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-than-expected box office market. The National Radio and Television Administration said box
-office revenue hit 31.17 billion yuan in the first half of 2019 in China, down 2.7 percent year-on-year. 上海品茶微信女神会所
To Athanasopoulos, Chinese audiences’ increasing demand for blockbusters and higher-re
上海品茶微信solution screens is part of the reason why premium film screenings are welcome.
“We saw strong demand in blockbusters, not only those (from) Hollywood but also Ch
inese-language films, which are increasingly welcomed by Chinese audiences.” 上海品茶微信女神会所
Athanasopoulos was talking about the science-fiction hit The Wandering Earth during the Spring Festiv
上海品茶微信al holiday. IMAX China’s bet on the film garnered earnings of over 300 million yuan from the box office.
“We see that continuing to happen in the future … and that’s part of the
reason why we made an expansion plan to tap China’s fast-growing premium film scree 上海品茶微信
ning market, which we think is taking up a larger share of China’s overall box office market,” he added.
上海品茶微信女神会所IMAX China’s move to expand came amid growing concerns China is tempering demand for films.
Chen Shaofeng, a professor in culture and entertainment at Peking University, sa
id although IMAX China set an expansion plan, the amount of new cinema 上海品茶微信
s (40) still seems to be modest. “The overall market performance might be an influence,” he added.
“The lower-than-expected box office performance this y 上海品茶微信女神会所ear is partly because of a drop in cin
ema visits, particularly in third-and lower-tier cities where demand is weakening,” Chen said.
A rough industry estimate from entertainment analysi
上海品茶微信s website Dengta under online ticketing platform Taopiaopiao show
s cinema visits slumped by nearly 100 million to around 807 million in the first half of this year.
“On one hand, rising ticket prices prevent many people from visiting cinema 上海品茶微信女神会所
s, as cinemas stopped selling cheap tickets at 9.9 yuan or 19.9 yuan,” Chen said.
n-technical initiatives in China, the latest of which is going to open later this summer – the company’s first design and development accelerator in China.
上海品茶微信The center, to be based in Shanghai, will provide technical support to developers who work on
Apple software. Through the facility, Apple will present lectures, seminars, experiments, speeches and tra
ining. It will also organize regular networking events to help the developer community in China and its上海品茶微信
neighborhood to improve the design, quality and performance of their products.
上海品茶微信女神会所The upcoming Shanghai facility will be in line with Apple’s recent thrust in China. S
ince 2017, it has set up four research and development centers in China – one eac
h in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Suzhou – entailing a combined investment of 3.5 billion yuan ($509 m上海品茶微信
illion) and employment for over 1,000 people dedicated to innovation in hardware, software and services.
“We are continuing to grow the scale of these centers in China and welcome more talented professionals to join us,” Ge said.上海品茶微信女神会所
Since taking the helm of Apple Inc’s China business two years ago, Ge
has been committed to building a vibrant local ecosystem. Her impressive tec
hnical record and understanding of local culture – Ge is fluent in Chinese – come in handy.
Born in Shenyang, Liaoning, a province in Northeast China, she armed herself with higher education and上海品茶微信
corporate job experience in the United States. She got a MBA from the University of California, Be
上海品茶微信女神会所rkeley and acquired master’s in electrical engineering from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.
Ge returned to China in 2017, and was impressed immediately by the nation’s r
apid adoption of digitalization and the innovative prowess of local software developers.
“Chinese software developers have grown to be a very admirable community of innovators and they上海品茶微信
are leading the world in terms of app downloads and revenue,” she said in an interview with China Daily.
Now, over 2.2 million Chinese developers are active on Apple’s App Store which was上海品茶微信女神会所
launched in 2010. Their combined global sales on the platform have exceeded 200 billion yuan.
The number continues to grow as the California-based company s
teps up investments in China, the world’s largest consumer electronics market.
promoting the application of e-buses, by supporting technology innovation, improving fiscal
and taxation policies, enhancing infrastructure construction, as well as reinforcing fund supervision.
“It is estimated that in the future, China’s e-bus market will transform to a more market-driven pattern, instead of policy-driv
en. The market will shift from an incremental market to a stock market, maintaining steady growth,” he said.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that EVs will attain price parity by the mid 2020s, as lithium battery pric
es have been falling. From 2010 to 2018, lithium battery prices dropped by over 85 percent, with an annual average decl
ine rate of 20 percent. And the decline, with the same rate, is estimated to continue for the next few years.
icy tools to offset short-term downside pressure, while the financial risks are under control as the country’s debt level has shown signs of stabilizing, Zhang said.
China’s overall debt-to-GDP ratio had dropped to 249.4 percent
by the end of 2018, 1.5 percentage points lower than a year earlier, according to the PBOC.
If trade tensions escalate further, more opening-up policies in the sectors of medical
care and education will help boost global investors’ confidence in the Chinese economy, Zhang added.
By hiking the tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10 percent t
o 25 percent just when it seemed the China-US trade talks would achieve a bre
akthrough, the United States has not only intensified the trade dispute but also ensured both sides take a knock.
pplication software platforms of the Fengyun satellites for weather forecasting, as well as climate and environment monitoring.
They also requested a range of services, especially in monitoring rainfall, droughts, dust stor
ms, heavy fog and lightning, in addition to training courses on Fengyun meteorological satellite data ana
lysis, remote-sensing applications and data collection.
Many countries along the Belt and Road have high mountains, deserts, oc
eans and a lack of accurate meteorological information. The number of me
teorological disasters in the regions is more than double the global average, the administration said.
Wei Caiying, deputy general-director of the National Satellite Meteorol
ogical Center, said that real-time disaster monitoring by meteorological satellites co
uld provide these countries with a scientific basis for disaster prevention and reduction.
merging jobs related to the digital economy have been and are expected to continue gro
wing quickly in China as digital technology is applied in more fields, said a senior executive from LinkedIn.
New media operators, front-end development engineers, algori
thm engineers, user interface designers, and data analysts were the top five profes
sions with the fastest growing number of practitioners in China on the US-based professional networking site fro
m 2013 to 2017, said Lu Jian, president of LinkedIn China in an exclusive interview with China Daily.
“Digital economy, which has become part of the national strategy, is just unfolding in the country. It won’t surprise us if such jobs con
tinue to draw employees of both genders and in both urban and rural areas in the coming years,” Lu said.