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“Getting Started with RISC-V” Roadshow in China

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 24 aprile 2019

Monday, May 6; Wednesday, May 8; Monday, May 13; Tuesday, May 14; and Thursday, May 16 The Crowne Plaza Landmark in Shenzhen; the Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel in Chengdu; the Hyatt on the Bund; Alibaba in Hangzhou; the Bellagio in Shanghai; the Crowne Plaza Zhongguancun in Beijing.The RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by 235 member companies to drive a new era of processor innovation via the adoption and implementation of the free and open RISC-V ISA, announces the agenda for its “Getting Started with RISC-V” events across China. As part of this program, RISC-V members will host presentations and live demonstrations showcasing the ecosystem’s overall explosive growth and discuss the Foundation’s increasing footprint particularly within China and the greater APAC region. This event also offers an opportunity for attendees to speak with RISC-V experts and other local RISC-V enthusiasts about the increased commercial adoption and growing number of implementations.

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China’s bold ambitions to lead in digital technologies – a challenge for Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 aprile 2019

Berlin. China’s efforts at home and abroad to become a global leader in digital technologies is a challenge for Europe. The ambitions of telecommunications giant Huawei to participate in building European 5G networks are just one example of many, say MERICS researchers Kristin Shi-Kupfer and Mareike Ohlberg, authors of a new MERICS study, “China’s digital rise. Challenges for Europe.” Shi-Kupfer, who heads the MERICS research area on politics, society, and media, and research associate Ohlberg show that China’s digital ambitions are state-driven. They examine the close connection within the IT sector between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the state, and private companies and show that China’s digital rise is not only spurred by economic interests but also by political goals to become a leading superpower in research and technology.
Civil-military integration in particular has been on the national agenda of state and party leader Xi Jinping since 2014. For example, China wants to take the lead in dual-use technologies and quantum cryptography, advance its cyber-warfare capabilities, and use Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a weapon. According to the MERICS study, China also wants to use its capabilities domestically to implement its vision of cyber domination and social control. This includes the Social Credit System, which the leadership wants to roll out nationwide in the coming years. For China, digitization is a means to achieve several goals at once: creating new engines of growth, achieving technological independence, social control, and international leadership in digital technologies.
China has invested disproportionately in technological innovation in recent years. For quantum cryptography research alone, China has provided at least an estimated USD 50 billion of funding, that’s ten times as much as the United States has made available. In AI, China filed around 30,000 patents last year, two and a half times more than the US. All these efforts are beginning to pay off: The People’s Republic is already considered the leading digital marketplace and home to a third of all startups with a market evaluation above USD one billion. Soon, the country could become the world leader in digital key technologies. At the same time, Beijing is changing the global technology landscape by pushing blockchain, the Internet of Things and 5G standards and by filling key positions in relevant international institutionHowever, China’s digitization strategy also faces setbacks: Risks to innovation are the increased control of the CCP over private companies and the inefficient allocation of capital. For the foreseeable future, China will remain dependent on foreign core technologies. Western industrialized countries are increasingly concerned about potential security risks, criticizing the lack of data protection and the lack of ethical standards in China. A push back against China’s digitization and technology may only just have begun, say Shi-Kupfer and Ohlberg. But how should Europe deal with these challenges? What consequences does China’s digital progress have for European politics, the economy and security? Shi-Kupfer and Ohlberg say that China could become a serious threat if the country continues its path of seeking technological autonomy, rather than reciprocity and cooperation. The risks for Europe are compounded by the fact that the EU has no coordinated ecosystem for digital innovation and does not speak with one voice on China. If Europe does not catch up on key digital technologies, it risks losing out, or worse getting crushed between China and the US, warn Ohlberg and Shi-Kupfer. European member states would therefore have to make the strengthening of the European digital market a priority, expand cybersecurity cooperation with allied third countries and make data protection and ethical standards prerequisites for cooperation with China. (by New MERICS study)

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Artificial Intelligence in China’s Retail Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 marzo 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) spend in retail industry in China has increased at 73.9% during 2018 to reach US$ 240 million. Over the forecast period (2019-2025), spend on AI is expected to record a CAGR of 24.7%, increasing from US$ 360.4 million in 2019 to reach US$ 1,686.8 million by 2025.This business intelligence report aims to analyze market opportunities and risks in adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in retail industry in China. This is a data centric report, consisting of 27 charts and 18 tables, providing detailed understanding of market dynamics through 20+ KPIs for the country. This report covers country level AI market size/spending forecast (2016-2025) by applications across banking and finance industry’s value chain, AI technology domains, and technology.

