SOURCE:macrumors.comApple is quietly working with Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited on automotive battery research and development, according to Shanghai-based news group Yicai Global. The report, citing unnamed sources, claims the two companies have signed a confidentiality agreement to work together on a "scheme" related to the field of batteries, but no specific details were provided. CATL was founded in 2011 as a spinoff of Amperex Technology Limited, said to be the largest battery supplier for Apple's consumer electronics products, so the two companies already have an established business relationship. The company, based in Ningde, China, describes itself as a leader in lithium-ion battery research and development, including battery cells, mater...
SOURCE:macrumors.comApple today launched a large-scale promotion in China offering special discounts for consumers who use Apple Pay, in the company's latest bid to counter the dominance of rival digital wallets in the country. Between July 18 and 24, Apple device owners who use the mobile payment system to make purchases in participating merchants across mainland China will receive concessions of up to 50 percent and as much as 50 times the usual number of reward points for credit cards, according to Apple's official Chinese website. A total of 28 brick-and-mortar retail outlets are named in the campaign, including supermarkets and restaurants such as 7-Eleven, Watsons, Burger King and Starbucks, while 16 online merchants such as JD.com are also participating, with discounts varying ...
SOURCE:techcrunch.comBerlin-based GoEuro, the well-funded European travel planner platform, is looking to the Far East for business growth, announcing today that it’s inked a distribution partnership with Chinese travel booking platform, Qunar. Its hope: to capture some of the spending power of Chinese tourists wanting to take less well traveled routes around Europe. The startup confirmed to TechCrunch this is the first partnership it’s signed with another travel platform to provide its core data, and its first move into Asia. Qunar’s users will be able to search and book rail tickets to thousands of European destinations, via the GoEuro integration, including small towns and villages as well as major cities and tourism hubs. In a statement, Naren Shaam, CEO and founder of GoEuro,
SOURCE:techcrunch.comFritz Demopoulos, who co-founded Chinese travel portal Qunar and now makes early-stage startup investments through Queen’s Road Capital, said that if he had a single piece of advice for founders looking to pursue their “China dream,” it boils down to one word: “Commitment.” Demopoulos was interviewed on-stage at TechCrunch Shenzhen, which we organized with TechNode. He noted that while some entrepreneurs “want to focus on a project for one or two years, or want to focus on the Chinese opportunity for one or two years,” the average company that goes public is a decade old. “To take that same analogy, you need to commit at least 10 years to the Chinese market,” Demopoulos said. After all, he described China as “ruthlessly competitive” and a “highly dynamic market
SOURCE: www.lailasblog.com/Kolo Toure and Wilfried Bony were among the mourners as Cheick Tiote was laid to rest on Sunday.The former Newcastle midfielder died at the age of 30 almost two weeks ago when he collapsed during a training session with Chinese side Beijing Enterprise.His body was returned to the Ivory Coast last week and his funeral took place in the presence of friends, family and the military.According to Mirror Online, The country’s prime minister, sports minister and the football federation president were also in attendance.A memorial service was held in the Chinese capital last Tuesday which was also attended by family, friends and former teammates.Meanwhile, Tiote’s former Newcastle teammate Papiss Cisse paid tribute to his friend earlier on SundayAfter scoring in Sha
SOURCE: www.lailasblog.com/Officials of the Department of State Security, the police and the Ministry of Interior rushed to Wuse market at about 9 a.m. on Wednesday to rescue from a mob a boastful foreigner who had refused to obey normal security procedures, SR reports.According to eyewitnesses, the chubby visitor, who described himself as the “head of the Chinese business unit in the embassy” and who was traveling with another Chinese, resisted the order to open the boot of his Honda sedan car, which had diplomatic license plates, upon arrival at the gate of the market.It is the normal practice, in view of the insecurity in the country, that all vehicles are opened up for inspection before they are allowed to proceed.According to eye witnesses, the diplomat was very boastful, saying
SOURCE: saharareporters.comOfficials of the Department of State Security, the police and the Ministry of Interior rushed to Wuse market at about 9 a.m. on Wednesday to rescue from a mob a boastful foreigner who had refused to obey normal security procedures. According to eyewitnesses, the chubby visitor, who described himself as the "head of the Chinese business unit in the embassy" and who was traveling with another Chinese, resisted the order to open the boot of his Honda sedan car, which had diplomatic license plates, upon arrival at the gate of the market. It is the normal practice, in view of the insecurity in the country, that all vehicles are opened up for inspection before they are allowed to proceed. According to eye witnesses, the diplomat was very boastful, saying he would
SOURCE:TORI.NGPolicemen in Thailand have been left in serious shock after catching three Chinese men with 474 iPhones, 350,000 SIM cards Popular telephones in Nigeria. Twitter photo. Police on Monday arrested three Chinese nationals in Thailand with 474 iPhones and nearly 350,000 SIM cards which they use to manipulate product information on WeChat. Police officer Wassapan Sirikulkamonchat said in addition to the iPhones and SIM cards, police also found 21 SIM card readers and nine computers in the raid at their apartment. He said the three reportedly confessed that they were hired to falsify the popularity of certain WeChat pages selling products in China by boosting social media “likes’’ and page views,. WeChat is a Chinese social media app with almost a billion users. Wass
SOURCE:TORI.NG File Photo: Chinese prisoners The Federal Government is working out a prisoners’ transfer agreement with China, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, announced in Abuja on Thursday. Onyeama made the announcement at a news conference on the achievements of the current administration since it came into power in the past two years. Thousands of Nigerians are being held behind bars in China for various offences, including those attracting death sentence. Human rights groups in Nigeria have however, been drawing the attention of the Federal Government to the plights of the Nigerian prisoners. A group, the Black African Re-orientation and Development Organisation, recently told government to secure the release of no fewer than 6,000 Nigerians in Chines
SOURCE:mashable.comImage: VCG via Getty ImagesBy Yi Shu Ng2017-05-25 07:27:22 UTCA Go match between the world's top player, Ke Jie, and Google's AlphaGo that took place this week was censored by authorities, reports Quartz. The AI beat Ke Jie in yet another match today, securing a win in the three-part match.Three journalists have reported receiving verbal directives barring their news organisations from broadcasting the match — as well as the Go and AI summit held in Wuzhen, east China. One journalist reported being barred from even mentioning Google's name while reporting on the event, while another said that while they could mention Google, they were barred from writing about Google's products.This is what users in China see when attempting to watch a livestream of the