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Golden Meditech Holdings Limited Announces Updates on Medical Devices Subsidiary Latest Development

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HONG KONG/PRNewswire/ — Golden Meditech Holdings Limited (“Golden Meditech”, together with its subsidiaries collectively as the “Group”, 801.HK; 910801.TW), a leading integrated healthcare enterprise in China has reached agreements with certain investors which invested in China Bright Group Co. Limited (“China Bright”), non-wholly-owned medical devices subsidiary of Golden Meditech in August 2010. Under the revised agreements, the investors have agreed to expand the list of stock exchanges on which the securities of China Bright can be listed and to extend the initial public offering (“IPO”) timeframe to 26 February 2014 for China Bright to seek appropriate listing opportunities under the current market conditions, and at the same time, Golden Meditech will increase its equity holding in China Bright to 80.37%.
Mr. Kam Yuen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Meditech, said: “With the Chinese government pursuing to work for the betterment of medical practice, a number of favourable policies have been introduced, such as the ‘Level III General Hospital Accreditation and Administration Standards’ implemented by the Ministry of Health which demand hospital mangers to initiate autologous blood recovery programmes to alleviate surgical blood shortage. The demand for our key products, such as autologous blood recovery system is set to rise in the future to comply with these latest government developments.” Mr. Kam continued, “We consider that a separate listing of China Bright is in the best interests of the Group and the shareholders. This will allow China Bright to unlock its underlying value as well as seizing business opportunities elsewhere. The decision to extend the IPO timeframe has demonstrated commitment from investors over the value of China Bright amid market volatility. We will continue to monitor market conditions and launch the separate listing of China Bright at an appropriate time.”
Notice of Conference Call
Golden Meditech will hold a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss the above-mentioned development on Wednesday, 19 September, 2012 at 8:00 pm HKT / 8:00 am EST. To participate, please dial:
Hong Kong
Tel: + 852-2475-0994 China
Tel: 400-620-8038 or
800-819-0121 International
Tel: 1-718-354-1231 or
Access code: 30636251
About Golden Meditech Holdings Limited
Golden Meditech Holdings Limited is China’s leading integrated-healthcare enterprise. Golden Meditech is a first-mover in China, having established dominant positions in medical devices and healthcare services markets, thanks to its strengths in innovation and market expertise and the ability to capture emerging market opportunities. Going forward, the Group will continue to pursue a leading position in China’s healthcare industry both through organic growth and strategic expansion.
For inquiries, please contact:
Golden Meditech Holdings Limited
Investor Relations Department
Tel: (852) 3605 8180
Fax: (852) 3605 8181
Source: Golden Meditech,

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September 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

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Taipei Goodwill Team Seeks Slice of Asia Cruise Shipping Onshore Excursion Market with ‘Taipei Tastes Great’ Promotion

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SINGAPORE, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Competition in Asia’s cruise shipping sector is white-hot, and taking note of its continued high potential for growth, the Taipei City Government’s Department of Information and Tourism has sent a team to Singapore to participate in the Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2012 exhibition, being staged at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Sept. 17 and 18. The team is introducing a half-day Taipei tour specially designed for cruise passengers. The theme is “Taipei Tastes Great” — the goodwill team is introducing Taipei’s wonderful food both at the exhibition site and on the streets of Singapore, with attractive models parading with equally alluring headdresses shaped realistically like iconic Taipei culinary treats.

With the rise of Asia’s cruise market, the European and American markets have experienced a gradual shift over to this region. According to the Cruise Lines International Association, by 2020 the global number of cruise passengers will reach 30 million. The Asia cruise market is currently the world’s most flourishing source of travelers, and it is expected that by 2015 the number of Asia cruise passengers will reach 7 million. International cruise enterprises have set their sights on the business opportunities presented in the Asia market and in the cross-Taiwan Strait cruise market, and are energetically pursuing development initiatives. If Taipei is included in what has been called the “golden sea area” (mainland China/Hong Kong/Taiwan), large cruise liners can dock at nearby Keelung Harbor, bringing the city a substantial stream of high-consumption foreign tourists. According to the Port of Keelung (Taiwan International Ports Corp., Ltd.), in 2011 Keelung Harbor received approximately 460,000 cruise passengers, a record high, up 2.6% over 2010. It is anticipated that after international cruise navigation rules between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait are relaxed, the number of arriving cruise passengers will surge dramatically.

