Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cover of August 2011

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Table of Contents of August 2011

1. Cover story

More Euros for China?

2. Economy outlook

Price of edible farm produce rises slightly and price of material for production remains stable

3. Financial strategy

Forum on 12th Five-Year Plan and Mainland-Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Financial Cooperation

4. Legal spotlight

TIPO and USPTO to begin PPH pilot program

5. Point of interest

China (Guizhou) International Alcoholic Beverages Expo & China Guiyang Fair for Investment and Trade 2011

6. Portrait

Li Keqiang in HKU100

7. Remark from editor

Alcoholic beverage economy

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More euros for China?

French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited China on August 25 during his tour of France’s New Caledonia. This relatively unexpected visit has attracted widespread attention and speculation.

On the same day, Sarkozy held a press briefing in the Grand Hall of the People, Beijing, China. The following is some of the content of the briefing. Continue reading

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Price of edible farm produce rises slightly and price of material for production remains stable

As the pressure for QE3 is mounting due to the recent plunge of stock prices all over the world, the worry for inflation is at the same time holding back the thirst for it.

The Chinese government is also paying special attention to this issue. From August 15 to 21, according to the monitoring of the Ministry of Commerce, the price of edible farm produce rose slightly, while price of material for production remained stable. Continue reading

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Forum on 12th Five-Year Plan and Mainland-Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Financial Cooperation

In the morning of August 17, Forum on 12th Five-Year Plan and Mainland-Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Financial Cooperation was held in Hong Kong. Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang delivered a keynote speech at the Forum.

Centering on the policy measures announced by Vice Premier Li of the Central government to support Hong Kong economic and social development and people‚Äôs livelihood improvement, Minister of the National Development and Reform commission Zhang Ping, Minister of Commerce Chen Deming, China’s Central Bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, Hong Kong Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah and Chairman of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council Victor K. Fung all delivered speech at the Forum. Continue reading

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TIPO and USPTO to begin PPH pilot program

The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program between Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be launched on September 1, 2011. Applicants for invention patents that are first filed with USPTO and later filed with TIPO claiming priority to the USPTO application may submit a request for accelerated examination with TIPO, provided the examination result from USPTO contains at least one claim determined to be patentable. Correspondingly, applicants for invention patents that are first filed in TIPO and later filed in USPTO may also submit a request for accelerated examination with the USPTO, provided the examination result from TIPO contains at least one claim determined to be patentable. Continue reading

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China (Guizhou) International Alcoholic Beverages Expo & China Guiyang Fair for Investment and Trade 2011

China is one of the countries which produce and consume a large quantity of alcohol and Guizhou is the hometown of Moutai , a national liquor of China. The opening ceremony of China (Guizhou) International Alcoholic Beverages Expo & China Guiyang Fair for Investment and Trade 2011 (Alcoholic Beverages Expo for short) was held on August 18 in Guiyang, Guizhou Province. Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan attended and declared the opening of the Alcoholic Beverages Expo. Vice Minister of Commerce Jiang Zengwei attended and addressed the opening ceremony. Governor of Guizhou Province Zhao Kezhi presided over the opening ceremony. Leaders of 15 departments under the State Council including the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, 28 provinces (cities and autonomous regions), and 4 mutual-assistance cities, and representatives of overseas enterprises attended the opening ceremony. Continue reading

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