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Xi Jinping heads to Europe: “This could be a watershed moment for Italy’s China policy”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 marzo 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected in Europe from March 21 to 26. He will first travel to Italy and then head to Monaco and France. His visit to Italy in particular (March 21 to 24) – the first Chinese state visit to that country in ten years – is causing a stir as the Italian government appears ready to make major concessions to China. According to media reports, the Italian government is set to endorse China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a move that would make Italy the first G7 state to join Xi Jinping’s key foreign policy project.
Questions to Lucrezia Poggetti, research associate at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS).
The Italian government has sought closer ties with Beijing from the start. Do you consider it likely that Italy will join China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – and if so, what is Rome hoping to get out of such a move?
The current Italian government has, indeed, adopted a very China-friendly line since it took office at the end of May 2018. This was spearheaded by the Undersecretary of State for Economic Development, Michele Geraci, who set up a “China Task Force” under the Ministry of Economic Development in August last year to seek closer political relations with China in the hope of getting economic opportunities in return.
Geraci argues that the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on BRI would help Italian companies increase exports to the Chinese market. In 2018, Italy registered a USD 12.13 billion trade deficit with China. However, the MoU is unlikely to change that. European countries whose trade relations with the Asian giant are more balanced, such as France and Germany, have not signed any BRI endorsements. Those EU member states that have signed up to the BRI in the past, such as Poland and other Eastern European countries, have complained that Beijing’s promises of economic opportunities have largely failed to materialize.
Yet despite heated debates within Italian politics, it is very likely that the Italian government will sign the controversial MoU. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte confirmed on Friday March 15 the government’s plans to go ahead with the signature.
How important would it be for Beijing if Italy were to sign the BRI MoU?
Italy’s signature would give the BRI project a huge boost in legitimacy. Beyond the economics, an Italian endorsement would be politically symbolic for China. Italy would be the first G7 member state and the first EU founding country to sign up to BRI. An endorsement by the third largest economy in the Eurozone would allow Xi Jinping to show domestic audiences that his initiative enjoys a great reputation in Europe and the world, while in fact the BRI faces criticism that it has created debt traps, political dependencies and has failed to meet international standards.
What are the implications for the Italian economy?
The MoU, as far as we know, contains only vague reassurances but no concrete guarantees that Italian companies will contribute to infrastructure projects or that Italy will receive more investment from China. The vague language of the text appears to confirm rising concerns in Europe that many BRI projects mainly benefit Chinese companies. In February 2018, 27 European ambassadors to China, including the Italian ambassador, signed a report critical of BRI, arguing that the initiative almost exclusively promotes Chinese interests. In the light of these developments, signing up to BRI with the hope of gaining substantial economic opportunities is a bit naïve. If anything, Italian officials should use China’s appetite for a high-level endorsement of BRI to put concrete demands on the negotiating table.
So far, though, China has the upper hand. It has already said that if Italy doesn’t sign the MoU, all the commercial deals that are expected to be signed during Xi’s visits will be off the table. Those deals include major Chinese investment in Italian ports and agreements involving leading Italian banks and energy companies.
Where would an Italian agreement with China on BRI put Italy for those EU partners currently working toward greater coordination on China policy?
An MoU on BRI would harm Italy’s credibility as a reliable partner because Italy would break ranks with current efforts by the EU and its largest member states to better coordinate on China. The first signs of Italy’s China-friendly shift are already visible. For example, in February Italy abstained from a vote on an EU-wide investment screening mechanism to better protect Europe’s strategic sectors. Notably, the previous Italian government had been an important partner for Berlin and Paris to promote the establishment of such a mechanism.
What are the alternatives for the Italian government?
The Italian government would be well advised to devote more resources to devising a more balanced China strategy that takes into account not just economic interests but EU unity, geopolitical considerations and risk assessments. While Geraci’s “China Task Force” has promoted closer political and economic ties with Beijing, a more sophisticated approach would focus on strengthening Italy’s own industrial base and domestic competitiveness while nudging China towards greater market openness. It is also important to remember that as a bloc the EU has more economic and political negotiating power vis-à-vis China than any EU country has alone.
Devising a balanced China strategy would also require greater coordination and exchange of views among different ministries, such as foreign affairs, interior and defence. If anything, Xi Jinping’s visit has made many in Italy realize that, beyond economics, relations with China have wide ranging political implications. This could be a watershed moment for Italy’s China policy. Italy should make best use of the momentum created by Xi’s visit to fill the information gap about China’s rise and its impact on Italian interests.
Xi’s trip to Europe comes as concerns about China are growing on the continent. Where does France stand in the China policy debate?
On his visit to France, Xi will certainly experience a tougher attitude than in Italy, with Paris having grown more sceptical about China’s activities. Commenting on BRI ahead of Xi’s visit, French President Emmanuel Macron said that China’s participation in other countries’ development should be done in “the spirit of equality, reciprocity” and “respecting the sovereignty of nations.” France – together with Germany – has also been a strong promoter of a more cohesive European China policy. Notably, after almost four full days in Italy, Xi will spend less than a day in Paris. (By China Flash)

