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OTT Leader iQIYI Implements Unified ID 2.0
iQIYI leans into the future of identity with Unified ID 2.0, empowering advertisers with first-party data to reach global consumers more effectively HONG KONG, July 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Global advertising technology leader The Trade Desk (NASDAQ: TTD) today announced iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ), a global innovative market-leading online entertainment services provider, has implemented Unified ID 2.0 on its international service (www.iq.com). Initially developed by The Trade Desk, Unified ID 2.0 is an industry-wide identity solution designed to reflect the contemporary digital marketplace. As a notable technological upgrade and alternative to using cookies, Unified ID 2.0 aims to preserve the essential value exchange of relevant advertising that funds the content consumers enjoy listening to, reading and watching. This new identifier works across most of today's omnichannel environments, including over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV), and aims to provide the consumer with greater control. As a global leading OTT platform, iQIYI's implementation with Unified ID 2.0 gives advertisers the ability to identify relevant audiences more precisely, while maintaining a privacy-conscious experience for users through iQIYI's inventory internationally. "Unified ID 2.0 has gained momentum globally, and we're excited to see iQIYI implement this new approach to identity as it takes a step forward into the future of identity and more partners in the region join this initiative," said Doug Choy, Senior Director, Inventory Partnerships, North Asia, The Trade Desk. "As the industry shifts towards a more privacy-conscious identity space, we continue to collaborate with industry leaders such as iQIYI in an effort to create a more transparent ecosystem and an upgraded experience for advertisers, publishers and consumers in the open internet." "It is a significant development for iQIYI to implement Unified ID 2.0 as we prepare for a cookieless and privacy-conscious future. We are confident of its potential to enhance the effectiveness of audience targeting and efficiency. With Unified ID 2.0, our users all over the world will continue to enjoy premium content with a more personalized experience and we aim to provide them with more control of their data than before, while allowing us to drive revenue growth," said Frankie Fu, Vice President of International Advertising at iQIYI. About The Trade Desk The Trade Desk™ is a technology company that empowers buyers of advertising. Through its self-service, cloud-based platform, ad buyers can create, manage, and optimize digital advertising campaigns across ad formats and devices. Integrations with major data, inventory, and publisher partners ensure maximum reach and decisioning capabilities, and enterprise APIs enable custom development on top of the platform. Headquartered in Ventura, CA, The Trade Desk has offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. To learn more, visit thetradedesk.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
CGTN: Hong Kong on highway to become global tech and innovation hub 25 years on
BEIJING, July 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hong Kong Science Park, the city's high-tech hub, welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping for a visit during his busy two-day trip to attend celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China. The Science Park is the largest research and development (R&D) and business incubation base in Hong Kong, housing more than 1,100 enterprises and 17,000 innovators. Among them are SenseTime, an artificial intelligence (AI) giant, which is the only company from the Science Park listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI), a world-leading commercial drone maker. The Science Park, launched in 2002 by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to promote scientific and technological development in the city, also accommodates top-level laboratories with advanced scientific research equipment. So far, it has 28 R&D laboratories jointly operated by world-class universities and research institutions with locally based universities in Hong Kong. With a total floor area of 400,000 square meters and 23 well-equipped buildings as of March 2021, the park is still being expanded to increase its R&D space. High expectations for Hong Kong During his inspection tour of the Science Park, Xi said the country holds high expectations for Hong Kong. He said China has written its support for developing Hong Kong into an international innovation and technology hub in its 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025). Released last year, the plan serves as the blueprint and action agenda for the social and economic development of the country in the next five years. In recent years, with the support of the central government, Hong Kong has leveraged its own advantages to make remarkable achievements in basic research, talent cultivation, and development in the innovation and technology sector, Xi said. In 2021, Hong Kong ranked 14th on the global list of most innovative economies, according to the Global Innovation Index (GII) released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The HKSAR government should give full play to the role of technological innovation in supporting and leading economic development, Xi added. During his exchanges with the academicians, researchers and youth representatives of innovation enterprises at the Science Park, he called on Hong Kong to better cooperate with mainland cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), strengthen the collaborative development of enterprises, universities and research institutions, and strive to build the GBA into a global highland for scientific and technological innovation. GBA's growing innovation power The GBA is comprised of the two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and nine cities in the neighboring Guangdong Province. The total area is around 56,000 square kilometers and covers around 6 percent of the Chinese population. The gross domestic product (GDP) of the GBA hit 12.6 trillion yuan ($1.97 trillion) last year, 2.4 trillion yuan more than in 2017. With less than 1 percent of the country's land area, the GBA contributed to 11 percent of the national GDP. Shao Xinyu, Chinese vice minister of science and technology, said the innovation capabilities of the GBA have been increasing continuously. In 2021, the R&D expenditure of the nine cities in the Pearl River Delta region within the GBA topped 360 billion yuan, accounting for about 3.7 percent of their GDP, according to Shao, compared with the overall national level of 2.44 percent. The number of high-tech enterprises in the area reached 57,000, and that of patents granted reached about 780,000, of which more than 100,000 were invention patents, he said. In the list of the world's top 100 geographical innovation clusters published by WIPO annually, the Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Guangzhou cluster ranked second for the past two years in a row. The rising innovation cluster, with noticeable growth in patents and scientific publications, has narrowed its gap with Tokyo-Yokohama, the No.1 innovation cluster on the list. Supporting measures for Hong Kong and Macao's sci-tech development China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has rolled out a series of measures to support the scientific and technological development of Hong Kong and Macao to promote their further integration into the national innovation system, according to Dai Gang, director of the International Cooperation Department at the MOST. The ministry has supported Hong Kong in building a batch of innovation platforms, including 16 State Key Laboratories, six branches of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centers in Hong Kong, three national high-tech industrialization partner bases and two national-level incubators for science and technology companies. A similar policy has been taken with Macao. The ministry also put forward measures to support young people from Hong Kong and Macao to pursue careers in innovative industries and start their own businesses on the mainland. https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-07-03/Hong-Kong-on-highway-to-become-global-tech-and-innovation-hub--1blECIxf7X2/index.html
CCTV+: China's first lady Peng Liyuan visits opera house in Hong Kong
