‫مشترکہ مستقبل کے لئے نئے مواقع – بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن میں چین فرانس صنعتی ثقافتی تبادلے کے ہفتے کا آغاز

بیجنگ، 31 جنوری 2024ء/سنہوا-ایشیانیٹ/– سفارتی تعلقات کے قیام کی 60 ویں سالگرہ کے موقع کی مناسبت سے منعقدہ تقریبات کے سلسلہ میں، چینی اور فرانسیسی فریقین نے بیجنگ اقتصادی – تکنیکی ترقیاتی علاقے (بی ڈی اے) میں چین فرانس صنعتی ثقافتی تبادلے کے ہفتے کا آغاز کیا ، جسے بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن بھی کہا جاتا ہے۔فرانسیسی حکومت کے نمائندہ خصوصی برائے امور چین جین پیئر رافارن نے ویڈیو لنک کے ذریعے تقریب کے منتظمین کو مبارکباد دی اور اپنے پیغام میںانہوں نے اس تقریب کو فرانس چین اسٹریٹجک شراکت داری کے لئے تشویش کا ایک اہم موضوع قرار دیتے ہوئے کہا کہ 2024 ایک اہم سال ہے اور فرانس چین دوستی عالمی گورننس کا ایک لازمی جزو ہے لہذا دونوں فریقوں کو باہمی احترام اور مشترکہ اقدامات کی بنیاد پر تعاون برقرار رکھنے کے لئے مل کر کام کرنا چاہئے۔

بی ڈی اے ورکنگ کمیٹی کے سیکرٹری ژانگ کیانگ نے کہا کہ بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن نے چین فرانس دوستی میں کئی سنگ میل عبور کیے ہیں۔ 1992 میں قائم ہونے والے، بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن نے 1993 میں پہلے چینی فرانسیسی مشترکہ منصوبے – بیجنگ ژونگ کائی پرنٹنگ کمپنی لمیٹڈ (بی زیڈ پی) کا خیرمقدم کیا، جس نے بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن میں فرانسیسی دارالحکومت اور کاروباری اداروں کے داخلے کی راہ ہموار کی۔ 1995 میں بیجنگ اقتصادی-تکنیکی ترقیاتی علاقے کے قواعد و ضوابط کا نفاذ اور فرانسیسی ہیلتھ کیئر کمپنی سانوفی کے ساتھ رابطے کا قیام دیکھا گیا۔ 1997 میں، شنائیڈر الیکٹرک نے بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن میں اپنی پہلی بیجنگ تنصیب قائم کی ، جو اب دنیا میں کمپنی کا سب سے بڑا پلانٹ بن چکا ہے۔ اس کے بعد سے ، ہائی ٹیک گیسز (بیجنگ) کمپنی لمیٹڈ ، ایئر لیکوئڈ، برنارڈ کنٹرولز، سائیڈل، اور فاریسیا سمیت متعدد فرانسیسی کمپنیوں نے اپنی عالمی توسیع کی حکمت عملی کے حصے کے طور پر بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن میں اپنی موجودگی میں توسیع کی ہے۔ بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن عظیم کاروباروں کو پھلنے پھولنے کے لئے زرخیز زمین فراہم کرتا ہے، جو 62 ممالک اور خطوں سے90,000 سے زیادہ کاروباری اداروں کو اکٹھا کرتا ہے۔ غیر ملکی مالی اعانت سے چلنے والے کاروباری اداروں نے بیجنگ ای ٹاو¿ن کی ترقی کا مشاہدہ اور حوصلہ افزائی کی ہے ، جس میں فرانسیسی مالی اعانت والے کاروباری اداروں نے اہم کردار ادا کیا ہے۔

