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Baijiayun to Present at 2023 LD Micro Main Event XVI
BEIJING, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Baijiayun Group Ltd ("Baijiayun" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: RTC), a one-stop AI video solution provider, today announced that CFO, Mr. Yong Fang, will be presenting a company overview at the LD Micro Main Event XVI at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 2:00pm PT. Mr. Fang will also be hosting group and 1x1 meetings during the conference. Interested investors can register to watch the virtual presentation: https://me23.sequireevents.com/ in track 2. For more information on the LD Micro Main Event XVI Conference, or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Baijiayun management, please contact your conference representative. A replay of the presentation will be available following the event on the Events section of Company's IR website at https://ir.baijiayun.com/. About Baijiayun Group Ltd Baijiayun is a one-stop AI video solution provider with core expertise in SaaS/PaaS solutions. Baijiayun is committed to delivering reliable, high-quality video experiences across devices and localities and has grown rapidly since its inception in 2017. Premised on its industry-leading video-centric technologies, Baijiayun offers a wealth of video-centric technology solutions, including Video SaaS/PaaS, Video Cloud and Software, and Video AI and System Solutions. Baijiayun caters to the evolving communications and collaboration needs of enterprises of all sizes and industries. Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements." These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the parties' perspectives and expectations, are forward-looking statements. The words "will," "expect," "believe," "estimate," "intend," and "plan" and similar expressions indicate forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and shareholders and other potential investors must recognize that actual results may differ materially from the expectations as a result of a variety of factors. Such forward-looking statements are based upon management's current expectations and include known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are hard to predict or control, that may cause the actual results, performance, or plans to differ materially from any future results, performance or plans expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking information provided herein represents the Company's estimates as of the date of this press release, and subsequent events and developments may cause the Company's estimates to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking information in the future. Therefore, this forward-looking information should not be relied upon as representing the Company's estimates of its future financial performance as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. A further list and description of risks and uncertainties can be found in the documents the Company has filed or furnished or may file or furnish with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which you are encouraged to read. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or anticipated by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate only to the date they were made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made except as required by law or applicable regulation. For investor and media enquiries, please contact: Ms. Feifei ShenThe Blueshirt GroupPhone: +86 134 6656 6136Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Company Contact: Mr. Yong FangCFO, Baijiayun Group LtdPhone: (267) 939 5080Email: email@example.com
NJI Welcomes Allison Hoffman Cousens as Managing Director of Partnerships & Marketing
Expanding agency capabilities include new content development division ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- NJI, a global creative agency that solves complex public affairs challenges, announced today the appointment of Allison Hoffman Cousens as Managing Director of Partnerships & Marketing. She joins NJI after nearly a decade of guiding Meta's global public policy efforts in Menlo Park and London. She previously served as a product manager for Intuit. Sustained, record-breaking growth has enabled us to further deepen NJI's capabilities and resources for our clients. We are pleased to welcome veteran reporter and writer Amy Burroughs as Senior Director of Content Strategy to lead NJI's new Content Strategy division to directly support the diverse content needs of clients, including script development, campaign and brand strategy, advertising and website copy, editing, original reporting, and so much more. "NJI's creative potential is directly tied to our ability to foster outrageous, boundary-breaking ideas within our teams," remarked NJI's President Lara Kline. "Each new team member is chosen for how they will challenge our existing perspectives. We hone our work through research, data, and experience—but it is sustained intellectual curiosity that sets it apart." Julia Ames joins NJI as a Creative Director after leading HumanKind Studio for 15 years and concurrently continues to serve as an adjunct professor for the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University and The University of the District of Columbia. NJI is also privileged to have four additional talented professionals join us in recent months. This includes Beth Reiser, Project Director; Dale Peart, Senior Designer; Cortney Legg, Account Director; and Hank Farr, Video Producer. Investing in current team members is equally important and NJI is pleased to recognize the following promotions: Daniel Kemether to Managing Director, Bill Risen to Multimedia Director; Vincent Levin to Account Director; Sydney Novack to Director; and Kate Phillips to Senior Project Manager. About NJINJI is a global creative agency that solves complex public affairs challenges with fully orchestrated, elegantly crafted content. Founded in 2007, our clients seek to educate and inform policymakers and policy influencers, stakeholders, and constituents. We specialize in distilling complexity and making the creative process effortless for our clients with the highest level of client service. NJI has offices in Washington, D.C., London, and Singapore.
Maison Perrier-Jouët and Mélanie Laurent united for a desirable future
The French actor is the star of the House's joyful ode to nature PARIS, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Maison Perriet-Jouët is delighted to announce its partnership with the actor and director Mélanie Laurent, who is well known for her long-standing commitment to environmental causes. Sharing the House's vision of a desirable future, Mélanie Laurent will accompany it in its environmental initiatives in favour of biodiversity. She is also the star of the new Perrier-Jouët campaign film – a joyful ode to nature designed to re-enchant the world – from the Japanese director Show Yanagisawa, which will be screened in a worldwide exclusive preview in Tokyo in October 2023. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:https://www.multivu.com/players/English/9206751-maison-perrier-jouet-melanie-laurent-united/ An encounter based on shared values Mélanie Laurent's career resonates with the two founding passions of Maison Perrier-Jouët: art and nature. From indie movies to blockbusters, she has made more than 50 films – first in France, then internationally from 2009, notably with her role in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds". Since 2011, she has also achieved success as a director in France and the US. Alongside her artistic career, Mélanie Laurent has devoted herself to environmental causes, using her platform to speak out and contributing to actions on the ground. She spent two years travelling the globe for the 2015 documentary "Tomorrow", which she co-directed. It won a prestigious César award for the best documentary film, and was screened at both the COP21 conference and the United Nations. A positive vision of the world In her environmental work, Mélanie Laurent highlights practical and positive solutions that can contribute to change. The new campaign of Maison Perrier-Jouët draws inspiration from the flower and its essential role in relationships within the ecosystem. The aim of the film is to make us realise that – like the flower and all other plant and animal species – we are part of nature, not apart from it. The House invites us to rediscover the importance of collaboration between species in order to better inhabit the world we share – witness the initiatives it has undertaken over the past 10 years in its own vineyards to enrich biodiversity. In 2021, the House initiated an experimental regenerative viticulture programme to trial new practices and share them with its partner winegrowers. An Artisan of Change Mélanie Laurent sees her partnership with Maison Perrier-Jouët as a natural extension of her career, in which the artistic and environmental dimensions are closely related. She comments: "I am delighted