BEIJING, July 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, on Thursday visited the Xiqu Center in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District, a venue for the art of Chinese traditional theater. She watched rehearsals of Cantonese opera performances and a Hong Kong orchestra at the opera house and spoke highly of the performances, calling the show a display of the charm of Chinese culture. During her visit, Peng also talked with young volunteers who were making traditional paper artworks. She encouraged Hong Kong's younger generation to have an in-depth understanding of fine traditional Chinese culture and inherit and promote the culture.Peng together with Xi left Hong Kong Friday after a two-day trip there for a meeting celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. &amp;amp;nbsp; Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWiOKkXZM8s
CGTN: Integration into national development brings new impetus to Hong Kong
BEIJING, July 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The value of trade between the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Chinese mainland has surged more than sixfold from $50.77 billion to $360.33 billion, an average annual increase of 8.5 percent since the Hong Kong's return to the motherland 25 years ago, according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. While integrating itself into the country's overall development, Hong Kong has become an important participant in domestic circulation and a key contributor connecting domestic and international circulation. By the end of 2021, investment from Hong Kong into the mainland had topped $1.4 trillion, accounting for 57.6 percent of the mainland's total attraction of overseas investments. "Proactively integrating itself into the country's overall development and carving out its role in national strategies, Hong Kong has maintained its strengths in its high degree of openness and in aligning with international rules," Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday at the meeting celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. "With continuously expanding areas and enabling mechanisms for Hong Kong's cooperation and exchanges with the mainland, people in Hong Kong now have better opportunities to start their own businesses and make achievements," he added. Tapping into Greater Bay Area The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), which aims to become a world-class bay area and city cluster, is a significant national project conceived and promoted by President Xi. On July 1, 2017, Xi witnessed the signing of a framework agreement between the National Development and Reform Commission, the country's top economic planner, and the governments of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao on deepening Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao cooperation. A year later, Xi announced the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, a supergiant sea-crossing traffic project that links Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. It has become a physical symbol of China's vision for the GBA. On February 18, 2019, the outline development plan for the GBA was unveiled, which envisaged creating a role model of high-quality development, an international first-class bay area and a world-class city cluster. Last September, a plan was launched for further developing the Qianhai cooperation zone for the southern metropolis of Shenzhen and the HKSAR, with the aim of helping the zone better play an exemplary and leading role in the development of the GBA. The number of Hong Kong-funded enterprises in the Qianhai zone surged 156 percent year on year in 2021. Of the total foreign investment in actual use in Qianhai last year, 93.8 percent was from Hong Kong. Individuals from Hong Kong are benefiting from the GBA initiative too. Hong Kong and Macao professionals from eight sectors, including teachers, doctors and tour guides, are now allowed to practice on the mainland with mutual recognition of qualifications. By now, over 3,000 professionals have obtained qualifications on the mainland. Addressing at the celebration, Xi again said central government fully supports Hong Kong in its effort to seize historic opportunities offered by China's development and actively dovetail itself with the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. National governance "Since Hong Kong's return to the motherland, it has been re-integrated into China's governance system, and a constitutional order was established with the 'One Country, Two Systems' principle as its fundamental guideline," Xi noted. Chinese citizens who are permanent residents of the HKSAR can participate in the governance of both the SAR and the country as empowered by law. After its return, at the Ninth National People's Congress (NPC) in 1998, deputies from Hong Kong began to participate in the NPC, the highest body of state power, to discuss plans for national development and problems affecting people's lives, and to put the people's expectations at the top of the agenda on state matters. Meanwhile, more than 5,600 representatives from all walks of life in Hong Kong serve as members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at all levels, including over 200 in the CPPCC National Committee. They are all valued advisors on key national programs and contributors to the development of the country. Thirty-six deputies from Hong Kong were elected to participate in the work of the 13th NPC, accounting for 1.2 percent of total deputy numbers while over 200 CPPCC members are from the HKSAR, 10 percent of the total. Both ratios significantly exceed Hong Kong's share of the country's population of about 0.5 percent. https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-06-29/Hong-Kong-25-years-on-Better-integrating-into-national-development-1bfyY0p1lWo/index.html
Investing in people to reach their full potential - An impactful part of one CEO's journey towards creating a sustainable world
PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, July 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In a book aptly named "The Book of Wisdom" recently published by the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) of Malaysia, Mr. Lim Boon Siong, CEO of VISTA Eye Specialist was asked for words of wisdom to share with readers, to which he replied "When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily." Unveiling of Entrepuneur Organization Malaysia's Book of Wisdom In short, it's all about Investing in people and building relationships. By investing time in people around yourself, you help them to grow and make a positive change in them. "In the workplace, this means cultivating the right environment to let staff reach their full potential. Instead of handholding staff, take a step back and ask questions, guide them, mentor them and provide a platform for them to grow and excel," Mr. Lim shares. The "Book of Wisdom" collects the real life experience and sharings by 70 of EO Malaysia's Business Leaders, a global organization that supports the foundation of the entrepreneur in their business, family, life and community. EO consists of a group of like-minded individuals who uses the platform to help support each other to succeed via learning, sharing and mentorship to grow, which is the core of its essence. "It is amazing to be part of an organization with so many influential business leaders, yet who are all so humble to share and bring everyone around them up to be better humans," shares Mr. Raymond Chou, the current EO Malaysia President, who adds "It is through EO that I've had the privilege to receive Boon Siong's selfless support and mentorship to help me through my path, to be able to hold the torch now, carry forward his legacy as a Past President and spread the spirit of EO nationwide." Mr Lim brings this same mindset to VISTA, where he has established a very strong corporate culture of learning and sharing - from a buddy system of clinics that work together, to internal staff exchange between branches, focus groups comprised of different experience levels and profession - all for the purpose of connecting, sharing and upskilling. VISTA's ophthalmologists have also been generous in sharing knowledge, through numerous clinical articles published in major Ophthalmic Journals, podium sharings in major International Conferences, and are often visited by worldwide Ophthalmologists as the key choice Center of Excellence for many different Ophthalmic technologies. "The goal is towards sustainability in people, to build leaders and let them grow and be a better version of themselves, not just pulling them towards their goals. But for this to work, we need to make a conscious decision and investment to impact someone's life while expecting nothing in return," states Mr. Lim with a twinkle in his eye. About VISTA Eye Specialist Founded in 1999, VISTA is one of the leading Eye Specialist Centers with 12 centres across Malaysia.
