Mainland’s 40,917 movie screens top US
There were 40,917 movie screens in Chinese mainland cinemas as of Dec 20, according to the film bureau of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television. The film industry has seen huge growth, with 26 movie screens on average added each day during 2016, the bureau said, adding that 85 percent of all newscreens can play 3D movies. The number of screens in theUS market has been stable over the years, and stood at 40,759 by the end ofMay, according to a report by theNational Association of Theater Owners. gain in the first nine months of 2016, the report said. startupHexaTier, whose technology secures databases in the cloud, industry sources in the two countries said on Tuesday. The sources, who asked not to be identified, said the deal was expected to go through soon. Huawei will useHexaTier to set up a research and development center in Israel for databases in the cloud, the Israeli industry source said. The negotiations follow a visit byHuawei Chief Executive Officer Ren Zhengfei to Israel several weeks ago. Officials atHexaTier andHuawei declined to comment. possessing aircraft fleet of more than 700 carriers in total, and the passenger volume has mounted to 90 million people each year. to further support two business lines that were introduced in the past few months. One is to expand the operation in three-tier cities and those below the level, by setting up more physical recycling stores. The other is to encourage consumers to rent new smartphones from the platform instead of buying one.