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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has stated in her annual policy address that the special administrative region (SAR) aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions before 2050, as reported by Caixin Global on November 26. According to Carrie Lam, the Hong Kong SAR government will...

YTO Express Group [600233:CH], admitted in a statement that its five employees leased their internal accounts to criminal groups for profit, leaking some 400,000 pieces of users’ personal information, as reported by Beijing News on November 16, 2020. According to police based in Hebei province,...

China Chemical Intelligence Information Association (CCIIA) has published the country’s first ESG ratings guide for listed Chinese firms in the petroleum and chemical industry, as reported by Eastmoney on November 19. The ratings guide has created a unified framework for ESG performance assessments of Chinese...

China’s influencer industry has seen robust development in recent years. Influencers or key opinion leaders (KOLs), who mainly are online content creators, vloggers, and livestreamers, are transforming the way marketing is done. Specifically, KOLs build up and monetize their social media influence by boosting sales of...

Green packaging has been a growing focus for green logistics development According to data published by Greenpeace, a global environmental NGO, driven by the booming e-commerce industry, China’s consumption of packaging materials increased from 20,600 tons in 2000 to 9.42m tons in 2018, creating huge amounts...

Central state-owned enterprise China Huaneng Group (CHNG), German conglomerate Siemens’ [SIE:GR] Siemens Energy Sector, and Qinzhou Municipal Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR) signed a framework agreement for offshore wind energy development in Beibu Gulf, northwest of the South China Sea, as reported by...

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) will collaborate with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to set up a green commercial banking alliance, as reported by Xinhuanet on November 9. The alliance will gradually expand from Asia to other regions across the world and include banks, other...

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