THE BIG CHILL
PHOTO BY / XINHUA Customers buy scarves at a shopping mall in Yinchuan, capital of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region, on Wednesday. Since mid-December, the region has been experiencing intense cold, prompting people to buy winter clothes and electric heaters. Ralph Haupter, Microsoft’s chairman and chief executive officer for its Greater China Region. The Changchun Microsoft Innovation Center will also promote the upgrading of the auto industry in Changchun, a major vehicle production base in China, Haupter said at the launch ceremony. cap for the share price of Zhejiang Zheneng on Thursday, according to the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s official Sina micro blog. Out of 1.07 billion total issued Zhejiang Zheneng shares, 608 million were available for trading on Thursday. After the IPO, Zhejiang Zheneng Electric Power will increase its investments in nuclear power stations and gas electric businesses, the Beijing News reported, citing an unnamed source. shows from Viki Inc as it expands its video service to lure more users. Viki, a unit of Rakuten Inc, the biggest Japanese e-commerce company, will offer licensed content to Baidu Video from around the world, with translations provided by users into English and Chinese, it said in a statement. Kaiser Kuo, spokesman for Beijing-based Baidu, confirmed the deal by phone. Baidu, whose founder Robin Li became China’s richest man this month, is looking beyond text search to boost revenue in the world’s largest Internet market and beyond.