China-US Co-Produced Films Face Doom and Gloom

By Shen Yiqian Instructed by Tom Wright (Head Illustration by: Kevin Hong)   China’s film companies have found that tie-ups in movie production with Hollywood are not necessarily the key to success. A bunch of recent big-budget co-productions, from China Film Co., Ltd.’s The Great Wall to Huayi Brothers Media Corporation’s Rock Dog, have failed to …

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China Mobile’s net profit remains stable, slightly up 2 percent in 2016

China Mobile Limited, the largest telecommunications services provider in Mainland China, announced on March 23 a 0.2 percent increase in its 2016 net profit compared to a year earlier, despite a one-off gain boosting the net profit of previous year. Mainly driven by the revenue from telecommunications services, the company’s net profit slightly rose 0.2 …

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Hong Kong stocks rise to 18-month high, driven by China banks and internet giant Tencent

Hong Kong stocks closed at an 18-month high on Wednesday, breaking above 24,100 points, due to the inflow of capital into Chinese bank stocks as well as internet giant Tencent. The benchmark Hang Seng Index increased 0.47 percent, or 112.83 points, to 24,107.70 at 4 p.m., the highest since August 2015 and the first time …

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Currency fears aroused by Zimbabwe’s new notes

Zimbabwe note launch stokes currency fears http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38128236 Since Zimbabwe abandoned its own currency from 2009 after hyperinflation made Zimbabwean dollars worthless, the country has largely relied on U.S. dollars as its main currency. However, with slump in exports, fewer U.S. dollars could be earned back to the country, and the country gradually ran out of …

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This Thanksgiving, Give Thanks to Turkey

One More Reason to Give Thanks: Falling Turkey Prices https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-21/one-more-thing-to-give-thanks-for-turkey-prices-are-falling “U.S. turkey production seen rising to second-highest ever” It is the time to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, a national holiday in the United States. And what cannot be missed on the dinner table is——turkey, of course! This year, good news for ordinary American people is that …

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Syrian economy in tatters after 5 years of war

“Business faces ‘pressures from every direction’ because of civil strife and sanctions” https://www.ft.com/content/0fc5d6a8-a7ee-11e6-8b69-02899e8bd9d1 This is a very good business news article to tell how Syrian economy suffers in every direction after five years of the civil war in the country. With solid data, focus on ordinary people’s life and connection to the global impact, this …

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Yen surged again under political uncertainty

Japan finance officials in emergency talks after U.S. election shock http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/09/investing/japan-markets-emergency-meeting/ Similar to the situation after Brexit in June 2016, the Japanese yen surged again as investors worried about the uncertainty of the global economy and financial market after the U.S. presidential election. As a safe place to hold the value of the assets, investors …

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China Plans to Join the Big Jet Game

https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2016-11-03/a-runway-to-the-horizon-for-china-s-big-plane The short-haul C919 is just not enough, as Comac, China’s state-owned commercial aircraft manufacturer, is planning to take a further step into long-haul plane to compete with Boeing and Airbus in the global commercial aviation market. This news article takes a look at the aviation market and the aircraft manufacture industry and outlook the …

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Let Readers Picture the Story by Themselves

The name of the story: Killing Kennedy URL: http://www.kennedyandoswald.com/#!/premiere-screen Created and produced by: National Geographic Channels The date of launch: 2013 A list of all assets: Audio background music voice sound effect related to specific scenes Photo photos as background photos embedded in icons Video full screen videos videos embedded in icons Text text fragments …

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Snapchat is going for IPO——good or bad?

Snapchat Seeks to Raise as Much as $4 Billion in IPO https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-26/snapchat-said-to-seek-to-raise-as-much-as-4-billion-in-ipo According to this news article posted by Bloomberg, Snapchat, a fast growing social media application, is planning for its initial public offering, though the decisions has not been made to the public yet. As the article says, Snapchat’s current revenue is less than …

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