriesandsixotherswereslightlywounded.Updatedat9:30a.m.Sofar,10peoplewhowerefoundwithnosignsofliferemainunderintensivecare,accordingtolocalmediareports.Nineofthe15injuredarestillincriticalcondition.Updatedat8:18a.m.AhospitalinNewTaipeiCity,southeastChina'sTaiwan,caughtfireonMondaymorning,leadingtotheevacuationof31people,reportedlocalmedia.Atotalof14patientshavebeentransferredtootherhospitalsforemergencytreatment.Atotalof219firefightersweredispatchedand76fireengineshavealsorushedtothescene.Thefirehasbeenputout.AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsawineryconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)

  PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)Updatedat10:40a.m.Atleastninepeoplewerekilled,16othersinjuredinthefire,accordingtolocalmedia.Amongtheinjured,10peoplesufferedsevereinjuriesandsixotherswereslightlywounded.Updatedat9:30a.m.Sofar,10peoplewhowerefoundwithnosignsofliferemainunderintensivecare,accordingtolocalmediareports.Nineofthe15injuredarestillincriticalcondition.Updatedat8:18a.m.AhospitalinNewTaipeiCity,southeastChina'sTaiwan,caughtfireonMondaymorning,leadingtotheevacuationof31people,reportedlocalmedia.Atotalof14patientshavebeentransferredtootherhospitalsforemergencytreatment.Atotalof219firefightersweredispatchedand76fireengineshavealsorushedtothescene.Thefirehasbeenputout.

  PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsparamotorperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsautogyroperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsaerobaticdisplayduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  

  AfireinahospitalinTaiwan'sNewTaipeiCityhascausedheavycasualties,authoritiessaidMonday.Accordingtolocalfireauthorities,16peoplewerefoundwithnosignsoflifewhentheywererushedtohospitalfortreatment.Sofar,threeofthemhaverecoveredsignsoflifeaftermedicalefforts.Therestremainunderintensivecare.ThefireinTaipeiHospitalalsoleftthreepeopleinacomaandanotherninepeopleinjuredasof8a.m.,accordingtothelocalfiredepartment,whichreceivedafirealarmat4:36a.m.Monday.Accordingtothedepartment,thefirestartedinapatientwardontheseventhfloor.Therewere32patientsontheflooratthetime.Localresidentsreportedlyheardloudbangs.Thefirewasextinguishedat5:27a.m.,after76vehiclesand208firemenweresenttotherescue.Thecauseofthefireremainsunderinvestigation.PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)AfireinahospitalinTaiwan'sNewTaipeiCityhascausedheavycasualties,authoritiessaidMonday.Accordingtolocalfireauthorities,16peoplewerefoundwithnosignsoflifewhentheywererushedtohospitalfortreatment.Sofar,threeofthemhaverecoveredsignsoflifeaftermedicalefforts.Therestremainunderintensivecare.ThefireinTaipeiHospitalalsoleftthreepeopleinacomaandanotherninepeopleinjuredasof8a.m.,accordingtothelocalfiredepartment,whichreceivedafirealarmat4:36a.m.Monday.Accordingtothedepartment,thefirestartedinapatientwardontheseventhfloor.Therewere32patientsontheflooratthetime.Localresidentsreportedlyheardloudbangs.Thefirewasextinguishedat5:27a.m.,after76vehiclesand208firemenweresenttotherescue.Thecauseofthefireremainsunderinvestigation.

  AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsparamotorperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsautogyroperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsaerobaticdisplayduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)

  SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsawineryconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)

  PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsparamotorperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsautogyroperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsaerobaticdisplayduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  

  Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AfireinahospitalinTaiwan'sNewTaipeiCityhascausedheavycasualties,authoritiessaidMonday.Accordingtolocalfireauthorities,16peoplewerefoundwithnosignsoflifewhentheywererushedtohospitalfortreatment.Sofar,threeofthemhaverecoveredsignsoflifeaftermedicalefforts.Therestremainunderintensivecare.ThefireinTaipeiHospitalalsoleftthreepeopleinacomaandanotherninepeopleinjuredasof8a.m.,accordingtothelocalfiredepartment,whichreceivedafirealarmat4:36a.m.Monday.Accordingtothedepartment,thefirestartedinapatientwardontheseventhfloor.Therewere32patientsontheflooratthetime.Localresidentsreportedlyheardloudbangs.Thefirewasextinguishedat5:27a.m.,after76vehiclesand208firemenweresenttotherescue.Thecauseofthefireremainsunderinvestigation.

  PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsparamotorperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsautogyroperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsaerobaticdisplayduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsparamotorperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsautogyroperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsaerobaticdisplayduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsparamotorperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsautogyroperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsaerobaticdisplayduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)

  AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsparamotorperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsautogyroperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsaerobaticdisplayduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)

  AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsawineryconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsawineryconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)

  AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsawineryconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)

  Updatedat10:40a.m.Atleastninepeoplewerekilled,16othersinjuredinthefire,accordingtolocalmedia.Amongtheinjured,10peoplesufferedsevereinjuriesandsixotherswereslightlywounded.Updatedat9:30a.m.Sofar,10peoplewhowerefoundwithnosignsofliferemainunderintensivecare,accordingtolocalmediareports.Nineofthe15injuredarestillincriticalcondition.Updatedat8:18a.m.AhospitalinNewTaipeiCity,southeastChina'sTaiwan,caughtfireonMondaymorning,leadingtotheevacuationof31people,reportedlocalmedia.Atotalof14patientshavebeentransferredtootherhospitalsforemergencytreatment.Atotalof219firefightersweredispatchedand76fireengineshavealsorushedtothescene.Thefirehasbeenputout.Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsawineryconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)

  AfireinahospitalinTaiwan'sNewTaipeiCityhascausedheavycasualties,authoritiessaidMonday.Accordingtolocalfireauthorities,16peoplewerefoundwithnosignsoflifewhentheywererushedtohospitalfortreatment.Sofar,threeofthemhaverecoveredsignsoflifeaftermedicalefforts.Therestremainunderintensivecare.ThefireinTaipeiHospitalalsoleftthreepeopleinacomaandanotherninepeopleinjuredasof8a.m.,accordingtothelocalfiredepartment,whichreceivedafirealarmat4:36a.m.Monday.Accordingtothedepartment,thefirestartedinapatientwardontheseventhfloor.Therewere32patientsontheflooratthetime.Localresidentsreportedlyheardloudbangs.Thefirewasextinguishedat5:27a.m.,after76vehiclesand208firemenweresenttotherescue.Thecauseofthefireremainsunderinvestigation.Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsawineryconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)

  Updatedat10:40a.m.Atleastninepeoplewerekilled,16othersinjuredinthefire,accordingtolocalmedia.Amongtheinjured,10peoplesufferedsevereinjuriesandsixotherswereslightlywounded.Updatedat9:30a.m.Sofar,10peoplewhowerefoundwithnosignsofliferemainunderintensivecare,accordingtolocalmediareports.Nineofthe15injuredarestillincriticalcondition.Updatedat8:18a.m.AhospitalinNewTaipeiCity,southeastChina'sTaiwan,caughtfireonMondaymorning,leadingtotheevacuationof31people,reportedlocalmedia.Atotalof14patientshavebeentransferredtootherhospitalsforemergencytreatment.Atotalof219firefightersweredispatchedand76fireengineshavealsorushedtothescene.Thefirehasbeenputout.Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsparamotorperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsautogyroperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsaerobaticdisplayduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)

  Updatedat10:40a.m.Atleastninepeoplewerekilled,16othersinjuredinthefire,accordingtolocalmedia.Amongtheinjured,10peoplesufferedsevereinjuriesandsixotherswereslightlywounded.Updatedat9:30a.m.Sofar,10peoplewhowerefoundwithnosignsofliferemainunderintensivecare,accordingtolocalmediareports.Nineofthe15injuredarestillincriticalcondition.Updatedat8:18a.m.AhospitalinNewTaipeiCity,southeastChina'sTaiwan,caughtfireonMondaymorning,leadingtotheevacuationof31people,reportedlocalmedia.Atotalof14patientshavebeentransferredtootherhospitalsforemergencytreatment.Atotalof219firefightersweredispatchedand76fireengineshavealsorushedtothescene.Thefirehasbeenputout.PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  

