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ogy giant Tencent to court and asked for 180,000 yuan in compensation after Tencent us
ed nine Visual China Group images without permission, Beijing Youth Daily reported.
Tencent said the images involved could also be found on other webs
ites, or the company could not prove it had authorization for the photos. The court fina
lly ordered Tencent to pay 40,000 yuan to Visual China, the report added.
Wang Weiwei, a lawyer from the Beijing Zhongwen Law Firm, sai
d, “Mushrooming copyright-related disputes can be acceptable if a stock-ima
ge agency, such as Visual China Group, gets authorization for images from copyright owners.
“Any litigation caused by true copyright infringement is no problem and is justifie
d, as it is also to help protect the legitimate rights and interest of the copyright owners,” he said.
exposed disordered copyright management by stock-image providers, legal
professionals said the increased efforts to protect copyright should be applauded.
For example, the National Copyright Administration has launched crackdowns against pira
ted works every year, aiming to increase copyright protection through administrative measures.
Last year, it took online short videos, audio material, literary articles and music as major target
s. It eliminated 1.85 million web links with content that infringed copyright, and confiscated 1.23 million pirated works.
Wang, the Beijing lawyer, said he appreciated governme
nt attempts to protect copyright, but said such efforts are still insufficient.
He called for the country to improve copyright-related laws as soon as poss
ible, and especially to issue a specific rule for footage, pictures or other photographic works.
Huawei Technologies Co said Monday that it posted 179.7 billion yuan ($26.8 billion) in
revenue in the first quarter of 2019, representing a year-on-year growth of 39 percent.
The company’s quarter one net profit margin stood at about 8 percent, slightly higher than the same period last year.
Huawei said in a statement that it continues to focus on communications infrastructure and smart devices, and will dev
elop the efficiency and quality of its operations, which contributed to its solid first-quarter performance.
This year will see large-scale 5G deployment around the world,
meaning Huawei’s carrier business group, which primarily supplies telecom equipment and
services to telecom carriers around the world, has seen unprecedented opportunities for growth, the company said.
By the end of March 2019, Huawei had signed 40 commercial contracts for 5G with lea
ding global carriers, and had shipped more than 70,000 5G base stations to markets around the world.
ninth with a break of 76 to make it 6-3 after the first session.
Ding, the 2016 runner-up, will resume the competition with the Scot o
n Sunday morning and look to reach the second round at Crucible for the 10th time.
Ding’s compatriot Tian Pengfei, ranked 81st in the w
orld, took a surprise 5-4 lead over 15th-ranked Stephen Maguire of Scotland.
Tian, one of six Chinese players in the field this year, took the opening frame with a brea
k of 52. Maguire levelled with a run of 80 then took
a scrappy third frame, before Tian made it 2-2 with a 59.
In frame five, Maguire came from 58-0 down to ta
ke it with a clinical 62 clearance, then he added the sixth for 4-2. But Tian rose to the occasion as the sessi
on progressed, winning the last three frames with runs of 45, 100 and 70. They resume on Sunday at 7pm.
d studies in more developed areas in China.Tsering Lhakyi, born in the 1990s, was raised in Tibet’s Nagchu prefecture. Because of h
er high scores in the primary school, she was admitted to an inland Tibetan middle school. After the national colle
ge entrance exam, she applied to a university in Yantai, Shandong province, because she “wanted to see the sea”.
“The inland class truly taught me a lot about many new things,” sh
e said. As a fan of music, Tsering was once a singer in a bar and released two singles in Tibetan.
In 2017, she went on a popular talent show called Sing! Chi
na and became a sensation in the music industry thanks to her u
nique style of music. Before Tsering, there were no other Tibetan contestants on the show, she said.
“People thought Tibetan singers were all about ethnic
music, but I wanted to break that stereotype,” she said.
Liu Hua, with Qinghai’s Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee, said China’s favora
ble ethnic policies not only brought quality education to students in ethnic areas but also c