• WHO: Britain has discovered a new variant of the new coronavirus through viral gene sequencing. Preliminary analysis shows that this variant is easier to spread from person to person, with an estimated increase of 40%-70% in infectivity, and an increase of 0.4 in the transmission index between 1.5-1.7.
    Yonhap News Agency: South Korea’s economic growth rate this year is expected to be -1% to -2%. Previously, South Korea’s economy only experienced negative growth in 1980 (-1.6%) and 1998 (-1.5%).
  • Japan finalizes the largest annual budget in history. The total amount is 106.6097 trillion yen (approximately 101.31.3 billion U.S. dollars), which is the third consecutive year that Japan’s fiscal budget has exceeded 100 trillion yen and a record high for the ninth consecutive year. In terms of expenditures, the budget for “Social Security Expenses” and “Defense Expenses” have also reached new highs. In addition, the Japanese government has included a total of 5 trillion yen in preparations for the new crown epidemic.
  • Ukrainian exports in the first 11 months fell by 3.5% to US$44.3 bn


  • According to the white paper “Sustainable Development of China’s Transportation”, as of the end of 2019, the national railway operating mileage reached 139,000 kilometers, of which high-speed railway operating mileage exceeded 35,000 kilometers; the national highway mileage reached 5.013 million kilometers, including expressway mileage of 150,000 kilometers. By 2035, the “National 123 Travel Traffic Circle” covering metropolitan areas with one-hour commute, two-hour access to urban agglomerations, and three-hour coverage of major cities across the country will be basically formed, with domestic delivery within one day, neighboring countries within two days, and major global cities 3 “Global 123 Fast Cargo Flow Circle” delivered by Tian.
  • China imposes a heavy duty of 220% on the US EPDM rubber. The White House said it is difficult to accept this and will retaliate reciprocally.


  • The container throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port in 2020 will exceed 28 million TEUs, a record high. At present, there are only three ports in the world whose annual container throughput exceeds 28 million TEUs, namely Shanghai Port, Singapore Port and Ningbo Zhoushan Port.
  • In 2019, the whole society completed 17.6 billion passengers and 46.2 billion tons of freight. On average, 48.22 million passengers and 127 million tons of cargo are in transportation every day. Online ride-hailing covers more than 400 cities across the country, and the average daily usage of the platform exceeds 20 million. The average daily usage of shared bicycles is approximately 45 million.
  • In 2020, the scale of China’s digital game market will reach 278.687 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 20.71%, of which more than 80% are independently developed. The sales revenue of China’s self-developed games in the domestic market reached 240.192 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 26.74%, and the market share accounted for more than 86% of the total scale. This year, in particular, the overseas sales revenue of China’s self-developed games was US$15.45 billion, a year-on-year increase of 33.25%.
  • Tianjin Port Group was officially approved as the world’s first port autonomous driving demonstration zone approved for construction. Tianjin Port Group will further coordinate various innovation resources, take advantage of integrated innovation, form an autonomous driving fleet of more than 50 vehicles, build an automated driving fleet scheduling management system, continuously improve the scale operation effect of autonomous driving trucks, and comprehensively improve port automation Transport level.

The Company

  • Zoom will set up an R&D center in Singapore after the company has set up R&D centers in the United States, China and India.
    IBM acquired the Norwegian cloud consulting service provider Nordcloud.
  • Japanese convenience store giant Lawson plans to open 10,000 stores in China by 2025.
    Apple Car is coming. Apple recently put forward stocking requirements to Taiwanese auto parts companies such as Heda, Bizlink-KY, Heqin, and Tomita, and included related companies in the first wave of supply chains. In addition, according to Reuters, Apple is currently testing new automotive products.
  • The long-rumored Apple electric car will run at least two years earlier than originally planned and will be released in the third quarter of 2021.