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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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I request government to allow us to take bamboos from our state so we can make profits.
Summary: Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Feb 3 (ANI): Burdened with transport cost and Goods and services Tax (GST), bamboo sellers in Hyderabad are struggling to sustain their livelihood.
Ogsai will establish bamboo plantations along critical sections of the banks of the Addalam River and other suitable locations within the river basin in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Watershed and Water Resources Research Center, local government units and other stakeholders of the Addalam River Basin.
Over a hundred bamboo entrepreneurs, processors, schools, and advocates in the province will gather on Sept.
The DPWH would be spending much, much less if it had resorted to planting the riverbanks with different bamboo species, which would cost only a fraction of the huge allotments.
The heat treatment process has been studied by researchers especially in the tropical regions where bamboo found in abundant [6], [7], [8], [9], [10].
While Maasin town has a growing bamboo industry, Malones lamented the state of its bamboo plantations.
For centuries, bamboo has been a very popular subject for Chinese ink-brush paintings and poetry.
Table 1 shows the comparison of nutritive values of shoots of edible bamboos with some of the popularly consumed vegetables in different parts of the world.
Bamboo can bring an exciting conversation to your classroom as you open your students' eyes to the wonders of grass, and a quick Internet search on the potentials of bamboo can get the creative juices flowing for the possibilities of bamboo projects in your classroom.
19 -- The first ever National Bamboo Processing initiative will be kicked off on 19th September (tomorrow) at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo.
Bamboo is a group of plants that belong taxonomically to the subfamily of Bambusoideae under the family of Gramineae and is widespread in the subtropics and tropics of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
The bamboo trees are of grass family tribe, mainly of warm or tropical regions, where they are extremely important.
Bamboos require summer water, and (edible) shoot production has a high water demand.
LOVE them or hate them bamboos have increased in popularity in our gardens over recent years.