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eituan Dianping, China’s leading on-demand online service provider, is the youngest among China’s 10 most powerful businesspeople, according to the list.
Dong Mingzhu, chairwoman of Gree Electric Appliances, a major home appliances maker
based in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, is the only woman entrepreneur on the top 10 ranking, placing seventh.
Xu Jiayin (Hui Ka Yan), chairman of China’s property developer Evergrande Gro
up, and Lei Jun, founder of smartphone maker Xiaomi Group, also made the top 10.
The China Consumers Association said Wednesday that financial servi
ces in automobile sales should be clearly priced and forced transactions eliminated.
The association held a discussion Wednesday morning on the issues of fina
ncial service fees in automobile sales and car buyers’ difficulties defending their rights.
The discussion concluded that car dealers fabricate required ite
ms to increase consumers’ payments and fail to provide receipts or other certificates.
When disputes over quality arise, consumers often experience difficulties negotiating with dealers or lodging complaints.
hinese e-commerce giant JD is reducing salaries for its delivery staff across the country by a
dopting a commission-based payment scheme and reducing benefits, in a bid to reduce costs and boost margins
after three senior executives of the company announced their resignation.
JD will replace its couriers’ basic salaries with commission-based compens
ation starting from June, and lower contributions to employees’ housing funds fr
om 12 percent to 7 percent, a move that could result in wage reductions, according to media reports.
JD Logistics, the logistics arm of the Beijing-based tech heavyweight, responded via it
s official Sina Weibo account, saying that as the number of orders from individual clients increases, th
e company is looking to adopt an incentive plan to reward outstanding employees.
It said that the company’s deliverymen in the second and third-tier cit
ies of southern China could earn more than 8,00
0 yuan ($1,191) under the current pilot scheme. “We expect to add more than 10,000
positions this year as JD Logistics is providing services to more industry customers,” JD said.
Aug 31, followed by a match against Poland on Sept 2 before facing Venezuela two days later. All three games will be played at the 18,
000-seat Wukesong Arena in Beijing, where China finished eighth at the 2008 Summer Olympics to tie its best record at the Games.
At the 2010 FIBA World Championship, China beat Cote d’Ivoire 83-73, but its last m
atch against Venezuela, at the 2016 Olympics, ended in a 68-72 defeat. China and Poland have never met before in official competition.
Despite the favorable draw, Team China’s head coach Li Nan warned against undere
stimating the opposition.Spearheaded by former NBA player Yi Jianlian, fellow center Wang Zhel
in-a second-round draft pick for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2016-and young playmaker Guo Ailun, China’s primary aim
is to finish the tournament as the top Asian team in order to qualify directly for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
However, Bryant, the tournament’s global ambassador, has urged China to aim even higher.
Kim, as he would have to face more pressure at home. And perhaps that’s why he said he was not in a rush to sign an agreement.
As discussions on denuclearization have become more detailed, Tr
ump better understands the complexity of the issue, resolving which has become a tough cha
llenge for not only the US and the DPRK, but also China, the Republic of Korea and Japan.
The US should therefore work out a long-term plan to resolve the pen
insula nuclear issue. In fact, Trump said there is no need to increase sanctions on Pyon
gyang, and indicated that Washington will continue making efforts to negotiate with Pyongyang.
As for the international community, it should help the US and the DPR
K to restore permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula, because it would create dev
elopment opportunities not only on the peninsula but also in the whole of Northeast Asia.
Wang Sheng, a researcher at the Co-Innovat ion Center for Korean Penin
sula Studies and a professor of international politics at Jilin University