School denies protest link as revamp cash pulled

A secondary school which has missed out on a multimillion-dollar redevelopment insisted on Wednesday it's always groomed pupils to be law-abiding and non-violent. Wa Ying College found itself at the centre of controversy after a lawmaker intimated it was linked to the 2019 protests. The government had proposed to spend...

‘Business as usual’ for Art Basel after security law

The Art Basel contemporary art fair opened in Hong Kong on Wednesday, offering a combination of physical and virtual shows as many art collectors and curators were not able to travel to the city because of Covid-19 restrictions. The annual fair, which also has versions in Basel, Switzerland, and in...

中集車輛A股創業板IPO獲註冊批文

HONG KONG, May 19, 2021 - (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) - 證監會公告中集車輛(集團)股份有限公司(下稱「中集車輛」或「集團」,股票代號:1839.HK)創業板IPO獲准註冊。中集車輛是全球半掛車和專用車高端製造領導者,2019年7月在香港聯交所上市。2020年上半年,隨著創業板註冊制改革深化落地,中集車輛啟動創業板上市征程,並於同年12月25日過會。招股書披露,本次中集車輛擬發行股份不超過3.1億股,擬募資人民幣20億元,募集資金主要投向高端製造體系建設。本次獲准註冊,也意味著中集車輛將正式成為“A+H”的全球半掛車和專用車高端製造第一股。上半年收入增長或超四成 中國市場基本盤韌性十足2020年,雖然面對疫情等複雜環境,中集車輛仍然實現營業收入265.0億元人民幣,同比增長達13.3%,收入規模創歷史新高。在2020年營業收入創歷史新高的基礎上,中集車輛招股書披露,2021年上半年營業收入預計將達到145.1億元-162.0億元人民幣,同比增長29.1%-44.1%。依然處於高速增長狀態。中集車輛預計,得益於中國市場的卓越表現,中集車輛國內三大主要業務均處於高景氣的增長期。半掛車業務方面,受惠於GB7258等國家標準、政策法規的實施,以及物流運輸市場的高速增長,中集車輛中國半掛車業務增長穩定。以快遞業務為例,2020年,中國快遞業務量超過830億件,2015年至今年複合增長率達32.2%。今年1-4月,全國快遞服務企業業務量已累計完成304.3億件,同比增長59.9%。今年四個月的業務量已經逼近2016年全年總數。專用車上裝業務方面,隨著基建投資規模穩步加大,重卡銷量已經實現“十三連增”。同時,中集車輛採取與上汽紅岩、陝汽等重要主機廠展開戰略合作,推動與重點客戶的深度綁定,取得了良好的效果。2020年,中集車輛專用車上裝業務收入達到101.6億元人民幣,同比增長達37.8%,成為中集車輛又一個百億級業務。冷藏廂式車廂體業務方面,受惠於中國生鮮冷鏈物流市場的發展,增長顯著。中國科學院院士周遠曾介紹說,發達國家冷鏈流通率基本達到85%以上,而中國只有19%;中國預冷果蔬占比一般為10%,而發達國家高達95%至100%。伴隨生鮮電商這一巨大發展空間的開啟,冷鏈物流的需求正在激增。數據顯示,僅2020年上半年中國冷鏈物流相關的企業註冊量同比增長52%。而在上游車輛設備供應方面,中集車輛技術與市場份額領先。“高端製造體系”全面落地 行業領導者地位穩固2013年,中集車輛半掛車業務首次達到全球第一,此後至今,一直穩居全球半掛車業務冠軍寶座,成為中國製造品牌在全球的代表之一。成為世界冠軍的第二年,也就是2014年,中集車輛就開始打造“高端製造體系”,並在東莞建設了行業首個“燈塔工廠”。“高端製造體系”是對傳統製造體系的革新,改變行業技術水準低,勞動力密集、勞動強度大的現狀,轉為利用高新技術和高端裝備進行自動化、智能化的生產,達到高質量、高利用率、高效率、低污染的生產目標。到目前為止,中集車輛已經在全球範圍內建成13家半掛車“燈塔工廠”、6家專用車上裝“燈塔工廠”、2家冷藏廂式車廂體“燈塔工廠”。在海外,中集車輛在2019年已初步完成集裝箱骨架車、廂式半掛車和冷藏半掛車在北美的製造產線建設與升級,2020年按計劃完成集裝箱骨架車和冷藏半掛車在歐洲的製造產線建設與升級。在2021年初,美國和加拿大冷藏半掛車工廠也已經分別投產,採用的均為中集車輛高端製造體系生產模式。借助“跨洋經營,當地製造”的經營模式,中集車輛海外工廠正積極優化全球佈局,不斷擴大競爭優勢。在高端製造體系的加持下,近年來,中集車輛營業收入創歷史新高的同時,保持了高質量的增長,主要污染物排放幾乎沒有增長,甚至在大幅下降。招股書顯示,2018-2020年,中集車輛生產過程中廢氣(VOCs)排放減少了33.6%,廢漆渣排放減少了14.7%,其他危險廢棄物排放86.1%。2020年,中集車輛制訂了2020-2022全面打造中集車輛高端製造體系的工作計劃。中集車輛將通過持續保持對燈塔工廠建設和升級的投入,以推動實現全面的生產自動化、智慧化和數字化。以此使行業從傳統的勞動密集型生產,轉向自動化程度更高的模塊化、標準化及環保化生產,帶領全行業的高端製造轉型。關於中集車輛(集團)股份有限公司 中集車輛(集團)股份有限公司,按「Global Trailer」2020年全球半掛車產量排名為全球第一的半掛車生產企業。在全球主要市場開展七大類半掛車的生産、銷售及售後市場服務,除此之外,本集團還在中國積極開展專用車的上裝生產和專用車的整車銷售。同時,本集團也是中國領先的冷藏廂式車上裝的生產企業。半掛車産品綫主要包括集裝箱骨架車、平板車、側簾半掛車、廂式半掛車、冷藏半掛車、罐式半掛車及其他特種類別半掛車;上裝產品線主要包括城市渣土車上裝和水泥攪拌車。在中國市場的銷售品牌主要包括「通華」、「華駿」、「深揚帆」、「瑞江汽車」、 「淩宇汽車」、「梁山東丘」等,在北美,公司的銷售品牌主要包括「Vanguard」、「CIE」等知名品牌;在歐洲,本公司運營「SDC」和「LAG」兩個歷史悠久的知名品牌。集團擁有代表著中國智慧製造實力的「燈塔工廠」,並致力於産品標準化、數位化與模組化設計生産,積極推動中國掛車合規化與高品質的産業升級。 Copyright 2021 亞太商訊. All rights reserved. (via SEAPRWire)

