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China is preparing to initiate an antitrust investigation against the Google Android system

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China is preparing to initiate an antitrust investigation against the Google Android system

According to Reuters, two people familiar with the matter who declined to be named stated that China is preparing to initiate an antitrust investigation against Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., to investigate allegations that Google has used its dominant position in the Android operating system to stifle its competitors.

China is preparing to initiate an antitrust investigation against the Google Android system

People familiar with the matter said that the allegations against Google were filed by the telecommunications equipment giant Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. last year and have been submitted to the Antitrust Commission of the State Council for review by the Chinese antitrust regulator. According to the report, a person familiar with the matter pointed out that the decision on whether to conduct a formal investigation of Google may be made as soon as October and may be affected by Sino-US relations.

Prior to this, the Trump administration of the United States took a series of actions against Chinese technology companies on the grounds of national security risks. These include placing Huawei on its trade blacklist, threatening to take similar actions against semiconductor manufacturing company SMIC, and ordering ByteDance to sell TikTok’s US business.

China is preparing to initiate an antitrust investigation against the Google Android system

Reuters said that at the same time, China is embarking on major revisions to its anti-monopoly law and has proposed a number of amendments, including a substantial increase in the maximum fines and expansion of the criteria for judging a company’s market manipulation.

Another person familiar with the matter said that the investigation will also allege that Google’s market position may cause “extreme harm” to Chinese companies such as Huawei. Because the loss of the US technology giant’s support for the Android-based operating system will affect the revenue of these companies And market confidence.

Currently, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation, China’s State Council, Google, and Huawei have not commented on this.

People familiar with the matter said that if Chinese regulators continue to conduct antitrust investigations, they may refer to the practices of European and Indian regulators on Google, including inquiring Google executives. The point of reference is how to levy fines based on Google’s global revenue rather than local revenue.

In July 2018, Google violated EU anti-monopoly rules due to the adoption of “illegal restrictive measures” to strengthen its dominant position in search engines. The European Commission decided to impose a fine of 4.34 billion euros (about 5.06 billion US dollars) on Google. The decision prompted Google to provide European users with more choices, rather than set as the default search tool, and to provide mobile phone manufacturers with the freedom to use more competitive systems.

Currently, the Indian authorities are investigating allegations that Google has abused its market position and unfairly promoted its mobile payment applications. According to several foreign media reports, the US Department of Justice will also initiate an antitrust lawsuit against Google in the near future. Prior to this, the US government had been investigating this issue for 14 months. Bloomberg said that this may become the largest antitrust lawsuit since Microsoft’s antitrust case 20 years ago.

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Shenzhen’s planned total industrial output value was 3.7 trillion yuan last year

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Jia Xingdong, director of the Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Industry and Information Technology, revealed in an interview with the media yesterday that Shenzhen is doing a good job in epidemic prevention and control and speeding up the resumption of work and production. In 2020, the added value of industries above the designated size is expected to increase by 2%, and the total output value above the designated size is about 3.7 trillion yuan. , Ranking first among large and medium-sized cities nationwide for two consecutive years. He specifically mentioned that Shenzhen attaches great importance to the application of the industrial Internet. By the end of 2020, the bureau will arrange a total of 455 million yuan of special support funds and support 1,030 projects.

 

Shenzhen’s new infrastructure and new carriers achieve breakthroughs

In the early stage of the new crown pneumonia outbreak, Shenzhen did its best to ensure the protection of epidemic prevention materials. It took only one and a half months to promote the city’s daily output of 20,000 masks to 10 million, and the production capacity of protective clothing, thermometers, and ventilators increased several times in a short period of time Even dozens of times. After the epidemic was stable and controllable, Shenzhen actively promoted the resumption of work and production of enterprises, launched a number of measures such as special class services for key enterprises, and introduced a series of policies to stabilize industrial growth. The resumption of work and production of Shenzhen enterprises tended to a normal level in the second quarter of last year. In the first half of last year, the climb resumed. In July last year, the first-tier cities changed from negative to positive and then continued to grow steadily.

“Breakthroughs in the construction of new infrastructure and new carriers.” Jia Xingdong said that in 2020 Shenzhen will build more than 46,000 5G base stations, becoming the country’s first city to achieve full coverage of 5G independent networking; a new national (Shenzhen·Qianhai) Internet exchange center The pilot project has been listed with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology; a special plan for the city’s information and communication infrastructure was issued, and 9743 multi-functional smart poles were built; promoted the upgrading of the high-performance medical device manufacturing innovation center to a national level and achieved a “zero” breakthrough; Shenzhen·International Open Source Valley It became the first open-source incubation base in China; the Chinese branch of the BRICS Future Network Research Institute became the first international organization to land in Shenzhen.

He revealed that not long ago, the Standing Committee of the Municipal Party Committee deliberated and approved the “Measures for Promoting the High-quality Development of Manufacturing Industry to Unswervingly Build a Strong Manufacturing City”. This is a comprehensive policy supporting the high-quality development of the manufacturing industry with wide coverage. , Strong strength and accurate perspective, which reflects Shenzhen’s unswerving determination to build a strong manufacturing city, and will soon be announced and implemented.

