ered on consensus, social harmony, stability and discipline, are more important and rel
evant than ever in the face of challenges－such as protectionism and terrorism－confronting the world today.
Joefe Santarita, dean of the Asian Center at the University of the Philippines, said Asian values promote consensual approach and communitari
anism rather than individualism, and they prioritize social order and harmony as well as respect for elders, discipline and a pate
rnalistic state along with the primary role of government in economic development.
“Asian values are the salient ingredients on how to learn to work tog
ether through trust and consequently promote globalization,” Santarita told China Da
ily. He cited China’s guanxi, a cultural concept that stresses deep personal connections and maintaining relations.
“Guanxi is a clear manifestation of a success story of a cultural element that is aptly applied
in the business sector. Trust is a fundamental element for Chinese businessmen who have engaged in com
mercial partnerships and international trading systems for centuries,” he said.
Beethoven’s first piano concerto, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, was written in 1795 and hi
s last piano concerto, Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 was written between 1809 and 1811.
The last piano concerto is also known as the Emperor Concerto
and the composition exudes a powerful, grand and heroic mood.
The five completed piano concertos cover the entire music career of the composer.
Buchbinder, 74, who was the youngest student ever to have enrolled to study at the Vie
nna Academy of Music at the age of 5, twice recorded the full cycle of Beethoven piano concertos in 2007 and 2011.
In 1986, Buchbinder performed all of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas for the first time at the Wiener Musikverein.
ames was unveiled in February. Plans aim to optimize the venues’ designs and operations to be beneficial to the hosting regions after 2022.
“Here, you have the venues from 2008 that are going to be used
in 2022 for a complete set of winter sports. This is a wonderful legacy story,” said Juan Anto
nio Samaranch, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.
Powering all the 2022 venues using green energy while minimizing environmental impacts, while p
lanning for their post-Games operations, are key in venue preparation this year, Liu said.
To support the preparations financially, Beijing 2022 has signed nine domestic marketing partners and four second-tier spon
sors, while the Games’ licensing program, which was launched early last year, has contributed 257 million yuan ($38
million) in sales of more than 780 types of products with the Winter Games logo as of the first quarter this year.
With participants from 86 countries and regions, this year’s event attracted nearly 5,800 industry insiders from 2,645 companie
s and organizations, who signed 1,368 deals and cooperation agreements worth up to 14 billion yuan.
A report released during the festival says Chinese cinemas screened 34 domestic animated features that grossed 1.62 billi
on yuan in total in 2018, a rise of 13.3 percent on the output and a 24.5 percent increase in revenue, respectively, compared to 2017.
For many international filmmakers, China‘s expanding cartoon and animation industry has gripped their attention.
“I think Chinese animation production is already headed in a great direction,” says Joe D’Am
brosia, senior vice-president of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior.
As one of the guest speakers of the festival’s master classes, D‘Ambrosia joined Disney in 2011 and has played a cr
ucial role in steering the company to the top of preschool TV networks in the United States consecutively from 2013 to 2018.
unt for about 20 percent of the total, but they have quadrupled in the past two years.
“If you can prove to small-town youths that the products are useful, they are willing to pay,” Lan said. “Some inno
vative Saky products have also seen rapid growth in lower-tier markets, including one that removes stains from teeth.”
Chen, from Roland Berger, said that while small-town youths are narrowing the gap with their count
erparts in bigger cities in many ways, they still have many distinct demands. If companies want to win t
hem over, it is important for them to have a deep understanding of lower-tier markets and to draw up strategies acc
ordingly, whether in building brand awareness, or providing specialized products and distribution channels.
For example, while helping a jewelry company to access lower-tier markets, he found tha
t jade inlaid with gold is very popular, although it is considered unfashionable by consumers in large cities.