at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, applau
ded the campaign as a timely and necessary step to regulate those providing stock images.
“We should abide by laws and litigation to protect copyright in
stead of abusing them to profit improperly,” he said.
On April 15, the Shanghai Observer reported that the company, which was founde
d in June 2000 and partners with the photo agency Getty Images in the United States, had faced increased co
pyright-related disputes since it set up a special rights protection division in 2016.
The company was involved 2,279 cases in 2017 and 1,908 last year, the report said, adding that most court rulings had been in its favor.
A search by China Daily for the company’s name on China J
udgments Online, a website operated by the Supreme People’s Court that discloses ve
rdicts, resulted in more than 1,600 lawsuits being found, most of them related to copyright.
ogy giant Tencent to court and asked for 180,000 yuan in compensation after Tencent us
ed nine Visual China Group images without permission, Beijing Youth Daily reported.
Tencent said the images involved could also be found on other webs
ites, or the company could not prove it had authorization for the photos. The court fina
lly ordered Tencent to pay 40,000 yuan to Visual China, the report added.
Wang Weiwei, a lawyer from the Beijing Zhongwen Law Firm, sai
d, “Mushrooming copyright-related disputes can be acceptable if a stock-ima
ge agency, such as Visual China Group, gets authorization for images from copyright owners.
“Any litigation caused by true copyright infringement is no problem and is justifie
d, as it is also to help protect the legitimate rights and interest of the copyright owners,” he said.
Huawei Technologies Co said Monday that it posted 179.7 billion yuan ($26.8 billion) in
revenue in the first quarter of 2019, representing a year-on-year growth of 39 percent.
The company’s quarter one net profit margin stood at about 8 percent, slightly higher than the same period last year.
Huawei said in a statement that it continues to focus on communications infrastructure and smart devices, and will dev
elop the efficiency and quality of its operations, which contributed to its solid first-quarter performance.
This year will see large-scale 5G deployment around the world,
meaning Huawei’s carrier business group, which primarily supplies telecom equipment and
services to telecom carriers around the world, has seen unprecedented opportunities for growth, the company said.
By the end of March 2019, Huawei had signed 40 commercial contracts for 5G with lea
ding global carriers, and had shipped more than 70,000 5G base stations to markets around the world.
despite the security concerns it faces in some markets. Huawei has repeatedly said the
security llegations it faces are groundless and not supported by any factual evidence.
The city competition for talents in China heats up, as an incre
asing number of cities offer favorable housing policies to attract residents.
Ningbo in East China’s Zhejiang province is one of the most recent entrants to join in. L
ast Sunday, the city published its latest policy interpretation for talent attraction.
Fresh undergraduates and postgraduates moving to Ningbo for employment are given a one-off living sub
sidy of 10,000 yuan ($1,490) and 30,000 yuan, respectively. The city also offers a 200,000 to 600,000 yuan home purchase sub
sidy and a maximum of 8 million yuan in household settlement subsidies for eligible high-end talents.
Hohhot, the northern city in China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, offers qualified graduate
s 50 percent off for home purchases and two years of free accommodation in certain districts of the city to lure skilled personnel.
The service sector, IT and media industries have
overtaken the education industry as major job sources for expat
s in China, according to figures from the 2019 Job Fair for Foreigners in Beijing.
The job fair was organized on Sunday by the Foreign Talent Research Center and the State Administration of Foreign Exper
ts Affairs, attracting more than 500 expats with nearly 1,000 jobs available in a range of professions.
The expat job market, once dominated by language teachers, has seen a major shift. Approximatel
y half the jobs available at the fair were in the sales, media, marketing and IT sectors, including ope
nings for journalists, brand and communication managers and software engineers.
“A certain level of Mandarin proficiency is an advantage,” said Yang Jiayin, project manager of the research center. “The be
st-paying jobs generally require the ability to speak Mandarin. Positions that require fluent spoken and written Ma‘
’ndarin tend to pay more than the same jobs without the language requirement.”
China’s power generation climbed 4.2 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, official data showed.
The pace of growth eased from 8 percent registered in the same period last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
In March alone, power generation rose 5.4 percent from a year earlier, up from a rise of 2.9 percent in the first two months.
Generation of hydroelectricity expanded 22 percent year-on-year in March
, the highest growth since March 2016, due to abundant water from southern regions.
The generation of nuclear power and solar power both posted faster year-on-year growth, at 31.7 percent and 12.9 percent respectively.
exhibition in Shanghai commemorates Alphonse Mucha’s greatest cre
ations and explores the motivations behind his pieces, Cao Chen reports in Shanghai.
Celebrated Czech artist Alphonse Mucha’s art collection is now
being showcased at the Pearl Art Museum in Shanghai, featuring over 230 original wo
rks of art by the maestro, the biggest ever Mucha exhibition in China, according to the organizers.