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-than-expected box office market. The National Radio and Television Administration said box
-office revenue hit 31.17 billion yuan in the first half of 2019 in China, down 2.7 percent year-on-year. 上海品茶微信女神会所
To Athanasopoulos, Chinese audiences’ increasing demand for blockbusters and higher-re
上海品茶微信solution screens is part of the reason why premium film screenings are welcome.
“We saw strong demand in blockbusters, not only those (from) Hollywood but also Ch
inese-language films, which are increasingly welcomed by Chinese audiences.” 上海品茶微信女神会所
Athanasopoulos was talking about the science-fiction hit The Wandering Earth during the Spring Festiv
上海品茶微信al holiday. IMAX China’s bet on the film garnered earnings of over 300 million yuan from the box office.
“We see that continuing to happen in the future … and that’s part of the
reason why we made an expansion plan to tap China’s fast-growing premium film scree 上海品茶微信
ning market, which we think is taking up a larger share of China’s overall box office market,” he added.
上海品茶微信女神会所IMAX China’s move to expand came amid growing concerns China is tempering demand for films.
Chen Shaofeng, a professor in culture and entertainment at Peking University, sa
id although IMAX China set an expansion plan, the amount of new cinema 上海品茶微信
s (40) still seems to be modest. “The overall market performance might be an influence,” he added.
“The lower-than-expected box office performance this y 上海品茶微信女神会所ear is partly because of a drop in cin
ema visits, particularly in third-and lower-tier cities where demand is weakening,” Chen said.
A rough industry estimate from entertainment analysi
上海品茶微信s website Dengta under online ticketing platform Taopiaopiao show
s cinema visits slumped by nearly 100 million to around 807 million in the first half of this year.
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s, as cinemas stopped selling cheap tickets at 9.9 yuan or 19.9 yuan,” Chen said.
Well, we were showing in Paris, London and New York, but three years
ago we went into the mainland. We luckily found a showroom that could help us. The mainla上海千花网女神会所
nd’s market is hard, because stores are very new; brands might not have a website, just WeChat. But sales have
上海千花网grown from our first season to now and it has been significant. The mainland has overtaken my orders from Europe. And of cour
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Do you design especially for the mainland market?
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will expand on those things. So we take about 50% of outside advice and add 50% of our own ideas.
The media seems to portray the brand as being for fashionistas, yet Cynthia & Xiao doesn’t feel entirely that way. Would you agree?
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do get some cool fashionistas who might wear our stuff and some Hong Kong KOLs [key opin
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uct than a KOL endorsement. I also don’t have a massive inventory of stuff, so I don’t need some super high-profile K
上海千花网OL. It’s about the right balance.Hongkongers don’t really seem to support their local designers – or their artist
s for that matter, either. But isn’t the current digital age meant to be all about disruption, inclusion and youth?
The mainland is also such a different kind of vibe from Hong Kong. They like that “girl-next-door” look, which is very relatable. These上海千花网
influencers are really successful, but you don’t know who they are. It’s a different type of visibility.
We find color just works. When we started out, the palette was more muted, with navy and grey – the idea being that pieces
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What’s your best-selling piece?上海千花网女神会所
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their cars have a 155-kilometer range deficit compared to the lower-tier 2020 versions at a price that’
s 30,000 yuan higher. Other buyers worry about the depreciation risks in these rapid updates.上海千花网
However, He Xiaopeng, chairman of Xpeng, said in a microblog cite
上海千花网品茶微信d by International Financial News these demands are unfair to the company. When
consumers compare the bare prices of the two types, He claimed, 2019 model buyers got lots of subsidies.上海千花网
An insider from Xpeng Motors told the newspaper the company started to promote a favorable poli
上海千花网cy by the end of May giving a total of 20,000 yuan to each consumer, and earlier buyers of 2019 G3 mode
ls affected by the government’s subsidy-cutting scheme have also been covered by the policy.
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Xpeng Motors is not an exceptional case amid fast growth in the electric ve
hicle industry. In March, Tesla’s decision to adjust prices down also roused early bu上海千花网
yers’ anger, asking the company to subsidize the price difference or cooperate with them to return their cars.
But a lawyer interviewed by International Financial News said no legal ground exists to support these buyers’ requests.
上海千花网品茶微信Sun Shaojun, a motoring analyst, said Xpeng’s case represents a new
normal for the sector, as the electric vehicle industry sees exponentially faster development.
What makes Pablo Picasso such a quintessential 20th-century artist? It’s partly down to the visual ground he broke w上海千花网品茶微信
ith his Cubist painting, but some also has to do with the fact his interests extended far beyond painting.
