2018年5月 4日 (金)

Millet company in Hong Kong shares IPO and not in the A share IPO

From the HKEx's official website, Xiaomi has formally submitted IPO application documents. Millet is expected to become the first share of the Hong Kong stock exchange. It will be the largest IPO in the world in 2014. This with the market expected millet companies will adopt A+H at the same time the gap is quite large, according to "Chinese entrepreneurs", "the highest level of the SFC has been interviewed with the Lei Jun, millet is now more mature, hope to come back (A shares listed)." But what is the reason why millet is still alone in Hong Kong?

 

First, by Sino US trade frictions and financial disturbance, A stock trend overall is not vibrant, business is not large, indicating that the market is not well - funded, although at present do not know the total amount of millet financing, but from 14 years since the largest IPO to reverse the Hong Kong stock, millet IPO fund is not a decimal, according to the Wall Street daily news, millet in On Thursday, documents submitted to the Hongkong exchange did not disclose the size and valuation expectations of the stock, but people said that millet hopes to raise at least $10 billion, with a valuation of about $100 billion. In the A stock market, then the scale compression, financing will not be a small number, management level in order to stabilize the stock market operation for the financing number of control is still more stringent, millet IPO facing the number of financing problems.

 

According to securities firms in China, drug Ming Kang (- - - - - - - - - - - - -) has received a large amount of investment in IPO, 5 billion 740 million yuan to raise funds to 2 billion 130 million yuan, shrink up to 63%. After the issuance of funds, nine items of investment are cut down, and 5 are cut off. The purpose of raising funds is also greatly reduced. Based on the investment and shrinkage, the company will invest in the original recruitment and investment projects.

 

Medicine Ming Kang is lucky, has been approved, according to the securities business China, in accordance with the issuance of the audit process, after the review meeting, the need to perform certain meeting after the approval of the approval of the approval of the key points, some of the issue is to make amendments to the issue, medicine Ming and Kant is in this ring During the festival, the adjustment of the fund-raising amount and the approval issued after the agreement with the regulatory authorities was made and the distribution arrangements were selected by itself. Therefore, it is also necessary to pay the price. More fund raising is still in the pending boudoir. Foxconn has drawn up 27 billion 253 million 200 thousand yuan to raise funds. The company will communicate with important information, such as issue size, question information in the prospectus, issue capital, and other important information and supervision. In addition, some market participants expect that the amount of Ningde raised money that has just been approved soon will be reduced to 13 billion 120 million.

 

If the number of millet financing in the A stock is larger, even through the audit, it is not easy to get the approval. I am afraid one is to wait for the opportunity, the other is the size of the financing. If the financing size is very small, it is not significant for millet, and the number of financing is large, so it can only be delayed, so only choose the first. Listing in Hongkong, looking for opportunities to return to A share IPO or issue CDR.

 

So supporting the unicorn listing is easy to say, it is not easy to do, because the biggest problem of the A stock market is the shortage of capital, the investor's confidence is not high, the trend is not good, and the unicorn is large and the number of financing is large, it is easy to lead to the fluctuation of the two level market capital, so it is difficult to cause the fluctuation of the two level market trend. Therefore, it is difficult to make the fluctuation of the market trend. Carrying huge financing for unicorns, I have always suggested that further reduction of IPO should be made.

 

The second is that the legal aspects of the A stock market seem not to be prepared for the necessary institutional basis. In order to support the listing of Unicorn enterprises, the SFC issued a number of comments on the pilot of issuing stocks or depository certificates in innovative enterprises, made a regulation for the listing of Unicorn enterprises, the first of which is the red chip enterprise listed abroad. The market value is not less than 200 billion yuan. The two is an innovative enterprise that has not yet been listed abroad (including red chip enterprises and domestic registered enterprises). The sales revenue of the last year is not less than 3 billion yuan, and the valuation is not less than 20 billion yuan; or the income is growing rapidly, with independent research and development, international leading technology, and the relative dominance in the competition of the same industry. Whether it is receivable or total market value, the industry status of millet is in line with the regulations.

2018年3月16日 (金)

who is the world's first company?

