China to remain NYSE’s major contributor of int’l IPOs i

China has been a major market for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) when it comes to international initial public offerings

(IPOs) over the past few years, and the trend will continue in 2019, according to the exchange.

The wholly-owned subsidiary of Intercontine

ntal Exchange finished 2018 with 125 billion U.S. dollars in proceeds raised from 356 transactions. In a year mark

d by elevated volatility in U.S. equity markets, NYSE issuers raised 30 billion dollars in proceeds from 73 IPOs, statistics showed.

A total of 25 international IPOs were executed during the year, raising 10 bi

llion dollars in proceeds, including Tencent Music Entertainment Group from C

hina, PagSeguro Digital Ltd. from Brazil, and Hudson Ltd. and Farfetch Ltd. from Britain.

A total of 18 Chinese companies raised more than 4 billion dollars in proceeds las

t year, the exchange said in its response to Xinhua’s inquiry. The compa

nies are from a variety of industries, including education, hospitality, technology, and automotive.

Alex Ibrahim, head of international capital markets at NYSE, told Xinhua that it was a “huge highlight” to have compan

ies like Tencent Music Entertainment listing on the exchange and raising over 1 billion dollars.

The IPO of Nio, a leading Chinese electric vehicle maker, also raised more than 1 b

illion dollars and was a very successful transaction, he noted. “It was super exciti

ng to see those cars in front of the exchange and in Times Square,” Ibrahim said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua.

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China clean energy industry develops fast in 2018

China accelerated the development of clean energy last year, with the installed capacity of renew

able energy exceeding 700 million kilowatts, the National Energy Administration said.

China will continue to boost the growth of the oil-and-gas industry this year, increase efforts in oil and gas exploration and d

evelopment, and build more pipelines and gas storage facilities, according to the administration.

China has adopted a slew of measures to encourage the development of clean energ

y, including building vast solar and wind farms, wi

th aims to make non-fossil energy meeting 20 percent of its energy needs by 2030.

To reach this goal, China is investing heavily in renewable energy, pledging to invest 2.5 trillion yuan (about 373 billion US d

ollars) in renewable power generation – solar, wind, hydro and nuclear – by 2020.

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sked why so many Chinese companies chose to list in NY

exchanges, Ibrahim said one major reason is that U.S. market is the deepest in the world and companies want to have access to liquidity.

He added that the companies also want to be next to their competitors that have already be

en listed in NYSE so as to make sure the evaluation

is aligned and make themselves available to the vast number of investors.

“This trend will continue because I think there are fantastic companies in China,” he said.

He said that the human element the NYSE has is also an important reason companies are willing to be listed there.

On the other hand, the demand from U.S. investors’ side for Chinese companies and products is high.

Ibrahim said there are a lot of great entrepreneurs

creating and selling new technologies and tapping the growth of Chinese economy.

“Investors want to be part of this growth,” he s

aid, adding that the way to access the growth is through IPOs.

NYSE-listed companies traded with 45 percen

t lower volatility compared to companies listed and traded on other U.S. exchanges, according to the stock exchange.

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Noting attention from the CPC Central Committee to t

 old towns and shanty areas, Xi said that the Party aims to create a more comf

ortable and better living environment for the people and solve pro

blems they care about most so that they can enjoy modern life even in old hutong areas.

After chatting with residents, Xi went to a property service center to visit staff and community workers.

On the way back, Xi dropped in on a restaurant, chatted with the owner and some customers and wished them good luck.

Xi also called on a nearby express delivery station and visited the deliverym

en who were on duty, stressing that priority should be given to solving employment problems and creating more jobs.

At 3:30 p.m., Xi arrived at the Shougang Park in Shijingshan District, the seat of the Beijing O

rganizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, to learn about the preparation for t

he Games and the planning and construction of the venues and infrastructure.

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on current high-level development, make further prog

Meeting with Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho of the DPRK in December, 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping noted that China wil

l always support the amelioration of inter-Korean relations and facilitate reconciliation and cooperation between the two sides.

“China always stays firmly committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and adheres to establishing a peace m

echanism and solving issues through dialogue. We’ve taken efforts toward this for more than 20 years,” said Wang.

“We are happy to see the situation of “double suspension” continue and expect to promote

parallel progress in the denuclearization of the peninsula and the establishment of a peace mechanism,” he added.

ina-Russia economic and trade cooperation, the bilateral trade volume was proje

cted to exceed 100 billion U.S. dollars in 2018, while the two sides agreed to work togethe

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Russian woman in Wuhan wishes to see the world by

A Russian woman who lives in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, has said she hopes

that there will be more trains linking China and Europe in th future, so that one day sh

e will be able to travel around the world by the China-Europe passenger train, Chinanews.com reported on Feb. 1.

