Monthly Archives: January 2016

Cover of January 2016

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Table of Contents of January 2016

  1. Cover story

Taiwan’s first female president

  1. Economy outlook

Deepen win-win Sino-US economic and trade relations

  1. Financial strategy

Foreign capital volume reaches new high in China

  1. Legal spotlight

Active promotion in enforcement of the anti-monopoly law and maintenance of fair market competition

  1. Point of interest

2nd Macao Printmaking Triennial

  1. Portrait

Transit Premier for Taiwan

  1. Remark from editor

Let’s welcome the Monkey Year

 

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Taiwan’s first female president

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

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Deepen win-win Sino-US economic and trade relations

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

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Foreign capital volume reaches new high in China

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

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Active promotion in enforcement of the anti-monopoly law and maintenance of fair market competition

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

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2nd Macao Printmaking Triennial

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

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