  According to the public information, the world first company (World First) was born in London in 2004 and began to exchange money at the beginning of its founding. Then it gradually developed payment services, providing cross-border payment services for individual customers and business customers worldwide, and solving cross-border cash receipts for cross-border e-commerce sellers. It has supported 66 online sales platforms such as Amazon.

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  World First provides us dollars, yen, euro, sterling, Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian dollars, with branches in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Hongkong, Singapore, Japan and Holland.

  At present, more than 20 thousand Chinese cross-border electricity suppliers are using World First services, and the annual turnover is over 1 billion US dollars worldwide. Among foreign institutions, PayPal and World belong to the same company as First.

  2, is it safe?

  With money linked formats, people usually consider their safety more. For such a foreign payment institution, there is no doubt that its safety is doubtful. Is it safe and reliable?

  According to the requirements of the central bank, foreign investment Payment institutions apply for licences to meet the requirements of domestic entities, payment facilities and information security. After obtaining the payment permit, the foreign investment payment institution is the same as the domestic payment institution, and is in compliance with the central bank's regulatory requirements for non bank payment institutions.

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  With regard to information security, the central bank stipulates that all kinds of information processing and analysis collected by foreign investment Payment institutions in China should be carried out within the territory of China. If information must be transmitted to the territory of the country, it should be agreed upon by the personal information subject and the foreign subject should perform the obligation of secrecy if it is in conformity with the relevant provisions.

  3, why do you choose China?

  This is related to the rapid development of China's payment service market in recent years and the further expansion of China's financial industry.

  Since the establishment of the payment service licensing system in 2010, China's payment service market has been developing rapidly. From 2013 to 2017, the amount of business handled by Chinese Payment institutions increased from 37 billion 100 million to 319 billion 300 million, from 18 trillion yuan to 169 trillion yuan, according to the data from the central bank.

  On the other hand, under the main keynote of constantly opening up to the outside world, China has greatly relaxed market access, including the financial sector. In March of this year, the people's Bank of China issued the public notice [2018] seventh of the people's Bank of China (PBC), which made clear the access and regulatory policy of foreign investment Payment institutions, and welcomed and encouraged foreign institutions to participate in the development and competition of the Chinese payment service market.

  In the Bulletin No. 7, the central bank clearly stipulates that foreign capital and domestic payment institutions must comply with the same regulations, achieve unified access standards and regulatory requirements, and create a fair market competition environment. This means that the entry of foreign institutions into China's payment market will enjoy a comprehensive "national treatment".

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  4, is it difficult to survive in China?

  The industry analysts believe that the domestic payment market pattern has been fixed, the supervision is strict, the Foreign Payment institutions are facing the challenge of entering the Chinese market, or will face many problems, such as the transformation of the users, the acquisition of the merchants, the low profit margin.

  At present, the domestic third party payment industry has developed fairly well, and the industrial chain is complete. After years of market baptism, it is relatively mature. On the other hand, the rate of Foreign Payment institutions in foreign countries is generally 1.5%-2%, while the rate of domestic third party payment institutions is less than 5/1000, and the domestic payment magnates are subsidized by "burning money" during the promotion. Under such circumstances, the profitability of Foreign Payment institutions in China will also be tested.

  However, analysts also say that foreign payment institutions still have opportunities in certain areas of service, such as cross-border payments, which require the capacity of the institutions to be able to connect and accurately separate the accounts.

  5, what is the impact on China's payment pattern?

  Insiders pointed out that in the future, with the continuous March of foreign businessmen, the domestic payment market will enter the era of competition.

  Yin Zhentao, deputy director of the law and Finance Research Office of the Institute of financial research, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said that foreign payment institutions will bring competition into the Chinese market and bring new vitality into the payment industry.

  Dong Ximiao, a senior researcher at Chongyang Finance Research Institute, Renmin University of China, believes that in the domestic market, the market structure is difficult to change in the short term. "Now the non bank payment in the mainland has already pulled the price down very low. It is a question whether these institutions can survive abroad."

  But Dong Ximiao also pointed out that under the premise of strengthening supervision and preventing risks, expanding the opening to the outside world as a whole has a positive effect.

  6, foreign investors have come, what do you do?

  Earlier, according to the people in charge of the central bank, with the increasing degree of opening to the outside world of China's financial industry, more and more foreign institutions expressed their desire to enter the service market in China.

