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The chief executive of HSBC has stepped down after less than two years in the job, as the bank
ing giant revealed solid first half profits but warned it faced “challenging” geopolitics.上海千花网女神会所
The bank has also said it could cut nearly 5,000 jobs due to a weaker outlook, and the depar
ture of John Flint comes as trade-war tensions flare between the United States and China.上海千花网
Under Flint’s leadership, the bank has pivoted to Asia, which
accounted for more than half of its operating income in the second quarter.
HSBC Chairman Mark Tucker said talks over Flint’s future had been “going on for a while” and the decision was not taken lightly.上海千花网女神会所
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rates, the board believes a change is needed to meet the challenges that we face and to capture the very s
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HSBC said it would look both internally and externally for a new leader and that Noel Q
uinn, head of the commercial banking division, will be interim CEO in the meantime.上海千花网
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ing to do with personalities; this was a unanimous decision of the non-executive directors.”
Tucker denied that Flint was opposed to new cost cutting plans, which HSBC revealed on Monday would result in up to
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HSBC made the surprise announcement as it reported a 15.8 percent rise in pretax profit to $12.4 billion for the six months to June 30.
Huawei said on Friday that the company will use its HongMeng operating system in smart TV products to be unveiled in August.
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e of smart TVs, will use Huawei’s self-developed HongMeng operating system to connect home appliances.
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Alibaba’s chip-making subsidiary Pingtouge Semiconductor T
hursday launched its first processor XuanTie 910 built on an open-source architecture.上海千花网
The processor can be used in applications in fields including 5G, arti
ficial intelligence (AI) and autonomous driving, according to Alibaba.
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open and energy saving, it said, adding that RISC-V is widely seen as one of the core architectures for chip dev
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In the sectors of 5G, AI, network communication and autonomous driving, the processor c
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Alibaba announced the establishment of Pingtouge Semiconductor in S
eptember 2018, just months after it acquired Chinese chipmaker C-SKY Microsystems.
上海千花网Experts on Thursday called for more effort to be made to enhance integration of digital technolog
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of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and president of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society
A male foreign teacher suspected of molesting a young girl in a kindergarten in January in
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bout one minute as the Chinese caretaker left for the bathroom at 2 pm on Jan 25, according to an an
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The announcement said the girl was found to have no injury after
a comprehensive medical check and returned to regular school attendance.
上海千花网China moved up three places to 14th among the world’s most innovative countr
ies this year, according to a report by the World Intellectual Property Organization on Wednesday.
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asurements such as research and development investments, international patent and trademark applications, as w
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ry also ranked second only to the US in 18 of the top 100 science and technology clusters.
the first five months of the year despite headwinds from the China-US trade dispute, and the prov
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Yuan Jiajun, governor of Zhejiang province, said at a news conference that despite Sino-US t
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hat the province’s two-way trade in 2018 totaled 2.85 trillion yuan ($414.8 billion), of which exports comprised 2.1 tril
lion yuan. Zhejiang’s total exports last year accounted for 12.9 percent of the national total, ranking third nationwide.上海千花网品茶微信
“Trade conflicts between China and the United States have jeopardized China’s trade environment. T
herefore, we are taking active measures to ensure both the growth rate and the national proportion of
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merce totaled 27.6 billion yuan, up 44.3 percent year-on-year, said Hangzhou Customs.
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ultural and tourism resources, while China is advanced
in technology. We hope to learn from and introduce Chin
ese technologies to our country while bringing our natural and cultural resources to China.”
Work on a new film based on a script by novelist Liu Cixin, the fi
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The movie called Mo Ri Zheng Jiu (The Rescue on the Last Day) will star award-winning Hong Ko
上海千花网女神会所ng actor Nick Cheung Ka-fai and veteran actor Hu Jun, best known for the first Sino-Kazakh coproduction The Composer.
Director Shen Yue says that Liu wrote the script before he started to write The Three-Body Pr
oblem, which won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in August 2015. The book was first published in 2006.
Zhu Jin, the curator of Beijing Planetarium, will be the film’s chief science consultant.上海千花网
Actors Nick Cheung Ka-fai, center, and Hu Jun, right, have joined the new sci-fi film Mo Ri Zheng Jiu( The
上海千花网女神会所Rescue on the Last Day), written by Hugo Award-winning novelist Liu Cixin. [Photo provided to China Daily]
The movie is on the slate recently announced by the Beijing-based company Cultural In
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The lineup consists of 11 feature-length films and three TV series.
Crosstalk artist Yun Yunpeng, left, promotes his upcoming comedy Coward Hero. [Photo provided to China Daily上海千花网女神会所
Other projects include a crime thriller A Robbery in Moscow; a comedy Coward Hero; a drama Moerdaoga; Hong Kong dir
ector Alan Mak Siu-fai’s Jian Cha Feng Yun (The Procurators) and the Sino-UK coproduction The Loch Ness Monster.
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Hong Kong iconic star Andy Lau, and which stars Lau andr Ge You, is scheduled to start next year.
Coward Hero, set in Shanghai in 1930s, and starring actor Yue Yunpen
g and actress Tong Liya, centers on a street gangster who accidently becomes a police officer.
The film will be released across the Chinese mainland on July 19.
ecent years, Beiji上海千花网女神会所ng Culture is known for producing Wolf Warrior 2, and
The Wandering Earth, the top and second highest-grossing films of all time in China.
Aside from Huang, the film also casts A-list actresses Wang Luodan and Tan Zhuo.
As the directorial debut of renowned scriptwriter Dong Runnian, the movie is sort of a dark noir to explore humanity in extreme situa
tions. A huge bunch of weird light falls onto a city, causing the disappearance a lot of people. Amid fears an
d sorrows, the surviving civilians are trying to unravel the mystery as well as facing off new conflicts.
The other three films of Beijing Culture’s lineup are Taiwan director Lin Yu-hsien’s Danc
ing Elephant, Lu Chuan’s new directorial adventure tale Bureau 749, and director Ding Sheng’s action drama S.W.A.T.
Starring Jin Chunhua and Ai Lun, the inspirational comedy Dancing Elephant is about a dancer who falls into a coma after an accident. She wakes up 15 years
later, finding herself gaining a lot of weights, making her wish to return to stage a tough journey.
Dancing Elephant, now traveling across China to hold promotional events in nine cities, will be officially released on July 26.