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Belgian luxury handbags brand Delvaux said it is confident about demand in China, a key market that it entered 10 years ago, and is committed to the country, where consumers are increasingly buying quality products.
The move comes as Huawei announced that more than 800 million devices, including its own-brand products and devices from third-party companies, have now been equipped with HarmonyOS, up from 700 million devices five months ago, marking a significant milestone in its rapid expansion.
Helsinki, Finland-based Amer Sports Inc, the maker of Wilson tennis rackets and owner of outdoor product brands such as Arc'teryx, which was bought about five years ago by a consortium of Tencent, Anta Sports and founder of Lululemon for $5 billion, has filed for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.
Four months ago, Chengdu, Sichuan province-based ChaPanda, a tea beverage firm with about 5,000 stores, applied for an IPO in Hong Kong.
Kenny Ng, securities strategist at Everbright Securities International, said the investor community appears to be undervaluing leisure beverage categories like tea drinks and different types of coffee, compared to two or three years ago, as reflected in the stock performance of Nayuki.
Chen Danqi, a coffee bean seeker, established a cooperative for farmers in Menglian three years ago.
A few days ago, Bu was inspecting electricity services at the Dongli Huatian chrysanthemum base in Chuancheng township, Siyang county, Jiangsu province.
The store opened in the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur shopping mall with sparkling lights to attract young consumers, following its initial entry into the market through cross-border e-commerce two years ago.
Combined actions ensure smooth operation of industrial and supply chainsDespite Samsung Electronics Co discontinuing smartphone production in China several years ago, its assembly plants in Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam, receive shipments of phone accessories from China each day at 4 pm.
As of publishing time, the number of followers on Easy Buy's Douyin account was 28 million, a significant drop from over 31 million a week ago.
Jebsen's forward-thinking approach is evident in the establishment of Jebsen Capital six years ago.
After entering Thailand, its first market in Southeast Asia, five years ago, BEST expanded its cross-border business by establishing new international routes between China and Southeast Asian countries.
Being one of the city's major strategic emerging industrial projects, construction of the HutchMed's innovative drug production base started three years ago.
According to Otranto, China has been an important market for the Australia's iron ore giant ever since its first shipment 15 years ago.
Unveiled at the ongoing first China International Supply Chain Expo in Beijing, which opened on Tuesday in Beijing, will conclude on Saturday, the report emphasizes that the current phase of globalization, unlike the initial expansion of commodity trade over a decade ago, is characterized by several notable advantages such as the technology dividend, engineering expertise and resilient supply chains.
Zara today is very different from Zara 10 years ago," Lukashov said.
Alibaba reported 9 percent year-on-year revenue growth to reach 224.79 billion yuan during the quarter, while the net revenue of JD increased 1.7 percent from a year ago.
However, starting a couple of years ago, we noticed a majority of Shanghai's old and well-known brands becoming more and more stylish after continuous innovation in operation and products," said Ma Jun, vice-president of the Shanghai Time-honored Brand Association and general manager of Shanghai Lifengfood Co Ltd. "In fact, being a time-honored brand means always being creative and innovative and aware of the changing preferences of consumer products, and remaining attractive to consumers throughout all the market ups and downs," Ma said.
Three years ago, Bee & Flower sandalwood soap, which was invented around 1928, launched a series of scented liquid soaps, including sandalwood, agarwood and amber, in collaboration with The Palace Museum.
"Compared to a decade ago, consumers' shopping scenarios today are more complicated and refined.
After establishing its subsidiary with more than 100 employees in China two years ago, she said the Chinese market has also become a source of inspiration for Samyang Roundsquare to produce new food options thanks to the country's unique consumer ecosystem, food innovation climate and culture.
In 2022, trade between the two countries exceeded $190 billion, an increase of 116 percent from a decade ago.
This investment comes after their earlier commitment of 1.3 billion yuan ($178.46 million) two years ago to build a technology center, and 660 million yuan last year for the construction of the Nike Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS).
"Five years ago, we launched locally developed products from China and sold them in the global market annually.
