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Morris Chang

Dr. Morris Chang is the founding Chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC), which was established in 1987. TSMC pioneered the dedicated silicon foundry business model and has served as a powerful force in building both the foundry industry and the fabless semiconductor industry. Continue reading

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Mayor of Chongqing

Huang Qifan was born in 1952 and is the current Mayor of Chongqing, one of China’s four directly-controlled municipalities, equivalent in rank to that of a provincial governor. Huang began his political career in Shanghai and was transferred to Chongqing in 2001 as its Deputy Mayor, before being promoted to Mayor in 2010. Continue reading

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Chief Executive of Hong Kong Hospital Authority

The Chairman of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority (HA), Professor John Leong, on the 28th of July 28 announced at the Administrative and Operational Meeting of the Board the re-appointment of Dr Leung Pak-yin as the Chief Executive (CE) of the Authority for a term of three years with effect from November 8, 2016. Dr Leung’s re-appointment has been endorsed by the HA Board and approved by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Continue reading

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New Premier of Taiwan

Lin Chuan took office as Taiwan’s new premier on the 20th of May, pledging to deepen communication with the public and build the broadest possible consensus in order to push through the kind of reforms expected by the public. Continue reading

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First female president in Taiwan

Born in 1956 in Taipei City, Tsai Ing-wen traces her family roots to Fangshan Township of Pingtung County in southern Taiwan. Growing up at an auto repair shop run by her parents, her family background instilled her with the spirit of small and medium-sized enterprises—professional, dynamic, resilient, and hard working. Continue reading

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Chinese international trade representative

Mr. Zhong Shan, a Han Chinese, is a native of Shangyu County, Zhejiang Province. He was born in October 1955, started his career in July 1972 and joined the CPC in June 1974. Mr. Zhong holds a PhD in economics from Zhejiang University and is a Senior Economist. Continue reading

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Lou Ji Wei

Lou Ji Wei was born in December 1950 and is currently Chinese Minister of Finance. Lou was Chairman and CEO of China Investment Corporation and formerly served as China’s Vice Minister of Finance and as Vice-Governor of Gui Zhou. Continue reading

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Chairmain of China Securities Regulatory Commission

Liu Shiyu is assuming oversight of the world’s second-largest stock market in the wake of last summer’s slump that saw Xiao Gang criticized for mismanagement. Mr. Xiao was blamed for the free fall of Chinese stock markets after the implementation of the now abolished circuit breaker mechanism.  Mr. Liu Shiyu assumed the Chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and Secretary of the CSRC Party Committee starting from February.  Mr. Liu, born in November 1961, is an ethnic Han from Guanyun, Jiangsu Province. He holds a Master of Science degree in Management Engineering. Continue reading

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Transit Premier for Taiwan

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

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20 years of WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015. The WTO began life on 1 January 1995, but its trading system is half a century older. Since 1948, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) had provided the rules for the system. (The second WTO ministerial meeting, held in Geneva in May 1998, included a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the system.) Continue reading

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