could open up new prospects for medical research.Huawei’s Ren named China’s most influential business leader
The 74-year-old Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei Technologies, is the most influentia
l business leader in China, according to the latest ranking released by business magazine Fortune’s Chinese edition.
Pony Ma Huateng, founder and CEO of tech giant Tencent, came i
n second followed by Chen Dongsheng, founder, chairman and CE
O of Taikang Insurance Group. Alibaba chairman Jack Ma grabbed fourth place this year.
These business leaders’ values were not only reflected in the successful m
oments of their companies, but also, most importantly, in their willingness to face challen
ges as well as help their company through a crisis, find new direction and stride for the next success, Fortune China said.
Firm likely to be largest smartphone vendor in the world by end of this year
Huawei Technologies Co said on Thursday that it aims to grow the revenue of its consumer business group, which chiefly includes
smartphones and personal computers, to $100 billion in three years and to $150 billion in five years.
The announcement came after the company’s consumer busin
ess group posted $52.5 billion in revenue last year, up 45 percent year-on-year. Th
at also marked Huawei achieving the target of $50 billion two years ahead of schedule.
Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, said five years later, smartphone
s will account for about two-thirds of its $150 billion revenue goal, and computers, smartwatches as well as oth
er internet of things devices are likely to account for about one-third or 40 percent of its CBG revenue.
According to Yu, Huawei is likely to become the largest smartphone vendor by the end of this year at the earliest, althoug
h its products are not available in the United States and South Korea due to “nonmarket factors”.
Thirteen staff writers, photographers and embassy staff from over 10 countries gather for a group photo in Tongxiang city, E
ast China’s Zhejiang province on March 30, 2019.The activity “Discover Tongxiang”, co-organized by the gove
rnment of Tongxiang city and China Daily, was launched Saturday in Tongxiang city, East China’s Zhejiang prov
ince.A group of 13 staff writers, photographers and embassy staff in China from over 10 countries, including the
United Kingdom, the United States, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, the Philippines, India, Pakistan, Morocco and
Hungary attended the activity.They experienced traditions of Qingming Festival, inspected beautiful rural scen
ery, explored local characteristics and culture, and felt the charm of the city where the modern and traditional coexist.
Apple Inc on Friday said it is canceling the AirPower wireless charging mat that the company anno
unced in 2017 on the same day as its iPhone X, a rare public retreat for the gadget maker known for splashy product launches.
The mat was intended to wirelessly charge up to three Apple products at once, such as an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods wireless headphones.
While wireless charging has spread through the gadget industry, cha
rging three devices at once with higher wattage “fast charging” has proved challenging. Fur
niture seller Ikea, for example, sells a $60 matt that can handle three phones but it only features slower 5-watt charging.
In a statement, Apple said that it had concluded that its AirPower mat “will not achieve our high standards.”
“We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this l
aunch,” Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, said in the state
ment. “We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to push the wireless experience forward.”