Global Times: Xi marks HKSAR's 25th anniversary, points clear future of city as 'no need to change a good system'
BEIJING, July 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- A joyful and exciting sentiment was widely shared on Friday not only in Hong Kong, despite the wind and rain, but also in the Chinese mainland and beyond the country on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the city's return to the motherland. Hong Kong is embarking on a new journey of transition from chaos to order and to greater prosperity. Local officials and observers said the city has entered its best time. While Hong Kong residents shared high expectations as the city was reborn from the chaos and difficulties with firm support from the central government, President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech, summarizing the practice of the "one country, two systems" principle, pointing out a clear direction for Hong Kong's future, and injecting confidence and momentum for its growth. In a speech delivered at the ceremony celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Xi said the "one country, two systems" principle has withstood the test of practice and time, and been supported by all Chinese people and recognized by the international community. The principle is an unprecedented great initiative, and its fundamental purpose is to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, and maintain the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macao, Xi noted. There is no reason to change a good system, and it must be upheld for a long time. 'One country' as top priority Xi's remarks about upholding the "one country, two systems" drew warm applause during the meeting. As long as the "one country" principle is further strengthened, the advantages of the "two systems" will be further underscored. By reaffirming the purpose and the essence of the successful practice of the "one country, two systems," including advancing the country's reunification and safeguarding the sovereignty, security and development interests while maintaining the capitalist system of Hong Kong to boost its prosperity, Xi's speech signaled that the "one country, two systems" is in line with the fundamental interests of the country and of Hong Kong, and will be fully and correctly implemented in the long run. Experts said it means that this principle won't be abandoned because of difficulties encountered, easing the doubts and reassuring the public following the ups and downs that the city went through, particularly after the social turmoil in 2019 severely affected the constitutional order of the city. "To summarize the experiences of the past 25 years, the essential requirement for the successful practice of the 'one country, two systems' would be to uphold the principle 'one country' and implement the idea of the nation," Lau Siu-kai, vice-president of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies, told the Global Times on Friday. "Without the idea of 'one country' and respect of the Constitution, the 'one country, two systems' won't succeed," Lau said. Only under "one country" can the constitutional order built on the Constitution and the Basic Law be safeguarded, the Communist Party of China-led socialist political system be guarded, and the power of the central government be respected, so that the city would smoothly integrate into the country's overall development plan, and some deep-seated problems in Hong Kong can be fixed, he added. Clear direction Over the past 25 years, Hong Kong withstood a number of challenges, including the financial crisis, the COVID-19 epidemic and the severe social turmoil, with the help of the central government and under the "one country, two systems." Some in Hong Kong are unsure about the city's future after 2047, as the principle stipulated that Hong Kong's capitalist system and way of life shall remain unchanged for 50 years after returning to the motherland. Standing at the mid-point of the practice of the "one country, two systems," "those people are reassured by Xi's message," Tam Yiu-chung, a member of the NPC Standing Committee from Hong Kong, told the Global Times on Friday. "As the principle is praised as a good system, Xi gave a clear answer that there's no need to change it, easing some doubts in Hong Kong and pointing out the direction for the city." "Even if it's a long journey for practicing the 'one country, two systems,' as long as Hong Kong does not waver and walks forward firmly with the country, there will certainly be good results," Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, convener of the Executive Council meeting and lawmaker, told the Global Times on Friday. The practice of the "one country, two systems" will continue steadily, she said. During his speech, Xi laid out some fundamental requirements for practicing the "one country, two systems," saying that safeguarding national sovereignty, security and development interests is the top principle of the "one country, two systems." The CPC-led socialism with Chinese characteristics should be respected and safeguarded by all the residents including those in SARs. The central government also has full governance over the SARs, which is the origin of their high degree of autonomy. Only when the full governance of the central government and the high degree of the SAR coordinate with each other will the SAR be well governed, Xi said. The national security law for Hong Kong was formulated and the electoral system was reformed and improved to ensure only patriots govern Hong Kong. The democratic system in Hong Kong is in line with the "one country, two systems" principle and the constitutional status of Hong Kong, and is conducive to safeguarding the democratic rights of Hong Kong residents, Xi said. On the principle of only patriots governing Hong Kong, Xi said no country or region in the world will allow unpatriotic or even traitorous or treasonous forces and figures to take power. To keep the power to administer the HKSAR firmly in the hands of patriots is essential for safeguarding the long-term stability and security of Hong Kong, and it must not be shaken at any time, he said. The practice of the "one country, two systems" has been part of our country's governance, and standing at the critical point amid a rapidly changing geopolitical environment, the practice of the principle successfully conveys the significance for the country's rejuvenation including solving the Taiwan question, Li Xiaobing, an expert on Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan affairs at Nankai University, told the Global Times. "The purpose of designing the 'one country, two systems' is to realize national rejuvenation," Li said, noting that in advancing the "one country, two systems" practice in the future, the realization of national rejuvenation will always be its essence.
