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chinadaily.com.cn 2020-11-05 16:39


>Multinationals flock to expo
The highly anticipated third China International Import Expo (CIIE) will be held in the coastal city of Shanghai from Nov 5-10 as scheduled.
Flocking to this year's CIIE are returnees from past expos as well as new faces, including nearly 50 Fortune 500 and industry-leading companies, signaling a vote of confidence in China's further opening-up.
For these 2,600-odd global exhibitors, as well as some 400,000 participants at the event, this year's expo provides an opportunity to explore China's economic vitality and learn more about its new development blueprint.
The expo promises to inject fresh impetus into a global economy crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The logo of Ant Group, an affiliate of Alibaba, is pictured at its headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on Oct 26, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

>Ant Group's IPO suspended
Fintech giant Ant Group's initial public offering on the STAR Market will be suspended, the Shanghai Stock Exchange announced on Tuesday night.
The Shanghai bourse explained that Ant Group has reported major matters, such as the change in supervision environment concerning fintech, due to which Ant Group may not be able to meet listing requirements at the bourse or meet related information disclosure requirements.
Based on the stock exchange's regulations and sponsors' opinions, Ant Group's IPO on the STAR Market will be postponed.
The fintech company and its sponsors are required to make relevant announcements.
Ant Group, which also filed for a dual listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, announced on Tuesday it will suspend the listing on the Hong Kong bourse.
Its debut on the two exchanges was scheduled for Nov 5.

A volunteer diver of the environmental group Aegean Rebreath gathers plastic waste from the bottom of the sea, off the island of Andros, Greece, July 20, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

>Biggest plastic waste producer
When the US Environmental Protection Agency released its plan recently for addressing marine litter, it named five Asian nations as responsible for more than half of the plastic waste flowing into the oceans every year.
But the US is by far the world's largest generator of plastic waste.
Now, new research, published in Science Advances, reexamines the US's role as a plastic consumer and concludes that the country has much more work to do at home to manage its waste.
It produced about 42 million metric tons of the stuff in 2016. Although the US accounted for just 4% of the global population in 2016, it generated 17% of all plastic waste.
Meanwhile, less than 10% of American plastic waste is recycled, and the US has a 30-year history of shipping half of its recyclable plastic overseas, primarily to developing nations lacking the infrastructure to manage it.

Screenshot from Baby Shark

>Most-watched YouTube video
"Baby Shark", the infuriatingly catchy children's rhyme recorded by South Korean company Pinkfong, has become the most-watched video ever on YouTube.
韩国碰碰狐公司录制的超洗脑儿童歌曲《宝贝鲨鱼》成为油管有史以来浏览量最高的视频。The song has now been played 7.04 billion times, overtaking the previous record holder "Despacito", the Latin pop smash by singer Luis Fonsi.
Played back-to-back, that would mean "Baby Shark" has been streamed continuously for 30,187 years. 这意味着,在连续播放的情况下,《宝贝鲨鱼》总计播放时间达3万零187年。
Pinkfong stands to have made about $5.2m from YouTube streams alone.

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