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GAC Motor Celebrates 10th Anniversary with the Release of New Brand Essence

GUANGZHOU, China, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- GAC Motor, China's fastest-growing automaker, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the release of a new brand culture and brand essence, "The Road to Greatness", heralding a new era in China's automobile industry as they aim to push innovation beyond current limits. GAC Motor's new brand essence - The Road to Greatness. In the past year, GAC Motor launched a series of corporate brand and culture upgrading projects, which included interviews with key stakeholders, to re-evaluate the development of GAC Motor's brand, core competitiveness, corporate culture and brand image. "From the very beginning, with the inception of the brand, GAC Motor has aimed high. After 10 years of development, the company has been able to set a new benchmark of high-quality manufacturing in China," said Yu Jun, President of GAC Motor at the 10th anniversary event. "Nonetheless, the global automotive industry is forever changing. With a new technological and industrial revolution on the horizon, there will be new challenges, new goals and higher requirements for the company as we go into the next 10 years." GAC Motor announces its new brand essence - The Road to Greatness - at the event. To face these challenges and to push development ever forward, GAC Motor has launched a new corporate culture and brand image aimed at providing a solid foundation for manufacturing, future product development fit for a global-scale operation. Yu Jun said as he announced the new brand culture and corporate values of GAC Motor under the brand essence "The Road to Greatness" during the event. Yu Jun, President of GAC Motor As the first self-owned brand of the Guangzhou Automobile Group, GAC Motor was established on July 21, 2008. Over the past ten years, GAC Motor has gathered the world's top R&D talents with the aim of creating a world-class manufacturing system; becoming the first Chinese automaker to cover the mid- to high-end sedan, SUV and minivan markets with a complete layout of luxury Class C vehicles. Standing firm on a strategy of 'quality first' to win the trust and credibility of customers, GAC Motor has ranked first among all Chinese brands in the J.D. Power Asia Pacific's China Initial Quality Study (IQS) for five consecutive years. GAC Motor's GS4 has been the highest-ranked Chinese domestic compact SUV in J.D. Power IQS for two consecutive years. Since its establishment, GAC Motor is actively participating in social projects. It has served as the official service vehicles for various international events such as the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games and the 2017 Fortune Global Forum. In addition, GAC Motor signed a memorandum of cooperation with Sanjiangyuan National Park Administration and WWF on a project to co-build China's first national park, aiming at realizing a harmonious co-existence between mankind and the nature. Internationally, GAC Motor has established a global sales and service network operational in 15 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, with R&D Centers in Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles entering into operation in 2017 and 2018 respectively; Showcasing their R&D achievements and latest products at international auto shows such as NAIAS, GAC Motor also became the first Chinese brand to present at NADA, demonstrating to the world GAC Motor's promotion of internationalization. "GAC Motor is a company on the move. The successes of our first 10 years have laid the foundation for our next phase of development," said Yu. "Our goals for next decade will be driven by our core values, 'Dare to dream, have courage and keep striving'. 'Dare to dream' is to forge ahead with the goal of being the leader in our industry; 'have courage' is to take the responsibility to build top cars for our consumers; 'keep striving' is to keep up momentum with continuous progress". In the future, through unremitting and vigorous efforts in innovation and sticking to a quality-first principle, GAC Motor will be committed to the mission of bringing global consumers an enjoyable life of mobility About GAC Motor Founded in 2008, Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor CO., LTD (GAC Motor) is a subsidiary of GAC Group which ranks the 202nd among the Fortune Global 500 companies. The company develops and manufactures premium quality vehicles, engines, components and auto accessories. GAC Motor has now ranked the first among all Chinese brands for five consecutive years in J.D. Power Asia Pacific's China Initial Quality Study SM (IQS), demonstrating the company's quality-centric strategy from innovative research and development (R&D), manufacturing to supply chain and sales & services. For more information, please visit: Facebook:  Instagram:  Twitter: Media Contact: Sukie Wong +86-186-8058-2829 Photo - Photo - -

Nexen Tire Sponsors the International Champions Cup USA for Two Consecutive Years

