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Amorepacific boosts business expansion in the Philippines

Global beauty giant, Amorepacific entering the Philippines market Its global brands -- innisfree and LANEIGE -- make their official debut after the establishment of a local branch office Amorepacific moving ahead with its vision of becoming a Great Company through business expansion in the ASEAN region SEOUL, South Korea and MANILA, the Philippines, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Global beauty giant Amorepacific announced its full-scale business expansion in the Philippines with its two global brands -- innisfree and LANEIGE -- as front-runners on December 13. Amorepacific established Amorepacific Philippines in Metro Manila, the capital region of the Philippines, in August and opened the first store of its global naturalism beauty brand, innisfree, in SM Mall of Asia, the largest shopping mall in Manila, last month. This was then followed up with the official store opening of its global premium brand LANEIGE in SM Makati Department Store, the shopping hub of Manila, on December 13. innisfree Store in Manila, the Philippines   innisfree Store in Manila, the Philippines   Laneige Store in Manila, the Philippines   Laneige Store in Manila, the Philippines   LANEIGE also entered the largest e-commerce channels in the Philippines including Lazada along with the opening of its bricks-and-mortar store to expand its online reach for customers all around the archipelago which consists of many islands. Its star products are the worldwide hit, Lip Sleeping Mask, ranked top in the lip category at Sephora US and Australia, as well as Water Sleeping Mask and Water Bank collection. LANEIGE plans to expand both its online and offline channels in 2019. The Philippines with a population of over 107 million has great potential for growth. Amorepacific is particularly targeting the premium beauty market which is growing quickly along with the rising popularity of K-beauty. By expanding into this promising market, Amorepacific aims to strengthen its presence in the ASEAN region, which is one of the important strategic business regions for the company. Amorepacific has so far run its business successfully in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. Amorepacific Group is the largest global beauty company in Korea with 73 years of history and is the leader of Korean beauty (also known as K-beauty), the hottest beauty trend in the world beyond North America, Europe and Asia. Ranked in the Forbes' list of the 100 most innovative companies for four consecutive years, Amorepacific has been committed to developing customer-centered innovative technologies based on the corporate philosophy of Asian Beauty[1]. The company has brought its original, innovative products to the world including cushion foundation, overnight mask(sleeping mask) and boosting serum, which have all created new beauty categories in the global beauty market and changed the beauty routine of women all around the world. "We are glad to finally make our way into the Philippines market and respond to its increasing need for our brands. Through our differentiated, innovative products and premium brands, we will spread Asian Beauty across the Philippines and satisfy the local customers," said Robin Na, the head of Amorepacific ASEAN RHQ. [1] Corporate philosophy to create a more beautiful world through harmony between inner and outer beauty based on a deep understanding of nature and humans, combined with Amorepacific's original, innovative technology About Amorepacific Established in 1945, Amorepacific is the largest beauty company in Korea committed to spreading Asian Beauty across the world in the pursuit of harmony between humans and nature, and inner and outer beauty. With over 20 brands spanning beauty, personal care and health care, Amorepacific has led global beauty trends with top quality products combining natural Asian indigenous ingredients and advanced biotechnology through continuous R&D efforts for customers in Asia, North America, Europe and beyond. Photo - Photo - Photo - Photo - Logo -

Hilton Announces South East Asia Year-End Sale

Up to 25% discounts on all Hilton hotels in South East Asia KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Holidaymakers looking to make the most of their vacations in 2019 can expect to secure stays at great prices at some of the world's most recognized hotels and resorts with Hilton's year-end sale. Hilton Year End Sale Starting today until 2 February 2019, travelers can book to stay at any of Hilton's 40 hotels and resorts across South East Asia and enjoy up to 25% off room rates. Stays are valid from 15 December to 30 September 2019. Guests looking for a last minute festive getaway, an escape to sunnier climates or a city-break will have themselves spoilt for choice during this period. Whether their preference is to discover the rich history of the Philippines after a sumptuous breakfast at Hilton Manila; return to Millennium Hotel Bangkok for a gastronomic dinner after a day out visiting sacred sites in Thailand or selecting from twelve world-class restaurants including a cheese bar and the country's first undersea restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island to unwind at after a day out, there is something for everyone. Discounts up to 25% are available to Hilton Honors members; non-members enjoy discounts up to 15%. Guests who have not signed up with Hilton Honors can register to become a member of Hilton's award-winning loyalty program when they book directly through Hilton's own booking channels. Hilton Honors members will have instant access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi across all its hotels. Find out more at: SEA Year End Sale About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 16 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world's most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world's best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 82 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. About Hilton Honors Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton's 16 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else, and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With nearly 82 million members, Hilton Honors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, and items on Amazon Shop with Points; make charitable contributions; or gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform (, such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation®, and race experiences with McLaren Racing. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting Connect with Hilton Honors at, and follow Hilton Honors on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Photo -

