Monthly Archives: August 2015

Cover of August 2015

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Table of Contents of August 2015

  1. Cover story

Cutting two rates

  1. Economy outlook

Taiwanese government to map out bioeconomy development plan

  1. Financial strategy

Internet Finance Commission of APEC E-commerce Business Alliance founded in Beijing

  1. Legal spotlight

Taiwanese food safety task force looks into bottled water and egg products

  1. Point of interest

Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu

  1. Portrait

Founder of Founder Group

  1. Remark from editor

Is a currency war worth it?

 

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Cutting two rates

The People’s Bank of China (PBC) announced on the 25th of August that it was cutting the one-year benchmark bank lending rate by 25 basis points to 4.6 percent, cutting one-year benchmark deposit rates by the same amount, and reducing reserve requirements (RRR) by 50 basis points to 18 percent for most big banks. In addition, PBC has allowed the yuan to depreciate almost 2 percent against the U.S. dollar in August.  Continue reading

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Taiwanese government to map out bioeconomy development plan

Taiwanese Premier Mao Chi-kuo instructed the Executive Yuan’s Office of Science and Technology (OST) to formulate and promote a bioeconomy development plan to boost Taiwan’s relevant production value and to enhance citizens’ health and welfare. Continue reading

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Internet Finance Commission of APEC E-commerce Business Alliance founded in Beijing

The establishment press conference of the Internet Finance Commission of APEC E-commerce Business Alliance, hosted by the APEC E-commerce Business Alliance was ceremoniously held in Beijing on August 6 2015. Leaders of the Department of Electronic Commerce and Information of the Ministry of Commerce, experts of financial industry, leaders of the APEC E-commerce Business Alliance, leaders of the Internet Finance Commission, representatives of the enterprises of the Internet financial industry and many financial and economic media attended the conference. Continue reading

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Taiwanese food safety task force looks into bottled water and egg products

Taiwan Executive Yuan’s food safety task force met on the 6th of August to review progress on investigations into bottled water and egg products, saying that regulators have been cracking down on problematic businesses and making sure products meet food safety standards. The task force also asked regulators to increase awareness among poultry farmers about the safe use of drugs in egg production. Continue reading

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Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu

The Qufu complex of monuments has retained its outstanding artistic and historic character owing to the devotion of successive Chinese emperors over more than 2,000 years. The system of belief that Confucius (551-479 BC) created was adopted as the pre-eminent ideology in feudal Chinese society for more than 2,000 years. Two years after the death of Confucius, Duke Gun of Lu consecrated his former house in Qufu as a temple, within which were preserved his clothing, musical instruments, carriage and books. The temple was rebuilt in AD 153, and it was repaired and renovated several times in subsequent centuries. In AD 611 the temple was again rebuilt, and this time the original three-room house effectively disappeared as a component of the complex. In 1012 during the Song dynasty it was expanded into three sections with four courtyards, containing over 300 rooms. It was devastated by fire and vandalism in 1214, but rebuilding was commenced, so that by 1302 it had attained its former scale. An enclosure wall was built in 1331, on the model of an imperial palace. Following another disastrous fire in 1499 it was rebuilt once again, to its present scale. Continue reading

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