according to regulations, passengers only have one chance to change their tickets within the booking period. moreover, after exchange tickets are non-refundable. passengers who travel earlier or later than the time printed on the ticket will be treated as if travelling without tickets.
the vibrant express (photo: xinhua)
please note that passengers who over travel, and arrive at hong kong west kowloon station will be face a surcharge for travelling without the relevant ticket.
hong kong west kowloon station (photo: xinhua)
the xrl runs from hong kong west kowloon station north to 44 major cities including beijing, shanghai, guangzhou, shenzhen and more. journey time will be reduced to just 14-minutes to shenzhen futian station and a 47-minutes to guangzhou south station.
the facepalm emoji was filed for trademark in november 2017. [screenshot via weibo]
the facepalm is one of most recognizable and most used emojis on chinese instant messaging app wechat, and a trademark of the image that was made so it can be used on clothing has triggered a potential legal dispute between its creator and wechat’s parent company, the chinese tech giant tencent.
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tencent said it’s looking to file an objection in order to further review the trademark, beijing youth daily (byd) reports.
the emoji was filed for trademark by a retailer surnamed jin in november 2017 under a category for clothing that can include outfits for children and accessories, according to images that have surfaced online, showing that the case has been approved for initial review with china’s trademark office of the state administration for industry & commerce.
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the retailer started printing the wechat facepalm emoji on clothing after seeing just how popular it was online.
jin brushed off concerns of ag真人官网平台app copyright infringement, saying, “it wasn’t as popular back then when i used it.” according got byd.
many netizens didn’t come to tencent’s defense in the issue, mainly because the company is so large that ag真人官网平台app copyright infringement complaints and allegations are common.
but the issue also caused a minor panic as many were no longer sure if they could still use the facepalm emoji after all, so they spammed the emoji all over social media.
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other emojis that have gone viral, such as the doge emoji, are also being heavily posted on social media in an attempt by netizens to make sure other emojis they like can’t be ag真人官网平台app copyrighted.
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so for those expats doing businesses in china, please register your company’s trademark as soon as possible to protect your intangible asset legally.