Founded more than a decade ago, the 177-year-old German enterprise's Shanghai Innovation Center has served as the sole R&D facility for Zeiss outside of Germany.
The German luxury-car maker was one of the first automobile manufacturers to enter the international market more than 100 years ago, he said, adding that it has been a success story since.
During the eight-day Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday, some 826 million passenger trips were made nationwide, a jump of 71.3 percent year-on-year, and domestic tourism revenue more than doubled from a year ago to 753.4 billion yuan, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Since its entry into the China market a decade ago, Amgen has introduced seven innovative medicines to Chinese patients.
On China's business environment, the CEO said Danone in China — which has brands including Mizone and Aptamil — has witnessed the business environment progressing each year since the company entered the Chinese market more than three decades ago.
Its second-quarter sales growth reached 6.4 percent, compared with the same period a year ago.
As the cornerstone of Reignwood's consistent efforts to specialize in multiple industries, green development has injected a fresh impetus to the group since its inception nearly 40 years ago.
Ochama started operating in Europe one and half years ago in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, where it already has a developed network of pick-up points, and this month it started offering next-day delivery service, local media Verslo Zinios news website reported.
Funded, built and operated by the company, it is the only power grid project in the realm of energy cooperation under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and since going into operation three years ago, it has significantly slashed power transmission costs, improved the life quality of local residents and supported the growth of green agriculture and the high-tech industry.
It invested 127.7 billion yuan ($17.79 billion) in development during the period, a surge of 51.7 percent from a year ago, the company said.
Exchanges between the two ancient civilizations can be traced back to the ancient Silk Road more than 2,000 years ago.
The company's profits rose 8.36 percent from a year ago to 75.3 billion yuan during this period, the data showed.
Tsingtao, which celebrates 120 years of brewing this year, has been expanding its market globally, especially since the Belt and Road Initiative was proposed 10 years ago.
"Just a few days ago, HarmonyOS 4 had about 50 million users, and the figure has now surpassed 60 million, with about 1.2 million new users added every day," Yu Chengdong, the company's executive director and CEO of its consumer business, said during a product launch event held on Monday in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province.
Middle Eastern airlines posted a 22.6 percent increase in the July traffic compared to a year ago.
Geely started to explore methanol-related technology around 20 years ago and has become a leading player in the sector across the world.
"According to her, Luxshare Precision Industry is a great partner, and Wang and her team "have built an incredible business that started supplying cables to Apple a decade ago — and today helps produce our most advanced products for customers around the world".
据她说，Luxshare Precision Industry是一个很好的合作伙伴，王和她的团队“建立了一个令人难以置信的业务，十年前开始向苹果公司供应电缆，如今帮助为世界各地的客户生产我们最先进的产品”。
"He cited Bosch's 35,000 workforce in China in mobility alone, something unimaginable 20 years ago.
Ikea, which entered the China market 25 years ago and has invested 43 billion yuan in the country so far, plans to open another store in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, doubling its stores in the city to two.
The group announced its investment of 1.6 billion yuan ($220.3 million) two years ago for its biggest Chinese factory in Guangzhou, with the beauty and personal care unit of the factory opening next month, the nutrition unit opening next year and the ice cream unit opening in 2025.
Net profit was DKK 5.1 billion compared with DKK 6.2 billion in the same period a year ago.
Previously on Sunday, Evergrande posted a net loss of 39.25 billion yuan for the first half of 2023, which narrowed remarkably from the reading of 86 billion yuan a year ago.
The ANTA segment revenue grew by 6.1 percent year-on-year to 14.17 billion yuan in the first half of the year compared to that of a year ago.
A total of 14 logistics centers are under operation compared to only seven centers five years ago.
Amsterdam stands as one of the most important airfreight ports in Europe, and it is also the first European city to which China Southern launched cargo flights, some two decades ago.
In the second quarter of this year, Huawei's share of the domestic smartphone market jumped to 13 percent from 7.3 percent a year ago.
Success on that front could deal a big blow to Honor Device Co, which was spun off from Huawei more than two years ago.
