"Some of my neighbors couldn't understand why an elderly man would choose to learn modeling as in their opinion models should be women in slit skirts. I don't care. It can bring me better physical fitness and improves my mood. That is my goal."
The development of drones has boomed since 2014. China produced nearly 450,000 drones in 2016, and the total likely hit 500,000 in 2017, according to Wu Renbiao, vice-president of Civil Aviation University of China in Tianjin.
However, when her application to teach the course to men was approved, she said she became nervous. "Most people feel that fashion shows are only for women, so I worried about there not being enough male students choosing to take the course."
The airstrikes against Syria conducted by the United States, Britain and France on Friday for the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government may not signal a full invasion like the Iraq War in 2003, but the situation bears much resemblance.
China's unprecedented focus on environmental protection and its pledge to prevent foreign garbage from crossing its borders are industry game changers, according to two environmental observers in the United States.
In fact, the presence of 2,000 US troops in Syria is also illegal under international law and the UN Charter because the sovereign Syrian government has never authorized it.
The challenge of dealing with pollution in rural areas is huge, particularly poorer regions in western China, where a lot of the coal pollution problems have been shifted, she added.
"It is my compelling obligation to do a good job as president of Westlake University. I'm prepared to spare no efforts to make it an institution of national pride on the global higher education stage," Shi said.
Institutional obstacles must be removed to facilitate private enterprises' participation in the defense sectors as well as State-owned defense companies' transfer of technologies to private companies, the meeting also decided. Advances in legislation for civil-military integration are also called for.
"It shows that drones can be used in diverse businesses, which brings great convenience and incomparable advantages over manned aircraft," said Wang Xiazheng, director of the association's department that deals with unmanned aircraft.