eijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China Railway, has kicked off its plan to go public in the A-share market. China Securities Regulatory Commission listed the guidance form for public listing of Beijin g-Shanghai High-Speed Railway on Tuesday on its website, signaling the company has formally entered the listing process. According to an interview with CCTV, the spokesperson from China Railway said going p ublic was a significant step in the State-owned enterprise’s shareholding reform. “It was also an action to push forward the mixed ownership econo my and optimize the railway enterprises’ capital structure,” the spokesperson said. The spokesperson said the companyRead More →

city produced by compressed hydrogen fed into fuel cells, are important in building a green ene rgy future, as they are generally considered zero-emission and clean, according to Hu. Such vehicles have long cruising ranges and can be refueled within three to five minutes. In addition, the performance of fuel cell vehicles is not greatly affected by the change o f seasons, he said, referring to winter’s adverse effect on the life of lithium batteries. In recent years, the company has made moves to advance in the field, as bo th the central and local governments are eyeing the potential of hydrogen fuel cells toRead More →

Legal professionals from Hong Kong and Macao will be allowed to work as arbitrators in Nansha district of Guangz hou as part of an effort by Guangdong province to strengthen cooperation with the two special administrative regions. Nansha lies within the Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone. The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security has approved the introduction of the legal professionals, who will work at the Court of Arbitration for Labor and Personnel Disputes to settle competing claims. Sources at the court said the Hong Kong-and Macao-based arbitrators will be signific ant in promoting the business environment of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.Read More →

  lies to a border town in Colombia, including food and hygiene kits, ready-to-use supplementary foods and high-energy biscuits . It’s pledged $20 million to help Venezuela, and other countries including Canada, the UK and Germany have chipped in, too.   Earlier this week, Guaido named Saturday as the deadline for the aid to cross the border.   But the United States announced Friday preparations to bring aid in through another route.   ”The US and its partners began pre-positioning additional hu manitarian aid for Venezuelans in Boa Vista, Brazil,” the US State Department tweeted.   The aid consists of food kits “containing rice, beans, sugar, and salt to feedRead More →

  nd other church leaders to commit to taking concrete actions.   ”The holy people of God are looking at us and expect from us not simple condemnat ions,” Francis said, “but concrete and effective measures to put in place. We need to be concrete.”   The Pope then said he had made a list of 21 “reflection points” that were handed out to the assembly of church leaders, wh ich included preparing a “practical handbook” of guidelines for handling abuse cases when accusations emerge.   Also included are instructions to inform civil authorities and church officials whenever an accusation is made, esta blishing provisions to include non-clergy expertsRead More →

  artists, according to the concert’s website. These include huge names in Latin America, like Colombian musical legends Carl os Vives, Juanes and reggaetón singer Maluma — all three of whom have collaborated with pop-star Shakira in the past.   Swedish DJ Alesso is also on the lineup, alongside Mexican rock band Mana, who have won seven Latin Grammys and four Grammys, and Spanish singer and songwriter Alejandro Sanz.   Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who invoked a constitutional provision last month to declare himself acting pres ident, has been working with a raft of global partners, including the United States, to bring aid into the co untry.Read More →

  Many reputable international organizations, including both the Red Cross and Caritas, the humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church, have declined to participate in Guaido’ s aid campaign. The Red Cross tells CNN that the initiative organized by the Venezuelan opposition is too political.   ”The action of the Red Cross is based on two principles: humanity and neut rality. Neutrality is the most important one in situations like this,” explains F rancesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He is ada mant that Venezuela should receive humanitarian aid, but that the operation should be a concerted effort.   Only throughRead More →

  rejected the humanitarian aid it would bring in. Accepting foreign supplies during the curren t political crisis would be tantamount to accepting foreign political intervention, from Maduro’s point of view.   When the US sent a shipment of medical and food supplies to the Venezuelan border last we ek, Maduro’s regime installed a blockade on one of the bridges that connect Venezuela and Colombia.   Just a week ago on state television, Maduro dismissed Guaido’s init iative, saying “Venezuelans are not beggars.” But patriotism did not prevent Maduro fro m accepting $9 million from the UN in November 2018.It’s hard to see how the opposition, which controlsRead More →

  a very low tolerance for risk, according to Takeshita.   ”The current situation in Britain is just that — uncertainty,” he said. “Many are backing off.”   He predicted more Japanese firms will retreat as Brexit unfolds.   Toyota (TM) warned in December that a British exit from the Euro pean Union without a deal in place would put at risk vehicle production worth millions of d ollars a day, but it stopped short of saying it would cut its investment.A senior executive at Nomura (NMR) in N ovember described Brexit as “a great concern” that will increase costs and risks for financial firms. Nomura has alr eadyRead More →

  Honda has just dealt the United Kingdom’s auto industry a huge blow.   The Japanese carmaker said Tuesday that it will shut down a major manufa cturing plant in the English town of Swindon that employs 3,500 people. T housands more jobs will be put at risk at suppliers and other businesses.   Honda (HMC) has made more than 3 million cars in Swindon since its plant there opened three decades ago. The plant, which will close in 2021, currently produces up to 150,000 Civics a year for over 70 countries.   Swindon is the Japanese company’s only car plant in the European Union. The restructuring will alsoRead More →