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Smart Cities and Digital Transformation Dialogue – Italy and China –

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 marzo 2019

Roma Venerdì 22 marzo 2019 Ore 9:00-13:30 Hotel Hassler. Importanti presenze delle industrie e dei media cinesi al Dialogo Italia-Cina su Smart Cities e Trasformazione Digitale.Folta la presenza della rappresentanza cinese all’incontro che si svolgerà il 22 marzo a Roma a margine della visita del presidente cinese Xi Jinping.Hanno già confermato, tra gli altri, la loro partecipazione Ma Weihua (President of China Entrepreneur Club, Former Chairman of China Merchant Bank), Zhang Lianfeng (Chief Representative of Shandong in Europe), Zheng Zhibin, (President of Global Smart City Business of Huawei), Liu Qunkai (Country Manager South Europe of Alibaba Cloud), Gao Sumei (Executive Secretary General of China Information Technology Industry Federation), Zhong Xiayu (Chief Operating Officer of E-Hualu BE Space) e Chen Weihua (EU Bureau Chief of China Daily).Vincenzo Scotti (Presidente Link Campus University) aprirà i lavori del dialogo che sarà focalizzato sul tema di come rendere le città più connesse ed intelligenti e sulle possibili forme di collaborazione con la Cina in questa area.Importanti le presenze già assicurate all’evento, da Giuseppe Busia (Segretario Generale del Garante della Protezione dei Dati Personali) a Luigi Paganetto (Presidente, Fondazione Economia dell’Università di Roma Tor Vergata), da Nicola Blefari Melazzi (Direttore, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni) a Carlo Maria Medaglia (Vice Rettore, Link Campus University), da Massimo D’Alema, (Presidente, Fondazione Italianieuropei) a Massimiliano Dona (Presidente, Unione Nazionale Consumatori).Con loro saranno presenti i sindaci Marco Bucci (Genova) e Mario Occhiuto (Cosenza), insieme a Flavia Marzano (Assessore Roma Capitale), Marco Pistore (Direttore Smart Cities, Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Angelo Bozza (Smart Cities Association Italy).La Cina vanta, come è noto, il maggior numero di progetti di smart cities a livello mondiale: dei 1000 progetti in fase di realizzazione in vari paesi del mondo oltre 500 si concentrano in Cina e riguardano sia le grandi che le piccole città. La Cina progetta di creare 100 città intelligenti entro il 2020. Ma anche l’Italia può giocare un ruolo importante.Il tema delle Smart City può diventare un’area strategica di cooperazione tra aziende italiane e cinesi. Grazie all’uso dell’Intelligenza Artificiale, dei Big Data, Sensor, IoT e servizi Cloud è possibile erogare ai cittadini nuovi servizi e migliorarne la qualità della vita. Al tempo stesso si aprono enormi potenzialità di business per l’industria italiana di settore, tutte da esplorare. (fonte: Key4biz Focus)

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“Research Report on Paper and Paperboard Import in China, 2019-2023”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 18 marzo 2019

