Monthly Archives: May 2016

Cover of May 2016

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Table of Contents of May 2016

  1. Cover story

Rising pork prices

  1. Economy outlook

Report on Chinese Foreign Trade Spring 2016

  1. Financial strategy

Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development established in Peking University

  1. Legal spotlight

Taiwan and Japan agree on marine cooperation dialogue mechanism

  1. Point of interest

Shanghai Disney Resort to begin trial operations

  1. Portrait

First female president in Taiwan

  1. Remark from editor

Fantasy versus thrill

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Rising pork prices

Since this year, the pork price has continued to run at high level in China. The authorities have adopted measures to strengthen pork market monitoring and to guarantee pork market supply. The principal of Chinese MOFCOM Department of Market Operation and Consumption Promotion made a statement on this. Continue reading

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Report on Chinese Foreign Trade Spring 2016

Chinese Ministry of Commerce issued the Report on Chinese Foreign Trade (Spring 2016) on May 10. The Report reviews the running condition of Chinese foreign trade 2015 and the first quarter of 2016. In 2015, against the background of the depressed international market and the radically declining world trade, China’s import and export of goods trade and China’s export value ranked first in the world unshakably. China’s international market share was further expanded, the trade structure was constantly optimized, and the quality and efficiency continued to improve. In the first quarter of 2016, China’s import and export saw some decrease, but showed signs of picking up since March. The trade conditions were optimized constantly. Continue reading

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Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development established in Peking University

In September 2015, when Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the summit of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations and presided over the South-South Cooperation Round-table Conference, he announced a series of practical cooperative measures such as setting up an institute of South-South cooperation and development, which won broad praise and high marks of the international community. In order to implement this commitment, the Ministry of Commerce elaborately plans and carefully prepares, and decides to set up the Institute of South-South Cooperation Development (ISSCAD) in Peking University, opening the education training of the government officials and social elites of developing countries for a professional degree of national development.  Continue reading

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Taiwan and Japan agree on marine cooperation dialogue mechanism

Taiwan and Japan have agreed to establish a dialogue mechanism for cooperation on marine affairs, Taiwanese Executive Yuan Spokesperson Tung Chen-yuan said today. The decision was made following bilateral consultations on a recent fishery dispute between the two sides. Continue reading

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Shanghai Disney Resort to begin trial operations

Shanghai Disney Resort started a six-week Trial Operations period with invited participants on May 7, leading up to the resort’s Grand Opening on June 16, 2016. A Trial Operations period is a key pre-opening step for all Walt Disney Parks and Resorts destinations and major attractions around the world. At Shanghai Disney Resort, the Trial Operations period allows invited participants to experience select attractions, entertainment and dining on select dates. Continue reading

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