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談幾個便宜的1000mm反射鏡頭(Celestron C5和C90, Meade, 和Rubinar)

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談幾個便宜的1000mm反射鏡頭(CelestronC5和C90,Meade,和Rubinar) 冼鏡光 July15,2018上線 六年(2012)前寫了一篇常見的500mmf/8反射鏡頭測試(Accura、Canon、Nikon、Sigma、Tamron、Tokina和Vivitar)比較若干個500mm的反射鏡頭,當時的想法是下一篇應該是其它的500mm(譬如Contax、Minolta、MTO、Olympus、Yashica等等)或者是1000mm才有意思。沒想到一些意料之外的因素而停了下來,久了之後就忘了,這個暑假趁着天氣好趕快把未完成的部份補充,這就是本篇幾個便宜的1000mm鏡頭的比較。請注意到「便宜」這兩個字,我的標準是在eBay上$300美元左右以下的標價(或成交價),所以像是Nikon、Pentax這些比較貴的就不考慮了。我知道Sigma也有一個1000mmf13.5,雖然不十分貴但也不便宜,而且經驗告訴我Sigma的反射鏡頭並不十分高明,所以就沒列在這一批,或許日後有機會弄到一個時再專文介紹,反正拍攝的景都是固定的而只有時間不同,在比較上不會有多大困難。 這次比較的鏡頭一共五個:CelestronC51250mmf/10、CelestronC901250mmf/13.8、Celestron橘筒C901000mmf/11、Meade1000mmf/11和Rubinar1000mmf/10Macro。除了Rubinar之外,其它四個都是天文(或觀測)望遠鏡設計,而Rubinar是攝影鏡頭。所以,我們可以預期用Rubinar拍攝會有比較好的效果,然而令人驚訝的是CelestronC5居然未必遜色,後者的拍攝結果就是証據。 這是篇圖多的長文,我們從各個鏡頭的介紹開始! 鏡頭說明 本文介紹的鏡頭一共五個(下面照片):自左而右是CelestronC5(白筒)、CelestronC90(橘筒)、CelestronC90(黑筒)、Meade和Rubinar;除了Rubinar是俄國貨之外,Celestron和Meade都是美國貨,但黑筒的C90是在大陸製造;Celestron和Meade到今天都是反射式望遠鏡的大廠。這五個鏡頭中,除了CelestronC5(以下簡稱C5)之外都是Maksutov-Cassegrain設計,但C5卻是Schmidt-Cassegrain設計。Schmidt-Cassegrain(一般簡稱為SCT,表示Schmidt-CassegrainTelescope)設計中最前方是一片薄的非球面透鏡,主要的用途是修正球面像差;入射光經過在後方的主反射鏡送回在前方透鏡中央的副反射鏡,最後再反射到達影像平面(下圖)。Maksutov-Cassegrain(通常簡稱做MAK或Mak甚至MCT)設計最前方是一片有相當厚度的負(或凹)新月型透鏡,其它部分和SCT相同。 這五個鏡頭中,除了Rubinar之外、其它四個都是相當傳統的望遠鏡設計:在鏡頭尾部沒有校正透鏡;換句話說,從鏡筒後面灌水進去,就直接會進入鏡筒內部。Rubinar後頭有校正透鏡,所以鏡筒是前後都封住的,因為這是個攝影鏡頭。正因為如此,Rubinar在邊角上的表現要比其它四個鏡頭好。 照片中除了Rubinar之外,每一個鏡頭都裝上了和該鏡頭相容的T2接環連接管,再加上一個T2到SonyE的接環。Rubinar的接環是T2(42x0.75mm),照片中是裝了一個有對焦環的M42到SonyE的接環。 以下我們先把各鏡頭稍做解釋後再看拍攝結果。 CelestronC5(簡稱C5)我們從C5談起,此地的鏡頭其實是第二代。Celestron在1970年推出CelestronC8,此地8指的是鏡頭口徑、單位是英吋,所以C8的口徑是203.2mm,又因為鏡頭的f值是f/10,所以C8的焦距是2032mm=203.2x10,這個時期的Celestron鏡頭的鏡筒是橘色。下面照片是C8,相機是NikonD7000。 Celestron在1971年推出C5、光圈仍然是f/10,所以C5的口徑約略是5英吋(12.7公分)、焦距是1250mm。我在1980年代曾經買過這(第)一代的C5的觀測版(黑筒)、沒有尋星鏡、但有一個可以接相機的T接環裝到SLR上拍攝。下面是從照片掃描用這個C5拍攝以前松山機場747起飛的照片,拍攝地點在敦化北路上民生東路和機場中央所在,時間大約是在1980年代中期。 在1990年代初Celestron重新設計C5上市,就是下面這個白筒版。鏡筒側面標了CELESTRON字樣(第一張照片),鏡筒前方是一片薄非球面鏡片,中間黑色圓形後面是副反射鏡(第二張照片)。副反射鏡很容易被震鬆或離開最佳位置,於是就會直接影響到影像品質,因此使用人得透過前方的三個螺絲把副反射鏡調回最佳位置。我這個C5已經十多年沒調過、而且也常把它放在車子裡頭帶出去拍攝,所以C5真正的影像品質應該不輸此地的拍攝結果。 鏡筒底部有燕尾榫式(dovetailmount)的安裝機制(第一張照片),一般可以直接裝上有Arca-Swiss機制的腳架頭(只要腳架座寛度夠,不然可以裝在ArcaSwiss的快拆板上),十分方便。C5的對焦機制是在鏡筒後方的銀色旋鈕(第二張照片),逆時針旋轉往無限遠方向對焦、順時針則往最近距離方向。這種旋鈕式對焦對長焦距鏡頭十分方便。因為旋轉鏡筒少許可能對焦平面就會移動很遠,加上長焦距鏡頭景深很淺,對焦平面差一點點,主體就不在景深範圍裡頭。旋鈕對焦經過齒輪等機制,可以做到非常精細的微調使對焦更準確。更重要的是,它通常可以對焦超過無限遠適應溫度變化,而且也彌補轉接環長度不準的常見問題(一些差的轉接環無法讓鏡頭對焦到無限遠)。 