Govt to consider allowing under 16s to get Covid jabs

The government said on Wednesday that it will consider allowing younger children to receive Covid-19 vaccines, as long as this is proven to be scientifically safe. At the moment, those aged 16 and above are able to get the BioNTech vaccine, while people 18 and over can take the Sinovac...

Anticancer Agent “Remitoro Intravenous Drip Infusion 300 microgram” (Denileukin Diftitox (Genetical Recombination)) Launched in Japan

Tokyo, May 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has launched the anticancer agent "Remitoro® for Intravenous Drip Infusion 300μg" (Denileukin Diftitox (Genetical Recombination)) with the indications of relapsed or refractory Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma (PTCL) and relapsed or refractory Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma...

和暄資本任命摩根大通前亞太投資銀行部執行董事張夢涵擔任總裁及管理合夥人

HONG KONG, May 19, 2021 - (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) - 5月18日,和暄資本宣佈任命張夢涵(Henry Zhang)先生為和暄資本總裁及管理合夥人。和暄資本創始人項與秋先生與總裁張夢涵先生張夢涵先生擁有豐富的華爾街投資銀行經歷,曾先後擔任摩根大通亞太投資銀行部執行董事,負責中國交通、物流及企業科技行業投行業務;摩根士丹利中國投資銀行部副總裁兼運營官;以及瑞士銀行亞太投資銀行部副董事。在其投行生涯中先後主導和參與了60多單、總計超過600億美元的IPO、並購、股票定增、可轉債、債券發行等專案。其中包括美團點評42億美元香港上市(全球有史以來最大的社區電商IPO)、中通快遞14億美元美國上市(2016年最大的美股IPO)、中銀租賃11億美元的香港上市(全球歷史上最大的租賃IPO)、順豐433億元借殼鼎泰新材上市等眾多明星IPO項目。同時張夢涵先生作為資深並購顧問專家,主導了中國諸多具有里程碑意義的跨境並購,並在重要談判中發揮了關鍵性的作用,其中包括代表順豐收購嘉裡物流51.8%的股份、代表山東高速以及香港富泰金融收購法國圖盧茲機場、出售土耳其第三大港口伊斯坦布爾Kumport給由招商局、中遠以及中國主權基金中投組成的中方財團、出售義大利最大的高速公路運營商Autostrade perl‘Italia的少數股權給中國主權基金絲路基金、代表招商局港口收購法國達飛輪船CMA CGM旗下的全球10個港口資產的49%股權等等。其中多個重大並購交易作為中國一帶一路戰略的標誌性專案,獲得了多國領導人的鑒簽。和暄資本創始人、董事長兼CEO項與秋(Sean Xiang)表示:“張夢涵先生深耕中國及國際資本市場十餘年,擁有豐富的跨行業投資經驗。我們相信憑藉其獨到的投資眼光及傑出的項目挖掘能力,一定能夠助力和暄資本發展成為亞洲領先的私募股權基金。我非常期待與張先生攜手,帶領團隊繼續堅定投資中國新經濟領域的龍頭企業,為我們的投資者持續創造優異的回報。”張夢涵(Henry Zhang)表示:“在過去的四年時間裡,和暄資本成為了亞洲地區最高速增長的私募股權投資平臺之一,令人欽佩。和暄資本的核心高管團隊均來自華爾街知名機構。非常榮幸能夠加入和暄,期待與行業內最有經驗的同仁攜手合作。”和暄資本是亞洲地區快速增長的新經濟領域投資集團之一,總部位於香港,並在上海設有辦公室。從2017年成立至今,管理資產規模已超過10億美元。至今已成功投資20個明星股權專案,單筆投資金額在數千萬美元至上億美元,其中騰訊音樂(TME.US)、陸金所(LU.US)、360數科(QFIN.US)、平安金融壹賬通(OCFT.US)已在美股上市,預計2021年還將有包括喜馬拉雅、微醫在內的至少5家被投企業實現海外上市。和暄資本專注於投資中國新經濟領域的龍頭企業,其他被投企業包括Airwallex、商湯、地平線、醫聯、平安醫保科技、好大夫線上、體素科技等。 Copyright 2021 亞太商訊. All rights reserved. (via SEAPRWire)