Based on this research, the demand for paper and paperboard imports in China will continue to grow from 2019 to 2023.The major driving forces include the lower average price of imports than domestic counterparts and the sluggish growth in domestic production of paper and paperboard resulting from the shortage of raw materials and the upward costs of labor, land, energy resources and other production factors.
According to this analysis, with the development of China’s economy and the improvement of living standards, the per capita consumption of paper and paperboard shows an upward trend. Meanwhile, China’s net annual population growth is between 8 million and 10 million, which leads to an increasing demand for paper and paperboard in China and promotes the development of China’s papermaking industry.However, the papermaking industry is dependent on forest resources which are scarce in China. As China tightens its environmental protection policies and the forest coverage rate decreases, the fiber materials for papermaking are in increasingly short supply. Besides, the labor costs in the Chinese manufacturing sector keeps rising. Therefore, China needs to import a large quantity of paper and paperboard to cover the shortage of domestic capacity.
The Chinese government has set no administrative barriers against paper and paperboard import, e.g. making paper and paperboard exclusive to state-owned enterprises, or introducing import quota administration for paper and paperboard. But import tariffs vary greatly among China’s paper and paperboard imports. For instance, the MFN rate and general rate on the commodity that has the heaviest tax burden is respectively 35% and 100%. The import tariffs on newsprint, kraft paper, etc. are lower with the lowest MFN rate being 2%.
According to this analysis, the import volume of paper and paperboard in China is rising in recent years. It reached 6.27 million tons in 2018, increasing by 122.3% as compared to 2014. And the import value reached USD 5.53 billion, increasing by 54% as compared to 2014.
The reasons for the growing paper and paperboard imports mainly include: (1) The price of imported paper and paperboard is lower than that of domestic counterparts; and (2) the quality of imported paper and paperboard is better than that of domestic counterparts. But market trends vary greatly among China’s paper and paperboard imports.Overall, product segments that have great price differences with domestic counterpart see faster growth. For example, with the development of Intermedia, the sales volume of newspaper, magazines and other print media is decreasing in China, which brings down the demand for newsprint. However, the import volume of newsprint in China grew by 860% from 2014 to 2018 because the price of imported newsprint was far lower than that of domestic newsprint.In recent years, the demand for liner board keeps rising with the rapid development of the e-commerce and logistics industries. As the import price differed little from the domestic market price, the import volume of liner board in China grew by only 65.10% from 2013 to 2017.

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Celanese Announces Acetyl Intermediates Price Increases in China

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 febbraio 2019

Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), a global chemical and specialty materials company, will increase list and off-list selling prices for the following acetyl intermediates products. The price increases below are for orders shipped and will be effective immediately, or as contracts otherwise allow, and are incremental to any previously announced increases.
Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our businesses use the full breadth of Celanese’s global chemistry, technology and commercial expertise to create value for our customers, employees, shareholders and the corporation. As we partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs, we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,700 employees worldwide and had 2018 net sales of $7.2 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit http://www.celanese.com

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Tennant Company Completes China Acquisition of Gaomei Cleaning Equipment Company

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 gennaio 2019

Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing of solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Gaomei Cleaning Equipment Company. Gaomei is based in Hefei, China, and is a recognized leader in the development and production of small- to mid-sized cleaning equipment and solutions for commercial and industrial applications.
The Gaomei acquisition represents another step toward global diversification of revenue for Tennant Company as the majority of Gaomei’s revenue is generated inside China. The Gaomei acquisition aligns with Tennant’s growth strategies for China, expands Tennant’s local China manufacturing footprint providing additional scale to compete, and enhances profitability. Gaomei also adds another strong brand to Tennant’s global brand portfolio following Tennant’s acquisition of European-based IPC Group in 2017.Commented Pat Schottler, Tennant Company Vice President, Asia Pacific (APAC): “Our acquisition of Gaomei will help Tennant further strengthen our market position in China through a highly complementary product portfolio and differentiated go-to-market strategy. We are excited about our combined potential in this strategically important market. We look to build on the 21-year legacy Gaomei has established as a recognized leader in the Chinese market.”Gaomei will continue to operate and compete independently. The company will remain focused on building the Gaomei brand, advancing its innovative product portfolio, and growing market presence.“We are extremely excited about the opportunities this agreement creates for Gaomei and Tennant, including the ability to access a broader range of resources to accelerate our strategies. We believe this is an excellent opportunity for all our channel partners, as well, and look forward to working together to grow our businesses,” said Mr. Chen Guobao, Gaomei General Manager.

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C3Nano Announces the Opening of its First Mass Production Factory in China

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 7 dicembre 2018

C3Nano, Inc. (“C3Nano”), the leader in silver nanowire-based transparent conductive technologies for the touch sensor, display, and flexible electronics industry, today announced the grand opening of its mass production factory in Changzhou, China.Built in partnership with the National High-Tech District of Changzhou, China, the 14,373 square foot facility will serve as C3Nano’s Asian manufacturing center and headquarters in China. C3Nano China will focus on the manufacturing of its ActiveGrid™ family of performance-leading transparent conductive inks and films. The state-of-the-art facility will also house C3Nano’s Asia customer service operations, supply chain and R&D.
Mr. Wang Yuwei, Vice Director of Administrative Committee of Changzhou National High-Tech District, stated, “We are delighted to work with C3Nano and their management team to support the manufacturing of this very critical product for the global display industry in the Changzhou National High-Tech District. We look forward to a successful partnership.”
The December 2018 grand opening of the facility is critical in supporting the growing demand for flexible touch sensors and OLED displays, which serve as vital components in the next generation of flexible phones and other mobile devices sold worldwide. C3Nano, with its best-in-class transparent conductive films, has recently been selected as the key supply source for one of the world’s next-generation flexible displays, and is widely recognized as, the leading supplier in this key industrial space.“We are proud to partner with the Changzhou National High-Tech District in the creation of our mass production facility,” commented Clifford Morris, CEO of C3Nano. “This facility and its location are crucial to our future growth in China and the rest of Asia. C3Nano plays an important role in the emerging flexible display market and our customers are pleased to see us expand into China.”