目前的CelestronC5當然不是這個白筒版,而是進入二十一世紀初的黑筒版,下面照片中黑筒是近期版、白筒是本文使用的鏡頭。 如果您對Celestron的發展史有興趣,CompanySeven的這篇介紹很値得看看。 CelestronC90(簡稱C90)CelestronC90是一個相當普及的産品,它在1978年發表、大約從1979年就開始生產。因為便宜而且體積又小,C90的銷售一向不弱,下面是1980年代初期的C90,它的鏡筒是橘色(和上一節提到的C8是同一時間)。以它的序列號碼9287來看,它應該是相當早期的產品,這個時期的橘筒C90有光學結構完全相同的三型:天文型有天文用腳架和其它機制、觀測型有尋星鏡但只有通用腳架孔(照片中的是觀測型、但尋星鏡和它的座已經取下)、和攝影型(只有鏡頭)。鏡筒上黑色有齒的是對焦環,沒有距離標示也沒有景深刻度,對焦方式和一般攝影鏡頭相同。第二張照片是底部的腳架座,它有一個目前常見尺寸的腳架孔。 C90是個Maksutov設計,所以常被簡稱為C90MAK。下面是鏡頭前方,中間亮銀圓形就是透鏡後方鍍銀的副反射鏡,一般的Maksutov設計就是如此。鏡頭前方是一片有相當厚度的凹鏡面,這可以從它上面的反光看出來。 這個早期的C90表示鏡頭口徑是90mm,焦距是1000mm、光圈為f/11。它的對焦機制非常簡單,常見的毛病就是時間久了裡頭的滑潤劑乾固使對焦不順暢或是根本轉不動,好在是C90很容易分解修理,網上多有說明。然而,它的更大問題(我的觀點)是轉那麼大的對焦環很容易讓鏡頭擺動,從而把鏡頭移離開目標;另外,對焦環移動幅度很大,非常不容易精準對焦。所以,個人比較喜歡用前面C5那樣的旋鈕對焦,用過了就知道好處、缺點就是慢。 從大約是1985年起C90變成黑筒,然後又有其它變化。目前市售的C90如下,鏡筒變成黒色而且也比較長。為什麼鏡筒比較長?原因是鏡頭的焦距加長到1250mm(第二張照片),由於口徑仍然是90mm,所以f值就是f/13.9=1250/90、大約是f/14。從照片中透鏡的反光也可以看出最前面的是凹的,因為這仍然是個MAK(Maksutov)設計的反射鏡頭。 下面第一張照片是鏡筒尾部,那個突出的黑色旋鈕是對焦鈕,逆(順)時針旋轉往無限遠(最近距離)方向對焦;說明書上指出,最短對焦距離是4.6公尺。前面講C5時提過,用對焦旋鈕對焦比較能精確對焦。第二張照片是鏡頭底部,也有一個燕尾榫式(dovetailmount)的安裝機制。 Meade97D(簡稱Meade)Meade的這個鏡頭通常叫做Series97D型,焦距是1000mm、光圈為f/11、口徑是90mm。Celestron和Meade是世界兩大望遠鏡製造商,幾乎囊括絶大部分的SCT和MCT市場,而且Meade比Celestron還要大,在二十世紀末還想把Celestron併吞,但因為反拖拉斯法經過聽証會後未能如願,所以今天才又回到兩強併列的態勢。 下面是Meade的側面,這是白筒,不過這一型似乎全是白筒。有顆粒狀的是對焦環,對焦距離是3m到無限遠。第二張照片是腳架座。 下面是鏡頭前方,中央有個銀色的圓點,所以這個Meade是標準的Maksutov設計;從鏡片的反光也可以看出前方是凹的。 雖然Meade這個鏡頭不論尺寸、焦距和光圈都和Celestron的橘筒C90近似,但是二手市場上卻不如C90那麼多,這多少是因為生産較晚(也許是1980年代晚期或1990年代初期開始生產),但是這個鏡頭的好評卻不太多(雖然C90也毀譽參半),所以銷售可能並不很理想也說不定。 如果您對Meade這家公司的發展有興趣,不妨參看CompanySeven的這篇文章,不過該文並沒有提此地介紹的鏡頭,想來它不是Meade的主力産品。 MCRubinar1000mmf/10Macro(簡稱Rubinar)Rubinar(Рубинар)是俄國LytkarinoPlantofOpticalGlass(簡稱LZOS)的產品。Rubinar系列有若干反射鏡頭,此地談的是1000mmf/10Macro(下面照片),因為焦距是1000mm、而光圈是f/10,所以口徑是100mm=1000/10,是此地介紹的五個鏡頭中第二大的。 下面照片是鏡筒前端,很明顯地會看到MC後面跟著紅色的俄文RUBINAR,下緣就是LZOS的商標。那個顆粒狀的寛環是對焦環,對焦距離大約是從4公尺到無限遠。鏡頭標上Macro的原因,是在最短距離時的放大率為1:4(也就是0.25X);至於1:4的放大率是否算是微距,那就見仁見智了。 下面是鏡頭前方的照片,從反光可以看出第一片透鏡是凹的、但卻沒有一個亮銀點,這是Maksutov設計嗎?是的,下面是我從網路上找到的這個鏡頭的結構。我們看到幾個重要的差異:(1)最前面並不是一片新月型透鏡、而是多了一片正的透鏡,兩片透鏡加起來完成原Maksutov設計應該有的修正。(2)副反射鏡裝在鏡頭前方突出的小圓筒中,於是到達副反射鏡的光線會先被第一片透鏡折射,反射出來的光線又再度被第一片透鏡折射,這是Mangin設計、可以縮短鏡筒的長度;但是,主反射鏡卻不是Mangin設計。日本生產的反射鏡頭幾乎全是Mangin設計,鏡筒明顯地比較短。(3)在鏡頭尾部還有一個複合透鏡做進一步修正,所以我們可以預期在攝影應用上影像品質會比較好。 (取自網路) 鏡頭底部有個十分「奇怪」的腳架座(下面照片),照片中腳架孔裝了個大頭螺絲、這是用來固定那個環的位置用的。換句話說,把這個螺絲轉鬆就可以把鏡筒在環中自由轉動,轉緊了就鎖住位置。腳架裝那兒?把那顆螺絲轉下來就是腳架孔,然而我試過五六個腳架的快拆板(包含ArcaSwiss),發現都可以裝進去,但螺絲長度都不夠,無法鎖緊鏡筒,在拍攝時鏡筒仍然可以自由轉動。 要如何鎖緊鏡筒呢?下面是鏡筒尾部,外圍厚厚的環就是可以轉動而且有腳架孔(6點鐘方向)的環,環上12點鐘方向有個小螺絲,把它轉緊就可以把鏡筒在環中鎖緊。您不覺得這是個很奇怪而且又有點莫名其妙的設計?大多數日系鏡頭都有個大螺絲頭可以轉鬆或轉緊,讓使用人隨時(不用任何工具)可以調整相機的旋轉角度。但是,這個鏡頭卻逼著使用人身上帶一個小螺絲起子。