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bamboo ceiling

A figurative discriminatory barrier in the workplace that impedes the career progress of Asians and people of Asian descent, preventing them from reaching top leadership positions in a company. Coined by the writer Jane Hyun, it is derived from the term "glass ceiling," which refers to the subtle discriminations that prevent women from advancing to the top positions in business. Mark was worried that his Chinese heritage might result in a bamboo ceiling if he tried to get a promotion down the line.
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Bamboo Curtain

The sociopolitical, economical, and ideological division or barrier between China and western nations. Modeled after the similar Iron Curtain describing the barrier between the Soviet Union and non-Soviet countries during the Cold War. Although in recent years China has relaxed its attitudes about trade and involvement with other nations, there still undeniably exists a Bamboo Curtain between it and the rest of the world.
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the bamboo curtain

an impenetrable political, economic, and cultural barrier between China and non-Communist countries.
Formed on the pattern of the iron curtain (see at iron), this phrase dates back to the 1940s.
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Since 2006, the business has built nearly 200 bamboo houses and their work has earned them a fitting title - the "Bamboo Couple of India".
But in 1972, with the efforts of national government and local community, the only surviving bamboo organ was shipped to Germany for restoration.
High cost of raw materials, increased transportation tax with little profit in return has dented the business prospects of the bamboo artisans, therefore the bamboo sellers have requested the government to allow them to take bamboos from the state to make make profits.
Deogracias Victor Savellano (1st District, Ilocos Sur), principal author of the bill, said the bamboo industry in the country cannot attain its potential in increasing exports, providing employment, contributing to economic development and community livelihood because it is hampered by the insufficiency of raw materials.
That project does the following: 1) addresses flooding/soil erosion (a one-hectare bamboo grove can hold 4,000 tons of water; the roots of a bamboo plant can hold four cubic meters of soil); 2) helps minimize the impact of global warming (a bamboo plant sequesters CO2 eight times better than trees; 3) contributes to achieving an inclusive economy (bamboos are used as raw materials for the parol livelihood project of informal settlers living near the river); 4) boosts biodiversity (with a wide variety of bamboo species, the bambusetum will eventually harbor more life forms, resulting in a better, more wholesome environment); 5) provides a solution cheaper than 'ripraps' and concrete dikes-the cheapest solution, in fact, and very doable.
Charcoal bamboo company Tantech Holdings (NasdaqCM:TANH) said on Thursday that it has signed an equity purchase agreement with the holders of Zhejiang Tantech Bamboo Technology Co (Bamboo Tech) to purchase the 5% interest of Bamboo Tech for Tantech's 1,018,935 shares common stock.
LULUJO BAMBOO SWADDLE BLANKET These extra-large bamboo muslin swaddles are versatile, soft and breathable and perfect for swaddling as well as nursing covers, crib sheets and changing pads.
The heat treatment process has been studied by researchers especially in the tropical regions where bamboo found in abundant [6], [7], [8], [9], [10].
Bamboo flooring is often sold as a "green" flooring option, but the truth of this claim depends on which criteria you consider.
Bamboo is processed in a few different ways to make flooring.
Iloilo -- The bamboo industry in Maasin town, Iloilo province needs a boost.
Jamaica is to embark on the large scale production of bamboo for the construction of low-cost houses and value added products such as furniture and charcoal for the export market, reports Caribbean News Now (Sept.
There are large bamboo forests in China, Japan, Korea, and many Southeast Asian countries.
Among these is one that has captured our attention and earned itself a reputation as "the green alternative" in a number of different settings: bamboo.