The University of International Business and Economics, is a university in Beijing, China. Currently, UIBE has over 11,000 students from China and over 2,500 international students from more than 100 countries. Wikipedia.
News Article | February 28, 2017
SHANGHAI, CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WuXi NextCODE, a WuXi AppTec group company and the contract genomics organization enabling precision medicine worldwide, today announced that the company's chief operating officer Hannes Smarason has been appointed as the company's chief executive officer, and WuXi AppTec senior vice presidents John Long and Alex Fowkes have been named chief financial officer and chief operating officer, respectively. "WuXi NextCODE is executing on its vision to enable anyone to use the genome to advance health and wellness worldwide," said Dr Ge Li, founder and chairman of WuXi AppTec group and chairman of WuXi NextCODE. "It is also positioning itself as the data management platform at the heart of the genomics revolution and what may become the world's largest data ecosystem. Hannes, John and Alex have the breadth of vision and proven executive capabilities to carry out this strategy and advance the company to the next level." "This is an exciting time at WuXi NextCODE, as we work on leading projects in every facet of genomics and advance a global standard for the way genomic data is organized, mined and shared," said Mr Smarason. "John and Alex's leadership and experience in life sciences finance and operations, and in the recent independent listing of other WuXi AppTec companies, will be invaluable as we grow our business and forge our own strategic path. We are very pleased to have them join our team and offer them a warm welcome to WuXi NextCODE." Hannes Smarason co-founded NextCODE Health in 2013 as a spinout from deCODE genetics. He oversaw NextCODE's acquisition by WuXi AppTec in 2015 and its merger with the WuXi Genome Center to create WuXi NextCODE. He served as COO until January 2017 and as CEO will lead the company's overall business and corporate strategy. John Long has served as WuXi AppTec's senior vice president of finance since 2013. He was actively involved in WuXi AppTec's privatization from NYSE in 2015 and played important roles in WuXi AppTec's subsequent corporate restructuring, supporting WuXi Biologics's recent IPO filing process in Hong Kong as well as private placements in the China capital market. John has over twenty years' experience in financial management, investment and operations in the US, China and Singapore, and prior to joining WuXi AppTec served in senior roles at Willis Group, Tyco International and Lucent Technologies. In addition to finance and operations leadership, he will provide WuXi NextCODE with global expertise in governance, reporting, strategic planning, treasury and tax. John holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and received his MBA from Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania. Alex Fowkes has twenty years experience in the life science industry in operations, business development, strategy and legal roles. He joined WuXi AppTec in 2012 initially to lead corporate development and then most recently serving as senior vice president of commercial operations. Prior to WuXi Alex served in a variety roles for Pfizer in the US, UK, Australia and China over 14 years. About WuXi NextCODE WuXi NextCODE is a fully integrated global contract genomics organization. With offices in Shanghai; Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Reykjavik, Iceland, we offer comprehensive services that enable population, precision medicine, diagnostics and wellness initiatives and enterprises to use the genome to improve health around the world. Our capabilities span study design, sequencing, secondary analysis, storage, and interpretation and scalable analytics – all backed by the most proven and widely used technology for organizing, mining and sharing genome sequence data. We are also applying the same capabilities to advance a growing range of sequence-based tests and scans in China. WuXi NextCODE is a WuXi AppTec Group company. Visit us on the web at wuxinextcode.com.
