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MEPs call on EU to consider lawsuit against China over Hong Kong

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 20 giugno 2020

Parliament recommends that EU and members states file a case before the International Court of Justice, if the new national security law for Hong Kong is applied.In a resolution adopted on Friday by 565 votes to 34, with 62 abstentions, the European Parliament voted in favour of bringing China before the International Court of Justice over its decision to adopt a new national security law for semi-autonomous Hong-Kong.In the text, MEPs “call on the EU and its Member States to consider, in the event the new security law is applied, filing a case before the International Court of Justice alleging that China’s decision to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong violates the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).”
They also strongly condemn the new law as an assault on the city’s autonomy, as well as China’s constant and increasing interference in Hong Kong’s internal affairs. MEPs call for the jailed pro-democracy activists and peaceful demonstrators to be released and for charges against them to be dropped. They want to see a UN Special Envoy appointed to deal specifically with the situation in Hong Kong.The European Parliament is greatly concerned by the steady deterioration of civil and political rights, and press freedom in Hong Kong and calls for an independent and impartial investigation into the police’s use of force against pro-democracy protesters.It finally strongly urges EU member states in the Council and the EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell to address the issue of the national security law for Hong Kong as a top priority at the upcoming EU-China Summit on Monday, 22 June, (via video conference) and at the planned EU-China Leaders meeting, as well as other human rights issues, such as the situation of the Uyghurs.

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Hong Kong, Radicali: “Non conta se una battaglia sia facile. Conta che sia giusta

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 maggio 2020

“L’Italia e l’Unione europea devono fare una scelta rispetto a quanto sta accadendo a Hong Kong: restare a guardare mentre il regime cinese soffoca nel sangue la lotta per la libertà oppure stare dalla parte di chi si batte per lo Stato di diritto, per la democrazia, per la libertà di stampa, di pensiero e di parola per tutti. A Hong Kong si è tenuta la più grande manifestazione dall’inizio della pandemia da Covid-19, in strada erano in migliaia, perché ciò che sta accadendo in Cina spaventa i cittadini molto più del virus: se la legge sulla sicurezza nazionale scritta dalla Cina su misura per Hong Kong sarà approvata scavalcando il suo Consiglio legislativo, verranno vietate tutte le attività considerate secessioniste o volte a rovesciare il potere costituito. Le persone sono scese in piazza pacificamente in violazione della normativa che vieta gli assembramenti e la repressione è stata spietata: almeno 180 arresti, tra cui parlamentari e consiglieri distrettuali, un uso smodato di cannoni d’acqua, pallottole urticanti sparate a distanza ravvicinata e gas lacrimogeno. Una manifestazione pacifica è stata repressa con tutte le armi e la violenza a disposizione” dichiarano Massimiliano Iervolino, Segretario di Radicali Italiani e Patrizia De Grazia, coordinatrice dell’Associazione radicale Adelaide Aglietta.“Una pallottola ha colpito alla schiena un bambino, un’altra ha spezzato l’osso del dito di una ragazza, i giornalisti sono stati identificati e schedati, minacciati dai cannoni d’acqua e con lo spray al peperoncino. L’Italia, l’Unione europea, non possono restare indifferenti: avremo la forza di difendere i diritti dei cittadini di Hong Kong?”.

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China’s attempts to curb Hong Kong protests threaten the city’s status as a financial center

