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NQ Mobile Inc. Announces a New Partnership Between Linkmotion and Chery Automotive Co., Ltd

BEIJING, Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NQ Mobile Inc. ("NQ Mobile" or the "Company"), a leading global provider of mobile internet services, today announced that its subsidiary, Linkmotion Holdings Ltd. ("Linkmotion") has signed a new partnership with Chery Automotive Co., Ltd ("Chery").  Chery's Prospective Technology Research Institute and Linkmotion will together develop a technology platform for the future connected automobiles, including fully autonomous vehicles.  Utilizing its existing and commercially-available solutions, Linkmotion will be responsible to develop the operating system for this technology platform.  As the operating system vendor, Linkmotion will draw on its experience and expertise in developing this operating system's security architecture, online diagnostics, as well as running on Linux.  "We are excited to be working together with Chery to develop this technology platform for the future of new lines of connected and autonomous cars," said Chen Bo President of Linkmotion. "As one of the largest auto manufacturers in China and as the largest exporter of China-made vehicles globally, Chery is a fantastic partner." About Chery Automobile Co., Ltd Chery Automobile Co., Ltd is a Chinese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wuhu, Anhui Province, China.  It was founded by the Government of China in 1997 and is a state-owned enterprise.  Chery's principal products are passenger cars, minivans, and SUVs.  Chery sells passenger cars under the Chery marque and commercial vehicles. About Linkmotion Linkmotion, a subsidiary of NQ Mobile Inc., was founded to create a new value chain in the automotive industry.  Linkmotion is a dedicated connected platform company that focuses on the core problems in a connected world – namely creating secure, robust and reliable computing for cars in a cost effective way.   About NQ Mobile NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of mobile internet services. NQ Mobile's portfolio of offerings includes mobile game publishing platforms, mobile advertising platforms, mobile entertainment applications and platforms, mobile security and productivity applications and other mobile applications. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit Forward Looking Statements This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this press release are forward-looking statements and involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company operates, but involve a number of unknown risks and uncertainties. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Investor Relations: NQ Mobile Inc.Email: investors@nq.comPhone: +1 469 310 5281Phone: +86 10 6452 2017Twitter: @NQMobileIR   View original content:

Conqueror's Blade Beta Access - Coming Soon to PC

An all-new medieval warfare experience HANGZHOU, China, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Conqueror's Blade, an immersive, visually-stunning medieval war game from Booming Games, will soon enter its global beta testing phase. Since its June debut at E3 in Los Angeles, the game has received a huge amount of interest among fans of medieval combat for its realistic aesthetic, intense battle scenes, and vast, detailed maps that feature huge areas just waiting to be conquered. Since then, the game has undergone a further six months development and testing which has significantly improved the overall experience. Conqueror's Blade has truly become the ancient battlefield that gamers have been dreaming of! See the exciting new Conqueror's Blade trailer at A brand new sandbox medieval warfare experience Experience Total War In contrast to other military games set during the medieval period, Conqueror's Blade features the grandest of battles, overflowing with detail. Through spectacular scenes of realistic medieval combat, players are brought to the frontlines of a world in conflict. War can be waged with a wide range of assorted military units, the period's most destructive weapons and medieval siege engines. Players can fight solo, lead cavalry or infantry formations into battle, control various war machines, or duel against other players. Conqueror's Blade brings the warriors of the Middle Ages back to life in intricate detail. Players can use myriad battle elements to implement a variety of strategies in pursuit of victory. Realistic medieval combat The realistic, nuanced and detailed visuals were created with the powerful CHAOS engine, designed especially for Conqueror's Blade. The engine and visual direction of the game combine to produce epic scenes, as dramatic as those in any war film, that take the player into the chaos of a medieval battlefield. Its most unique feature is the ability to showcase a thousand individual characters, combined with physical and environmental elements such as explosions, fires, weather effects, and sand storms. 1,000 km2 of Conquerable Territory Conqueror's Blade is a highly ambitious game. As well as intense combat and deep strategy, it also offers an immense world beyond the battlefield. The game's numerous settings highlight historically accurate medieval architecture from East Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The art style of the game has been directed with great care and a dedication to bringing the past to life in all its glory once again. A traditional European castle under attack As an online multiplayer game, Conqueror's Blade allows players to form houses, which are similar to guilds or alliances. Houses can take over castles and fortresses throughout the game's vast territory, and even create kingdoms and crown kings. Players can conquer cities and castles to expand their territory According to developer Booming Games, the entire territory of Conqueror's Blade consists of several thousand square kilometers. While the territory may be virtual, its terrain, climates, and cultures all correspond to real world locations. The natural terrain created with the proprietary CHAOS engine is extremely detailed and realistic, producing a living, breathing landscape that players can lose themselves in. In-game terrain created with Booming Games' CHAOS engine Smooth Controls & Battle Flow As a war game that doesn't feature firearms, the design of combat officers in Conqueror's Blade was considered with the aim of delivering a smooth, controlled battle experience. Each combat officer has three or four combo skill modifications, each with a fluid, easy-to-follow motion. The use of different weapons will result in drastically different results. These differences appear most clearly during battles between combat officers, but can also be seen in battles between combat officers and regular troops. Some weapons are more suited for battles between combat officers, while others are better suited for fighting against on-rushing hordes of enemy foot soldiers. A combat officer takes on a unit of regular troops For more information, visit the Conqueror's Blade website at or on Facebook at A combat officer takes on a unit of regular troops   View original content with multimedia:

