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Global production landscape a result of market competition, international division of labor



BEIJING, May 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — A report from People’s Daily: Since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, the continuous development of productivity and economic globalization has led to the accelerated flow of production factors worldwide.

As a result, the distribution of manufacturing capacity in different countries and regions has been constantly changing, forming a dynamic global pattern of production capacity.

This is an objective phenomenon determined by economic laws under market economy, which requires a science-based and rational understanding.

The global production landscape is a result of economic globalization. Under open market economy, an international division of labor has been formed due to the comparative advantages of countries. Through international trade, they share the benefits brought about by this division of labor and specialization. This is the inherent logic behind economic globalization and free trade.

For example, according to a report by the Semiconductor Industry Association of the United States, semiconductor companies headquartered in the United States reported total sales of $275 billion in 2022, accounting for 48 percent of the global market. In the $180.5 billion semiconductor market in China, American companies held a share of 53.4 percent.

Another example is Japanese carmaker Toyota. The company sold nearly 10.31 million vehicles worldwide in the 2023 fiscal year, and nearly 8.78 million were sold outside Japan.

This situation, where production capacity exceeds domestic market demand in a country, is not “overcapacity” as claimed. Instead, it is a natural phenomenon of international division of labor and specialization based on comparative advantages during the process of economic globalization. It is one of the manifestations of market mechanisms.

The global production landscape is a result of the law of value. In market competition, capacity with higher production efficiency can obtain higher profits by offering lower prices, thereby eliminating capacity with lower efficiency. In this process, the coexistence of efficient and inefficient capacity is not indicative of overcapacity, but rather a necessary stage for the law of value to take effect.

For instance, with technological advancements and the growing popularity of green development concepts, new energy vehicles are gradually replacing traditional fuel-powered cars.

According to the International Energy Agency’s “Global Electric Vehicle (EV) Outlook 2024” report, global EV sales reached nearly 14 million units in 2023, accounting for 18 percent of the total. It is projected that by 2030, 1/3 of cars running on Chinese roads will be electric, while the proportion in the United States and the European Union is expected to approach 1/5.

Given the global trend of new energy vehicle development, the supply-demand gap in the global new energy vehicle industry is widening, indicating that efficient capacity is not in surplus but rather insufficient.

Therefore, it is the market that should determine, in the global context, which industries have overcapacity and identify surplus capacity. Excluding competition under the pretext of “overcapacity” goes against the fundamental principles and rules of a market economy and fails to meet the requirements of the law of value. It will inevitably lead to monopolies, inefficiency, and stagnation, which are detrimental to the long-term development of any country.

The global production landscape is a result of economic laws and technological innovation. Regions with active innovation and rapid technological progress tend to have a greater variety of production capacities and faster capacity upgrades. Competition, mergers, and acquisitions among capacities with different technological levels and routes are inevitable in this process.

The rise of China’s new energy vehicle industry can be attributed to the overall innovation in energy drive systems such as batteries and motors, which is driven by green and low-carbon development.

This innovation has led to the concentration of high-quality global new energy capacities in China. Last year, over half of the Tesla vehicles delivered worldwide were produced by the company’s Shanghai Gigafactory. International companies such as Bosch, Magna, and BASF have also expanded their research and development investments in the Chinese market.

The overall innovation and rise of China’s new energy vehicle industry not only meet the demands of the Chinese market, but also bridge the global supply-demand gap in the industry and contribute to green development.

Hildegard Muller, president of the German Association of the Automotive Industry, believes that the development of the Chinese EV industry and the vitality of the Chinese market are beneficial to the global automotive industry.

As the world’s largest manufacturing country and the largest exporter of goods, China is witnessing the rise of numerous emerging industries and enterprises, as well as a constant push for innovation and competition driven by technological advancements. This showcases the country’s economic vitality and creativity, rather than excessive investment and overcapacity.

The global realignment of production capacity driven by market forces will continue to progress despite setbacks. In recent years, some countries have pursued “decoupling” and implemented measures such as “small yard, high fence,” “friend-shoring,” and “capacity backup” for political purposes. These actions have resulted in excessive duplication of production and global overcapacity. Such anti-globalization actions that exclude competition and violate the principles of market economy, have raised global production costs, reduced economic efficiency, and harmed the welfare of global consumers and the interests of related industries.