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In China’s Industrial Centers, Lung Disease and Hard Choices

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 5 novembre 2018

ON ANY GIVEN day at the First Hospital of Hebei Medical University in Shijiazhuang, an industrial city roughly 200 miles south of Beijing in northwestern China, a wall of ailing patients can be found tethered to breathing machines. In many cases, they are there after years of smoking. But when asked, most will also recall decades of breathing other noxious stuff: thick smog, combustion dust, and other contaminants churned into the air by the region’s vast panorama of industry.Liu Wenzhi, a grocer who now suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, recalled clouds of fine white powder from nearby ceramic and cement factories. They swirled constantly above his vegetable stand in Handan, he said, and he tried not to look up at the sky, to avoid getting dust in his eyes and his mouth. Li Baozhi, a fellow COPD patient, worked in power plant construction, where dust and, later, soot would be regular byproducts.It’s a potent cocktail, and in April, a group of four-dozen Chinese doctors and researchers confirmed what these men, their doctors, and surely millions of modern Chinese citizens already knew: Just like smoking, long-term exposure to high concentrations of PM2.5 pollution — microscopic, airborne particles 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter — significantly increases the risk of COPD. The epidemiological study of more than 50,000 people across the nation, published in The Lancet, noted in particular that annual mean exposure to levels of PM2.5 greater than 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air — a common condition in many Chinese cities — was associated with a significantly higher rate of COPD even among people who never smoked.Patients like these face difficult choices. On the one hand, they have been told to stay indoors to avoid inhaling pollutants that can worsen their COPD. And yet, they must venture outside in order to access treatments they hope will prolong their lives. In this way, they are not so different from their fast-growing country, which also faces excruciating either-or choices as it tries to balance economic growth with the need to clean up its spectacularly dirty air. China’s leadership is now working diligently to navigate the myriad trade-offs — sometimes with a brutal efficiency.“You have to pay attention to two weather conditions: One is gale, high wind, which brings heavy dust. The other is a cold day with ‘big fog,’” said Li Fengchen, a farmer and another COPD sufferer. “I will not walk outside on those days.”

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ITsMine Named Top 10 Most Innovative Cybersecurity Startup at China’s Internet Security Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 16 settembre 2018

ITsMine, a cybersecurity company focused on protecting organizational data has been named one of the top ten most innovative cybersecurity startups at China’s 2018 ISC Conference. ITsMine, the only company selected outside of Asia, was recognized for its new approach to data protection, and the first fully automated DLP solution.ITsMine CEO Kfir Kimhi said, “China’s cybersecurity market is growing very fast – more than thirty-percent in 2017. This growth has led to an increase of investments in R&D by large companies, as well as increased investments in startups. It is a great honor to participate in the largest cyber event in Asia, and to be chosen for this prestigious award.” Kimhi who delivered the 2018 ISC keynote speech on “insider threats,” warned the audience that their networks are under attack from the inside and explained what red-flags companies should look out for to protect their data.“Today, companies treat internal and external threats in the same manner, when in fact they are very different,” said ITsMine CEO Kfir Kimhi. “Insider threats cannot be prevented with a defensive approach, and organizations must move to an offensive approach in order to secure their data.”Tan Xiaosheng, Executive Chairman of 2018 ISC said, “Data is the new currency. Today, the ten largest enterprises in the world produce nothing other than data, and yet all of this data remains vulnerable. In conjunction with the conference, we selected the top ten most innovative cybersecurity startups, one of which was ITsMine, an Israeli startup, which offers a cutting-edge solution to this major problem of data vulnerability. It’s important to note that ITsMine was the only company outside of Asia selected for this honor.” ITsMine is a part of the OurCrowd Labs/02, seed stage incubator portfolio, which focuses on cutting-edge technology that will shape the future in innovative areas including AI, deep learning, autonomous transportation and smart cities. ITsMine’s participation in the ISC conference is part of an increasing interest by key Chinese companies in ITsMine’s technology and Israeli cybersecurity companies overall.

