Monthly Archives: January 2016
- Cover story
- Economy outlook
- Financial strategy
- Legal spotlight
- Point of interest
- Remark from editor
Taiwan elected its first female president on the 16th of January, 2016. The opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen became the island’s first female president and secured a historic legislative majority for her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Tsai won 56 percent of the vote. The DPP won 68 seats in the 113-seat legislature, gaining its first ever majority and locking the current ruling party out of power for the first time since since Chiang Kai-shek retreated to Taiwan in 1949.
Below is the script of Ms. Tsai’s remark in her post-election international press conference. Continue reading
In 2015, Sino-US economic and trade relations continue to deepen. Bilateral trade and investment maintained steady growth and the high-level economic dialogue mechanism rendered fruitful results. In terms of the bilateral economic and trade cooperation, China and the US focused on the construction of a new pattern of relationship between great powers and continuously expanded equality, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation. Continue reading
Opening to the outside world and attracting foreign capital are the important content of China’s basic state policy. Chinese President Xi Jinping has emphasized many times that the policy of China utilizing foreign capital will not change, nor will the protection of legal interests of foreign-invested enterprises and the direction of providing better service for enterprises of all the countries investing in China. In 2015, in the situation of increasingly fierce competition of international foreign capital attraction, big difficulties and challenges of the downward pressure of the domestic economy, the foreign capital volume of China creates new high and the quality of how to use foreign capital will be further improved. Continue reading
In 2015, Chinese Ministry of Commerce carried out the anti-monopoly review according to the law and the legislation, law enforcement, international cooperation and other aspects about concentration of undertakings have achieved positive progress, which effectively maintain the fair competition in the market. Continue reading
As one of the four great inventions of ancient China, it is well-known that printing has had a historical significance. The art of printmaking which can trace its history to over a thousand years ago is therefore of great importance and has become a prevailing artistic medium nowadays. To promote printmaking art, in succession to the first eminent Macao Printmaking Triennial, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macao S.A.R. presented its second edition in Autumn 2015. The Triennial seeks to provide an overview of the latest aspects and innovations of contemporary printmaking throughout the world. As a platform for printmaking experts from various countries, it also offers great opportunities to encourage exchange and advancements in the genre of printmaking. Continue reading
Shortly following the January 16 presidential and legislative elections, Taiwanese Premier Mao, Chi-kuo, led the Cabinet to resign en masse. President Ma, Ying-jeou, has appointed the original Vice Premier Chang, San-cheng, to take up the premiership beginning February 1 to work on a smooth transition to the new leadership inaugurated in coming May.
The following is the bio-sketch of Mr. Chang. Continue reading
The Monkey is the ninth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The monkey is a clever animal. It is usually compared to a smart person. The most well-known monkey in Chinese literature definitely appeared in The Journey to the West, in which Sun Wukong travels to the West with his master in search of Buddhist scriptures. Continue reading