7月 2019

129 Chinese companies in list of “Fortune” global 500 of year 2019

The latest fortune global 500 list was released on 22nd July. In terms of number, 129 of the world’s 500 largest companies are from China, surpassing the United States (121) for the first time in history.

List shows that 3 Chinese companies are in the top 10. Wal-mart is the world’s biggest company for the last six years. Sinopec second, Shell rose to the third, PetroChina and Nation Grid are the fourth and fifth, Saudi aramco is ranked sixth, Bp, ExxonMobil, Volkswagen and Toyota rounded out the top 10.

2019 world’s 500 most valuable brand, 77 Chinese companies in list

According to Brand Finance’s 2019 global 500 report, American brands worth $3.1242 trillion, accounting 45.4% of the total value of global 500. Chinese brands worth $1.3074 trillion, accounting for 19% of the top 500 total, second only to America. Japan ranked third with 6.1%, Germany fourth (5.8%), France fifth (4.5%), and the UK sixth (3.3%). Brands from other countries and regions accounted for 15.8%.

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China’s World Heritage sites reached 55, ranking first in the world

On July 6, 2019, “liangzhu ancient city ruins” in China was approved to be included in the world heritage list at the 43rd meeting of the world heritage committee. So far, the total number of world heritage sites in China has reached 55, ranking first in the world.

Among the 55 world heritage sites, 37 are world cultural heritage sites, 4 are world cultural and natural heritage sites and 14 are world natural heritage sites, ranking the first among the countries on the world heritage list.