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ICAP's 26th annual global Charity Day raises GBP 4.5 Million (USD 5.7 Million)

Actor Michael Tong Man Lung, ex-national footballer Aleksandar Duric, and actress Pamela Oei joined ICAP to raise money for over 100 charities across the globe SINGAPORE, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP, part of TP ICAP group, the world's largest interdealer broker, is pleased to announce that it raised GBP 4.5 million (USD 5.7m) on its 26th annual global Charity Day, held last Wednesday, December 5. Hong Kong actor Michael Tong (right) closing a deal on the phone in ICAP Singapore office during ICAP Charity Day on Wednesday 5 December 2018 In ICAP's Singapore office, Hong Kong actor Michael Tong Man Lung was joined by stars including ex-national footballer Aleksandar Duric, Singaporean actress and comedian Pamela Oei, Singaporean actress-host and former Nominated Member of Parliament Eunice Olsen, and Miss Singapore Universe 2002 Nuraliza Osman. Guests in London and New York included Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall and actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Douglas. The global event took place across 18 ICAP offices, where 100% of ICAP's revenues and brokers' commissions on the day are donated to charitable causes. Nicolas Breteau, Group Chief Executive Officer, TP ICAP, said: "I am delighted that this year's ICAP Charity Day raised GBP 4.5 million, bringing the total amount raised to almost GBP 145 million since the first Charity Day in 1993." "The incredible amount raised by our 26th annual Charity Day will make a significant difference to much needed projects and initiatives around the world." In Singapore the funds went to Children's Wishing Well, Beyond Social Services, AWARE and President's Challenge. A full list of the charities ICAP supported this year as well as more information about how ICAP's donation will make a difference can be found at The photo gallery of ICAP Charity Day 2018 can be found at    Background Information on Charity Day ICAP Charity Day was founded in 1993 to grow its charitable giving programme through an innovative fundraising initiative that would make a significant difference to charities. Made possible through its unique position in the financial markets, the Company and its brokers committed to donating all revenues and commissions on one day a year to a select group of charities around the world to guarantee that they would receive a sizeable contribution to fund much needed projects and initiatives. Now in its 26th year, ICAP, its customers and partners have collectively raised nearly GBP 140 million to date and supported more than 2,300 projects worldwide. About ICAP ICAP is a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services. ICAP matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, FX, emerging markets and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks, post trade risk mitigation and ICAP's information services which provide data across all key asset classes and offer innovative solutions for real-time, end-of-day and historical products. ICAP is a TP ICAP company. For further information, please visit Photo - Links :

iQIYI Original Content Picks up Multiple Honors at Asian Academy Creative Awards

BEIJING, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) ("iQIYI" or the "Company"), an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, today announced that its original video content won four awards at the inaugural 1st Annual Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA's) held in Singapore last week. iQIYI's variety show "Hot-Blood Dance Crew" was named the overall winner in the "Best Branded Programme or Series" category, "Beyond the Ocean" was recognized as "Best 3D Animated Programme or Series" in the China category and "Burning Ice" also picked up national awards for both "Best Direction (Fiction)" and "Best Drama Series". iQIYI Original Content Picks up Multiple Honors at Asian Academy Creative Awards The Asian Academy Creative Awards are hosted by Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority and the Singapore Media Festival. The influential awards recognize outstanding examples of content creation and media production throughout the Asia-Pacific region. "This recognition from the Asia Academy Creative Awards, one of the most influential awards programs in Asia, shows that iQIYI's model of investing across multiple video formats is gaining prominence across the world," said Chen Xiao, Vice President at iQIYI. "'Hot-Blood Dance Crew', 'Beyond the Ocean' and 'Burning Ice' represent some of our strongest IP, and it always a pleasure to see such quality work justifiably rewarded. iQIYI will remain committed to bringing our fans across the world the very best in video content." In recent years iQIYI original productions have gained increasing prominence overseas. "Burning Ice" was honored earlier this year at the New York International TV & Film Festival, where it picked up the Bronze award for Best Crime Drama. "Hot-Blood Dance Crew" has also been met with international popularity, becoming the first Chinese online variety program to stream simultaneously on Malaysia's major media Astro TV, and being distributed to Hong Kong's myTV SUPER, Singapore's Starhub TV, and the international streaming platform Rakuten Viki for North America. About iQIYI, Inc. iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) ("iQIYI" or the "Company") is an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China. Since its launch in April 2010, iQIYI's corporate DNA has combined creative talent with technology, fostering an environment for continuous innovation and the production of blockbuster content. iQIYI's platform features highly popular original content, as well as a comprehensive library of other professionally-produced content, partner-generated content and user-generated content. The Company distinguishes itself in the online entertainment industry by its leading technology platform powered by advanced AI, big data analytics and other core proprietary technologies. iQIYI attracts a massive user base with tremendous user engagement, and has developed a diversified monetization model including membership services, online advertising services, content distribution, live broadcasting, online games, IP licensing, online literature and e-commerce etc. For more information on iQIYI, please visit View original content to download multimedia: Links :

