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 The country is expected to send more than 120 million passengers during the New Year’s Day holiday

 The central bank agrees to change Alipay to have no actual controller

 OpenAI annualized revenue exceeds $1.6 billion

 Baidu affiliate Moon terminates acquisition of YY Live Broadcast

 New energy vehicle manufacturing report card 2023

 Indian court orders release of two vivo executives

 Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court: AI will change the way courts work

 The screen size of the iPhone 16 series may reach up to 6.9 inches

 Xpeng X9 officially launched, priced from 359,800 yuan

 The ideal MEGA conference is scheduled for March 1

⛰ Dong Yuhui announced that the new account will be launched on January 9

 Hideo Kojima: "Death Stranding 2" and "OD" will be produced simultaneously this year

 TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO New Balance x Snow Peak joint shoes officially released

 The national movie box office in 2023 is 54.915 billion

 Movie "Wild Child" releases New Year's Day greetings

 "7 Days" officially announced starring Jiang Qiming and Zhang Yifan

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The country is expected to send more than 120 million passengers during the New Year’s Day holiday

According to Xinhua News Agency, during the 2024 New Year's Day holiday, the country's railways, highways, waterways, and civil aviation are expected to transport a total of more than 120 million passengers, an increase of 78.4% over the same period in 2023.

According to estimates from the data center of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, during the three-day New Year's Day holiday, 135 million domestic tourism trips were made across the country, a year-on-year increase of 155.3%, and domestic tourism revenue was 79.73 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 200.7%.

The popularity of ice and snow tourism continues to rise. Fliggy data shows that the number of ice and snow tour bookings during the New Year's Day holiday increased by 126% year-on-year. Harbin, Changchun, Urumqi, Zhangjiakou, etc. are popular destinations for ice and snow tours. Guangdong, Zhejiang and Shanghai are the main source of tourists for ice and snow tourism.

The central bank agrees to change Alipay to have no actual controller

Recently, the People's Bank of China updated the notice of major changes in licensing information for non-bank payment institutions, which showed that it agreed to change Alipay (China) Network Technology Co., Ltd. to have no actual controller.

Ant Group's subsidiaries, including Hang Seng Electronics and Cathay Property & Casualty Insurance, have also been simultaneously changed to have no actual controllers.

Ant Group stated that the voting rights structure adjustment plan for Ant Group’s major shareholders was announced in January 2023. The relevant procedures have been completed and the delivery has been completed. This adjustment will not have an impact on the daily operations of the relevant companies.

In January 2023, Ant Group issued an announcement stating that in order to continue to improve corporate governance and achieve long-term sustainable development, it plans to take a series of upgrade measures at the board of directors and shareholder levels, including introducing more independent directors, adjusting the voting rights structure of major shareholders, Promote shareholder voting rights to be more transparent and decentralized, etc.

At the shareholder level, the core of the adjustment is the change in the voting rights of major shareholders: from Jack Ma and his concerted parties jointly exercising share voting rights, to 10 natural persons including Ant Group’s management, employee representatives and founder Jack Ma independently exercising share voting rights. right to vote.

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OpenAI annualized revenue exceeds $1.6 billion

According to The Information, citing two people familiar with the matter, OpenAI's recent annualized revenue increased to $1.6 billion from $1.3 billion in mid-October due to strong growth in the ChatGPT product.

The latest annualized revenue figures indicate that OpenAI is generating at least $130 million per month by selling its ChatGPT Plus membership subscription service and allowing software developers to access its models through APIs.

After cooperating with Microsoft, OpenAI also receives a certain amount of revenue from Microsoft's sales of OpenAI models to Microsoft cloud customers.

Some OpenAI management believes the company can reach $5 billion in annual revenue by the end of 2024, while others believe it can reach a higher figure, according to two people familiar with the matter.

According to previous reports by Bloomberg, OpenAI is raising a new round of financing at a valuation of US$100 billion, which is approximately 62 times its expected revenue.

Baidu affiliate Moon terminates acquisition of YY Live Broadcast, Huanju responds: seeking legal advice

According to an announcement from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Moon, a related party of Baidu, terminated its equity acquisition agreement for YY Live in accordance with the previously signed agreement.

According to the announcement, Moon signed an equity acquisition agreement with Huanju Group on YY’s domestic video entertainment live broadcast business on November 16, 2020, and agreed that if the transaction is not completed before the deadline, either party to the transaction has the right to terminate the agreement.

As of December 31, 2023, the final deadline of the agreement, all the delivery prerequisites stipulated in the share purchase agreement have not been met.