News Article | November 2, 2016
October 26, 2016, BEIJING, CHINA – Representatives from green industries and business associations from around the world met yesterday at an international business seminar in Beijing to highlight their strong support of an ambitious Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). The seminar emphasized the significant role of Chinese industries in manufacturing and deploying environmentally-friendly technologies and the economic benefits Chinese industry would see from an agreement. “Those countries that are highly competitive often have low levels of tariffs and protection,” said Professor Tu Xinquan, Dean of China Institute of WTO studies at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), a national public research university based in Beijing that specializes in economics, business management and law. Professor Wang Yuming, Vice Director of Department of Mechanical and Carrier Engineering, Chinese Academy of Engineering, added, “it is not necessary for China to have protection…since China has begun to reform and open up, no product or industry has been negatively affected. Chinese competitiveness has been improved by opening up. The EGA will be conducive to its reform and opening up.” Participants discussed the critical environmental benefits of an EGA, which will encourage more efficient climate change mitigation and adaption through environmental technologies and products. Ms. Wang Zhuo, Vice Secretary-General of the China Association of Lighting Industry (CALI), highlighted the role of LED lighting in reducing energy consumption and new innovative commercial design applications. She emphasized that her industry is “quite aggressive in encouraging all countries to include LED lighting products in environmental goods” and noted the need for a rapid conclusion to the negotiations. Professor Wang of the Chinese Academy of Engineering noted the importance of mechanical seals, and the critical role they play in preventing leaks and emissions in process industries helping to protect the environment. Max Chen, an executive of government affairs and policy for GE China, observed that, an “EGA will not only help China increase its export and help China reach its goal of ‘one belt, one road,’ but by working with the international community and leveraging the latest and most advanced technologies, it will help China achieve its climate goals it inscribed in the Paris Agreement.” He also highlighted the role of global technologies in areas such as gas power generation in helping countries like China to transition from more polluting technologies such as coal. Yi Ming, Deputy Chief Engineer of Sinomatech and Deputy Secretary General of China Fiberglass and Composites Industry Development Alliance, suggested that composite materials can be an environmental good and play a role in reducing pollution and improving energy efficiency. Professor Tu of UIBE added, “Beyond trade, we will have very great environmental benefits. That is quite critical. In China, environmental protection calls for lots of efforts. The weather today is not good. That will challenge the Chinese government to make great progress in the EGA negotiations.” The role of global value chains The seminar also focussed on the evolution of global value chains in the environmental industry and the many shared benefits for China and other countries’ consumers and manufacturers. A specific focus during the seminar was on Chinese industry players’ integration and participation in global environmental trade and value chains. It is clear that China in a very short time has become a major exporter of environmental products in various sectors – and a global market leader in both solar, wind and many efficiency technologies. “China has a significant impact on global value chains,” observed William Lim, APAC Head of Strategy for Vestas. “With the ‘one belt, one road’ initiative, there is a strong push for China’s industries to become more globally competitive.” He added that, “eliminating tariffs on wind turbine components in the EGA will make wind power equipment more cost competitive…[and] will encourage technology transfer as the supply chain moves to the next stage of development.” Presentations from experts and industry representatives referenced a variety of studies that revealed how trade liberalization plays a crucial role in encouraging exports of environmental products for Chinese and other global industry players. The seminar also focussed on the interest of the agreement for developing countries to facilitate more affordable access to energy, clean water and sanitation – as highlighted in a report from the government of Norway. Emphasis on concluding an EGA in 2016 Business participants applauded recommendations of the recent G.20 Summit in Hangzhou for a speedy ratification of the Paris climate agreement and G.20 ministers’ endorsement of a fast finalization of the EGA negotiations before the end of 2016 so trade can play its role in effective climate change mitigation. The Beijing EGA business seminar took note of the current state of play in the negotiations after more than 17th technical EGA negotiation-rounds on the basis of a report from the EGA chairman, and participants strongly urged governments to make the last movement towards consensus and final political resolution at minister’s level before the end of 2016. The EGA in its current scope is estimated to increase global exports of environmental goods by $119 billion per year. The EGA would thus significantly help increase the dissemination of environmental technologies through global value chains, increase energy access and make such technologies more affordable and cost-competitive. Andrew Martin, an Australian diplomat and Chair of the EGA negotiations, summarized that, “The EGA is ready to be concluded. There’s no question about that.” He added, “There’s a very clear understanding of what everybody’s priorities are and sensitivities are,” and now it’s a matter of finding the right landing. