GBA Briefs: 18/7/2019

Gree Spree:Zhuhai-based home appliances giant Gree is linking arms with Henan Wanjiang New Energy Development to enter the geothermal energy field. Read more. 

Oppo-tunity:Dongguan’s Oppo, which released Europe’s first fifth-generation wireless phone, is expected to launch the Oppo Reno 5G in China in Q3. Read more. 

Phils Flights:The Philippines’ CEBU Pacific has launcheddirect flights between Shenzhen and Manila, four times weekly. Read more. 

Jiangmen Listens: The Jiangmen city government has launched a direct communication mechanism with multinational corporate chiefs to allow them to book a meeting directly with city leaders. Read more. 

Huizhou Grows:Huizhou added 61,000 new enterprises in the first half, up 15.2% from last year, an average of 10,000 new enterprises per month. Read more

Guangzhou Foreigners:The number of Guangzhou’s foreign residents has increased 1.6% to 83,400, mostly from South Korea, Japan and the US. Read more

Tariffs down:The second amendment to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) has reduced RMB240 million of tariffs for Shenzhen companies since last July. Read more.

Zhongshan Listcos Up:Zhongshan has 34 listed companies and 60 on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ), raising RMB78.7 billion in total. Read more.

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