再說,那個腳架座實在太小、無法有效支撐那麽大的鏡頭。 我對俄國貨十分沒信心就是上面所講的。不但如此,這個鏡頭的小螺絲根本就鎖不緊鏡筒,小螺絲已經轉到不能動了,鏡筒卻仍然可以自由轉動。其實我有兩個這樣的鏡頭,另一個卻有準直校正(collimation)不足的問題,無法精確對焦。所以,玩俄國鏡頭心中要有品管差而造成的諸般問題的準備,弄到一個好鏡頭得靠點運氣。 這個鏡頭是用M42接環,但我手上的兩個都是用T2接環轉到其它機型。由於很多陸製接環的長度規格不足而無法對焦到無限遠,我決定把鏡頭上的T2接環拔掉而換成一個有對焦環的M42到NEX的接環。T2接環的規格是42x0.75mm,而M42的規格是42x1mm,兩者的口徑相同都是42mm,但紋距卻不同,所以把M42接環裝到T2螺紋裡頭不會十分密合(見下面照片)。好在是,因為有對焦環可以伸縮,這就彌補了不十分密合的問題,而且也可以對焦到無限遠。我的做法是,用鏡頭的對焦環約略對焦,再用轉接環上的對焦機制微調,手續麻煩些但可以對得很準、比轉鏡筒上對焦環準得多。 拍攝方式 在反射鏡頭系列的文章中都使用APS-C片幅相機拍攝,這一篇也不例外,不過我的NEX5已經退休,所以本篇改用SonyNEX6拍攝。因為是在APS-C機型上拍攝,於是1000mm和1250mm焦距的視角就分別相當於135底片上的1500mm和1875mm。為了儘可能避免相機的後製手續對影像品質影響太大,所有和影像後製的參數如果能夠關掉就關掉,要不然就定成中立(neutral)或低(low)。當然這表示是拍攝JPEG檔。 這五個鏡頭中的四個其實原來是天文望遠鏡,只有Rubinar是個攝影鏡頭,因此在取景拍攝時我用到了從無限透到非常近的距離,於是我們可以看出天文望遠鏡是否是只在遠距離表現理想。正因為如此,本篇的拍攝時間相當長、橫跨好幾月,文章的寫作時間自然也長。 有兩點得在此地先做個說明。第一,拍攝時都沒加遮光罩,因為有些鏡頭(譬如C5)無法裝遮光罩,所以儘可能順光拍攝。第二,長焦距鏡頭對焦十分不容易。由於景深很淺,稍許對焦失誤就有可能造成主體逸出景深範圍,加上反射鏡頭的對比低些,所以對焦極難非常準確,您不妨把本文的照片看成是最基本的影像品質,若對焦更準些(如果可能的話),影像品質會更好。 下面,我們就從無限遠起以距離遞降的方式看看各個鏡頭的表現。 實際拍攝:無限遠 第一景是在無限遠的月亮。因為五個鏡頭的焦距不同,拍到的月亮大小自然也不同,所以我們以CelestronC5為準(因為它的焦距1250mm最長,於是月亮拍得最大),把原畫面中包含了月亮的2700x2700裁下來再縮成600x600,這就是下面的結果。當然,CelestronC5和黑筒的CelestronC90因為焦距都是1250mm,拍得的月亮也最大;固然剩下的三個鏡頭的焦距都是1000mm,Meade的結果比CelestronC90橘筒和Rubinar的結果來得大一些,所以Meade的真正焦距應該在1000mm和1250mm之間。 下面是右下角第谷坑(TychoCrater)處的600x600裁切。很明顯地,在兩個1250mm鏡頭中,C5比黑筒的C90好很多。在三個1000mm中,Rubinar的對比和解像力都強些,個人以為橘筒的C90勝過Meade,因為後者會產生紫藍色色調,因此在實用上紫邊可能會相當明顯。C5和Rubinar相比,我覺得C5比較好,至於這有沒有可能是用Rubinar時對焦失準,就是一個手動對焦的問題了,因為人為誤差總是有的。總之,以這個景而言,我認為: C5>Rubinar>橘筒C90>黑筒C90>Meade 實際拍攝:1.5公里 這個景是從1.5公里外的小山丘上拍攝城裡的地方法院。那天有點熱,所以熱氣上昇使對焦十分困難,縱使對焦凖確也會使拍到畫面的解像力和對比打了折扣,這是各位得了解的一點。另外,鏡頭裝卸和對焦費時、而且又是在傍晚拍攝,從拍第一張到最後一張差不多要30多分鐘,於是各張照片的日照角度也不盡相同,這也是看這組照片時應該注意的。下面是各個鏡頭拍到的結果: 下面是在畫面中央的裁切。毫無意外她,在兩個1250mm的鏡頭中,C5比黑筒的C90來得好。在三個1000mm鏡頭中,Rubinar仍然提供了比較多的細節,橘筒C90的細節也比Meade的多、後者在高對比區域邊緣有一層若有若無的紫色調(其實在暗部也有這個傾向)。在C5和Rubinar兩者,後者的對比高者,然而仔細看來卻並沒有提供更多細節(或許是因為放大率較小的緣故)。以窗戶的格子來看,C5的明顯地比較結實,所以我們結論仍然是: C5>Rubinar>橘筒C90>黑筒C90>Meade 實際拍攝:800公尺 這是此地鐵橋的景,照片是分兩天拍的,因為拍攝時風大、鏡頭可能晃動,所以隔一天再拍一次、從兩組照片中選較優的一組做準。下面是各個鏡頭拍到的結果,對焦部位是畫面中央的告示牌;因為水面熱氣蒸發使對焦困難、而且也會降低影像品質,但是所有鏡頭都會受到影響,因而大致扯平,不過先點出這項事實還是好些(上一個景也如此): 其次是中央告示牌部位的600x600裁切。很明顯地,Rubinar的對比最高、影像品質也最好(請不要忘了大氣擾動的影響)、其次是C5;這兩者在解析度上很難區分高下,但是Rubinar的影像結實些而且對比也高些。在解像力上,黑筒C90看起來並不弱,然而畫面卻總是有一層灰濛濛的感覺,這降低了對比、也降低了畫面的純淨度。橘筒C90的影像也相當結實,問題也是不太純淨;Meade的結果稍許鬆軟些(請看最下排的字)。所以,就中央部位的品質而言,我的看法是這樣的: Rubinar>C5>黑筒C90>橘筒C90>Meade 接着我們看畫面下緣的表現。因為各鏡頭的焦距不同、畫面下緣自然不同,而且(說老實話)很難把每一個鏡頭都正好對在同一地點,所以下頭的裁切不盡相同。然而,看各卯釘以及樓梯和欄桿的陰影就不難瞭解各鏡頭的表現。我們很容易看出,Rubinar最好、其次是C5,其它三個鏡頭都有霧霧的感覺,橘筒C90和Meade都有相當顯著的、蔓延出來的紫邊(C90還嚴重些);黑筒C90很難定位,它沒有明顯的紫邊、但畫面都是濛的。