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rld for decades, paving the way for many of the important artistic movements of the last century.
As art historians and critics emphasize the visual ground he broke with his Cubist painting, Picasso’s poetry and oth上海千花网品茶微信
er written works are often overlooked in discussions of his long and varied career.
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which demands the quota for 2019 is 10 percent and 12 percent in 2020.
上海千花坊品茶微信To cut fuel consumption and promote the popularity of new energy vehic
les, China has imposed tough regulations on passenger carmakers and importers, who will
be given two separate scores for traditional vehicle energy efficiency and new energy vehicle production.上海千花坊
If they fail to amass enough credits for either traditional vehicles or new energy veh
上海千花坊icles, they may face penalties and their vehicles may not even be allowed on the road.
The new draft also changes the amount of credits that a carmaker can earn by manufacturing new energy vehicles.
Analysts said the plan’s release will help carmakers to coordinate their production plans, especi上海千花坊品茶微信
ally international ones, which have been slower than Chinese ones to respond to policy changes.
Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, called for a stable policy enviro上海千花坊
nment at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress held in early July in Hainan province.
上海千花坊品茶微信The German carmaker said almost half of its new energy vehicles produced in 2028 will be made in
China. China has been the largest market for new energy vehicles since it overtook the United States in 2015.
So far there are around 3.5 million such vehicles on its roads.上海千花坊
The country’s new energy vehicle sales surged 65.9 percent year-on-year to 577,000 u
nits during the January-June period, data from the China Passenger Car Association showed.
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For instance, an electric car that can run 350 kilometers on one charge would earn 5 credits for上海千花坊
its maker according to previous equations, and in the draft proposal the credits will be reduced to 2.5,
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He added that the proposed policy encourag
es better technology as more efficient power consumption will earn more credits.
this endeavor. Youku started its digital restoration project in 2017, with many results. E
arlier this year, iQiyi also launched its own restoration project featuring the use of ZoomAI, a video-en上海会所
hancing solution devised by the company, to restore and remaster 50 select TV dramas.
上海会所Before the adoption of new technologies, restoration of the old works, most often in lower resolution, was done manually and it
took a day to restore a 40-minute-long episode. Now, iQiyi’s ZoomAI software, comprising algorithm modules suc
h as color enhancement, sharpening, and white balance, can restore a high resolution feature film in just one hour.上海会所
The restoration process starts with scanning the film negatives or prints into a digital pict
上海会所品茶微信ure and raw sound format. Then each frame of the scanned material undergoes an automated digital res
oration process that involves the correction of color, brightness, and contrast. The process also involves the dig
ital removal of scratches and unnecessary noises, restoration and remastering of sound, said Liu Junhui, a senior director from iQiyi.上海会所
Even with the aid of AI technologies, digital restoration of old productions is no mean fea
上海会所品茶微信t, as increasing the image resolution is one thing, but restoring its original texture is quite another, which requ
ires technologies, as well as a craftsmanship spirit. For instance, 30-plus members of the Youku digital res
toration team worked for as long as a month to fully restore the 1983 megahit, The Bund.
“Our team has made various attempts to enhance audiences’ viewing experien上海会所
ce. If only the definition is increased through transcoding, audiences may feel that the im
ages have been doctored through filters. So we went to great lengths to restore the texture that is unique to the pe
riod when the classical series was shot,” said Guo Linna, a senior visual optimization engineer from Youku. 上海会所品茶微信
Though Youku’s digital restoration team is made up of no more than 40 members who
do not work full time, every week it can restore 100-plus episodes of old TV dramas.
Speaking of her original motivation, Guo said that she chose to restore those old TV series because on the one hand, she wa
上海会所品茶微信nted the post-80s generation to have better access to recalling childhood memories, and on the other hand, she wan
ted the younger generation to gain new experience through watching these classic works.
China will maintain a prudent monetary policy in the year’s second half, with potential policy adjustments depending mainly on
the domestic economic situation and price levels, a senior central bank official said on Friday.上海千花网女神会所
Having noticed the recent monetary easing in some foreign central banks and the United States Fe
上海千花网女神会所deral Reserve’s strong message that it will make a cut later in the policy rate, the Chinese centra
l bank has decided not to change its monetary policy stance, while continually reducing the actual financing costs o
f enterprises, said Sun Guofeng, head of the monetary policy department of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank.上海千花网
“In the second half, we will maintain the liquidity at a reasonably ample level through leveraging
diversified tools and strengthening macroeconomic policy coordination,” said Sun, adding that mo
derate money supply growth can support the country’s high-quality economic growth.上海千花网
Sun made the remark after the central bank released major financial da
ta on Friday. The broad money supply, or M2, increased by 8.5 percent by the end of June
上海千花网女神会所from a year earlier. The growth rate had remained unchanged for three consecutive months starting in April.