CGTN: Hong Kong, an East-West culture bridge
BEIJING, July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong is more than an international business and financial center – it is an open and diverse place that blends Chinese and Western cultures, and it has always been nurtured and nourished by Chinese culture. As Hong Kong celebrates the 25th anniversary of its return to the motherland, Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, visited the Xiqu Centre in the city's West Kowloon Cultural District on Thursday. During the visit, she learned about the cultural district's planning and latest developments, as well as its work in preserving and promoting Cantonese opera and traditional Chinese theater. Peng arrived in Hong Kong by train with Xi in the afternoon to attend the meeting celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China and the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on July 1. From Xiqu to Chinese cultural heritage Stretching across 40 hectares of reclaimed land, the West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest cultural projects in the world, blending art, education, open space and entertainment facilities. Xiqu Centre, one of the district's first major cultural facilities, offers the opportunity to "explore and learn about Chinese cultural heritage and the different regional forms of xiqu," said its website. During the visit, Peng watched a rehearsal of Cantonese Opera excerpts by the Tea House Rising Stars Troupe at its Tea House and spoke to the performers. Thanks to the central government's support, Cantonese Opera was successfully inscribed onto the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2009 as a world intangible cultural heritage item. The HKSAR government has been in collaboration with the community in the protection, transmission and promotion of Cantonese Opera and other intangible cultural heritage items. A platform facilitating Chinese and Western cultural exchanges To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, various activities featuring traditional Chinese culture have been held, such as Chinese Kung Fu (Chinese martial arts) performance and the Hanfu (Chinese traditional costume) fashion show. President Xi said on June 29, 2017, when visiting Hong Kong that he hoped the HKSAR can carry forward its traditional culture, play its role as a platform facilitating Chinese and Western cultural exchanges, and promote cultural exchanges and cooperation with the mainland. The HKSAR is encouraged to develop into an international hub for cultural exchanges in the country's 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025). https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-07-01/Hong-Kong-an-East-West-culture-bridge-1bjFkS8hn7W/index.html
CGTN: Hong Kong to start a new chapter after 25 years of prosperity
BEIJING, July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- John Lee, the new leader of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), started his new day by launching his Weibo account on Friday, which marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China. "Sunrise, the beginning of a fresh day, makes people feel full of vigor," Lee wrote in his first posting, adding that he will share his work and life under his new mission on the Chinese twitter-like social media platform. "Let's join hands and write a new chapter for Hong Kong," he wrote. Lee was just sworn in as the sixth-term chief executive of the HKSAR. Chinese President Xi Jinping administered oath of office to the new leader at the inaugural ceremony held on Friday morning. Patriots administering Hong Kong The 64-year-old former security chief was elected as the new HKSAR chief executive under the newly improved electoral system with the principle of "patriots administering Hong Kong." Lee oversaw the introduction of the Law on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR in June 2020, which came after the global financial hub was gripped by prolonged social disturbances in 2019, with violent activities seen ranging from hurling petrol bombs to attacking police and trashing shops. Thanks to the enforcement of the law, Hong Kong residents have been freed from the fear of violence and regained their peaceful life, and the city has restored order and economic vitality. Noting such progress in his speech on Friday, President Xi emphasized again the implementation of the principle of "patriots administering Hong Kong." To keep the power to administer the HKSAR firmly in the hands of patriots is essential for safeguarding the long-term stability and security of the city, he said, adding "at no time should this principle be allowed to be compromised." Ever since its return to the motherland, Hong Kong has enjoyed true democracy, with the overall jurisdiction by the central authorities and a high degree of autonomy in the SAR, he said. The democratic system of the HKSAR, which conforms to the "One Country, Two Systems" policy and Hong Kong's constitutional status, is conducive to safeguarding the democratic rights of Hong Kong residents and maintaining prosperity and stability in the city, he noted. Irreplaceable contributions to China's economic miracle The Chinese President also hailed the irreplaceable contributions made by Hong Kong to the miracle of China's long-term, steady and rapid economic development since its return in 1997. Hong Kong has been a trend-setter in China's reform and opening up, and acted as an important bridge and window connecting the Chinese mainland with other parts of the world, he said. It has actively integrated into the country's overall development and aligned with the national development strategies, and continued to maintain the strengths of being highly free and open and compatible with international rules, he said. The region has also weathered all kinds of challenges and forged forward steadily, he said, adding that none of the challenges, be it the international financial crisis or the COVID-19 pandemic, has stopped Hong Kong's steps forward. Over the past 25 years, Hong Kong has enjoyed robust economic growth and maintained its solid status as a global financial, shipping and trade center. It has witnessed a rapidly-growing innovative technology sector and created a world-class business environment. Moreover, Hong Kong's pre-existing laws have been preserved and developed, with across-the-board progress seen in various aspects of the society. The vitality of the cosmopolitan city has amazed the world. https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-07-01/Hong-Kong-to-start-a-new-chapter-after-25-years-of-prosperity-1bjpwWDg5YQ/index.html
Xinhua Silk Road: Kelan Cashmere Goat Price Index released in N. China's Shanxi
BEIJING, July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Xinhua-Kelan Cashmere Goat Price Index was released on Wednesday in Kelan County, north China's Shanxi Province, aiming to boost the high-quality development of Kelan cashmere goat industry. As the first cashmere goat price index in China, the index comprehensively and objectively reflects the price information of all links of Kelan cashmere goat industrial chain, provides pricing reference for the market, and boosts the revitalization of characteristic industries with digital tools. Located in the northwest of Shanxi Province, Kelan County has unique advantages in developing goat raising industry. Over the years, Kelan has gradually formed a cashmere goat processing system integrating leather, wool, cashmere and meat production. By the end of 2021, Kelan County had raised nearly 660,000 goats, including 550,000 cashmere goats, with 136 tonnes of cashmere and 306 tonnes of wool having been produced. The annual output value of goat industry reached 252 million yuan, accounting for 60 percent of the total output value of local animal husbandry. Jointly developed by China Economic Information Service (CEIS) and the government of Kelan County, the index is expected to objectively reflect industrial development trend and improve market circulation efficiency, which will be of great significance to the goat industry development and decision-making departments. The index is an important opportunity for Kelan County's agricultural high-quality transformation and upgrading, as well as a major measure for industrial revitalization and animal husbandry development, which will have a far-reaching impact on the development of the local goat industry, said Meng Hongbin, secretary of Kelan county committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The goat index will guide the market to circulate more smoothly, promote the better dissemination of brand value, accelerate the digital transformation of the industry, and achieve high-quality development of the local cashmere goat industry, according to Zhang Zhaoxin, researcher of the Research Center for Rural Economy (RCRE). CEIS is an economic information provider under Xinhua News Agency and boasts multiple key information service platforms such as the Xinhua Finance, Xinhua Silk Road, Xinhua Credit, and Xinhua Indices. Xinhua Indices provides comprehensive indices compiling, releasing, operating and promotion services.