افتتاحی تقریب میں شنائیڈر الیکٹرک اور سانوفی سمیت فرانس کی مالی اعانت سے چلنے والے نو کاروباری اداروں کو بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن ڈیولپمنٹ پارٹنر میڈل سے نوازا گیا۔ بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن میں کام کرنے والے غیر ملکی مالی اعانت سے چلنے والے کاروباری اداروں کے مجموعی طور پر 16 ایگزیکٹوز کو “اعزازی رہائشی” میڈل سے نوازا گیا، جن میں فورسیا میں گلوبل سیلز کے نائب صدر جین پیئر شمٹ، ایچ بی پی او ایشیا کے صدر اینڈریو ہیپر اور بوش ریکسروتھ چائنا میں انجینئرنگ کے نائب صدر ڈیپوورٹر نکولس شامل ہیں۔ اینڈریو ہیپر نے تبصرہ کیا، “‘ڈیولپمنٹ پارٹنر’ اور ‘اعزازی رہائشی’ تمغے وابستگی کے مضبوط احساس کی نمائندگی کرتے ہیں۔ گزشتہ 10 سالوں میں ، ایچ بی پی او نے بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن میں آٹو انڈسٹری کی تیز رفتار ترقی کی بدولت توقع سے بہتر نتائج حاصل کیے ہیں، اور ہم نے بیجنگ ای ٹاو¿ن کی ہائی ٹیک صنعتوں کی اعلی معیار کی ترقی سے بہت فائدہ اٹھایا ہے۔

چین-فرانس صنعتی ثقافتی تبادلے کے ہفتے کے دوران ، مختلف نوع کی تقریبات منعقد کی جائیں گی ، جیسے “جدت طرازی کے شہر کی دریافت” – بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن میں چینی اور فرانسیسی میڈیا ٹور ، اور “قابل بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن” – چینی اور فرانسیسی یوتھ پینٹنگ نمائش۔ ان تقریبات کا مقصد چین اور فرانس کے مابین تبادلوں اور باہمی تفہیم کو مضبوط بنانا، صنعت میں دونوں ممالک کے درمیان تعاون کے وسیع امکانات اور مواقع سے فائدہ اٹھانا، اعلی معیار کے تعاون کی طرف منتقلی کو فروغ دینا اور تعاون کے نئے مواقع کو کھولنا ہے۔

32 سال قبل قائم بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن سے102 فارچیون 500 کمپنیوں سے 157 منصوبے روبہ عمل آئے ہیں، جو مجموعی طور پر 1،273 غیر ملکی سرمایہ کاری والے کاروباری اداروں کا گھر ہے۔ 2024 میں، بیجنگ ای ٹاو¿ن غیر ملکی سرمایہ کاری کے لئے “2 + ایکس” پالیسی کے نظام کو نافذ کرنا جاری رکھے گا، مارکیٹ کی ترقی اور غیر ملکی مالی اعانت والے کاروباری اداروں کی بھرتی کی کوششوں کی حمایت کے لئے جدید خدمات فراہم کرے گا، اور تیز رفتار، ہموار اور بہترین سروس ماڈل کو فروغ دے گا۔

ماخذ: بیجنگ ای ٹاؤن

Digital 2024: Global social media users pass 5 billion milestone

New report finds that the world averaged 8.4 new social media users per second over the past year

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Meltwater, a global leader in media, social and consumer intelligence, and We Are Social, the socially-led creative agency, have released Digital 2024, their latest annual report on social media and digital trends worldwide.

In a year full of digital milestones, Digital 2024 shows that active social media user identities* have passed the 5 billion mark (5.04 billion), equivalent to 62.3 percent of the world’s population. The global total increased by 266 million over the past year – an annual growth of 5.6 percent.

The typical social media user now spends 2 hours and 23 minutes per day on their social platforms of choice, and uses 6.7 platforms each month. TikTok has the highest average time per Android user of any social platform globally, clocking in at an impressive 34 hours per month – equating to more than an hour per day using the platform. In second place is YouTube, with the average user spending just over 28 hours per month on its Android app.