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 24 gennaio 2020

The political crisis that has gripped Hong Kong since March 2019 is far from resolved. The Chinese government’s responses to the protests are undermining the city’s institutional pillars. Hong Kong’s status as a financial gateway is at risk as the city is caught between the differing needs of China’s government and international business, according to MERICS researchers Max J. Zenglein and Maximilian Kärnfelt. The authors of the new MERICS study „Financial hub at risk. How China’s reaction to protests jeopardizes Hong Kong’s status” argue the protest movement and government responses also pose a dilemma for Beijing: China cannot enjoy the benefits of both political control and a liberal economic environment.Hong Kong’s position as a financial hub rests on its high degree of autonomy. The city’s status as a Special Administrative Region has given it the freedom to meet the institutional requirements to remain an international hub for finance and trade. Hong Kong’s freedoms – in particular the rule of law and a lack of capital controls – are thus essential for China as it tries to satisfy its growing appetite for foreign capital.The protests have affected Hong Kong’s economy, causing the city’s first recession since 2009. Hard-hit sectors include retail, restaurants, hospitality, transportation and events – even if the real estate market remains fairly stable for now. The city’s function as an offshore financial center has so far not been affected. There have been no major capital outflows, and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) continues to attract major IPOs. With the listing of Anheuser-Busch’s Asian unit and the secondary listing of Alibaba, it even topped the global ranking of IPO locations last year. But the city’s ability to attract new companies and talent has suffered – ever more expatriate executives, for example, are relocating their families elsewhere.The authors argue that China has no credible alternative to Hong Kong in the short to medium term. Hong Kong’s role as China’s gateway to global financial markets is currently unique. The city provides China access to foreign exchange and is helping to integrate the country’s financial system into global markets. Shanghai and Shenzhen are in no position to take over because of their strict capital controls, and the absence of both a freely convertible currency and the rule of law. Alternative offshore centers like Macau, Singapore or London are at best complementary hubs – cities beyond mainland China have considerable political and economic constraints.However, the crisis has the potential to undermine the institutions upon which Hong Kong’s liberal economy relies. The authors look at different reasons why Hong Kong’s status as a popular offshore financial center (OFC) is at risk: escalating economic and financial crisis, Hong Kong’s need for international recognition of its special trading status, political pressure on companies that could erode economic freedom, and Beijing’s hardline measures that could undermine the city’s independent judiciary.
According to a MERICS survey of experts and professionals in Hong Kong, a majority of 71.2 per cent expect the city to remain functional even as protests continue, 22.9 per cent foresee business as usual as protests fade and stability returns, and only six per cent worry that a deterioration in stability could cause significant, lasting damage.Zenglein and Kärnfelt conclude with a warning: Growing distrust in Hong Kong’s institutions jeopardizes its position as an offshore financial center. Beijing’s hardline course threatens to inflict substantial and irreparable damage on the city’s institutions. As a result, Chinese pressure for accelerated convergence with the mainland’s political and legal system has reached a critical point. Given that Beijing has no credible alternative financial gateway, the premature demise of Hong Kong’s global function would be costly for China. In that event, European businesses would face the challenge of losing the institutional convenience Hong Kong provides.You can read the full report „Financial hub at risk. How China’s reaction to protests jeopardizes Hong Kong’s status” here.

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Hong Kong Presents Top Innovators at CES 2020

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 gennaio 2020

Electronics innovation will be on vibrant display in the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) 43rd annual Hong Kong Pavilion at CES, featuring 47 companies in bold and exciting exhibits that showcase why electronics is the number one export for the world city. Strategically located in the heart of Asia, within a five-hour flight to half of the world’s population, Hong Kong has long been a hotbed of entrepreneurship. The city boasts the fifth-fastest growing start-up ecosystem in the world and was the world’s #1 IPO center in 2019. It’s strong global financial hub, coupled with the city’s supportive regulatory structures, low taxes, attract top investments to help fuel new and long-term development. Today, more than 3,100 start-ups call Hong Kong home, a 21% increase from 2018. Co-organized with the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)20 of these start-ups will be exhibiting in Eureka Park, including 6 winners from the Start-up Express – a development program launched by HKTDC to assist Hong Kong start-ups in building networks, marketing their business and enhancing brand awareness globally. There are also two winners from IPHatch Hong Kong – an open-innovation competition to bring business concepts to fruition by commercializing the intellectual property and technology portfolios from renowned multinational corporations.
As a key international sourcing hub, 27 Hong Kong innovators will also be featured in the Design and Source to supply the needs of global buyers who attend CES this week.

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Pharmaron Lists H-Shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 2 dicembre 2019

Pharmaron Beijing Co., Ltd. (Stock Code: 300759.SZ/3759.HK) announced today that 117 million H-shares are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. This is equivalent to HK$4.344 billion raised based on the offer price of HK$39.5 per share (assuming the Over-allotment Option is not exercised). The funds will be used for the development of the Company’s global integrated service platform, R&D capability and capacity improvements, strategic investments, M&A and operation support.The successful listing of H-shares on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, together with the existing A-shares listing on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (“A+H dual listing”), has broadened Pharmaron’s financing channels to support its global growth strategy. With the strong financial support, Pharmaron will continuously strengthen its service capabilities and capacities by integrating cutting-edge science and technologies into the existing service platforms. These efforts will enhance global operations to better support partners’ R&D needs.
“Our listing on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong marks another milestone for Pharmaron,” said Dr. Boliang Lou, Chairman and CEO, Pharmaron. “We appreciate all those who helped make this listing possible, which includes our devoted team, long-term partners and supportive investment community. We will continue to stay focused on developing and integrating the latest science and technologies into our end-to-end R&D services platform. Pharmaron is dedicated to providing high quality R&D services globally to help our partners accelerate their discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines.”

