Monthly Archives: November 2013

Cover of November 2013

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Table of Contents of November 2013

1. Cover story

Comprehensive reform after the third plenary

2. Economy outlook

ASTEP

3. Financial strategy

China’s education sector adapting with economy

4. Legal spotlight

Anti-dumping measures against MEK from Japan and Taiwan will continue

5. Point of interest

2013 Taiwan Hot Spring Fine-Cuisine Carnival kicks off

6. Portrait

Yu Zhengsheng in the driver’s seat of the CPPCC

7. Remark from editor

Do we really need more population?

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Comprehensive reform after the third plenary

The 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on the 12th of November approved a decision on “major issues concerning comprehensively deepening reforms” at the close of their four-day meeting. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, delivered a work report to the third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, held from Nov. 9 to 12 in Beijing.
The general objective of the approved reforms is to improve and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics and push on with modernization of the country’s governing system and capabilities, according to the communique issued after the session. Continue reading

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Taiwan pened trade agreement with Singapore on November 7, 2013. The economic cooperation agreement signed between Taiwan and Singapore will not only bring wide-ranging benefits to both sides but also improve Taiwan’s prospects of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and other trade blocs, said Taiwanese Premier Jiang Yi-huah. Continue reading

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China’s education sector adapting with economy

With the rapid development of the Chinese economy, the country has witnessed charitable donations exceeding 80 billion yuan (approx. US$13.1 billion) annually for the first time, 36 percent for the education sector. An ever growing number of Chinese companies and foundations have begun to realize that they can revolutionize the fundraising model in the Chinese education sector, especially when it comes to the training and development of professional teachers. This can include setting up special funds for the training of both middle school and high school level educators as well as partnering with educational authorities to improve the teaching abilities of the country’s educators. These improvements can come in the form of social innovation, including adoption of a more international perspective in design of teacher trainings and local and national team-based tasks and problem solving. Continue reading

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Anti-dumping measures against MEK from Japan and Taiwan will continue

MOFCOM released, on November 20, its Announcement No. 65, 2013 on ruling of final review on anti-dumping measures against imports of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) originated from Japan and Taiwan.
On November 21, 2007, MOFCOM released Announcement No.81, 2007 on its decision to collect anti-dumping duties on MEK imports originated from Japan, Taiwan and Singapore from November 22, 2007 with a term of 5 years. Continue reading

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2013 Taiwan Hot Spring Fine-Cuisine Carnival kicks off

The 2013 Taiwan Hot Spring Fine-Cuisine Carnival officially began on October 28 at the Jinshan-Wanli Hot Spring Area in New Taipei City and will continue to January 20, 2014. During the event, now in its seventh year, businesses in 17 hot spring areas are offering special deals on hot springs and fine cuisine along with in-depth travel information and local hot spring activities. The carnival aims to heighten awareness of Taiwan’s high-quality hot springs and cuisine and attract more foreign visitors to Taiwan. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau said that this year’s carnival will feature three special deals. Hot spring visitors can register on the event website for a chance to win prizes, including an NT$100,000 Gold Passbook, NT$50,000 Gold Passbook, airline tickets, LCD TVs, tablet PCs, digital cameras and smartphones with a record total value of more than NT$1 million. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy Taiwan’s quality hot springs and a chance to win. Continue reading

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