In terms of the world’s ‘favorite’ social platform, Instagram has taken the crown from last year’s winner, WhatsApp. Digital 2024 shows that 16.5 percent of internet users between the ages of 16 and 64 consider Instagram their most loved platform, pushing WhatsApp into second place with 16.1 percent.

Digital 2024 is a 550+ page report that covers data points from across the entire online ecosystem, from social media to smart devices, gaming to social commerce.

Other key highlights from the report include:

  • The typical internet user now spends 6 hours and 40 minutes online each day – up by 3 minutes per day, or 1 percent, year-on-year.
  • Facebook – which celebrates its 20th birthday on 4th February – grew its global ad reach by more than 200 million over the past 12 months, delivering year-on-year growth of 10.5 percent.
  • LinkedIn, Snapchat, WeChat, and Pinterest all reported strong user growth year-on-year.
  • Digital ad spend grew by 10 percent year-on-year, with almost $720 billion spent on digital ads in 2023. Social ad spend increased by 9.3 percent to USD $207 billion, and investment in influencer activities increased by 17 percent.
  • The typical internet user now spends 17 minutes per day less watching TV content than they did this time last year – a decline of 8.2 percent year-on-year.
  • In a rich analysis of TikTok hashtags, Digital 2024 reports that TikToks tagged with #fyp (for your page) have amassed a total of 55½ trillion views – making it the platform’s top hashtag.

Alexandra Saab Bjertnæs, Chief Strategy Officer at Meltwater, said: “As social media enters its next chapter with five billion-plus users, understanding usage patterns, engagement, and emerging trends is crucial to helping brands find their unique voice amidst all the online chatter. The rise of TikTok, coupled with Instagram’s ‘favorite’ status and the growth of professional networking platforms like LinkedIn, paints a picture of evolving preferences. With so many platform choices, brands need to really understand where their target audience is going for information—and shape compelling narratives that engage them with unparalleled precision and authenticity.”

Nathan McDonald, co-founder and group chief executive at We Are Social, commented: “Social media continues to be a vital part of the way we connect with one another, from building communities to researching purchases and everything in between. TikTok’s continued popularity has changed the way that people behave online – social is not somewhere where a broadcast approach works for brands, and the importance of thinking social first has never been more important. It’s encouraging to see strong growth across multiple social platforms, each offering something different, whether that’s Pinterest for social commerce or Facebook for connecting with communities. For marketers, understanding platform nuances – and how to use social media to connect in culturally relevant ways – will be more crucial than ever.”

*social media user identities may not represent unique individuals

To view and download the report go to: https://www.meltwater.com/en/global-digital-trends

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Costello
pr@meltwater.com

About Meltwater
Meltwater empowers companies with a suite of solutions that spans media, social, consumer and sales intelligence. By analyzing ~1 billion pieces of content each day and transforming them into vital insights, Meltwater unlocks the competitive edge to drive results. With 27,000 global customers, 50 offices across six continents and 2,300 employees, Meltwater is the industry partner of choice for global brands making an impact. Learn more at meltwater.com.

About We Are Social

We are a global socially-led creative agency, with unrivalled social media expertise. With over 1,300 people in 19 offices around the world, we deliver a global perspective to our clients in a time when social media is shaping culture.

We make ideas worth talking about. We understand social behaviours within online communities, cultures and subcultures, spanning the social and gaming landscape. We work with the world’s biggest brands, including Adidas, Samsung, Netflix and Google, to reach the right people in a strategic, relevant and effective way.

We Are Social is part of Plus Company.

