On January 16, a CCTV news program reported that the anti-smuggling bureau of Nansha customs in guangzhou had cracked a huge smuggling case involving cross-border e-commerce.Through cross-border e-commerce and general trade, the smuggling ring has smuggled about 700 million dollars, equivalent to more than 4 billion yuan. A total of 25 suspects, including Robin Lee, President ofJEUNESSE China and a native of Taiwan, were arrested and 4.84 million boxes of goods worth more than 2 billion yuan were seized at the scene.At present the case has been transferred by anti - smuggling departments to procuratorial organs to examine and prosecute according to law.
JEUNESSE, an American company that sells so-called "anti-aging" products such as health supplements and cosmetics based on resveratrol, has not been certified for sale in China.
In 2015,JEUNESSE incorporated a biotechnology company in Shanghai, whose business scope is property management, but no product sales.To enable its products to enter the Chinese mainland market,JEUNESSE entrusted to Hong KongTianyi logistics company on a tax-deductible basis.Hong Kong tianyi logistics company foundGuangzhouRuizangTrading co., ltd. to import goods in the mode of cross-border e-commerce.
GuangzhouRuizangTrading co., ltd. obtained citizenship information through illegal means for cross-border e-commerce purchases，and Hong Kong tianyi logistics company expressthe goods to JEUNESSE's domestic customers.In addition, the price of peiquan juice declared to the customs is 50 RMB per box, while the actual price of RESERVE™ juice sold to domestic customers is more than 600 RMB per box, making the smuggled import a huge profit.Through identification, RESERVE™ juice also does not have the so-called propaganda of anti-oxidation, anti-aging healtheffects, belongs to false propaganda.
According to figures released byJEUNESSE ,it’s global sales in 2018 were $1.46 billion, including $1 billion in China.
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On December 16, 2019, the opening ceremony of the Melaleuca’s China headquarters project was held in Shanghai.The project will become the largest regional headquarters in Melaleuca based overseas and daily chemical production base, a total investment of $150 million, covers an area of 51868.2 square meters, a total construction area of 63798.8 square meters, will be equipped with 16 production lines. The products will be exported to seven countries and regions in the asia-pacific region.
Jerry Felton, President of Melaleuca international, said that China has become the most important international market for Melaleuca.We are firmly optimistic about the future of the Chinese market.
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Since January 1, 2020, dragon TV's weather forecast program has added the skin care weather index.It is reported that the skin care meteorological index is the result of the cooperation between Shanghai Meteorological Service Center and MARY KAY company.
The index mainly includes three guidelines: skin moisturization, hydration and sun protection.The moisturizing index is derived from the analysis of the metabolic status of the skin and the temperature, wind speed and relative humidity.The hydration index is derived from the relationship between skin temperature, wind speed, relative humidity and wind direction.The SPF is related to temperature, cloud cover, sun exposure and altitude.These indexes are calculated by experts based on advanced intelligent grid data or through seasonal calculation models.
Skincare weather index helps the public to protect skin scientifically and achieve healthy skin under the changing seasons.
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From November 5th to 10th, the 2nd China International Import Expo was held at the Shanghai National Convention and Exhibition Center. Herbalife has brought its more than 20 categories of more than 50 overseas best-selling products to the Expo to deliver a healthy lifestyle of nutrition + sports.
Guo Mu, president of Herbalife China, said: "The Expo is a major initiative for China to open its market to the world, which provides nutrition and health companies including Herbalife with an excellent platform. We are very honored to be able to participate in the world-famous event for the second time.
Herbalife is committed to long-term development in China, and will further increase its investment, bringing more nutritious products to Chinese consumers, and help the health upgrade of the whole population."
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From November 5th to 10th, the 2nd China International Import Expo was held at the National Convention and Exhibition Center (shanghai). Amway, as an exhibitor, placed a narrowed research greenhouse of the organic farm as well as R&D center of its nutrition and health care brand Nutrilite in the exhibition area, attracting lots of visitors. 10 imported Nutrilite branded nutritional health foods were also showed on the spot.
According to Yu Fang, president of Amway (China), the overall market size of China's dietary supplements has exceeded 460 billion yuan in 2018, making it the world's second largest dietary supplement consumer market. Based on the broad prospects of China's health industry, Amway Global will gradually shift its focus to the Chinese market in terms of strategy, resources and investment.