Xi: "One country, two systems" must be adhered to over long run
HONG KONG, July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- This is a report from chinadaily.com.cn: A highlight from President Xi Jinping’s speech at a meeting celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Hong Kong, July 1, 2022. [Graphic/chinadaily.com.cn] President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at a meeting celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Here are some of the highlights: On progress, democracy since return to China Over the past 25 years, Hong Kong has enjoyed robust economic growth and maintained its status as a global financial, shipping and trade center. Hong Kong has fostered a rapidly-growing innovation and technology sector and built a world-class business environment. Moreover, Hong Kong's pre-existing laws have been preserved and developed, and its society has remained stable as a whole. Hong Kong has enjoyed true democracy since its return to the motherland. The democratic system of the HKSAR, which conforms to the "one country, two systems" policy and Hong Kong's constitutional status, is conducive to safeguarding the democratic rights of Hong Kong residents and maintaining prosperity and stability in Hong Kong. On 'one country, two systems' The practice of "one country, two systems" has achieved success in Hong Kong recognized by all. "One country, two systems" has been tested and proved time and again, and there is no reason to change such a good system and it must be adhered to over the long run. Upholding national sovereignty, security and development interests is the paramount principle in the policy. On the basis of this prerequisite, Hong Kong and Macao maintain their capitalist system over the long run and enjoy a high degree of autonomy. On 'patriots administering Hong Kong' To keep the power to administer the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region firmly in the hands of patriots is essential for safeguarding the long-term stability and security of Hong Kong. "At no time should this principle be allowed to be compromised." On central authorities' overall jurisdiction It is imperative to ensure both overall jurisdiction by the central authorities and a high degree of autonomy in the SAR. The central authorities exercise overall jurisdiction over the SAR, which constitutes the source of a high degree of autonomy in the SAR; at the same time, the central authorities fully respect and firmly safeguard the high degree of autonomy enjoyed by the SAR as enshrined in law. A highlight from President Xi Jinping’s speech at a meeting celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Hong Kong, July 1, 2022. [Graphic/chinadaily.com.cn] On the future Hong Kong is in a new stage of transitioning from chaos to order and to greater prosperity, and the next five years will be crucial for Hong Kong to break new ground and launch a new take-off. The central government fully supports Hong Kong in maintaining its unique status on a long-term basis. The central government fully supports Hong Kong in consolidating its role as an international financial, shipping and trade center, in maintaining its free, open and sound business environment, in retaining its common law system, and in expanding smooth and convenient linkages with the rest of the world. The central government fully supports Hong Kong in aligning with national development strategies, developing more extensive and closer exchanges and cooperation with the world, advancing reforms in an active and prudent manner and fully unleashing the enormous creativity and development vitality of Hong Kong society. With the strong support of the motherland and the solid implementation of "one country, two systems," Hong Kong will achieve even greater accomplishments. On improving governance of HKSAR Enhancing the system and capacity for governance and boosting its efficacy is of pressing importance for the development of the HKSAR. The sixth-term government of the HKSAR should live up to people's expectations and give top priority to meeting the aspirations of the whole community, especially ordinary people. More efforts should be made to help young people in Hong Kong overcome difficulties in education, employment, business start-up and home-buying, and more opportunities should be created for them to grow and shine.
CGTN: Hong Kong youths embrace brighter future as city integrates into national development
BEIJING, July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- "Young people in Hong Kong can't be confined to Hong Kong. We'd better have a whole picture of our motherland," said Tsang Yi, a young entrepreneur from Hong Kong. Yi, who founded a hackerspace company in southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, told CGTN that he hopes to inspire more Hong Kong youths to purse their career in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), saying "this is the best time for young people from Hong Kong to integrate into national development and to realize their value in life." With the local job market under great pressure amid the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more Hong Kong youngsters have turned to cities in the GBA to realize their dreams. Under the Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme introduced by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government last year, nearly 1,100 graduates in Hong Kong have been hired by over 400 enterprises in the GBA. Over the years, Chinese President Xi Jinping has repeatedly demonstrated his concern for the well-being of the over seven million Hong Kong residents, with the growth of Hong Kong youths pulling at his heartstrings. "When the young people thrive, Hong Kong thrives. When the young people grow, Hong Kong grows. When there is a future for the young people, there is a future for Hong Kong," Xi noted at the meeting celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland and the inauguration of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Calling for creating more opportunities for young people in Hong Kong to grow and shine, Xi said efforts should be made to help them overcome difficulties, gain a keen appreciation of the underlying trend in both the country and the world, and heighten their sense of national pride. Embracing opportunities in the GBA The latest survey by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups shows that 64 percent of respondents are willing to join Greater Bay Area-based work experience programs or internships. The most attractive factors to these youths are career prospects, market size, social networking and training opportunities, the percentage of which stood at 84.1 percent, 84 percent, 70.7 percent and 70.4 percent respectively. Promoting the development of the GBA has been an important part of Xi's vision for the HKSAR, which is hailed as the best entry point for Hong Kong to integrate itself into the country's overall development. The GBA is comprised of the two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and nine cities in neighboring Guangdong Province. The total area is around 56,000 square kilometers, and covers around 6 percent of the Chinese population. "The Greater Bay Area spans three customs territories in one country that operate under two different social systems with three different currencies. This is unprecedented in the world," the Chinese president has said. Gross domestic product (GDP) of the GBA hit 12.6 trillion yuan ($1.97 trillion) last year, 2.4 trillion yuan more than in 2017. With less than 1 percent of the country's land mass, the GBA created 12 percent of the national GDP. Consolidating HK's unique status China released its 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) last year, the blueprint and action agenda for the social and economic development of the country in the next five years and Hong Kong's economic and social development are also highlighted in the plan. The 14th Five-Year Plan continues to support Hong Kong's attempts to enhance its status as an international financial, transportation and trade center; strengthen its status as a global offshore Renminbi business hub, an international asset management center and a risk management center. Xi on Friday reiterated the Central Government's full support for Hong Kong in maintaining its unique status on a long-term basis and called on the new HKSAR government to live up to people's expectations and give top priority to meeting the aspirations of the whole community. "Hong Kong's fundamental interests are consistent with the fundamental interests of the country, and the heart of the Central Government and the heart of our Hong Kong compatriots always beat together," he added. Since it returned to China in 1997, Hong Kong, under the "One Country, Two Systems" principle with a high degree of autonomy, has further consolidated its status as a leading international financial and global trading center. It has been consistently rated by global institutions as one of the freest and the most competitive economies with a world-class business environment. Wrapping up his speech on Friday, Xi expressed the conviction that with the strong support of the motherland and the solid implementation of "One Country, Two Systems," Hong Kong will achieve even greater accomplishments. https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-07-01/Hong-Kong-youths-embrace-brighter-future-with-national-development-1bjfAEDSJkQ/index.html