以我個人的觀點來看,在邊緣部位的表混我認為: Rubinar>C5>Meade>橘筒C90>黑筒C90 實際拍攝:400公尺 下面是距拍攝地點400公尺出頭的一楝房子,對焦部位是閣樓中間的屋頂。這個區域的對比不高,對焦相當困難。很明顯地,兩個C90和Meade的畫面對比都比較低。黑筒C90的影像周圍比較暗、而且畫面似乎有一層薄霧罩著,橘筒C90也有這個現象。 我們看看對焦部位的裁切。顯然地,C5和Rubinar提供了相當豐富的細節,而且C5好像分離這些細節的能力高些,雖然差別不大。其它三個鏡頭的對比不高,難以看到很多細節,所以,以這個景而言,我覺得: C5=Rubinar>黑筒C90>Meade>橘筒C90 實際拍攝:200公尺 接下來咱們看看200公尺的情況。這是本地礦區冶鍊場的一部分,廢置很久了,現在是當成古蹟保護。照片中的房子是一整片廠房的小部份,距離拍攝地點約200公尺出頭一點。從下面的照片不難看出,C5和Rubinar提供了更多細節,而且Rubinar的對比也較高,其它三個鏡頭對比低、畫面淡了些也少了些細節。另外,因為C5焦距比較長,於是景深也比較淺,所以前景的鐵絲網在C5的影像中比Rubinar的稍許模糊些。 下面是中央對焦部位的裁切,對焦部位就是那條斜斜的白線(漆?),因為它在磚頭上形成比較高的對比。毫無疑問地,因為對比高,Rubinar最好(看看燈的底座)。其次是差不遠的C5,事實上,如果不是有點朦朦的低對比,C5不會比Rubinar差太遠,把這個部分或整張照片的對比提高些,結果就會完全改觀。其餘的三個鏡頭表現相似,所以我認為: Rubinar>C5>黑筒C90>Meade>橘筒C90 http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/FORUM/Taiwan-Forum/Mirror-Lens-Talk/04-1000mm-Mirror-Lens/RUIN-200m-Rubinar-C-X.jpg 實際拍攝:100公尺 拍攝100公尺出頭一艘船的引擎。那天風很強、浪也大,所以是躲在車子後面拍攝。船是泊在碼頭邊、移動不太大,不過按下快門時的確會稍許改變位置,好在是快門速度都夠高影響並不很大。下面是五個鏡頭拍攝的結果: 我們看中央部位的表現(見下面照片)。首先,C5的結果仍然比黑筒C90好很多。黑筒C90拍到的影像似乎都蒙上一層紗似地、比較淡而且對比低,都有暈、四角比較暗。其它三個鏡頭中,畫面純淨度方面只有Rubinar可以和C5一較長短;橘筒的C90和Meade除了對比高些之外,紫邊都十分明顯(特別是Meade),所以都不如黑筒C90。就中央部位的品質而言,我的看法是這樣的: C5=Rubinar>黑筒C90>橘筒C90>Meade 這個景的邊緣沒多少細節而且也可能不在景深範圍內,所以我打算看看引擎頂蓋的細節,下面是該處的裁切。五個鏡頤中,只有C5和Rubinar把Kicker這個字呈現得很好,而且Rubinar似乎好些。C5和黑筒C90很清楚地呈現了NOTICE這個字(右下角),但C5的效果好很多。Meade的紫邊相當嚴重,和橘筒C90相比是差了。以我個人的觀點來看,在邊緣部位的表現如下: C5=Rubinar>黑筒C90>橘筒C90>Meade 整體而言,我的看法是: C5=Rubinar>黑筒C90>橘筒C90>Meade 實際拍攝:40公尺 這個距拍攝地點約40公尺的景是對門鄰居的車庫燈,在這樣的距離下,大氣擾動的影響不會很大、鏡頭的品質比較容易看出來,不過有多少人會在40公尺處用1000mm的鏡頭拍攝就很難說了,因為往前走幾步路用200mm或300mm鏡頭拍攝的結果會好很多、而且還不需要用腳架。下面是各個鏡頭拍到的結果,對焦是燈座和底部的花紋: 其次是燈部位的600x600的裁切。首先,C5的表現比黑筒的C90好很多:燈座上的螺絲頭在C5的結果中十分清楚,但黑筒的C90就糊了而缺乏細節,燈泡底座也如此。三個1000mm鏡頭中,Rubinar仍然最好,其次是橘筒的C90、然而影像卻有點霧霧的,最差的還是Meade、紫邊已經相當明顯了。 比較C5和Rubinar兩張裁切很有意思。猛一看去,我們會覺得Rubinar的結果比較銳利、C5的結果有點糊;如果仔細些會發現牆壁上螺絲釘頭在C5的影像中似乎比Rubinar中有更多細節。這讓我想到C5的對焦是否偏後面,以致於前面稍許糊了些、但後方的表現卻比較好。一個1250mm鏡頭當對焦距離是40公尺而且光圈為f/10時的景深只有40公分左右、對焦點前後各約20公分,只要對焦點偏移少許,景深前緣和後緣的清晰程度就會有很顯著的變化。不論如何,以這一組照片來看,我認為: C5=Rubinar>橘筒C90>黑筒C90>Meade 實際拍攝:20公尺 下面的樹幹距相機大約是23公尺,對焦部位是畫面中央的陰影、對比較高的區域: 接下來是該區域的裁切。比較Rubinar和C5仍然有點問題,因為兩者的焦距不同,兩者解像力看起來相差不遠、很難斷定何者絶對較優,不過Rubinar的對比較高是明顯的。黑筒C90的解像力看來也不弱,但多出那層灰濛濛的霧使畫面失色不少;橘筒C90還原細節的能力也不俗,但也有一層若有若無的灰色甚至淺紫色的濛濛霧氣;Meade的解像力顯然弱了些、而且紫色調也更明顯。所以,以這個20公尺的景而言,我認為: C5=Rubinar>橘筒C90>黑筒C90>Meade http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/FORUM/Taiwan-Forum/Mirror-Lens-Talk/04-1000mm-Mirror-Lens/TRUNK-Russian-C-X.jpg 實際拍攝:5公尺 這是最後一景,大約5公尺。我想不太會有人用1000mm的鏡頭在5公尺處拍攝的,加上這一景其實是想看看這幾個鏡頭在極端距離下的表現(譬如當近拍用)。請注意,一個f/10的1000mm鏡頭在對焦距離是5公尺時景深只有0.5公分左右,對焦一有差池影像的淸晰度就會有很大的差異。