With the Spring Festival approaching, almost all Chinese people are heading home fo

r family reunions across the country. Instead of returning to her hometown in Russia, Li

u Yina (Chinese name) has decided to stay in Wuhan and enjoy the traditional Chinese festival.

Liu, who is fluent in Chinese, works for Wuhan Asia-Europe Logistics Co., Ltd., the opera

tor of China-Europe freight trains between Wuhan and Europe and a public platform for international logistics and transportation services.

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Local railway operation companies have also experienced the local

growth of CR Express.Some 1,305 CR Express services have been carried out by Chengdu

Railway Corp, gradually forming an international logistic gateway in southwestern regions. A “s

ingle window” service serving CR Express was established in May. Customers can handle al

l paperwork related to the freight train service, such as customs clearance, at one window.

In China’s northern Erlianhaote border, the railway department built a fast pass lane. The time a CR Express train must stop

in Erlianhaote has been reduced by five hours to build the China-Mongolia-Russia economic gateway.

 Road Initiative,” Li Wenxin, deputy general manager of China Railway Corp, said at the launch ceremony.

Measures to be taken include establishing transfer hubs to assemble co

ntainer cars for a train trip as needed, launching an international inf

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Extremely cold weather in the Midwestmely cold weather in

On January 28, in the American state of Wisconsin Appleton, a father and son to clear the snow.

Starting on January 28th, a powerful from the arctic cold snap swept across the Midw

est.For days, there are 22 states appear below minus 18 degrees Celsius tempera

ture, the affected population of more than 140 million.Analyzes believed that the United

States recently suffered a cold, do not represent suspend or reverse global warming

trend.On the contrary, the global climate warming frequent extreme weather is to blame for

the cold weather.Hand in hand to tackle global warming no matter in the past, present or future, should be human consensus.

According to the United States department of meteorological data, the recent M

innesota and parts of north and south Dakota, the temperature reached 45 degrees Celsius below zero, Chicago on January 3

0 minus 30 degrees Celsius is extremely low temperatures, the lowest temperatu

re records in the city’s nearly 25 years., due to the impact of extreme weather in many parts of the Midwestern United States s

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Cesarman talked before the game. On the same day, in Ab

Photo by Xinhua News Agency, Abu Dhabi (UAE), February 1, 2019 (Asian Cu

p) (3) Football – Final: Japan vs Qatar February 1, FIFA Preside

nt Invantino (right) talks with AFC President Salman before the match. On the same day, Ja

pan played Qatar in the final of the 2019 Asian Cup football match in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Xinhua News Agency reporter Cao Cancam

Photo by Xinhua News Agency, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), February 1, 2019 (Asian Cup) (14) Fo

otball – Final: Japan’s team against Qatar on February 1, Japan’s player Yanguchi (left first) led th

e ball to break through in the match. On the same day, Japan played Qatar in the final of the 2019 Asian Cup football m

atch in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photographed by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Gang

Photo by Xinhua News Agency, Abu Dhabi (UAE), February 1, 2019 (Asian C

up) (13) Football – Final: Japan vs Qatar on February 1, Japanese player Takeshi Naga

no (former) drives the ball in the match. On the same day, Japan played Qatar in

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Forget to switch the trumpet? SONY China off

At the end of the year, although many people have set foot on their way home, there are still man

y people still struggling in their jobs, such as white-collar workers, takeaway salesmen, editors…

On the evening of 29 th, the small editor of SONY in China passed the official micro-blog account Tucao, and stayed up late

at night to write the plan. I didn’t expect to work for a year and a half. In 2019, the annual leave was still 0.

There is no annual vacation, and the plan does not want to write, “Who do you love, good-natured oh”.

The microblog soon attracted the attention of the vast number of netizens, “Sony X

iaobian went crazy” and “Sony Xiaobian came to the fore”.

Netizens speculated that Xiaobian had forgotten to switch his personal account because he was too busy with his work. Fo

rmer employees have revealed that Sony usually has annual leave in its second year of employment.

That night, @Sony China deleted the post.

Without the plan of annual leave and overtime writing, while netizens are d

istressed by Xiaobian, they leave messages to Sony officials one after ano

ther. Don’t dismiss Xiaobian, give him a holiday. He just wants to celebrate the New Year.

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