Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cover of June 2011


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Table of Contents of June 2011

1. Cover story

Scary food safety

2. Economy outlook

Statement by China at the UN conference on the least developed countries

3. Financial strategy

Huawei unveils MediaPad

4. Legal spotlight

Supervision on raw milk tightened

5. Point of interest

China-Eurasia Expo September 1 to 5, 2011

6. Portrait

New US Ambassador to China

7. Remark from editor

No food safety no trade

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Scary food safety

The Government Information Office (GIO) of Taiwan hosted a press conference on June 20 to discuss the plasticizer food safety scare inTaiwan. Representatives from the Department of Health (DOH), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the Consumer Protection Commission were also on hand to answer questions from international journalists and provide updates on the government’s handling of the matter so as to clear up any remaining doubts about the safety ofTaiwan’s food products. Continue reading

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Statement by China at the UN conference on the least developed countries

Fu Ziying, Vice Minister of Commerce of China, made the following statement at the General Debate of the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries:

Your Excellency President Gül of the Republic of Turkey,

Your Excellency UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,

Your Excellency UN Under-Secretary-General Cheick Sidi Diarra,

Mr. Chairman,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Dear Friends,

It gives me much pleasure to attend the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the beautiful city ofIstanbul. Let me begin by expressing sincere thanks on behalf of the Chinese government to President Gül and the Turkish government for your tremendous efforts in organizing and carefully arranging this conference. Continue reading

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Huawei unveils MediaPad

On 20 June 2011, Huawei, a leading telecom solutions provider, launched the Huawei MediaPad, the world’s first 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet. The MediaPad is a complete entertainment powerhouse driven by Qualcomm’s dual-core 1.2GHz processor, supported by Huawei Device’s Hi-Space cloud solution and Google Android Market. The MediaPad provides a fabulous user-experience in a stylish, high-performing and ultra-portable package. Continue reading

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Supervision on raw milk tightened

According to the requirements of the Circular on further Intensifying the Work on Quality and Safety of Dairy Products issued by the General Office of the State Council of China in Sept. 2010, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) has taken measures to enhance the supervision on quality and safety of dairy products and made significant progress through special programs on the basis of results from previous programs. Continue reading

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China-Eurasia Expo September 1 to 5, 2011

In order to boost the regional economic cooperation among Central, West and South Asian and European countries, and to promote the all-round development of Xinjiang, the Chinese government decided to upgrade China Urumqi Foreign Economic Relations and Trade Fair (Urumqi Fair) to China-Eurasia Expo from 2011 and hold it in Urumqi, China every September. Continue reading

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New US Ambassador to China

US President Obama has announced the nomination of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to become the next U.S. ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. If approved by the Senate, he would become the first Chinese American to hold the post. Locke would succeed Ambassador Jon Huntsman, the former Republican governor of Utah, who recently resigned to start his bid for republican presidential candidate. Continue reading

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No food safety no trade

Cheming Yang

In the most recent press conference held by the Taiwanese government, products contaminated with plasticizers were found to have been exported to 21 countries, including mainland China. At present, food products made in Taiwan (MIT) are under meticulous scrutiny in most countries that import food from Taiwan. MIT is the pride of Taiwanese people and now they are seeking desperately to restore consumers’ faith in it both domestically and internationally. Continue reading

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