to be accompanying Maison Perrier-Jouët in conveying our shared vision of nature. We have the same commitment and the same drive for change, while also aiming to transmit something truly positive to future generations." As well as starring in the film directed by Show Yanagisawa, Mélanie Laurent will also be actively involved, as an Artisan of Change, in the House's environmental initiatives to promote biodiversity. "We are honoured that Mélanie Laurent has agreed to unite with Maison Perrier-Jouët as an Artisan of Change. She joins our community of artists, who help to illuminate societal shifts and point the way forward. Our responsibility is to do the very best we can today, with a view to tomorrow," says César Giron, CEO of Maison Perrier-Jouët. About Mélanie Laurent Mélanie Laurent is a French actress, screenwriter, director and environmental activist. The recipient of 2 Césars, Mélanie Laurent has established herself as an actress in the film industry. She's been part of over 50 movies. She made her Hollywood debut in 2009 with the starring role as Shosanna Dreyfus in Quentin Tarantino's blockbuster war film Inglourious Basterds. She has since gone on to work with an elite group of filmmakers in independent movies including Mike Mills, Denis Villeneuve, Bille August, Radu Mihaileanu, Angelina Jolie, Alexandre Aja. She also took part in blockbuster movies such as Now you see Me, Michael Bay Six underground or Murder Mystery. She made her feature directorial debut in 2011 with Les Adoptés, following up with the critically acclaimed Breathe. Her first English language feature Galveston starring Elle Fanning and Ben Foster. In 2021 she released Le bal des folles that she directed and in which she plays, talking about women's condition in Salpetriere in the 19th century. Her next movie "Voleuses" will be released on Netflix in November. In parallel to her artistic career she got involved very soon in the environment cause. First with Greenpeace she discovered deforestation in Indonesia, then became a voice of the climate justice campaign alongside Kofi Anan. Also involved with the preservation of the oceans she supported the Fishlove campaign and gave her voice to the documentary The End of the line. In 2013 she started exploring the world with Cyril Dion, to try to find alternative, ecologic solutions. This will become the documentary Demain released in 2015 all over the world, Cesar and of the best documentary, a source of inspiration that was projected in Cop 21 and ONU. About Maison Perrier-Jouët Maison Perrier-Jouët was founded in 1811 by a couple united by their love of nature and passion for art. From the start, they chose the Chardonnay grape variety as the signature of the House, defining the floral style which sets Perrier-Jouët champagnes apart. For more than two centuries, Maison Perrier-Jouët has evolved in close relationship with nature, guided by the free spirit of its founders and the exuberance of the Art Nouveau movement. Nature remains its primary source of inspiration. The Earth is a common garden, which the House cultivates as it crafts its champagnes. Fired by creative freedom, Maison Perrier-Jouët nurtures a joyful, positive vision of the world. Contact: Gaëlle Marcelgaelle.firstname.lastname@example.org Maison Perrier-Jouët and Mélanie Laurent united for a desirable future
The 28th Busan International Film Festival Presents Diverse European Films & Filmmakers
The 28th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), which runs for 10 days from Oct 4 (Wed) to Oct 13 (Fri), will present 70 European films in association with the European Film Promotion (EFP). - From the Works of Virtuosos to Emerging Directors! Taking a Closer Look at European Cinema Today Anticipation is High as European Artists Continue to Confirm Attendance! EFP is an international network of film promotion institutes from 37 European countries, overseeing the promotion of diversity and spirit of European cinema and talent. The Busan International Film Festival will present 70 European films that have captured the attention of the world this year, and filmmakers from all parts of Europe are expected to come to Busan. Furthermore, EFP and Unifrance will join the 32 European international sales agencies participating in the 2023 Asian Contents & Film Market, which takes off on Oct 7 (Sat). This year at BIFF, audiences can expect to see a diverse slate of films ranging from critically acclaimed virtuosos’ newest films to highly anticipated works of emerging directors that showcase the current state of European cinema. Director Bertrand Bonello's The Beast, which garnered exceptional reviews after it screened at the 80th Venice Film Festival, and Luc Besson's Dogman, will have its Asian premiere at the Busan International Film Festival. In addition, excitement continues to rise for the audience, as a GV event is scheduled with directors Bertrand Bonello and Luc Besson in attendance. Furthermore, the World Cinema section presents Housekeeping for Beginners by Goran Stolevski, which was recently selected as North Macedonia’s Oscar international submission. Another film in this section is Elene Naveriani's Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry, which was selected as part of Directors’ Fortnight at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. Audience should not miss the wide range of outstanding films that encapsulate the current trends of world cinema. In the Flash Forward section where new directors are introduced, Alain Parroni's An Endless Sunday, winner of the Orizzonti Special Jury Award at the 80th Venice Film Festival, and Anaïs Tellenne’s The Dreamer, which is deemed a heartbreaking 21st century version of a Beauty and the Beast love story, and The Peasants by DK Welchman and Hugh Welchman, who drew rave reviews from the media and critics for recreating Van Gogh's oil painting style in Loving Vincent (2017), will be competing. Various networking events are also scheduled to initiate conversation with European filmmakers visiting BIFF this year. On Oct 8 (Sun) at 22:00 KST at Schedule Haeundae, the ‘EFPxBIFF Network Party (BIFF the EUROPE! Cocktail)’ will take off with the Italian Film Council (Cinecittà). Here, European filmmakers, including directors, actors, and producers, will get to introduce their works directly. This event is especially generating excitement as prominent European actors, filmmakers, and producers confirmed their attendance such as Bertrand Bonello (The Beast), Luc Besson (Dogman), Thomas Reichlin (Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry), Goran Stolevski (Housekeeping for Beginners), Anaïs Tellenne (The Dreamer), Raphael Thiéry (The Dreamer), Alain Parroni (An Endless Sunday), and Ivan Pribicevic (The Peasants). Another noteworthy event is ‘Cinematic Crossroads: Navigating European and Asian Film Markets’, co-hosted by Ties That Bind (TTB) and EFP. The event will be held in Event Room C, Exhibition Center 1, BEXCO on Oct 9 (Mon) at 14:00. Representative distributors from Europe and Asia will attend to discuss both the hardships and opportunities they encounter when introducing each other to Asian and European audiences. EFP’s Deputy Managing Director Jo Mühlberger noted, “We are delighted to see such a large number of European films in the festival programme. The festival and market are both very important places for promoting European films outside of Europe. The enthusiastic and warm welcome given to European cinema by the festival’s audience underscores the event’s significance in the region as a promotional platform.” To which, BIFF Programmer Seo Seunghee added, “This year’s selections of the Busan International Film Festival not only include films by masters and award-winning films from other prestigious film festivals, but also films by young, emerging directors. Also more than 15 films co-produced by Asian and European countries are selected this year, reconfirming that the Busan International Film Festival is a site for Asian films and European films to intermingle.” As anticipation rises with a diverse roster of European films to be screened, the 28th Busan International Film Festival will be held for 10 days from Oct 4 (Wed) to Oct 13 (Fri). ■ The 28th Busan International Film Festival: Oct 4 (Wed) – Oct 13 (Fri) ■ The 18th Asia Contents & Film Market: Oct 7 (Sat) – Oct 10 (Tues)
Gallerist Pearl Lam Launches The Pearl Lam Podcast
