A company is an association or collection of individuals, whether natural persons, legal persons, or a mixture of both. Company members share a common purpose and unite in order to focus their various talents and organize their collectively available skills or resources to achieve specific, declared goals. Companies take various forms such as:
Because companies are legal persons, they also may associate and register themselves as companies – often known as a corporate group. When the company closes it may need a "death certificate" to avoid further legal obligations.
The Company refers to a fictional covert international organization in the NBC drama Heroes. Its primary purpose is to identify, monitor and study those individuals with genetically-derived special abilities. The Company played a central role in the plot of Volume Two, during the second season of the series. It is a very notable organization in the series and is connected to several of the characters.
In season two, Kaito Nakamura revealed that there were twelve founders of the Company, and a photo of the twelve is later seen (listed below under "Group photo"); it did not include Adam Monroe, an immortal human with the ability of rapid cellular regeneration, who is described as the one who "brought them all together." The Company began sometime between January 1977 and February 14, 1977. Monroe was locked away for thirty years on November 2, 1977, concluding that he only spent about 10 to 11 months with the Company. In the first season of the show, Daniel Linderman heads the Company until his demise. He is substituted in the second season by Bob Bishop, who is implied to be the Company's financial source. However, when Sylar kills him in the beginning of Season 3, Angela Petrelli takes over. Several of the founders have children who are posthumans and who are main characters within the series.
The Sinitic languages, are a family of Sino-Tibetan languages, often synonymous with the group of Chinese varieties. They have frequently been postulated to constitute a primary branch, but this is rejected by an increasing number of researchers. The Bai languages and possible relatives, whose classification is difficult, may also be Sinitic; otherwise Sinitic is equivalent to Chinese, and the term may be used to indicate that the varieties of Chinese are distinct languages rather than dialects of a single language.
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Traditional Chinese characters are currently used in Hong Kong, Macau, and the Republic of China (Taiwan). While traditional characters can still be read and understood by many mainland Chinese and Singaporeans, these groups generally retain their use of Simplified characters. Overseas Chinese communities generally tend to use traditional characters.
Simplified Chinese characters are officially called in Chinesejiǎnhuàzì (简化字 in simplified form, 簡化字 in traditional form). Colloquially, they are called jiǎntizì (简体字 / 簡體字). Strictly, the latter refers to simplifications of character "structure" or "body", character forms that have existed for thousands of years alongside regular, more complicated forms. On the other hand, jiǎnhuàzì means the modern systematically simplified character set, that (as stated by Mao Zedong in 1952) includes not only structural simplification but also substantial reduction in the total number of standardized Chinese characters.
The GOP senators claimed the executives of the Chinese company downplayed the risks of Chinese regulation before going public and that the episode "highlights the troubling trend of Chinese companies taking advantage of our capital markets while ignoring the transparency that is required under U.S.
Chinese firms reported better earnings for the first half, with profit margins for companies on the CSI 300 Index rising to 10.1% from 9.76% in 2020 ... The curbs have already prompted a decrease in Chinese companies’ use of debt to pay for overseas mergers and acquisitions, with such debt on track to shrink to a seven-year low.
Foreign shareholders in China’s tech companies are learning what its entrepreneurs have long known ... Also this week, share prices of Chinese education companies fell after news reports that for-profit activity might be banned in core school subjects ... They say they are protecting the public, smaller companies, the financial system and competition.
No matter which is true, Chinese companies listed in the U.S ... The whole incident left few pleased and is part of a larger cloud looming over U.S.-listed Chinese companies as Beijing tries to control fast-growing Internet companies and also contend with growing U.S. pressure and increasing scrutiny of Chinese companies listed stateside.
The shares of many Chinese companies listed in New York and other foreign markets plummeted because it turns out that model never involved much actual capitalism ... Many big-name Chinese companies that have sold shares in foreign markets (including Hong Kong) over the past two decades have done so only quasi-legally at best.
It started with just Ant Financial, Jack Ma’s company, and now almost all Chinese consumer technology companies are under the scrutiny of the Chinese government including Tencent, a company which is partly owned by South African founded technology giant, Naspers ...Various Chinese tech companies are now undergoing “rectification”.
Goldman Sachs has dramatically cut its forecast for Chinese stocks in the wake of an "unprecedented" regulatory crackdown on the country's companies ... The Chinese government has also tightened its grip on the country's big technology companies ... Chinese companies are using 2 giant loopholes to evade oversight on Wall Street.
The interest of Chinese companies has widened over the years ... The perception of many Chinese companies is that the best deals are found in the country itself ... Holding an auction soon after would reveal that, without Chinese companies, no foreigner would be interested in investing.
...China are becoming too significant to ignore and Chinese stocks account for a major portion of indexes tracking companies in the developing world ... Investors are buying the dip, but it makes sense to keep watching the earnings of Chinese companies vulnerable to regulatory changes.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission, the country's top securities regulator, has an "open mind "on Chinese companies' choices in terms of preferred listing destinations, the sources said ... "It'll be a misinterpretation to perceive the State Council's guideline as a move to restrict Chinese companies getting listed overseas.
Beijing has recently stepped up its screening of Chinese tech companies and firms listed on the US market ... Furthermore, last week, Beijing issued a new policy requiring Chinese after-school tutoring companies to become non-profits, which effectively bans them from raising money through the stock market or having foreign investors.
The move comes against the backdrop of a regulatory action taken by Chinese regulators that tightens listings by Chinese companies in the United States... The flow of Chinese companies to the United States has ... Chinese companies have raised US$15.7 billion so far this year from U.S.
The sell-offs were led by regulatory actions against the country's tech giants and more recently, crackdown on Chinese private education companies ... Rather, what the Chinese government wants to see is a fair, well-functioning and resilient industry playing field, which can allow ...