 

Over 50% of industrial enterprises’ production costs have fallen

Shenzhen Foxconn has a “lights-off factory” that can complete the entire production process automatically without turning on the lights. Jia Xingdong said that through the application of industrial Internet, machine substitution, flexible assembly, visual production management, and other technologies, all equipment, materials, and data in the factory are completely automatically transferred, which increases production efficiency by 30%, reduces inventory cycle by 15%, and saves 88 %, increasing the efficiency by 2.5 times, which is also a microcosm of Shenzhen’s industrial enterprises moving towards intelligence, networking, and digitization.

The survey shows that due to the promotion of industrial Internet applications, 52.6% of industrial enterprises in Shenzhen have reduced production costs, 53.3% of enterprises have improved their product yield, and 29.4% of enterprises have reduced their raw material losses. At the same time, the Industrial Internet has spawned new models and new business forms such as networked collaboration, large-scale customization, and service-oriented extension, which promoted the deep integration of advanced industries and modern service industries, and promoted the development of large and medium-sized enterprises.

He said that for the first time in the world, the cloud factory has realized “1 minute quotation, 1 hour on the machine” of non-standard structural parts, which has increased the manufacturing efficiency of structural parts by 50%, reduced costs by 30%, and made online manufacturing just like online. Shopping is just as convenient. At present, a batch of network factories such as Sujia.com and Cloud Factory has formed a new shared manufacturing platform of “Headquarters (Shenzhen) + Factory (Pearl River Delta)” for cross-regional manufacturing.

Industrial Internet promotes the development of digital twin technology. Shenzhen Bus used Hualong Xunda’s digital twin platform to build an electric bus digital twin. More than 300 sensors are installed on the actual operating vehicles, and various data such as accelerator, brake, driving direction, GPS position, and bearing temperature can be transmitted back to the bus command center in real-time.

 

The richness of application scenarios leads the country

“Shenzhen has been making great efforts to promote the innovation and development of the industrial Internet.” Jia Xingdong said that Shenzhen has issued the “Shenzhen Industrial Internet Development Action Plan (2018-2020)” to build three major systems: core support, integrated applications, and ecosystem Layout for the industrial Internet industry. The municipal government has specially established a leading group to promote the innovation and development of the industrial Internet, accelerate the promotion of industrial Internet demonstration applications, promote the formulation of industrial Internet standards, and build an industrial Internet public service system, so as to make Shenzhen a world-class industrial Internet city.

It is worth mentioning that Shenzhen is pushing for 5G+ industrial Internet applications. The 5G smart port project of Mawan Port in the western port area of ​​Shenzhen uses technologies such as “5G + Industrial Internet” to realize the automation, intelligent command, dispatch, and monitoring of production factors such as on-site operators, loading and unloading equipment, and transportation trucks of the entire port, Which greatly improves port operation efficiency.

At present, Shenzhen’s cross-industry and cross-field industrial Internet platform is growing rapidly. In December 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced a list of cross-industry and cross-field industrial Internet platforms. Huawei, Foxconn, and Tencent’s three Shenzhen platforms were on the list, accounting for one-fifth of the list.

The richness of application scenarios leads the country. Shenzhen’s key enterprises in the fields of electronics manufacturing, mechanical equipment, precision manufacturing, pharmaceutical production, and clothing have boldly innovated industrial Internet applications and produced a number of typical cases. Huawei and Foxconn were selected as national industrial Internet demonstration enterprises; Huaxing Optoelectronics’ LCD smart factory, Hytera’s intelligent manufacturing of communication products, and EVOC Intelligent’s computer smart factory were selected as national intelligent manufacturing discrete manufacturing model pilot demonstrations; Shenzhen presents There are 11 municipal industrial Internet application benchmark companies, including Huawei, Foxconn, DJI, Huaxing Optoelectronics, and Yingling Zhisheng.

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Shanghai Port leads the world in container throughput for 11 years, exceeding 20.22 million TEUs last year

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Since 2021, Shanghai Yangshan Port has averaged 24 inbound and outbound (port) ships per day, and the average daily loading and unloading of containers is 63,000 TEUs.

Shanghai Port leads the world in container throughput for 11 years, exceeding 20.22 million TEUs last year

Shanghai Port leads the world in container throughput for 11 years, exceeding 20.22 million TEUs last year

In 2020, the container throughput of Yangshan Port reached 20.222 million TEUs, with an average of about 2400 containers loaded and unloaded per ship, and about 38.5 containers per minute, helping Shanghai Port’s container throughput to lead the world for 11 consecutive years.

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National Health Commission of China announced that the COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge

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National Health Commission of China announced that the COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge

At the press conference of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council of China on December 31, 2020, the National Health Commission of China stated that the new coronavirus vaccine must be provided free of charge to all people.

Zeng Yixin, deputy director of the National Health Commission of China, said at the State Council’s joint prevention and control mechanism press conference that the basic attributes of the new crown vaccine are still public products, and the price may vary according to the scale of use. But a major premise is that it must be provided free of charge for all people. This is a major premise.

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