Monthly Archives: May 2010
1. Cover story
2. Economy outlook
3. Financial strategy
4. Legal spotlight
5. Point of interest
7. Remark from editor
President Ma Ying-jeou was joined by Vice President Vincent C. Siew in a press conference at the Presidential Office on the morning of May 19 to mark the two-year anniversary of their inauguration. Also attending the event were Premier Wu Den-yih, Presidential Secretary-General Liouyi Liao, and Presidential Deputy Secretaries-General Kao Lang and Lai Feng-wei.
At a February 9 press conference held at the Presidential Office, President Ma Ying-jeou explained to the public the reasoning underlying his administration’s policies concerning negotiation of an economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) with mainland China. The pact will include measures focusing on tariff reductions and exemptions as well as on legal protection of investments and intellectual property rights, while the overall aim, he stressed, is to help Taiwan’s people do business and boost Taiwan’s competitiveness.
On the 27th of May, 2010, Acer Inc., the second largest PC player and the first notebook vendor worldwide (source Gartner data 1Q 2010), and Founder Group, one of China’s most innovative and influential high-tech companies, announced to have signed a memorandum of mutual understanding for both parties’ relative ITC business. Acer Inc. and Founder Group will cooperate in order to enhance and expand ITC business in China.
China’s intellectual property protection has always been harshly criticized by many countries. In fact, there is an Outline of the National Intellectual Property Strategy Issued by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China on June 5, 2008.
This Outline is formulated for the purpose of improving China’s capacity to create, utilize, protect and administer intellectual property, making China an innovative country and attaining the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects.
The year 2010 sees another three rotations of the exhibition “Dynastic Paintings and Calligraphy in the Palace Museum Collection” in the Gallery of Painting and Calligraphy installed in the Hall of Martial Valor (Wuying dian).
The three rotations, starting from the 7th, are scheduled from April 1 to November 15. Highly recommended masterworks in the 7th rotation (ends on June 15, 2010) of the exhibition are the Southern Song dynasty copy of the Exemplary Women attributed to Gu Kaizhi (345-406), Parallel Sentences of the Hall of Bamboo and Mountains (Zhushan tang) in Regular Script by Yan Zhenqing (708-784), Ladies with Fans attributed to Zhou Fang (act. 8th c.), and Bird Attracted to Ripe Fruit by Lin Chun (act. 2nd half of 12th c.).