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Claire Pillsbury, National Foreign Trade Council, on behalf of the Coalition for Green Trade, [email protected] The negotiations for an Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) were launched in July 2014. The countries behind this negotiation consist of 17 members of the WTO (including EU’s 28 member states under the EU’s negotiating umbrella). The objective of the negotiations is to eliminate tariffs on a broad range of environmental goods, building on a list of 54 environmental goods agreed by APEC in 2012. The purpose of an EGA is to enhance and facilitate environmental protection and climate change mitigation through easier access and extended trade of environmental technologies and products. Seventeen EGA negotiation rounds have been held since July 2014. A broad range of technologies have been discussed and considered in the view of their environmental credibility within in the areas of i) air pollution control, ii) cleaner and renewable energy, iii) environmental monitoring analysis and assessment, iv) environmental remediation and clean-up, v) environmental preferable, vi) noise and vibration abatement, vii) resource efficiency, iix) solid and hazardous waste management and ix) wastewater management and water treatment. The purpose of the Beijing EGA Business Seminar is to discuss the shared economic and environmental benefits for China and other globally-engaged industries in an ambitious result and conclusion of the EGA before the end of 2016, following the speedy ratification of the Paris Climate agreement, which will enter into force 4. November 2016. The seminar helped to shed light on the leading role of Chinese manufactures and suppliers are playing for environmental solutions and how trade liberalization can enhance exports of environmental products and technologies. During the seminar, a variety of participants emphasized their hope that EGA negotiators will adopt in Geneva the first international, biding environmental trade agreement in the WTO during the first week of December  An Evaluation of Environmental Goods (EGs) for the WTO EGA: EGs for Developing Countries by Haley Knudson, Dina Margrethe Aspen and John Eilif Hermansen, Trondheim, 16 January, 2015
News Article | November 14, 2016
SHANGHAI, China and CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CBMG) (“CBMG” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biomedicine firm engaged in the development of effective immunotherapies for cancer and stem cell therapies for degenerative diseases, today announced the appointment of Gang Ji as a Director of the Board and the transfer of Guotong Xu, M.D., Ph.D from Director of the Board to the Scientific Advisory Board, effective November 11, 2016. Mr. Ji will join the Compensation Committee. “We are delighted to welcome Gang Ji to the CBMG board. Mr. Ji is an energetic and seasoned executive with over sixteen years of experience in the global investment and internet technology sectors. He currently serves as Vice President for Ant Financial, a notable global financial technology leader, having previously transitioned from Alibaba Group where he served as Vice President responsible for strategic investments,” said Terry A. Belmont, Chairman of the Board of CBMG. “His breadth of experience in financial services, investments and high-growth industries will add powerful capabilities to our Board. We are confident that his strategic insights and financial acumen, as well as his extensive relationships with venture capital, private equity and large institutional investors, can bolster resources for the Company’s dual technology platforms targeting unmet needs in the treatment of cancerous and degenerative diseases.” Guotong Xu, M.D., Ph.D, who has served on the Board of Directors since November 2014, will transition to serve on the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board to lead the continued efforts of CBMG’s stem cell platforms. Dr. Xu’s regenerative medicine expertise will help advance CBMG’s multiple ongoing research programs and pipeline of therapies. “I am delighted to join the Board of Cellular Biomedicine Group and believe that the Company’s robust and vigorous manufacturing capabilities, R&D and scientific leadership well positions CBMG to develop meaningful solutions for cancer and degenerative diseases affecting so many families in China,” commented Mr. Ji. About Gang Ji Mr. Ji joined Ant Financial in January 2016 as Vice President. Mr. Ji is responsible for the global strategic investments for Ant Financial and has sixteen years of experience in investment and more than eight years of experience in the internet industry. Before joining Ant Financial, he served Alibaba Group as Vice President, where he was responsible for strategic investment for seven years. Prior to Alibaba, Mr. Ji worked for several venture capital funds and was an auditor of KPMG. He is a director of the publicly listed company Asia Game Technology Ltd (HKEX:8279) as well as several private technology companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international business management from University of International Business and Economics (Beijing). About Cellular Biomedicine Group Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. develops proprietary cell therapies for the treatment of certain degenerative and cancerous diseases. Our developmental stem cell and Immuno-Oncology projects are the result of research and development by scientists and doctors from China and the United States. Our GMP facilities in China, consisting of twelve independent cell production lines, are designed, certified and managed according to U.S. standards. To learn more about CBMG, please visit: www.cellbiomedgroup.com Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this press release relating to plans, strategies, trends, specific activities or investments, and other statements that are not descriptions of historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking information is inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, which include risks inherent in doing business, trends affecting the global economy, including the devaluation of the RMB by China in August 2015 and other risks detailed from time to time in CBMG’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, quarterly reports on form 10-Q, current reports on form 8-K and annual reports on form 10-K. Forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as "may," "will," "expects," "plans," "intends," "estimates," "potential," or "continue," or similar terms or the negative of these terms. Although CBMG believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, they cannot guarantee that future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements will be obtained. CBMG does not have any obligation to update these forward-looking statements other than as required by law.