CCTV+: New Hong Kong chief executive sworn in
BEIJING, July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- John Lee was sworn in as Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Friday morning, as Hong Kong marks the 25th anniversary of its return to China. &amp;amp;nbsp; Lee took his oath before Chinese President Xi Jinping, who oversaw the swearing-in ceremony."I, John Lee, swear that, in the office of Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, will uphold the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, bear allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and serve the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region conscientiously, dutifully, in full accordance with the law, honestly and with integrity, and be held accountable to the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region," said Lee.The president congratulated Lee on his inauguration after the oath-taking. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1XhKGNBNRE
Onion Global Surpasses RMB14.8 million in GMV for the first three days during the 2022 Luca Brand Shopping Festival
GUANGZHOU, China, July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Onion Global Limited ("Onion Global", the "Group" or the "Company") (NYSE: OG), a next-generation lifestyle brand platform that incubates, markets, and distributes the world's fresh, fashionable, and future brands to young people in China and across Asia, today announced that it generated over RMB14.8 million in GMV within the first three days of its 2022 Luca Brand Shopping Festival. To address the rapidly evolving needs and expectations of the younger generation, Luca Brand Shopping Festival, one of Onion Global's key promotional events of the year, brings together a collection of "fresh, fashionable and future" high-growth brands designed specifically for Gen Z. Onion Global has been implementing the Luca Brand portfolio strategy since 2018, currently consisting of over 40 new-consumption brands spanning across daily necessities, food, beauty, and healthcare to meet the diversified needs of young consumers. The twelve-day Shopping Festival started on June 17, 2022 and continued until June 29, 2022. Highlights for the first three days during the 2022 Luca Brand Shopping Festival The total GMV during the first three days was over RMB14.8 million, and the total number of orders was over 30,000; More than 700 Standard Product Units (SPUs) offered by 36 brands participated in the Luca Brand Shopping Festival this year; The total number of buyers exceeded 19,000 with a repurchase rate of higher than 31%; Mr. Cong (Kenny) Li, Founder, and CEO of Onion Global commented, "As part of our core strategy, the Luca Brand portfolio has helped Onion Global build emotional and personal connections with the younger generation, especially Gen Z, and respond to the ever-changing consumption environment. We believe with new demands bring new opportunities, and the diversification of consumer demand under the new consumption trend will undoubtedly change the landscape of new consumption brands. Against this backdrop, Onion Global helps brands adjust their marketing strategies to keep up with the consumption concepts of the new generation. For example, we helped Baiyunshan Wanglaoji, a functional drinking product, launch a new type of sugar-free and sparkling herbal tea to fit into diverse catering scenarios. We also incubated Soul Mui, a fruit wine brand featuring Chinese cultural elements, to target the alcopop and low alcoholic beverage market favored by the younger generation. This April, we launched Eyelicious, an eye fashion brand, to take advantage of the booming eye makeup market fueled by the regular wearing of face masks. Onion Global will capitalize on the new consumption trends and continue to work with its partners across the value chain, incubating and developing more trendy brands and products, and expand the Luca Brand categories further." Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains forward-looking statements. 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All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release, and Onion Global does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. About Onion Global Limited Onion Global Limited (NYSE: OG) is a next-generation lifestyle brand platform that incubates, markets, and distributes the world's fresh, fashionable, and future brands, which we refer to as "3F brands," to young people in China and across Asia. The Company's mission is to be the dream factory of lifestyle brands for young people. The Company's platform offers an integrated solution to develop, market, and distribute new and inspiring branded products, thereby reshaping the lifestyle shopping and consumer culture in China. Onion Global Limited has been listed on New York Stock Exchange since May 2021. For more information, please visit: http://ir.msyc.com/. 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CGTN: 'One Country, Two Systems' ensures Hong Kong's prosperity, stability
BEIJING, July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As Hong Kong celebrates the 25th anniversary of its return to China, the "One Country, Two Systems" policy is hailed as a fundamental guarantee for the city's prosperity and stability. &amp;amp;nbsp; Chinese President Xi Jinping, who arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday for the anniversary celebration, said facts have proven the great vitality of "One Country, Two Systems," which guarantees Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability and ensures the well-being of the Hong Kong compatriots. Delivering a short speech at the West Kowloon high-speed rail station, Xi called on Hong Kong to uphold "One Country, Two Systems" unswervingly and strive for a brighter future. Xi: Hong Kong has emerged stronger after tests "It has been five years since my last visit to Hong Kong," said Xi, who visited Hong Kong in 2017 as the city celebrated the 20th anniversary of its return to China. Xi said he has been concerned about and caring for Hong Kong all along. "My heart and the central government's heart are always with the Hong Kong compatriots," he said. He said Hong Kong had withstood a series of grave tests and overcome a series of risks and challenges over a period of time, adding that the city has since emerged stronger and shown great vigor. Hailing the strong vitality of "One Country, Two Systems," he said as long as the principle is upheld unswervingly, Hong Kong will surely have an even brighter future and make new, greater contributions to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Xi will attend a meeting celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China and the inaugural ceremony of the sixth-term government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Friday. During a meeting with HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Thursday, Xi spoke highly of her efforts to firmly implement the "One Country, Two Systems" principle and the Basic Law and her role in facilitating a major transition from chaos to order in Hong Kong. 'Resounding success' "One Country, Two Systems" is a basic policy that the Chinese government has been implementing in Hong Kong since resuming the exercise of sovereignty over it on July 1, 1997. Despite the many challenges over the past 25 years, the practice of "One Country, Two Systems" in Hong Kong has been a "resounding success," Xi said when meeting with newly elected and appointed sixth-term Chief Executive of the HKSAR John Lee on May 30. The central government's resolve to fully and faithfully implement the principle of "One Country, Two Systems" has never wavered, still less will it change, he told Lee. Xi has repeatedly stressed the need to fully and faithfully implement the principle – stay committed to the basis of "One Country" and leverage the benefits of "Two Systems" well. Hong Kong has achieved remarkable development under "One Country, Two Systems" since its return to China. In 2021, Hong Kong's economy grew to 2.86 trillion Hong Kong dollars (about $364 billion), up from 1.37 trillion Hong Kong dollars in 1997. During the period, its total foreign trade in goods more than tripled to 10.27 trillion Hong Kong dollars. Hong Kong has emerged stronger as an international financial, shipping and trade center. It has been consistently rated by global institutions as one of the freest and the most competitive economies with a world-class business environment. The average life expectancy in Hong Kong in 2021 stood at 83 years for males and 87.7 years for females, compared to 76.8 years and 82.2 years, respectively, in 1997. https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-06-30/Xi-extends-congratulations-best-wishes-to-Hong-Kong-compatriots-1bhNbpwpzS8/index.html
