Mainland China

Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Baby Products Fair and Stationery & School Supplies Fair open next Monday

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

HONG KONG, Jan 5, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - The 49th HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, the 14th HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and 21st Hong Kong International Stationery & School Supplies Fair will return to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 9 to 12 January 2023.

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  • HONG KONG, Jan 5, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - The 49th HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, the 14th HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and 21st Hong Kong International Stationery & School Supplies Fair will return to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 9 to 12 January 2023.
  • The Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair and Hong Kong Baby Products Fair will offer a number of themed zones for easy sourcing.
  • The Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and Hong Kong International Stationery & School Supplies Fair will run under the EXHIBITION+ hybrid model, which comprises four key exhibition elements, including HKTDC-organised physical fairs, HKTDC's smart business-matching platform Click2Match, online-to-offline seminars under the Intelligence Hub and the hktdc.com Sourcing platform.
  • - HKTDC Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair: http://hktoyfair.hktdc.com/
    - HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair: http://hkbabyfair.hktdc.com/
    - Hong Kong International Stationery & School Supplies Fair: http://hkstationeryfair.com/

BioNTech and Fosun Pharma Provide COVID-19 Vaccine Doses For Vaccination of German Expatriates in China

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

The delivery contains both the companies’ Omicron BA.4/BA.5-adapted bivalent COVID-19 vaccine and the monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.

Key Points: 
  • The delivery contains both the companies’ Omicron BA.4/BA.5-adapted bivalent COVID-19 vaccine and the monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.
  • “We thank the Chinese and the German governments for their joint efforts and continuous support in helping us supply German expatriates living in China with our mono- and Omicron BA.4/BA.5-adpated bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines,” said Sean Marett, Chief Business and Commercial Officer at BioNTech.
  • With the guidance and support of the relevant national authorities, the R&D and clinical trial of our mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine in China have been executed rapidly.
  • We are glad to be working with BioNTech to provide vaccination to German expatriates living on the Chinese Mainland, which is another milestone in our global collaboration in fighting the COVID pandemic.”
    The doses are expected to be available in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang and Chengdu.

UnionPay International's continuous expansion of its global network sees over 200 million cards issued outside the Chinese Mainland

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Friday, December 30, 2022

SHANGHAI, Dec. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- With the issuance of UnionPay cards exceeding 200 million outside the Chinese Mainland, UnionPay International (UPI) is stepping into a new decade of providing high quality, cost effective and secure cross-border payment services to the world's largest cardholder base. UPI's partners have expanded from 60 initial members since establishment in 2012 to 2,500 institutions internationally with an acceptance network that currently spans 181 countries and regions, 78 of which now issue UnionPay cards, ensuring convenient local services to an ever-growing number of global UnionPay cardholders and merchants.

Key Points: 
  • Presently, outside the Chinese Mainland, 38 million global merchants accept UnionPay cards, a four-fold increase since 2012, with four million new merchants added in 2022 alone.
  • UnionPay card acceptance rates in APAC, Europe and North America have reached 95%, 80% and 80% respectively, while 22 million online merchants in 200 countries and regions now use UnionPay for payments.
  • More than 20 million UnionPay cards have been issued internationally since the beginning of this year, with transaction rates exceeding pre-pandemic levels.
  • In APAC, one-in-four newly issued bank cards is from UnionPay which now accounts for 95% of debit cards in Hong Kong and Macau SAR.

UnionPay International's continuous expansion of its global network sees over 200 million cards issued outside the Chinese Mainland

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Friday, December 30, 2022

SHANGHAI, Dec. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- With the issuance of UnionPay cards exceeding 200 million outside the Chinese Mainland, UnionPay International (UPI) is stepping into a new decade of providing high quality, cost effective and secure cross-border payment services to the world's largest cardholder base. UPI's partners have expanded from 60 initial members since establishment in 2012 to 2,500 institutions internationally with an acceptance network that currently spans 181 countries and regions, 78 of which now issue UnionPay cards, ensuring convenient local services to an ever-growing number of global UnionPay cardholders and merchants.

Key Points: 
  • Presently, outside the Chinese Mainland, 38 million global merchants accept UnionPay cards, a four-fold increase since 2012, with four million new merchants added in 2022 alone.
  • UnionPay card acceptance rates in APAC, Europe and North America have reached 95%, 80% and 80% respectively, while 22 million online merchants in 200 countries and regions now use UnionPay for payments.
  • More than 20 million UnionPay cards have been issued internationally since the beginning of this year, with transaction rates exceeding pre-pandemic levels.
  • In APAC, one-in-four newly issued bank cards is from UnionPay which now accounts for 95% of debit cards in Hong Kong and Macau SAR.

