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ogy giant Tencent to court and asked for 180,000 yuan in compensation after Tencent us
ed nine Visual China Group images without permission, Beijing Youth Daily reported.
Tencent said the images involved could also be found on other webs
ites, or the company could not prove it had authorization for the photos. The court fina
lly ordered Tencent to pay 40,000 yuan to Visual China, the report added.
Wang Weiwei, a lawyer from the Beijing Zhongwen Law Firm, sai
d, “Mushrooming copyright-related disputes can be acceptable if a stock-ima
ge agency, such as Visual China Group, gets authorization for images from copyright owners.
“Any litigation caused by true copyright infringement is no problem and is justifie
d, as it is also to help protect the legitimate rights and interest of the copyright owners,” he said.
on Music, outside the Eastern Fourth Ring Road. Despite the location, far from downtown, Fusi
on Music says it has a firm fan base with more than 80,000 vinyls in the two-story store.
Zheng, also a Beijing native, says his passion for record shops was kindled when he was a child. He g
raduated from the Communication University of China, majoring in English, in 2003, and opened his rec
ord store in the same year. He also runs a shop on the e-commerce platform Taobao and sells more than 1,000 albums a month, he says.
One week after the 2019 Record Store Day, an event bringing together lo
cal record store owners, including Wang and Zheng, will be held at Blue Note Beijing, the first b
ranch in China of the renowned Blue Note Jazz Club in New York. The event will bring a vinyl market of a diversity
of music genres from jazz, soul, hip-hop to rock, as well as lectures on vinyls targeting those aged under 15. Celebratin
g Record Store Day last year Blue Note Beijing’s vinyl event attracted more than 400 people.
Camo Lin, a Taiwan designer who co-launched a Shenzhen-headq
uartered vinyl audio brand, HYM Originals, in 2015, says vinyl sales and turnt
able sales on Taobao were worth about 1 billion yuan ($148 million) last year.
“It shows that vinyl culture is back,” says Lin, who graduated from Tainan Universi
ty of Technology, with a master’s degree from visual communication design department.
Canalys, said it is possible for Huawei to achieve its ambitious revenue target if it can maintain its current growth rate and everything goes well.
“Huawei is also increasing the average selling price of its smartphones and expan
ding its presence in the premium segment, which will significantly boost revenue,” Jia said.
But the global smartphone market is reaching saturation point, so Huawei has to encroa
ch on other smartphone vendors’ market share to maintain a good momentum, Jia added.
On Thursday, Yu also unveiled the P30 smartphone series in Shanghai. Priced from 3,988 yuan ($594) in China, the P30 Pro co
mes with optimized photo-shooting capabilities. By leveraging artificial intelligence and a new light sensor, th
e new model would significantly boost light absorption to create better photos, even in near darkness.
perty, unlike men, women showed stronger preference to those that were close to premium education resources and transport infrastructure.
The changing trend has to some extent affected the marketing strategy of some property developers. Liu Ce, research direc
tor of Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd, a Hong Kong listed property developer, said the look of the property, inc
luding interior design and views, was becoming an important factor, while location and price were less decisive.
“The gender gap in the workplace is shrinking. Thus more women are financially capable of buying properties on th
eir own, especially those living in first and second-tier cities,” said Pan Helin, an economic commentator.
He said as the divorce ratio remained relatively high, owning property provided a sense of security for women.
“Growing salaries of women professionals have changed their perceptions about marriage,” he added. “More
women have come to realize the importance of having their own place and gaining independence.”