Geography of China

GS1 HK and Zenecom join hands to help local merchants seize trillions O2O opportunities in Mainland China's medical, healthcare and beauty markets

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 12:44pm

HONG KONG, Jan.20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- GS1 Hong Kong (GS1 HK) and Zenecom International Group Co. Ltd(Zenecom) formally signed a strategic cooperation agreement to launch "HK Trusted Market+ WJH" initiative.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Jan.20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- GS1 Hong Kong (GS1 HK) and Zenecom International Group Co. Ltd(Zenecom) formally signed a strategic cooperation agreement to launch "HK Trusted Market+ WJH" initiative.
  • Anna Lin, Chief Executive of GS1 HK stated, "Our membersrevealed numerous obstacles to develop in the Mainland China.
  • The cross-border e-marketplace "HK Trusted Market+WJH" by GS1 HKand Zenecom is designed to enable Hong Kong & overseas business to bank on the growing "Big Health" opportunities in Mainland China.
  • The products will be delivered directly from the bonded warehouse in Mainland China to the customers after their online purchase, which is time-saving.

14th Asian Financial Forum attracts 63,000-plus viewers

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 11:00am

HONG KONG, Jan 20, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Co-organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 14th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) concluded yesterday.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Jan 20, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Co-organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 14th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) concluded yesterday.
  • The keynote speaker on the second day of the Asian Financial Forum was Stephen A Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone (R).
  • Fintech and start-up exhibitions also moved online, bringing together more than 140 local and overseas international financial institutions.
  • Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR, expressed his views on the outlook for Hong Kong on the second morning of the forum.

China Matters documents a video on poverty alleviation of ethnic groups in Yunnan Province

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 2:00pm

BEIJING, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The focus on getting rid of poverty in China's southern Yunnan Province in 2020 has meant making sure everyone in the region is living above the poverty line.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The focus on getting rid of poverty in China's southern Yunnan Province in 2020 has meant making sure everyone in the region is living above the poverty line.
  • And people like Fan Lifang and Li Shuliang have literally gone from surviving to actually making a living with the help of the government.
  • Fan Lifang is a 28-year-old native of the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan and mother to three young children under the age of seven.
  • She now has a business making and selling Lisu ethnic group outfits with the government's support.

China Matters documents a video on poverty alleviation of ethnic groups in Yunnan Province

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 2:00pm

BEIJING, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The focus on getting rid of poverty in China's southern Yunnan Province in 2020 has meant making sure everyone in the region is living above the poverty line.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The focus on getting rid of poverty in China's southern Yunnan Province in 2020 has meant making sure everyone in the region is living above the poverty line.
  • And people like Fan Lifang and Li Shuliang have literally gone from surviving to actually making a living with the help of the government.
  • Fan Lifang is a 28-year-old native of the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan and mother to three young children under the age of seven.
  • She now has a business making and selling Lisu ethnic group outfits with the government's support.

AFF: Cyberport Chairman and Vista Equity Partners’ Robert Smith explore InsurTech opportunities in the Greater Bay Area

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 8:42am

Cyberport Chairman Dr. George Lam and Robert F. Smith , Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of leading global investment firm Vista Equity Partner s, discussed Asia and Hong Kongs unique opportunities for InsurTech.

Key Points: 
  • Cyberport Chairman Dr. George Lam and Robert F. Smith , Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of leading global investment firm Vista Equity Partner s, discussed Asia and Hong Kongs unique opportunities for InsurTech.
  • Dr. Lam said, The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) is the regions largest and best FinTech hub.
  • During the Fireside Chat session hosted by Dr. Lam, Mr. Smith shared his insights on Asias InsurTech investment in the post-pandemic world.
  • Hong Kong boasts world-class infrastructure, a diverse talent pool, sophisticated financial connectivity, and a gateway to the Greater China market.

Southwest China's Chongqing Liangjiang New Area embarks on new journey in high-quality development

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 2:30am

CHONGQING, China, Jan. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 15, southwest China's Chongqing Municipality held a press conference on turning Liangjiang New Area into a region with high-quality life and development, according to Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Management Committee.

