Monthly Archives: June 2010

Cover of June, 2010

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Cover story

China-US SED

2. Economy outlook

Taiwan’s ambition on medical tourism

3. Financial strategy

PBC aims at reforming the RMB exchange rate regime

4. Legal spotlight

New classes of goods and services for trademark in Taiwan

5. Point of interest

HK four in one

6. Portrait

Leader of political consultation in China

7. Remark from editor

Never a good time for borrowing

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China-US SED

The Second Round of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (SED)  concluded in the 25th of May in Beijing. The followings are the Concluding Joint Statements: Continue reading

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Taiwan’s ambition on medical tourism

Premier Wu Den-yih received a Cabinet briefing June 24 by the Department of Health (DOH) on its Taiwan Medical Services Internationalization Action Plan. Afterwards, he remarked that Taiwan’s medical care standards are extremely competitive globally. Promotion of internationalized medical care will market Taiwan’s outstanding medical services to the international community, boost its international image and foster the upgrading of its medical industry as a whole. The project can also bring further development of domestic tourism, transportation and related services, he said, and each government ministry and agency should fully comply with carrying it out. Continue reading

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PBC aims at reforming the RMB exchange rate regime

In view of the economic and financial development in China and abroad, particularly China’s Balance of Payments (BOP) situation, the People’s Bank of China (PBC) has decided to further reform the RMB exchange rate regime and increase the RMB exchange rate flexibility. The following is the PBC spokesperson’s interview with the press released on June 21st, 2010. Continue reading

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New classes of goods and services for trademark in Taiwan

As part of efforts to provide the latest terminology for trademark applicants while satisfying the demands of industry, Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) has amended its list of classes of goods and services that can be registered for trademark in Taiwan. The new classification adopts the most widely-known names and characteristics of each of the classes of goods and services listed in the 9th edition of the internationally-recognized Nice Classification, which is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and originally based on the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks. Continue reading

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HK four in one

Summer is fast approaching and four major Hong Kong attractions – Ocean Park Hong Kong, Ngong Ping 360, Hong Kong Wetland Park, and Madame Tussauds Hong Kong are celebrating summer festivities with locals and visitors by joining hands again to launch “Hong Kong Attractions Fun Deals” from July 1 to December 31, 2010. Continue reading

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