Monthly Archives: February 2017

Cover of February 2017

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Table of Contents of February 2017

  1. Cover story

Taiwan’s national development goals for 2017

  1. Economy outlook

China-Arabian countries’ trade and economic relation

  1. Financial strategy

Braving the turmoil in EU

  1. Legal spotlight

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement goes into effect

  1. Point of interest

2017 Taipei Universiade Mt. Jade torch relay torchbearer selection

  1. Portrait

Lam Kin Ngok of Media Asia

  1. Remark from editor

Even we need to cope with Brexit

 

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Taiwan’s national development goals for 2017

Taiwanese Executive Yuan Council recently passed a national development plan for the year 2017, and a four-year national development plan for the years 2017 to 2020, both of which will be implemented by various agencies under the Executive Yuan. Continue reading

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China-Arabian countries’ trade and economic relation

In 2016, Chinese MOFCOM comprehensively implemented the spirits of the 18th CPC National Congress, the third, fourth, fifth and sixth Plenary Sessions of the 18th CPC Central Committee, made in-depth study and carried out the speech spirits of General Secretary Xi Jinping. Following the unified deployment of the central committee and the State Council, under the framework of jointly building the “Belt and Road”, MOFCOM, in the principles of achieving shared growth through discussion and collaboration, has overcome the difficulty of regional turmoil, enhanced strategic docking with Arabian countries and promoted the constant development of China-Arabian countries’ trade and economic cooperation. At the beginning of 2016, President Xi Jinping visited Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the headquarter of League of Arab States and the Secretariat of Gulf Cooperation Council successively. The Chinese government released China’s Arab Policy Paper, indicating a direction for China-Arabian countries’ trade and economic cooperation. Bilateral cooperation was constantly extended and a new landscape began to take on. Continue reading

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Braving the turmoil in EU

In 2016, Chinese MOFCOM comprehensively implemented the spirits of the 18th CPC National Congress, the third, fourth, fifth and sixth Plenary Sessions of the 18th CPC Central Committee, made in-depth study and carried out the speech spirits of General-Secretary Xi Jinping. In accordance with the unified deployment of the central committee and the State Council, we further deepened trade and economic exchanges with the EU and the European countries, steadily promoted the dialogue and cooperation in trade and economic areas and enhanced the sustainable, steady and sound development of China-Europe trade and economic cooperation. Continue reading

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WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement goes into effect

On February 22 2017, Rwanda, Oman, Cha and Jordan, four WTO members, submitted the approval documents of the Trade Facilitation Agreement. So far, there have been 112 members approving the Trade Facilitation Agreement, exceeding the legal threshold that the agreement can only take effect with the approval of two thirds of the WTO members. The agreement now officially comes into effect and has been implemented to members who have approved it. Continue reading

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2017 Taipei Universiade Mt. Jade torch relay torchbearer selection

The stage two interviews in the process of selecting 2017 Taipei Universiade’s torch relay torchbearers was held at Taipei Stadium on February 18 with 50 candidates taking part who had made it through the first stage. The second stage comprised of a written test and fitness test, with the character traits, climbing knowledge and reactions the focus of scoring. The fitness test comprised of three minutes of step climbing while carrying a weight, after which heart rate was measured; the Ministry of Education’s Normative Physical Fitness Scores of step climbing cardiovascular endurance were used as reference to obtain an understanding of the individual’s personal fitness. The successful candidates were: Jia-yu Lin (National Taiwan Sport University), Ying-cong Liang (National Taiwan Normal University), Yang-zheng Qiu (Military Academy, ROC,) Guo-xuan Lin (National Tsing Hua University,) Tian-yu Huang (National Taiwan Normal University,) Yu-jia Gu (National Tsing Hua University,) Jia-qi Wang (Cheng Shiu University), with Bo-yu Qiu (National Chengchi University,) Jia-chuan Li (National Cheng Kung University,) and Ting-wei Liu (National Sun Yat-sen University) chosen as reserves. Continue reading

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