Faced with the continued growth and development of China’s manufacturing industry, the correct and positive approach should be to engage in open and fair competition with Chinese companies, while also seeking opportunities for cooperation and mutual progress.

Openness brings progress, while seclusion leads to backwardness. This is an important lesson that China has learned from its history over the past two centuries, and it will continue to be tested in the new century.

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Tan Xuguang: Driving Strategic Collaboration with Leading Global Industry Enterprises



MUNICH, May 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — From May 22nd to 23rd, 2024, Tan Xuguang, along with a delegation, convened in Munich, Germany, to conduct a visit and engagement with prominent entities including Germany’s TÜV Süd Group, FEV GmbH, and MAN Truck & Bus Group, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. The primary objective of this initiative was to tackle the challenges posed by the advent of the new technological landscape. Central to this endeavor was the establishment of a succession of strategic cooperation agreements aimed at harmonizing global cooperation frameworks.

On May 23rd, 2024, Tan Xuguang and his delegation paid a visit to the MAN Truck & Bus Group, operating under the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Traton Group. During this visit, they engaged in comprehensive discussions with Christian Levin, who serves as both the Chairman and CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Traton Group and as the President and CEO of the Scania Commercial Vehicles Group. The focal point of these discussions revolved around the anticipated competitive dynamics and technological trajectories within the global commercial vehicle industry.

Christian Levin articulated, “Throughout the past year, our management teams have participated in numerous efficient and pragmatic visits and exchanges, resulting in the elevation of our cooperative relationship to unprecedented heights. We hold deep admiration for the accomplishments of the Sinotruk Group within the global heavy-duty truck market in recent years. The alignment of our industrial chain layouts presents mutually beneficial synergies, paving the way for extensive strategic cooperation opportunities. We eagerly anticipate the deepening of exchanges and collaboration within the realm of new technologies, with the overarching goal of achieving development that is mutually advantageous.”

Tan Xuguang asserted, “The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Traton Group has consistently served as a benchmark from which we derive invaluable insights. The longstanding successful collaboration between the Sinotruk Group and the MAN Truck & Bus Group in Germany spanning 15 years underscores our status as close strategic partners. Irrespective of past, present, or future, our alliance remains steadfast. We are resolutely committed to broadening cooperation across the comprehensive spectrum of ‘traditional energy + new energy’ and dual industrial chains, thereby facilitating win-win outcomes in the global arena of cooperation and competition.”

Tan Xuguang and his delegation conducted a tour of the intelligent heavy truck factory operated by the MAN Truck & Bus Group. Throughout the duration of the visit and ensuing discussions, Alexander Vlaskamp, Chairman and CEO of the MAN Truck & Bus Group, provided continuous accompaniment, offering insights and facilitating exchanges.

On May 22nd, 2024, Tan Xuguang presided over a strategic technology seminar held in Munich, facilitating collaboration between Weichai and the German engine technology consulting company, FEV. The seminar brought together experts from both FEV and Weichai headquarters, fostering extensive exchanges and discussions pertaining to product enhancements, competitive benchmarking, and future strategic planning.

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2024 Blockchain Critical Trend: Unveiling New Financial and Development Opportunities in Southeast Asia




None Group, a leading blockchain group, today released its 2024 Blockchain Critical Trend report, providing a comprehensive overview of the blockchain ecosystem in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. The report highlights key trends, regulatory frameworks, and emerging opportunities for businesses, investors, policymakers, and technology enthusiasts.

Blockchain Critical Trend” released by None Group is now available for download.

Southeast Asia Emerges as a Global Financial Hub with Blockchain at the Forefront

Southeast Asia, with its unique financial landscape and over 400 million active internet users, has become a global financial hotspot, especially in the wake of the pandemic. Recognizing this opportunity, None Group has collaborated with strategy partners such as the Taiwan FinTech Association, Bitcoin Addict (Thailand), Coin98 (Vietnam), Coinvestasi (Indonesia), and Malaysia Blockchain Week to bring together 14 industry leaders to share their market insights and unveil exclusive investment opportunities.