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“La vicenda di Hong Kong non può lasciare indifferente l’Italia e il nostro governo”

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 novembre 2019

“Perché è questione che riguarda i destini di tutto l’Occidente nei rapporti con una potenza quale è la Cina. Questa conferenza sia di esempio anche per il M5S, campioni delle dirette streaming, visto che Grillo si è recentemente recato a colloquio con l’ambasciatore cinese a Roma senza che si sia saputo nulla dei contenuti del loro incontro. Spero che la prossima settimana il Parlamento italiano si possa esprimere con una mozione unitaria a sostegno della democrazia e ai giovani di Hong Kong, ancorché il ministro degli Esteri abbia espresso una sua opinione personale di non ingerenza su Hong Kong”.E’ quanto ha dichiarato il senatore DI Fratelli d’Italia, Adolfo Urso, promotore dell’iniziativa, insieme al Partito Radicale, che oggi al Senato ha visto la partecipazione di Joshua Wong, il leader delle proteste ad Hong Kong. “Hong Kong è come Berlino durante i due blocchi – ha sottolineato Urso – quello occidentale e quello comunista, ad Hong Kong si gioca il destino del mondo e della libertà dell’Occidente, è la cartina di tornasole di quello che potrebbe accadere una volta che la Repubblica popolare comunista cinese dovesse diventare la potenza globale capace di dominare gli scacchieri di diversi continenti. Se la Cina oggi intende conculcare con la forza le giovani generazioni di Hong Kong e non rispettare i diritti umani stabiliti dai trattati internazionali, vuol dire che questa è la sua intenzione, la sua postura, in tutto il mondo, e allora dovremmo preoccuparci, molto”.

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Hong Kong in revolt

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 24 novembre 2019

The cover of Economist this week considers the unrest in Hong Kong, and notes that it is not the only part of China’s periphery to resent the heavy hand of the Communist Party. Mercifully, massive bloodshed has so far been avoided in the territory. Public support for the protesters—even the bomb-throwing radicals—remains strong, and the protests seem likely to continue. Meanwhile, Tibet and Xinjiang are quiet, but only because they have been terrorised into silence. And one of the protesters’ slogans, “Today’s Hong Kong, tomorrow’s Taiwan”, resonates with its intended audience of Taiwanese voters, few of whom want their rich, democratic island to be swallowed up by the dictatorship next door. Seventy years after Mao Zedong’s guerrillas seized power, the Communist Party’s struggle to establish the China it wants is far from over. The party cannot win lasting assent to its rule by force, or the threat of force, alone. (by The Economist)

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Hong Kong Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 novembre 2019

The “Hong Kong Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
Hong Kong’s total service revenue will reach US$5.7 billion by 2024, driven by revenue growth in mobile data and fixed broadband segments. Mobile data will be the largest revenue-contributing segment in 2019. Also, mobile data revenue will expand at the fastest CAGR of 5.4% over 2019-2024, supported by growing M2M subscriptions, rising mobile data consumption, increasing adoption of 4G services until 2021 and thereafter projected growth in 5G subscriptions. Going forward, Hong Kong’s pay-TV market will decrease at a CAGR of 0.8% due to increasing substitution of pay-TV with SVoD services by customers and heavy subscription losses in cable segment.This report provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Hong Kong today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2024. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile and pay-TV markets, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

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American Lending Center Expands EB-5 Opportunities in Hong Kong

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 ottobre 2019

American Lending Center (ALC), a leading EB-5 regional center, has strengthened its presence and increased resources in Hong Kong amid burgeoning interest in the EB-5 investment opportunities. ALC will support new investors and continue laying groundwork to establish themselves in the area as Hong Kong develops into a key Asian EB-5 market.“We have increased our Hong Kong footprint after noticing growing demand for uniquely successful EB-5 investment opportunities,” stated John Shen, ALC’s Chief Executive Officer. “Just as we expanded our operations in Taiwan, Vietnam and India, ALC is excited to lead industry growth in the region by ensuring the EB-5 program remains a sustainable pathway of investment and immigration.” While EB-5 interest has grown steadily in Hong Kong over the last 10 years, the number of EB-5 visas issued to Hong Kong residents increased sharply in 2019. EB5 Investors Magazine chose to host their first ever EB-5 Expo in Hong Kong on October 19th, further indicating the industry’s movement in that direction. ALC will join this conference as a Platinum sponsor and John Shen will be a panelist, discussing the “The Future of EB-5.” ALC’s predominant focus on placing EB-5 investments exclusively in the senior loan structure has created the best capital protection for investors throughout the EB-5 process. Its rigorous construction management system led by highly successful third parties, in coordination with the senior loan operation, has driven the consistent success of its investments. As a result, ALC has successfully provided over 350 million dollars to American ventures and created over 10,000 full-time jobs throughout the US. It has achieved a 100 percent construction success rate and fully refunded the EB-5 investors who obtained permanent green cards.