LONDON, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- In her new podcast, outspoken gallerist, collector and entrepreneur Pearl Lam sets out to inspire, educate and disrupt conventional ways of thinking with some of the world's brightest talents. An advocate and champion of those who are unafraid to challenge convention, Pearl Lam's life has been built upon disrupting the status quo. This is the inspiration for 'The Pearl Lam Podcast' which is available now on YouTube, Spotify and Amazon Music. Gallerist Pearl Lam Launches The Pearl Lam Podcast Pearl Lam is a key figure in the contemporary art world who is known for her instantly recognisable personal style and her pivotal role in breaking Chinese contemporary art onto the international scene; as well as for her work taking international contemporary artists into China. The Pearl Lam Podcast promises to take followers on a journey of raw and intimate conversations and to spotlight emerging voices who themselves have shown an unwavering determination to follow their own convictions. In episode one of The Pearl Lam Podcast, Pearl Lam is interviewed by former BBC journalist Rebecca Jones. Pearl discloses her earliest experiences in the art world and the staunch opposition which she faced from her parents. She addresses her label as a 'disruptor' and highlights how we can all rebel against homogenous culture. Pearl also discusses the role of Chinese art, with its roots in Chinese traditions and philosophy, and how it reacts to Western ideas to create a new dynamic. In episode two, Pearl Lam sits down with A Black History Of Art Founder Alayo Akinkugbe to discuss subjects including education curriculums; African art communities and the issue of cultural colonisation. Alayo reveals that her perspective on what art is has changed as she learned about black artists. Pearl's ideology that 'art has no passport' further guides discussion as both women agree that colour, passport and race are irrelevant to one's ability to create contemporary art. About Pearl Lam Pearl Lam is a gallerist, patron and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience and who is at the forefront of reimagining China's cultural place in the world. Pearl Lam is a leading authority on Asian art, design and the global contemporary art market with a network spanning China, UK and USA. In 2005, Pearl Lam founded Pearl Lam Galleries and has since been a driving force within Asia's contemporary art scene, with spaces in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The gallery is globally recognized for its intellectual and cultural ambition which re-evaluates perceptions of cultural practice in China. Pearl Lam's long-term commitment to art and design is rooted in her mission to develop and promote cultural exchange between East Asia and the world, while also presenting Asia's contributions to both traditions to a global audience. In 2008, Pearl Lam founded the China Art Foundation, a trust that is dedicated to showcasing the rich history of Chinese culture and traditions globally. Pearl Lam is also a regular expert speaker, and in October will speak about adjusting to a more inclusive art market at the FT Business Of Art Summit in London. Pearl Lam also shares her experiences as member of Forbes Business Council. Pearl Lam can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
SPAC's Outdoor Theatre Performance of "Mahabharata -- Nalacharitam" to Be Staged as Part of Tokyo Festival 2023 on October 19-23 on Special Stage
TOKYO, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tokyo Festival Executive Committee has announced details of the Shizuoka Performing Arts Center's (SPAC) Outdoor Theatre Performance of "Mahabharata -- Nalacharitam." The production is being staged as part of Tokyo Festival 2023. The play is shifting its stage to Gyoko-dori Street, which boasts city landmark Tokyo Station as its backdrop. This legendary work will be performed as the Tokyo Festival 2023 version, a celestial celebration of theater fusing live music with movements and narrative by actors. Image1: https://cdn.kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M105782/202309220014/_prw_PI15fl_49j2t9n9.jpg "Mahabharata -- Nalacharitam" is the masterpiece of Satoshi Miyagi, General Director of Tokyo Festival. Miyagi has taken the story of King Nala -- said to be the most beautiful romance among the great national epics of ancient India -- back to Japan's ancient Heian period and elevated it into a ravishing production resembling a picture scroll. Image2: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/release/202309220014?p=images The work premiered in 2003 and has since been staged all over the world. In 2014, it was performed by invitation of Festival d'Avignon at The Carriere de Boulbon, which was first used by Peter Brook. Ever since this spectacular and innovative production has garnered worldwide attention and acclaim, with global theater fans clamoring for a revival. Performance outline - Date/time: Thursday, October 19 - Monday, October 23/All 5 performances from 12:00 (JST)- Venue: Special stage on Gyoko-dori Street (2-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)- Tickets going on sale: 10:00, Saturday, September 30 (JST)- Ticket prices: Regular seat 5,500 yen / Balcony seats free (Reservation required)- URL: https://tokyo-festival.jp/2023/en/ About Tokyo FestivalTokyo Festival is a comprehensive urban arts festival held every fall around Tokyo's Toshima-ku, centering on the Ikebukuro area, which aims to connect with the world through Tokyo's rich and diverse arts and culture scenes. Tokyo Festival 2023 outline- Date: Friday, September 1-Sunday, October 29, 2023- Sites: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Rosa Kaikan, Metropolitan Plaza Building Free Passage, Ikebukuro and surrounding areas in Tokyo's Toshima-ku, etc.- Organizers: Tokyo Festival Executive Committee (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture <Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre & Arts Council Tokyo>, Tokyo Metropolitan Government)- Sponsor: Asahi Group Japan, Ltd.
Taboola's Skimlinks Partners with Yahoo Singapore for Exclusive Affiliate Opportunity at Yahoo Choice Awards 2023
Elevating Commerce Content and Recognizing Beloved Brands in Singapore SINGAPORE, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Skimlinks, a Taboola Company, has partnered with Yahoo Singapore as the exclusive affiliate partner for their first annual online event, Yahoo Choice Awards, this year. The event will honor brands cherished by Yahoo's readers as well as editors, solidifying Yahoo's position as a key commerce content player in the Southeast Asian region. Taboola’s Skimlinks Partners with Yahoo Singapore for Exclusive Affiliate Opportunity at Yahoo Choice Awards 2023 The partnership presents an exceptional opportunity for merchants to spotlight their brands and captivate prospective customers in Singapore and across South-East Asia, positioning themselves prominently, ahead of the award announcement on October 24th. Partnering with one of the world's best guides to the Internet, merchants can boost their brand presence with customizable packages from Yahoo and Skimlinks. These include placement on the Yahoo Choice Awards topic page, social media integrations, and tailored brand content. Quote from Reta Lee, Head of Commerce at Yahoo Southeast Asia at Yahoo "Yahoo's shopping content has grown tremendously since its launch in 2019 - now the leading commerce publisher in Southeast Asia. This year, we are excited to share the debut of Yahoo Choice Awards 2023 which grants a spotlight opportunity for brands and retailers who have been with us from the start. The focus will be to award the best and most loved brands, while helping our readers find the best deals and most trusted retailers for all their shopping needs." Quote from Jade McDade, Director APAC, Skimlinks • Publisher Account Management "For over 3 years, Yahoo has been a steadfast global partner for Skimlinks. After our success in APAC with Yahoo Hong Kong's 666 shopping event in June, we're expanding our ecommerce partnership to Yahoo Singapore, offering an innovative platform for retail partners. The Yahoo Choice Awards provide an opportunity for regional retailers to align with a premium publisher in a high purchase intent audience environment." Over the last three years, Yahoo Singapore has demonstrated remarkable year-over-year growth from 2021 to 2023 in the Skimlinks Network, with a 489.7% boost in sales, and a 137% rise in traffic. The Yahoo Choice Awards began on September 12, featuring a wide range of merchants, exclusive discounts, and promotions. Voting runs from September 19 to October 13, winner revealed on October 24, 2023. Official event website About Yahoo Yahoo serves as a trusted guide for hundreds of millions of people globally, helping them achieve their goals online through our portfolio of iconic products. For advertisers, Yahoo Advertising offers omnichannel solutions and powerful data to engage with our brands and deliver results. To learn more about Yahoo, please visit yahooinc.com. About Skimlinks Skimlinks is the world's largest commerce content monetisation platform. Its technology enables publishers to earn a share of sales they drive through product links in commerce-related content, reducing their dependence on advertising and empowering publishers with new sustainable revenue sources. Skimlinks connects 60,000 publishers to 48,500 merchants worldwide, generating $2.5m of sales per day. With over a decade of industry experience, Skimlinks is a trusted partner of many top publishers, including Conde Nast, Hearst, and Yahoo!. The platform operates globally, with a strong presence in the US, UK, Europe, and APAC.