  In this regard, Zhao Yao, Deputy Secretary General of the Beijing Network Law Research Institute, said that as the opening continues to expand, the regulatory authorities will face a more complex situation, which needs to consider the impact of new entrants on the existing industrial ecosystem, how to promote balanced development and guard against systemic risks.

2017年11月29日 (水)

Be good to the legacy of the heritage

  "The cultural revival of every nation begins with a summary of its own heritage." Mr. Wu Liangyong, a famous architect and academician of the two academicians, once said this. Although the history of both the passing of night, but Qin Zhuanhan tile, poetry, or the bones of bamboo, houses murals, cultural heritage as a crystallization of wisdom, witnessed the history of Chinese culture, carrying the national culture memory, contains the national spirit gene.

  The data of the third national cultural relic survey showed that there were only more than 760 thousand removable cultural relics in the country. By the end of 2015, the State Council published 1372 national non - material cultural heritage projects. It can be said that these substances and intangible cultural heritage are the root and soul of Chinese culture. They tell us the direction of Chinese culture and will also illuminate the way for future.

  Deep roots can be one source far so long. For a long time, the heritage and protection of cultural heritage have been placed in an important position. We have made a lot of efforts and have achieved remarkable results. But we should also see that in the view of performance under the influence of deformity, some places emphasis on economic development of light heritage protection, demolition construction of genuine fakes, the protection of cultural heritage closed, simple, distraught fragmentation phenomenon is not uncommon. Once known as "the first East Station" the old train station in Ji'nan encounter demolitions tragedy, repeated in many places in different degrees.

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  To be good to the historical and cultural heritage, the continuation of the Chinese context is a period of time. The guardian yesterday, today is the savings of resources, is the future of hope lifts. The protection and rescue first, rational utilization, strengthening management, general office of the CPC Central Committee, the State Council recently issued "on the implementation of the Chinese traditional culture inheritance and development project opinion" (hereinafter referred to as the "opinions"), reiterated the 16 character principle of cultural heritage protection. The Opinions also list one of the multi cultural heritage projects including dialect culture and traditional folk music, pointing out the direction for the next step to improve the protection layout of cultural relics.

  In order to do a good job of the protection of cultural heritage, it is necessary to answer the question of "who will protect". The protection of cultural heritage, the government is not dominant, and only reinforce the ideological foundation of "protect cultural relics is also a performance, to keep the history of awe, take into consideration the talents cultivation, the overall planning, good security of a chess game. The documentary "I repair cultural relics" in the Imperial Palace earlier hit, such a revelation to us: culture as a way of life, awakened the public cultural consciousness will inevitably converge to become a boundless power, promote the culture to stay alive.

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  If the cultural heritage is not kept, the "rational use" can not be discussed naturally, but if it is "protected", it is not alive even if it is left. Revitalize the industrial heritage of the Beijing 798 Art District, through the rational development of "activation" of the folk custom museum Huizhou Huang's case study, heritage protection and development and utilization are not contradictory, the key is to grasp the good balance between the two. The dialogue between history and modernity and the dialogue between the ancients and the present depends on the further emancipation of the mind and the path of innovation. But at the same time, "rational use" should also be based on deepening the reform of the management system, so as to avoid more literary remains to be reduced to "Tang Monk meat".

  Every time the excavation, protection and inheritance of cultural heritage are the pursuit and confirmation of self identity and cultural genes. In the continuation of the Chinese culture, we can achieve a cultural revival in the continuation of the Chinese culture.

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2017年8月17日 (木)

Explore the manger "ghost

One evening, the sky filled with dark clouds and saw a heavy rain coming. Li Qiao Bao in the Sarin landscape management area to see this scene, hurried down the hill. But in the moment he walked into the valley, a sudden noisy noise came to her ears.

Staff: the kind of chain, iron sound like, rattled.

The scene in the short film was not a fictional episode, it really did exist. This is a strange natural phenomenon that takes place in the famous Sarin scenic area of ​​Luliang County, Yunnan Province, China. From the late 1980s, residents living in the vicinity of Sarin scenic areas often heard voices of clashing horses and neighing horses appearing in similar short films in a deep valley, The phenomenon is called Yin Bing crossing. The emergence of strange sound, people were in the area uproar. But nowadays, no one can say what it is all about. The villagers said that all this was related to a war of 1800 years ago.

