Monthly Archives: June 2012
1. Cover story
2. Economy outlook
3. Financial strategy
4. Legal spotlight
5. Point of interest
7. Remark from editor
The Executive Yuan of Taiwan expressed regret over the Legislative Yuan’s failure to amend the Act Governing Food Sanitation to allow ractopamine-enhanced U.S. beef imports during the legislative session which ended June 15. It also expressed hope the Legislature will convene a provisional session soon to pass the amendment as well as approve a proposed capital gains tax on stock earnings and commissioner nominees for the National Communications Commission (NCC). Continue reading
The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of China took place on 12 and 14 June 2012. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of China. The executive summary is as follows. Continue reading
Gold has now made a bullish reversal on a weekly basis, as price rallied sharply on Thursday and Friday.
Support held, which means Gold could be on the verge of setting a double/triple bottom around $1,550:
Chart courtesy Prorealtime.com Continue reading
On June 26, 2012 in Beijing, China, a delegation from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), of the U.S. Department of Commerce, joined U.S. State Department and U.S. Copyright Office officials in negotiating and signing a landmark multilateral treaty that advances global intellectual property (IP) rights for the creative content of audiovisual performers. Continue reading
Bamboo carving is a special kind of carving art developed on the bases of long-existed Chinese bamboo culture and carving craftsmanship, and reached its maturity in the middle and late Ming dynasty with the rise of literati’s aesthetic taste in connoisseurship and private collections. Three trends of bamboo carving gradually formed in the period from the Ming dynasty to the mid-20th century: Jiading School’s deep carving, Jinling Schools’s shallow carving, and liuqing (skin reserved) carving. Bearing their own distinctive forms and styles, the three trends influenced and stimulated each other. The participation of literati class further enriched bamboo carving aesthetic and cultural value, endowing it with extraordinary elegant characteristic among all the carving arts. Continue reading
Born in Zhejiang, China, Professor Academician Yang, Yuliang, graduated from chemistry department of Fudan University in 1977 and received Ph.D. in 1984 from Fudan University. He worked as a post-doctor on macromolecular science at Max Planck Institute for Polymer research from 1986 to 1988. In 2003 Professor Yang was elected Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences.