Briefs | China builds first bridge with 5G network

The Nansha Bridge opened last week in Guangdong Province, becoming China’s first bridge with a 5G network. As the latest major transport project in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, the 12.89-km bridge began to provide 4G and 5G services on the day it opened, according to the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council. Also known as the Humen Second Bridge, the 40.5-meter-wide Nansha Bridge is the world’s widest steel box girder suspension bridge. Linking Guangzhou and Dongguan, two cities in the Greater Bay Area, the bridge is designed to relieve traffic pressure in the area.

Vehicle crashes into feast, killing 3 in Guangdong village

Three people were killed and eight others injured after a vehicle ploughed into a family feast on Thursday evening in south China’s Guangdong Province. The incident happened around 7 p.m. when a villager, under the influence of alcohol, drove a sport utility vehicle into the crowd that was dining in front of a house in Pomeiling Village in the city of Lianjiang, municipal police said Friday. The crash injured 11 people, three of whom later succumbed to injuries. Police have detained the driver and are investigating the case.

Chinese software firm raises USD8.75m in IPO

Zhuhai-based Powerbridge Technologies, a Chinese trade software application and technology services provider, received gross proceeds of around 8.75 million U.S. dollars from its initial public offering (IPO), which the company closed on Thursday, two days after it went public in the United States. Proceeds from the IPO will be used for research and development, sales and marketing, strategic alliances and acquisitions, as well as working capital, and general corporate purposes, said the company. Founded in 1997 and based in southern Chinese city of Zhuhai, Powerbridge provides software application and technology solutions and services to corporate and government customers primarily located in China.

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