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Hong Kong International Optical Fair Opens in November

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 ottobre 2019

The 27th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair will be held from 6-8 Nov 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year, the fair will welcome around 800 exhibitors from some 20 countries and regions. This year, the fair includes group pavilions representing France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Visionaries of Style (VOS) as well as the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association (HKOMA). The Mainland China pavilion will gather exhibitors from Yingtan of Jiangxi Province, Danyang of Jiangsu Province, Mayu of Zhejiang Province and Chongqing. The fair’s 2018 edition attracted over 16,800 buyers from 111 countries and regions, attesting to Hong Kong’s prominent status as a global hub for optical business.
The highlighted Brand Name Gallery will house around 200 well-known brands from around the world. New exhibiting brands include Absolute Vintage Eyewear (Hong Kong), NANOVISTA (Spain), PUGNALE (Italy) and many more. Other prestigious international brands include Etnia Barcelona (Spain), Markus-t (Germany), Matsuda (Japan), Minima (France), Savile Row (UK) Stepper (Germany), etc. will also exhibit in the Fair. Eyewear Parades by professional models will be held to show different stylish outlooks of eyewear.Demand for contact lenses continues to grow in the global market. The “Contact Lenses & Accessories” zone returns this year to answer this rising demand. It is conveniently located at Level 2 Mezzanine for easy sourcing. The Fair also includes other themed zones, spotlighting a wide variety of products ranging from professional eyewear, accessories, frames, lenses, diagnostic instruments to optometric instruments.

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Appello ai rivoluzionari di Hong Kong: Fermatevi

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 5 ottobre 2019

Stanno per massacrarvi tutti. Si lotta da vivi non da morti. Consentiteci di aiutarvi. Ma qualcuno, di quelli la cui voce si possa sentire un po’ dovunque, e che ovviamente non è in qualche modo prono alla Repubblica Popolare di Cina, perché non dice ai manifestanti di Hong Kong di smetterla, di fermarsi subito: così come stanno procedendo non potranno che essere massacrati, se non vogliono essere gli ennesi eroi morti ricordati da tutti i sofferenti del mondo, un po’ anche per la propria ipocrisia di non riconoscere di non aver fatto nulla che non portasse a quanto accaduto.
Ma come, diranno i rivoluzionari liberali di tutto il mondo, mentre sorbiscono il proprio té nelle loro stanze super-informatizzate e dai loro corsivi pubblicati sui massimi giornali liberal, o comunque no-China, … ma come, “questi portenti della libertà contro il divoratore comunista, simboli della libertà di un Paese che non ne ha e che ne vorrebbe tanta, devono essere incoraggiati, altro che…”. Altro che… cosa? Incoraggiati a morire? Visto come logicamente si stanno sviluppando le vicende e che le reazioni del regime non potranno che essere sempre più violente e mortali. Oppure c’è qualcuno dei capi o dei leader di un qualunque Stato del mondo (a parte gli altrettanto disperati di Taiwan) che ha preso posizione a loro favore, col rischio di farsi chiudere i rubinetti dall’import e dall’export dell’economia cinese? Giammai, ché tutti in un modo o nell’altro crollerebbero, visto che della Cina non ne possono fare a meno. Non c’è riuscito il presidente
Donald Trump con quei furbacchioni tecnologici della Huawei… o forse (solo per fare un esempio “divertente”) qualcuno pensa che il nostro attuale ministro degli Affari esteri, Luigi Di Maio, con le sue arance siciliane, potrebbe fare qualche minaccia dissuasiva ai capi cinesi? Suvvia!!
Chi a Hong Kong si rivolta ha mille ragioni: nati e cresciuti in una colonia britannica mantenuta con i guanti e ritrovarsi nel regime maoista… non è carino. Ma è così.
O forse qualcuno crede che la “fiamma di Hong Kong” se continua, con qualche “mortarello” qui e là, si estenderà fino ai confini con la Mongolia, la Russia, il Nepal, il Kazakistan, il Myanmar, la Thailandia, etc? Suvvia: la politica è realtà non sogno. Ed è la politica che può cambiare le cose, non i massacri (a parte quelli dei cambiamenti climatici…).
Perciò a questi rivoluzionari di Hong Kong c’è da dare un solo consiglio: fermatevi!! Da morti non servite né alla causa, né a voi né al resto del mondo che vi guarda dalle loro case sicure. Vi vogliamo vivi.
Nessun Paese al mondo farà propria la vostra battaglia, e visto che le “deleghe” che alcuni leader mondiali hanno dato ai media per sostenervi col massimo della informazione non fermeranno mai il governo cinese.
Avete solo due strade davanti a voi: nascondetevi mimetizzandovi da comuni cittadini cinesi o lasciate Hong Kong per qualunque altra parte del mondo che non sia la Cina e i suoi alleati ideologici. Non chiedete asilo, ché nessun ve lo darà, perché nessuno vuole che l’import e l’export economico tra la Cina e il proprio Paese possa essere compromesso. Affidate alle numerose, e anche organizzate, associazioni che nel mondo combattono per le libertà civili e umane: le uniche che oggi potrebbero non dover sottostare ai ricatti economici e politici della Repubblica popolare cinese di cui non volete fare parte. Fuori da Hong Kong, vivi e non in un qualche cimitero dove le vostre tombe sarebbero presidiate dalla polizia col rischio che diventino foriere di altre vittime e di altri cadaveri come il vostro. Solo altrove, lontani, in contatto con coloro che avranno avuto lo stomaco di mimetizzarsi ad Hong Kong per fare le sentinelle nascoste di un’idea (dire un “progetto”
sarebbe allo stato decisamente ardito), potrete continuare a lottare per la libertà del vostro Paese.
Ci saranno dei Paesi/Stati che vi sosterranno? Non vi aspettate nulla, almeno ufficialmente. I vostri nemici non sono i poliziotti che vi hanno cominciato a massacrare nelle strade di Hong Kong, ma sono le politiche economiche del mastodonte maoista, in patria e soprattutto nel resto del mondo. E se riuscite a comprendere questo, vi sarà evidente che morire per le strade di Hong Kong non serve a voi e a nessun altro: il mondo si cambia da vivi non da morti! Date a noi, umani presunti liberi, la possibilità di potervi aiutare, cosa che non possiamo fare oggi con inutili presidi davanti a qualche ambasciata cinese nei nostri Paesi.
La lotta davanti a voi, e davanti a tutti noi, è lunghissima. Sicuramente andrà molto oltre le nostre esistenze. Ma va costruita in un contesto di estrema difficoltà, non contando i morti per le strade di Hong Kong e commuovendoci davanti agli scranni mediatici.Questo è l’inizio, che non potrà mai raggiungere l’obiettivo a medio termine. (Vincenzo Donvito, presidente Aduc)

