Nine speakers shared topics about women and explored their individual and social development paths in the present and future social environment in China at TEDx Xujiahui 2019 in downtown Shanghai on Thursday. Integrating their personal lives and career experiences and various ideas on women's lives and development from around the world, the speakers focused on women's rights, love and achieving a better life in their speeches to nearly 700 in the audience. One of the speakers, Wang Wei, who has been providing corporate management training to senior managers at multinational companies for decades, encouraged women to be brave to face themselves and the world and live to their full potential. Anny Liu, a veteran career woman in the stock industry, said that the current age provides women with a hard-won opportunity for career development and she said employers should shoulder stronger social responsibility to help women clear away barriers in climbing up career ladders. Other speakers … [Read more...] about Women’s lives, careers, future explored at TEDx Xujiahui
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Video PlayerClose HANGZHOU, June 8 (Xinhua) -- China's online payment giant Ant Financial announced Friday that it has raised around 14 billion U.S. dollars in its latest round of financing to accelerate its global expansion and develop new technology. The funds will be used to accelerate Alipay's globalization and develop technology to better deliver inclusive financial services to consumers and small enterprises globally, Ant Financial said in a statement. The company said the funds will be used to cultivate high-tech talent in emerging markets to help communities take advantage of the opportunities arising from digital transformation. Participants in the financing round include investors from both RMB and U.S. dollar tranches. Apart from the existing shareholders of the company, new global institutional investors have participated in the U.S. tranche. "The company will continue to invest in developing its blockchain, AI, security, Internet of Things, and computing capabilities to … [Read more...] about China’s Ant Financial raises $14 bln in latest funding round
China put a positive face Saturday on a first-step trade agreement that dials down a trade war it blames the U.S. for starting.Chinese experts and news media joined government officials in saying the deal would reduce uncertainty for companies, at least in the short term. But they remained cautious, saying both sides will have to show a willingness to compromise to resolve the more fundamental differences between them.“It at least stabilizes the situation and lays a foundation for the next round of trade talks or canceling additional tariffs in the future,” said Tu Xinquan, a professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. “I cannot predict what achievement can be made during the future talks.”The two countries announced a phase-one agreement Friday under which both sides will reduce tariffs and China will buy more U.S. farm products. Chinese officials said the nine-chapter text — which covers issues including intellectual … [Read more...] about China welcomes preliminary deal in trade war it blames on U.S.
Video PlayerClose BEIJING, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's top securities regulator plans to improve governance of the capital market as part of major tasks for 2020. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said it would work to develop a capital market with more standardized rules, transparency, openness, vitality and resilience, while adhering to the supply-side structural reform in the financial sector as specified in the statement released after the country's annual central economic work conference. Reform of the ChiNext, another NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises preceding the sci-tech innovation board, will be advanced and the registration system will be piloted. The CSRC called for innovation in products and tools in the bond market, a larger supply of futures and options products, as well as further development of private equity investment. The country will take multi-pronged measures to improve the quality of listed companies. More efforts should be made to … [Read more...] about China to improve capital market governance
Minneapolis: When Liu Jingyao introduced herself, in the lobby of her apartment building, I didn’t recognize her. It was a puzzling feeling. For an entire year, photos of her had blanketed the Chinese internet. Like tens of millions of other Chinese, I had watched and rewatched surveillance video of her in this very building. She was one of the most talked about and mysterious women in China, and I thought I knew what she looked like. In the video, she wanders the halls of a mazelike building, with a man trailing along. They get in and out of several elevators. She seems unsure about how to get to her apartment. She wears striking waist-length hair and a long, dark knit dress. She doesn’t look glamorous, exactly, but for a 21-year-old college junior, she is dressed smartly. But on a morning in early August, she greeted me in a loosefitting checkered dress. Now 22, she looked pale and nervous. Her lips were chapped. She invited me upstairs and began an intense conversation … [Read more...] about She Accused a Tech Billionaire of Rape. The Chinese Internet Turned Against Her