In the last years of the Three Kingdoms, Zhuge Liang led the army southward until Luliang in order to pacify the south ethnic rebels. One day, the Shu Army and the South Army fought at Mars war. Nan Man Wang Meng was specifically invited to deep spell of the eight-dong cave main wood deer king came to help out. Wooden deer king who came to war horse slope, his men and women dug two long and less than 40 meters long, less than one meter wide mountain road, and Shu Jun lead to this. After hum hum ringing, the Haw Par, wolves, birds and animals out of the wind. Shu forces without resistance, back into the valley. But at this time, an accident happened. Shu suddenly surprised horse suddenly fall, the South took the opportunity to kill, Shu army killed and wounded. Since then, there is always dark clouds.

This hidden in the jungle of the valley, was the king of wood deer sent to dig that people call it horrified. Now it is the only way for the villagers to go up and down the mountain.

Interview with villagers: Most dare to come, sometimes in the evening, is a big gang of people to talk over, a man would not come.

Interview Guide: When we pick up the wood, we must kowtow to the bottom, thanks to worship, to be able to bless you from here smoothly through.

Strange things have not subsided, another strange phenomenon appeared in the manger again.

Interview the villagers: it will be scared of horses here, not dare to kill you, it is all. It has to go around here.

Even the horse did not dare to go into astonishment, the villagers were even more scared. Because they are worried that there will be other things happening next.

Interview Guide: We use the magnet to stimulate it, you can hear the sound, the sound of the horse panic.

Sure enough, we could hear strange noises in the late afternoon or late at night, and we could hear it during the day. Strange phenomena ensued, an ordinary mountain road becomes more and more mysterious. People have rumors, horrified robbery. The news soon spread from the local, but also attracted the attention of some experts.

Xu Hao-ming is a researcher at the Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration. From the 1980s onward, it has entered the field of earthquake prediction research. During this period, he noticed many wonderful phenomena in nature, including the "haunted" incident.

Interview with Xu Haoming, Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration: Wherever it happened, it did not happen once. It continued to have this phenomenon. It appeared under certain conditions. Therefore, I judged that in the rock or the soil,

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In this sense, the strange sound the villagers hear is most likely the voice of the war 1800 years ago. Is it surprising marijuana recording function?

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2017年8月 3日 (木)

Logitech Circle 2 is a great surveillance system, but for a price

Accessible home monitoring should be more than just being able to buy a security camera. It means having a packaged software experience, where you should be able to link cameras over a secure cloud connection while mounting them on walls, glass or the outdoors Dating Service.

Because we live in the age of connected devices, being able to interface with Alexa and HomeKit software should not only be a bonus but a given. Luckily for you, the Circle 2 does all of it.

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Now you can spy… or catch the package thief

 

If you wanted to catch a thief at the door before they run away with your package — I may be projecting here, but it happens — then a single Circle 2 is great for that. However, if your goal is to catch a break-in, you would at least need a camera at the entrance and another in the living room or kitchen, with accessories to match.

A speaker/microphone duo exists in the camera, allowing you to communicate briefly with whomever you see via the Logi Circle iOS/Android app. It functions as a push-to-talk feature within the app or a signed-in desktop.

 

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Regarding software, there’s a neat feature that lets you avoid sitting and watching a whole day’s worth of footage to find something of interest. Within the Logi Circle app you can scroll through time, every two to six minutes or so, or have it compressed into a “day brief.”

The next time someone says they knocked on your door, you can hold them (or yourself) accountable thanks to the app.

Getting more out of the Circle 2… requires more money

 

So, you have your first Circle 2 camera, which is great! Now, what if you’d like to say, mount it to a glass panel, mount it outdoors or, better yet, make it wireless and keep it anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi connection? You’re going to need accessories — a lot of them.

 

The window mount ($39), battery pack ($49) and outdoor mount ($29) are just a few offerings from Logitech that extend the Circle 2’s functionality. If you buy three cameras, plus the mentioned accessories for a two-bedroom apartment, your total comes out to $657 (excluding taxes).