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China’s Yili Group Upgrades Its R&D Center in Europe for Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 15 settembre 2018

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Company Limited (Yili Group), one of the Chinese dairy giants, upgraded its R&D center in Europe to an innovation center at Wageningen University on September 12, 2018.At the upgrading ceremony, Zhang Jianqiu, Executive President of Yili Group, pointed out that the upgrading from the R&D center to the innovation center shows Yili’s continuous efforts in innovation.In 2014, Yili, together with Wageningen University in the Netherlands, jointly established the “European Research and Development Center”.Since its establishment, great efforts have been taken by Yili European Research and Development Center in the fields of “early warning system for food safety” and “breast milk database” and others, such as to study and establish an early warning system for food safety, upgrade the first breast milk research database in China, and continuously promote the development of Yili and the dairy industry of China.In recent years, innovation has been regarded by Yili as the “core” power for the development of the enterprise. It will continuously promote innovation and enable innovation to be a “propeller” for the development of Yili and even the dairy industry of China, according to Zhang Jianqiu.According to the Global Dairy Top 20 rankings released by the Netherlands-based Rabobank, Yili has been ranking among the top ten in the global dairy industry and has been ranking first in Asia for many years.“From establishment to upgrading, Yili European Research and Development Center has covered different fields, built bridges between countries and continents, and integrated different cultures, which can be used to not only satisfy technological demand of the enterprises, but also directly transfer innovation of the research institute,” said Zhang Yi, Deputy Secretary General of China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), at the ceremony.On the same day, the first meeting of China-Netherlands Business Council was jointly held by CCOIC and Yili Group, where participants jointly and thoroughly explored the economic and trade cooperation between China and Netherlands in the current situation.

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ERI Co-Founder Kevin Dillon to Present at China International E-Waste Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 agosto 2018

Kevin Dillon, Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sales Officer of ERI, the largest fully integrated electronics and IT asset disposition (ITAD) provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States, has been invited to deliver a keynote presentation at the sixth annual China International E-Waste conference in Shanghai next month.
Dillon will share his presentation, “The Changing Global Landscape of E-Scrap and ITAD: A View form the USA,” to the international gathering of electronics and electronic waste industry leaders and experts on September 7th. During the presentation, he will essentially provide a “state of the industry” analysis of the current e-waste landscape, including the crucial need for data security and destruction.Now in its sixth year, the China International E-Waste Conference provides attendees with the latest intelligence and best practices on the e-waste landscape. With the continuous development of new and improved consumer electronics, the whole world is facing serious problems caused by the flow of e-waste produced every day. China is the largest supplier of consumer electronics in the world, and is a natural location for this summit-style event, which gathers all the key players in the supply chain to discuss the latest developments and share research and progress in e-waste management.Joining Dillon as presenters at the event will be representatives from the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection, other Chinese government agencies, the United Nations, the Basel Convention, University of China, Tsinghua University, TCL Corporation, Philips, Lenovo, Greenpeace and many others.“It is an honor to be invited to participate at the China International E-Waste conference in Shanghai in front of an audience of industry and science representatives from all over the world who want to do the right thing,” said Dillon. “The event is vitally important because it gives international thought leaders the opportunity to share what they know. There’s no greater time to forge international relationships than now. The world is getting smaller and flatter than ever and business leaders need to reach out across continents and communicate if we are to problem-solve and work together to create environmental and data destruction solutions that will benefit our entire planet.” Dillon added that ERI is currently developing relationships with organizations and individuals in the recycling industry in Asia and welcomes this trip to China as an opportunity to meet with prospective collaborators.Parties interested in meeting with ERI on this subject are encouraged to contact sales@eridirect.com or +1-800-ERI-DIRECT, where ERI’s team is standing by, available to help with electronics recycling, ITAD, and sustainability needs on a global level.

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Blockcloud Talks About Trends in Future Internet at China Computer Association Event

