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Xpeng Motors' 2nd-gen sports sedan P7 - (Photo: Business Wire)


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Business & China - Jack Ma Foundation & Alibaba Foundation Donate - March, 2020
To Seven More Countries in Asia to Fight COVID-19 - Additional medical supplies to be donated to Azerbaijan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam - Total recipient countries in Asia increased to 23 An India bound flight loaded with the first batch of medical supplies donated by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation departed Shanghai, China yesterday

BIT & China - Xpeng Motors' 2nd-gen Sports Sedan P7 - March, 2020
The MIIT released its 329th batch of vehicle manufacturer and product announcements and its third recommendation catalog for new energy vehicles today. The Xpeng P7 sports sedan was verified to have a NEDC range of 706km. It is the longest range among electric vehicles available in China. The model listed in the MIIT announcement is the RWD version, with 196kW maximum power, 390N·m peak torque and 12.5kWh/100km power consumption.

Apparently the Laker star LeBron James' fame has gone to his head. It appears as if he's often been referred to as King James has infected his brain. It's as if he believes that he is BIGGER THAN THE NBA LEAGUE and HE'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN PUBLIC SAFETY - - The Zhang Weili (China), Joanna Jedrzejczyk (Poland) UFC fight is being viewed as being the greatest women's fight of all time but it had it's racist backstory - NBA's Greatest All-time TEAM

Business & China- How China Mobilizes Whole Country to Contain Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - February, 2020
After 16 years leading Corporate Communications, D’Arcy Rudnay Retires - Ms. Rudnay will remain with the company through the end of the year, serving as senior advisor to Comcast’s Executive Leadership Team - Ms. Khoury joined Comcast over 20 years ago and has been responsible for leading communications for Comcast Cable and has managed strategic communications for numerous campaigns and product and technology launches

Entertainment & Sports - China - Manchester United and Alibaba Group Announce New Partnership -- December, 2019
Club Channel on Youku Brings Exclusive Club Content to Chinese Fans- Future Collaboration Agreed on E-commerce Platform - This will include select first-team matches, highlights and localised original productions, all available to approximately 700 million consumers across Alibaba’s platforms and promoted through different channels, including a first-of-its-kind, dedicated Manchester United channel on Alibaba’s video-streaming platform, Youku

Business - China Hi-Tech Fair 2019 (CHTF2019) Concludes in Shenzhen - November, 2019
With an area of 142,000m2, CHTF2019 attracted a total of 3,315 exhibitors to showcase 10,216 high-tech projects in fields such as AI, smart home, intelligent manufacturing, IoT, smart driving, smart+, car networking, 5G, and blockchain

Business & China - Beijing Tourism Global Distribution Partnership Summit” - August, 2019
Two powerhouse publicists from the tech and business space join forces to launch a woman-owned cannabis communications agency - The Joint PR founders recognized the need for experienced and innovative marketing and communications agencies catering to up-and-coming cannabis brands and saw an opportunity to offer a viable service to this evolving space

Business - Mainland China and U.S. Continue to Drive Global Travel - August, 2019
Origins, released today, turns its lens on where international travelers originate. Mainland China has jumped from No. 7 in 2009 to No. 2 today, behind only the United States in terms of the number of travelers to overseas destinations

Business & China - Ctrip Group Secret to 210x Growth - August, 2019
In her unique role as the only female CEO in the Chinese Internet industry, Jane Sun has been an active advocate for women’s rights. She has also established a scholarship named after her professors at the University of Florida, as a way of both giving back to society, and inspiring the next generation of young leaders in the same way she was as a student

NBA News & China Buisness - NBA and Tencent Announce Five-year Partnership Expansion - July, 2019
Last season, 490 million fans in China watched NBA programming on Tencent’s platforms, nearly three times the number of fans who watched the NBA on Tencent during the 2014-15 season. 21 million fans in China watched Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals on Tencent, marking the most-watched NBA game ever on a digital platform in China

Entertainment BIZ & China - National Geographic Announces New Natural History Special The Hidden Kingdoms of China - July, 2019
The Hidden Kingdoms of China, we unveil the wonder, mystery and myth surrounding these creatures - Using high-specification drones, camera traps and the latest 4K camera technology to engage with these special animals, The Hidden Kingdoms of China brings China’s magical realms to life in the most dramatic ways possible. Both sweeping in scale and touchingly intimate in its depictions of wildlife