But wait, there’s more! Circle Safe, the service Logitech built with AES 256-bit dual-layer encryption, only enables person detection and motion zone awareness (say you wanted to monitor movement at a front door) with a premium subscription plan. This service costs $10/month or $99 /year, per camera. For comparison’s sake, Canary’s connected cameras cost $10/month to run, but supports three cameras as a start.

Assuming you went with the monthly plan, that’s $30 to maintain three cameras, every month. It’s true, the Circle 2 platform works well and has great software, but keeping the show running can be pricey.

Thankfully, if you’re going for the wireless Circle 2 ($199), it comes bundled with the $49 battery pack, so you do save a little on accessories there. It’s something to be mindful of.

2017年7月27日 (木)

Used car market cruises ahead as limitations lifted

The used car sector is speeding along the fast lane in China, as hurdles that affect its development are disappearing one by one, according to industry insiders.

Statistics from the China Automobile Dealers Association show that just under 1 million used cars were sold in May, a 19 percent increase year-on-year rent handbags.

The performance brought overall car sales in the first five months to 4.8 million vehicles, up 20.7 percent from the same period last year.

The CADA expects the growth rate to hover around 20 percent, with sales to reach 12 million vehicles this year. China saw 10.39 million used cars sold last year, a 10.41 percent growth year-on-year.

Shen Jinjun, president of the CADA, said one driving force behind this growth is favorable policies.

"By the end of February, local authorities in 135 cities had removed trade barriers on used cars and the results are starting to show," said Shen at the 2017 China Used Car Assembly held in Wuhan, Hubei province.

A survey by Youxin, an online car dealer, shows that over 60 percent of potential buyers in smaller cities would like to choose cars outside their cities because of the limited choice available at home Tin Hau Temple.

Shen said the lack of information transparency, for which the used car sector was notorious, is also improving hair loss.

"I once recommended my friends to buy used cars but they would not because they could not get real information about the cars' conditions."

Now things are different, said Shen. Starting from 2015, his organization has been promoting used car certification by third parties to change the situation.

"Credibility is the most important factor for the used car sector to see sustainable development," said Shen.

Many brick-and-mortar markets and internet companies are making their own efforts too.

The Shanghai Used Car Trade Center is home to about 100 car dealers. To attract customers, the center has introduced its own quality system with the help of third-party quality assessment organizations.

"Each day, the cars are examined before they are admitted into the center and the information is made public on our website," said Cai Zhongmin, general manager of the center, adding that some 2,000 used cars are displayed online.

Youxin is doing a similar job but on a much larger scale. Dai Kun, CEO of the internet company, said it is verifying information about some 300,000 used cars a month.

The rise of car evaluation companies is helping customers to know whether used cars are fairly priced, due largely to their vast amounts of data.

Just typing some parameters-including the vehicle's marque, model, age and place of registration-into apps such as Che300, will provide a ballpark price. The website now receives about 3 million visits a day.

Xu Wei, CEO of Che300, said he is planning to offer a function that will help visitors to find what cars they need by asking them several questions.

"The main function of big data is the ability to find out what you want based on information you provide."

Luo Lei, deputy secretary-general of the CADA, said the market itself is becoming more mature.

He said China has 200 million cars on its roads, which means abundant supplies. He added that on average passenger cars in the country are four and half years old, which happens to fall into the age range of most popular used cars in China: three to six years.

Quoting PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates, Luo said used car sales are expected to hit 20 million vehicles in 2020, doubling the 2016 level.

Luo said the market potential has attracted some 1,500 participants in this year's China Used Car Assembly, almost double the number of people at the 2015 event.

Xiao Zhengsan, the CADA's secretary-general, believes that the booming used car sector can also help to stimulate new car sales, which have been slowing down in the Chinese market, as people will be able to buy new cars after they sell their used ones.

Statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers show that passenger car sales totaled 9.42 million in the first five months of the year, edging up 1.5 percent year-on-year.

2017年7月13日 (木)

Red tourism brings golden opportunities in China and Russia

A tour bus travels along a winding road on the outskirts of Moscow. Onboard, a group of Chinese tourists, all in their 50s and 60s, sing along to Moscow Nights, a tune produced during the former Soviet Union. Nostalgia is in almo nature.