这方面的成功可能会对两年多前从华为分拆出来的Honor Device Co造成重大打击。
"Ten years ago, when you sought innovation in the automotive segment, you looked a bit to the United States and predominantly to Europe.
Starbucks entered into the Chinese market 24 years ago and it has since opened 6,480 stores in China.
For instance, Mondelez has actively collaborated with relevant institutions to conduct research and development on reduced-sugar products, leading to the successful launch of zero-sugar cookies under the Oreo brand in China two years ago.
About two years ago, Zhang took a part-time job for more than one month during his summer vacation on Foxconn's Zhengzhou assembly line.
Based in Augsburg, Germany, MAN Energy Solutions — a provider of decarbonization solutions for the marine industry and several other industrial sectors — began doing business in China 100 years ago.
MAN Energy Solutions总部位于德国奥格斯堡，是一家为海洋工业和其他几个工业部门提供脱碳解决方案的公司，100年前开始在中国开展业务。
Four years ago, when he took on his current role, Bayer was very Europe-centric, he said.
The move would provide a partial exit for the firms after they bought the business six years ago, according to the report.
The battery maker has a strong foundation in battery recycling, established years ago.
Starbucks saw the potential of Yunnan coffee over a decade ago.
It has seen a change in its energy structure, with clean energy making up around a quarter of total energy consumption by the end of 2021, up from 14.5 percent about a decade ago, a white paper released earlier this year showed.
Hermé is renowned as the pastry chef who cooperated with the French Space Agency to send macarons into space a few years ago.
About a decade ago, the company attempted to enter the US market, but ultimately failed due to insufficient staffing, unfamiliarity with the market and lack of a customer base.
"China's medical and healthcare industry has experienced booming development over the past three decades," said Leon Wang, executive vice-president international and China president of AstraZeneca, at the anniversary celebration held on Friday in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, where the company started its Chinese business 30 years ago.
A week ago, the company signed trade agreements to import $1 billion worth of products from six countries related to the Belt and Road Initiative - Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Cyprus, Russia and Italy.
According to Yang, Lenovo has turned the COVID-19 pandemic crisis into an opportunity for growth — its revenue grew from $50 billion three years ago to $70 billion in fiscal year 2022.
Specifically, FDI in high-tech manufacturing increased 18 percent from the same period a year ago, data from the Ministry of Commerce showed.
R&D spending of companies on the sci-tech innovation board stands at 16 percent of their revenue on average, up 3 percentage points from a year ago, according to the Shanghai bourse.
Athletic apparel brand Lululemon has opened its 101st store recently on the Chinese mainland after having entered the market ten years ago, as the company has gradually expanded its reach and diversified its product portfolio to attract sports-loving Chinese consumers.
R&D spending of companies on the sci-tech innovation board equals 16 percent of their revenue on average, up by 3 percentage points from a year ago, according to the Shanghai bourse.
Kozeluh, who started his company called Aroma-France about 40 years ago in Europe, sells aromatic concentrate to his customers, allowing big cosmetics brands to blend their own products by using the concentrate provided.
Domestic display manufacturers are expected to account for a 38 percent share in the global smartphone OLED panel market this year, up 10 percentage points from a year ago, Chen said.
Referring to the name of the bridge — Jijie, or "gathering" — the manager said the bridge takes its name from an event 86 years ago that shaped China's future.
Regarding this year's public welfare program, He Xuzheng, vice-president of Janssen China's Immunology and Pulmonary Hypertension Department, said: "As an innovative pharmaceutical company which entered the Chinese market 38 years ago, Janssen has been always committed to providing Chinese patients with high-quality, innovative products.
Sun Jingfei, Honor's country manager for Türkiye, described Honor's 13,000 staff, seven R&D centers and almost 300 patents as a reflection of fast growth in such a short period since it split from Chinese tech giant Huawei two years ago.
Spending in the domestic tourism market also soared 69.5 percent from a year ago to 1.3 trillion yuan during the same period.
In particular, FDI in high-tech industries surged 18 percent from a year ago to 156.71 billion yuan.