FIFA NEWS: FIFA and the Chinese FA Join Forces - April, 2019
To further develop football in the country - The Memorandum of Understanding crystallises FIFA’s and the CFA’s willingness to work together to enhance football structures, management and technical aspects related to football in China

Business & China - Hyatt and Homeinns Enter into Strategic Joint Venture to Expand Footprint across China - March, 2019
Joint venture to leverage strengths of Hyatt and Homeinns, create new hospitality brand aimed at meeting the evolving travel trends in China by offering a different premium travel experience in the upper-midscale segment

Business & China - China Mobile Launches 5G Smart Hub, “Forerunner One” - March, 2019
Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 5G modem, this device supports Sub-6 GHz 5G frequency, including 2.6 GHz band. This innovative product can concurrently convert high-speed 5G data into Wi-Fi and WiGig signal, allowing access to 5G on multiple devices at home, on the go and for enterprise use

Business & China - Manchester United to Open Club-Themed Entertainment and Experience Centres across China - February, 2019
Each venue will feature interactive and immersive experiences, using state-of-the-art technology to bring Manchester United to life. Fans who visit will be able to experience the thrill of a matchday at Old Trafford as well as learn the history and heritage of English football’s most successful and storied club

THE BAD & FAKE CNN (so called) NEWS - CNN is the leader in propaganda while reporting slanted, biased or fake news. Their links to the Zionist cause is evident in their positive reports from Jerusalem and their demonizing anything Palestinian. Al-Jazeera is more balanced and reports good and bad news. They are what CNN is NOT BALANCED. Al-Jazeera reported a very enjoyable documentary on 7-year-old Chinese musician Deqi Mu which is a MUST SEE

NBA NEWS - NBA's Chinese New Year Celebration - January, 2019
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard and Klay Thompson headline NBA Chinese New Year celebration - During the NBA Chinese New Year Celebration 2019, fans in Greater China will be able to watch more than 65 live games on CCTV, Tencent, BesTV, Guangdong Radio and Television, GreatSports, Videoland, ELTA, Eleven Sports, Sports 2 World, Migu C and ViuTV - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Business - CITE 2019 introduced at “China Night” in Las Vegas - January, 2019
At the China Night, Wang Donghua, the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco expressed:“ I hope that the guests will exchange ideas and discuss the future development of the electronic information industry and explore new opportunities for cooperation”.

Business & China - GAC NE Goes Global and Will Beat Tesla in the Electric Car Industry - November, 2018
GAC NE integrates the powerful GAC Global Research and Development network with its independent development and advanced vehicle technology platform. Meanwhile, the in-depth cooperation with some of the largest Chinese companies such as Tencent and Huawei, and other global top suppliers such as Bosch and Michelin, enhances the capacity

Business & China - Alibaba Group Generated RMB213.5 Billion (US$30.8 Billion) - November, 2018
Of GMV During the 2018 11.11 Global Shopping Festival - Total GMV increased 27% compared to 2017 - The 11.11 shopping festival began in 2009 with participation from just 27 merchants as an event for merchants and consumers to raise awareness of the value in online shopping

Business & China - Alibaba’s Xin Philanthropy Conference - September, 2018
Reveals the Power of Personal Philanthropy - Part of Alibaba’s nine-day campaign to encourage personal giving via small and simple everyday acts with its ecosystem players - Launched in 2016, the biennial conference is an important representation of Alibaba Group’s commitment to encouraging inclusive, universal and sustainable growth for businesses and communities alike

Business & China Travel - Grand Hyatt Xi’an Celebrates Ancient City in Northwest China - June, 2018
The oldest amongst the four great ancient capitals of China, Xi’an was the starting point of the Silk Road connecting east and west and is also home to one of the world’s most recognizable UNESCO sites, the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor. Today, Xi’an is a key component of the renewed focus on the Silk Road, whose development is spearheading growth across the region and establishing the city as an important economic and cultural center for Northwest China

Business & China - China Sees Large-Scale Blockchain Applications by 2019 - June, 2018
Commenting on the global competition in blockchain technology, Mr. Lei Chen believed that China and the US are now on the same starting line and the fundamental blockchain infrastructure is the core for any countries to lead the world in this new technology

Business & China CES Asia Announces Innovation Award Honorees - May, 2018
An elite panel of judges with industry expertise in product design and engineering deliberated on the honorees for this prestigious awards program. The honored products excelled in five criteria: engineering, aesthetics, function and user value, unique features and level of innovation