CGTN: Hong Kong 25 years on: A cultural bond between China and the world
BEIJING, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- After five years' effort and construction, the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) was finally inaugurated on June 22 and is scheduled to open on July 2, representing a new cultural landmark in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Five years ago, on June 29, 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping was present at the signing ceremony for the cooperation agreement between the mainland and the HKSAR on the development of the museum at the West Kowloon Cultural District. In a show of his care and interest in the city's cultural and art development, Xi visited the district hours after he had arrived for a three-day inspection tour during the 20th anniversary celebrations of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. Xi said that he hoped the HKSAR would carry forward traditional culture and play a role in facilitating and promoting cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and the West, and between Hong Kong and the mainland. A window into Chinese culture The already-thriving traditional Chinese culture of Hong Kong, known as "the Pearl of the Orient," is further boosted by HKPM's inauguration. With elements such as red doors decorated with golden doornails, the museum embodies the excellence of traditional Chinese culture and asserts its aspiration to become one of the world's leading cultural institutions, committed to the study and appreciation of Chinese art and culture, while advancing dialogue among civilizations through international partnerships. More than 900 treasures from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing will be placed on rotating display for the inaugural exhibitions. Some of these pieces are being shown in Hong Kong for the first time, while others have never been shown in public before, according to the HKPM. In addition to physical institutions such as museums, Hong Kong has also been a stage for different styles of traditional Chinese theater. Inscribed onto the first national list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006 and UNESCO's Representative List in 2009, Cantonese Opera is among the most popular. In August 2017, in order to preserve its intangible cultural heritage, Hong Kong unveiled the first representative list of 20 items, ranging from performing arts like Cantonese Opera to festival events such as the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance and the traditional craftsmanship of the Bamboo Theatre Building Technique. A fusion of East and West Hong Kong is a place where Chinese and Western cultures blend, tradition and modernity are fused, and the old and new merge to present a unique contrast. President Xi emphasized in 2018 that through its cultural diversity, Hong Kong will continue to play a special role in promoting East-West cultural exchange, facilitating mutual learning among civilizations, and building people-to-people bonds. As an international business and financial center featuring openness and diversity, Hong Kong is home to some 600,000 non-Chinese residents, many of whom have resided in the city for decades. Arthur de Villepin is one of them. He runs a gallery on Hollywood Road in the Central district on Hong Kong Island, with his father Dominique de Villepin, who served as France's prime minister from 2005 to 2007. In an interview with China Media Group (CMG), the pair said that they had dedicated the Villepin gallery's inaugural exhibition to the late Chinese-French abstract painter Zao Wou-Ki, hailing him as a good example of "reconciliation between East and West." The younger de Villepin expressed his confidence that "art and culture will both grow dramatically" in the city, and that the way "China will reveal itself to the world through its people with art is going to be extraordinary." A city that tells China's stories During a meeting with a Hong Kong delegation, President Xi said that the city, as a cosmopolitan metropolis, can tap into its extensive connections with the world, spread the best of traditional Chinese culture, and tell China's stories. TV presenter Janis Chan is one such storyteller. In the documentary "No Poverty Land," she and her team spent three months visiting 10 areas on the Chinese mainland to introduce China's poverty relief efforts, which were not widely known to the world. The work has won praise from viewers in Hong Kong, the mainland and beyond, winning for Chan the title of Best Female Host at the TVB Anniversary Awards 2021 in Hong Kong, and the role model of "Touching China 2021" on the mainland. Following these honors, she told the media that it was her who was touched. "Every person we interviewed represents the remarkable character of the Chinese people." In a recent interview with CMG, Chan said she will document more stories about China to let audiences at home and abroad know about the nation's development. https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-06-30/Hong-Kong-25-years-on-A-cultural-bond-between-China-and-the-world--1bhc01Ua5ws/index.html
Infinix Unveils 180W Thunder Charge Technology, To Debut on Upcoming Flagship Phone
SHANGHAI, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Infinix has unveiled the seriously fast 180W Thunder Charge Technology, which will debut on selected Infinix flagship phones that will be announced in the second half of the year. The breakthrough new technology will enable users to achieve the time for a 1-50% charge of the 4500mAh battery in just four minutes, providing users with a faster and safer advanced smart device charging experience. 180W Thunder Charge "Following last year's Infinix 160W fast charging Concept Phone release, Infinix 180W Thunder Charge is another industry breakthrough that delivers ultra-fast charging technology to the public. Infinix aims to keep improving daily efficiency through iteration and innovation of fast charging technology so that users around the world can be the first to experience efficient and convenient digital life," said Manfred Hong, Senior Product Director of Infinix. Industry-leading 180W Charging Technology Ultra-fast charging has never been as prevalent as it is today and with the production of safer methods of charging at a higher voltage rate, the technology is becoming more and more popular in mid range devices. Regular smartphones with fast charging features generally use batteries with a charging rate of 1 to 3C, while 180W Thunder Charge uses batteries with a rate of 8C, which effectively reduces the chances of the battery overheating due to the fast charging technology. Infinix cooperated with the world's leading battery manufacturers to develop a new 8C battery cell, which is the maximum charging rate rechargeable lithium battery in the industry at present. The 8C cell has lower internal resistance when compared with the conventional single electrode lug structure, the 8C cell has a multi-electrode lug, which reduces more than 50% of the internal resistance and produces less heat. Furthermore, the 180W Thunder Charge uses two 8C-rated batteries in series, so the charging power of each battery is only 90W while being charged, reducing heat and increasing longevity. 180W Thunder Charge also adopts automatic bidirectional-power supply technology to lengthen phone's battery life by 2% compared to traditionally double cell battery designed phones. The automatic bidirectional-power supply technology reduces the area of the power supply circuit by 60%, increases the precision of the circuit layout and saves space. The charging technology works using dynamic distribution. Three parallel charge pumps support the highest powered conversion yet on an Infinix device, achieving 99% charging conversion efficiency, which avoids overloads and overheating. This is the pinnacle of Infinix charging technology to date. A Safer way to Charge Keeping safety a key priority, 180W Thunder Charge has 111 software and hardware security protection mechanisms to protect smartphones, chargers, and charging cables. The security protection is triggered during abnormal scenarios – such as high temperature, increased voltage, electromagnetic interference and more – to ensure the safety of the smartphone's system. Furthermore, 180W Thunder charge has 20 temperature sensors, which are distributed in USB inputs, charging chips, on the battery and other locations inside the device. The charge is monitored in real-time through an intelligent temperature control algorithm which keeps track of everything. While the device is charging, the smartphone's temperature is kept below 43 ℃, which ensures a safe and fast charging experience without excess heat or battery degradation. The 180W Thunder Charge cable has a built-in Infinix special encryption chip, which outputs 180W power transmission for an ultra-fast charge. 