Tao Jingwen, a Huawei board member and president of its quality, business process and IT management department, said in a speech on Thursday in Shenzhen, Guangdong province: "We were cut off from the old ERP system and other core operation and management systems three years ago.
"As a result of Washington's restrictions, Huawei was unable to purchase the newest ERP system from Oracle three years ago.
"GSI quickly identified the hot spots in the shipbuilding industry and began building more PCTCs two years ago to improve the company's comprehensive competitiveness and management goals," Zhou told China Daily.
It also reduced the risk of absences from school by 203,000 days and parents' absences from work by 210,000 days annually, according to the study result published two years ago.
Marking the 50 years of service to China, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said, "The beginning of flights to China 50 years ago heralded an important milestone in the history of the Airline.
According to him, in the past three years, Lenovo's annual revenue has increased to 460 billion yuan ($66.9 billion) from 350 billion yuan, an increase of more than 100 billion yuan, and its net profit has almost tripled compared with three years ago.
Sixty-two percent of the brands on this year's list are private, up from 61 percent last year and 39 percent a decade ago, said Rupert Hoogewerf, chairman and chief researcher of Hurun Report.
The lender's outstanding medium- and long-term loans to the manufacturing sector hit 193.6 billion yuan at the end of 2022, up 40.7 percent from a year ago, while outstanding loans to small and micro enterprises reached 305.3 billion yuan, up 28.8 percent from the end of 2021.
Zhang said Alibaba's structuring will allow all of its business units to become more agile, enhancing decision-making capability and enabling faster responses to market changes, adding that the company began laying the foundation for this transformation years ago.
Couristan, a US-based rug and carpet supplier founded 97 years ago that prides itself on its commitment to excellence, has entered into an agreement with Haima that will give the group's high-end carpet an even larger global share.
Its net profit expanded 12.2 percent from a year ago to about 34.3 billion yuan in 2022, with the total assets reaching 1.51 trillion yuan.
This is part of its ambition to step up investment in 2023, with funds set aside for power grid construction to hit a record 520 billion yuan, up 4 percent compared with a year ago and the fourth consecutive year State Grid has upped investment in the sector.
Total investment in the flagship factory exceeds $300 million — Nidec Group's largest single overseas investment — said Wang Fuwei, general manager of the electric drive system department of Nidec Automotive Motor (Zhejiang) Co Ltd. Nidec Group has opened 16 subsidiaries since its launch in Pinghu 24 years ago, and made three investments in 2022 alone, with its business scope covering telecommunications, home appliances, automobiles and related services.
Temu offers bargain-basement prices on plethora of consumer goodsDuring the recently concluded holiday shopping season, the most downloaded shopping app in the United States was not Amazon, eBay or Etsy, but an online shopping platform launched about five months ago — Temu.
"She added that: "If you think about it, 10 years ago in the US, it was kind of weird to go online and buy a product with a brand that you can't even pronounce.
"Wang said that flying from China two weeks ago to Las Vegas was a trip beyond exhausting, "but it is worth it" and he looked forward to signing several business contracts at CES.
Fifteen years ago, Tencent established its first data center in Bao'an district, he said.
The company, which started the process of digitalization six years ago, developed an industrial internet platform based on blockchain technology.
This life-changing experience happened after the 25-year-old was recruited by the Nairobi Expressway project just several months ago.
Shanghai Disneyland, which reopened just a few days ago on Nov 26, was again closed on Tuesday due to COVID-19 prevention and control measures, according to a notice from the Shanghai Disney Resort.
Meanwhile in October, Ralph Lauren donated 1 million yuan ($139,000) of special humanitarian relief funds to the Red Cross Society of China Shanghai Branch through its Pink Pony Initiative, a global charitable program that was founded 22 years ago and dedicated to cancer care and prevention.
"So we are now in China receiving payback of the investments, which were done 10 years ago.
After putting its first China-based malt whisky distillery into operation at Emei Mountain, Sichuan province, a year ago, Cottin-Bizonne said Pernod Ricard will continue to explore new paths for investment and development in the country.