In order to gain better understanding of the potential of the cruise industry sector, DOIT conducted a research survey on the cruise-industry enterprises attending Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2012 prior to the event. It was found that, excluding issues related to port facilities and route planning, Taipei is among the most popular on-shore excursion choices in Asia. It was also discovered that the city’s three greatest attractions for cruise-industry enterprises are its richly diverse cuisine, sophisticated Eastern culture, and convenient transportation.

According to DOIT Deputy Commissioner Chiu Peng-Hsin, the two sides of the Taiwan Strait enjoy first-rate development conditions, situated at the intersection point between Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia and equipped with premium harbor facilities. Though Taipei does not have its own tourist port, transportation access is quick and convenient, the city is home to many unique tourist attractions, and the people are famously warm-hearted, making it one of the strongest and most popular choices for onshore excursions in Asia’s cruise market.

Though cruise liners dock at Keelung Harbor, about 90% proceed on to Taipei for sightseeing. Outings are arranged by the cruise line or by travel firms. Most are one-day or half-day excursions. DOIT has therefore designed a series of classic-theme half-day outings targeted at cruise passengers, among them one tour centered on the area surrounding Taipei Railway Station, another centered on the Taipei 101 tower. In addition, targeting the high degree of interest in Eastern culture on the part of Western travelers, the unique Oriental feast @ Taipei tour has been created, introducing visitors to the National Palace Museum, Longshan Temple, and the city’s fine-food delicacies. Together, these highly individualistic options showcase Taipei’s emergence as one of Asia’s most richly varied and rewarding onshore sightseeing city destinations in Asia.

DOIT’s exhibition team has been organized as a special “Taipei Tastes Great” goodwill mission. In a vibrant display of the Taipei zest for living, at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre models decked out in colorful costumes and in eye-riveting headdresses created in the shapes of some of Taipei’s most famous foods, including beef noodles, pearl milk tea, soy-braised pork rice, and mango ice, drew the attention of Singapore folk, causing many to grab their cameras. The Taipei team is giving away free samples of Taipei’s specialty teas and pineapples cakes, and introducing the city’s sightseeing attractions, again drawing strong interest.

As part of its effort to attract more cruise-tour travelers to Taiwan, since 2010 the Taipei City Government has been presenting cruise-tourism travelers with special welcome gifts, such as admission tickets to the National Palace Museum. In addition, to encourage cruise and MICE (Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences, Exhibitions) industry enterprises to choose Taipei, DOIT has set up a program of preferential incentives, with sponsorship support equivalent to NT$1 million available.

Attending Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2012 will be the Asia Cruise Association, Singapore Tourism Board, Cruise Lines International Association, and Florida Caribbean Cruise Association, along with city tourism authorities, tourism marketing organizations, cruise lines, travel firms, port authorities and port-service organizations, cruise-liner construction/design/management & maintenance organizations, hotel management and service organizations, and cruise-customer service organizations. This is a crucial platform for interchange in the flourishing Asia cruise market.

News Release – Dept. of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Govt.
Issued by: Tourism Development Division
Issue date: 17/09/2012
Contact: Serene Yu , Section Assistant
Tel: +886-2-27208889, ext. 3369

SOURCE Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific

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September 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

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Handheld Launches the Nautiz X1 Ultra-Rugged Smartphone

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LIDKOPING, Sweden, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Handheld Group, a Swedish manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, today announced the launch of its Nautiz X1 ultra-rugged smartphone. The Nautiz X1 is the toughest smartphone in the world – it’s waterproof, dust-proof and shock-resistant – yet it’s also lightweight, very slim and smartly designed for both work and play.

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“The Nautiz X1 is the toughest smartphone ever built, suitable for both field professionals and outdoor enthusiasts,” says Jerker Hellstrom, CEO, Handheld Group. “Having manufactured truly rugged mobile computers for many years, ruggedness is in Handheld’s DNA. This is no ordinary smartphone. With the Nautiz X1, we are providing a smartphone that delivers the reliability and sturdiness of an ultra-rugged computer.”

