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A Pony.ai driverless robotaxi in Guangzhou. Scanning QR code of a Pony.ai robotaxi in order to open vehicle door - (Photo: Business Wire)


Deqi Mu is a 7-year-old super talented musician from China. A video documentary about her is available on Al-Jazeera and is a MUST SEE - (Al-Jazeera screen shot)







Business & China - Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 Global Final - May, 2023
Held in Shenzhen — 146 Teams from 36 Countries and Regions Win Awards - The first to be held in person since 2019, the event’s culmination was a competition between finalists in 146 teams from 36 countries

BIT - Pony.ai is First to Receive Permit to Provide Public-Facing, Fully Driverless Robotaxi Service in Guangzhou - May, 2023
Using the app, riders can choose their destination, and before the vehicle arrives can use the app to customize the color of the vehicle’s welcome light. After the vehicle arrives, riders only need to scan the QR code on the rear right door to unlock the vehicle and buckle their seat belt to start their driverless journey

BIT & China - XPENG Rolls Out Industry-leading XNGP ADAS for China Market - April, 2023
XPENG G9 Max and P7i Max customers in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai, three of China’s largest cities, will receive XNGP via Over-the-Air (OTA) update

Business & China - Huawei's John Gao: Bring 5.5G Into Reality, Build A Better Intelligent World - March, 2023
At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona 2023, GSMA hosted the "To Infinity and Beyond with 5G-Advanced" conference session as a part of the 5G Futures Summit

Business & China - Ant Group Recognized as Top 100 Global Innovator 2023 - March, 2023
In 2022, Ant Group obtained over 4,000 new patents globally. Since 2016, the number of patents held by Ant Group has increased more than 40 times to over 17,000. As a result of this consistent performance, Ant Group has been named one of the top innovators, along with companies such as Alphabet, Qualcomm, and GE

Business & China - Alipay and AlipayHK Cross-Border Transactions Rebound During Chinese New Year as Travels Resume - February, 2022
Besides the Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR, Southeast Asia remains one of the most popular destinations for outbound Chinese tourists, with Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines topping the list in terms of Alipay cross-border payments during the Chinese New Year holiday

BIT & China - Hytera Releases Smart 4G Body Camera - November, 2022
With Push-to-Talk Feature - With an ultra-thin body and professional functionalities, Hytera SC580 Smart 4G Body Camera empowers officers to focus on what matters the most

Business & China - China International Import Expo - September, 2022
With a number of companies attending the CIIE for the first time this year, including global metals and mining giant Rio Tinto Group, and Japanese multinational semiconductor company Renesas Electronics Corp, the fifth edition of the CIIE will be held in Shanghai from Nov 5 to 10 as scheduled

RT News & China - Chinese leader warns of color revolutions’ - September, 2022
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) leaders' summit in Samarkand - Xi called on SCO members to work together to prevent attempts by external forces to provoke unrest

Business & China - Midea hits 245th on 2022 Fortune Global 500 - August, 2022
Through tech-driven transformation and overseas market breakthroughs - Midea Group has upheld its philosophy of creating a better life through technology ever since its establishment 54 years ago. Over the past five years, Midea has invested nearly RMB50 billion in R&D, and has 35 R&D centers and 35 major production bases across the globe

Business & China - Brussels - Brand New Vehicle By CHERY Ready to Launch in Spain? - July, 2022
On June 25th, at the China Chongqing Auto Show, CHERY Automobile made an appearance with its product lineup. As one of the top five annual auto shows in China, CHERY has launched a youthful masterpiece - the OMODA 5, which integrates the design concept of a new generation of ART IN MOTION to create a crossover style

Business & China - SINOVAC joins hands with HKU-CTC research team and Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong - July, 2022
As a leader in integrated payments, point-of-sale, mobile commerce, and loyalty solutions, Shift4 is used by every major professional sports league, colleges, and many other business verticals — transforming the way fans and guests shop, order, and pay

BIT & China - XPENG Reaches 200,000th Delivery Milestone - June, 2022
The delivery volume of 200,000 units is a firm validation of XPENG’s product reliability and its strategy of developing full stack in-house technology. XPENG expects to launch its next cutting-edge advanced driver assistance function “City Navigation Guided Pilot” in the coming months

Business & China - Showcase Hong Kong With New Perspectives and Pave Way for Return of Tourists - May, 2022
With the theme “Together Towards New Horizons”, Tourism Update 2022 attracted 3,200 trade representatives from travel agencies, attractions, hotels, airlines, retailers, restaurants, and meeting and exhibition organisers from Hong Kong, Mainland China, and overseas markets

BIT & China - China Begins Construction of First Gravity-Based Energy Storage System - May, 2022
Energy Vault, Atlas Renewable and China Tianying Begin Construction of First Chinese Deployment of EVx Gravity-Based Energy Storage System Construction underway since March 2022 for the first 100 MWh EVx system to support grid resiliency and delivery of renewable energy to the Chinese national grid

Business & China - Pony.ai Becomes the First Autonomous Driving Company to Receive a Taxi License in China - April, 2022
To qualify for the license, Pony.ai had to pass stringent safety and other multifaceted vehicle qualification tests set forth by national inspection institutions, such as having at least 24 months of AD testing in China and/or other countries, at least 1 million kilometers of testing mileage, at least 200,000 kilometers of AD testing within Guangzhou’s designated test area, and no involvement in any active liability traffic accidents

Business & China - Supply Chain in China for a Green Future - January, 2022
BearingPoint Client Success Story: Polestar Positions Its Supply Chain in China for a Green Future - Polestar gains a clear vision of its sustainability strategy across all divisions and functions in its Chinese operations, while covering best practices to increase climate neutrality

Business & China - Online Exchange Between Chinese, Italian Gen-Zers - November, 2021
The exchange activity, titled CEAir On Air, was joined by over 40 zoomers, as well as their teachers, from China's Nankai University and Italy's Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies

BIT & China - XPeng Backed HT Aero Unveils Flying Vehicle City Usage Scenarios - September , 2021
XPeng X2 to showcase at Airshow China 2021 - The X2 has an user-friendly interface with one-key start, one-key return, and one-key landing, significantly reducing burdens for the user, delivering a safe and intelligent flight experience

Business & China - CGTN: Why Did Xi Jinping Make Fujian His First Stop After Five-year Plan Approval? - March, 2021
Xi's visits to an ecological tea garden and the Wuyishan National Park during the inspection show the importance he attaches to green, ecological development, which was also stressed in China's road map for development for the next five years and beyond

Business & China - CGTN: What China's 14th Five-Year Plan Means for Yangtze River Economic Belt - November, 2020
Agendas were highlighted in a meeting in Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province, by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who just wrapped up inspection in the province.- Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, went to Shanghai on November 12 to mark the 30th anniversary of Pudong's development

Business & China - Beijing to Build Pilot Free Trade Zone - September, 2020
To Further Open Up Services Industry - CIFTIS is the first major international economic and trade event held both online and offline by China since the COVID-19 outbreak - Open and inclusive environment for cooperation

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

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

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

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 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

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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