Monthly Archives: June 2012

Cover of June 2012

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Table of Contents of June 2012

1. Cover story

Battle over beef

2. Economy outlook

China trade policy review

3. Financial strategy

Gold triple bottom & stocks oversold (short term) – Now what?

4. Legal spotlight

International delegation negotiates historic audiovisual performance treaty in Beijing

5. Point of interest

The Exhibition ‘Literati Spirit: Art of Chinese bamboo carving’ at Shanghai Museum

6. Portrait

President of Fudan

7. Remark from editor

Why do we care about ractopamine?

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Battle over beef

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

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China trade policy review

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

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Gold triple bottom & stocks oversold (short term) – Now what?

Willem Weytjens*

On Gold:

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

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International delegation negotiates historic audiovisual performance treaty in Beijing

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

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The Exhibition ‘Literati Spirit: Art of Chinese bamboo carving’ at Shanghai Museum

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

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