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HKSTP Calling for Start-Ups Across the Globe to Sign Up for Elevator Pitch Competition 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 15 agosto 2019

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) announced today that the applications for the Elevator Pitch Competition 2019 (EPiC) have already started in earnest, and invites more start-ups from around the world to come forward and take part in Hong Kong’s signature start-up competition event, to be held in Hong Kong on 8 Nov. Successful applicants have the opportunity to meet more than 1500 investors, accelerators, business leaders and other startups around the globe.Since applications started in July, HKSTP has received tremendous response locally and from all the world. There are currently over 200 entries with a large majority of overseas applicants, coming from 41 countries and cities.
Now in its fourth year, the EPiC competition gives 100 high potential start-ups an opportunity to pitch their innovative business ideas to judges within a 60-second elevator ride at the International Commerce Centre (ICC), Hong Kong’s tallest building. Ten finalists are picked, who will be given another chance for a longer 3-minute pitch, this time to a panel of judges made up of investors and industry leaders. Overseas startups to make the 100 list will receive a round-trip flight to join the competition.There are four broad categories for the competition – Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Fintech, Health Technology and Smart City. Overall winners stand to win cash prizes of up to US$ 150,000, while finalists may also stand to win prize money if their ideas impress under the four entry categories.The 100 finalists will also join a pre-competition EPiC Acceleration Programme, where they get insights into Hong Kong’s start-up ecosystem, get to practice with potential business partners and investors during mock sessions, as well as learn about business opportunities in Hong Kong, China and Asia. For this year’s competition, a new category will be added for Hong Kong’s secondary school students to spark their entrepreneurial spirit.Last year, the competition attracted 591 entries from across the globe and 60 percent of the applications came from overseas. Of the 100 that made it to the finals, about 70 were from overseas coming from 24 different markets, including Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand and the United States, among others. The event brought more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, angel investors, industry players, incubators, accelerators and tech disruptors together, to bolster the start-up ecosystem in Hong Kong.

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Il Nord Est alla “conquista” di Hong Kong

