Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cover of April 2014

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Table of Contents of April 2014

1. Cover story

Nuke stalled

2. Economy outlook

Innovation, tech industries supported in Hong Kong

3. Financial strategy

China International Electronic Commerce Expo 2014 successfully held

4. Legal spotlight

Current anti-monopoly work in China

5. Point of interest

Modern Marco Polo

6. Portrait

Head of commerce and economic development in HK

7. Remark from editor

No nuke power, then what?

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Nuke stalled: No fuel rods to be installed before referendum in Taiwan

No fuel rods will be installed before the fate of the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant is decided by national referendum, reiterated Taiwanese Premier Jiang Yi-huah.

Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) will not request permission to install fuel rods at the plant in New Taipei City until all safety inspections are finished and the results have been approved by the Atomic Energy Council (AEC), indicated the premier. Moreover, the government will not approve Taipower’s request before the referendum is held. “This principle was established by the Executive Yuan last year and remains unchanged.” Continue reading

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Innovation, tech industries supported in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So used the follwing speaking notes on communications and technology policy areas at the special Legislative Council Finance Committee meeting on April 2, 2014: Continue reading

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China International Electronic Commerce Expo 2014 successfully held

China International Electronic Commerce Expo 2014 (hereinafter referred to as “the Expo”) was held successfully in Yiwu International Exhibition Center from April 10 to 12 under the guidance of the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The Expo was hosted by Zhejiang provincial government and co-sponsored by the China International Electronic Commerce Center (CIECC), China Electronic Chamber of Commerce and Yiwu municipal government. Assistant Minister of Commerce Wang Bingnan attended and addressed the opening ceremony of “The fifth APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Forum” on the sidelines of the Expo. Mr. Qu Weizhi, chairman of China Electronic Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Li Jinqi, director-general of Department of Electronic Commerce and Informatization under the Ministry of Commerce, and Mr. Zhu Xiaoliang, director of CIECC attended the opening ceremony of the Expo. Officials from the General Administration of Customs, Zhejiang province, Jinhua city and Yiwu city were also present at the opening ceremony. Continue reading

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Current anti-monopoly work in China

On April 8, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce held a special press conference on anti-monopoly work. Shang Ming, Director General of the Anti-monopoly Bureau, briefed the media on MOFCOM’s conditional approval of Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia device and service business, as well as its handling of illegal concentrations of undertakings. The detail of the press conference is as follows: Continue reading

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Modern Marco Polo

The Modern Marco Polo Experience Program is swinging at full speed, and it’s now down to five finalists contending for the title of Modern Marco Polo. Other ardent explorers need not despair, for the Hangzhou Tourism Commission, in collaboration with Travelport, is now offering winners of interactive campaign Marco Polo’s Oriental Journey a free trip to Hangzhou. Continue reading

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