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Contracts worth nearly 11 bln USD signed at VR conference in east China******
NANCHANG, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- A total of 114 projects worth more than 70 billion yuan (about 10.9 billion U.S. dollars) were signed at the 2021 World Conference on the VR (virtual reality) Industry (WCVRI), which concluded Wednesday, local authorities said.
Co-hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the provincial government of Jiangxi, the two-day event has been held each year since 2018 in Nanchang, the capital of east China's Jiangxi Province. Enterprises including iFLYTEK, SenseTime and China Mobile have decided to invest in the province thanks to the event, according to the organizers.
A total of 321 projects worth approximately 194.6 billion yuan have been signed during the WCVRI over the past three years.
According to data from CCID Consulting, the scale of China's virtual reality market saw a year-on-year increase of 46.2 percent in 2020 and it is expected to maintain a high growth rate of 30 percent to 40 percent over the next three years. Enditem
Market exchange rates in China******
BEIJING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, against 24 major currencies announced on Thursday by the China Foreign Exchange Trade System:
Currency Unit Central parity rate in yuan
U.S. dollar 100 638.90
Euro 100 744.42
Japanese yen 100 5.5853
Hong Kong dollar 100 82.187
British pound 100 883.03
Australian dollar 100 480.40
New Zealand dollar 100 459.86
Singapore dollar 100 475.62
Swiss franc 100 695.23
Canadian dollar 100 518.40
Malaysian ringgit 65.11 100
Ruble 1,108.14 100
Rand 225.55 100
Korean won 18,379 100
UAE dirham 57.50 100
Saudi riyal 58.724 100
Hungarian forint 4,867.18 100
Polish zloty 61.553 100
Danish krone 99.95 100
Swedish krona 134.45 100
Norwegian krone 130.06 100
Turkish lira 144.333 100
Mexican peso 316.53 100
Thai baht 522.16 100
The central parity rate of the yuan against the U.S. dollar is based on a weighted average of prices offered by market makers before the opening of the interbank market each business day.
The central parity rate of the yuan against the Hong Kong dollar is based on the central parity rate of the yuan against the U.S. dollar and the exchange rate of the Hong Kong dollar against the U.S. dollar at 9 a.m. in international foreign exchange markets on the same business day.
The central parity rates of the yuan against the other 22 currencies are based on the average prices offered by market makers before the opening of the interbank foreign exchange market. Enditem
World amateur boxing championship opens in Belgrade******
BELGRADE, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The AIBA Men's World Boxing Championships opened with a grand ceremony and a concert at the Belgrade Arena in Serbia on Sunday in the presence of world-famous boxers and thousands of fans.
Over 6,500 boxers from over 100 countries and regions met the crowds at the competition venue in the Serbian capital city, opening the tournament that will run until November 6.
Boxing Association of Serbia president Nenad Borovcanin, first man of the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) Umar Kremlev, and Serbian sports minister Vanja Udovicic attended the ceremony, while among the special guests was former champion Roy Jones Junior.
Participants will compete in 13 weight categories - from 48kg to over 92kg.
The AIBA Men's World Boxing Championships was inaugurated in 1974 in Havana, Cuba by the AIBA. Enditem