以下是用各個鏡頭拍攝的景: 這張照片的對焦部位是眼睛上方中央下垂的纖維,下面是各鏡頭拍攝結果的裁切。從這幾張裁切看來,各個鏡頭的解像力都不錯,但是Rubinar在物體周圍有暈、因而霧狀十分明顯;固然C5也有少許蔭開的現象,但是並沒有太大的影響,而且眼睛右側的細毛表現相當不錯;黑筒C90和C5相去不遠,但多出的一層薄霧降低了還原現場的能力,更重要的是暗角在這張背景均勻的畫面中十分清楚;橘筒的C90表現十分亮眼;最後的Meade影像似乎不夠紥實,不過我覺得是比Rubinar好。所以,我認為: C5>橘筒C90>黑筒C90>Meade>Rubinar 實際拍攝:邊緣的表現 一般而言,用那麼長的焦距拍攝時,主體差不多都在中央、畫面邊緣部份會被虛化變得不怎麽重要。本文的照片都是用APS-C機型拍攝,所以原鏡頭影像最邊緣的部位都已經被裁掉,那麼這些鏡頭在APS-C片幅下邊緣的表現如何呢?這倒是可以試試的。我只挑C5和Rubinar兩者,又手上正好有一支Nikon1000mmf/11的後期版,所以看看三支鏡頭的表現如何。選的景就是800公尺的橋,前面看過了,此地再重覆一次,下面是三支鏡頭的拍攝畫面: 下面是中央部位的裁切。Rubinar的對比仍然較高,但和Nikon的很難說有很大差異,而C5則是稍許弱一點。 我們再看畫面左緣。因為對焦距離是800公尺多一些、而且光圈都是f/10和f/11,景深高達180公尺以上,所以左緣橋的欄桿其實不但在景深內、而且還離對焦平面不遠,於是比較左緣還是有意義的。下面就是畫面左緣的裁切。我們可以看到Nikon比Rubinar好,而C5的已經糊了。由此觀之,如果鏡頭是在135底幅的相機上使用時,邊緣表現最好的應該是Nikon。若在APS-C片幅的相機上邊緣已經開始弱化,在更大片幅的相機上會更差,於是C5在135片幅上的表現,邊緣會相當弱。這不難理解,C5最前方的非球面透鏡可以把球面像差修正到某個程度,但對慧形像差和像場彎曲等卻沒有足夠的修正能力,所以攝影鏡頭在鏡筒後端加上另一組透鏡修正其它像差。因此,Nikon和Rubina在邊緣的表現會勝過C5是可以想見的,但C5在中央的表現居然那麽好的確令人驚艷。 綜合評論 本文提到的五個鏡頭都不是很貴的,橘筒C90和Meade的二手價通常在一百美元上下、C90新貨一般在200美元以下。C5當然會比較貴,但新版的黑筒C5也不過300多美元(只含鏡頭而不帶任何配件),不過別忘了一個接T2接環的管子和一個從T2到您的相機的轉接環,這筆花費也得算進去。Rubinar的價格和C5差不多,這是五個鏡頭中唯一為攝影設計的鏡頭。 五個鏡頭中,C5和Rubinar總是名列前矛,要取哪個?我多半會選C5,原因是(1)用這麼長的焦距拍攝時主體在絶大多數情況下會在中央,所以C5在邊緣表現較差的問題影響不會很大。(2)C5的焦距是1250mm,差這250mm就會差很遠,前面的照片說明了這一點。(3)Rubinar的腳架座實在令人不敢恭維,裝在腳架上很容易搖晃;以往日式的長鏡頭會在對焦環上裝一根小桿使對焦順暢(下面照片),Rubinar上卻沒有,於是粗大的鏡筒在對焦時轉動不便,使得精準對焦的難度相當高(C5的旋鈕對焦比較容易對得準、但卻慢)。(4)如果您手上已經有一個品質好的Rubinar,那就用它而不必考慮C5;如果您是才進場想找一支1000mm的反射鏡頭,記得要仔細檢查它的品質,慢慢對焦多試拍幾張再做決定。 剩下的三支1000mm又如何?如果您不放大看或者是只印成小張照片(譬如3x5或5x5)、或縮成小圖在網上傳閱分享,這三個比較便宜的鏡頭也未必會讓您失望,但是您得記住它們的對比都偏低、色彩有時會有點濁。解決之道是:(1)加一個足夠長的遮光罩,有需要的話就自己造一個,這樣可以降低泛光從而提高對比。(2)後製時提高對比、提高色彩飽和度、小心銳化,處理過的照片仍然是不錯的。(3)黑筒C90的暗角有時十分明顯,如果您的修圖軟體可以消除暗角就最好了,要不然在構圖時試著不要把主體放在角落或邊緣也是個辦法。 如果以容易攜帶為準,橘筒C90和Meade足夠小,可以放到相機包中,黑筒C90就比較長了。C5和Rubinar都相當大,得用另外的袋子或箱子(或筒子)裝才方便。這也是C90這一類型鏡頭曾經頗好賣的理由之一。另外,加一個目鏡和正像稜鏡,這些天文望遠鏡(除Rubinar之外)就可以是一支高倍率的觀測用、或者是觀測月球等的望遠鏡,這是十有方便的。Rubinar好像也有類似的望遠鏡套件,但似乎不容易找到,然而市面上不難找到為各大廠鏡頭設計的目鏡,用這些目鏡要比用天文望遠鏡的配件簡單,下面就是一個這樣的目鏡: 如果您問我要在這三支90mm口徑的鏡頭中會長挑哪個的話,我大致上會這樣做:如果結果是縮成小圖在網上分享,任何一支都行,但我比較偏好橘筒或稍後期的黑筒1000mmC90;Meade也行。如果期望解析度高些或産生較大的圖,那就得1250mm的黑筒C90,然而後製手續可能複雜些。無論如何,記得加一個夠長的遮光罩。 結論 本文介紹了五個相對便宜的1000mm反射式望遠鏡頭,其中只有Rubinar是個攝影鏡頭,其它四個是天文望遠鏡、需要相容的T接環管子、以及一個T2到相機的接環,好在是這些零件在網上多得很,找不到的話就到賣天文望遠鏡的店問就行了。 俗話說一分錢一分貨,比較貴的C5和Rubinar的確略勝一籌,但其它三個較便宜的(一般在$200美元以內)是差了些,然而如果只産生小圖或印成小張照片的話,提高對比、加點飽和度、再小心銳化,結果也是相當不錯的。 總之,本文的目的是討論五個1000mm左右、比較便宜的反射鏡頭和它們的表現,希望對您在挑選鏡頭時有更多的資訊。往後此地還會有更多的反射鏡頭介紹。 未經本人同意,請勿轉載轉貼本文任何片段,請尊重智慧財產(著作)權 引用方式:冼鏡光,談幾個便宜的1000mm反射鏡頭(CelestronC5和C90,Meade,和Rubinar),DCView.com達人部落格(http://blog.dcview.com/article.php?a=AT0CZwBjCjQGZA%3D%3D)
          