NBA Business NEWS & CHINA - NBA names Derek Chang CEO of NBA China - April, 2018
Chang was most recently the Head of International Lifestyle Channels at Scripps Networks Interactive, where he directed the international expansion of Scripps’ lifestyle brands. Prior to Scripps, Chang was Executive Vice President of Content Strategy and Development at DIRECTV, where he oversaw all content, including the management of DIRECTV’s sports business and its relationship with the NBA for NBA TV and NBA League Pass – the NBA’s out-of-market live game subscription package. - THIS DAY IN THE NBA

Entertainment & BIZ & China - Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” Scores $300 Million Worldwide - April, 2018
The acclaimed action adventure is now the biggest Warner Bros. release in China - With nearly $143 million (RMB 897m) and counting at the Chinese box office, “Ready Player One” is already the biggest Warner Bros. release ever in China

Business & China - AirAsia and Everbright Sign China Joint Venture Memorandum of Understanding - May, 2017
It outlines how the parties will incorporate a joint venture to be known as AirAsia (China) for the purposes of operating a low-cost aviation business based in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province in central China

Other than Yao Ming, Jeremy Lin arguably is the 2nd most successful Asian player to compete in the NBA. The Charlotte Hornets is his 5th NBA team during his six year NBA career. With career averages of 11.7 points per game, 3 assists and 3.2 rebounds while playing only 26.8 minutes per game Lin reflected on his career and the Hornets playoff chances during a global media NBA conference call - THIS DAY IN THE NBA


Sports Notes - LIN SANITY FEVER IS OVER - March 2012
It was a matter of time when the Jeremy Lin balloon would come down to reality and the NY Knicks would return to their old ways of losing. The Chinese American Lin is the best thing to happen in the NBA this season the question is can the Knicks return to their winning form with their two super stars Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire returning to the lineup - Peyton Manning is shopping for a team to blend his talents. The Denver Broncos are said to be in the driver's seat with the Arizona Cardinals 2nd. Manning tosses to super star receiver Larry Fitzgerald is a match made in heaven. Can it be signed sealed and delivered on earth? - CAMBODIA LOSE FOUR STRAIGHT GAMES AND RISE 6 SPOTS IN THE FIFA RANKINGS

BANK of CHINA = INCONVENIENCE & A WASTE OF TIME - TIP: BE ADVISED WHEN YOU ARE IN CHINA PURCHASE AN INTERNATIONAL SIM CARD for occasions such as contacting your bank and contacts for emergencies. SIM cards are sold when you exit customs at the Beijing airport. We didn't purchase there. We needed to find out what a fair price was and who the good companies were - Chinese banking systems are not what a westerner would be accustomed to. At the Bank of China convenience is not a part of the equation.

IF YOU VALUE YOUR TIME & MONEY - THE BEIJING EXPERIENCE - When a tourist spends thousands of dollars to travel to the other side of the world to visit a country to enjoy tourism sites the last thing in the world a tourist needs are problems. Anyone can obtain problems ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD FOR FREE so…. WHY PAY FOR PROBLEMS IN CHINA? The Bank of China's prevailing attitude is a minimum two hour wait is better spent for a tourist to wait for service than using that time to spend money visiting tourist sites. As we all know TIME CAN'T BE REPLACED

NEW Travel Tips CHINA - SOMETHING NEW 4 U - November, 2011
THE REAL DEAL - In the coming months we will share with you some of those stories and in the process offer tips as to the who, what and where to do business with those with the business that are prepared to do so with staff that are competent enough to communicate with an English speaking tourist

The Adventures of Roman Wanderaugh in CHINA Travel Tips - CHINA THE SWEET & SOUR - Part 1 - October, 2011
At times the road was rough and plans were changed due to necessity and unnecessary problems' raising the question is CHINA ready for prime time tourism? - Subway systems are excellent - Communications with SIM CARDS - Bank of China Nightmare - Internet solution

Sports Notes - THE (YAO) MING DYNASTY IS OVER - July, 2011
With his warm persona and basketball skills Yao Ming brought people around the world together and helped remove racial barriers much like Michael Jackson did through his music - NBA SET MICHAEL JORDAN FREE - How Kobe Bryant acquired his name - DID YOU KNOW

FAST MONEY FOR SLOW SERVICE - After 12 days of official operation yesterday July 12th China's fast Bullet train ran into problems. China's CCTV News reported that on the Beijing to Shanghai trip arrived two hours late

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