Chinese banks issued yuan-denominated loans of 9.67 trillion yuan ($1.41 trillion) in the first six month
s, and 1.66 trillion yuan was newly extended in June, up from 1.18 trillion yuan in May, the PBOC said.上海千花网
Total social financing, a broad measure of credit and liquidity in the economy, increased by 13.23 trillion yuan in the firs
上海千花网女神会所t half, compared with an increase of 10.05 trillion yuan in the same period last year, officials said.
“Rapid growth of total social financing proved that the financial se
ctor is enhancing support for the real economy,” said Ruan Jianhong, head of the central ba上海千花网
nk’s Statistics and Analysis Department, at a Friday news conference.
上海千花网女神会所The RMB, compared with some other major currencies, has performe
d well in the first half, and its current exchange rate is basically in line with the economic fou
ndation, as the International Monetary Fund determined recently, according to Sun.上海千花网女神会所
“In the future, the market will play a decisive role in determining the RMB exchange rate, and we will take macro-pruden
t measures when it is necessary to maintain the exchange rate at a stable and reasonable equilibrium,” Sun added.
against the central government shows they could not care less about the
overall interest of Hong Kong society and are merely exploiting the controversy over t上海千花网品茶微信
he extradition law amendment to advance their own agenda, as they have don
上海千花网e with other social issues before. They should be shunned by those who have Hong Kong’s best interests at heart.
Now that the SAR government has called time on the amendment bill, it can turn its attention to the most important mat
ters at hand — economic development and improving people’s livelihoods. Those who really want the bes上海千花网品茶微信
t for Hong Kong should be willing to work with the SAR government to tackle the deep-seated problems the SAR faces.
上海千花网Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen and other secessionists on the island ma
y feel exhilarated about the US State Department on Monday approving the pot
ential sale to Taiwan of $2.2 billion in arms, considering the move to be a sign that they will be able to count on the U上海千花网品茶微信
nited States for help should there be a military confrontation with the Chinese mainland.
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in its competition with China, the sale of arms represents not only a profitable deal, but also
a hedge to maintain the status quo in which they can regard Taiwan as an independent entity.上海千花网品茶微信
Tsai and her followers should know that their exhilaration is nothing but whistling past the
graveyard. The more arms the island buys from the US, the less safe the island becomes as efforts to bu上海千花网
ild up the island’s military capabilities only serve to send a clear message of secessionism to the mainland.
Tsai and her followers should not underestimate the mainland’s resolve to defend the nation’s sovereignty and territ
orial integrity. The farther the island moves away from the possible peaceful reunion w
ith its motherland, the more resolute the mainland will become to take the island back by force.
By building up its military defense, Tsai is playing a game of brinkmanship.
war is intensifying within the US. For example, the US Chamber of Commerce – one of the country’s most powerful bu
上海会所siness lobbies – has called for the reversal of all tariffs imposed over the past two years.
The effects of the trade war have already spread to cross-border investment
. In recent years, rising Chinese production costs have driven many foreign enterp上海会所女神会所
rises – and, increasingly, even Chinese enterprises – to relocate their operations to lower-cost countries such as
Vietnam and Thailand. The trade war is accelerating this process. According to the Vietnamese government, inward for
上海会所eign direct investment increased by nearly 70 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2019, the highest such i
ncrease since 2015. Meanwhile, the growth of US investment in China is slowing.上海会所女神会所
Essential to improve investment environment
上海会所The US administration wants American companies to leave China. It is u
p to China to persuade them to stay. That means improving the local investment envi
ronment, including responding to foreign companies’ justifiable complaints – say, by strengthening intellectual p上海会所
roperty rights protection – and, more broadly, better adhering to World Trade Organization rules.
But the pressure on China does not end there. The US is also eager to exclude the count
上海会所女神会所ry’s high-tech companies from global value chains. Trump recently announced that he would allow US co
mpanies to continue to sell to Chinese high-tech giant Huawei, after a months-long campaign against the company. But it r
emains highly unlikely that the US administration – which reversed a similarly aggressive policy toward sm
artphone company ZTE last year – will abandon its efforts to strangle China’s high-tech industries.上海会所女神会所
China has three options. First, it could accede to US pressure to disengage from global value chains. Second, it could remain
committed to integration, hoping that, thanks to existing interconnections, sanctions on Chinese high-tech com上海会所
panies will also hurt their US counterparts (such as Qualcomm) enough for the US administration to back d
上海会所女神会所own. The third option is to focus on supporting domestic high-tech companies’ effo
rts to strengthen their own positions within global value chains and develop contingency plans.
