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This year's Lunar NYE apparently treated China's mobile market rather well with the number of digitized new year greetings seeing a massive rise from 2015. On February 7, 8.08 billion digital red envelopes were sent on WeChat alone.
That's eight times the 1.01 billion red envelopes sent across the platform during last year's NYE. This year's 8.08 billion number was reached by some 420 million WeChat users. After the social media app first introduced the virtual NYE tradition in 2014 it's only trended upwards.
The deal should be finalised in the first quarter of 2016, and will earn Bilfinger net proceeds of $220m.
The sale was prompted by Bilfinger’s “strategic repositioning” and portfolio review.
It should not be news to anyone by now that the PLA is undergoing a profound organizational restructuring, perhaps the most dramatic since 1949. To help us to get a better handle on the effects of those changes, CDF is proudly present the latest by the “A” “B” and “C” of the PLA watching community (Allen, Blasko, and Corbett), the single best scholarly article published on this subject thus far. Enjoy.
In the eye of the storm at the Mong Kok riots is a group known as Hong Kong Indigenous, a radical nativist – or “localist” – group established last year.
The group is fielding a candidate in the Legislative Council by-election scheduled in three weeks, with the candidate Edward Leung Tin-kei, seen at the forefront of last night’s protest, shouting into a loudspeaker, before he was arrested according to a Facebook post by the group at 2.16am.
As Hong Kong’s annual Lunar New Year street parade was coming to a close, violent clashes between police and protesters broke out in the Mong Kok area of the Yau Tsim Mong district at around 10:00 p.m on Monday. The clash reportedly began as hawkers protested new city-wide regulations against street-food vending.
At first, Cindy Zhang, like millions of other Chinese parents, thought her problems had been solved.
For three years, she and her husband had worried about the status of their younger child, Tutu. He was born outside the one-child limit China set for most urban couples, and lacked a hukou, the crucial household registration document all citizens need to attend state schools, receive health care, get married, open a bank account, or even buy train tickets.
In recent weeks, speculation has mounted that Amazon.com Inc. plans to launch a global shipping and logistics operation that will compete with United Parcel Service Inc. and Federal Express Corp.
Asked about reports that the company was leasing planes and had registered an ocean freight booking business, Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky downplayed Amazon’s ambitions last month in an earnings call. He said the company was simply looking to supplement its delivery partners -- not replace them -- during peak periods like the Christmas shopping season
Amazon documents reviewed by Bloomberg News reveal a far bolder plan.
A new study co-authored by an MIT professor shows that China’s new efforts to price carbon could lower the country’s carbon dioxide emissions significantly without impeding economic development over the next three decades.
As China moves into Africa—building highways and stadiums, striking oil deals, and opening special economic zones—practitioners of the world’s oldest profession have followed, catering to both Chinese expatriates and locals. Growing African purchasing power helps explain sex migration. Deloitte estimates that Africa’s middle class has tripled in the last over the last three decades. That means more money for imported televisions, imported handbags and, yes, imported sex. Africa is “a new El Dorado for the prostitution business,” Ndjio writes.
Violence hit the streets of Hong Kong on Monday night and Tuesday morning as police fought with protesters and fires burned in the busy neighborhood of Mong Kok. Scenes were filmed and posted to social media.
It's just another demonstration of inhumane and repressive control asserting itself over Hong Kong.
The people here were promised free and fair elections many years ago, as well as no interference from Beijing for 50 years.
As the call to prayer echoed off the high walls of the madrasa and into the surrounding village, dozens of boys, dressed in matching violet caps, poured out of their dorm rooms and headed to the mosque.
That afternoon prayer ritual, little changed since Middle Eastern traders traversing the Silk Road first arrived in western China more than 1,000 years ago, was at once quotidian and remarkable.
That is because in many parts of the officially atheist country, religious restrictions make it a crime to operate Islamic schools and bar people under 18 from entering mosques.
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