In the second half of 2018, total deal number and value

 in all sectors fell back to low levels, and PE/VC investors turned more cautious. Although TMT secto

rs saw a big drop in deal numbers and value compared with the first half amid the lackluster PE/VC inves

tment market, they remained the leaders among all sectors,” Gao Jianbin, PwC China TMT leader said.

The report also said similar to the first half of 2018, the num

ber of PE/VC deals involving startups was the biggest among all categories in the second half, while compan

ies in the expansionary period received the largest investment in terms of deal value. Investors adopted a strate

gy to avoid risks by mainly investing in mature projects that had survived market competition and were in stable development.

“As China officially launched an innovation initiative for the integrated circuit industry an

d a government IC industry fund raised 150 billion yuan ($22.4 billion) in second-phase financing, a number of IC inn

ovation enterprises have been established in the second half of 2018,” said Charline Ni, PwC China technology leader.

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Just in the past hour, I spoke with my South Korean count

  terpart and we’ve discussed their reaction and our reaction, but I would like to speak further within US govern

ment before we respond,” Bolton told reporters on the White House North Lawn Friday.

  It comes after the US special representative for North Kore

a said Monday that Washington would not accept a phased denuclearization by Pyong

yang and maintained that the two nations remain closely engaged despite the collapse of the Hanoi summit.

  ”Let me start by saying the obvious — that diplomacy is still very much alive,” Stephen B

iegun said at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington, DC on Monday. “While we haven’t made as much progress in the six

months as I would’ve hoped coming in on the first day, we stay closely engaged with our counterparts in North Korea.”

  He downplayed recent satellite images that analysts say show activity at North Korea

n missile sites and urged against making any “snap judgment” on the significance of the images that appear to sho

w that North Korea has begun rebuilding a portion of the Sohae facility previously used to test long-range missile engines.

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In a 1966 memo, as Britain prepared to hand the Chago

  Islands to the US, British civil servant Paul Gore-Booth wrote that the aim of the exercise was “to get some rocks which will remain ours.”

  To which British diplomat Dennis Greenhill replied, in a cable brut

ally maligning the population of the Chagos Islands: “Unfortunately, along with birds go som

e few Tarzans … whose origins are obscure and who are hopefully being wished on to Mauritius.”

  Had Greenhill illuminated himself he would have learned that the first inhabitants of th

e Chagos Islands were slaves shipped from Madagascar and Mozambique to work on coconut planta

tions by the French in the 18th century. After the Napoleonic wars, France ceded

the Chagos Islands to Britain.Diego Garcia, the largest island in the Chagos archipelago and site of a majo

r United States military base, located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, was leased from Britain in 1966.

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Charm of early spring starts bloomingFujian readies po

Fujian province has completed early preparations to supply electricity to the Taiwan island

s of Jinmen and Matsu, a spokesman for the Chinese mainland said on Wednesday.

The mainland will also push forward the work of supplying natural gas to the two islands, which lie near the mainland, and lin

king them with bridges, said An Fengshan, spokesman of Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.

People on the two islands have long hoped the mainland would help solve their shortages of water and electricity, an

d have repeatedly expressed a desire to have gas and bridge connections with the mainland, An said.

“To meet their needs, the Chinese mainland is willing to make every effort to create op

portunities and provide conditions for them to have more and better development,” he said.

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Britain’s Prince Philip gives up driving licence after crash

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip has voluntarily given up his driving licence after a crash last month, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.

Philip escaped without injury on Jan 17 when the Land Rover he was driving flippe

d in a collision with a car close to the royals’ Sandringham residence in eastern England.

“After careful consideration The Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to volun

tarily surrender his driving licence,” the royal palace said in a statement.

The other driver, a 28-year-old woman, suffered cuts to her knee and a 45-year-old wo

man passenger in the car, which also had a nine-month-old baby on board, sustained a broken wrist.

Witnesses said Philip pulled into a main road from a drive.

Philip, who suggested low sun had affected his sight for the crash, also re

ceived a warning from police for driving without a seatbelt two days after the crash.

Philip retired from public life in 2017, although he still occasionally appears with his 92-year-old wife at official events.

There is no legal age in Britain to stop driving, but drivers over 70 must renew their licences every three years.