Nexen Tire sponsors the American leg of the International Champions Cup, one of the world's preeminent pre-season soccer tournament, for the second year in a row Nexen Tire's logo to be exposed to global soccer fans through LED advertisement boards, the pre-match player line-up arch, as well as, a new feature, 3D carpet advertisement Marketing effects expected to double with the company sponsoring both the tournament and Manchester City FC, the champions of English Premier League 2017/18 SEOUL, South Korea, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexen Tire, a leading global tire manufacturer and the Official Tour Partner of Manchester City Football Club (Manchester City) has announced that the company is officially sponsoring the '2018 International Champions Cup (ICC)' in the United States for the second consecutive year. The 2018 ICC, which began on July 20, runs until August 11 (All times Eastern) across America, Europe and Singapore. Nexen Tire Sponsors the International Champions Cup USA for Two Consecutive Years Nexen Tire aims to continue enhancing its position in the market through this sponsorship by presenting itself on a world stage where many of the prestigious European football clubs will be competing. Continuing from last year, the company has been presenting its logo to the global audience through LED advertisement boards installed in all the stadiums where matches are being held. The pre-match player line-up arch, where players standby before the match, is also once again being branded with Nexen Tire's logo for all of Manchester City's games. Nexen Tire presented the branded pre-match player line-up arch during Manchester City's first game against Dortmund which was held on July 20 at Soldier Field, Chicago. In addition to these extended sponsoring rights, as a new feature this year, Nexen Tire's logo will be exposed through 3D carpet advertisement during two major matches including the Manchester City VS Liverpool game on July 25 at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford and the other game to be held at Hard Rock Stadium on July 31 in Miami. Nexen Tire's logo will be placed on the ground near the goalposts, which will look like an advertising signage when captured by a TV camera and will be aired live to international television audiences throughout these two matches. "Nexen Tire recognizes the US as one of the critical markets for our global growth," said Jong Sun Kim, CEO & President of Nexen Tire America. "In addition to our sponsorship of the 2018 ICC and Manchester City's ICC tour, we will be utilizing our strategic marketing platforms to further strengthen relationships with our global business partners in the US by inviting them to join us for the 2018 ICC." Nexen Tire's marketing effect is expected to double, with its position as the Official Sleeve Partner of Manchester City. The club will be participating in the 2018 ICC in playing shirts with left sleeves emblazoned with Nexen Tire logo. Manchester City has presented the logo of the English Premier League's first ever sleeve sponsor on the left sleeves of the playing shirts since the 2017/18 season, when English Premier League had decided to approve sleeve advertising for the first time in the league's history. Many soccer fans are excited about the 2018 ICC, continuing with the global soccer fever from the 2018 Russian World Cup. Nexen Tire plans to use this global momentum to strengthen its international marketing initiatives, reaching out to its global fans and consumers hand in hand with its strategic partner, Manchester City. About Manchester City Football Club Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club whose roots began in East Manchester in 1880 as St Mark's West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners' Cup, four League Championship titles, including two Premier League titles, and five FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of four teams comprising the City Football Group and counts New York City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F-Marinos among its sister clubs. Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and Champions' League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a world-leading first team training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women's Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games. For more information, please visit About Nexen Tire Nexen Tire, established in 1942, is a global tire manufacturer headquartered in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, and in Seoul, South Korea. Nexen Tire, one of the world's fastest growing tire manufacturers, works with 416 dealers based in 136 countries around the world (as of April 2018) and owns three manufacturing plants – two in Korea (Yangsan and Changnyeong) and one in Qingdao, China. Another plant in Zatec, the Czech Republic will be operational by 2018. Nexen Tire produces tires for passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks with advanced technology and excellence in design. The company also focuses on producing UHP tires, which are based on advanced technologies. Nexen Tire supplies OE tires to global car makers in various countries around the world. For more information, please visit About the International Champions The International Champions Cup is the world's premier summer soccer tournament organized by Relevent Sports, featuring the best clubs from around the world. A staple property of Relevent Sports and RSE Ventures, the International Champions Cup works with leading sponsors such as Heineken®, Nike, Ally, and Nexen Tire among others, to bring the best in soccer to iconic sports venues across North America, Europe and China. The International Champions Cup has hosted some of the most iconic matchups in the world, including the two most attended soccer matches in U.S. history. First came when Real Madrid C.F. and Manchester United F.C. drew 109,318 fans to Michigan Stadium at the University of Michigan. Real Madrid C.F. returned to the "Big House" to take on Chelsea F.C. in front of 105,826 fans, second all-time, as part of the 2016 tournament. The International Champions Cup has also hosted the most attended soccer matches in Minnesota (64,101 at U.S. Bank Stadium) and Ohio (86,641 at Ohio Stadium) state history. In its four-year history, Real Madrid C.F., Manchester United F.C., Juventus F.C. and Paris Saint-Germain F.C. have all won installments of the tournament. View original content with multimedia: Links :

World's biggest dam is fertile ground for rare plants

On top of the 185-meter high dam of the world's largest hydroelectric project, endangered plants are having a field day.The Three Gorges area on the Yangtze River, in central China's Hubei Province, is home to many rare and endemic plants.Due to the rising water level in the reservoir and increasing human activity, manyspecies were under threat. To mitigate the effect on the environment, China Three Gorges Corporation has invested nearly 100 million yuan (14.8 million US dollars) since 2007 to establish a rare plant research institute.The institute has two research bases that cover nearly 700,000 square meters, including two research buildings, six nurseries and six intelligent greenhouses, according to Huang Guiyun, an engineer at the institute.Thanks to their efforts, over 18,000 plants belonging to 436 species have been transplanted to the bases. Myricaria laxiflora and Adiantum reniforme, two endemic plants that were once completely submerged, have been saved. About 22,000 plants of the two species are growing in the base."All the rare plants that were once affected by the Three Gorges project have been saved," Huang said.By the end of 2020, the institute will expand the number of protected species to 1,000, and gradually replace the current common green plants with rare and endemic ones in the 12.8-square-km dam area."Visitors to the Three Gorges will not only have a glimpse of the spectacular dam but also have an unforgettable tour of the botanical garden," Huang said.(XINHUA)

