care, theme parks, pet boarding services are expanding the sector.
The Spring Festival holiday in February was a peak period for such services as more pet ow
ners tended to make use of luxury pet hotels as ordinary boarding kennels were overbooked.
Beijing-based Liu Ronghuan, 35, a college teacher, said she was quite satisfied with the pet hotel she chose for her cat.
It offered fancy services like massages, beauty salons, and pet portrait photos. The s
even-day stay cost Liu about 5,000 yuan, almost the same price as a three-star hotel room.
“Compared with the price, I cared more about whe
ther my cat was having an enjoyable time during the family reunion time,” Liu said.
Find X in Paris, marking its official foray into Europe. As of January, it had entered nine European markets, including Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Wu Qiang, who is in charge of Oppo’s overseas business, said the company is not adopting an aggressi
ve strategy in overseas markets. Instead, it strictly follows CEO Chen Mingyong’s principle of “eating rice bite by bite”.
“We will only enter the next market after doing a good job in existing markets,” Wu said.
Oppo’s intensified interest in foreign countries came after the Chinese sma
rtphone market hit a saturation point, with shipments declining for several quarters.
From September to December of 2018, smartphone shipments in China plunged almost 10 pe
rcent year-on-year, according to data from market research company International Data Corp or IDC.
Though Oppo outgrew the industry average to achieve an annual expansion rate of 1.5 pe
rcent in that time-frame, there is still a pressing need to look for new opportunities, Wu said.
Based on the individual income tax differentials between the Chinese mainland and
Hong Kong, overseas high-end talent and professionals in short supply that work in the Greater Bay Area will g
et subsidies from Guangdong province and Shenzhen municipality to offset the differentials, according to the MOF.
The subsidies will be exempt from paying individual income tax.
The policy, effective from January 2019 to the end of 2023, applies to nine cities in Guangdo
ng — Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing, the ministry said.
It said the move aimed to encourage the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Consisting of the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and the nine cities in
Guangdong, the area covers 56,000 square km. It had a combined population of about 70 million at the end of 2017.
that a stay of less than 24 hours on the mainland will not be counted as a day, and the count started from Jan. 1 this year.
The adjustment marked more generous tax exemptions on overseas-sourced incomes of foreigne
rs and non-mainland citizens working in the mainland. The move will attract more foreign investm
ent and overseas talent to work in the mainland, the STA said in a statement on its website.
Previously, the exemption was for tax residents who have lived on the mainland for less than five years.A house collapse triggered by a lan
dslide in North China’s Shanxi province has caused 10 deaths and left another 10 missing, local authorities said Sunday.
As of 10 am Sunday, 16 people had been pulled out of the debris and sent to hospital, but three failed to respond to medical treatment. Seven were found dead at the site.
So far, three of the 13 injured have left hospital after treatment, while 10 remain missing.
The rescuers are searching for the missing with the help of rescue dogs and equipment, the local government said.
The accident occurred at around 6:10 pm Friday in the township of Zaoling in Linfen
city, when a landslide toppled two residential buildings, a makeshift house and a public bathhouse.