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Shao Jiayi is a Chinese footballer that currently plays for Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super League. Shao has previously played for Energie Cottbus, 1860 Munich, and MSV Duisburg as well as for Beijing Guoan. Due to his ability of scoring free-kicks in crucial matches, fans regarded his left-footed curved ball as "邵氏弧线 (Shao's curvature)". Internationally, he has represented the Chinese national team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and has scored five goals in two AFC Asian Cup tournaments.
Shao is top-notch as a footballer and also a popular star with good image between fans. He has a happy family. He is so famous because of his care of his daughter that given the name of “The Pacifier”.
Shao Jiayi started his football career in the 1998, playing for local top tier club Beijing Guoan when the club's manager Shen Xiangfu promoted him to the senior team. Despite a change in management coming in the following season, Shao would gradually start to establish himself as regular within the team and due to his commanding presence in the center of midfield; he was touted as one of the most exciting players in Chinese football.
After playing in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Shao gathered enough attention to impress Bundesliga side 1860 Munich, who signed him on four-year loan deal from Beijing. Shao played there for two and a half seasons before transferring to Energie Cottbus, signing a three-year contract on 13 July 2006. He scored his first goals for Energie Cottbus at home against Hertha BSC and away to Borussia Dortmund after coming on as a substitute in both matches.
On 13 December 2011, Shao returned to the Chinese Super League to rejoin his former club Beijing Guoan after playing nine years in Germany.
Shao's performance in Beijing Guoan led to him being called up by Bora Milutinović to the Chinese national team and was included in the squad that placed fourth in the 2000 AFC Asian Cup. Shao would find more success with the national team when he was included in the squad that secured qualification to the 2002 FIFA World Cup. At the tournament, he played in two games while China were knocked-out of the group stages. Shao was also a key player for the national team in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup where he scored three goals during the tournament, which led the national team to a second place finish.
3 December 2014, Shao Jiayi attended UNAIDS advocacy activities “Protect the Goal”. He hopes to infect and encourage teenagers to learn more about AIDS by the impact of football.
27 April 2015，The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) China Office has appointed Shao Jiayi as UNAIDS China National Goodwill Ambassador.
May 2015, UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé visited China, met with China National Goodwill Ambassador Shao Jiayi.
December 2015, Shao Jiayi participated “AIDS Special TV program” and delivered a speech.
James Chau is a main anchor on CCTV News - bringing headlines, analysis, and breaking stories to 85 million viewers internationally. James reported on the 9/11 attacks and the Asian tsunami, and has interviewed world figures ranging from Ban Ki-moon and Robert Mugabe, to Madam Peng Liyuan and Diane von Furstenberg. James’ most recent television specials have featured Elton John, Annie Lennox, and the Crown Princess of Norway. He was photographed by David Bailey for Vanity Fair, appearing in the 2012 Hollywood Issue with Nobel laureates Muhammad Yunus and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
James Chau is the first Chinese person to be appointed a UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador. James began his partnership with the United Nations in 2009 and uses his influence to promote critical knowledge and raise awareness on the HIV epidemic. James’ personal focus areas are youth, women and people who inject drugs. He travels worldwide with UNAIDS to community projects and political meetings, while sharing his experiences and key public health messages through television and social media. As of January 2013, he has 1.3 million followers on Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.
A frequent public speaker, James has moderated sessions at major events including the World Economic Forum, the UN General Assembly, and the Rio+20 Earth Summit. In this capacity he worked with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy, and South African leader Kglame Motlanthe. Meanwhile, as a journalist, he covered the Mexican G20 Summit, the Doha Climate Change Conference, and fronted a live broadcast in London for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
James is a recipient of a U.S. National Press Foundation Fellowship. He is a Google Young Leader and a Freeman of the City of London. Born to Chinese parents from Indonesia and Hong Kong, he studied piano in England at the Royal Academy of Music and graduated from Cambridge University, where he was News Features Editor at the student paper. He began his newsroom career at TVB Hong Kong. Early foreign assignments were the White House talks with Presidents George W. Bush and Hu Jintao, and the WTO Ministerial Meeting where China joined the global trading bloc.
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Winner of the Nobel Prize, Françoise Barre-Sinoussi's co-discovery in 1983 of the virus that causes AIDS literally transformed the way the world was able to respond in the earliest days of the epidemic. Three decades forward and the French virologist continues her work at the Institut Pasteur in Paris and her commitment to finding a cure.
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