ered a barometer of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The majority of China’s unicorns are based in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shenzhe
n, with a combined number of 156, 19 more than the previous year and accounting for 77.2 percent of the total.
Nanjing, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Qingdao are new gathering places for unicorns, the report said.
ce at which they go public, with unicorns now taking an average of 71 months to IPO.
From January 2017 to May 2019, 36 unicorns were listed on the global stock market, with eight in 2017 and 21 in 2018.
umption in 2019 is expected to grow 5.8 percent. Demand for coal is expected to hit 3.95 billion
tons, with the power sector still playing a significant role in the consumption of coal.
Consumption of oil is predicted to reach 620 million tons, up 1.6 percent year-on-year, while
the growth rate for natural gas consumption is expected to slow, with an annual consumption of 310 billi
on cubic meters in 2019, up 10.4 percent year-on-year, it said.The 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Ex
hibition (Expo 2019 Beijing) opens to visitors Monday, and will showcase a wide variety of flowers, fruits, vegetables and
herbs from across the world, including more than 300 rare and endangered plant species.
Nearly 20,000 volunteers across media, translation and giving directio
ns will work at the 162-day event, running April 29 – Oct 7. Click to watch their greetings in s
even languages: Chinese, English, Russian, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.