In response, Huanju Group announced that it had received a notice from a Baidu affiliate to terminate the share purchase agreement in November 2020.

The sale of YY Live to Baidu was substantially completed on February 8, 2021, and certain matters still need to be completed in the future, but Baidu claimed in the notice that it had exercised its right to terminate the share purchase agreement to cancel the transaction.

In response, Huanju Group is seeking legal advice and will consider all options available to it in response to Baidu's notice.

New energy vehicle manufacturing report card 2023

In December 2023, Li Auto delivered 50,353 new cars, a year-on-year increase of 137.1%; a total of 376,030 vehicles were delivered throughout 2023, a year-on-year increase of 182.2%.

Xpeng Motors delivered 20,115 new cars in December, a year-on-year increase of 78%; a total of 141,601 vehicles will be delivered in 2023, a year-on-year increase of 17%.

NIO delivered 18,012 new cars in December, a year-on-year increase of 13.9%; a total of 160,038 new cars will be delivered in 2023, a year-on-year increase of 30.7%.

AITO Wenjie series delivered 24,468 new cars in December, a month-on-month increase of 29.96%. A total of 94,380 vehicles were delivered in 2023, and the Wenjie M9 has exceeded 30,000 units.

Jikrypton delivered 13,476 new vehicles in December, a year-on-year increase of 18.9%; the cumulative delivery volume in 2023 will reach 118,685 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 65%.

BYD sold 341,043 vehicles in December, a year-on-year increase of 45%. Cumulative sales in 2023 will be 30,244.17 million vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 61.8%.​​​

Indian court orders release of two vivo executives

According to Reuters, an Indian court ordered the release of two senior employees of vivo's Indian subsidiary on December 30.

According to previous reports, India’s Central Enforcement Bureau, India’s anti-financial crime agency, arrested the interim CEO and CFO of vivo’s Indian branch in December on suspicion of money laundering.

In response, a vivo spokesperson said: "We are deeply shocked by the current actions of the authorities. The recent arrests indicate that harassment continues, bringing uncertainty to the entire industry." The company will resolutely use all legal means to respond and challenge these allegations.

 Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court: AI will change the way courts work

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said artificial intelligence will change the way U.S. courts operate, although human judges will be around "for a while."

Roberts said in his year-end report that AI tools will change the way judges work and their understanding of "the role that AI plays in the adjudication of cases."

He said AI has the potential to increase access to justice for poor litigants, revolutionize legal research and assist courts in resolving cases faster and cheaper. Roberts also pointed to privacy concerns and the inability of current technology to replicate human judgment.

Roberts stressed that "any use of artificial intelligence requires caution and humility," and that examples have emerged of AI-generated legal briefs citing false cases and misrepresenting facts.

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The screen size of the iPhone 16 series may reach up to 6.9 inches

Since the launch of the iPhone 12 series in 2020, the size of the iPhone has not changed significantly. But this will change with the launch of the iPhone 16 series in 2024.

According to MacRumors, the screen size of the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max models will be significantly larger than that of the 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max.

Multiple sources show that the screen sizes of iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max will reach 6.3 inches and 6.9 inches respectively. The current models are 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches respectively.

As the screen size increases, the iPhone's body size will also increase, which will give Apple more space for internal components. For example, iPhone 16 Pro models could feature larger, more durable batteries, and the screen itself could be improved.

Xpeng X9 officially launched, priced from 359,800 yuan

Yesterday, Xpeng Motors’ first MPV, the Xpeng X9, was officially launched. Xpeng X9 has launched a total of 4 configuration models, with prices ranging from 359,800 yuan to 419,800 yuan, and will start delivery this month.

The Xpeng X9 has a wheelbase of 3160mm, adopts a 2+2+3 seat layout, and the interior area reaches 7.7㎡. The third row of seats supports one-touch electric magic storage to further expand the interior space.

According to reports, the Xpeng X9 is built based on the Fuyao architecture and is equipped with the XNGP full-scenario intelligent assisted driving system and the XOS Dimensity system’s smart cockpit.

In terms of power, the maximum power of the Xpeng X9 motor is 235kW in the front and 135kW in the rear. The maximum torque is 640N·m. The acceleration time from 0-100km/h is only 5.7 seconds, and the top speed is 200km/h.

Equipped with 84.5kWh and 101.5kWh battery packs, the CLTC pure electric cruising range is available in 610km, 640km and 702km. The new car is equipped with an 800V high-voltage SiC silicon carbide platform as standard, and the battery life can be increased by up to 300km after 10 minutes of charging.

The ideal MEGA conference is scheduled for March 1

Li Auto announced that the Li Auto MEGA will be officially released on March 1, 2024. It will be delivered as soon as it is released, and the volume will be increased as soon as it is delivered.

