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Book on plastic surgery is not cosmetic

Updated: 2021-10-21 07:25 ( China Daily )
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Author Liu Taotao (left) and illustrator Li Yilin of the book, Zhengxing Mima, at a promotional event. [Photo by Yang Yang/China Daily]

Zhengxing Mima (Decoding Plastic Surgery: Medical Knowledge and Aesthetics), a book that examines issues regarding plastic surgery, has recently been published in the Chinese mainland.

Liu Taotao, the author, graduated from Capital Medical University with a master's degree in plastic surgery, and gained a doctorate in intensive care medicine from Peking Union Medical College.

As life in China has generally been improving since the implementation of the reform and opening-up policy in 1978, people have been paying increasing attention to their appearance. Apart from clothing and cosmetics, more people, including teenagers, have turned to medical means to improve their looks, which makes cosmetology one of the most profitable industries in China.

According to Galderma, a world-leading dermatology company, in the next one or two decades, China's medical cosmetology market is likely to see an annual growth in the double digits.

However, despite the omnipresent advertisements and popular articles or posts online, there is a lack of reliable information into medical cosmetology and plastic surgery for the general public.

Since 2019, Liu has written numerous, widely read articles for science popularization websites about cosmetic surgeries such as hip augmentation, eyelids, jawline, rhinoplasty and liposuction, as well as a column about physical beauty in paintings and sculptures.

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The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

The 2022 China International Travel Mart was launched in Kunming, Yunnan province today. The three-day event opened at the Kunming Dianchi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with a theme focusing on smart innovation and high-quality tourism industry aspects.

The news conference was held in the city on Thursday. Zhang Xilong, first class inspector of the Bureau of the International Communication and Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and Lou Kewei, deputy-director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Yunnan province presented the meeting along with academy and entrepreneur representatives.

The conference introduced the preparations and relevant activities of the mart, such as a forum on smart tourism and innovation, a symposium on international travel communication and cooperation in the framework of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and a workshop on the China-Laos railway’s contribution to building an Asian community with a shared future.

According to the news meeting, the 2022 travel mart covers about 80,000 square meters, with about 4,200 standard booths. 71 countries and regions attended the event both online and offline, and 31 domestic provinces, cities and autonomous regions and 261 independent exhibition teams.

Online services will be provided to the overseas buyers and sellers in the light of time zones. They could also have a face-to-face negotiation at the mart as well.

The mart also has diverse displays to show culture and tourism, physical education and tourism, as well as overseas tourism and museums.

The National Cultural Heritage Administration, the Palace Museum and museums from other provinces will attend the travel mart.

At the event, Yunnan province will have 2,000 standard booths in four separate sections; each will show culture tourism, healthy lifestyles, physical education tourism and culture tourism consumption.

The travel mart will also stick to the rules of pandemic prevention and control while having the activities go on smoothly.

The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]
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