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New $1 Million Art Prize Is World’s Largest

“Set to be handed over for the first time this October in Shanghai, the Nomura Art Award will give a single contemporary artist with an established body of work the funds to ‘support an ambitious new project that the winner did not previously have the means to realize,’ as the announcement puts it.” – Artsy
Tags: Art, Shanghai, Visual, Nomura, 03.20.19

Asian shares gain as Fed says it will hold off on rate hikes

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced across Asia on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.9 percent to 3,119.72 while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.2 percent to 29,371.12. South Korea’s Kospi climbed 0.5 percent to 2,187.71, while Australia’s S&P ASX […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Business, News, Australia, Ap, Nation, Shanghai, Federal Reserve, Bangkok, Fed, KOSPI

Wong Kar-wai to Direct Adaptation of Jin Yucheng Novel Blossoms

Wong Kar-wai to direct adaptation of Jin Yucheng novel Blossoms Wong Kar-wai is stepping back behind the camera for the first time since 2013’s The Grandmaster , according to The Film Stage. The Hong Kong-based director best known for his film Chunking Express  is eyeing a 2020 release for his newest project, Blossoms. The film will be based on the novel of the same name written by Jin Yucheng in 2013. The book takes a large scope, featuring many characters and following storylines in...
Tags: Hong Kong, Movies, Annapurna, Shanghai, Gucci, Blossoms, Leung, Wong Kar, Kar, ComingSoon, Wong Kar Wai, Tony Leung, Kar Wai, Jin Yucheng, Hong Kong Writers Film Association, Maggie Cheung Police Story

Grimes speaks out about her feelings for Elon Musk and what it's been like since his 'funding secured' scandal

Grimes was featured in a profile for WSJ Magazine ahead of the release of her newest album. In the interview, Grimes discussed her relationship with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who she referred to as a "super-interesting goddamn person." Grimes said it was "disturbing" to see how much attention she garnered from a since-deleted tweet from last year, in which she wrote that Musk hasn't prevented Tesla employees from unionizing. Grimes declined to comment on her feud with singer Azealia Banks that stem...
Tags: Elon Musk, Banks, China, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Azealia Banks, Shanghai, Nintendo, SEC, Fox News, Grimes, WSJ, Musk, Tesla Gigafactory, Securities Exchange Commission

5 Excellent Free Software Options For Creating Music At Home

The ubiquity (and quality) of available home recording software has dramatically lessened the cost of DIY recording, but with so many options available, it can be difficult to know exactly where to begin. Here, we breakdown five of the best. ____________________ Guest post by Evan Zwisler of Soundfly's Flypaper The prevalence and quality of home recording software available today has made recording music at home so much cheaper than it was 30 years ago. But still, for those of us ju...
Tags: Music, New York, Diy, California, Macbook, Brooklyn, Guest Post, Shanghai, Musicians, Recording, Garageband, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Tracktion, Giada

Asian markets mixed as investors look ahead to Fed report

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement. Fresh news on China-U.S. trade talks raised spirits, helping Chinese benchmarks to trim early losses. The Shanghai Composite was flat at 3,090.62 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.2 percent to 29,399.89. White House officials said Tuesday that […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Business, News, White House, China, Ap, Nation, Shanghai, Federal Reserve, Bangkok, Fed

The Egg House pop-up has arrived in L.A., and it’s ready to crack you up

Your parents told you not to play with your food, but at Egg House having fun is encouraged. Biubiu Xu’s immersive art installation Egg House – which we warned you was coming – originated in New York, traveled to Shanghai and now has rolled into Los Angeles. Opening March 20, Egg House features 12 egg-themed scenes inspired by iconic Southern California life, including a pink and blue basketball court honoring the Staples Center, a Santa Monica beach with a sea of “eggs” and a tiny room with eve...
Tags: Food, New York, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Shanghai, Staples Center, Southern California, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier, Knott, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN

TikTok parent Bytedance is getting serious about games

A turbulent 2018 for China’s gaming market hasn’t held back newcomers. Bytedance, the world’s most valuable startup behind a collection of rising new media apps including TikTok and Jinri Toutiao, is making a further push into video games after it took control of a mobile game developer through a roundabout deal. According to a business registration filing, Shanghai Mokun has become wholly owned by Beijing Zhaoxi Guangnian, a second-tier subsidiary of Bytedance. Mokun is a mobile game developer ...
Tags: Gaming, Asia, Entertainment, China, Tech, Shanghai, Tencent, WeChat, Mobile Game Developer, Activision Blizzard, WeChat Tencent, Toutiao, Bytedance, Jinri Toutiao, Tiktok, Games Publisher

‘Public uproar’ – critics round on Cannavaro over China role

Shanghai (AFP) – Fabio Cannavaro’s first task as China coach may be to win over a sceptical public after his appointment was met with criticism and even anger. Former players and state media questioned the... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Afp, Fabio Cannavaro, Cannavaro