This is a "red tour" organized by a travel agency in Central China's Hunan province, home of Mao Zedong (1893-1976), according to Shu Liangliang, the tour guide.

Shu has been a tour guide for more than three years, taking Chinese visitors to iconic sites in Moscow such as Lenin's Mausoleum, the Kremlin, and Red Square.

"Most of my tourists are senior citizens who experienced the 'honeymoon phase' between China and the Soviet Union," Shu said LPG M6.

Red tours-those taking visitors to the sites of early communist activities-are booming in China and Russia, as the two governments have signed agreements to boost such activities in recent years.

Shu vividly remembers one of his tourists reciting a Mao speech at the University of Moscow, where Mao originally gave the speech. "He had memorized every word," Shu recalled.

In 2015, 22 tourism agencies from China and Russia agreed to conduct red tours during a tourism exchange program held in Shaoshan, birthplace of Mao Zedong. As direct flight routes continue to open and disposable income increases, more and more such tours have hit the road.

In 2015, for example, 4,497 people from Hunan visited Russia on red tours. In 2016, the number rose 72.27 percent year-on-year to 7,747 Sensodyne

More than 1,000 people from Yan'an, a "red city" in northwestern China's Shaanxi province, began driving in a convey to Russia recently as part of a red tour. A similar caravan of vehicles left from Changsha, capital of Hunan province.

To cater to rising demand, Russia's tourism authorities have launched a series of "red-themed" tourism products specially designed for Chinese tourists. In St. Petersburg, known as Petrograd from 1914 to 1924, the local government touts products associated with the Soviet Union to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, with itineraries imparting history about "Chinese Comrades in Red Petrograd" and the "February Revolution in Petrograd".

Meanwhile, China's red tourism sites, where its early communist activities began, are drawing a large number of Russian tourists, particularly Hunan, hometown of Chinese revolutionary figures such as Mao, Liu Shaoqi (1898-1969), and Peng Dehuai (1898-1974), which currently has 140 red tourist sites.

Shaoshan, Mao's birthplace, is particularly popular with foreign tourists, said Wen Benhui, deputy head of the local tourism development commission.

"As the top tourism destination in Hunan, Shaoshan is becoming a driving force behind Hunan's red tourism," Wen said.

2017年6月29日 (木)

PwC launches excellence center

Attracted by China's booming startups and investment environment, accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers on Tuesday opened a China Centre of Excellence in Shenzhen, Guangdong province SmarTone Care.

The 1,100-square-meter center located in Qianhai special zone, part of the Guangdong Free Trade Zone, will serve as the headquarters of its innovation cluster. PwC has planned another two excellence centers in Shanghai and Beijing.

Elton Yeung, strategy and innovation service leader of PwC Greater China, said the office in Shenzhen is PwC's first innovation center in the world. This reflects China's supportive policies for entrepreneurship and innovation, and the market potential that approach brings, he said.

PwC has developed specific financial and management services for early-stage and rapidly growing startups in China. Yeung said a suitable international business model is a more immediate priority for early startups, rather than seeking traditional accounting and taxation services saliva testing.

Liu Guohong, director of the finance and modern industry research center at Shenzhen-based think tank China Development Institute, said such internationalism is an important part of the upgrade of China's mass entrepreneurship and innovation. He said the trend will attract further international professional service providers.

These international organizations need to occupy the market in advance, to be prepared to pick up business from upcoming initial public offerings and mergers and acquisition activity, as the startup and investment environment becomes more intense in the future, Liu said.

In addition, the burgeoning venture capital and equity investment sector is another opportunity PwC has said it values. The company provides project evaluation for foreign organizations to invest in China and for Chinese overseas investment.

Zhou Kang, a 31-year-old entrepreneur in Shenzhen, was recently faced with such challenges Cantonese opera.

His startup, Czur Tech Co Ltd, invented an intelligent scanner that is 20 times faster than a traditional one. He told China Daily he has relatively stable customers in China, such as courts and libraries, and landed on an international crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, on which he raised more than $756,000 last year.

