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SINOTRUK HOWO: 20 Years of Ingenious Journey



JINAN, China, July 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — 20 years is enough time for an industry to undergo profound changes, and the heavy-duty truck industry is no exception. During the past two decades, many once brilliant heavy-duty truck brands have gradually faded away, disappearing into the currents of the market. However, amidst this widespread transformation, there are always some exceptions that can swim against the tide. HOWO, a brand of SINOTRUK, after being tempered by time, shines even more brightly.

Quantity equals justice. As the first single brand in the domestic truck industry to produce and sell over 2 million units, HOWO is rightly the “king of sales”. Overseas, the HOWO brand has made crucial contributions to SINOTRUK ‘s being the top exporter for consecutive years.

HOWO is more than just a name; it’s a legend.

HOWO’s 20 Years of “Endless Exploration” Yields Abundant Results

The birth of HOWO coincided with the heyday of China’s heavy-duty truck industry. From 2000 to 2002, China’s heavy-duty truck market experienced a three-year boom, characterized by rapid growth. It was against this backdrop that SINOTRUK quickly realized the need to seize this historic opportunity. As a result, the company set ambitious production and sales targets, aiming to achieve 35,000 units by 2004, 70,000 units by 2007, and 100,000 units by 2010.

After a year of meticulous construction, on October 28, 2004, the first HOWO truck rolled off the assembly line at SINOTRUK Jinan Heavy Truck Co., Ltd.’s new assembly line. From then on, China’s heavy-duty truck manufacturing technology began to align with international standards. From the domestically widest interior cabin, to domestically pioneering technologies approaching or reaching international standards such as engine combustion control and vehicle electrical circuit control, and further to the world’s largest single-stage reduction axle and China’s highest-level intelligent main control system, HOWO gained fame with numerous “firsts”, “leading”, and “original” innovations. It exceeded ten thousand units in its first year of production and sales, surpassed 20,000 units in 2006, accounting for one-third of SINOTRUK’s total annual sales, and began exporting in bulk overseas.

HOWO-7, upon its inception, became China’s most advanced heavy-duty truck. Subsequently, the launch of HOWO-A7 not only consolidated SINOTRUK’s years of technological accumulation and innovation but also became the pinnacle of domestic heavy-duty trucks, leading China’s heavy-duty truck industry towards advanced global standards. The HOWO TH7 not only features the globally unique worry-free automatic transmission but also, together with the HOWO MAX, is equipped with a 590-horsepower natural gas engine boasting a high thermal efficiency of up to 54.16%. This combination marks the beginning of the era of high-horsepower gas-powered vehicles. As the world’s first L4-level fully electric autonomous container truck, the HOWO T5G intelligent connected vehicle commenced trial operations at Tianjin Port, setting an industry record. Together with China’s I-generation intelligent truck HOWO T7H, which was launched 14 days later, they jointly heralded the arrival of the intelligent era for China’s domestic heavy-duty trucks.

Customer Trust Comes from Refined Craftsmanship

The shoulders of giants are not smooth. HOWO stands firm because it excels at introducing, absorbing, and making use of technological advancements, laying a smooth path on the shoulders of giants. In 2003, SINOTRUK introduced Volvo’s heavy-duty truck technology, giving birth to the HOWO series. The series mastered Volvo’s technological essence, with cabin safety meeting the world’s most stringent requirements. It innovatively introduced a four-point suspension system and world-class air suspension damping, achieving optimal shock absorption on any road conditions.

In 2009, SINOTRUK once again introduced foreign heavy-duty truck technology, this time from MAN in Germany. During the collaboration, SINOTRUK assimilated and absorbed the complete set of advanced technologies from MAN in engines, axles, and entire vehicles. The engines produced with MAN technology were 15 years ahead of the mainstream global standards at that time. At the same time, the collaborative products inherited HOWO’s adaptability to Chinese and developing countries’ operating conditions, as well as their high cost-effectiveness, laying the foundation for the implementation of advanced technologies.

In addition, SINOTRUK learned from MAN’s development approach, business processes, production techniques, management methods, and their commitment to excellence and diligent work ethic. At that time, many joint ventures and collaborations faced the issue of “discounting”: they could produce excellent prototype vehicles, but struggled to consistently meet standards during mass production. SINOTRUK and MAN realized that the key issues lay in management. Both parties placed high emphasis on production consistency, providing batch-by-batch technical training and support for every major component and assembly. Regarding quality, multiple “quality control checkpoints” were established, and each of SINOTRUK’s factories gradually implemented quality enhancement management concepts, striving to create high-quality collaborative products.