  Updatedat10:40a.m.Atleastninepeoplewerekilled,16othersinjuredinthefire,accordingtolocalmedia.Amongtheinjured,10peoplesufferedsevereinjuriesandsixotherswereslightlywounded.Updatedat9:30a.m.Sofar,10peoplewhowerefoundwithnosignsofliferemainunderintensivecare,accordingtolocalmediareports.Nineofthe15injuredarestillincriticalcondition.Updatedat8:18a.m.AhospitalinNewTaipeiCity,southeastChina'sTaiwan,caughtfireonMondaymorning,leadingtotheevacuationof31people,reportedlocalmedia.Atotalof14patientshavebeentransferredtootherhospitalsforemergencytreatment.Atotalof219firefightersweredispatchedand76fireengineshavealsorushedtothescene.Thefirehasbeenputout.Updatedat10:40a.m.Atleastninepeoplewerekilled,16othersinjuredinthefire,accordingtolocalmedia.Amongtheinjured,10peoplesufferedsevereinjuriesandsixotherswereslightlywounded.Updatedat9:30a.m.Sofar,10peoplewhowerefoundwithnosignsofliferemainunderintensivecare,accordingtolocalmediareports.Nineofthe15injuredarestillincriticalcondition.Updatedat8:18a.m.AhospitalinNewTaipeiCity,southeastChina'sTaiwan,caughtfireonMondaymorning,leadingtotheevacuationof31people,reportedlocalmedia.Atotalof14patientshavebeentransferredtootherhospitalsforemergencytreatment.Atotalof219firefightersweredispatchedand76fireengineshavealsorushedtothescene.Thefirehasbeenputout.Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)

  Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsawineryconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)

  Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)

  Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)

  Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  

  Updatedat10:40a.m.Atleastninepeoplewerekilled,16othersinjuredinthefire,accordingtolocalmedia.Amongtheinjured,10peoplesufferedsevereinjuriesandsixotherswereslightlywounded.Updatedat9:30a.m.Sofar,10peoplewhowerefoundwithnosignsofliferemainunderintensivecare,accordingtolocalmediareports.Nineofthe15injuredarestillincriticalcondition.Updatedat8:18a.m.AhospitalinNewTaipeiCity,southeastChina'sTaiwan,caughtfireonMondaymorning,leadingtotheevacuationof31people,reportedlocalmedia.Atotalof14patientshavebeentransferredtootherhospitalsforemergencytreatment.Atotalof219firefightersweredispatchedand76fireengineshavealsorushedtothescene.Thefirehasbeenputout.PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)

  Updatedat10:40a.m.Atleastninepeoplewerekilled,16othersinjuredinthefire,accordingtolocalmedia.Amongtheinjured,10peoplesufferedsevereinjuriesandsixotherswereslightlywounded.Updatedat9:30a.m.Sofar,10peoplewhowerefoundwithnosignsofliferemainunderintensivecare,accordingtolocalmediareports.Nineofthe15injuredarestillincriticalcondition.Updatedat8:18a.m.AhospitalinNewTaipeiCity,southeastChina'sTaiwan,caughtfireonMondaymorning,leadingtotheevacuationof31people,reportedlocalmedia.Atotalof14patientshavebeentransferredtootherhospitalsforemergencytreatment.Atotalof219firefightersweredispatchedand76fireengineshavealsorushedtothescene.Thefirehasbeenputout.AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsawineryconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)

  AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AfireinahospitalinTaiwan'sNewTaipeiCityhascausedheavycasualties,authoritiessaidMonday.Accordingtolocalfireauthorities,16peoplewerefoundwithnosignsoflifewhentheywererushedtohospitalfortreatment.Sofar,threeofthemhaverecoveredsignsoflifeaftermedicalefforts.Therestremainunderintensivecare.ThefireinTaipeiHospitalalsoleftthreepeopleinacomaandanotherninepeopleinjuredasof8a.m.,accordingtothelocalfiredepartment,whichreceivedafirealarmat4:36a.m.Monday.Accordingtothedepartment,thefirestartedinapatientwardontheseventhfloor.Therewere32patientsontheflooratthetime.Localresidentsreportedlyheardloudbangs.Thefirewasextinguishedat5:27a.m.,after76vehiclesand208firemenweresenttotherescue.Thecauseofthefireremainsunderinvestigation.SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)