News Article | December 2, 2016
WUHAN, China, Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, cross-border e-commerce has developed rapidly amid global trade slump. The whole world is witnessing the unprecedented opportunity of cross-border e-commerce. How to develop cross-border e-commerce in the new era, situation and market? How to seize the opportunity of the era? How to gain the initiative? On November 28, 2016, the Second Optics Valley Global Cross-border E-commerce Forum (CBEC 2016) was held at Hilton Wuhan, Huashan, Optics Valley, Wuhan, China. The forum was supported by the Wuhan Municipal People's Government and the Department of Commerce of Hubei Province, directed by the East Lake High-tech Development Zone Administrative Committee and the Wuhan Municipal Bureau of Commerce, and organized by Winliner Global Information Technology Co., Ltd. and Transn iLangNet Network Technology Co., Ltd. CBEC 2016 is one of the most globally representative cross-border e-commerce forums in China. Apart from Long Yongtu, the former Chief Negotiator and the former Vice Minister of Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of China; Rolf Visser, Chairman of the Cross-border E-commerce Community and other authorities, CBEC 2016 brought together municipal leaders of over 100 Chinese cities, leaders of Chile's second-largest city Valparaiso, as well as representatives from nearly 40 overseas platforms, including Chile's renowned B2B platform Yeatrade, India's renowned e-commerce platform TradeIndia, Brazil's leading B2B platform B2Brazil, Russia's renowned B2B platform Fis, world-renowned B2B platform TradeKey, the largest US toy platform ToyDirectory, African B2B platform Esaja, Germany's renowned e-commerce platform sundheit.de, Indian B2B platform IndiaMart, South America's renowned B2C platform and South America's largest B2C platform MercadoLibre. Also, executives of renowned domestic and overseas industrial associations as well as representatives of hundreds of Chinese foreign trade enterprises were present to discuss how to open up a new era of cross-border e-commerce in the new times and trend. At the forum, the attendees looked into the future of global cross-border e-commerce. Long's speech entitled "Road of Cross-border E-commerce in the New Global Context" and Visser's speech entitled "Current Situation and Development Trend of Global Cross-border E-commerce" provided insights into the global trend of cross-border e-commerce. The attendees discussed the realistic problems of cross-border e-commerce with focus on issues such as "Promoting the Development of Cross-border E-commerce through City Cooperation" and "Building the 'Air Silk Road', Perfecting Cross-border E-commerce Industry Chain". The attendees offered impressive opinions on some perspective issues. With focus on the issue of "New Era of Cross-border E-commerce: Rise and Reform of Cross-border B2B", five world-renowned e-commerce platforms discussed how to reform cross-border e-commerce to meet the need of economic transformation in the context that B2B has gradually become a key mode of cross-border e-commerce. Artificial intelligence (AI) has gradually become an industrial hotspot. The attendees offered impressive opinions on "New Kinetics of Cross-border E-commerce: AI and Frontier Technology". In a dialogue chaired by Henry He, Chairman and CEO of Transn iLangNet, the guests portrayed an exciting future for the integration of AI with cross-border e-commerce. At last, with focus on the issue of "How Does Chile Greet Chinese Buyers and Sellers", the attendees discussed the cooperation between China and Chile. In the context of the recent successful visit of General Secretary and Chairman Xi to Chile, the Commercial Counselor of Chile in Shanghai and the executives of relevant Chilean national associations made suggestions on how Chile cements its relations with China. Apart from issue discussions, the signing ceremony of the agreement on the establishment of sister cities relationship between China's Yucheng and Chile's second-largest city Valparaiso, and the launch ceremony of the tripartite cross-border cooperation among Valparaiso, Chinese city and Winliner were held during the forum, to promote the establishment of good cooperative relations between foreign cities and Chinese cities. Winliner established the "Cross-border E-commerce Financial Engineering Research Base" in association