After three years of hard work, by the end of 2012, the HOWO T7H and HOWO T5G, equipped with MAN technology engines, single-stage reduction axles, and related assemblies, were unveiled. They were launched in early 2013 and became flagship products of SINOTRUK. In the harsh winter of 2015 for the heavy-duty truck market, sales of the HOWO T7H increased by 97.38% year-on-year, while the HOWO T5G saw an even higher increase of 130.23%.

From towering technological achievements to sweeping sales success, HOWO not only shouldered the heavy responsibility of SINOTRUK’s sales but also, with its international comprehensive capabilities, cured China’s heavy-duty truck industry of its “fear of heights” towards global giants. It accelerated the industry’s high-end transformation, ushering in a new chapter of “Made in China” replacing imports.

Truly Excellent Products Appreciated Worldwide

Elevating “Made in China” to world-class standards and showcasing “Made in China” to the world. Starting its overseas expansion in 2004, by 2023, SINOTRUK’s export volume of heavy-duty trucks has dominated half of the industry. Some may attribute the fact that half of the heavy-duty truck exports belongs to SINOTRUK to “first come, first served.” However, going global has never been a shortcut. Without sustainable advantages, it will eventually lead to a situation of “starting early but arriving late.” In the process of expanding its global presence, HOWO has earned high trust from overseas customers through its strength, innovation, and profound understanding of their needs.

In many overseas projects where Chinese companies outsource earthwork engineering, it was found that contractors often struggle to deliver on time. This is mainly due to low equipment utilization rates and inadequate service. However, HOWO, born from European technology and adapted through localized development according to local needs, has gained a reputation for reliability and minimal after-sales issues. It has become a cornerstone for many flagship projects and a synonym for “Chinese trucks.”

Building on this foundation, HOWO continues to make improvements according to local regulatory requirements and usage habits. In 2012, 2000 units of HOWO A7 trucks equipped with Euro V engines were exported to Brazil. This marked the first large-scale export of heavy-duty trucks from China meeting National (Euro) IV emission standards or higher. In June 2013, HOWO A7, independently innovated by SINOTRUK with full intellectual property rights, broke the monopoly of international heavy truck brands like Scania and entered Hong Kong, which historically enforces the strictest automotive fuel and exhaust emission standards. In 2017, HOWO achieved bulk exports to Ireland, signifying that HOWO, representing Chinese heavy-duty trucks, had passed comprehensive inspections in Europe, known as the “homeland of trucks.” With high technological standards, reliability, and consistent production quality, it reshaped the global perception of Chinese heavy-duty trucks and opened up limitless opportunities for future endeavors.

Looking back from the year 2024 to 2004, one can see that HOWO’s brilliant two decades of success were not accidental. Behind this success lies the mission of national heavy-duty trucks, an open-minded attitude towards win-win cooperation, and the commitment to “taking proactive action in all endeavors.” These are the origins of its journey so far and the confidence it has in shaping its future.

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Neusoft Remains No.1 in China’s Healthcare Security Information System Market Share




SHENYANG, China, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — In a recent report by IDC titled China Healthcare Security Administrating System Market Shares, 2023: Deepening Application, Neusoft Corporation (Neusoft, SSE: 600718) once again ranks first in China’s healthcare security information system market share, reflecting its ongoing leadership in this field.

Healthcare security informatization was the starting point of Neusoft’s Big Health business strategic layout. Having been deeply engaged in the field for three decades, Neusoft witnessed the development process of China’s healthcare security system, and has been empowering the establishment of the multi-tier and wide-coverage system with its innovative technologies, products, solutions and services. With rich experience and successful practice in healthcare security informatization, Neusoft has won widespread recognition and good reputation in the market. Meanwhile, Neusoft is actively developing systems for deepening application in the areas of data governance and public services, and integrating AI technology into healthcare security informatization, to lead the industry towards continuous innovation and advancement.

Currently, Neusoft provides robust support in building China’s unified national healthcare security information platform, as well as the healthcare security platforms in over 200 cities across 25 provinces. Neusoft is enhancing its R&D investment in AI technology, continuously exploring the innovative application scenarios and practices of healthcare security big data. Besides, Neusoft has recently introduced an integrated solution tailored for China’s compact county-level medical community, facilitating total payment for healthcare security, to empower the development of county-level medical communities.

Looking ahead, Neusoft will strengthen its digital and intelligent business layout and continue to engage deeply in building intelligent healthcare security information system, enhancing the accessibility and convenience of healthcare security services, to promote the digital and intelligent development of the industry.

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Motherhood Care+ Secures Seed Funding from Care Ventures Group to Revolutionise Maternity Care Industry




KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Motherhood Care+, an innovative health & wellness tech startup based in Malaysia, announced today the successful completion of a seed funding round in December 2023, led by Care Ventures Group, a fund specialising in healthcare, wellness, medical, and AI technologies.