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itten by the dog to death “of the world’s most lo

The original title: the world’s most lonely duck died

“The world’s most lonely duck died.According to agence france-presse reported Wednesday, the Pacific island countri

es only a duck, niue has the title of “the world’s most lonely duck” trevor 27 bite by a dog died, attract many people to mourn.

Niue is a about 2400 kilometers northeast of New Zealand is a small island

countries.Reported that the country has no natural pond or wetland, trevor is th

ought to be from the New Zealand floats in the storm.

However, over the weekend, trevor, more dog attacked in the bushes.Niue chamber of com

merce President ray Stevens said, “trevor” impressed by the local people, it is a sad moment for niue.New Zealand house

of representatives speaker trevor also lamented death duck of named after him, “the New Zeal

and parliament express the deepest sympathy to the niue people.”Bring about

Source: global times

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Good brothers!Xu Xin shellacking gao yuan Lin!To de

  Beijing time on January 20, Hungary in the focus of a table tennis open men’s singles semi

-final between Xu Xin and two hand Lin gao yuan, Xu Xin now ranked the second of four high currently ranked fourth in the world, Lin is absolutely top player.

  Game of eng high state, to 4-0 sweep Xu Xin, kill into the men’s singles final.After t

he game the fans have message, say this is definitely a big accident, not the strength.

  Yes, this is clearly not the two sides reflects the real strength!Xu Xin of three, too tired!Good try!

  Playing the game, Lin gao yuan more proactive, the game also unstoppable momentu

m on Lin gao yuan, frequent use of the advantage of speed, continuous suppression Xu Xin backhand and middle pla

ce, data line.Rhythm control of his own side, always Xu Xin was beaten some uncomfortable.Dmitry tursunov as: 14, 11-12-9, 11-6, 11-9.

  The first set, the two sides as teammat

es, not too much temptation, Lin gao yuan peg Xu Xin backhand, the left pressure right, 14-12 led;

  The second game, Lin Xu Xin backhand

is set to high pressure tactics, effect is remarkable, pythons in pace more slowly in la,

  Seize the opportunity to 11 – Lin gao yuan again the next city, big the score 2-0 up;

  The 56-point thrashing the third game, Lin gao yuan, stance closer, depend

ing on speed advantage with 11-6 get 1 minute, score a 3-0 lead;

  The fourth game, both sides continue waging fierce rivalry, Xu Xin strengthen Taiwan

inside the ball, slightly better on short pendulum control, the score rise alternately, September 9, Lin high counter

loop with a board first to get a match point, and ultimately to 11-9, the truest big score 4-0 win over Xu Xin.

  The game, Xu Xin really too tired, three fronts, running around!Earlier, Xu Xin f

irst cooperate liu shiwen won the mixed doubles champion, after the partner

Liang Jingkun doubles champion, he was too tired, body and three good try!

  Today’s Xu Xin dozen not excited, footwork speed slower than before, the commo

n side of the strong pull to have at ordinary times, rely more on calling for straight cross against Lin gao yuan.

  ”Some of his strength and energy to keep up with”, after the high Lin interv

iew also specially mentioned this point.We didn’t think of that, the result of the 4-0 but pythons really tried, good try.

  Lin high rapid advances have reached the final, then he will Wang Chuqin wits, a clas

sic left hand play left-handed smackdown is coming, give them go together!

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Kaka Successfully Proposed, Ending Nine Years of Marriage

For Zhouzhou, when learning football in middle school, the first known football stars are Ronaldo and Messi.

Especially Messi, who is 170cm tall, can become a football star with his own efforts. In fact, there are

still many achievements that are even better than those of Ronaldo and Messi.

For example, Brazilian athlete Kaka.If it weren’t for injuries, Kaka might still be active in football.

2007 was Kaka’s most glorious year in his career, when he won the Champions League at Milan.

Then he dared not spare no effort to run on the green field because of his injury and illness.

Slowly he was reduced to mediocrity, and in that year Messi emerged and Ronaldo dominated the Premier League.

Now that Kaka announced his retirement the year before last, more attention has been paid to his emotional life for fans.

Today, Kaka announced on the social platform that he had successfully proposed to his new girlfriend, Carolina Dias.

E me Fez o homem Mais Feliz dessa terra!!Prometo retribuir e te fazer a mulher Mais Feliz do.