Exploring Spiritual Taipei

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Taiwan’s capital is a decidedly modern city (even if the definition of “modern” in many districts is “mid-20th century”), so for many visitors the topic of Taipei temples can seem superfluous. Who wants to waste .....

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UNCTAD paper suggests trade war may have benefited India's exports

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United Nations: India sent $755 million more in exports to the US during the first half of this year as a result of the trade war waged by President Donald Trump against China, according to the trade arm of the UN.

Trade diversion effects for India were smaller compared some other countries, "but still substantial", a research paper from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said.

The paper on trade and trade diversion effects of US tariffs on China that was released in Geneva on Tuesday said, "US tariffs on China are economically hurting both countries. The tariffs have resulted in a strong decline in US imports from China. US losses are largely related to higher prices for consumers."

But it is also helping other countries like India that are not directly involved in the trade war as the US increased imports from them by about $21 billion in the first six months of the year

Taiwan and Mexico were the biggest beneficiaries.

The paper said that the office machinery and communication equipment sectors were hit the hardest for China, with a total reduction of US imports worth about $15 billion for the first half of 2019.

India was able to capture only $18 million in the office machinery component of the sector, but none in the communication equipment part during this period, according to UNCTAD.

India made the most gains in the chemical sector, about $243 million; electrical machinery, $83 million, and other machinery, $68 million, it said.

Vietnam, with its emphasis on export-oriented growth, presents a contrast to India showing that it was able to benefit much more from the trade diversification.

Its exports rose by $2.6 billion, with electrical machinery accounting tor $400 million and communication equipment $1.1 billion, according to UNCTAD.

Washingtons's tariffs caused a 25 per cent export loss for China "inflicting a $35 billion blow to Chinese exports in the US market for tariffed goods in the first half of 2019," the paper said.

But it added that Chinese firms being able to retain 75 per cent of their exports despite the higher tariffs showed their competitiveness.

Last year, US and China initially raised tariffs on about $50 billion worth of each other's goods and Washington later hit Beijing with an additional 10 per cent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

In June, the US increased the tariffs to 25 per cent.

China has also increased tariffs on US products, mainly hitting the agriculture sector from which Trump draws a significant part of his support.

India, however, has also been a victim of the trade wars of Trump, who has called India the "king of tariffs."

In June, the US removed the General Scheme of Preferences benefits for India. The Trump administration has made several trade and related demands of India, such as removing restrictions on e-commerce, storage of consumer data, and imports of milk products from cattle given cannibalised feed, and Trump's pet cause, reducing import duties on Harley Davidson motorcycles.

The two countries are negotiating a trade deal.

Arul Louis can be contacted at arul.l@ians.in


          

Alice Mogwe, de Botswana, es la nueva presidenta de la FIDH: “La universalidad de los derechos humanos se ve amenazada: tenemos que contraatacar”

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(Taipéi) – En su 40° Congreso en Taiwán, las organizaciones miembros de la FIDH - Federación Internacional de los Derechos Humanos, eligieron hoy a su nueva presidenta, la activista de Botswana, Alice Mogwe, incondicional promotora de los derechos humanos y reconocida líder de la sociedad civil que dirigirá la organización durante los próximos tres años, en el período restante al centenario de la FIDH, que se celebrará en el 2022.
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Hong Kong International Optical Fair opens today

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6 November 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association (HKOMA), the 27th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair opened today and runs until 8 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year’s fair welcomes 810 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions to showcase the latest design trends and eyewear products.

“As a major production centre and exporter in the global optical industry, the value of Hong Kong’s total optical exports in the first nine months of this year exceeded HK$15.3 billion, which was on a par with last year,” said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. “An emphasis on design, technology and quality management continue to bring success to Hong Kong eyewear companies in an increasingly competitive world. The Hong Kong International Optical Fair provides an important one-stop marketing and sourcing platform for the industry.”