To learn more, visit www.wearesocial.com

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Funeral prayers of Lance Naik Rehmat Ullah, Sepoy Muhammad Zaman offered in Quetta

Funeral prayers of Lance Naik Rehmat Ullah and Sepoy Muhammad Zaman were offered in Headquarters FC Balochistan (North), Quetta. Both soldiers embraced shahadat while fighting terrorists in Mach, Bolan the other night. Senior serving military officers, soldiers, and a large number of locals of the area attended the funerals. Later bodies of the Shuhadas were dispatched to their hometowns, where they would be laid to rest with full military honour. Source: Radio Pakistan

Top military brass vows to deal with terrorists with full might

Military commanders have expressed the resolve that terrorists, their facilitators and abettors, working on behest of hostile forces to destabilize Pakistan, will be dealt with full might of the state. The resolve was expressed at the 262nd Corps Commanders' Conference held in Rawalpindi today with Army Chief General Syed Asim Munir in the chair. Addressing the forum, Syed Asim Munir said Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity are sacrosanct and inviolable. He said Pakistan believes in peaceful co-existence with all states, however, there would never be any compromise over country's sovereignty, national honour and aspirations of Pakistani people. The forum was briefed on the callous Indian campaign of extra-territorial and extra-judicial killings, perpetuating state-sponsored terrorism and targeting Pakistani citizens. It agreed that blatant violation of international laws by India and its real face be exposed to the world. The international community has already shown serious concerns over the criminal behaviour of India and its use of state apparatus for killing spree around the world. The forum reiterated unequivocal support for Palestine and the people of Gaza while noting the extremely negative fallout of the conflict and the potential to spill over in the wider region. The immediate need for a permanent ceasefire and enduring solution to the Palestinian question was unanimously recognized. In the same vein, Pakistan's resolve to support the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir for their right of self-determination was reiterated. Pakistan would continue to morally, politically and diplomatically support Kashmir brothers and sisters till justice is served in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions. The forum also discussed deployment of Pakistan Army to assist Election Commission of Pakistan in the peaceful conduct of General Elections 2024. Pakistan Army will perform assigned duties as per the Constitutional mandate, under the guidelines of ECP. No one would be allowed to indulge in violence in the name of political activity and sabotage the quintessential democratic exercise of conduct of free and fair elections. The conference acknowledged and appreciated the steps taken against spectrum of illegal activities and criminal mafias including smuggling, hoarding, money laundering, power theft and illegal aliens. The participants emphasized that such actions and their positive impact on the economy and well being of the people need to continue without any let up. The forum was briefed on operational preparedness of the formations. The Army Chief asked formation commanders to continue their focus on the training, administration and morale of the soldiers. Besides, the forum paid rich tribute to the supreme sacrifices of martyrs, including officers and men of the Armed Forces, Law Enforcement Agencies and the citizens who have laid their lives for ensuring peace and stability in the country. Source: Radio Pakistan

Minister for Energy inaugurates Oil, Gas and Minerals Career Expo

Minister for Energy Muhammad Ali inaugurated the first-ever national level "Fuelling Futures Career Expo-2024" in Islamabad today. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, he said basically, the expo has been planned for students to explore career opportunities with energy and minerals, being showcased by respective companies in the expo. The Minister highlighted Pakistan is energy deficient and an oil importer country and there are a lot of opportunities to convert the energy deficiency into surplus one. In his remarks, the Managing Director and CEO PPL Imran Abbasi thanked the participating companies and universities for making the two-day expo a success. He said the platform provides an opportunity to students to interact with leaders of the energy and minerals industry and to learn from their experiences with the view to selecting, pursuing careers in oil, gas and mineral sector. The two-day Career Expo was organized by the Ministry of Energy, Petroleum Division in collaboration with Pakistan Petroleum Li mited. The Expo witnessed an overwhelming attendance of students, faculty members and representatives of different companies. Source: Radio Pakistan

President calls for strengthening Pak-Sri Lanka relations

President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed need to further promote people-to-people and cultural contacts between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, besides consolidating ties in the fields of economy and education. Talking to Pakistan's High Commissioner-designate to Sri Lanka Major General retired Faheem Ul Azizin Islamabad today, he said bilateral trade volume with Sri Lanka must be enhanced to its full potential. He said Pakistan has Buddhist heritage sites which are of great importance for the promotion of tourism activities in the country. Source: Radio Pakistan