2017年6月 8日 (木)

Building love in Lisbon

Amour and architecture infuse Portugal's capital with passion. Erik Nilsson explores the romanticism conjured by the cityscape that's in turn conjured by romanticism.

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Of each other. And of cityscapes.

It truly is a romantic place-in every sense.

Its aesthetic appeals equally to cuddly couples and architecture aficionados.

Lonely Planet recommends it as the "perfect Valentine's date", in no small part because the legacy of Europe's second-oldest capital is shaped by the antiquated structures that straddle cobblestone lanes, engendering a vintage vitality.

The edifices that conjure this charm hike up the hills that hug the Tagus River that tickles the city's south. The knolls are snarled with flagstone streets that unravel from their peaks.

But perhaps the most striking feature of Lisbon's landscape is that its edifices are sheathed with miles of tiles that radiate colorful geometric patterns flamboyant enough to make a peacock blush. These testify to the area's Moorish legacy, although are sometimes tweaked to portray images rather than just configurations of shapes, as realistic depictions were banned under the Islamic empire dermes.

Indeed, the passion Portugal's capital constructs isn't limited to buildings designed during the period when the romantic movement was most adored in the country.

It's a polyamory of neo-gothic, neo-Moorish, neo-baroque, neo-classical, art-deco, art-nouveau and generically medieval structures. They bestride flagstone streets along which century-old trams rattle, adding percussion to the city's romantic soundtrack.

Melody is underwritten by melancholy fado, a haunting folk genre performed by caped musicians that floats through ancient alleyways, bouncing off buildings like the anthems of gloomy ghosts. They're actually ballads of love.

Another cheek-kiss for kissy-face romantics-this charming miscellanea of buildings breaks against an ocean shore like the waves that, in the other direction, explode into aerosol against coastline cliffs.

Marinas bob with boats and a connect-the-dots of lighthouses trace the coastline. Palm fronds greet visitors with waves animated by sea breezes. Pinball games of seafowl play out in sapphire skies, punctuated with pearly clouds that project flashing apparitions of themselves on the roiling ocean the pavilia bay.

The Castle of the Moors indeed defends its position among Lisbon's most ancient and esoteric constructions.

2017年5月11日 (木)

Lakeside hotels suffer to protect ecology

Hundreds of restaurants and guesthouses around a well-known lake in Yunnan province have suspended business for the construction of a project to protect the ecological environment Neo Skin Lab.

Most venues close to Erhai Lake, a popular tourism spot in Yunnan's Dali Bai autonomous prefecture, posted notices about the suspension of their services, after the prefectural government announced on March 31 that a pollutant-interception project would be constructed, according to a China Daily reporter who visited the area.

The decision to suspend businesses was made as the rapid development of the local economy, including the development of its tourism industry - which has brought large numbers of tourists to the lakeside - has imposed great pressure on the environmental carrying capacity. Local authorities said measures must be taken to curb the exacerbation of the issue.

The project was initially due to be completed in December 2018, but the first stage of the project is now expected to be finished ahead of schedule and come into service by the end of the year, with a sewage processing capacity of 5,000 cubic meters a day, authorities said.

Many business owners around the lake expressed their understanding of the policy, saying that a clean and beautiful Erhai Lake will guarantee the prosperity of Dali and of their own lives.

However, they also said they face practical problems, such as how to make a living during the suspension.

A local resident and founder of a guesthouse close to the lake, surnamed Zhao, started his venture after he graduated from college in 2014.

He said that many tourists had booked stays at his guesthouse before the policy was issued, so he now has to contact the 189 bookings to explain to them one by one that they have to cancel their stay because of the suspension.

The owner of another guesthouse near the lake, surnamed Shi, said he didn't know what to do apart from wait to see what happens.

"Numerous people running a business like mine have lost their sources of income. Some had borrowed money to start their businesses and now have to worry about paying debts without having an income," he said.

Zhang Yong, deputy Party chief of Dali, said the prefecture is drafting a series of regulations on running guesthouses near the lake, with possible clauses such as valid licenses being required, and guesthouses having their own sewage treatment facilities and meeting discharging standards set by environmental authorities.

The regulations are expected to be released before the construction of the project is completed, Zhang said Company Secretary Hong Kong.

Li Xinyi in Dali contributed to this story.