Violet Tang




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Chinese Biotech Firm Ascletis First To File For Hong Kong IPO Under New Listing Rules

Ascletis Pharma, a Hangzhou-based biotechnology firm, has filed to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, making it the first company to exploit the new and more accommodating listing rules in the city, an IPO prospectus published by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange showed. Ascletis Pharma Inc. focuses on three therapeutic areas: anti-viral, cancer and fatty liver diseases. It operates an integrated anti-viral platform focused on developing and commercializing innovative drugs against HCV, HIV and HBV. Currently, the company operates …

Tencent Sets Up Robotics Laboratory To Support A.I. Ambitions

Chinese Internet giant Tencent has announced the establishment of a robotics laboratory named "Robotics X”, to support the company’s push into AI and robotics. The new lab, to be based in Shenzhen, will reinforce Tencent’s R&D in the artificial intelligence realm in conjunction with its existing AI Lab, launched in April 2016. At the same time, the company announced that it had reached a strategic cooperation agreement with Nature Research, a subsidiary of academic publisher Springer Nature, to promote research …