EasyRentCars Offering Perks for Holiday Season in Top Travel Destinations

HONG KONG, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With Christmas and New Year's Eve still half a month away, many travel enthusiasts have started arranging trips. Global car rental platform, EasyRentCars, is offering discounts of up to 50% on car rentals to enable more users enjoy their road-trips at lower costs. Additionally, users can take part in lucky draws. According to the big data, the top ten destinations for road-trips in  during the Christmas season are Orlando, Melboume, Los Angeles, Auckland, Brisbane, Miami, Sydney, London, Las Vegas and Christchurch. This year, EasyRentCars has cooperated with car rental companies, especially those in the popular destinations to offer discounts. For example, the discount offered from AUCAR, an Australian car rental company, and YesRental, a New Zealand rental company, are as high as 50%. To meet the varied needs of users, Reach Rental, which mainly provides luxury car models, also offers up to 20% discount. According to Zong Lin of EasyRentCars' operation team, "We want to do something more valuable for our users that is not just a cheap car rental." As such, until January 8, 2019 at 15:00 (PST), users can take part in Lucky Draw at Prizes to be won include iPhone Xs Max 256G, DJI Drone TELLO, and Free Car Rental around the World, among many other gifts. During the activity, customers only need to register and activate their accounts, and then click the start button. Every single user has two lucky draw opportunities. Moreover, users can use the official invitation link to invite friends to successfully register and activate their accounts too, which will give users more opportunities for prizes. EasyRentCars was founded in 2017. At present, the company provides services at more than 100,000 locations in more than 200 countries around the world. The company provides customer-centric services such as PriceDropProtector and 100% best price guarantee. The company also intends to change the traditional car rental industry and make car rental easier and cheaper. View original content:

The Belt and Road

2018 Silk Road Business Summit to be held in Zhangjiajie City on October 16, 2018

On September 29, the press conference of 2018 Silk Road Business Summit in Zhangjiajie city was successfully held in Changsha, Hunan Province. Leaders from the China Association for Friendship, Hunan Sub-council of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Zhangjiajie Municipal Government, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), and more than 30 mainstream media representatives attended the press conference. The announcement was made for the summit to be held in Zhangjiajie city on 16-17 October 2018. The summit is to actively respond to the Belt and Road Initiative, to build a multilateral economic and trade platform, to promote the formulation of international standards and the building-up of the Belt and Road brands, to explore the new mode of cultural exchange, to create the international tourist attractions, to facilitate the synergy of cultural industries, cultural undertakings, and cultural tourism as contribution to the development of a shared future for the world. The abundant resources of SRCIC will uplift Hunan province in its advantages in the Belt and Road construction and in its strategy of “Innovation Leads and Open Policies for Rise” to expedite Hunan province as an important inland hub of the Belt and Road.  The Zhangjiajie Summit is the 3rd silk road business summit organized by SRCIC, following the successful summits in 2016 and 2017. It’s the first summit with its venue in a city away from Xi’an. The summit in Zhangjiajie city will give a full play to the city’s unique natural resources, ecological culture, and its tourist economy.By report, Silk Road Urban Alliance Roundtable: Belt and Road International Cooperation on Tourism is scheduled at the summit. Themed with strengthening the tourist cooperation and facilitating the Belt and Road construction, the participants are expected to share views on setting up mechanisms for the Silk Road Urban Alliance and have in-depth discussion on promoting tourist and economic development. The summit will release consensuses, international standard proposals and tourist destination development strategies.Over the five years, the Belt and Road Initiative has gained strong support from the Belt and Road countries. International commercial associations and enterprises are important participants in the Belt and Road construction. SRCIC, one of the summit organizers, is the first transnational business confederation named after the Belt and Road and mainly composed of national chambers of commerce from the Belt and Road countries. Since its establishment in 2015, SRCIC is devoted to narrating the Belt and Road stories, initiating the Belt and Road voices, and facilitating the cultural exchanges in building up pragmatic platforms for win-win cooperation. Currently SRCIC has 129 organizational members from 79 countries, including state-level business organizations and millions of affiliated enterprises. SRCIC serves as a bridge connecting enterprises and governments, providing a cooperative platform between business associations and SRCIC members. It plays a vital role in advancing economic and social development with an emphasis on international collaboration and global governance.According to the plan, the annual silk road business summits are to be held in different SRCIC member countries for bigger influence and popularity, and for building up more cooperative platforms to benefit SRCIC commercial association members and enterprise members. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)


Belt and Road Initiative paves way for win-win cooperation between China and Czech

By APD Writer He WeiIn July last year, the first China-EU freight train departed from Prague, captial of Czech,to Yiwu, a city in east China’s Zhejang Province. The new cargo train service marked the official launch of “the Belt and Road Initiative” in Czech. Thanks to joint efforts of both sides, the economic and trade ties between China and Czech Republic is heading for a bright future.During the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in May 2017, two months before the opening, China signed the Memorandum of Understanding to Jointly Coordinate and Promote Cooperation and Project Implementation with Czech. According to the memorandum, more efforts will be made to set up a China-Czech Cooperation Center under the Belt and Road initiative, a key project bank and a cooperation platform, integrate domestic and foreign resources, as well as adjoin and implement projects On the sidelines of the The Working Conference of China-Czech Jointly Coordinating and Monitoring Cooperation Plan and Projects under the Framework of the “Belt and Road Initiative”, Liu Jielei, vice chairman of the Czech-China Friendship Association, told the Asia Pacific Daily (APD) that besides geographic advantage, Czech enjoys a sound investment environment because of its stable domestic policies, friendly policy toward China, lower business taxes and labor cost than that of in other European countries.The "Yixin’ou (Yiwu-Xinjiang-Europe) cargo train, which began in Yiwu, was hailed as an important bridge linking Asian and European continents and a signficiant achievement in the early stage of the initative by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Xu Jie, general manager of Rongsheng Travelling (Czech) Investment Co., Ltd., said because of its important location, they have launched two projects including the Czech-Chinese Technology Business District (CCTBD) project and the South Moravia Chinese Herbal Spa Project in Prague during the past two years, stressing that initial success has been achieved thanks to the initiative.Transalated by Hu Yahui(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)