Users who pre-order Ideal MEGA before March 1 will enjoy free upgrade rights to Ideal 20kW DC charging piles (7kW AC charging piles are standard for Ideal MEGA, and the upgrade rights are worth 10,000 yuan), and the home charging time only takes 5.5 hours.

Booking users who do not have the conditions to install 20kW DC charging piles will enjoy the same value of 6,000 kilowatt-hours of Ideal super charging rights (valid for 5 years, and can be used by all Ideal cars under the same account).

Ideal MEGA is now available for pre-order on the official website, with a reservation deposit of 5,000 yuan, and the official selling price will be within 600,000 yuan.

Ideal MEGA uses a dual-motor power system with a total power of 400kW. It is first equipped with Kirin 5C battery, which is claimed to "recharge for 500 kilometers in 12 minutes."

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Dong Yuhui announced that the new account will be launched on January 9

Recently, Oriental Selection anchor Dong Yuhui released a video announcing that a new account 100% controlled by Oriental Selection will be launched on January 9, 2024.

On December 26, Dong Yuhui's new Douyin account "Walking with Hui" was officially opened. As of January 1, 2024, the account showed that it had more than 3 million fans and only posted 4 videos.

Previously, Oriental Selection, which had experienced the "little composition" controversy, had undergone many personnel changes. Dong Yuhui announced that he would take a break and continue live broadcasting on a new independent account "Walking with Hui" to position cultural tourism-related products.

Hideo Kojima: "Death Stranding 2" and "OD" will be produced simultaneously this year

Yesterday, Hideo Kojima released a New Year's greeting card for the Year of the Dragon drawn by Yoji Shinkawa and RYU, and said that this year will be the year when "Death Stranding 2" and "OD" will be produced simultaneously, and "Death Stranding 2" will also start recording Japanese dubbing.

Kojima Hideo said that because he wants to focus on making games, he wants to reduce the frequency of business trips this year, but it cannot be reduced to zero because he has to film and produce the movie version of "OD" and "Death Stranding" and other projects.

In addition, the talk show "HideoTube (ヒデチュー)" hosted by Hideo Kojima and Kenji Yano is also scheduled to return.

TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO New Balance x Snow Peak joint shoes officially released

Recently, Snow Peak teamed up with New Balance TOKYO DESIGN STUDIO to launch a new collaborative shoe "Niobium Concept 3".

The "Niobium Concept 3" shell has an eVent waterproof and breathable upper. The white and gray gradient color scheme draws inspiration from the snowy fields, and the external sole unit pays tribute to the MT580 shoe shape.

Meanwhile, the inner boot showcases an original graphic textile design, with insulation provided by lightweight and waterproof PRIMALOFT material. The collaborative shoes will be available at select New Balance retailers on January 5, 2024.

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The national movie box office in 2023 is 54.915 billion

According to statistics from the National Film Administration, the national movie box office in 2023 was 54.915 billion yuan.

The box office of domestic films was 46.005 billion yuan, accounting for 83.77%. The number of moviegoers in urban theaters was 1.299 billion. There were 73 films with a box office of over 100 million yuan throughout the year, including 50 domestic films.

Movie "Wild Child" releases New Year's Day greetings

The movie "Wild Child" directed by Yin Ruoxin released a New Year's Day holiday picture, showing the backs of teenagers and children, and the green fields and hope in front.

Starring Wang Junkai, the film also stars Deng Jiajia, Chen Yongsheng, Pan Binlong, Guan Zixie, Chi Xingkai, etc. It tells the story of Ma Liang (played by Wang Junkai), a young man who lives a wandering life, and Xuanxuan, a boy who has never met him before, and they form a small family by chance. .

The same encounter made the two teenagers rely on each other for warmth and see the light of life. However, a group of uninvited guests broke their peaceful life. Ma Liang was determined to protect his brother and their home at all costs. The film is expected to be released in 2024.​​​

"7 Days" officially announced starring Jiang Qiming and Zhang Yifan

The romance film "7 Days" produced by Yin Lu and written and directed by Qiu Yujie has been officially announced, starring Jiang Qiming and Zhang Yifan.

It tells the story of Chen Choushi (played by Jiang Qiming) who accidentally meets a girl Wen Qian (played by Zhang Yifan) in a dental clinic, and the two begin a wonderful love affair.

When the relationship developed further, Chen Choushi confessed his secret to Wen Qian – he had been able to see a string of numbers above the girl's head since he was a child, which was the length of their relationship, while his time with Wen Qian was only seven days. …

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