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 giugno 2019

Il Nord Est si espande nel Far East. DVS, azienda di Rosà (VI) leader nei settori dei circuiti stampati, delle tastiere e degli stampi, ha rilevato la maggioranza di un suo storico partner: Vycom. La società, che ha base a Hong Kong e una sede operativa in Cina, opera a sua volta nell’ambito dei PCB (printed circuit board) e tastiere con un volume di affari di 17 milioni di USD e una trentina di dipendenti. Vycom è presente sui mercati americano, asiatico ed europeo. «Dopo la riorganizzazione dell’assetto societario che ha interessato DVS l’anno scorso, abbiamo proseguito nel processo di consolidamento e ampliamento», afferma il presidente e amministratore di DVS, Denis Vigo. «L’acquisizione della maggioranza in Vycom si inserisce in un più ampio disegno strategico finalizzato a rafforzare entrambe le aziende sotto il profilo sia della struttura sia della presenza sui mercati internazionali. L’obiettivo è continuare insieme il cammino di crescita».
Per DVS la prospettiva è arrivare ad un aumento del proprio volume di affari nel 2019. «La previsione è di arrivare a 15 milioni di euro quest’anno, contro di 10 milioni dell’anno scorso», preannuncia Vigo. «Con l’intenzione di far segnare un incremento ancora più significativo nel 2020».
La strategia è quella di dare vita ad una collaborazione e uno scambio di conoscenze tra la realtà veneta e quella di Hong Kong. Pur operando nei medesimi settori, le due aziende differiscono per know-how, conoscenza dei mercati e capacità di sviluppo dei prodotti. «Nell’ottica di una complementarietà volta ad uno sviluppo reciproco, DVS e Vycom si candidano a giocare un ruolo ancora più da protagoniste, senza rinunciare alle specificità che le hanno rese realtà aziendali di primo piano a livello internazionale», prosegue Vigo. DVS è specializzata nella meccanica e ha come suo “fiore all’occhiello” la business unit TechnoKit. «È questa una divisione che ci permette di dare una soluzione completa ai nostri clienti: dal design di un prodotto, alla progettazione della parte elettronica fino alla sua realizzazione». Dall’altro fronte, «Vycom ha come punto di estrema forza una presenza capillare su alcuni mercati».
Con il passaggio di quote, Vycom conserva il proprio management e la propria struttura. «Cambia però la strategia: non più, ed esclusivamente, finalizzata a rivolgersi alle nicchie di mercato storiche, ma inserita in una visione più globale. Il tutto all’interno di un quadro solido, con le risorse adeguate per affrontare un percorso di crescita», afferma Vigo.
Con questa acquisizione DVS pone le basi per la creazione di un gruppo internazionale per rispondere ad ogni esigenza del cliente di una qualunque regione del mondo. Conclude: «L’approccio globale e la visione di gruppo porteranno DVS a muovere altri passi: il business plan finanziario di cui si è dotata l’azienda prevede nuove acquisizioni in una visione strategica caratterizzata da un impianto profondamente solido e una risposta estremamente precisa e puntuale alle richieste del mercato». Questa visione però non penalizzerà l’approccio al proprio territorio – Bassanese e Vicentino – cui DVS è profondamente legata e dove è impegnata nel sostenere progetti sportivi, sanitari e di natura socio-culturale.

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Heficed Is Expanding in Asia With a New PoP in Hong Kong

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

After Amazon Web Services launched their new data centre in Hong Kong this April, all the major players of the network infrastructure industry are now present in the city. Several niche service providers – such as Heficed – are also gaining their footing in the Asia Pacific region due to the demand for more flexible and custom network infrastructure solutions.The global market of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), valued at $15.20 billion in 2016, is expected to develop to $182.27 billion by 2025 at an annual growth rate of 28.2%. Thanks to such a healthy growth percentage, it is no surprise that certain cities are establishing themselves as prime locations for IaaS companies to expand within a given region – Hong Kong being an example of such a city in the Asia Pacific.
Even though the behemoths of the tech world dominate both the Asian and the global network infrastructure markets, a constant need for more personal, flexible, and customizable solutions creates niches for smaller providers to thrive in.Heficed, one of the market leaders offering IP address, dedicated server and cloud solutions, serves as an example of this trend. As the company launched its Hong Kong dedicated server location this month, Heficed’s CEO Vincentas Grinius commented on the reasons behind the new server location:“The decision of adding Hong Kong as one of our server locations was made to strengthen our positions in the Asia Pacific region. The growing demand for dedicated servers and IP address services creates various opportunities for companies like Heficed that offer custom and flexible network engineering solutions.” As global and Asia Pacific network infrastructure markets are steadily growing, specific locations are at the forefront of this growth. New laws passed by China are also influencing the unprecedented location growth of Hong Kong as a top location.“A set of laws enacted by the Chinese government in 2017 required that non-Chinese companies operating in the country would store their data locally, and this worked as an extra catalyst for the above-mentioned market growth,” added Vincentas Grinius.While the Chinese businesses are using Hong Kong as a point of departure for international expansion, the non-Chinese companies are attracted to developing their infrastructure for the Chinese market without having to set up their physical infrastructure in mainland China.The state of the global, regional and Chinese IaaS markets suggests that service providers of various scale will continue to see Hong Kong as a top server location for developing their business in the APAC region.

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China, Hong Kong & Taiwan Cinema Industry 2013-2018 & 2019-2023

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 8 giugno 2019

The “Cinema Industry Research China, Hong Kong & Taiwan” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.The fast growing Chinese market has dominated the global exhibition sector for the past decade, with film distributors and equipment suppliers equally chasing the bonanza represented by rapidly rising ticket sales and breakneck theatre construction. Although growth is now slowing Chinese box office remains on schedule to overtake the United States by 2022 or 2023, an event which will change the international film market forever.This report slices through the opaque structure of this market to examine some of the main players and the all-important role of official intervention. Also considered are the other Chinese language markets of Hong Kong and Taiwan. As well as comprehensive historical data, there are five year forecasts of screen numbers, admissions and box office for all three territories.