Motherhood Care+: The Future of Maternity

Motherhood Care+ aims to elevate maternity care standards by integrating a comprehensive array of products and services from confinement centres, confinement nannies, and confinement wellness providers. Recognising the critical importance of prenatal and postnatal health & wellness for new mothers, the startup supports women throughout their 9-month pregnancy journey and the crucial first 100 days post-birth.

Motherhood Care+ is a female-led and female-founded company, established in May 2023 by Tan Yew Aik and Goh Shze Yinn. Ms. Tan brings over a decade of experience in the postpartum care and maternity industry and is a co-founder and committee member of the Malaysian Postpartum Care Association. Ms. Goh, with a diverse background in finance and technology, also serves as a board member of Nuren Group Limited, an Australian-listed parenting tech company. Their combined expertise and leadership are pivotal in driving the vision and success of Motherhood Care+.

Funding and Future Plans

“We are thrilled to partner with Care Ventures Group, whose investment underscores our mission to transform the maternity care and wellness landscape,” said SY Goh, Co-founder of Motherhood Care+. “With this funding, we plan to expand our platform and enhance our technology to streamline operations and optimise user experience. In the next six months, we aim to feature at least 750 confinement centre rooms and 1,300 confinement nannies in the Care+ Members App, enabling us to better serve mothers across Malaysia and Singapore.”

Care Ventures Group’s investment comes as Motherhood Care+ achieves operational profitability within less than a year of its inception in March 2024. The startup is set to launch its flagship technology platform, the Care+ Members App, in August 2024. The app aims to cater to 200 new mothers monthly by providing access to a curated selection of maternity care services.

Investor’s Perspective

“We are impressed with the traction and metrics that Motherhood Care+ has achieved in such a short period,” said Dato Eng, Partner at Care Ventures Group. “Both Tan and Goh are domain experts, combining extensive knowledge of the maternity industry with operational excellence in technology adoption and financial controls. I am excited to be part of this promising journey.”

Utilisation of Funds

The seed funding will support Motherhood Care+’s strategic initiatives, including merchant acquisitions, process optimisation, and technology advancement. Over the next six months, the startup aims to onboard over 750 confinement centre rooms and 1,300 confinement nannies onto the Care+ Members App, enhancing accessibility to quality maternity care services across Malaysia and Singapore.

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About Motherhood Care+

Motherhood Care+ is a forward-thinking health & wellness tech startup dedicated to revolutionising maternity care. Established in May 2023 and based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Motherhood Care+ aggregates products and services from confinement centres, confinement nannies, and confinement wellness providers to support new mothers throughout their pregnancy and postnatal journeys. Led by co-founders Tan Yew Aik and Goh Shze Yinn, the company combines extensive industry expertise with innovative technology to enhance maternal health outcomes. Motherhood Care+ aims to elevate maternity care standards by integrating comprehensive solutions that prioritise the health and wellbeing of mothers and their newborns.

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Introducing the World’s First Consent-Based Data-Sharing Framework Built on Open Standards: The Affinidi Iota Framework




Affinidi Iota Framework disrupts how businesses gain insights about customers. The framework shifts the processing of queries to a personal data vault, providing transparency regarding what is disclosed through explicit consent. This grants individuals full control over how they are discovered and how they share information with others.Affinidi Iota framework democratises developers’ access to data through modern and privacy-preserving open standards, including W3C Verifiable Credentials, DIF Decentralised Identifiers, OID4VP, OID4VCI, and Presentation Exchange format (PEX).

BERLIN, SINGAPORE, BANGALORE, India, July 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Affinidi, a Singapore-based data and identity management company, launched the Affinidi Iota Framework built on open standards at the WeAreDevelopers World Congress. This innovative framework establishes a new way for individuals to share data by prioritising explicit consent, empowering individuals to selectively share specific data points with a clear understanding of their intended use.

In the traditional digital landscape, individuals often share sensitive data with third parties without transparency or control, leaving their data vulnerable to misuse, unauthorised access, and data breaches. A Twilio report shows that 60% of Asia Pacific consumers demand consent and communication on data use, while a PwC study reveals a trust gap, with only 30% of consumers trusting businesses. Existing solutions exacerbate these issues by collecting vast amounts of individuals’ data (essential/non-essential) and transferring it to back-end databases, burdening developers with managing large volumes of data and associated risks.

Affinidi’s Iota Framework disrupts this outdated model, pioneering a new era of data privacy and security. The Affinidi Iota Framework enables developers to request essential data points directly from individuals, with explicit consent, eliminating the need to collect and store non-essential information. This approach ensures individuals maintain control over their data, reducing storage burdens, and minimising risks associated with data collection and potential misuse. Affinidi equips developers with dev-friendly templates and robust tools, streamlining the setup of data-sharing processes. With our easy-to-use SDK, developers can navigate the complexities of identity, privacy, and security, building innovative solutions in just minutes.