with Wuhan University China Financial Engineering and Risk Management Research Center, to promote the transformation and upgrading of the urban economy and Chinese enterprises from the dimension of cross-border finance. On the second day of the forum, the "County Cross-border E-commerce Forum" and the "Cross-border E-commerce Fair" were held, to release service information and market demands in various cross-border sectors, support the development of China's urban economy and the cooperation among various enterprises, and promote win-win cooperation through cross-border e-commerce. In the address of Zheng Yuhong, CEO of Winliner, the County Cross-border E-commerce Forum opened. Under the framework of the "county economy", the forum will bring its role of resource integration into full play and pool the strength of all walks of life to serve the urban economy. To enrich the brainpower for the forum and intensify the intellectual support to the urban economy, numerous domestic and overseas experts, scholars and industrial executives, such as Wang Jian, a professor at the University of International Business and Economics and Chairman of the Expert Committee of the APEC E-commerce Business Alliance; and James Brierley, founder and CEO of Chile's renowned B2B platform Yeatrade were invited as think tank experts. The forum continued the keynote of the main forum. With the guest of honor-Chile as the center, the forum invited Cesar Suarez, Commercial Counselor of Chile in Shanghai and Roberto Fantuzzi H., Chairman of the Import and Export Manufacturers' Association of Chile to discuss issues such as "Sharing of Opportunities from the Chilean Market" and "Chile's Import and Export Situation and Demand for Chinese Products". The forum also looked into special issues such as "Building of Cross-border E-commerce Enterprise Credit System", "Cross-border E-commerce Risk Prevention", "Sharing of Experience in Cross-border E-commerce Industrial Park Operation" and "Sharing of Experience in Transformation and Upgrading of Cross-border E-commerce County Economy". Apart from issue discussions, the signing ceremony of the agreement on cross-border e-commerce project cooperation was held during the forum. At the ceremony, Winliner signed cross-border e-commerce cooperation project agreements with some Chinese counties and cities, and an agreement with Speedymanna on a cross-border e-commerce industrial project. The "Cross-border E-commerce Fair" was held concurrently with the "County Cross-border E-commerce Forum". Purchasers from countries such as Chile, Russia, Vietnam, Brazil and Germany discussed cooperation with Chinese manufacturers. They purchased over 1,000 types of commodities, including nearly 100 types of building materials, home products and clothing materials. In the session of keynote speeches, the speech of Chase Vance, Global Business Development Director, TopTenWholesale (the largest wholesale platform in North America) received a warm response from the suppliers present. Russian tea purchaser Omap Tea also drew great attention. There is huge potential for the tea business cooperation between China and Russia. Though the fair only lasted a half day, the scene was warm, both the buyers and the sellers signed many intent of purchase agreements. CBEC is one of the most representative global cross-border e-commerce forums in China. Aiming at the fact that global cross-border e-commerce has entered a key stage, CBEC aims to explore new trends and challenges of global cross-border e-commerce in the context of continuous deepening of the Belt & Road Initiative, discuss the new way and concept of urban economic cooperation, build an exchange and matchmaking platform, and share the development results of global e-commerce. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-2016-second-optical-valley-cross-border-e-commerce-forum-held-in-wuhan-300372076.html
Wang S.-X.,University of International Business and Economics
Procedia Engineering | Year: 2012
The shortest path problem exists in variety of areas. A well known shortest path algorithm is Dijkstra's, also called "label algorithm". Experiment results have shown that the "label algorithm" has the following issues: I. Its exiting mechanism is effective to undigraph but ineffective to digraph, or even gets into an infinite loop; II. It hasn't addressed the problem of adjacent vertices in shortest path; III. It hasn't considered the possibility that many vertices may obtain the "p-label" simultaneously. By addressing these issues, we have improved the algorithm significantly. Our experiment results indicate that the three issues have been effectively resolved. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Wang C.,University of International Business and Economics