“Last year, our new CEO came up with a slogan called “China first”. In fact, this strategy also fully demonstrates that Amway’s global strategic focus will soon move to the Chinese market. And from the perspective of current development trend of the entire digital economy, this is also an inevitable choice." Yu Fang said.
In 2019, in order to optimize the global supply, Amway transferred its production line of high-tech home products from US to China with an annual production capacity of more than 11 million pieces. In consideration of China's leading position in the digital and mobile Internet world, Amway will also locate its Global Digital Innovation Center and The Big Data Innovation Center in China. Amway expects to invest $200 million in the digitalization of the Chinese market in the next five years.
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去年我们的新CEO到任后，提出了一个口号叫China first（中国优先）战略，其实这个战略也充分表明了日后安利全球的战略重心将快速向中国市场迁移。而从目前整个数字经济的发展态势来看，这也是一个必然选择。” 余放说。
On October 22, 2019, the launching ceremony of the “NU SKIN Spring Bud College” welfare project was held at Polus International College in Sichuan Province. Wang Haijing, deputy secretary-general of the China Children and Teenagers’ Fund, director Zhang Xinyan, and Zhao Jin, secretary-general of the Shanghai NU SKIN Public Welfare Foundation, attended the ceremony.
It is reported that the "Spring Bud College" welfare project was launched during the International Girls' Day on October 10, 2017. It is an important part of the "Spring Bud Program" initiated by the China Children and Teenagers' Fund. The project will provide free services like vocational education and career planning for poor school-age girl, which will help them to step into the society so that they and their families could get rid of poverty.
In order to further promote the implementation of this project, the China Children and Teenagers’ Fund and the Shanghai NU SKIN Public Welfare Foundation jointly launched the “NU SKIN Spring Bud College” project to help poor families in the western region including Sichuan Province. This project aims to enable girls of the appropriate age to receive vocational skills training and get opportunities to have a job.
It is understood that the content of the NU SKIN Spring Bud College project includes the establishment of scholarships and grants for poor girls in vocational colleges, providing short-term vocational and technical training courses for older girls from poor families, carrying out quality education and organizing study tours. Moreover, by working with vocational colleges, an employment platform and a one-to-one pledging platform are going to be set up. The first crew of 100 girls will be funded after the project launched and Sichuan Polus International College will be responsible for the implementation.
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As the nutrition sponsor of the speed skating and short track speed skating national team for 2019-2020 season direct international competition trials, USANA will accompany the athletes to the Winter Olympics podium.
On April 12, 2017, USANA officially cooperated with the Training Bureau of General Administration of Sport of China. Through this cooperation, USANA provided nearly 1,300 national team athletes(according to 2016 statistics) with nutritional products that have passed the detection of doping. The nutritional products of USANA have also begun to serve as athletes’ security product for the Chinese national team.
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October 17th is the sixth Poverty Alleviation Day in China and the 27th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. In collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE), Mary Kay (China) Co., Ltd. and other parties, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Model Village project results sharing meeting and rural revitalization and sustainable development meeting was held in Shanghai. Wan Yang, assistant representatives of UNDP in China, Zhang Jing, Deputy Director of External Affairs and Brands of Mary Kay (China), and Pu Xuechang, Party Secretary of Yijiu Town, Yongren County, Yunnan Province, have attended and participated in the discussion.
The SDGs Model Village is located in Pula Village, Yongren County, Chuxiong Prefecture, Yunnan Province and it is the first UN SDGs Model Village in China. The project was officially launched in June 2017.
Mary Kay has combined its own strengths in women training and development with the actual situation, including natural and cultural resources of the village, and coordinated the parties. They increased the income of farmers, especially poor women, through various methods such as villager skill training, home improvement, building landscape and environmental infrastructure, and the establishment of ecotourism cooperatives. Efforts have also been paid on creating an ecotourism-based development model, forming sustainable income systems, and achieving precise poverty reduction as well as a coordinated development of economy, society and ecosystem. Up to now, the project has directly benefited 68 women in the village, and has led over 300 villagers to develop planting, breeding and rural tourism industries. The poverty rate in the village has dropped from 28% to 0.77%.
