Monthly Archives: July 2015

Cover of July 2015

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Table of Contents of July 2015

  1. Cover story

China’s film industry is booming

  1. Economy outlook

China Brand Expo 2015 in St. Paulo, Brazil

  1. Financial strategy

SSE expands financing channels for securities companies

  1. Legal spotlight

WTO’s negotiation on expanding product range of ITA reaches agreement

  1. Point of interest

10th anniversary of the inscription of “The Historic Centre of Macao” on World Heritage List

  1. Portrait

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  1. Remark from editor

What are creative and cultural industries?

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China’s film industry is booming

China’s central government spent 290 million yuan ($46.7 million) supporting the making of quality film projects last year, official figures show. The beneficiaries were 217 films covering drama, children, rural life, education, documentary, animation, among other genres, according to the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT). Continue reading

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China Brand Expo 2015 in St. Paulo, Brazil

China Brand Expo 2015, hosted by the Ministry of Commerce, opened in St. Paulo, Brazil on July 20. Consul-General of China’s embassy to St. Paulo Chen Xi, official of Trade Development Bureau of MOFCOM Wu Tongdiao, and vice mayor of Zhongshan Municipal People’s Government Yang Wenlong attended and addressed the opening ceremony, and also attending were guests from Association of Importer and Exporter of Brazil, Chamber of Commerce of St. Paulo, St.Paulo Industry Union, and St. Paulo Investment Promotion Agency. Continue reading

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SSE expands financing channels for securities companies

Recently, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) decided to expand the range of the pilot for short-term corporate bonds business of securities companies to all securities companies, and allow securities companies to carry out the business of securitizing income right of assets of margin trading and securities lending, so as to further expand the financing channels for securities companies to support their steady business development. Continue reading

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WTO’s negotiation on expanding product range of ITA reaches agreement

On July 24, the participants of the WTO’s negotiation on expanding products range of the Information Technology Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the expanding negotiation) announced that the agreement on product range had been reached in Geneva. Continue reading

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10th anniversary of the inscription of “The Historic Centre of Macao” on World Heritage List

In order to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the inscription of “The Historic Centre of Macao” on World Heritage List, the Cultural Affairs Bureau promotes, together with several entities, a series of activities, which include new historic and cultural facilities in operation, exhibitions, a seminar and new publications, cultural performances, and highlighted activities, in a total of 35 events. These activities are aimed at building an effective platform of cooperation, allowing the local population and visitors to celebrate the inscription of “The Historic Centre of Macao” on the World Heritage List through different cultural activities, hoping to raise every social sector’s awareness to the protection and transmission of cultural heritage and promoting its universal values. Continue reading

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Ko P

Ko Wen-je was born on 6 August 1959 in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. And he is the incumbent mayor of Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan. Before being elected mayor, he was an attending physician and Chairman of the Department of Traumatology at National Taiwan University Hospital. He was also a professor at National Taiwan University College of Medicine and specializes in trauma, intensive care, organ transplant, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and artificial organs among others. Apart from his practice, Ko is known for his numerous media appearances and interviews as a social and political commentator. Continue reading

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What are creative and cultural industries?

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We all know that we need to be innovative regardless of what line of business you are in. You will gain advantage even if you are in the red sea. However, we still hope we can operate in a blue sea. What is regarded as the blue sea business at this moment? Creative and cultural (C&C) businesses are supposed to be most attractive right now worldwide. Continue reading

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