Portuguese translated into Chinese means: You make me the happiest person on earth! I promise I will repay you.Let you be the happiest woman, I love you!

In the photo, Kaka and her new girlfriend, Carolina Dias, wear a white jacket on the beach and kiss affectionately. Carolina raises her palm and writes: I said yes!

What’s interesting is that after only two years of love, Kaka decided to propose, and he was in a hurry.

Many people see the marriage news and think that Kaka and his ex-wife have been reunited. What’s the matter?

The new girlfriend, Carolina Dias, meets the needs of many men.

The new girlfriend is 11 years younger than Kaka, and has a model figure and an outstanding face. Kaka’s

marriage proposal was successful, and I hope it will continue to be a happy one.After all, at the age of 40, we need to settle down.

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The king wore lambswool breeches and a quilted doublet,

The king wore lambswool breeches and a quilted doublet, yet somehow he looked as stiff and uncomfortable as if he had been clad in plate and mail. His skin was

pale leather, his beard cropped so short that it might have been painted on. A fringe about his temples was all that remained of his black hair. In his hand

was a parchment with a broken seal of dark green wax.

Jon took a knee. The king frowned at him, and rattled the parchment angrily. “Rise. Tell me, who is Lyanna Mormont?”

“One of Lady Maege’s daughters, Sire. The youngest. She was named for my lord father’s sister.”

“To curry your lord father’s favor, I don’t doubt. I know how that game is played. How old is this wretched girl child?”

Jon had to think a moment. “Ten. Or near enough to make no matter. Might I know how she has offended Your Grace?”

Stannis read from the letter. “Bear Island knows no king but the King in the North, whose name is STARK. A girl of ten, you

say, and she presumes to scold her lawful king.” His close-cropped beard lay like a shadow over his hollow cheeks. “See that you keep these tidings to yourself, Lord

Snow. Karhold is with me, that is all the men need know. I will not have your brothers trading tales of how this child spat on me.”

“I’m going to show you how dangerous tigers are,” hecontinued. “I want you to remember this lesson for the rest ofyour lives.”He turned to Babu and nodded.

Babu left. Mahisha’s eyesfollowed him and did not move from the door he disappearedthrough. He returned a few

seconds later carrying a goat withits legs tied. Mother gripped me from behind. Mahisha’s snarlturned into a growl deep in the throat.

Babu unlocked, opened, entered, closed and locked a cagenext to the tiger’s cage. Bars and a trapdoor separated thetwo.

Immediately Mahisha was up against the dividing bars,pawing them. To his growling he now added explosive,

arrestedwoofs. Babu placed the goat on the floor; its flanks wereheaving violently, its tongue hung from its mouth, and its eyeswere

spinning orbs.

He untied its

legs. The goat

got to its feet.

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The news of the pyramid explosion in Egypt has been buzzing

The news of the pyramid explosion in Egypt has been buzzing in the past two days.

Many friends who want to travel to Egypt in the New Year are paying attention to

what’s going on. In fact, this mainly refers to the explosion near the Egyptian Pyramid at 6 p.m. yesterday, December 28.

A bus loaded with 14 people from Vietnam was driving along a section of the road near

the Giza Pyramid on the outskirts of Cairo when it was hit by a bomb, which resulted in three deaths and many injuries, including the driver of the bus.

So far no one or organization has claimed responsibility for the explosion, and the Egyptian police have made no substantial progress in their investigation. They only

know that the bomb placed behind a broken wall on the street is a homemade

improvised explosion. Although it is simple and indigenous, its power is not small. Half of the Vietnamese tour group’s cars are bombed.

Then, surprisingly, when Egyptian Prime Minister Madbury visited the victims and

contacted the Vietnamese Embassy, he said the following words: “Sometimes attacks like this happen, and it may happen again in the future. No country in the world can say 100 percent safe.”

For Prime Minister Madbury’s remarks, the Internet has been discussed by a large number of netizens, and even some netizens said that this is Egypt’s shirking

responsibility, so that many people want to travel to Egypt are disappointed. Some people also think that Prime Minister Madbury is telling the truth. No problem. So what do you think?

But let me remind you that tourists

who want to travel to Egypt

should pay attention to

safety and think carefully.

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