June 6, 2023

In the first half of the year, the total transaction volume of Douyin’s life services increased by more than 30 times year-on-year; the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 75 basis points; Xiaopeng G9 was listed with a starting price of 309,900 yuan


Ctrip released 2022Q2 financial report: net revenue of 4 billion yuan, exceeding market expectations

On September 22, Ctrip Group announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2022. The financial report shows that in the second quarter, Ctrip’s net revenue was 4 billion yuan, exceeding market expectations, and its adjusted EBITDA was 355 million yuan. From the perspective of main business, in the second quarter, Ctrip’s accommodation booking revenue was 1.4 billion yuan, transportation ticketing revenue was 1.8 billion yuan, tourism and vacation business revenue was 122 million yuan, and business travel management business revenue was 210 million yuan. In the second quarter, the number of air tickets and hotel bookings on Ctrip’s overseas platforms increased by more than 100% year-on-year. (Source: Interface)


NIO plans to expand European market through battery leasing and replacement services

On September 21, in order to expand the European electric vehicle market, NIO will promote battery leasing and replacement services.

Currently, NIO is looking for a corresponding asset management company in Europe to advance this business. Weilai said that through the battery replacement service, users can get a fully charged battery in a few minutes, thus saving time-consuming charging time. (Source: Science and Technology Innovation Board Daily)

In the first half of this year, the total transaction volume of Douyin’s life services increased by more than 30 times year-on-year

In the first half of this year, compared with the same period last year, the total transaction volume (GMV) of Douyin life services increased by more than 30 times, and the number of mobile sellers increased by nearly 22 times. As of August this year, Douyin’s life service business has covered more than 370 cities across the country, with more than 1 million cooperative stores, covering catering, wine travel, leisure and entertainment and other industries. (Source: Surging)


Huawei Mate 50 Porsche on sale: scalpers add 8,000

News on September 21st, recently, the Huawei Mate 50 RS Porsche version was officially launched, with a price of up to 12,999 yuan. Surprisingly, this model was snapped up when it went on sale, and now many scalpers have begun to buy the Huawei Mate 50 RS Porsche version, which can be recycled at a maximum price of 8,000 yuan.


According to industry analysts, the supply of Huawei Mate 50 RS Porsche Edition is relatively small, which is much worse than that of other versions. Therefore, the premium appears only for the first launch, and many scalpers choose to increase the price to recycle the Huawei Mate 50 RS Porsche Edition. (Source: Lei Technology)

Fed chair: Will keep raising rates until inflation eases

On September 21, local time, after the Federal Reserve announced a 75 basis point interest rate hike, Federal Reserve Chairman Powell stated at a press conference that in order to bring the inflation rate back to 2% and maintain stability, it will be committed to raising interest rates and keeping interest rates high, until inflation falls. He said that based on the historical record, the policy cannot be relaxed prematurely. Powell said that despite some improvement in the supply chain, inflation has so far not fallen as much as the Fed had expected, and housing inflation will remain elevated for some time. Powell said a realignment of supply and demand is needed to keep housing affordable. (Source: CCTV News)


Leica releases Q2 “Dawning” special edition camera kit priced at 50,800 yuan

On September 21, Leica released the Q2 “Dawning” special edition camera kit, which is now officially on the shelves and priced at 50,800 yuan. According to reports, the Leica Q2 “Dawning” special edition camera set was designed by singer and Grammy Award winner Seal, and is limited to 500 units.


Each camera is crafted in Japanese-style leather with a distinctive black Leica logo on the front of the body. The set includes a limited-edition scarf and strap with Seal’s lyrics, as well as a limited-edition number and Seal’s signature engraved under the camera display. (Source: IT House)

Xiaopeng G9 officially launched with a starting price of 309,900 yuan

On September 21, Xiaopeng Motors announced that the Xiaopeng G9 was officially launched, with a total of six different models to choose from, priced from 309,900 yuan.


The Xiaopeng G9 is the first mass-produced vehicle in China based on an 800V high-voltage SiC platform, which can be charged for 5 minutes and has a range of 200 kilometers. In addition, the G9 full-stack self-developed XPILOT intelligent assisted driving system is equipped with dual lidars and the computing power of dual Orin chips. (Source: Pinwan)


Russia launches Soyuz spacecraft: carrying Russian-American astronauts to play football on the International Space Station

At 21:59 Beijing time on the 21st, the Russian “Soyuz MS-22” spacecraft carrying three astronauts took off from the Baikonur launch site to the space station. The spacecraft is expected to dock with the Russian “Dawn” module of the International Space Station at 20:11 Moscow time on the 21st.


Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev said at a previous news conference that he plans to play football with American astronauts on the International Space Station.

It is reported that the two Russian astronauts and one American astronaut on the mission to the International Space Station will stay on the space station for 188 days and return to Earth on March 28, 2023. (Source: Fast Technology)

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