  AfireinahospitalinTaiwan'sNewTaipeiCityhascausedheavycasualties,authoritiessaidMonday.Accordingtolocalfireauthorities,16peoplewerefoundwithnosignsoflifewhentheywererushedtohospitalfortreatment.Sofar,threeofthemhaverecoveredsignsoflifeaftermedicalefforts.Therestremainunderintensivecare.ThefireinTaipeiHospitalalsoleftthreepeopleinacomaandanotherninepeopleinjuredasof8a.m.,accordingtothelocalfiredepartment,whichreceivedafirealarmat4:36a.m.Monday.Accordingtothedepartment,thefirestartedinapatientwardontheseventhfloor.Therewere32patientsontheflooratthetime.Localresidentsreportedlyheardloudbangs.Thefirewasextinguishedat5:27a.m.,after76vehiclesand208firemenweresenttotherescue.Thecauseofthefireremainsunderinvestigation.AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsawineryconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)Updatedat10:40a.m.Atleastninepeoplewerekilled,16othersinjuredinthefire,accordingtolocalmedia.Amongtheinjured,10peoplesufferedsevereinjuriesandsixotherswereslightlywounded.Updatedat9:30a.m.Sofar,10peoplewhowerefoundwithnosignsofliferemainunderintensivecare,accordingtolocalmediareports.Nineofthe15injuredarestillincriticalcondition.Updatedat8:18a.m.AhospitalinNewTaipeiCity,southeastChina'sTaiwan,caughtfireonMondaymorning,leadingtotheevacuationof31people,reportedlocalmedia.Atotalof14patientshavebeentransferredtootherhospitalsforemergencytreatment.Atotalof219firefightersweredispatchedand76fireengineshavealsorushedtothescene.Thefirehasbeenputout.

  Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  

  Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)Aveterinariancleanstheteethofaone-year-oldtigerunderanesthesiaatazooinKunmingCity,SouthwestChina’sYunnanProvince,Aug.9,2018.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/LiuRanyang)AfireinahospitalinTaiwan'sNewTaipeiCityhascausedheavycasualties,authoritiessaidMonday.Accordingtolocalfireauthorities,16peoplewerefoundwithnosignsoflifewhentheywererushedtohospitalfortreatment.Sofar,threeofthemhaverecoveredsignsoflifeaftermedicalefforts.Therestremainunderintensivecare.ThefireinTaipeiHospitalalsoleftthreepeopleinacomaandanotherninepeopleinjuredasof8a.m.,accordingtothelocalfiredepartment,whichreceivedafirealarmat4:36a.m.Monday.Accordingtothedepartment,thefirestartedinapatientwardontheseventhfloor.Therewere32patientsontheflooratthetime.Localresidentsreportedlyheardloudbangs.Thefirewasextinguishedat5:27a.m.,after76vehiclesand208firemenweresenttotherescue.Thecauseofthefireremainsunderinvestigation.AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)

  AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsawineryconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsparamotorperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsautogyroperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsaerobaticdisplayduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)

  AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)SunPeiyuanofChinacompetesduringtheMen'sChangquanfinalatthe18thAsianGamesinJakarta,IndonesiaAug.19,2018.(Photo/ChinaNewsService)AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)