Energy | Year: 2013
This paper explores the importance of differential output growth across regions within a country in reducing the country's total carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels. It proposes a framework that decomposes changes in emissions into sources attributable to 1) national growth rate of gross domestic product (GDP), 2) differential GDP growth across regions, 3) changes in energy intensity, and 4) changes in CO2 emission coefficient of energy. Data for China (1995-2009) and the United States (1990-2009) are analyzed. Uneven growth across regions reduced carbon dioxide emissions in both countries. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Wang C.,University of International Business and Economics
Energy Economics | Year: 2013
This paper decomposes energy intensity change across countries into five components attributable to technological catch-up, technological progress and changes in capital-energy ratio, labor-energy ratio and output structure. It is found that (1) technological progress, capital accumulation and output structure change contributed to the decline of energy intensity from 1980 to 2010, (2) changes in labor-energy ratio drove up energy intensity, and (3) spatial and temporal heterogeneity existed regarding relative importance of the five components. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
Ni Y.,University of International Business and Economics
Information Sciences | Year: 2012
Minimum weight covering problems have played an important role in many real applications. In this paper, two typical minimum weight covering problems, namely vertex covering problem and edge covering problem, are studied under stochastic environments. According to different decision criteria, we propose three stochastic programming models: the expected minimum weight cover model, α-minimum weight cover model and the most minimum weight cover model. A hybrid intelligent algorithm that integrates stochastic simulation with genetic algorithm is designed to solve the proposed models. Finally, numerical experiments are performed to show the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed algorithm. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Wang B.,University of International Business and Economics
Energy Policy | Year: 2010
China has undertaken the greatest number of projects and reported the largest emission reductions on the global clean development mechanism (CDM) market. As technology transfer (TT) was designed to play a key role for Annex II countries in achieving greenhouse gas emission reductions, this study examines various factors that have affected CDM and TT in China. The proportion of total income derived from the certified emissions reductions (CER) plays a key role in the project owners' decision to adopt foreign technology. Incompatibility of CDM procedures with Chinese domestic procedures, technology diffusion (TD) effects, Chinese government policy and the role of carbon traders and CDM project consultants all contribute to the different degrees and forms of TT. International carbon traders and CDM consultants could play a larger role in TT in China's CDM projects as investors and brokers in the future. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Guo W.,University of International Business and Economics |
Guo B.-Z.,University of International Business and Economics |
Guo B.-Z.,CAS Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control | Year: 2013
This paper is concerned with the parameter estimation and asymptotic stabilization of a 1-D wave equation that is subject to general harmonic disturbances at the controlled end and suffers from instability at the other end. First, we design an adaptive observer in terms of measured position and velocity. We then adopt the backstepping method for infinite-dimensional systems to design an observer-based output feedback law. The resulting closed-loop system is shown to be asymptotically stable. And the estimates of the parameters converge to the unknown parameters. © 1963-2012 IEEE.