Global Times: China releases a white paper on its proposals, actions on building 'a global community of shared future'
BEIJING, Sept. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chinese government released a white paper on Tuesday to introduce the theoretical base, practice and development of a global community of shared future, as by presenting China's vision of the course of human development, it counters the hegemonic thinking of certain countries that seek supremacy. Ten years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward the idea of building a global community of shared future. "His proposal lights the path forward as the world fumbles for solutions, and represents China's contribution to global efforts to protect the shared home and create a better future of prosperity for all," according to the white paper, titled "A Global Community of Shared Future: China's Proposals and Actions." The timing of releasing such a document is crucial, as apart from marking the 10th anniversary of the proposal of a significant idea, the world is in severe turbulence and experiencing profound changes which have not been seen in the past century, so the international community has been calling for solutions, and China, as a responsible major power which is much more powerful than it was 10 years ago, has responsibility to contribute its wisdoms and actions to meet the demand of this era, said Chinese analysts. China's proposals and actions are not for China's own benefit or self-interest, but for the common good of humanity, experts said. The white paper said "To build a global community of shared future is to pursue openness, inclusiveness, mutual benefit, equity and justice." The goal is not to replace one system or civilization with another. Instead, it is about countries with different social systems, ideologies, histories, shared rights, and shared responsibilities in global affairs, the document read. The concept of a global community of shared future has deep roots in China's profound cultural heritage and its unique experience of modernization. It carries forward the diplomatic traditions of China and draws on the outstanding achievements of all other civilizations, the white paper said. It also manifests China's time-honored historical traditions, distinct characteristics of the times, and a wealth of humanistic values. The white paper also pointed out the direction and plan to build a global community of shared future including pressing ahead with a new type of economic globalization in which countries need to pursue a policy of openness and explicitly oppose protectionism, the erection of fences and barriers, unilateral sanctions, and maximum-pressure tactics, so as to connect economies and jointly build an open world economy. Wirun Phichaiwongphakdee, director of the Thailand-China Research Center of the Belt and Road Initiative, exemplified by a number of BRI projects in Southeast Asia including the China-Thailand Railway being built, which he said demonstrates how China and the ASEAN are working together to build a community of shared future. China is not just providing proposals, but also actively implements its own ideas by actions, and has provided the world with extensive achievements. Over the past decade, China has contributed its strength to building a global community of shared future with firm conviction and solid actions. For instance, by July 2023, more than three-quarters of countries in the world and over 30 international organizations had signed agreements on Belt and Road cooperation with China. The BRI originated in China but the opportunities and achievements it creates belong to the whole world. It's an initiative for economic cooperation, not for geopolitical or military alliances, and it's an open and inclusive process that neither targets nor excludes any party, the white paper said. Among several BRI projects, for example, the China-Laos Railway began operation on December 3, 2021, with 167 tunnels and 301 bridges built in 11 years along its total length of 1,035 kilometers. The railway construction created more than 110,000 local jobs, and helped build about 2,000 kilometers of roads and canals for villages along the railway, benefiting local people. Also, through the mediation of China, Saudi Arabia and Iran achieved historic reconciliation earlier this year, setting a fine example for countries in the region to resolve disputes and differences and achieve good neighborly relations through dialogue and consultation, and catalyzing a wave of reconciliation in the Middle East. China has also proposed a range of regional and bilateral initiatives on building communities of shared future and working with stakeholders to build consensus and expand cooperation, thereby playing a constructive role in promoting regional peace and development. It also boosts international cooperation in fields including fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing disorder in cyberspace governance and dealing with the global climate challenge. Over the past decade, the vision of a global community of shared future has gained broader support. More countries and people have come to the understanding that this vision serves the common interests of humanity, represents popular calls for peace, justice and progress, and can create the greatest synergy among all nations for building a better world, the white paper said.
GTChair Unveils Revolutionary Flagship Gaming Chairs at Tokyo Game Show 2023, Elevating Gaming Experiences with Cutting-Edge Ergonomics
CHONGQING, China, Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- GTChair ("the Company") recently took part in Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2023 which returned as an in-person event for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, and took place at the Makuhari Messe exhibition center from September 21 through 24th. The four-day gaming and anime fest, the largest of its kind in Asia, saw the Company showcasing its flagship gaming chairs whose designs are centered on versatility, ergonomics, and adaptability, offering gamers the ultimate support to help unlock their potential in e-sports competitions. This year, TGS 2023 offered the largest-ever hybrid event the show has ever seen since the first edition in 1993, leveraging digital tools to augment both online and offline experience for the 2,000 exhibitors and visitors attending the expo. The presence of GTChair at TGS 2023 marks the Company's first appearance at the show, offering an opportunity to visitors from Japan and beyond to experience for themselves its seven performance gaming chairs created with top-tier craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. GTChair’s booth Taking the center stage at GTChair's booth was ROC-CHAIR with its design inspired by the image of a majestic eagle spreading its wings. Blending technology with art, the gaming chair sports futuristic aesthetics that embody the elegance of speed and power akin to sports cars, alongside industry-leading ergonomics that offer unparalleled comfort from head to leg. Another product showcased at GTChair's booth was Vida X/M, which represents GTChair's unique personality and dynamic design aspirations. It seamlessly merges comfort with a fashionable, dynamic design philosophy, with its exceptional performance sets a new benchmark for functionality and aesthetics. Visitors also experienced elevated gaming comfort with another five gaming chairs: Dvary Butterfly Chair, Marrit Classic Chair, I-SEE, I-SEE M, and Neoseat. Dvary Butterfly Chair is an avant-garde chair adorned with vivid butterfly designs, transforming ergonomics into a work of art. Marrit Classic Chair is a sleek and adjustable multifunctional chair that seamlessly combines aluminum appearance and ergonomic support with eleven points of adjustment. I-SEE features GTChair's innovative Automatic Back Support System, providing tailored back support through independent two back part adjustment for different body parts. Neoseat is a modern minimalist chair designed for adaptable and ergonomic sitting, further enhanced by patented control paddles for easy armrest adjustment. A high-end gaming chair brand trusted by global e-sport elites and office professionals, GTChair's core mission is focused on the well-being of individuals worldwide who engage in prolonged sitting. The Company's commitment to providing unmatched seating solutions is reflected in its innovative product concepts, steadfast dedication to craftsmanship, and the adoption of state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques. In recent years, GTChair has expanded its expertise toward the gaming and e-sports space, with a new product strategy revolving around improving the health of individuals with a sedentary lifestyle and boosting players' performance during extended gaming sessions. GTChair's debut at TGS 2023 marks a significant stride forward in its ambition to grow its business footprint across the world, allowing more users to benefit from its premium gaming furniture that not only reflects individuality but also enhances the quality of life. About GTChair Founded in 1992, GTChair, a brand of Chongqing Gaotian Industrial and Trade Co., Ltd., specializes in designing and making ergonomic chairs, which are now sold in 80 countries and regions worldwide. With dozens of national patents for invention, utility model, and design, the award-winning brand is committed to creating world-class products and a healthy lifestyle for people, and partners with top companies to provide seating solutions to nearly 3 million users worldwide.
Music China 2023 New Regression
Don't miss out the Hosted Buyer Programme. SHANGHAI, Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Music China will return on October 11th -14th, 2023, at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC). Based on the keywords - professional, international, widespread, public benefit - the show this year will follow the latest industry trends, integrating the global market positioning, to establish a comprehensive music exchange platform for musical instruments ventures and music lovers all over the world. A special Hosted Buyer Programme is to be launched for buyers' convenience. Music China will build up the bridge for you to meet over 1,500 top-tier musical instruments suppliers from over 22 countries and regions through networking sessions and scheduled one-to-one meetings. Lots of on-site special privileges will also be provided, such as quick VIP entrance for free, welcome gift, Music China catalogue for free, VIP lounge, customized tour guide and the chance to win a 2-Night hotel stay near the venue. Especially, in the match-making session, you can get exhibitors list and customized tour itinerary in advance. Music China 2023 provides a total exhibition area of 120,000 square meters, with 10 indoor pavilions and outdoor exhibition areas. Industry leaders worldwide slated to exhibit include AXL, C. Bechstein, Fender, Fine Legend, Gewa, Gibson, Hailun, HsingHai, Jinbao, Jinyin, Kawai, KHS, Martin, Medeli, Parsons, the Ocean of Music, Pearl River, Pioneer DJ, Ringway, Ronisch, Samick, Dunhuang, Steinway, Taylor, Yamaha and so on. It is also expected that more than 100 forum lectures and 400 indoor and outdoor performances will be held. Attendee registration and hosted buyer application for Music China 2023 is open now. Looking forward to seeing you on site. For more information and attendee registration:https://www.musicchina-expo.com/#/home?lan=en&source=PRNEWSWIRE For hosted buyer application:http://i7q.cn/6nWaoT About Music China:Initiated in 2002, after 20 years of development, Music China has now been acknowledged as one of the world's most influential musical instrument exhibitions. Exhibiting companies and products on display cover the whole picture of the industry, spanning from product design and manufacturing to music teaching and training. About Shanghai Intex:Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd was originally the exhibition organizing business of Shanghai Intex, a pioneering exhibition organizer established in 1995. Starting in 1998, Shanghai Intex has organized over 100 trade shows and conferences with a total exhibition space of over 2 million sqm. Shanghai Intex is comprised of professional teams with a wealth of experience in organizing major international events, covering the creative industry, healthcare, lifestyle, advanced manufacturing and consumer electronics.