  Updatedat10:40a.m.Atleastninepeoplewerekilled,16othersinjuredinthefire,accordingtolocalmedia.Amongtheinjured,10peoplesufferedsevereinjuriesandsixotherswereslightlywounded.Updatedat9:30a.m.Sofar,10peoplewhowerefoundwithnosignsofliferemainunderintensivecare,accordingtolocalmediareports.Nineofthe15injuredarestillincriticalcondition.Updatedat8:18a.m.AhospitalinNewTaipeiCity,southeastChina'sTaiwan,caughtfireonMondaymorning,leadingtotheevacuationof31people,reportedlocalmedia.Atotalof14patientshavebeentransferredtootherhospitalsforemergencytreatment.Atotalof219firefightersweredispatchedand76fireengineshavealsorushedtothescene.Thefirehasbeenputout.AfireinahospitalinTaiwan'sNewTaipeiCityhascausedheavycasualties,authoritiessaidMonday.Accordingtolocalfireauthorities,16peoplewerefoundwithnosignsoflifewhentheywererushedtohospitalfortreatment.Sofar,threeofthemhaverecoveredsignsoflifeaftermedicalefforts.Therestremainunderintensivecare.ThefireinTaipeiHospitalalsoleftthreepeopleinacomaandanotherninepeopleinjuredasof8a.m.,accordingtothelocalfiredepartment,whichreceivedafirealarmat4:36a.m.Monday.Accordingtothedepartment,thefirestartedinapatientwardontheseventhfloor.Therewere32patientsontheflooratthetime.Localresidentsreportedlyheardloudbangs.Thefirewasextinguishedat5:27a.m.,after76vehiclesand208firemenweresenttotherescue.Thecauseofthefireremainsunderinvestigation.AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)

  AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng.  AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)

  PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AstaffmemberarrangescommoditiesexchangeableinasupermarketforpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)AvillagerredeemscommoditiesinasupermarketusingpointsearnedthroughgarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince,Aug.9,2018.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)PhototakenonAug.9,2018showsasupermarketsetuptopromotegarbageclassificationinLipuTownshipofZhujiCity,eastChina'sZhejiangProvince.Localgovernmenthasrolledoutamechanismtoencouragepeopletodogarbagesorting,inwhichresidentscanredeemcommoditieswithpointsearnedfromgarbageclassificationorbyansweringquestionsaboutgarbageclassification.(Xinhua/HanChuanhao)

  PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsparamotorperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsautogyroperformanceduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)PhototakenonAug.19,2018showsaerobaticdisplayduringthe7thFakuFlightConferenceinShenyang,capitalofnortheastChina'sLiaoningProvince.(Xinhua/YaoJianfeng)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsawineryconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsawineryconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.18,2018showsaparkconstructedonthesiteofanabandonedmineinChangliCounty,northChina'sHebeiProvince.Thediscardedmineanddamagedmountainreviveasthelocalgovernmenthasbeensteppingupmeasurestorehabilitatetheecologicalenvironment.(Xinhua/YangShiyao)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)AerialphototakenonAug.19,2018showsYingzhouParkinHejianCity,northChina'sHebeiProvince.YingzhouPark,transformedfromanabandonedsump,hasbecomeanecologicalparkcovering51hectaresofgreenspaceand44hectaresofwaterarea.(Xinhua/ZhuXudong)

  PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)PhototakenonAug.8,2018showstheBeijingInternationalComics&AnimationFestival(BICAF)inBeijing.YokoTakahashi,aJapanesesingerfromTokyo,sangthreesongsattheopeningceremonyoftheBICAF,oneofthelargestannualexhibitionsinChinainthesector.(Photo:ChinaNewsService/PiaoLina)AfireinahospitalinTaiwan'sNewTaipeiCityhascausedheavycasualties,authoritiessaidMonday.Accordingtolocalfireauthorities,16peoplewerefoundwithnosignsoflifewhentheywererushedtohospitalfortreatment.Sofar,threeofthemhaverecoveredsignsoflifeaftermedicalefforts.Therestremainunderintensivecare.ThefireinTaipeiHospitalalsoleftthreepeopleinacomaandanotherninepeopleinjuredasof8a.m.,accordingtothelocalfiredepartment,whichreceivedafirealarmat4:36a.m.Monday.Accordingtothedepartment,thefirestartedinapatientwardontheseventhfloor.Therewere32patientsontheflooratthetime.Localresidentsreportedlyheardloudbangs.Thefirewasextinguishedat5:27a.m.,after76vehiclesand208firemenweresenttotherescue.Thecauseofthefireremainsunderinvestigation.Lyingonanoperatingtablewithabrightsurgicallightglaringdownonhim,50-year-oldFrankZhangcouldn'thavebeenmorenervous."EventhoughIwasinjectedwithananesthetic,Icouldstillfeelthedoctorinjectingsomefluid,acoldflow,undermyeyes.Thenseveralflows[injections]onmyforehead,"saidZhang.The"flows"Zhangdescribedweresmallinjectionsofatypeofpurifiedbotulinneurotoxin(Botox)thatisoftenusedincosmeticprocedures.Wheninjectedintofacialmuscles,Botoxactsasamusclerelaxantandsmoothswrinkles.AccordingtoZhang,theprocedurewasnotverypainfulandlastedaboutanhour.Zhangisjustoneofanincreasingnumberofdashu(middle-agedChinesemen)whoareembracingcosmeticprocedurestokeeptheirfaceslookingyouthfulandfiguresinshape."Withtheimprovementin[China's]livingstandards,agreateremphasisisbeingplacedonself-image.Therefore,moredashuarerealizingthattheycanalsopursuebeautylikedama(middle-agedChinesewomen)andyoungmenbyundergoingplasticsurgeriestomakethemselvesmoreconfident,gainanedgeintheircareerorkeepupwiththeiryoungerpartner,"saidFengYongqiang,thechiefphysicianatthelasercosmetologycenteratthePlasticSurgeryHospitalinBeijing.Fengsaidheseesatleasttwosuchcasesperweek.AppearanceiseverythingZhang,CEOofaprivatecompanyinBeijing,wasquiteoftentroubledbyhis"weathered"appearance.Hesaidinbusiness,imageiseverythinganditisimperativethatonegivestheimpressionthatthingsaregreat."EverytimetheyfindthatIamhollow-eyedwithalotofwrinkles,somewillthinkthatIaminefficientandhavetostayupverylateforwork,butitisnottrue,"hesaid.Learningthatafriendhaddoneplasticsurgerytolookyounger,hedecidedtohaveatry.Hedidaseriesofcosmeticprocedures,includingBotoxinjectionstoremovewrinklesandhyaluronicacidinjectionstogetridofthebagsunderhiseyes.Aftertwocoursesoftreatmentsoverthedurationamonth,Zhangachievedtheyouthfulappearancehewanted."WhenIturned45,IwassadbecauseIstartedtoagefaster.Ipanickedandtriedtoslowdownagingwithmoreexerciseandchangingtoavegetariandiet,"hesaid."[Now,aftertheprocedures]Ilook10yearsyoungerandIammoreconfident."LookingyoungerhasalsobroughtZhangmorebusinessopportunities.Accordingtohim,agingisalwayslinkedtodecayingandshrinkinginnovation.Andinsuchafiercely-competitivesociety,somebusinesspartnerswillthinkthatyoulackcreativityandapioneeringspiritifyoulooklikeanoldman.XieYing,amarketingmanagerandplasticsurgeonattheHangzhou-basedZhenmeiPlasticSurgeryHospital,toldMetropolitanthatnowmoredashuwhohaveachievedacertainsocialstatusareconcernedabouttheirappearanceandbeauty,andaremoreopentoplasticsurgeries.Xiesaidthattheproceduresfavoredbydashuincluderemovingwrinkles,senileplaque,andbagsfromundertheeyes,andthatsuchcasesmakeupone-tenthofthehospital'sclientbase.Fengrecalledseeingadashu,aseniormanagerinacompanywhohadcametoreducethebagsunderhiseyes."Hekeptsayingthateveryonewouldthinkhedoesn'tsleepwellwithsuchbigbagsunderhiseyes.Hisbossalsoaskedhimwhethertheywereduetotirednessandsuggestedthathereducehisworkload.So,heworriedthathispositioninthecompanywasinjeopardy,"saidFeng.Fengsaidsomeothermotivesforcosmeticsurgerymightincludewantingtokeepupwithone'syoungeroryounger-lookingpartnerorevenfengshui.Hesaidsomepeoplebelievethatremovingthecleftintheirchinandgettingabiggerearlobeandsmallerjawboneisbetterforpersonalfengshui.Hehasalsoseencaseswheremiddle-agedmenarebroughtinbytheirwives."Besidescareer,theinfluenceofthefamilyshouldalsonotbeoverlooked.Asmanydamaandtheiryoungchildrenareacceptingplasticsurgeriestoachieveamorebeautifullook,somedashuarealsoinspiredanddonotwanttolagbehindpartlytobebetterintegratedintothefamily,"saidFeng. 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