Chinese wuxia novel to go West

Beijing, Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A news report by on Chinese wuxia movies landing in the European and American markets:   Chinese wuxia movies always enjoy great popularity with audiences for their creative imagination and fascinating fight scenes. They are a showcase of the Chinese wuxia culture, which has evolved from Chinese literature depicting the adventures of heroes specializing in martial arts in olden times. Wuxia movies are among China's most famous cultural icons besides kung fu, which refers to Chinese martial arts in the real world. Wuxia movies look so impressive and so real to foreign audience that some of them even confuse the fictional world with the real one, believing all Chinese are adept at kung fu. Here is good news for the overseas fans of wuxia movies. One of China's most influential wuxia writers, Louis Cha, also known by his pen name Jin Yong, will see his epic novel "The Legends of the Condor Heroes" translated into English and published in Europe and the United States next year. The story is a part of his Condor trilogy, regarded as China's answer to "The Lord of the Rings". Guo Jing is the main character of the story. In his early life, he travelled around to learn various martial arts with the aim to get revenge on the enemy who killed his father. Yet, after being involved in various adventures, he learned that a true hero has to serve the nation and the people, and not focus on himself. The story is set against a real historical background, although most of its plots are fictional. There are nearly 100 characters specializing in different martial arts and using them to pursue different goals, some for romance, some for wealth, some for power, and some for the good of the nation and the people. The novel enjoys a high reputation for its creativity, breadth and depth. Yet, despite the popularity in Chinese-speaking regions, these novels are known only to a small group of foreign readers due to the language barrier. The U.S.-based Quartz website recently listed some of the terms difficult to translate in the novels. For example, the term "jianghu" literally means "rivers and lakes," but in wuxia novels, it means people who live in a world parallel to conventional society, one that operates by its own laws and code of ethics. The term "jianghu" is frequently used in wuxia stories as a core concept. Besides this term, there are many other fascinating, sometimes even bewildering names for martial arts styles. They combine to make the translation of the novels a daunting task. In the eyes of foreigners, wuxia stories are impressive and fascinating, probably because of the wonderful Chinese kung fu scenes and an air of mystery. In fact, there are some differences between the Chinese heroes and Western superheroes in this regard – the former's excellent capabilities and skills are not the result of nature, but rather of nurture persistently cultivated under given social circumstances. Therefore, the Chinese heroes convey a uniquely extraordinary free style and easy manner. Wuxia literally means martial heroes. As a phrase in Chinese, it contains two parts of meaning, in which "wu" literally means martial or armed and "xia" refers to a virtuous and chivalrous hero. Joined together, it conveys the idea that a martial hero should be excellent in both martial skills and moral character, with a high sense of loyalty, honesty and integrity. The philosophic elements constitute an important part of the Chinese martial arts culture and have become a spiritual ethos for both ancient Chinese martial heroes and contemporary kung fu practitioners to follow and advocate. And this is considered far more important than martial skills. To go back on topic: Obviously, not every Chinese can be a kung fu master. However, every Chinese has high regard for the codes of conduct embodied in the wuxia culture, such as punishing evildoers and encouraging people to do good, and being honest, faithful and kindhearted. With the Chinese wuxia literature landing in the European and American markets, the colorful world of Chinese martial heroes is expected to be understood and recognized by people all over the world. China Mosaic Chinese wuxia novel to go West About Founded in 2000, China Internet Information Center ( is a key state news website under the auspices of the State Council Information Office, and is managed by China International Publishing Group. We provide round-the-clock news service in ten languages. With users from more than 200 countries and regions, we have become China's leading multi-lingual news outlet introducing the country to the outside world. We are one of the country's authoritative outlets for government press releases and are authorized to cover various major events. "Live Webcast" is our online webcasting service to present State Council Information Office press conferences in both Chinese and English languages. We are reputed for timely and accurate delivery of news and information, and wide interactions with audiences. In addition, we are authorized to publish and live broadcast major events and press conferences of ministries, local government agencies and institutions as well as enterprises. In the era of mobile internet, we endeavor to create an array of products for mobile devices headed by the multilingual WAP platform and the mobile APP. We also use Chinese and international social media to publish information for different user groups. In the future, CIIC will continue to offer authoritative information about China, tell China's stories, voice China's opinions, and introduce a vivid, panoramic and multicultural China to the world through multi-language, multi-media and multi-platforms. View original content with multimedia:

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China's State Grid eyes further investment along Belt and Road

China's State Grid, the country's top power distributor, will seek market expansion in countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, the company chairman said Tuesday. Speaking at the annual B20 China Business Council meeting, Shu Yinbiao, State Grid chairman, said power investment demand would reach 1.5 trillion U.S. dollars in Belt and Road countries in the next five years. He cited strong demand from the 1 billion people without access to electricity in Africa and South Asia, an upgrade of power facilities in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as energy system transitions in Western Asia. Shu said the company would push forward power projects in Belt and Road countries, with the aim of strengthening power network connections between the countries. The State Grid has worked on a number of national power grid projects in Belt and Road countries, with a contract value of nearly 40 billion dollars, helping export Chinese power equipment to more than 80 countries and regions. The company has built 10 cross-border power transmission lines to improve power grid connectivity, and invested in power grids in countries such as the Philippines, Brazil and Italy. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)


China, Russia jointly launch Yamal LNG project in the Arctic

Regarded as the “energy pearl” inside the Arctic Circle, the giant Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, jointly launched by China and Russia, began operation on Friday, December 8, 2017. Located on the Yamal Peninsula, the Yamal LNG plant is the world's largest natural gas development, liquefaction, transportation, and sale project in the Arctic region, and is also the first large oversea energy project since the Belt and Road Initiative was proposed in 2013. The project was developed by JSC Yamal LNG. Russia’s natural gas producer Novatek owns 50.1 percent stake in the company while French energy provider Total S.A. and China National Petroleum Corporation own 20 percent each. The China-proposed Silk Road Fund has signed an agreement to purchase 9.9 percent stake. According to Xinhua News Agency, the 27-billion-US dollar Yamal LNG plant has been designed to start with a production capacity of 5.5 million tons per year. It’s expected to ultimately have three production lines by 2019 with a total capacity of 16.5 million tons of LNG per year. In the meantime, the three lines will supply 4 million tons of LNG to China every year, China Central Television reported. As the important pivot of the so-called “Silk Road on Ice," the Yamal LNG project also opens a shortcut between the Asia Pacific and the Europe through the Arctic. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said it might be able to achieve the transportation of LNG from Russia to Norway in just 17 days without icebreakers, and that the project will change the structure of the global energy transportation. (CRI ONLINE)