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 agosto 2018

Dr. Shu Yang, Co-founder of Blockcloud, was invited to attend an academic event hosted by China Computer Association to discuss “information technology revolution and innovation.” He delivered a speech on “Blockchain-based advanced TCP/IP”, which could provide constant connectivity for dynamic networks.The traditional Internet was designed for military point-to-point communication and was suitable for persistent connections with small-scale networks centered on host addresses. Today, with the explosive growth of networked mobile devices, static networks that transmit data based on IP addresses are greatly restricting the development of application scenarios.Having researched the Future Internet technology for years, the core team of Blockcloud believes that a combination of Service-centric Networking (SCN) and blockchain technology will help build an open, dynamic, secure and efficient network underlying protocol system and will promote the development of the Future Internet technology. Based on SCN, the applications can directly connect to the service through service’s name, shield the application layer from the same level of the underlying IP address, and adaptively support the requirements of service matching, migration and mobility.However, the SCN network itself has credibility, fairness, and incentives problems. Blockchain technology solves the problem of trust and incentives in the service center network. Blockcloud proposes the Proof of Service (PoS) to reliably verify the authenticity of services in the network. Through the smart contract, a game-based Truthful Continuous Double Auction (TCDA) is designed to achieve fair pricing and matching of services, creating a point-to-point sharing economy model and providing incentives to service contributors. In addition, Blockcloud has developed a Compact Directed Acyclic Graph (CoDAG) that packs blocks faster, efficiently records transactions, and improves network performance. Blockcloud uses a loosed coupled hierarchical architecture design to build a network underlying protocol system with an approach similar to “building blocks”. Each layer works together and can self-evolve independently. Core members of the Blockcloud project come from top research institutions. Over 50% of them hold a Ph.D. The advisory board includes two IEEE Fellows, 5 National Distinguished Scientists and 15 professors. With the strength of the world’s top scientists, every move of Blockcloud project will attract great attention.

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Semtech’s LoRa Technology Creates IoT Metering Solutions to Improve Facility Management in China

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 26 agosto 2018

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that EasyLinkin, a high-tech enterprise specializing in the research and development of low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies, has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its IoT smart metering solutions to improve facility management.
LoRa-enabled smart meters from EasyLinkin monitor utility usage rates in real-time to provide facilities more visibility to reduce operating costs. EasyLinkin’s LoRa-based products are easy to install on existing meters and are currently being deployed across China in both public and private LoRaWAN™ networks. Utility companies are able to monitor utility usage in real-time to reduce operational costs and conserve natural resources. “Our customers are able to analyze their usage through real-time data collected by our smart metering solutions to reduce operational costs,” said Kun Xu, Co-Founder & Executive President at EasyLinkin. “This was enabled and would not be possible without Semtech’s LoRa Technology, which provides the ideal IoT solution for utility monitoring and management. The easy deployment and flexibility of LoRa Technology enables consistent data transmission in either a private or public network.” “With an increased emphasis on sustainability, there’s an absolute need for IoT solutions, like Semtech’s LoRa Technology, to solve real-world environmental challenges,” said Vivek Mohan, Director of IoT, Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Integrating LoRa Technology into EasyLinkin’s metering devices provides an IoT solution that reduces operational costs like maintenance and allows an inside look into utility consumption, letting consumers change their usage accordingly.”

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The 24th World Congress of Philosophy began on August 13 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 agosto 2018

The conclave of thought meets under the motto “Learning to be Human” and will take place throughout the week, to be closed on the 20th.The planned panels promise a very long journey through different systems of thought, deepening with special relevance into the philosophical disciplines of the East, but also giving rise to new proposals.Among these, Vito Correddu, a researcher at the Salvatore Puledda Centre of Humanist Studies in Rome, will be present on behalf of the World Centre for Humanist Studies. He will speak about “The Revolution as a way to be completely human” on Friday 17 February.Together with him, Mehdi Parsakhanqah (Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran), Anastasiya Kriman (Lomonosov State University, Moscow), Mirko Garasic (UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, Rome) and Youngmin Kim (Dongguk University, Seoul) will be presenting at the “Humanism and Post-Humanism” table, moderated by Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir from the University of Iceland.The programme includes hundreds of presentations, round tables, master classes and plenary sessions, which will undoubtedly bring together not only the best intuitions and analyses of past times, but will also attempt to resolve in a harmonious synthesis questions of the present and perspectives of human life in the future. (by Pressenza international press agency About The Author Centro Mundial de Estudios Humanistas)

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EU and China sign landmark partnership on oceans

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 luglio 2018

The European Union has signed a unique ocean partnership agreement with China. Two of the world’s largest ocean economies will work together to improve the international governance of the oceans in all its aspects, including by combating illegal fishing and promoting a sustainable blue economy. The partnership also contains clear commitments to protect the marine environment, tackle climate change in accordance with the Paris Agreement and implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in particular the Sustainable Development Goal 14 on oceans.
“Across the world, I see growing awareness of the need for joint solutions to the challenges facing our oceans and seas. From cleaning up plastic pollution to tackling overfishing, no one country or continent can shoulder these colossal tasks on their own. With the partnership signed today, the European Union and China are stepping up their joint efforts, towards a more sustainable future for our oceans and the millions that make their living from them,” said EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for the environment, maritime affairs and fisheries.

