Covid-19 & Vaccine
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs: China has provided more than 350 million doses of vaccines to the international community, including vaccine assistance to more than 80 countries and export of vaccines to more than 40 countries. At the same time, China is also cooperating with many developing countries to produce vaccines quickly. Mass production.
- Japan’s state of emergency was extended to 5 weeks before the opening of the Olympic Games. Organizers of the Olympic Games stated that they will wait until the end of the emergency on June 20 before deciding whether to allow local audiences to participate in the opening ceremony.
- CanSino (China): Pakistan has released a locally-filled COVID-19 vaccine.
- SinoVac (China): The new crown pneumonia vaccine has been approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization.
- SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine(Vero Cell) (China) is included in the Icelandic Entry Approval List. As long as the vaccination certificate is presented upon entry, quarantine is not required.
- South Africa: Continuous implementation of nationwide power rationing. Affected by the continuous power rationing order, the current sales of small generators, storage appliances and other equipment in major supermarkets in South Africa have maintained stable sales.
Global: Bicycle production encounters extremely long parts lead times. It was reported on June 1 that some of the world’s largest bicycle manufacturers are considering restructuring their supply chains due to delayed delivery of parts. Many manufacturers claim that the current delivery time is the longest in decades.
- Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China: Promulgated the “Fourteenth Five-Year Plan for Cultural and Tourism Development”. Strengthen the construction of tourism information infrastructure, deepen the “Internet + tourism”, and accelerate the development of smart tourism characterized by digitization, networking and intelligence. Promote the digital, networked, and intelligent development of culture and tourism, and promote the application of 5G, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, big data, cloud computing, Beidou navigation, etc. in the field of culture and tourism.
- TrendForce: As the global semiconductor shortage has intensified, the revenue of the world’s top 10 chip manufacturers also hit a record high in the first quarter, with a total revenue of 22.75 billion U.S. dollars. This shortage is expected to continue until 2023. In the first quarter, about 57% of global chip foundry revenue came from TSMC; TSMC’s revenue in the first quarter reached US$12.9 billion, a year-on-year increase of 2%.
- China Post: As of June 1, my country’s express delivery business volume has exceeded 40 billion pieces during the year, which is close to the level of 2017. The average daily business volume exceeds 266 million, and the average daily service user exceeds 500 million. It is estimated that the express delivery business volume in 2021 will exceed 95 billion pieces.
- Zhu Gongshan, Chairman of the Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association: The global “carbon neutral” action will promote the photovoltaic industry to usher in the “golden thirty-year development period.” In the next 30 years, the compound growth rate of global photovoltaic installed capacity will remain above 10%, and the total installed capacity will reach more than 20 times the current capacity. In 2060, China’s photovoltaic installed capacity is expected to reach 70 times or more of the current capacity.
- Huawei: HarmonyOS 2 (Hongmeng) was officially released on June 2. This new operating system will open up mobile phones, computers, tablets, TVs, driverless, car equipment, smart wearables, etc. The latest data shows that more than 300 partners have joined the Harmony Ecosystem, and it is expected that more than 40 mainstream brands will become the new entrance to Harmony in 2021.
- Strategy Analytics: In the first quarter, smartphone shipments in Chile increased by 71% year-on-year, reaching a record 2.9 million units. Xiaomi has grown by more than 1,000% year-on-year in the local area and won the third place with a record market share of 16%. Xiaomi is expected to win the second place before the end of this year.
- Tesla CEO Musk: At present, Tesla’s biggest challenge is the supply chain, especially the microcontroller chip. The lack of core panic has caused every company to over-order, but this is not a long-term problem.
- Convenience Store 711: It is planned to build 500 DC fast charging stations in 250 convenience stores in North America by the end of 2022. Previously, 711 had 22 charging stations located in 14 stores in four states in the United States.
- JBS, the world’s largest meat supplier, was attacked by hackers and suspended operations in many places! (Three weeks ago, hackers attacked Colonial, the largest fuel pipeline operator in the United States, and forced the United States into a state of emergency. In the end, Colonial paid the hackers 75 bitcoins.)PS. JBS, headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is Brazil’s largest multinational food processing group and the world’s largest meat processing company. Its annual revenue exceeds US$50 billion (approximately RMB 318.5 billion) and ranks 191st among the Fortune Global 500. It has meat processing plants in more than 20 countries around the world, with more than 240,000 employees worldwide. Australia and New Zealand’s business accounts for 4% of the company’s revenue, and its Canadian business accounts for 3%. Its business in the United States is very important. The annual revenue accounted for more than 50%.
- Amazon officially announced the Prime Day dates (June 21, 22). This Prime Member Day event will cover 20 Amazon global sites, including Amazon US, UK, Turkey, Spain, Brazil, etc.
- “Fortune”: The 2021 “Fortune” US 500 list is released. Wal-Mart topped the list for the ninth consecutive year, Amazon remained second, and Apple’s revenue rose 5.5% to reach third place. In terms of profitability, Apple’s profit rose by 3.9% year-on-year, returning to the top of the profit list; while Microsoft’s profit rose by 12.8%, ranking second. The technology and financial industries are still the most profitable industries. Among the top ten most profitable companies, 9 are from these two industries. In addition, Google’s parent company Alphabet entered the top ten for the first time; Tesla rose 24 places to rank 100.
- IQiyi: Opening of services in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
- Reuters: On June 2, the 11 member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) held a ministerial meeting. The member states confirmed that they will start negotiations in order to accept the United Kingdom, which has newly applied for membership in February. If Britain’s accession is finalized, it will be the first country to join the organization except for the 11 founding member states.
- The Philippines lowered the investment threshold for foreign companies to US$1 million. The bill does not include e-commerce and online retail.
- The German economy may return to the level before the epidemic. German Economy Minister Altmeier said that this year, the German economic growth rate will be between 3.4% and 3.7%.
Russia: Large foreign IT companies (with more than 500,000 users) will be required to set up offices in Russia.