SEC pushes court to hold Elon Musk in contempt over Tesla tweets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in blatant violation of a settlement agreement reached last year over securities fraud allegations, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a biting response to the court that argued the billionaire entrepreneur be held in contempt. The response, which was filed late Monday, is the latest salvo in the agency’s fight with Musk that was sparked by the now infamous “funding secured” tweet. The SEC filed a complaint in federal district court in September alle...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Washington, Court, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Shanghai, SEC, Epa, Model S, Musk, Model 3, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Model Y, Dane Butswinkas

25 FREE Things to do in Vancouver in 2019

We’ve lived in Vancouver for over 15 years and, during this time, we’ve hosted many first time visitors to the city. We’re often asked the question, “what are the most popular things to do in Vancouver?”  Our responses tend to vary depending on the time of year, but there are several places in Vancouver that we always recommend to first time visitors. The must see attractions that make Vancouver an awesome city. Last summer, we wrote a detailed post that highlights 25 Awesome Day Trips from Van...
Tags: Travel, Asia, San Francisco, Canada, New Brunswick, Alaska, Adventures, Shanghai, Vancouver, North America, Whistler, British Columbia, Chinatown, North Shore, Travel Stories, Top Lists

China's "pawn shops" have loaned $43B, mostly secured by real-estate

In reports of China's looming debt crisis, it's common to see references to the "shadow finance" or "shadow banking" system, but it's not always clear what these terms mean. One concrete -- and growing -- example of the shadow banking system is the Chinese "pawn-shop" industry, who have $43B in outstanding loans, mostly made to business-owners for working capital, and largely secured by real-estate holdings. These are essentially payday loans for businesses, and come with exorbitant intere...
Tags: Post, Business, News, China, Debt, Economics, Beijing, Shanghai, Graeber, Bloomberg News, Bubblenomics, Mmt, Shadow Banking, 30 Percent Apr

‘My adventure has come to an end’: emotional Pato quits China

Shanghai (AFP) – Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato on Saturday bid an emotional farewell to Chinese football after reportedly buying himself out of his contract at Tianjin Tianhai. The 29-year-old former AC Milan starlet failed to... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Ac Milan, Alexandre Pato, Afp, Tianjin Tianhai

Audi Q2L e-tron leaked ahead of debut next month

Weeks ahead of its official debut at Auto Shanghai 2019 next month, the Audi...
Tags: Shanghai, Autos, Audi

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal to meet in Indian Wells semifinal

INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 15: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland during their men’s singles quarter final match on day twelve of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 15, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) Hubert Hurkacz, of Poland, serves to Roger Federer, of Switzerland, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J...
Tags: California, Russia, Sports, Spain, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Shanghai, Dubai, Novak Djokovic, Switzerland, Poland, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Lafayette, Melinda Gates

A Communal Spot for the Tiger Moms of Shanghai by Wutopia Lab

The booming North Bunt area of the city of Shanghai carries an interesting juxtaposition between past and present, with a messily constructed yet historically rich suburban streetscape, blending with the fast-paced lives of the business executives and busy parents crowding the area. Wutopia Lab, a Chinese architectural firm that looks at tradition as the starting point for the multiple readings...
Tags: Art, Shanghai, Wutopia Lab

Italian legend Cannavaro named new coach of China

Shanghai (AFP) – Italian World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro was named coach of China on Friday, spearheading the ambitious country’s attempts to become a footballing force at last.  It was not immediately clear if the... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, Shanghai, Afp, Fabio Cannavaro, Cannavaro

Korean e-commerce unicorn Coupang hires Walmart’s former global chief compliance officer

Coupang, the unicorn that is defining e-commerce in Korea, announced today that it has hired Jay Jorgensen, Walmart’s former global chief ethics and compliance officer, to serve as its general counsel and chief compliance officer. Jorgensen will relocate to Seoul for the position. Founded in 2010, with a total of $3.4 billion raised from investors including SoftBank and a valuation of $9 billion, Coupang currently operates only in Korea, where it is the largest e-commerce player, but has offices...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Supreme Court, China, Ipo, Softbank, Walmart, Amazon Prime, United States, Shanghai, Alibaba, Korea, Seoul

Surging costs send shares of e-commerce challenger Pinduoduo down 17 percent

China’s new tech force Pinduoduo is continuing its race to upend the e-commerce space, even at the expense of its finances. The three-year-old startup earmarked some big wins from the 2018 fiscal year, but losses were even greater, dragging its shares down 17 percent on Wednesday after the firm released its latest earnings results. The Shanghai-based company is famous for offering cheap group deals; it’s able to keep prices down by sourcing directly from manufacturers and farmers, cutting out...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Asia, China, Supply Chain, Tech, E-commerce, Shanghai, Alibaba, Earnings, Alibaba Group, E-book, Online Marketplaces, Bytedance, Pinduoduo, Tiktok

Surging costs send shares of ecommerce challenger Pinduoduo down 17 percent

China’s new tech force Pinduoduo is continuing its race to upend the ecommerce space, even at the expense of its finances. The three-year-old startup earmarked some big wins from the 2018 fiscal year, but losses were even greater, dragging its shares down 17 percent on Wednesday after the firm released its latest earnings results. The Shanghai-based company is famous for offering cheap group deals and it’s able to keep prices down by sourcing directly from manufacturers and farmers, cutting out ...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Asia, China, Supply Chain, Tech, E-commerce, Shanghai, Alibaba, Earnings, Alibaba Group, E-book, Online Marketplaces, Bytedance, Pinduoduo, Tiktok