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Eventbrite Launches Localised Platform in Hong Kong

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 maggio 2019

Eventbrite (NYSE: EB), a global ticketing and event technology platform that powers millions of events, today announced its launch in Hong Kong with a raft of new features designed to empower local event creators.The localised platform at eventbrite.hk will be one of the first in Asia to benefit from Eventbrite’s ‘Publish To Facebook’ feature – an integration allowing event-goers to purchase tickets directly through Facebook – alongside payment processing in Hong Kong Dollars (HKD), curated local content and seamless native checkout.The company’s launch in Hong Kong is further bolstered by a landmark new partnership between Eventbrite and Louis Vuitton Hong Kong, which saw Eventbrite power ticket sales for Louis Vuitton’s recent Objets Nomades showcase at Tai Kwun.The launch of a localised platform in Hong Kong is the latest move in Eventbrite’s Asian expansion, following the company’s debut in Singapore in February. More than 2.2 million tickets have been processed in Hong Kong since the platform’s inception, pointing to:
A growing local events industry: Over 34,000 events have been powered by Eventbrite in Hong Kong since the platform’s inception.
A committed community of event creators: With over 6,500 Hong Kong event creators already using the Eventbrite platform, it appears that Hongkongers love hosting live experiences.
A city brimming with diverse experiences: Eventbrite has seen strong organic growth in health and wellness, food and wine, and music events in Hong Kong, with events such as The Conscious Festival and Hellodog Fest.
Eventbrite’s opportunity in Hong Kong is fuelled by the city’s growing appetite for live experiences. Research released today by Eventbrite in conjunction with Ipsos reveals 84% of Hongkongers attended an event in the past 12 months; with over one-third (37%) of respondents stating they intend to increase the number of events they attend in the next year. What’s more, it’s clear that locals place a high value on experiences, with 4 out of 5 Hongkongers indicating their preference for spending money on experiences rather than possessions.

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ABB and Formula E celebrate partnership at 50th race in Hong Kong

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 marzo 2019

ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer has congratulated Formula E chairman/ founder Alejandro Agag on the continued success of the ABB Formula E Championship, with the presentation of a specially commissioned pitboard to mark the series’ 50th race.In support of the title partnership, ABB this year became official charging partner of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, which races with the ABB Formula E championship. ABB Terra 53 DC chargers power the I-PACE SUV racecars throughout their race weekend.As the world leader in electric vehicle infrastructure, ABB has sold 10,500 DC chargers, including high power chargers up to 350 kW, across 73 countries – more than any other manufacturer. ABB entered the EV-charging market back in 2010 and offers the full range of charging solutions for electric cars, electric and hybrid buses as well as electrification solutions for ships and railways.Ahead of the 50th round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, heavy morning rain left the track surface damp and treacherous for competitors. But a thrilling race resulted in victory for Sam Bird, of Envision Virgin Racing, with Edoardo Mortara (Venturi) second and Lucas Di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) third.The series’ global tour will continue in two weeks with a first race in Sanya, which marks a return for the championship to mainland China for the first time since 2015.

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ISDA 34th Annual General Meeting

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 13 febbraio 2019

Hong Kong. Wednesday April 10 – Thursday April 11, 2019 Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
1 Harbour Road. The pre-conference members’ welcome reception is on Tuesday April 9 at 7:30PM. Join the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) at its 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Hong Kong from Tuesday April 9 until Thursday April 11.
he ISDA AGM is the premier event for derivatives professionals globally. Bringing together hundreds of senior industry executives and policy-makers over three days, the event combines top-quality content with unrivalled networking opportunities.
Since 1985, ISDA has worked to make the global derivatives markets safer and more efficient. Today, ISDA has over 900 member institutions from 69 countries. These members comprise a broad range of derivatives market participants, including corporations, investment managers, government and supranational entities, insurance companies, energy and commodities firms, and international and regional banks. In addition to market participants, members also include key components of the derivatives market infrastructure, such as exchanges, intermediaries, clearing houses and repositories, as well as law firms, accounting firms and other service providers. Information about ISDA and its activities is available on the Association’s website: http://www.isda.org. Follow us on Twitter @ISDA.

