- Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee: The news about the cancellation or postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2024 or even 2032 is fake news. The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be held as scheduled in the summer of 2021.
- Italy adopted a plan for the use of funds from the economic recovery plan. On the evening of January 12th, local time, the Italian cabinet passed the plan for the use of funds for the “EU Next Generation” economic recovery plan, with a total of 222 billion euros, including digital transformation, green revolution, infrastructure, education, social inclusion and medical care. Aspect content.
- Saudi Arabia will build a zero car and zero-emission city in the city. Recently, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced that it will build a “zero car” and “zero-emission” city-in-city in the New Future City located in northwestern Saudi Arabia. The energy required for urban development is all clean energy such as solar energy and wind energy. . The project plans to start construction in the first quarter of this year.
- United States: Impose tariffs on French and German products. The US Customs and Border Protection announced that starting from January 12, it will impose tariffs of up to 25% on some products exported to the United States from France and Germany. The total value of the sanctioned products is US$7.5 billion.
- Britain implements inbound nucleic acid testing measures
The British government announced on January 11 that from 4:00 on January 15th local time, all passengers entering the UK on international flights, ships or trains must undergo a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before departure and hold a negative test. Proof of relevant procedures.
- U.S. implements air entry nucleic acid testing measures
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on January 12 that all passengers entering the United States on international flights from January 26 must undergo a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within three days before boarding and provide airlines with negative test results or Proof of recovery from COVID-19.
- Since the implementation of the key population vaccination work for the new coronavirus vaccine on December 15, 2020, the vaccination volume has exceeded 10 million doses
- Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd. and Foxconn Technology Group signed a strategic cooperation agreement. The two parties will establish a joint venture company to provide OEM production and customized consulting services for global automotive and travel companies, including but not limited to automotive vehicles or parts, intelligent control Systems, automotive ecosystems, and the entire industrial chain of electric vehicles. Each side of the joint venture company holds 50% of the shares.
- Tesla Model Y will begin to be delivered in January 2021.
- In December 2020, China’s power battery sales totaled 12.2GWh, a year-on-year increase of 56.9%. Among them, the sales of ternary batteries were 6.5GWh, an increase of 9.3% year-on-year, accounting for 53.2% of total sales; the sales of lithium iron phosphate batteries were 5.6GWh, an increase of 244.2% year-on-year, accounting for 45.8% of total sales.
- IDC: In 2021, commercial large-screen display market shipments will reach 7.82 million units, a year-on-year increase of 17%. Among them, LCD splicing screens lead the market growth rate with a year-on-year growth of 20%, interactive whiteboards and commercial TVs have achieved growth rates of 19% and 17% respectively, and advertising machines are expected to grow by 10%. It is estimated that by 2023, more than 28% of advertising machines will support more interactive functions, while more than 10% of advertising machines will support 5G connections.
- In 2020, the North American box office totaled US$2.2 billion, which is an 80% drop from the US$11.4 billion in 2019. The Covid-19 epidemic has caused the long-term closure of most cinemas in North America, forcing large and small chain cinemas such as AMC Cinemas on the verge of bankruptcy.
- Nigeria’s “never-ending” port congestion, about four thousand containers may be auctioned, the reason for the congestion in the port of Lagos.
Due to the stagnation of containers, the transportation cost of goods soared by 600%, and Nigeria’s import and export transactions also fell into chaos. The latest statistics from the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) show that there are 10 vessels parked at the port of Apapa at the Lagos anchorage. In TinCan, 33 ships were trapped at anchor due to the small unloading space. As a result, there are 43 ships waiting for berths in the port of Lagos alone. At the same time, it is expected that 25 new ships will arrive in the port of Apapa.
- 4,000 containers have overdue stranded in some terminals of the Port of Apapa and Tinkan in Lagos. According to local regulations, if the goods remain in the port for more than 30 days without customs clearance, they will be classified as overdue goods. The stranded cargo currently accounts for more than 30% of the total cargo in the ports of Lagos.
- There are 5 reasons for congestion. Nigeria’s economy is developing rapidly and trade is growing rapidly. The construction of port infrastructure is backward. The road is congested and it is difficult to get in and out of the yard. The government is inefficient and the procedures are complicated. The illegal businessmen evade taxes or import contraband.