Monthly Archives: March 2013

Cover of March 2013

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Table of Contents of March 2013

1. Cover story

China’s Institutional Reform

2. Economy outlook

BRICS Business Forum 2013

3. Financial strategy

BRICS Development Bank

4. Legal spotlight

2012 TIPO Patent and Trademark Applications

5. Point of interest

2013 Tour de Taiwan

6. Portrait

China’s New President

7. Remark from editor

Global Financial Governance

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China’s Institutional Reform

China’s State Council unveiled plans for institutional reform and the transformation of government functions. The number of ministries under the State Council will fall from 27 to 25. The Ministry of Railways and the National Population and Family Planning Commission are viewed as key areas for reforms. Continue reading

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BRICS Business Forum 2013

As a supporting event for the fifth BRICS Leaders’ Meeting, the BRICS Business Forum 2013 was held on March 26, 2013 in Durban, South Africa. Following the deliberations that took place at the Business Forum Meeting, the industry leaders from the business communities of the five countries namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa agreed on the following points: Continue reading

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BRICS Development Bank

The follwoing is the statement by BRICS Leaders on the establishment of the BRICS-LED Development Bank, Fifth BRICS Summit on 27 Mar 2013.

We, the Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa met on the occasion of the Fifth BRICS Summit on 27 March 2013 in eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal. Continue reading

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2012 TIPO Patent and Trademark Applications

In 2012, TIPO received a total of 85,073 patent applications and 74,357 trademark applications from all over the world, marking a steady increase of 2.5% and 10.0% respectively over the previous year. Foreign applicants in particular have shown liveliness in the IP activities in Taiwan, with Japan and the U.S. being the liveliest. Continue reading

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2013 Tour de Taiwan

The 2013 Tour de Taiwan was jointly held by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau and Chinese Taipei Cycling Association at the Dapeng Bay, Siraya, Southwest Coast, Tri-Mountain, North Coast and Guanyinshan national scenic areas, bringing together 23 teams and 184 top athletes from 30 countries on five continents. Continue reading

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