"Continuing the K-content Craze with K-Story & Comics IP," KOCCA accelerates its expansion into the North American market by participating in New York
- New York Comic Con Korean Pavilion will hold various events with a teen concept that will attract the attention of visitors. - K-Story & Comics in America, 60 people from 49 companies confirmed to participate in the first round of buyer recruitment. - From B2C to B2B, it is making efforts to advance K-Story and Comics into the North American market. SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency (President Cho Hyun-rae, hereinafter referred to as KOCCA) will open the Korean joint pavilion at "New York Comic Con 2023" and hold "2023 K-Story & Comics in America" in October to strengthen the competitiveness of K-Story and Comics IP in the North American region and expand into overseas markets. Promotion of K-Webtoon at the world's largest content expo "New York Comic Con" First, KOCCA will run a Korean joint pavilion at "New York Comic Con," the world's largest entertainment expo, from October 12th to 15th. In order to raise awareness and support promotion of K-content in the North American market, it is planning to create an exhibition hall called "The House of KOREA COMICS" with a teen concept. Through collaboration with WEBTOON, a leader in the web comics industry in the North American market, the Korean Pavilion will attract visitors by putting the IP called "Marry My Husband," which ranks first in English service. In addition, various events such as exhibitions, distribution of goods, and on-site events from five companies, including Daon Creative's "Pavilion of Green," Ultra Media's "Mosquito War," DCC ENT's "Gunther the Corpse Knight," and HYBE's "DARK MOON: THE BLOOD ALTAR" will be held to actively promote K-content. In particular, DCC ENT is holding a separate event that provides prizes such as photo cards upon SNS verification. HYBE will deliver a presentation about strategies for its original story IP under the theme of "Making Fans the Fans of Our Content with MUSIC & NARRATIVES" through the "Panel & Screening" program, a side event of New York Comic Con. Business networking event, "K-Story & Comics in America," scheduled to be held in October After the New York Comic Con event, KOCCA will hold the "2023 K-Story & Comics in America" in LA from October 18th to 19th. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the event, it plans to introduce carefully selected well-drawn Korean comics, webtoons, and stories to the North American market, increasing awareness of Korean Wave content, expanding overseas business channels, and strengthening the competitiveness of K-content exports. This event, which will be an exclusive business networking meeting, aims to expand K-content's entry into the North American market. Moreover, various programs will be available, including support for creating English business materials, special lectures on business entering the U.S. market, training sessions on copyright and contracts, exclusive business matching opportunities between local buyers and domestic companies, and interpretation service. Additionally, the venue was changed from downtown LA to Beverly Hills to improve accessibility for buyers. In the first round of buyer recruitment held on August 23, 60 buyers from 49 companies confirmed to participate, ranging from local broadcasters to film production companies, animation production companies, and OTT companies, which reaffirmed the North American market's keen interest in K-content. Furthermore, the process of entering the U.S. market and local business strategy will be shared through a conference inviting local officials from the drama "The Good Doctor." Kyung-hwa Ji, Head of the Korean Wave Support Team at KOCCA, said, "We are discovering and promoting overseas businesses opportunities tailored to K-content in order to expand into the world's largest American content market." She also added that it will make active efforts to spread the K-content craze in the North American region through various support programs encompassing B2C and B2B." 2023 K-Story & Comics in America [LA] / https://youtu.be/Ct9Qm6WEZGQ We cordially invite you to the 2023 K-Story & Comics in America. At this event, you will able to see 13 Remarkable Stories and Comics from Korea. You will also have a chance to meet with representatives from 13 leading K-Story and Comics companies To learn more about them and their works, click the links below view detailed profiles, project highlights, and links to their websites: [https://forms.gle/mUrjFiKUVEuxtqvm8] For Stories: [http://www.mse-book.com/story/] / For Comics: [http://www.mse-book.com/comics/] EVENT DETAILS 1. Date: October 18th - 19th 2. Venue: SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills, Albert Ballroom (465 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048) “Continuing the K-content Craze with K-Story & Comics IP,” KOCCA accelerates its expansion into the North American market by participating in New York Comic Con
Infinix Collaborates with Oscar Nominees and Celebrities to Kickstart Global Vlog Competition
VENICE, Italy, Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Infinix hosted a spectacular event, the "Story On !-i" ZERO 30 5G Launch, in the enchanting backdrop of Venice, Italy. During this event, they unveiled the highly anticipated Mobile Vlog Awards (MVA), an international competition spotlighting the cutting-edge imaging capabilities of the ZERO 30 5G smartphone. This prestigious competition garnered the attention of a distinguished panel of judges, consisting of luminaries from the film and marketing industries. The panel included Mark Gill, an acclaimed writer and director with Oscar and BAFTA nominations; Lake Hu, Vice General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer at Infinix Mobility; Alvaro Colom, a prominent artist, film director, and videographer; and David A. Ross, a renowned art museum professional who serves as Chair at the MFA: Art Practice at the SVA. MVA Judges "The MVA competition is not just an ordinary challenge but a symbol of Infinix's deep commitment to the Vlog domain. It signifies Infinix's dedication to not only enhancing product capabilities but also building a creative platform. Through this global event, Infinix aims to inspire young creators to focus on themselves through front-camera Vlogs and share the exciting moments of their personal stories, making selfie videos a new social trend. Additionally, with the ultra-clear front-camera VLOG smartphone, the Infinix ZERO 30, Infinix seeks to empower the younger generation (Generation Z) to express themselves more effectively." Lake Hu, CMO of Infinix Mobility. Founded in 2013, Infinix is on a mission to craft smart devices that elevate user experiences. In a momentous celebration of this vision, Infinix unveiled its latest groundbreaking offerings on September 1st in Venice: the Infinix ZERO 30 5G smartphone and the Infinix ZERO BOOK laptop. This unveiling coincided with the launch of the Mobile Vlog Awards, an initiative that received resounding endorsement and recommendations from leading Vloggers. 'Story On' event in Venice, Italy At the heart of this event, twenty-five renowned influencers and media personalities utilized the ZERO 30 5G to 'Capture Their Own Story.' This collective endeavor drew inspiration from Raphael's timeless masterpiece, 'The School of Athens,' blending the artistry of the Renaissance with modern technology. It formed a community of perceptive and bold creators, echoing Infinix's vision to empower individuals with the means to embrace and chronicle the richness of life. The 'Story On !-i' event stands as a significant milestone for Infinix, reaffirming its role as a pioneering force in the realm of mobile technology. The Infinix ZERO 30 5G and ZERO BOOK have set new benchmarks in performance, design, and user empowerment. This reiterates Infinix's unwavering commitment to providing young creators with the essential tools to share their stories through the medium of technology. Infinix ZERO 30 5G Launch The Infinix ZERO 30 5G, tailored for budding content creators, boasts a remarkable 50 MP front camera capable of shooting in stunning 4K at 60fps. This impressive feature empowers users to capture life's moments in exquisite Ultra HD quality. In doing so, Infinix firmly establishes itself as a pioneering force in the mid-range smartphone category, bringing top-tier vlogging capabilities to the forefront for the next generation of creative individuals. Moving to the ZERO BOOK, this device is equipped with cutting-edge 12th Gen Intel Core™ i7 and i5 H-series processors. These processors consistently deliver outstanding performance, particularly in critical areas. The ZERO BOOK Series introduces an innovative OVERBOOST mode, unlocking the full potential of its 14-core, 20-thread CPU, resulting in a remarkable 54W high-output performance. This performance hybrid design enhances computational efficiency and provides intelligent workload optimization. Additionally, it supports 16 GB LPDDR5 board memory and offers up to 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD, firmly positioning it as an industry leader in memory capacity. The inclusion of up to 96EU Iris Xe Graphics further solidifies these processors as an all-encompassing solution for unparalleled computing experiences. Infinix ZERO BOOK