Guangxi University of Foreign Language signs Memorandum of Understanding with Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

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Friday, December 16, 2022

HONG KONG, Dec 16, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Guangxi University of Foreign Languages ("GUFL") and The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong ("HSUHK") signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") on 30 November 2022.

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  • HONG KONG, Dec 16, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Guangxi University of Foreign Languages ("GUFL") and The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong ("HSUHK") signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") on 30 November 2022.
  • The MoU creates a unique collaborative arrangement that establishes exchange services between the two universities and enriches students learning experience.
  • GUFL, as the only private undergraduate university of foreign languages in Guangxi, specializes in providing top quality language programs focusing on Southeast Asian languages.
  • Guangxi University of Foreign Languages ("GUFL") is affiliated to the InnoEd Group Limited, who is the largest private foreign language higher education institution in China.

Major Global Medical Device Manufacturer OrbusNeich Medical Group Announces Details of Proposed Listing on the Main Board of HKEX

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

HONG KONG, Dec 13, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - OrbusNeich Medical Group Holdings Limited ("OrbusNeich" or the "Group"), a major global medical device manufacturer specialized in interventional instruments for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) procedures, has today announced the details of its proposed listing on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("HKEX").

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Dec 13, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - OrbusNeich Medical Group Holdings Limited ("OrbusNeich" or the "Group"), a major global medical device manufacturer specialized in interventional instruments for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) procedures, has today announced the details of its proposed listing on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("HKEX").
  • In 2021, its global sales volume of PCI balloon products reached approximately 866,000 units
    -- A major PTA balloon developer and manufacturer in the global PTA balloons market, ranked No.
  • Dealing of the shares is expected to commence on the Main Board of HKEX on 23 December 2022 (Friday) under the stock code 6929.
  • OrbusNeich, headquartered in Hong Kong Science Park, is a major global medical device manufacturer specialized in interventional instruments for PCI and PTA procedures.

Investigation and analysis of the three major challenges and advantages of developing business in the GBA

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Riding on the development of the GBA, we will continue to support Hong Kong companies to seize the opportunities offered through the dual circulation strategy that can help them develop their business in the Mainland market."

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  • Riding on the development of the GBA, we will continue to support Hong Kong companies to seize the opportunities offered through the dual circulation strategy that can help them develop their business in the Mainland market."
  • There are also a number of Hong Kong companies which buy credit insurance (14.0%) either directly in Hong Kong or through banks in Hong Kong.
  • As such, Hong Kong companies should formulate the right business strategy targeting the domestic market as part of their plan to develop the GBA market.
  • The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the the Mainland and international markets.

AeroGuard Flight Training Center Signs Long Term Agreement With Cathay Pacific, Plans to Train Hundreds of Cadet Pilots at Its Phoenix, Arizona Campus

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Under these programs, Cathay Pacific plans to train over 1,000 cadet pilots by 2025, increasing capacity yearly to meet the growing travel demand expected within the premier Asian aviation hub.

Key Points: 
  • Under these programs, Cathay Pacific plans to train over 1,000 cadet pilots by 2025, increasing capacity yearly to meet the growing travel demand expected within the premier Asian aviation hub.
  • As the aviation industry rebounds across the globe following the pandemic, AeroGuard plans to train hundreds of future pilots for Cathay Pacific."
  • These new Cathay Pacific flight training programs are expected to take students approximately 10 months to complete with AeroGuard, taking students from no flight time to becoming a commercially rated pilot.
  • AeroGuard Flight Training Center is one of the U.S.'s most successful flight schools, offering accelerated commercial pilot training to candidates from all over the world.

Asia: Region of Opportunities

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

HONG KONG, Dec. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In an interview with Marco Klaus, Silverhorn'sChief Investment Officer, Marco explains his view on public and private markets in anticipation of Silverhorn's annual outlook on Asia, the region of opportunities.

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  • HONG KONG, Dec. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In an interview with Marco Klaus, Silverhorn'sChief Investment Officer, Marco explains his view on public and private markets in anticipation of Silverhorn's annual outlook on Asia, the region of opportunities.
  • This presents opportunities that Silverhorn as a fundamentally oriented asset manager can maximise.
  • In private markets, we see attractive investment opportunities in India and Southeast Asia, among others.
  • Accordingly, we spend plenty of time constructing robust portfolios to enhance long-term return opportunities.

The 23rd Hong Kong Forum gathered 100 global business leaders from Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide to explore the latest opportunities in Hong Kong

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Forum, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), serves as the annual flagship event of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW).

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  • The Forum, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), serves as the annual flagship event of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW).
  • The two-day event, which concluded yesterday, welcomed more than 180 participants, including 100 global business leaders, in-person.
  • Mark Staublin, President of Hong Kong Business Association of the Midwest mentioned "This is my first visit to Hong Kong after two years.
  • With the help of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), these Associations formed the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide in November 2000.