180W Thunder Charge can intelligently identify the cable's power transmission capacity and adjust accordingly. If a different cable without Infinix's special encryption chip is plugged into the device, it identifies the cable and limit power to 60W/100W to ensure a safe charge. Powerful, Compatible & Portable Infinix's 180W Thunder Charge technology is one of the most advanced solutions yet from Infinix and represents a step forward in technological breakthroughs for smartphones in the mid-range price bracket. Offering next-level charging speed, lower temperatures and safer protocols, 180W Thunder Charge gives users blazing fast and intelligent ways to power the Infinix devices. Present in the technology is the new semiconductor material GaN, which enables the 180W Thunder Charge to be resistant to a variety of environments with high temperatures above 40°C. Furthermore, the charger adapter is compatible with multiple fast charging protocols, and can perform a maximum of 100W fast charging for most electronic devices on the market, which include mobile phones, tablets, and laptops giving users maximum flexibility with a one cable fits all solution. Users can also use cables from other manufactures to charge Infinix devices up to 100W. 180W Thunder Charge has two separate charging modes, Furious Mode and Standard Mode. Furious mode can be activated at the click of a button giving users 180W super-fast charging. With the world leading application of 180W fast charging technology made available to mass produced smartphones by Infinix, it demonstrates Infinix's strong technical competency and innovative spirit. Presenting this technology to the wider public at an affordable price is one of Infinix's core values and represents Infinix's desire to democratize high-end technology and make it available to everyone who wants it. Stay tuned for our upcoming new products with 180W Thunder Charge available in the second half of this year. About Infinix: Inﬁnix Mobility is a rapidly emerging technology brand that designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of smart devices worldwide under the Inﬁnix brand, which was founded in 2013. Targeting today's youth with ﬁrst in class technology, Inﬁnix creates trendy, powerful and attainably priced smart devices that bring the latest technology on the market to users around the world at a time when they need it at a price that they want it. For more information, please visit: http://www.infinixmobility.com/      All data are theoretical values obtained by Infinix internal laboratories through tests carried out under particular conditions. Actual data may vary owing to differences in individual products, software versions, application conditions and environmental factors.
China Daily series Youth Power：Gen Zers discuss "One country, two systems, three cheers"
BEIJING, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The first episode of season two of the China Daily series Youth Power, titled "One Country, two Systems, three Cheers", was broadcast online on June 30. For the episode, Youth Power invited Gen Zers from the mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China, offering their suggestions for the future of Hong Kong and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The Gen Zers who took part discussed childhood memories and identity and cultural differences relating to Hong Kong and the mainland. In doing so they found that their cultural roots are strong, meaning young people can be proud bearers of their cultural memories. According to those who too part, young people from Hong Kong and the mainland not only share the same languages, but also have similar interests. For example, Cantonese songs, TV programs, Hong Kong stars and celebrities and other elements of Hong Kong pop culture are a common memory and love of Gen Zers. Gen Zers in Hong Kong and Macao also enjoy variety shows from the mainland. Those in the program said they hoped people from both Hong Kong and the mainland would cherish their shared history and culture. In addition to cultural bonds, Gen Zers in the Youth Power episode discussed the role that patriotic education should play in helping teenagers to form their attitudes and values. "I think patriotic education is important," Huang Ernuo, raised in Hong Kong, said. Huang now works for Tsinghua University in Beijing after having graduated there. "If it doesn't happen in the education system, what would happen? Where do you get your information from? Media, which can easily be influenced by business and money." Zhong Yutong, a graduate of Fudan University in Shanghai, talked of the essence of an education that cultivates a sense of identity and belonging. "(You need to know) where you came from, where your ancestors came from, where you're heading and what some of the values you want to hold to are." Many young people from Hong Kong and Macao, including some of the Youth Power guests, have gained new perspectives by studying, working or setting up a business on the mainland. Song Wei, a doctoral student at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, said that as a Macao citizen she is proud of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge."It is an important symbol of the vigorous development of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. In the context of the Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong and Macao can benefit from integration and become part of diversified industries, which will further provide more possibilities for the development of teenagers." Those who appeared on the program, having witnessed how Hong Kong and the mainland are linked economically, culturally, with personal exchanges and in other ways, said they looked forward to a more in-depth emotional bonding in the future. Chen Simo, of Taiwan, said that when she was a child she had to travel through Hong Kong whenever she traveled to and from the mainland. Direct travel between the mainland and Taiwan was officially established in 2009, making two-way, comprehensive three direct links across the Taiwan Straits a reality. Chen said she was keen to help strengthen ties between Taiwan and the mainland. "I sincerely hope that one day there will be many return flights between Taiwan and the mainland, making it as convenient for us to travel between Taiwan and the mainland as it is for us to travel between Hong Kong and the mainland." Ye Xueying, 21, of Hong Kong, who has just graduated from Wuhan University with an undergraduate degree in Chinese classics, talked of her future plans, saying: "I'll just stick to my study of the Chinese classics. I hope people can realize history is a very important part, a collective memory for everyone This is how we get to build our sense of belonging." Addressing Hong Kong people, she said: "I hope you know that antagonism does not solve anything, and hatred and hostility are not what we should pass on. I hope we can put aside (our differences) and be able to love each other. Please allow me the honor to introduce to you this wonderful place named Hong Kong. It's small, but it's big enough for dreams and love." Li Wanrong, born in Hong Kong in 1997, said: "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is only 25 years old, the same as me. We still have a lot of opportunities. We will have time to grow up. We will also face difficulties and challenges." Li, a graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, hopes to become a pediatrician. No matter what challenges or difficulties we face, the important thing is to remember why we set out on our individual journey and why we would like to press on, she said. Those who appeared on the program said Hong Kong and the mainland have always been closely linked, despite the various tests they have faced. All those who took part, from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and the mainland, said they would work together to create a bright future. They hope that the next 25 years will be prosperous and smooth for Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, they said.