Monthly Archives: July 2010

Cover of July, 2010

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Table of Contents of July, 2010

1. Cover story

Cross strait ECFA OK

2. Economy outlook

Leading the agile enterprise in a rebuilding year

3. Financial strategy

HTC strengthens software capabilities with acquisition of Abaxia

4. Legal spotlight

Patent Information Annual Conference of China to be held in Beijing

5. Point of interest

HK international arts carnival

6. Portrait

Smiley Siew

7. Remark from editor

It is always good to harvest, early or late.

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Cross strait ECFA OK

The Executive Yuan of Taiwan on July 1 approved the economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) and a copyright protection agreement signed by Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) and mainland China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS). As required by the Taiwan’s Act Governing Relations between Peoples of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area, the agreements will now be sent to the Legislative Yuan for approval. Continue reading

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Leading the agile enterprise in a rebuilding year

Following is the keynote speech by the Secretary for Labor and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, at the Greater China Talent Management Summit 2010 organized by A-Performers.com on July 6: Continue reading

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HTC strengthens software capabilities with acquisition of Abaxia

HTC Corporation (herein after HTC), a global designer of smartphones, on June 7, 2010, announced it has acquired Paris-based Abaxia, a leader in custom software for mobile operators and handset manufacturers around the world. Continue reading

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Patent Information Annual Conference of China to be held in Beijing

The Patent Information Annual Conference of China (PIAC China), hosted by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of the P.R.C and organized by the Intellectual Property Publishing House (IPPH), will be held in Beijing from September 8-9 for the first time, and thereafter on an annual basis. Continue reading

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HK international arts carnival

The annual International Arts Carnival opened on July 9 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Officiating at the opening ceremony tonight was the Under Secretary for Home Affairs, Ms. Florence Hui. Continue reading

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Smiley Siew

Vincent C. Siew was born the third child in a family of five sons and two daughters on January 3, 1939, in Beishewei, a rural area of Chiayi City, Taiwan, Republic of China (hereinafter referred as ROC). Due to his charming character, he has been nicknamed as Smiley Siew in the political circle. Continue reading

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Cheming Yang

The most anticipated cross strait free trade agreement, ECFA, has been signed in the end of June, 2010. The tariff reduction arrangement and service market open up signal that the greater Chinese business circle is firming up.

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