Boosted by the Guangdong National Online Game and Animation Indu
stry Base and the Guangdong National Digital Publishing Base, a large group of comp上海龙凤1314
etitive cultural companies with independent innovative abilities have been established in the district.
上海龙凤1314uangzhou’s Tianhe district will focus on expanding its financial industry, and will continue to improve the business envir
onment to attract companies to set up headquarters there in the next five years. It aims to increase its gross do
mestic product (GDP) to 500 billion yuan ($73.84 billion)by 2020, the district government work report said on last Tuesday .上海龙凤1314女神会所
Tianhe district is the top economic area in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. Last year, the district’s GDP reached 343.3 billion yuan.
上海龙凤1314The financial services industry is dominant in Tianhe district. Accor
ding to the district government work report, Tianhe will continue to improve the mo上海龙凤1314
dern financial service system and optimize financial development environment.
上海龙凤1314女神会所By the end of 2020, the added value of the Tianhe financial sector hopes to reach 24 percent of GDP.
The district will set up high-level, high-quality, and high-tech indust
rial cluster. The new generation information technology industries including mobile i上海龙凤1314
nternet, cloud computing and big data will gather in Tianhe’s smart city area.
上海龙凤1314女神会所The district also has built a “Internet Plus” town. Currently, more than 400 interne
t companies are operating in this area, generating 50 billion yuan annual revenue in 2015.
In the next three years, the district government will deeply integra上海龙凤1314
te the information technology into modern service industry and high-end m
anufacturing industry to create a 100 billion yuan “internet” industrial cluster in the town.上海龙凤1314女神会所
Tianhe’s CBD area contributes 70 percent of its economic aggregate. The dis
trict government will improve the area’s environment and adjust industry str
ucture to build a park-like CBD in Zhujiang new town during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) period.
上海龙凤1314女神会所In the next five years, the government will also sharpen its competitivenes
s in its investing environment by upgrading its management and service level. It pla
ns to attract no fewer than 225 Global Fortune 500 companies to locate in its CBD area by 2020.上海龙凤1314女神会所
Tianhe district’s other goals are to becoming a more livable ar
ea for people, and to build incubators for young people to start businesses.
Jeremy Jurgens, at the 2019 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as the Summer Davos Forum.
上海千花坊女神会所Technologies emerging today will be shaping the world well into the f
uture, impacting economies and society at large, said Mariette DiChristina, editor-in-chief of
Scientific American and chair of the Emerging Technologies Steering Committee.上海千花坊
“Now that we are well into the fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s critical we ensure
humanity is served by these new innovations so we can continue to prosper,” DiChristina said.
上海千花坊The 2019 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions was h
eld in Northern Peal Dalian, Northeast China Liaoning province, between July 1 and 3.上海千花坊女神会所
Boasting the theme of “Leadership 4.0: Succeeding in a New Era of Globalization”, the forum attracted more than
1,800 business leaders, policymakers and experts from over 120 countries to participate in more than 200 sessions.
Ecolab Inc, a United States-based global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services上海千花坊
, will invest more on innovation in China and get focused on three of its core businesses, its top management said.
上海千花坊女神会所”A big area of focus for us more recently has been digital innovation,” said Jill Wyant, executive vice-president of regions, Ecolab. She is also the president of
the company’s global healthcare unit. “We have a corporate relationship with Microsoft in terms of some of their cloud com
puting platforms and solutions. We’re in the process of extending that relationship in china. We’ve hired a chief d上海千花坊
igital officer and hired someone to help us look after digital infrastructure and architecture.”
Ecolab made a multimillion-dollar investment in innovation in China. The co
上海千花坊女神会所mpany built a research and development center in Shanghai around a decade ago.
“We want more than double our business in China in the medium term,” said Wyant. “Our expectations are high for so
me reasons. One of which is the emerging middle class, so there are more opportunities for food safety.”
Ecolab, a $15 billion company in a $125 billion market, has a market share of around 11-12 percent globally.
“We see enormous opportunities here in China along with the underlying economic a
nd societal trends, such as the emerging of the middle class, water scarcity issues and the aging population, an
d our business is in line with the government’s commitment toward a more healthy and beautiful China. The ma
rket is huge and we are a good fit and well-placed to grasp the opportunities here,” said Wyant.
According to her, the company has to focus to succeed in China.
“It’s a massive country. It’s rife with opportunities, and it’s got a very aggressive and vibrant customer set, but als
o a competitive set. That’s why we say we really focus on three big opportunity areas where we think we bring a
dvantages that match China’s economic opportunities and its vision for society,” she added.