At the global launch event for the ZERO 30 5G in Venice, Infinix introduced its groundbreaking Explorer Satellite Communication Technology. This cutting-edge technology, demonstrated through the flagship ZERO 30 5G prototype, is built upon the LoRaWAN long-range satellite system. It enables rapid message processing and two-way messaging capabilities across extensive distances, eliminating the dependence on conventional networks. This innovation effectively addresses a range of emergency rescue requirements for users. Infinix's strategic plan involves validating and implementing this feature in the latter half of this year, with a gradual expansion to multiple product series in 2024, ensuring users' safety during critical situations. The ultimate goal, set for 2025, is to provide nearly global coverage 24/7, further enhancing user safety and communication capabilities. Twenty-five renowned influencers and media personalities utilized the ZERO 30 5G to 'Capture Their Own Story'. The Mobile Vlog Awards, themed "Capture Your Own Story," serves as a global platform that urges young content creators worldwide to leverage the impressive video capabilities of Infinix smartphones for distinctive storytelling. Infinix extends a warm invitation to vloggers from diverse backgrounds and genres to be part of the mobile imaging evolution, fostering an environment where youthful creativity and inspiration flourish. For additional information regarding this exciting opportunity, please visit: https://activity.infinixmobility.com/mvawards 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. For more information, please visit: http://www.infinixmobility.com/
Bilibili Unveils 68 Chinese Animation Titles, Bolstering Original Content and Global Ambitions
The 68 titles were announced during the ANIME MADE BY BILIBILI 2023-2024 event, offering a wide breadth of content that reflects the platform's leading position at the forefront of the industry. Bilibili also announced a partnership with Shanghai Animation Film Studio and Shanghai Film Infinity to develop a new season and a film adaption of Chinese animation series Yao-Chinese Folktales. Bilibili continues to embrace its "MADE FOR GLOBAL" vision through a new partnership inked with leading Japanese TV Network Fuji Television to establish "B8station", a channel dedicated to broadcasting Bilibili-produced Chinese animation. SHANGHAI, Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Bilibili Inc. ("Bilibili" or the "Company"), an iconic brand and leading video community for the younger generation in China, unveiled a total of 68 upcoming Chinese animation titles during its signature ANIME MADE BY BILIBILI 2023-2024 event. This exciting lineup underscores Bilibili's leading position in the Chinese animation industry, its continuing efforts to empower homegrown animation creators, as well as the company's vision to introduce Chinese animation to global audiences. 68 Animation Titles Reflect Rising Influence of Chinese Animation During the event Bilibili presented a diverse lineup of highly anticipated titles, encompassing a wide range of styles and narratives, from traditional tales to modern anime-inspired stories. Among the highlights was Yao-Chinese Folktales, an original animation co-produced by Bilibili and Shanghai Animation Film Studio, which has been a hit among Chinese viewers for its imaginative adaptations of Chinese traditional stories with an elegant Chinese aesthetic. The series has accumulated 290 million views and sparked over 18,000 fan creations on Bilibili. Joining hands with Shanghai Animation Film Studio and Shanghai Film Infinity, Bilibili announced at the event that it will produce a second season of this beloved series, alongside a film adaptation focusing on a protagonist from the first season, a wild boar whose story resonated deeply with younger viewers in China. Other highly anticipated titles include: Link Click Special Season – Link Click is one of the most popular Chinese animations among international audiences. An English dubbed version of Link Click Season 1 was launched on Crunchyroll in 2022, followed by Japanese and Korean dubbed versions on local TV channels. The series received an impressive rating of 8.73/10 on MyAnimeList, with a peak ranking of No.18. My Three-Body Season 4 – Originally a fan-made animation adaptation of The Three-Body Problem uploaded on Bilibili, My Three-Body's high-quality production attracted Bilibili and The Three-Body Universe, the rightsholder of the Three-Body IP, to initiate development and production of the series. To Be Hero X – Co-produced by Bilibili and Sony's animation studio Aniplex, the series undertakes a unique art style that combines 2D and 3D animation. Its trailer received over 100,000 likes on Twitter when it was first released. Link Click is one of the most popular Chinese animations among international audiences Bilibili has become the online home for anime, comics and games (ACG) culture in China, and Chinese animation has proven increasingly popular on the platform. Bilibili has launched nearly 600 Chinese animation titles, including 181 titles featured from the beginning of 2022 to date. Since 2018, the number of monthly active Chinese animation viewers on Bilibili has seen a remarkable six-fold increase. In the past year, 62% of ACG fans on Bilibili regularly watch Chinese anime titles, making it a primary draw on the platform. Bilibili users collectively spend over 700 million hours annually watching Chinese animations, with each viewer completing 10 series annually on average. Total interactions around Chinese animation on Bilibili topped 5 billion over the past year. Over 57% of the platform's Chinese animation viewers are under the age of 23. These remarkable metrics showcase the rising prominence of Chinese animation enabled by Bilibili's platform and its vibrant community. Bilibili's Commitment to Nurturing Talent and Creativity Bilibili is committed to continuously investing in Chinese animation series to support industry talents and the production of high-quality content. "Bilibili believes in the immense potential and value of Chinese animation, and remains steadfast in its commitment to excellence, prioritizing quality and surpassing user expectations," said Carly Lee, vice chairwoman of the board of directors and chief operating officer of Bilibili. "Furthermore, we remain dedicated to investing in and producing original content, providing a platform for aspiring animators to collaborate with Bilibili and nurture their talents." Carly Lee, vice chairwoman of the board of directors and chief operating officer of Bilibili speaking about the platform’s continuous investment in Chinese animation Bilibili launched Light Catcher Initiative in 2021 to support animators, students and anime aficionados. This year, the company has supported over 50 rising stars in the industry and received over 300 original animations from passionate animators. Light Catcher also worked with 11 top animation universities in China to provide funding and resources for over 100 student-made animations. The event also announced a project supported by Bilibili, Capsules Season 2, which invites animation talents, both domestic and international, to create a series of short animation videos. Tomato Kitchen, an episode from Capsules Season 1, won Best International Short Film during the 2023 International Animation Festival Chilemonos. The Global Adventure of Chinese Animation With a "MADE FOR GLOBAL" vision, Bilibili continues to strengthen its global animation production capacity and strives to share more Chinese animations with fans worldwide. During the event, Bilibili inked a partnership with Fuji Television Network to launch a dedicated channel B8station for Bilibili-produced Chinese animation. The two sides will also collaborate on the Japanese TV series adaptation of Link Click. As of 2023, Bilibili has distributed nearly 70 Chinese animation titles internationally through partnerships with global mainstream platforms including Crunchyroll, Netflix, Rakuten VIKI, Astro, and more. The MADEBYBILIBILI YouTube channel has featured 135 Chinese animation titles. Bilibili also actively explores collaboration with international production partners, including Aniplex and Red Dog on the production of leading Chinese anime titles such as Link Click and Fairies Albums. "Bilibili is born from animation and holds a deep faith in it," Lee added. "Back in 2018, when we went public, our vision was to make Chinese animation globally beloved. We will continue working alongside Chinese animators to turn this aspiration into reality, step-by-step." Watch ANIME MADE BY BILIBILI 2023-2024 here. ABOUT BILIBILI INC Bilibili is an iconic brand and a leading video community with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili offers a wide array of video-based content with All the Videos You Like as its value proposition. Bilibili builds its community around aspiring users, high-quality content, talented content creators, and the intense emotional bond among them. Bilibili pioneered the "bullet chatting" feature, a live commenting function that has transformed the viewing experience by displaying the thoughts and feelings of other audiences viewing the same video. It has now become the welcoming home of diverse interests for young generations in China and the frontier to promote Chinese culture worldwide.
