QPon is an online coupon platform for both shop owners and customers. The motivation of this project is to provide a free platform for the shop owners to promote their brand and products by offering discounts to customers. On the other hand, customers could find what they need in QPon.
One of the main feature which differentiate QPon from other typical coupon websites is the presentation. On the homepage, you could find many coupons flowing in a pool. Here, we name the coupon as QPon. The size of the QPon depends on the redemption ratio. The more people redeem it, the bigger it is until it meets the redemption quota and every QPon has equal probability could be viewed by the potential customers.
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On April 22, Wang Xiangwei, the new editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post,informed me that my contract with the newspaper would not be renewed when it expired on May 21. I can’t say I was surprised.
Sitting in a hotel restaurant in Hong Kong on a hot April day, Wang stared down at the table as the conversation began, seemingly unwilling to make eye contact. After a few minutes of chit chat, I asked him directly about my contract. He fidgeted and said he would not be able to renew it due to budget problems.
To me it was clear that this was a political decision. For seven months, he had basically blocked me from writing any China stories for the newspaper. During that period, I only had two stories in the China pages of the newspaper–one on panda bears and one on compensation for AIDS victims. Some two dozen other story suggestions went unanswered by the China Desk–in one case a story was approved, but the editor told me Wang had overruled him. A half-dozen emails to Wang pleading to write more for the newspaper went unanswered.
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