Mr Chau noted that the HKTDC has organised 81 buying missions from 55 countries and regions, bringing more than 5,200 buyers to the fair. Among the participating buyers, more than 80% come from emerging markets such as Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. More than 6,700 buyers have pre-registered to visit the fair.

The HKTDC has enhanced its free shuttle bus service for the fair to take event participants between the exhibition venue, major hotels and transportation hubs. HKTDC Services Counters are available in the buffer halls at Hong Kong International Airport, where buyers can find fair information and register for buyer badges in advance. Buyer Concierge Desks have also been set up to strengthen connections with exhibitors.

Innovative technologies on display

The fair includes a total of 12 group pavilions representing France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Visionaries of Style (VOS) as well as the HKOMA. It also features several group pavilions from the mainland including Yingtan in Jiangxi province, Danyang in Jiangsu province, Mayu in Zhejiang province and Chongqing. The IT Solutions, Shop Fittings & Equipment zone, which made its debut last year, will continue to be a popular draw in 2019, showcasing innovative eyewear technologies, including eyewear customisation software nuVision that allows people to “try on” a huge range of sunglasses virtually (Booth: 1E-A34).

The fair also showcases French brand McLaren’s pure titanium eyewear made using the latest 3D printing technologies (Booth: GH-B05). Local brand OSSII SOUND presents Connector smart glasses that combine eyewear with Bluetooth earphones (Booth: GH-R03). Other product zones include Frames, Lenses & Parts, Eyewear Accessories, Sporting & Professional Eyewear, Kids Eyewear & Reading Glasses, Optometric Instruments, Equipment & Machinery, Contact Lenses & Accessories, and Diagnostic Instruments.

Brand Name Gallery showcases latest global designs

The Brand Name Gallery features 230 renowned international brands, including new participants Absolute Vintage Eyewear (Hong Kong), Maserati (Italy) and NANOVISTA (Spain). Other renowned brands include Paul Hueman (Korea), BMW (Germany), Stepper (Germany), Etnia Barcelona (Spain) and Savile Row (UK). Highlighted products include:

  • UK brand LAURA ASHLEY’s artistic Four Seasons Series features pink lenses decorated with floral patterns in a design that’s both romantic and fashionable. (Booth: GH-J01)
  • MATSUDA is a company that anchors itself in the tradition of craftsmanship with a rich history of making eyeglasses for Japanese emperors. At the fair it showcases a new eyewear series including flip-up sunglasses crafted from titanium. Each finished creation is an object of art. (Booth: GH-F14)
  • Italian brand MOMODESIGN uses stainless steel frames in unique colours, while the arms are made with malleable acetate to make the eyewear lighter. (Booth: GH-R01)

    Several Brand Name Gallery eyewear parades are staged throughout the fair period, with models showcasing the latest collections from trendsetting eyewear brands.

    Spotlighting local creative design forces

    To promote Hong Kong’s original brand designs and help Hong Kong eyewear companies expand into the global market, the HKOMA is showcasing the latest collections from 30 local eyewear designers at the Brand Name Gallery and Hong Kong Eyewear Good Design. Participating brands include BIG HORN (Booth: GH-L04), HACHILL (Booth: GH-D10) and P+US (Booth: GH-B39).

    New exhibitor Absolute Vintage Eyewear (Booth: GH-E40) brings eyewear created specifically for Asian faces and made from natural bullhorn to showcase local craftsmanship of Hong Kong. Kevin Ching, the award-winning designer from Hong Kong brand BIG HORN, has been striving to create designs that combine innovation, creativity and fashion flair. He presents eyewear inspired by the costumes of Chinese ethnic minorities, with diamond-shaped patterns on the lenses and Swarovski fine stones along the arms.

    All the award-winning and finalist entries of the 21st Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition are on display at Hall 1D during the fair period to showcase Hong Kong’s creative prowess to international buyers. Details of the prize-winning pieces can be found at: https://bit.ly/2BYhDda

    Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium

    The 17th Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium will be held tomorrow (7 November) on the theme “Advancements in Optometric Specialties”, with Dr Tony Ko, Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority, delivering the opening remarks. Experts including Prof Rob Jacobs, Associate Professor at the University of Auckland, and Dr Frederick R Edmunds, an optometrist from the United States, will explore topics including aviation optometry, sports vision, and the application of artificial intelligence in ophthalmology and optometry.

    The symposium has been certified by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) for the first time this year. Optometrists participating in the symposium can apply for COPE credits, which are approved by optometrist associations and supervisory committees from the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. As for local certification, the symposium continues to be certified by the Hong Kong Optometrists Board, allowing participants to apply for three or six Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for half-day attendance and full-day attendance respectively.

    Other events at the fair include today’s “Quick Take: Disruption in Eyewear”, at which Albert Chan, Head of Hong Kong Office at renowned international market research institute Coresight Research, examined the latest trends in the global eyewear market and explored how start-ups can enter the market through innovative ideas.

    Held alongside the Optical Fair, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair runs from 7 to 9 November, featuring 1,075 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions to showcase their quality wine and spirits.

     

    The 27th HKTDC Hong Kong International Optical Fair

    Date

    6-8 November 2019 (Wednesday to Friday)

    Venue

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Time

    6 November (Wednesday): 10am-6:30pm

    7 November (Thursday): 9:30am-6:30pm

    8 November (Friday): 9:30am-5pm

    No. of exhibitors

    810

    Product zones

    Frames, Lenses & Parts, Contact Lenses & Accessories, Diagnostic Instruments, Eyewear Accessories, Kids Eyewear, Optometric Instruments, Equipment & Machinery, Reading Glasses, Sporting & Professional Eyewear, IT Solutions, Shop Fittings & Equipment

    Fair website

    hkopticalfair.hktdc.com

    Event details

    https://bit.ly/2PjpVUw

    Supporting service

    https://home-uat.hktdc.com/en/s/autumn-fairs-open

    Media enquiries
    Please contact the HKTDC’s Communication and Public Affairs Department:

    Snowy Chan Tel: (852) 2584 4525 Email: snowy.sn.chan@hktdc.org
    Natalie Wong Tel: (852) 2584 4472 Email: natalie.hy.wong@hktdc.org

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    Asia's Annual Automotive and Motorcycle Festival 2020 Taipei AMPA Three-in-one Fast Approaching

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    Taipei, Nov. 1, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The 2020 Taipei AMPA, Autotronics Taipei and Motorcycle Taiwan will take place next April 15 to 18 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 (TaiNEX1) and Hall 2 (TaiNEX2). Over 1,450 exhibitors are estimated to exhibit on the latest industry trend “C.A.S.E” - Connected, Autonomous, Services & shared, and Electric, in nearly 3,850 exhibition booth space.