Xinhua Silk Road: E. China's Zaozhuang city to embrace walnuts, chestnut harvest
BEIJING, Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The crop fruit that fell all over the ground heralded a bountiful harvest of walnuts and chestnuts this year in Huangshanjian Village of Zaozhuang City in east China's Shandong Province. Photo shows villagers of Huangshanjian Village picking chestnuts Huangshanjian Village is located in the west of Mountain Guishan Scenic Area, upstream of Zhoucun Reservoir, the source of drinking water in Zaozhuang City. The village is surrounded by mountains on three sides, and vegetation coverage here exceeds 97 percent, and the content of negative oxygen ions in the air is extremely high, making it a natural oxygen bar. It is learned that Huangshanjian Village has a history of more than 1400 years since Tang Dynasty, and most of area of the village belongs to hilly terrain, which is very suitable for chestnut growth. Since the 1990s, villagers in Huangshanjian Village began to grow chestnuts on a large scale. The superior geographical location and natural conditions make chestnut fruits grown in Huangshanjian Village of excellent quality. The village has planted more than 2,000 mu (about 133 hectares) of chestnuts, with an annual output of more than 1,000 tonnes of chestnuts, and through the cultivation of chestnuts, the majority of villagers have achieved increased income.
J-Spin: Pioneering the PR Landscape and Garnering Top Accolades in 2023
Leading the Charge in Transformative PR Solutions, J-Spin Ranks Among Japan's Top 5 Agencies TOKYO, Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- J-Spin Inc. ("J-Spin"), the leading high tech B2B public relations agency providing strategic marketing communications to high-tech and automotive-related companies in Japan, today announced its selection in MarTech Outlook's prestigious Top Five PR Agencies in Japan List for 2023. MarTech Outlook annually lists the top 5 PR companies in Japan that are at the forefront of providing PR Agencies solutions and transforming businesses in the region. With a laser focus on revolutionizing businesses through innovative PR strategies, J-Spin has captured the attention of MarTech Outlook. This recognition underscores J-Spin's ability to navigate the intricate landscape of Japan's tech and automotive industries, serving as a catalyst for their clients' success. "We are proud to have been recognized by MarTech Outlook as one of Top Five PR Agencies in Japan List for 2023 for leading Japan's high-tech communication space," said Yoshitaka Shimizu, Co-founder & General Partner of J-Spin. "The recognition represents J-Spin's team commitment to delivering transformational integrated communication approach and solutions for successful PR campaign in Japan for our clients" This achievement coincides with J-Spin's recent nomination for the esteemed 2023 SABRE Awards Asia-Pacific. A finalist in the Product Media Relations (Trade Media) category, J-Spin's remarkable work on the "Cohesity Cloud Services in Japan" press event caught the industry's attention. The SABRE Awards Asia-Pacific shortlist, comprising over 2,000 entries, bears witness to J-Spin's excellence in branding, reputation, and engagement, as evaluated by a panel of more than 60 seasoned experts. David Huerta, Co-founder & General Partner of J-Spin, expressed his elation, stating, " This acknowledgment by MarTech Outlook and recognition by the 2023 SABRE Awards Asia-Pacific panelists reaffirms our commitment to empower our clients and showcases the depth of our understanding of the Japanese market." About J-Spin Inc. J-Spin is an independent Japanese public relations firm with over two decades of experience in B2B marketing communications, specializing in high-tech and automotive-related companies. This pioneering agency positions itself uniquely to bridge the gap between Western businesses and their Japanese audience through its comprehensive marketing and PR solutions. For more information, please visit www.jspin.co.jp Media Contact:David HuertaJ-Spin Inc.email@example.com
KOHTA YAMAMOTO’s Full Soundtrack (65 tracks) to ‘Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts’ Has Been Released
The full soundtrack to ‘Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts’, which began streaming worldwide on Crunchyroll and other services in April, has now been released. A soundtrack containing scoring by KOHTA YAMAMOTO has been released worldwide in the form of an ‘Expanded Edition’ exclusive to streaming containing all 65 tracks composed for the series. While eight tracks from the collection had previously been released, the long awaited full-soundtrack has now been made available. In Japan, a ’25-track CD’ and a ‘two-LP set containing 30 tracks’ has been released. The sleeve illustrations have been drawn by the original creator of ‘The Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts’, manga artist Yuu Tomofuji. Moreover, the CD and LP releases contain liner notes written by KOHTA YAMAMOTO himself (in Japanese). Beginning with strings, recordings were carried out using live instruments, with the plethora of tracks adding color to the world of the anime and acting as one reason for its massive popularity. YAMAMOTO, who has provided music for other much-discussed anime series in 2023, ‘Dark Gathering’ and ‘Kaina of the Great Snow Sea’, is a musician who continues to attract more and more attention internationally, having won an award for best composition for his collaborative work on the music for ‘Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2’ at Crunchyroll’s ‘Anime Awards 2023’. 'Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts' Original Soundtrack - KOHTA YAMAMOTO [Tracklisting] 'Expanded Edition' - Streaming Only OZMARGO / Sacrificial Princess / The King of Beasts / ALONE WITH YOU / Miles Away / Calm Days / SARIPHI / Wish You Luck / ANUBIS / KARANBUL / You and Me / Everything Will Flow / Stand Alone / Cold Eyes / My Darkness / His Majesty / LEONHART / KLEINOEL / Epilogue / Coronation / Kinds of Happiness / Princess AMIT / Princess TETRA / BENNU / CY & CLOPS / No Meddling / Rather Unusual Thing? / Banquet Waltz / Ball / MASKVIANA / JORMUNGAND / HYENA / Night of Divine Revelation / Lady VIVIAN / Loneliness / Imperial Council / Hostiles / The Offender / Severe Trial / Colored Shadows / Foreboding / Leo's Anger / LANTEVELDT / Broken / FENRIR / Blood of the KING / Judge SET / SET's Ambition / Judgement Day / ANOTHER KING / Behind the Sun / Prove Your Worth / GLEIPNIR / Return of the KING / Our KING / The KING's Secret / Lost Days / Past Days / Taciturn Hero / Lord Lead the Way / On Your Shoulders / The World is Changing / Tsuitachi no Nie -Pf- / ONLY -Gt- / ALONE WITH YOU -Vln Ver.- 2LP vinyl LP 1 Side A 01 OZMARGO 02 Sacrificial Princess 03 The King of Beasts 04 Miles Away 05 Calm Days 06 SARIPHI Side B 01 KARANBUL 02 ANUBIS 03 You and Me 04 Stand Alone 05 Cold Eyes 06 My Darkness 07 His Majesty 08 Epilogue LP2 Side C 01 Coronation 02 LEONHART 03 KLEINOEL 04 Princess AMIT 05 Princess TETRA 06 BENNU 07 CY & CLOPS 08 HYENA 09 LANTEVELDT Side D 01 FENRIR 02 Judge SET 03 The KING's Secret 04 Return of the KING 05 On Your Shoulders 06 The World is Changing 07 ALONE WITH YOU CD 01 OZMARGO 02 Sacrificial Princess 03 The King of Beasts 04 Miles Away 05 Calm Days 06 SARIPHI 07 ANUBIS 08 KARANBUL 09 You and Me 10 Stand Alone 11 My Darkness 12 His Majesty 13 KLEINOEL 14 Epilogue 15 Princess TETRA 16 BENNU 17 CY & CLOPS 18 The Offender 19 LANTEVELDT 20 FENRIR 21 Judge SET 22 The KING's Secret 23 Return of the KING 24 The World is Changing 25 ALONE WITH YOU [Musicians] Strings: Koichiro Muroya Strings Violin Solo: Koichiro Muroya Flute, Tin Whistle: Hideyo Takakuwa Horns: Otohiko Fujita / Yu Suzuki / Kenta Yano / Yu Kumai Piano: Keiko Osaki Guitar, Cello: Harutoshi Ito Bass, Double Bass: Toshino Tanabe Drums: Makoto Fujisaki Vocals: Ai Inoue Arrangement & Programming: KOHTA YAMAMOTO
