Visiting Hannover Messe

We went on the 2016 Hannover Messe this April with 12 Neeq companies which are all involved in manufacturing industry.

Besides the visit of the exhibition, we also went to Hamburg Economic&Trade Dept., Fraunhofer, Hamburg Harbor etc..

A 24-min featured film in Chinese was made depending on this trip, while interviews with local senior executives were conducted in English.

The film can be seen by clicking the following picture.

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Visiting Wall Street

A trip to Wall Street during June 2015 by 14 Neeq companies.

We have visited NYSE, NASDAQ, Moody’s, DB, Morgan Stanley, GP Morgan, etc., and also interviewed some senior executives.

The 18-min featured film can be seen by clicking the following picture.

Notice: The film is in Chinese.

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Dying in Prosperity

For Cheung Fong, it is hard to press on, but no less so to give up.

As the owner of a Chinese Medicine clinic in North Point in Hong Kong, Cheung welcomes more than 40 patients everyday, which increased by a dozen times than her early years. However, what grow in step with the number of customers are pressures from both economic and the industry.

“It’s like chicken ribs, tasteless but wasteful to discard,” said Cheung. “I love my job, but it’s pushing me too hard now.”

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Gone With The Peddlers

By Hally Gao and Hazel Zhang

Nga Tsin Wai Tsuen is the only fortified village left in Hong Kong. It used to be the head village of an inter-village union called the “Kowloon League of Seven” and held an important political position in the Kowloon area.
For more than six hundred years, the village withstood invasion from pirates and bandits and from political attacks and riots. But under the pressure of urban construction, its survival hangs in the balance.
What also hangs in the balance is the future of Nga Tsin Wai’s peddlers, who rely on the village for their living. But with a reconstruction project underway, they are often demanded by authorities to move out of the area.
On March 16, the local community organized a mini trade fair, inviting the public to join in their effort to support the peddlers and preservation of the village. For the villagers, as shabby as the village may be, it remains as their beloved home – a place they will never give up.

New Year’s Eve in a Nursing Home

With the coming of Lunar New Year in China, joyous atmosphere pervades in streets and alleys. Young people come back from different places, getting together with their families, doing festival shopping and receiving red packets from elders.

Huaan Nursing Home also put up some simple decorations. As a private-owned organization located in Liaoning Province, facilities and living conditions in the Nursing Home are limited. About 150 old men and women are sent there for having no families or families are too busy to care them. Aging from 70 to 92, the elders are divided into two categories. On the first floor, there live people who are unable to function independently while the others live on the second floor. Each caregiver looks after 5 to 6 people, including feeding, doing some laundry and handling defecation. The only public entertainment facility is Mahjong, a four-people card game like POKER.

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The Man I Never Know

 

Grandpa hasn’t gone downstairs for thirteen months. Cerebellar atrophy gradually deprives him the ability of reading newspapers, and then thinking, expressing, and eating by himself, finally walking. If the weather is fine, the nanny will cradle him from bedroom to the recliner on balcony, basking him in sunshine. Grandpa lies stiff and silent, and falls asleep in less than ten minutes.

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Hidden Itinerant Hawkers

It’s just a few days after Halloween that stores along the streets of Sham Shui Po have put up Christmas decorations. Shopkeepers are either busy greeting customers or chatting outside their HK$30,000-monthly rent stores.

The same size store in Yau Ma Tei will cost HK$70,000 monthly while in Tsim Sha Tsui, one of the most prosperous districts of Hong Kong, it charges as high as HK$900,000 per month. However, even the price difference is so big, lots of people in Sham Shui Po still can’t afford it. As a result, some of them apply for the government’s licenses of fair stalls, paying an annual rent of HK$42,000; and others, become legal or illegal itinerant hawkers.

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Inspired by Chinese Renaissance

Yixi comes to Hong Kong again, after a seven-month separation. It’s not easy to greet her arrival. First, you have to browse through the website really carefully, picking out the news of her route, filling out an application form and wait for the outcome. Don’t give a thought of coming unasked; cause before that certain day, only the selected ones and lecturers will know where she will be.

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Discover China from hidden data

Starting with showing a past report named “Mainland Chinese women top the world in holding senior business roles, survey shows” on computer, Forsythe questioned, “Do you believe that?”

Hong Kong-“You are Chinese. You know something is not true. You can prove it.” Michael Forsythe, a Hong Kong based correspondent for Bloomberg News, said on November 7th, on a sharing session of HKBU-SOPA Awards Winners Forum.

During the session, which themed “Using Chinese data to follow the money”, Forsythe talked about his experience in searching and processing figures. And it’s this specialty that helped him win the SOPA Scoop Award 2013 for his article “Xi Jinping millionaire relations reveal fortunes of elite”.

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