To further promote cross-border collaboration between Southeast Asia and Taiwan, None Group will host blockchain trend release events in Vietnam and Taiwan. The Vietnam event will be held on June 5, while the Taiwan event is scheduled for July 10. These events will focus on industry trends and related blockchain topics.

Key Highlights of the 2024 Blockchain Critical Trend

The 2024 Blockchain Critical Trend report unveils the Southeast Asia blockchain landscape, covering various segments and project details. The report highlights three key takeaways:

  • Focus and Attitudes of Southeast Asian Governments
  • Expert Insights into the Industry Ecosystem
  • Cross-Border Collaboration Opportunities and Potential Explosion Points

Read the full 2024 Blockchain Critical Trend (TaiwanThailandVietnamIndonesiaMalaysiaSingaporePhilippines)

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Operation aims to strengthen the Company’s financial position and maintain growth strategy

SAO PAULO, May 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Oncoclínicas&Co (B3: ONCO3), a leading oncology company headquartered in Latin America, has announced that the enterprise has approved a capital increase of R$ 1.5 billion at a Board of Directors meeting held on May 22, 2024.

This capital increase complies with the ceiling established within the company’s Articles of Association and does not require any statutory change. The capital increase will be carried out through the issuance of 115.4 million new registered ordinary shares with no par value.

With this issuance, Oncoclínicas&Co strengthens its capital structure, significantly reduces leverage, and increases liquidity to continue to provide better access to advanced oncology treatments to cancer patients, achieve economies of scale, and optimize the costs associated,

Investors of the Quíron Multi-Strategy Equity Investment Fund (“Quíron”) and the Tessália Multi-Strategy Equity Investment Fund (“Tessália”), investment vehicles anchored by Banco Master, entered into an investment agreement with the company and committed to subscribe up to R$ 1 billion of new shares, to be issued by Oncoclínicas&Co.

In addition, founding shareholder and CEO Bruno Lemos Ferrari announced his intention to subscribe up to R$ 500 million worth of new shares.

“The capital increase significantly strengthens our capital structure and makes us even better equipped to take advantage of future growth opportunities, while continuing to provide exceptional quality care with an acute focus on our patients and their families,” emphasized Ferrari.

The terms of the capital increase provide for the issuance of new shares at a price of R$ 13.00 per share, representing a premium of 89% over the market value, based on a recent valuation by XP Finanças Assessoria Financeira Ltda. The funds raised will be used to reduce the company’s consolidated debt, improve its cash position, maintain its growth strategy, continue its organic expansion plans, and for general corporate use.

Josephina Multi-Strategy Equity Investment Fund and Josephina II Multi-Strategy Equity Investment Fund (together the “FIPs”), investment vehicles of Goldman Sachs, have agreed to transfer their respective preferential rights to the investors of Quíron and Tessália as part of the capital increase.

Daniel Vorcaro, President of Banco Master, emphasized that “…Healthcare is one of the markets with the greatest growth potential in Brazil in the coming years, whether in the pharmaceutical industry, primary care or high value-added services, arenas where Oncoclínicas&Co occupies a prominent position in Latin America. Being part of a company that is revolutionizing access to oncology treatments in the country, alongside Goldman Sachs, is a great opportunity and indeed a privilege for our company to undertake.”

According to João Padin, Vice President of Corporate Equity Investments at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, the transaction demonstrates the attractiveness and strength of Oncoclínicas&Co’s business model.

“The funds raised are important for continuing the growth strategy and strengthening the Group’s capital structure. In this way, Oncoclínicas&Co underlines the solidity of its business and its commitment to the quality of the services offered to patients,” he added.

The notice to shareholders is available on the Investor Relations website of Oncoclínicas&Co, the CVM website and the B3 S.A. website.

Oncoclínicas&Co reaffirms its commitment to transparency and corporate governance and will keep its shareholders and the market informed of the next steps in this capital increase process.

Note To Editors:

Last year alone, the company carried out more than 600,000 procedures and has expanded its service capacity in recent years to meet the growing demand for cancer treatment. Forecasts from cancer institutes around the world and in Brazil point to a significant increase in the disease over the next two decades, mainly due to an aging population. In Brazil, the National Cancer Institute expects more than 700,000 new cases per year in the period 2023-2025.

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