The Affinidi Iota Framework revolutionises data exchange between businesses and individuals by adhering to strict consent-first principles, providing businesses with richer, more accurate data that enhances personalisation, and fosters market innovation and competitiveness. Roopesh Shah, Co-Founder and CTO of Gro Club, India’s first and largest bicycle subscription model that recently adopted Affinidi’s solution for seamless integration, shared, “We began with Affinidi Login to simplify access to individual data through a one-click onboarding process. But with the introduction of the Affinidi Iota Framework, we are thrilled to advance beyond efficient customer onboarding, laying the groundwork for a future where every interaction is precisely tailored to individual preferences based on accurate and consented data.”

Built on Open Standards

The Affinidi Iota Framework leverages cutting-edge technologies such as the DIF Presentation Exchange (PEX) protocol and the OpenID for Verifiable Presentations (OID4VP) specifications built on OAuth 2.0 to deliver a robust consent-first solution for a new way of data sharing.

At the heart of the Affinidi Iota Framework is the DIF Presentation Exchange (PEX) specification. PEX, based on JSONPATH, serves as a standard query language for data exchange, enabling powerful filtering capabilities that accommodate simple and complex use cases. By defining data requests with a structured syntax, PEX simplifies data sharing, making specific data requests more seamless and efficient. Using standardised schemas ensures that queries are portable, allowing multiple developers and businesses to utilise them without reinventing the wheel. This streamlines the data exchange process and enhances interoperability across different systems.Building on the robust OAuth 2.0 authorisation framework, the OID4VP protocol provides a secure transport mechanism for Verifiable Presentations. Simply put, Verifiable Presentations extract specific information from Verifiable Credentials, like signed digital containers holding personal data (such as an ID or diploma). These presentations, shared as VP Tokens, ensure data authenticity and provenance. This groundbreaking feature enhances data safety, reducing risks of data breaches and fraud by sharing only necessary, verified information. It establishes transitive trust efficiently, maintaining high security and privacy standards within the Affinidi Iota Framework.The Affinidi Trust Development Kit (TDK), our SDK, is an open-source toolkit that enables developers to build privacy-preserving applications efficiently, aligning with complex and evolving standards. This streamlined solution integrates multiple elements to provide privacy functionalities without requiring workflow overhauls. By bridging Web 2 and Web 3 technologies, the framework leverages decentralised data stored in the Affinidi Vault for just-in-time data acquisition. It offers a range of modules, including clients for identity management, verifiable credential handling, and login configurations, ensuring flexibility and choice for developers. Supporting various programming languages such as TypeScript and Python facilitates seamless integration of Affinidi’s trust services into applications.

How it Works

The Affinidi Vault is a secure personal data store where individuals can securely store their information. Developers need to create an Affinidi Iota Framework configuration to set up the basics required to query the data from the Affinidi Vault. After creating a configuration, developers can integrate the Affinidi Iota Framework into their application with the Affinidi TDK. This setup ensures that data is shared only with the explicit consent of the vault owner, empowering individuals with choice and control over the information they share while enhancing data privacy and security. This also simplifies real-time data acquisition, reduces complexity, and enhances trust and transparency.

Revolutionising Data Exchange and Ownership

Affinidi is leading a global movement to return data ownership to individuals through its Holistic Identity concept, addressing the fragmentation of digital identities across platforms. The release of the Affinidi Iota Framework marks another significant step towards achieving this vision.

“In a new world where individuals can control their identity and data, we must redefine how information is shared. The Affinidi Iota Framework represents a major step forward in safeguarding privacy and consent by shifting information processing to the individual’s personal data vault. Gone are the days of trusting third parties with sensitive documents like pay slips and bank statements just to open a bank account,” said Glenn Gore, Chief Executive Officer of Affinidi.

The beta version of the Affinidi Iota framework can be accessed through the Affinidi Portal. Learn more about the Affinidi Iota Framework here.

About Affinidi

Affinidi is a data and identity management company founded by Temasek in 2020 that aims to revolutionise data ownership for good through its Holistic Identity concept. Globally anchored in Singapore and supported by strategic hubs in Berlin, Ukraine, and Bangalore, Affinidi seeks to empower individuals, and enrich developers and businesses through its consent-driven and privacy-preserving solutions, rooted in trust and security.

The Holistic Identity concept encompasses the complete spectrum of discovering, collecting, sharing, storing, and even monetising one’s data in the digital world. Affinidi adopts an unwavering user-first approach, providing innovative developer tools with a ‘privacy-by-design’ philosophy within every layer of their tech stack. It emphasises and executes an end-to-end network trust known as the Affinidi Trust Network, underpinning a data environment that is secure and inherently interoperable. This commitment to decentralised identity management transcends borders and industries.

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