Key Points: 
  • CHONGQING, China, Jan. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 15, southwest China's Chongqing Municipality held a press conference on turning Liangjiang New Area into a region with high-quality life and development, according to Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Management Committee.
  • The press conference offered detailed introduction of the guideline issued last November to boost the area's high-quality development, which is designed to help make Liangjiang New Area an inland opening-up portal, smart city in Chongqing and a pilot area in high-quality life and development.
  • The area is expected to take the lead in development and opening-up in west China, with enhanced smart governance capabilities.
  • The guideline is set to help Liangjiang New Area expand new frontiers and inject strong impetus in seeking high-quality development.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board Announced 3.57 Million Total Visitor Arrivals in 2020

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 10:48pm

HONG KONGand LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) today announced that the provisional total number of visitor arrivals in 2020 was 3.57 million, a 93.6% drop from 2019.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONGand LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) today announced that the provisional total number of visitor arrivals in 2020 was 3.57 million, a 93.6% drop from 2019.
  • The Hong Kong Tourism Board has renewed its strategies and approach in response to the immense challenges of the pandemic.
  • The hugely popular Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival, for instance, adopted a new "Online+Offline" format, while the Hong Kong Winterfest and the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations were held online for the first time.
  • The platform successfully matched over 500 Hong Kong businesses and Mainland enterprises, and set up more than 1,300 meetings.

II-VI Incorporated Receives Optical Communications Industry Awards at ODC 2020

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 9:30pm

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IIVI Incorporated (Nasdaq: IIVI), a leading supplier of optoelectronic devices and micro-optics, today announced that it was twice recognized at a recent industry awards ceremony in China.

Key Points: 
  • PITTSBURGH, Jan. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IIVI Incorporated (Nasdaq: IIVI), a leading supplier of optoelectronic devices and micro-optics, today announced that it was twice recognized at a recent industry awards ceremony in China.
  • II-VI was ranked #3 in the category of Top 10 competitiveness enterprises in the optical components and auxiliary equipment field of global market in 2020 and ranked #8 in the category of Top 10 brand competitiveness enterprises in the optical communications field of China market in 2020 at the awards ceremony held during the 2020 (14th) Global & China Optical Communications Development and Competitiveness Forum (ODC 2020) in Beijing, China.
  • II-VI maintains a large manufacturing operations and product development presence in China in the cities of Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, and Wuxi.
  • Headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, the Company has research and development, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution facilities worldwide.

14th Asian Financial Forum held online next week

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 9:00am

HONG KONG, Jan 13, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The 14th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) will be held as an online event on 18 and 19 January (Monday and Tuesday).

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Jan 13, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The 14th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) will be held as an online event on 18 and 19 January (Monday and Tuesday).
  • Introducing the highlights of this year's Asian Financial Forum at today's press conference are: Duncan Chiu, Executive Director, Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association; Patrick Lau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director; Mary Huen, Chairperson, 2021 Asian Financial Forum Steering Committee and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong, Standard Chartered; and Wilson Chow, Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Industry Leader, PwC [L-R]
    Under the theme "Reshaping the World Economic Landscape", the 14th Asian Financial Forum will be held on 18 and 19 January 2021 (Monday and Tuesday) on a virtual platform.
  • The picture shows one of the sessions at the 13th Asian Financial Forum.
  • The online forum will cover more than 50 sessions from 8:30am to 10pm, Hong Kong time, allowing people from different time zones to participate."

Edvantage Group (0382.HK) announced successful college conversion, Renamed as Guangzhou Huashang College

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 6:50am

HONG KONG, Jan 11, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Edvantage Group Holdings Limited ("Edvantage Group" or the "Group", stock code: 0382.HK), the largest private higher education group in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area ("GBA"), is pleased to announce that the conversion of Huashang College Guangdong University of Finance and Economics ("Huashang College") into a private higher education institution has been approved and the college was renamed as Guangzhou Huashang College.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, Jan 11, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Edvantage Group Holdings Limited ("Edvantage Group" or the "Group", stock code: 0382.HK), the largest private higher education group in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area ("GBA"), is pleased to announce that the conversion of Huashang College Guangdong University of Finance and Economics ("Huashang College") into a private higher education institution has been approved and the college was renamed as Guangzhou Huashang College.
  • Huashang College, in its new name of Guangzhou Huashang College, will inherit and promote the distinguished brand of "Huashang" in another dimension, maintaining a steady and healthy development of its reputation.
  • Guangzhou Huashang College will merely be responsible for management fees in regard to bachelor's students at Huashang College Guangdong University of Finance and Economics.
  • In China, the Group currently operates two Chinese private higher education institutions in Guangdong Province, namely, the undergraduate college, Guangdong University of Finance and Economics Huashang College (now renamed as "Guangzhou Huashang College") and a junior college, the Guangzhou Huashang Vocational College with the strategic focus of major business, major health and IT as the main curriculum.