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Christie’s Launches Two Extraordinary Exhibitions of Western Art in Hong Kong

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 23 novembre 2018

Hong Kong’s First-Ever Solo Exhibition on Vincent van Gogh Eye of the Genius Exhibition Opens to Public from 23 – 28 November at the HKCEC.
Christie’s is proud to host Hong Kong’s first-ever solo exhibition on Vincent van Gogh, one of the greatest artists of all time whose creative expressions profoundly influenced subsequent generations across cultures and genres. Entitled Eye of the Genius, the exhibition will showcase seven exclusive works by van Gogh, all painted in the last five years of his life. Van Gogh’s artistic genius was marked by the intensity of his vision, his wonderful sense of colour and his extraordinarily innovative and bold style, which together have become the inspiration of many pop-culture phenomena to this day. Though van Gogh’s painting career was cut short with his untimely death, he filled the final decade of his life with unique masterpieces that would be an enduring source of inspiration, heralding the development of Fauvism, Expressionism and Modernism schools of the 20th Century.
Rebecca Wei, President, Christie’s Asia: “Christie’s Asia is honoured to host the first ever solo exhibition of this celebrated artist by collaborating with private collectors in the region who have generously loaned Van Gogh’s masterpieces to give art lovers in Hong Kong a glimpse of his genius.”

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Three Leading European Art Dealers to Curate Pop-Up Exhibition at Hong Kong Convention Centre

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 marzo 2018

Hong Kong – As part of Christie’s ongoing commitment to facilitating the public exhibition and sale of works of art from a broad variety of categories to global audiences, a special exhibition will be staged from 25 to 29 May by three leading European dealers at the Hong Kong Convention Centre, during Christie’s spring season of activities.
Bowman Sculpture specialises in works by leading artists, ranging from the 19th century through to the present day, and is the foremost gallery in the world for sculpture by Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917).
The exhibition will also present Le frère et la soeur (Brother and Sister) (conceived in 1890), a rare collaboration between Rodin and the famous female sculptor Camille Claudel, who was Rodin’s lover and studio assistant. Madly in love but unable to abandon his partner of many years Rose Beuret, the relationship between Rodin and Claudel ended in 1890, the same year that Le frère et la soeur was conceived. While the sculpture is signed by Rodin and acknowledged as being a work he created, the original figure for the young woman was in fact modelled on Claudel’s La Jeune Fille à la Gerbe (Young Girl with a Sheaf). Using Claudel’s original form, Rodin made slight alterations to the composition including the addition of the small child. Le frère et la soeur (Brother and Sister) is the only known work in which Rodin directly collaborated with Claudel and was greatly received by collector’s during Rodin’s lifetime, perhaps because of its tender nature which differentiated it from the sombre figures that characterised The Gates of Hell. As a result, numerous museum collections around the world currently house versions of this model; including the Musée Rodin (Paris), the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) and the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston).
The Didier Claes gallery will display a selection of important masks, highlighted by a Kota mask from Gabon, along with a Chokwe mask from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and an Ibibio mask from Nigeria. The Kota masks are a rare and still unknown aspect of Kota art, discovered in the 20th century in North Kota, eastern Gabon. This mask (presumed period: late 19th to early 20th century), is known as an Emboli or Empoli and is a helmet mask of impressive height, carved out of wood. The mask reflects dreamlike imagery, merging animal and anthropomorphic motifs. The face is somewhat reminiscent of reliquaries with bulging eyes, a flat triangular nose and a rectangular mouth.
The exhibition will also feature a Pwo female mask (presumed period: late 19th to early 20th century), an outstanding example of a traditional Chokwe mask. Carved in wood, the mask features half-closed almond eyes with arched brows and patterns of scarification. The mask honours the founding female ancestors from who the Chokwe trace their descent and are often worn during ceremonies to bring fertility and prosperity to a community.The Ibibio mask (presumed period: late 19th to early 20th century) originates from southwest Nigeria. The mask has an emaciated appearance and the design is indicative of death or to the diseases common to the area. These masks are worn during annual ceremonies and relay the connection between the world of the living and that of their ancestors, who are responsible for the welfare of the tribe.
Xavier Eeckhout is an expert in the field of animal sculpture, offering an eclectic and varied array of works. Among the highlights on display during the exhibition, Galerie Xavier Eeckhout will present Rembrandt Bugatti’s (Italian, 1884-1916) Asian elephant walking (circa 1909-1910). Bugatti sought to capture the strength, movement and character traits of these majestic mammals, dedicating a series to sculpting elephants from 1907 to 1910. Also on view from Galerie Xavier Eeckhout will be works by Edouard Marcel Sandoz (Swiss, 1881–1971) including Seated fennec (circa 1920-1930), alongside Two young dogs (1931) by his pupil Enrico-Manfredo Di Palma-Falco (Italian, 1886-1988). Both artists completed their training at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris under the tutelage of sculptor Antonin Mercié. Marcel Sandoz’s Seated fennec, portrays his understanding of classical and traditional techniques, knowledge of materials and profound understanding of his subject-matter. Focusing on the study of both wild and domestic animals, Marcel Sandoz was a prominent member of the Societé des Artistes Animaliers, founded in 1912, and went on to establish the French Society of Animalists in 1933.

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