‘Fake’ coaches, fixers undermine China’s football ambitions

Shanghai (AFP) – Rapacious middlemen and coaches with forged or few qualifications are trying their luck in China’s fast-growing grassroots football, imperilling its ambitions to become a major force in the sport, insiders warn. At the behest of football-fan President Xi Jinping, for whom it is a soft-power tool, the world’s second-biggest economy is throwing resources at the game domestically. Central to that is getting more youngsters to play at schools, clubs and academies. The education min...
Tags: China, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, Uefa, Toulouse, Castro, Shenzhen, Afp, Shanghai SIPG, Xie, SIPG, Wu Lei, Chinese Super League CSL

Shanghai's hotly-anticipated tech board draws defectors from rivals

A growing number of companies trading on China's main over-the-counter (OTC) equity market are defecting to Shanghai's hotly-anticipated Nasdaq-style technology board, as they follow the money.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Shanghai

Geese in the Mall

This ad is hanging in Shanghai’s “Cloud 9” ( 龙之梦 ) shopping mall: First of all the repeating character is 鹅 , which means “goose.” In the circular logo, you can see a little characterplay going on with the goose head. Above that, you have “ 鹅,鹅,鹅 ” which, of course, reads “goose, goose, goose.” This is a famous first line of a classical Chinese poem. It’s famous because it’s so simple, so a lot of kids memorize it as one of their first (if not the first) classical poems committed to...
Tags: Food, Advertising, Language, Shanghai, Linguistics, Chinese characters, Characterplay

Cost of living around the world

Rent sucks everywhere . Half of the United States is rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than one-third of their income on rent. And when you hear a stat like that, sometimes you think moving to another country might help your situation. But the truth is, it’s tough around the world. To see exactly how tough it’s gotten, relatively, the furnished apartment experts at Nestpick examined 740 neighborhoods in 50 cities, then determined the annual salary a single person would need to live in ea...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, London, California, France, China, Germany, Boston, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, US, Toronto

SoftBank’s Son finds more love for early-stage investing, new fund planned: Reuters

SoftBank Group Corp has expanded its appetite for early-stage startups, with a venture capital unit set to launch its biggest fund for early investments as it opens new offices in Asia. The global fund from newly rebranded Seoul-based SoftBank Ventures Asia will be worth as much as $500 million and could launch next month, its CEO JP Lee told Reuters in an interview. By contrast, the average size of similar funds raised last year was just over $100 million, according to data provider Preqin. Sof...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Softbank, Tel Aviv, Trends, Shanghai, Alibaba, Tokyo, Funds, Son, Seoul, Jack Ma, Latin America

Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft safety

Following the tragic Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all people on board — at least 157 — China and Indonesia have ordered for all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes to be grounded in order to perform necessary safety inspections. The same model was involved in the fatal Lion Air crash in late October. Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation grounded every Max 8 plane operating in the country after the Lion Air crash, but allowed them to fly again one month later. Now, in the wake of another crash, ...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, China, Planes, New York Times, Airplanes, Shanghai, Airbus, Boeing, All, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Ministry of Transportation

NVIDIA and OpenAI’s capped returns

Editor’s note: Starting as a trial, the Extra Crunch Daily newsletter is going to be delivered Tuesday-Saturday, in order to faithfully analyze the happenings in the startup and financial world Monday-Friday. Open AI’s capped returns OpenAI announced yesterday that they are going to be offering a “capped return” security for investors as part of the for-profit/non-profit split the organization is creating: As mentioned above, economic returns for investors and employees are capped (with the ca...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, New York, Hardware, Microsoft, Government, China, Ipo, US, Linkedin, Beijing, Shanghai, Nvidia, Silicon Valley

China’s Qutoutiao is burning millions of dollars to take on TikTok parent

Chinese startup Bytedance is finding itself surrounded by challengers as its empire of new media products, including global video app TikTok and Chinese news aggregator Jinri Toutiao, gather steam. Tencent tried to play catch-up with a handful of new short-video services, and a Facebook clone of TikTok was reportedly in the making. Less famous players also tried to take on Bytedance, but the costs of keeping up with the world’s most valuable startup are high. One company that’s made its ma...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Asia, Yahoo, Entertainment, China, US, Tech, Software, Beijing, Shanghai, Tencent, Earnings, E-book, NetEase, Tan

Pelle hits another brace to grab point for Fellaini’s Shandong

Shanghai (AFP) – Former Italy striker Graziano Pelle struck twice to earn Marouane Fellaini’s Shandong Luneng a 2-2 draw with holders Kashima Antlers in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday. Former Manchester United star Fellaini... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Italy, Marouane Fellaini, Shanghai, Kashima Antlers, Afp, Graziano Pelle, Shandong, Pelle, Shandong Luneng

Audi Q2L e-tron to debut at Auto Shanghai next month - Report

Audi is working on an ?e-tron? pure electric variant of the Q2L. Latest Chinese...
Tags: Shanghai, Autos, Audi