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2018 Belt and Road International Forum held in Beijing

Masood Khalid, Pakistani Ambassador to China, speaks at 2018 Belt and Road International Forum in Beijing on June 28.The Belt and Road International Forum was held in Beijing on June 28, with the theme of “The Win-Win of the Belt and Road Initiative”. Nearly 200 Chinese and foreign guests attended, including officials, diplomatic envoys, experts and think tanks.Topics of discussion included international economic cooperation corridors, economic integration, regional connectivity, and cultural exchange.At the forum, the BRI Think-tank Alliance Presentation Platform, BRI Entrepreneurs’ Alliance and the BRI Fund of Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation were launched. "The Belt and Road" Think-Tank Alliance Presentation Platform is also launched here today in Beijing.“The Belt and Road” Think-Tank Alliance Presentation Platform aims to draw on the wisdom of the Belt and Road Initiative through further interactions with experts from various research institutions at home and abroad. It will conduct policy analysis, political consultation as well as sharing platforms for information, resource and achievement.Wang Xiaohui, Editor-in-Chief of CIIC, believes this platform will promote win-win cooperation among Asia, Europe and Africa by carrying out the Silk Road spirit of peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit.”“By facilitating exchanges between entrepreneurs and think-tank experts, we mobilize domestic and foreign experts to make targeted subject research and risk assessment reports on enterprise investment projects, provide “one - to -one” strategic consultation, to help solve their problems when going aboard, “he said. Honored guests jointly launch "The Belt and Road Entrepreneurs' Alliance" in Beijing, June 28th. “The Belt and Road” Entrepreneurs Alliance was co-established by CIIC, China World Peace Foundation (CWPF) and Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation (BJIPCF), and supported by China Enterprise Confederation and China Enterprise Directors Association. It will promote business case and experience sharing, inviting experts to give lectures, issuing country-level big data reports, holding analysis report on overseas investment environment and Belt and Road entrepreneurs forum, etc, as a move to enhance global cooperation on production capacity and help Chinese enterprises go global.Li Fugen, Vice President of CIIC, said that under the principles of policy, infrastructure, trade, financial and people-to-people connectivity, the Alliance will draw on information, resources, capital, business opportunities and talents to facilitate enterprises to increase visibility in global market. He also disclosed that this alliance would maintain close connection with embassies to China. Projects recommend by the embassies will be assigned to entrepreneurs by "The Belt and Road" Fund of Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation, co-initiated by Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation, Beijing Jiangyin Enterprise Chamber of Commerce, and ZZ HD Health Industry Group, is also launched here today. “The Belt and Road” Fund of Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation was co-initiated by Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation (BJIPCF), Beijing Jiangyin Enterprise Chamber of Commerce, and ZZ HD Health Industry Group. With the funds donated by entrepreneurs, more favorable environment will be fostered for cultural exchanges among countries along the Belt and Road, thus advancing the Belt and Road Initiative and win - win cooperation.the most urgent one. For that reason, the Foundation will play an active role in providing investment and financing support for and preventing risks in economic and trade cooperation, bilateral or multilateral connectivity.The forum was co-hosted by China Internet Information Center (CIIC), China World Peace Foundation (CWPF), Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation (BJIPCF) and Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU); jointly organized by and China Development Gateway, and supported by Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Belt and Road Research Institute of Beijing Normal University, ZZ HD Health Industry Group and Beijing Hanyihuang Cloisonne Crafts Co. Ltd. (XINHUA)


Work conference held in Yiwu for China, Czech to coordinate their efforts in promoting Belt and Road Initiative cooperation

By APD Writer He Wei The conference, which jointly organized by the western development department of the National Development and Reform Commission and the second foreign policy department of the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade kicked off on June 6, 2018. It is of great significance in implementing the plan for China-Czech cooperation and promoting bilateral communication and cooperation. Both sides took a review on the development of the plan and held a talk over the cooperation prospects on trade, finance, think tank and projects. The priority work of the China and Czech cooperation in the next phase was discussed during the conference.Both sides reached an agreement on enhancing the cooperation on the field of policy coordination, facility connectivity, economic and trade, investment, finance and culture aiming at boosting the economy of both countries and benefiting the people. Almost 100 people from government officials, financial institutions, think tanks  and enterprises of both countries attended the conference.(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)