Zhang Jing said: "As a foreign-invested company that has been deeply involved in the Chinese market for nearly 25 years, what we have been doing is empowering women to improve themselves and actively supporting China's alleviation of poverty. The motivation of participating in this project is the hope that through Mary Kay's previous experience in women's development, we can make women participate in economic development, relieving them of poverty, increasing their income, and make a beautiful countryside.
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On September 27, 2019, Herbalife announced that it will establish the Herbalife China Product Innovation Center in Shanghai. It will be Herbalife's first product innovation center in the world and is the latest move to penetrate the Chinese market.
Herbalife China Product Innovation Center aims to rapidly transform the most cutting-edge scientific and technological achievements in the field of nutrition science into nutritional health products, while strengthening local innovation and R&D capabilities. After the product innovation center was put into operation, Herbalife expects to double the number of new products put on the market within five years, and make the center a world-class nutrition science and technology incubation center.
Dr. Zheng Qunyi, Senior Vice President of Herbalife Global and Chairman of Herbalife China, said: “The arrival of Herbalife's first global product innovation center in Shanghai demonstrates our confidence and long-term commitment to the Chinese market. We will continue to strengthen R&D and product innovation capabilities, promoting the development and marketing of new products suitable for Chinese consumers effectively and quickly, and also provide the public with quality, nutritious and rigorous science-based products. In the future, Herbalife looks forward to building on its leadership in sports nutrition as well as personalized nutrition while maintaining a leading position in weight management."
The Herbalife China Product Innovation Center is part of the 700 million-yuan “China Influence Development Investment Plan” announced in 2018. With a total investment of nearly 100 million yuan over the next three years, the first phase will cover an area of about 2,000 square meters. The construction began in November 2019 and is scheduled to be completed and put into use in the third quarter of 2020.
Since the establishment of it’s first factory in China in 1998, Herbalife has been committed to continuously increase investment in local R&D and product innovation. And Herbalife has four R&D centers in China so far, including its Asia-Pacific R&D headquarters in Shanghai, the plant material R&D center in Changsha, and two production technology R&D centers in Nanjing and Suzhou.
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Amway (China) R&D Center participaed in the signing ceremony of the national key R&D program "modernization of traditional Chinese medicine" during the 13th Five-Year plan period.
The 14th National Nutrition Science Conference and the 11th Asia-Pacific Clinical Nutrition Conference as well as the 2nd Global Chinese Nutrition Scientists Conference were held in Nanjing from September 20 to 22, 2019. Under the theme of "nutrition research and clinical practice", the session aims to promote the implementation of the “Healthy China” strategy, reaching the health goals found in the National Nutrition Plan (2017-2030) ,and to enhance the academic communication and development in the filed of nutrition science in the Asia-Pacific region and the globle.
On the 22nd, Wang Linyuan, the chief scientist of the National R&D Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and Professor of Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine University,who on behalf of the project team have signed an agreement with the Amway (China) R&D Center.The two sides will cooperate to establish a platform for the demonstration of R&D and technical system of evaluation in terms of compound health products based on Chinese traditional medicine. Which helps to promote the standardization, modernization and internationalization of traditional Chinese medicine.
In 2015, the Amway China Plant R&D Center with a total investment of more than 200 million yuan was completed in Wuxi. It is dedicated to the research of organic planting and extracts of Chinese herbal medicine plants, and cooperates with Academician Zhu Zhaoliang from the Nanjing Institute of Soil Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to establish an enterprise-academician workstation,looking forward to solve the issues encountered in the development of Chinese herbal medicines like agricultural pollution, efficacy safety and sustainable development.
The "Traditional Chinese Medicine Modernization Research" project is the second project that Amway has participated in the National 13th Five-Year Plan after participating in "Demonstration on Prevention and Control Technology of Agricultural Non-point Source Pollution and Heavy Metal Pollution In The Lower Reaches of The Yangtze River" in 2016, the 13th Five-Year Key Science and Technology Project. In 2017, Amway Plant Research and Development Center cooperated with the Institute of Chinese Medicine of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences to complete the full-length transcriptome genetic information excavation of chrysanthemum, allowing China to be the first country in the world to complete the whole genome sequencing of chrysanthemum.
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