Father-sharing”, a mini interactive program on WeChat platform, recently went viral on social media.
Although the name suggests it is taking the sharing business to a whole new level, the program
is just a promotion campaign by the Guangdong-based furniture maker Oppein.
Similar to a ride-hailing app, the mini program shows different kinds of “fathers” – businessmen, athletes, etc. Users can choose their f
avorite one, just like they select a car. Once the selection is done, a video pops up to explain what exactly is “father-sharing”.
The over 5-minute video focuses on the important role fathers play in raisi
ng a child. Most dads are busy with their work and it’s hard for them to spend time with their c
hildren, and that is where the idea of “father-sharing” business took shape. At the end of the film, the protagonist, a “sh
ared father”, decides to quit his job because he believes family matters, and it cannot be replaced.
With participants from 86 countries and regions, this year’s event attracted nearly 5,800 industry insiders from 2,645 companie
s and organizations, who signed 1,368 deals and cooperation agreements worth up to 14 billion yuan.
A report released during the festival says Chinese cinemas screened 34 domestic animated features that grossed 1.62 billi
on yuan in total in 2018, a rise of 13.3 percent on the output and a 24.5 percent increase in revenue, respectively, compared to 2017.
For many international filmmakers, China‘s expanding cartoon and animation industry has gripped their attention.
“I think Chinese animation production is already headed in a great direction,” says Joe D’Am
brosia, senior vice-president of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior.
As one of the guest speakers of the festival’s master classes, D‘Ambrosia joined Disney in 2011 and has played a cr
ucial role in steering the company to the top of preschool TV networks in the United States consecutively from 2013 to 2018.
Themed “Belt and Road, Shared Future,” the sixth session of Vision China, a series of talks h
osted by China Daily, will be held at Beijing Language and Culture University in Beijing on April 27.
The event coincides with the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation to be
held in Beijing on April 25 – 27. With the theme of “Belt and Road Cooperation, Shaping a Brighter Shared Fu
ture,” the second BRF aims to bring about high-quality cooperation under the BRI framework.
At Vision China, four Belt and Road experts, including Zhao Baige, chairwoman of the Advisory Committee of t
he Belt and Road Initiative International Think Tank at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Ivona Lad
jevac, head of the center for the Belt and Road Initiative at the Institute of International Politics and Economics in Se
rbia, will share their perspectives on the BRI six years after it was proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013.
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.
ng industry will maintain high-speed growth this year, and might make a breakthro
ugh in legalization. For instance, owners of short-term rental houses will have a lega
l identity, and safety standard of the shared homes will be in accordance with that of hotels.
“However, there is no law to regulate home-sharing services at present, which is the biggest challeng
es we face,” Yang said, adding that the Chinese government has a positive attitude toward the sharing economy.
In October, the State Council released an action plan for 2018-20 to further stimulate domestic consumption.
Market access should be relaxed in several service-related fields, such as tourism, and efforts to boost the develo
pment of short-term rental services, such as rental apartments and guesthouses, are encouraged.
Launched in 2011, Tujia lists 1.4 million online homes, including apartments, home
stays and villas across 400 Chinese cities and more than 1,000 overseas destinations.
ation in fields such as environment and sustainable energy, agriculture, sustainable urbani
zation, health, aviation, space technology, infrastructure and transportation, according to the communique.
The two sides also expres
Visiting President Xi Jinping met with Italian Senate Speaker Maria Elisabetta Alberti
Casellati here Friday on expanding exchanges and cooperation between the two countries’ legislative institutions.
China and Italy have enjoyed a traditional friendship, with the ancient Silk Road closely linking the two peoples, Xi said.
Since they established diplomatic relations nearly 50 years ago, the China-Italy ties have seen heal
thy and stable development, and the two countries have become important partners who trust each other and work together, Xi said.
sed willingness to strengthen cultural cooperation that includes heritage protection and figh
t against relic trafficking, education cooperation that highlights language studies, judicial coope
ration that involves extradition and anti-graft experience sharing, and law enforcement cooperation.
During Xi’s visit, the two sides signed 19 intergovernmental bilateral cooperation documents, the communique said.