15 May 2018 – Finnair will be flying direct flights from Helsinki, Finland to Nanjing, Jiangsu province of China, made debut the regular flight yesterday. Landed at Nanjing’s Lukou International Airport, the Helsinki-Nanjing line will be the fourth direct air passenger line from Nanjing to Europe. Nanjing already has cross-continent direct flights to Frankfurt, Sydney, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Milan and St. Petersburg.
14 May 2018 - Jinzhou Port in Liaoning province put through 26.27 million tons of cargo in the first quarter despite severe weather conditions, a growth of 3.5% over a year ago. The volume of container cargo put through, however, surged 21.13% to 338,000 TEUs. As a major port in Liaoning, Jinzhou Port transited 13% more iron and steel, completing 41% of its annual target in the first quarter. It also handled 34.4% more volume of fuel oil products.
14 May 2018 – Fujian province has announced 300 investment projects of a total value of RMB562 billion for investment this year, covering major industries that are designed to pull the province’s economy. Daily services, agriculture, infrastructure construction, emerging industries with strategic value and traditional industries with specialty are heavily promoted.
14 May 2018 – A group of cultural entertainment projects, including movies, cultural creation and tourism, was introduced to investors in Shenzhen yesterday. The annual event, China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industry Fair (ICIF), saw 15 projects from Hubei province sealed, putting over RMB20 billion of investments under contract on the first day. Just from Hubei, local companies brought 92 investment projects with them, some of which were bringing Shenzhen’s investors back to Hubei for expanded investments.
14 May 2018 – Shijiazhuang Airport in Shijiazhuang city, Hebei province will fly more international flights this year, preparing to launch new scheduled flights to Sabah, Malaysia and Bali, Indonesia soon. From January to April, Shijiazhuang Airport handled 93,500 person-times of international customers, a growth of 46.4% over a year ago. New flights from Shijiazhuang to cities of Thailand, Cambodia and other Southeast Asian countries have been launched. In the summer season, as many as 26 regular flights will be flown from Shijiazhuang to Southeast Asia each week. Daily flights are flown to Singapore, and three regular flights will be flying to Siem Reap of Cambodia each week.
14 May 2018 – Qingdao Beer continues to top China’s Long-time Brands with a brand value of RMB42.39 billion, announced and organized by State Administration of Market Regulation, China Council for Brand Development and others. Another Shandong brand, Chinese medicine Donge Ejiao, comes in the third place with a brand value of RMB19.83 billion. This year, there are 718 brands of 1,346 companies enlisted in China’s Long-time Brands.
11 May 2018 – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) investment account holders traded over 40 million barrels of crude oil and 650 million Btu of natural gas contracts during the first four months of 2018, reaching a historic high. The investment contracts of crude oil, launched in March 2013, and later LNG contracts, launched in November 2016, are denominated in RMB or USD. Since then, ICBC has transacted over RMB3.5 trillion such contracts in China, signing up over 25 million account holders.
7 May 2018 – Qingdao, Shandong province has additional 507 small and medium companies (SMEs) enlisted in China’s national technology companies, meaning there are 1,212 tech-savvy SMEs in Qingdao. There are 582 Qingdao companies engaged in manufacturing, 319 in information transmission, software and IT services, and 211 in scientific research and technology services. Most of them are located in Qingdao’s Xihai’an New Area, Laoshan Area, and City South Area.
4 May 2018 – Heilongjiang’s public resources exchange platform will start trading coal and coke, providing coal buyers and coal companies with the latest information about output and pricing. The exchange platform will be a melting pot where coal and coke companies engage in trade talks, set price, bid and sign contracts.
3 May 2018 – The municipal of Huizhou, Guangdong province will upgrade sewage and wastewater treatment facilities, planning to build over 300 new treatment facilities in rural areas this year.
1 May 2018 – Heilongjiang province stocked 384 PPP projects which have a total intended investment of RMB453 billion ended this March. The provincial government of Heilongjiang will step up the release of PPP information, PPP project management, operation, and other risk control factors for investors.