The Nautiz X1’s IP67 ingress protection rating means it’s completely protected against dust and sand, and can withstand immersion in water. It also meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for enduring humidity, vibration, drops and extreme temperatures.

Probably the lightest, slimmest rugged smartphone on the market, the Nautiz X1 weighs in at a mere 180 grams (6.3 ounces) and measures only 125x65x15 mm (4.9″x2.6″x0.6″). It has a 4-inch WVGA sunlight-readable and damage-resistant capacitive touchscreen.

The full-featured Nautiz X1 runs on a powerful 1 GHz dual-core processor and 512 MB of RAM, and comes with 2 GB of onboard storage. It provides reliable voice and high-speed data transmission over GSM or CDMA networks and connects to 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi networks. It also features Bluetooth, GPS, and a 5-megapixel camera, and comes with the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 operating system. Different battery options will enable a full day’s work under any condition or environment.

Like all of Handheld’s line-up of rugged PDAs, smartphones and mobile computers, the Nautiz X1 is specifically developed for field workers in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security.

But, Hellström adds, “Although our rugged computers are primarily aimed at our traditional business segments, we see an increased demand for truly rugged smartphones among consumers searching for a durable, but still stylish, smartphone. With the Nautiz X1, we can provide a cool, almost indestructible smartphone for both work and play.”

The Nautiz X1 smartphone will be showcased at numerous exhibitions throughout the fall and will be available in January 2013. List price starts at EUR699/$899. Orders can be placed immediately.

Press images of the Nautiz X1 rugged smartphone are available here.

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The Handheld Group is a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, PDAs and smartphones. Handheld and its partners worldwide deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as geomatics, logistics, forestry, public transportation, utilities, construction, maintenance, mining, military and security. The Handheld Group of Sweden has local offices in Finland, the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA. For more information, please see

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September 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm

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New Special Editions Added to The Holly Post, Hollywood, CA (, at TIFF

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TORONTO /PRNewswire/ — On September 6, 2012, The Hon. Jerry S. Grafstein, Q.C., Co-Founder and Chair, announced the official launch of The Holly Post (, Hollywood, California – a premier provider of Hollywood blog in-depth news, at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The Holly Post (, Hollywood, California, joins The Wellington Street Post (, Ottawa, Canada, and The Penn Ave Post (, Washington, D.C., in an expanding network of online 24/7 news sites.
On September 12th 2012, The Holly Post ( added two new feature editions, “Mansions” – stars’ homes, and “Trailers” – new movie releases. “The Holly Post continues,” said Grafstein, “to widen and deepen coverage of the Hollywood landscape.”
“This is a new kind of inside Hollywood news,” said Grafstein, “The Holly Post, like its sister publications, The Wellington Street Post and The Penn Ave Post, uses innovative technology to bring together the diversity of the blogosphere and social networks into coherent, timely and high-quality inside news coverage from Hollywood, California.” “Our goal is to keep fans, and Hollywood insiders alike, informed on the evolving Hollywood scene and beyond, on a timely basis from the inside out,” said Adam Miron, President. “The world is interested in Hollywood, awash with scintillating news. is a new instant resource to all facets of Hollywood and the movie industry in America and globally.”
The Holly Post is a blog news aggregator that curates hundreds of the top Hollywood blogs on the web.
Feature curation include special editions reflecting all aspects of the movie and TV scenes, divided into Movies, TV, Scandals, Politics, Business, Film Festivals, Fashion, Weddings, Babies, Pets, Lawsuits, Guilds and Unions, Awards, Charities. The site has in-depth 24/7 coverage of Hollywood, movie stars, players, dealmakers and new trailers.
The Holly Post is a new, quick, comprehensive news resource for fans, movie insiders, dealmakers and the general public.
Twitter: @thehollypost
For further information:
Co-Founder and Chair of the Board:
The Hon. Jerry S. Grafstein, Q.C., +1-416-369-4108
Co-Founder and President
Adam Miron, +1-613-986-2422
Source: The Holly Post

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