1. Bala Morning Reading
Respect love from other people to you, and learn to love other people. Responding to love you get is a very important thing. Don’t disappoint the kindness from people who love you, and don’t forget to say thank you to people who love you.
2.BaLa Finance News:
1. In December 2017, Caixin Chinas manufacturing PMI is 51.5, up by 0.7 percentage points from the previous month, indicating that the manufacturing operation was further improved with the improvement rate being the most significant in the last four months. CBIM, the think tank of Caixin, said that in December 2017 manufacturing went warmer again and once again established the stable and slightly beyond expectation pattern in 2017. However, under the background of tighter fiscal regulation and monetary policies, the downward pressure on the economy in 2018 should not be underestimated.
3. Economic Information Daily News, state-owned enterprise reform in 2018 will usher in a more upgraded version. The 19th CPC National Congress report and the Central Economic Work Conference have all clearly requested to transform from build bigger and stronger state-owned enterprises to state-owned assets, which is expected to be the state-owned enterprise reform primarily in the form of authorized operations that will be the focus of the new round of reform. After the list of powers and responsibilities for state-owned assets supervision and control is introduced, the scope of delegation and authorization will be further refined and expanded. At the same time, relevant regulatory agencies are also brewing a series of policies on state-owned assets investment and reform pilot programs for operating companies. The formation of related companies is bound to accelerate, and comprehensive reforms will be deepened.
3. BaLa Sharing:
1.Blood is thicker than water.
2.Be able to do something in your sleep.
例如：I havent done many portraits, but I could paint landscapes in my sleep.
3. Have money to burn
土豪说“烧钱”，英文里也用了burn哦。 “钱多到拿钱烧”，这么土豪，简单易记。那“花钱如流水”用英文怎么说呢？对了，就是 spend money like water.
4. keep somebody at arms length
例如：He keeps all his clients at arms length.
4. BaLa Classic Reading:
I remember as I was seven or eight years old, I was studying in a primary school. In winter, I often went to school with a brass “Fire Box” with several brightly burning coal sticks smothered with ashes. And as the cover was full of honeycomb holes, touching with the hand I felt it warm. Light shining through the holes not only gave me warmth, but also made me feel a kind of enlightenment and a shining bright hope in my mind.
5. BaLa Political News:
On December 31, 2017, on the eve of the New Year, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a New Year speech to domestic and overseas audience via China Radio International, China National Radio, China Central Television, China Global TV Network and the Internet. Here’s the speech in full:
Chinese President Xi Jinping Delivers 2018 New Year Speech
Comrades, friends, ladies and gentlemen,
Greetings! Time flies. As we are ushering in the year of 2018, I would like to extend my New Year wishes to my countrymen and women from all ethnic groups, in Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and in Taiwan, as well as overseas Chinese. I also wish good luck to friends from all countries and regions across the world.