The 15th DMZ Docs has concluded after 8 days of run
The 15th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (Executive Chairman CHANG HAE RANG, hereinafter referred to as ‘DMZ Docs’) held a closing ceremony at CGV Goyang Baekseok Theater 7 on Thursday, September 21, and announced this year's award-winning films, concluding its eight-day run. The closing ceremony, hosted by announcer Shin Ji-hye at CGV Goyang Baekseok at 7 PM on the 21st (Thursday), was attended by DMZ Docs invited guests and the audience, and an awards ceremony for the ‘Competition’ category and the ‘Special Award’ was held. In the international competition category, awards were given in a total of three categories, including the Grand prize, Special jury award, and Jury Special Mention. In addition, the Frontier Grand Prize, Jury Special Mention, and the Korean Competition's Features Grand Prize and Short Grand Prize were announced, respectively. Special awards included competition and non-competition categories among Korean feature films, as well as Outstanding Aesthetic Achievement, Social Solidarity, and Emerging Documentary Filmmaker(Sponsor Association Award). This year's Grand Prize in the international competition category was director Sylvain George's Obscure Night-Goodbye Here, Anywhere, which was awarded a prize of 20 million won. Obscure Night-Goodbye Here, Anywhere is a sequel to Obscure Night-Wild Grass (2022) and raises important topics of our time, such as refugees and migration, by focusing on immigrants trying to cross the land border between Africa and Europe. The judges praised him with “To live on the border, to exist without a country, is to become an eternal ‘outsider” and “The film is not satisfied with simply recording and observing the strength of such energetic beings, but rather shows the will to pursue them tenaciously in order to create rude yet unexpected images”. The Special Jury Award went to Pure Unknown, directed by Valentina Cicogna and Mattia Colombo. Next, a Jury Special Mention went to Bloodhound director Yamina Joutat. Director Wang Bing of Man in Black was honored with the Grand Prize in the Frontier category and will receive a prize of 15 million won. Film critic Seong-il Jeong accepted the award on his behalf. Man in Black is a portrait of Wang Shirin, an 86-year-old classical composer who left China and lives in Germany. The judges gave commentary “a work that boldly reimagines the genre of ‘portrait documentary’ while fully recalling the struggle of a man who survived countless attacks on his mind, body, and art” and “cinematic adventure and political bravery exemplify the spirit of the DMZ Docs Frontier division”. Frontier Jury Special Mention goes to Mambar Pierrette directed by Rosine Mbakam. The Korean Competition section was divided into feature films and short films, and each grand prize was awarded. The long film went to K-Family Affairs director Nam Arum. K-Family Affairs is an introspective work based on the family relationship of the director, whose father was a high-ranking public official in the Park Geun-hye government at the time of the Sewol Ferry disaster. The judges stated the reasons for their selection as “K-Family Affairs tries to understand what happens inside a family that stands on seemingly conflicting paths: the father is a bureaucrat, the mother is a feminist activist, and the daughter is a film maker” and “the extraordinary personal experiences of the parents in the work reflect the society itself, which has chosen to quickly forget over time” in their review. The Grand Prize for short film was given to director Yang Ji-hoon's The Shooters. The Shooters is a work that tells another valuable testimony about the Jeju 4·3 Incident, and received reviews such as “within the time constraints imposed by a short film, the director summons memories of huge events in modern Korean history” and “through witty style, humorous editing, and honest and simple techniques, we come face to face with a very dark moment from the past.” A total of 30 million won in prize money will be awarded for the special award. First, Outstanding Aesthetic Achievement, which is given to a work that stands out for its artistic achievement and contribution, was received by director Kim Eungsu of Jean-Luc Godard. Director Choi Jong-ho of Oryu Market received the Social Solidarity, which stands out for his active participation and sharp criticism of society and director Kim Sangpai of Our Sunny Paradise was honored with the Emerging Documentary Filmmaker(Sponsors’ Award), which is given to an excellent work by a new director. On the 19th, the DMZ Docs Documentary Market also held the DMZ Docs Pitch Awards Ceremony and Closing Ceremony at Megabox Baekseok Bella Cita Room 101. The winning works were awarded prize money and in-kind items worth a total of 220 million won. The Global Pitch Grand Prize went to Camels of the Sea and was awarded a prize of 50 million won. A total of two Excellence Awards went to the Korean project Seeds of a Nation and the Asian project Untying the Knot, each receiving a prize of 20 million won. The judges' special award went to a total of four works, including the Korean project Mosque and K-NUMBER, the Asian project Life in the Shadows and Whispers in May, and each received a prize of 10 million won. Lastly, the Audience Award winner was Whispers in May, which won two awards. In the case of rough cut pitch, the grand prize went to Friday At the Window, which received a prize of 40 million won. A total of two works won the Excellence Award, which are the Korean project On the Wings of a Butterfly and the Asian project After the Snow Melts. They each received a prize of 20 million won. The Audience Award went to Prabha, which received a prize of 5 million won. In-kind and investment fund awards followed. The ‘Korea University of Media Arts Award’, which supports post-production (color correction, sound mixing, etc.), was received by Red Diary, and the ‘Sunny Side of the Doc Award’, which supports participation in the 2024 Sunny Side of the Doc, was received by Karma. The ‘Hot Docs Industry Award’, which provides support for participation in the 2024 Hot Docs Industry, went to Seeds of the Nation. Karma and Parachute Kids each received an investment of 25 million won from the Hans Tech Fund Award, which supports the conclusion of an investment contract after the work is selected. The 15th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival held a total of 228 screenings and 145 program events over 8 days. The 15th DMZ Docs ended with the closing ceremony on the 21st. Online theater VoDA allows payment until midnight on the 22nd, and screenings are available for 48 hours after payment.