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Apple Launches New Clean Energy Fund in China

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 15 luglio 2018

Apple® today announced a new first-of-its-kind investment fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources. As part of Apple’s commitment to address climate change and increase the use of renewable energy within its supply chain, 10 initial suppliers and Apple will jointly invest nearly $300 million over the next four years into the China Clean Energy Fund. The fund will invest in and develop clean energy projects totaling more than 1 gigawatt of renewable energy in China, the equivalent of powering nearly 1 million homes.“At Apple, we are proud to join with companies that are stepping up to address the climate challenge,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. “We’re thrilled so many of our suppliers are participating in the fund and hope this model can be replicated globally to help businesses of all sizes make a significant positive impact on our planet.Transitioning to clean energy can be complex. This is especially true for smaller companies that may not have access to viable clean energy sources. By virtue of its size and scale, the China Clean Energy Fund will give its participants the advantage of greater purchasing power and the ability to attain more attractive and diverse clean energy solutions. The China Clean Energy Fund will be managed through a third party, DWS Group, which specializes in sustainable investments and will also invest in the fund.Today’s news follows Apple’s announcement earlier this year that its global facilities are powered by 100 percent clean energy and the launch of its Supplier Clean Energy Program in 2015. Since that program began, 23 manufacturing partners, operating in more than 10 different countries, have committed to powering all of their Apple production with 100 percent clean energy. Apple and its suppliers will generate more than 4 gigawatts of new clean energy worldwide by 2020 — representing one-third of Apple’s current manufacturing electricity footprint.Apple is also working with its suppliers to find new ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The company recently announced it reached a breakthrough with aluminum suppliers Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto Aluminum on a new technology that eliminates direct greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional smelting process, a key step in aluminum production.

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A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of The People’s Insurance Company of China (Hong Kong), Limited

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 giugno 2018

A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of The People’s Insurance Company of China (Hong Kong), Limited (PICC HK) (Hong Kong). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.
The ratings reflect PICC HK’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as very strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management. The ratings also reflect the lift the company receives from its parent, The People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China Limited (PICC Group).PICC HK is well-capitalized as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR). Capital and surplus grew during the past five years through partial retention of net profits, and the capital position was further strengthened in 2017 due to the capital injection of HKD 140 million from its two shareholders, PICC Group and Asia Insurance (Investment), Ltd., which own 75% and 25% of PICC HK, respectively.As PICC Group’s sole overseas subsidiary, PICC HK plays a strategic role in the group’s overseas development. In addition to capital support provided by the group, PICC HK also benefits from underwriting inward treaty from its affiliated company, PICC Property and Casualty Insurance Company Limited (PICC P&C), which contributes a significant volume of business to the company’s book.Offsetting rating factors include PICC HK’s limited business profile, as reflected by its small presence in Hong Kong’s non-life insurance market. The company mainly writes commercial lines business in the competitive domestic market under a prolonged soft market environment.
Positive rating actions may occur if PICC HK can improve its business profile significantly while maintaining adequate operating performance and risk-adjusted capitalization at a very strong level. Negative rating actions could occur if PICC HK’s operating performance deteriorates significantly and erodes its risk-adjusted capitalization. A reduced level of support from the PICC Group, or deterioration in the group’s credit profile may also bring negative rating pressure on PICC HK.
A.M. Best is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source. For more information, visit http://www.ambest.com. Copyright © 2018 by A.M. Best Rating Services, Inc. and/or its affiliates. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Successful Demonstration of INVISTA’s Latest P8 PTA Technology in China

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 28 maggio 2018

INVISTA Performance Technologies (IPT) announces the success of its latest P8 PTA technology deployed on Jiaxing Petrochemical’s second PTA Line. Started up in record time in December 2017, the plant is now consistently operating at 100 percent design rate with a variable cost performance better than target, firmly establishing Jiaxing Petrochemical’s second PTA Line as the global leader in terms of raw material and utility consumptions. Mike Pickens, President of INVISTA Performance Technologies, commented, “It is a proud moment for IPT, seeing our P8 PTA technology demonstrate the productivity and variable cost performance that we promised to the market and our loyal customer, Jiaxing. This would not have been possible without the excellent teamwork and meticulous efforts put in by Jiaxing Petrochemicals and IPT teams.” Mr. Xu, President of Tongkun Group, is appreciative of the performance of Jiaxing Petrochemical’s second PTA line. He said, “The second PTA line is running well, and we look forward to continued support from INVISTA for further optimization of the plant.” This represents yet another major achievement by IPT in the innovative development and successful deployment of industry leading PTA technologies aimed at creating competitive advantage for our global customers. http://www.ipt.INVISTA.com.

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