Police arrest 106 in prostitution, trafficking bust

The police said on Tuesday they had smashed a human trafficking and prostitution syndicate, and arrested 106 people in a joint operation with Guangdong authorities. Officers said 35 of those arrested were sex workers from the mainland who were smuggled into Hong Kong by syndicate members. Senior superintendent Ho Chun-tung...

Govt sets up new committee to vet medical schools

The government said on Tuesday a new committee will compile a list of up to 100 overseas medical schools to be recognised in Hong Kong, paving the way for permanent residents who studied medicine outside the SAR to return to the city and help ease a chronic shortage of doctors....

Six activists denied bail over 2019 protest

The District Court on Tuesday denied bail for six veteran pro-democracy activists who pleaded guilty to organising an unauthorised protest on October 1, 2019, as they await their sentences. Upon an application by the Department of Justice, Judge Amanda Woodcock revoked the bail of former lawmakers Albert Ho, Yeung Sum,...

Civil servants could face a pay cut, survey shows

Civil service unions have called on the administration to introduce a pay freeze, after the latest report by the official Pay Trend Survey Committee suggested pay cuts of up to 2.04 percent for government staff. The government-appointed panel on Tuesday recommended salary decreases of 0.68 percent for junior civil servants,...

Incoming bishop tight-lipped on political issues

The incoming bishop of Hong Kong Stephen Chow on Tuesday said he is not afraid of commenting on controversial political issues, but believes “prudence is also a virtue”, as he sidestepped a number of contentious questions related to Beijing. Chow was named by Pope Francis as the new leader of...

CE defends land supply policy amid CY criticism

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday responded to criticism of the city’s civil service by her predecessor CY Leung, who accused government workers of dragging their feet on housing problems. Leung, who served as chief executive in the five years prior to Lam’s appointment in mid-2017, said civil servants lack...

Last Yue Man Square tenant squeezed out

The last store standing in Kwun Tong's Yue Man Square – a decades-old fruit juice shop – is being evicted on Tuesday to make way for a major redevelopment project undertaken by the Urban Renewal Authority. The elderly owner of the shop, surnamed Cheung, told RTHK that she's been holding...

‘People’s safety comes before reopening borders’

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has brushed aside concerns that Hong Kong is too slow in reopening its borders, saying while her administration does want to resume cross-border travel, it must not sacrifice the safety of Hong Kong people. Her comment on Tuesday comes a day after the government announced a...

Jimmy Lai asset freeze strengthens HK’s status: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday dismissed what she called "attacks from western media" on Hong Kong's status as an international financial centre, saying the move to freeze the assets of jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai strengthens – rather than undermines – the city’s position. Last Friday, authorities used provisions...

The Impact of Cryptocurrency Adoption on Government

Ireland, May 19, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Cryptocurrency use is growing exponentially, and governments may want to consider the benefits. Why are blockchain and cryptocurrency so popular right now? Why have business whales and finance execs invested large cash reserves into cryptocurrency? They hope to benefit from...