XPENG G3 Launches in China

Smart features to set the benchmark for the new era of AI cars Base price of RMB 227,800 before subsidies offer attractive value to users The XPILOT 2.5 autonomous driving assistant achieves full auto parking in the broadest range of parking scenarios among mass production EV models Self-developed X-mart OS enables seamless over-the-air (OTA) upgrades A suite of 16 active safety features provides powerful safety protections superior to its peers First in its class to provide facial-recognition sensors, enabling facial recognition payment and driver fatigue alert via OTA upgrades GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- XPENG Motors today officially launches its commercial model, the XPENG G3, at a ceremony that marks a new chapter for the leading Chinese technology and electric vehicle company.   He Xiaopeng, Chairman and CEO of XPENG Motors at the G3 launch ceremony. The remarkably intelligent and high performance 5-seater SUV, offered at a price range of RMB 227,800 to 257,800 before subsidies, presents a combination of best-in-class smart features, specs and attractive value which has led its average weekly pre-sales number to increase by nine-fold in November from August 2018.      The XPENG G3 roll-out in China "Today is a milestone for XPENG Motors. We are proud to deliver a truly intelligent, stylish and more importantly reliable and affordable electric car to our customers," says CEO and Chairman He Xiaopeng. "The XPENG G3 is to set the benchmark for the new era of AI-empowered vehicles. Our self-developed innovative features, many of which are first-of-its-kind, are intended for China's unique user behaviors and road conditions. These will set us apart from others," says He as the company delivers the G3 to the first group of purchasers at the ceremony. "The automobile industry is undergoing a profound transition driven by two engines: electric and AI. We are seeing tremendous growth opportunity ahead of us. This is just the beginning," He says. Enabled by 23 sensors and cameras with 360° real-time perceptions, the XPILOT 2.5 autonomous driving assistant can achieve full auto parking in the broadest range of parking scenarios among mass production models, effectively addressing parking difficulties in China. The XPENG G3 is the first in its class to come with facial-recognition sensors, enabling facial-recognition payment, driver fatigue alert and heart-beat monitoring functions through OTA upgrades. The X-mart OS, a self-developed operating system, connects the G3 with the world, anytime, anywhere. It ensures seamless ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) and infotainment system, remote diagnostic and maintenance upgrades. The XPENG G3 is equipped with a suite of 16 active safety features, more powerful than any other model of its class. It has achieved the highest score among the same class EVs in the latest 2018 C-NCAP (China-New Car Assistant Program) safety assessment with an impressive 96.5% in active safety tests compared with the 38% requirement. The XPENG G3 comes with its self-developed double-layer structure battery pack, made of aerospace aluminum alloy to optimize its strength. Its liquid-cooled, constant-temperature three-element lithium battery pack has successfully passed the safety tests conducted by the China Automotive Engineering Research Institute with testing standards double the national requirements in China.  XPENG Motors has deployed extra resources to ensure data safety. It is the first among Chinese EV makers to install an independent data safety chip in the production model. The XPENG Motors – Haima Intelligent Plant, a state-of-the-art new factory where the G3 is produced, is equipped with 85% automated welding facilities, a 100% automated coating line and 273 smart robots. With an annual capacity of 150,000 units, the factory features 100 Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) on the final assembly line, delivering 90% of materials and parts automatically. Appendix Specs 1.889 sqm panoramic windshield 15.6 inch screen intelligent console Sport style seat with Nappa leather wrap Lightsaber LED daytime running light 351/365km NEDC range; 520/550km of range when constantly run at 60km/h 0-50km/h 3.7 seconds 11.9kwh/100km, 1°electrity for 6.94km 145 kW peak power 300N-m maximum torque 30 mins direct current super charging 5% - 80% First Chinese auto maker to operate a nation-wide super charging network 100 Super Charging Stations in over 10 tier-1 & tier-2 cities contracted by the end of 2018. 200 Super Charging Stations across 30 cities to start operation in 2019.   1,000 Super Charging Stations to be contracted over the next three years. Direct sales and service network 70 stores across nearly 30 cities expected to open in 2019 to service the cities where XPENG Motors vehicles will be sold.  END About XPENG Motors XPENG Motors is a leading Chinese technology and electric vehicle company that designs and manufactures automobiles that are seamlessly integrated with the Internet and utilize the latest advances in artificial intelligence. The company's initial backers include its Chairman He Xiaopeng, the founder of UCWeb Inc. and a former Alibaba executive. It was co-founded in 2014 by Henry Xia and He Tao, former senior executives at Guangzhou Auto with expertise in innovative automotive technology and R&D. It has received funding from prominent Chinese and international investors including Alibaba Group, Foxconn Group and IDG Capital. XPENG Motors is headquartered in Guangzhou, China. For more information, please visit the official website of XPENG Motors at:       View original content to download multimedia:

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)