    Japan has been one of the largest automotive industries in the world, and has been a long supporter to Taipei AMPA, showing high quality of Taiwanese products is cherished by Japanese buyers. Keeping up with the transformation from 2019, the 2020 AMPA three-in-one trade show will continue to focus on electrification, automation, and power themes, bringing Taiwan's top automobile corporations to the top automotive trading platform in the world. To date, companies such as Fukuta, Nan Hoang, TW Racing Parts, Gordon Auto Body Parts, Phihong, Sonar Auto Parts, Eagle Eyes, Sican, and more have participated in next year's Taipei AMPA.

    For keener exhibits categorization and easier to search the products, "Automobile Lighting" and "Car Care" will stand out to attract visitors' attention. Additionally, ICT and electric vehicle exhibits will be shown in the "Intelligent Transportation Systems & Solution" and "Electric Vehicle and Peripherals” zones at the 1st floor exhibit area of the TaiNEX2. Kingdom Communication, Boker, Phei Kuan, Mobiletron, Mitac, Yih Jing, BMW Motorrad, and others will be at Autotronics Taipei and Motorcycle Taiwan, making TaiNEX2 the place to be for all your technological needs.

    The 2020 Taipei AMPA three-in-one will be held in TaiNEX1 and the 1st floor of TaiNEX2. With big name exhibitors bunched together, much buyer-exhibitor interaction looks to take place. Top products from engine and maintenance parts, Automobile Body Parts, steering & suspension system, safety & security system, brake system, interior accessories, electric motors, lighting accessories, electrical wires & cables, transmission system, automobile electronics, batteries, cyclist outfit, motorcycles and more will be shown across the entire exhibition. Visitor pre-registration will begin on November 23rd, so be sure to check the AMPA three-in-one website ( www.ampa-in-one.com.tw) for more information.

    About Taipei AMPA 3-in-1 trade show

    Organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), co-organized by Taiwan Transportation Vehicle MFRS Association (TTVMA), the Taipei AMPA is entering its 36th year, while Autotronics Taipei and Motorcycle Taiwan are entering its 15th year. The Taipei AMPA 3-in-1 ranks the top 2 automobile and motorcycle parts and accessories shows in Asia. Over 7,000 international buyers from 142 countries attended in 2019, with C-level executives and procurement decision makers made up over 80% of all visitors.

    About TAITRA

    Founded in 1970, TAITRA is Taiwan's foremost nonprofit trade promoting organization. Sponsored by the government and industry organizations, TAITRA assists enterprises to expand their global reach. Headquartered in Taipei, TAITRA has a team of 1,300 specialists and operates 5 local offices in Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung as well as 60 branches worldwide. Together with Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) and Taiwan Trade Center (TTC), TAITRA has formed a global network dedicated to promoting world trade.

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    Positive Outlook for Inaugural Edition of ELDEX Asia

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    Singapore, 6 November 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The organisers of ELDEX Asia announced Ms Cheng Li Hui, Member of Parliament, Tampines GRC and North East Adviser to and member of the PAP Seniors Group, will be its guest of honour opening the event on 8 November (Friday) at 0900 hrs. Other officiating guests include Dr Kanwaljit Soin (Founding President of the Women’s Initiative for Ageing Successfully (WINGS) and former Nominated Member of Parliament), Dr Michael Fung (Deputy Chief Executive (Industry); Chief Human Resource Officer; Chief Data Officer, SkillsFuture Singapore) and Ms Bernice Tay (Director, Food Manufacturing, Enterprise Singapore). Following the opening ceremony, the guests will tour the exhibition, where there are over 100 exhibiting companies from 10 economies.[1] These include pavilions from Japan, Singapore and Taiwan, where the former is the country of honour. Majority of exhibitors come from the lifestyle and wellness; healthcare and rehabilitation; finance, insurance and other services; and technology, digital and IT segments. Where the exhibition segment is applicable, the Best In Class award winner, along with the commendation award, and the ELDEX Pride,[2] will be revealed during the show on 8 November. The event takes place from 8 – 10 November at Suntec Singapore.

    The ELDEX Asia Medical Conference on 8 Nov will commence from 0930 hrs with a keynote address by Associate Professor Wee Shiou Liang. The morning session will feature three other speakers discussing various aspects of the importance of exercise for seniors from pre-frail to increasingly frail stages before coming together to have a panel discussion. The afternoon session opens at 1400 hrs with a keynote address by Associate Professor Huang Dejian about the science behind food and how nutrition could be a form of medicine. After four other presentation about nutrition for seniors, there will be a panel discussion. The Medical Conference will conclude with a keynote by Professor Tai E-Shyong on new efforts by leveraging technology to enable the population to make healthier choices. The Singapore Medical Council, Singapore Nurses Board and Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association have recognised the strong scientific content by offering their attending members the following continuing education points:

    • Singapore Medical Council – 4 points
    • Singapore Nurses Board – 4 points
    • Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association – 3 points

    The over-subscribed conference will have over 350 delegates of which over 80% are doctors and nurses, while the rest are from the allied health community including therapists, dietitians and pharmacists. A number of the registered doctor delegates are from Australia, India and the US.

    “We are absolutely delighted with the encouraging response of registrants for this first-time event. A quick glean of the data indicate that we have representatives from almost all of the local hospitals, including community ones, caregiving centres and homes attending the conference. Instead of capping the number of delegates to what we had originally planned, we have instead expanded the conference room by over 30% to accommodate more from the medical and allied health fraternities to come together to learn and network. We hope to accommodate as many interested delegates as possible,” said Mr Joseph Yeo, Event Director.

    Trade professionals can expect to see exciting innovative products that are new to the market. There will also be products, solutions and technology to help them do more with less, especially with the currently labour-tight market in the eldercare space. The Food For Elders pavilion, led by Enterprise Singapore, will feature food products by Singapore companies that cater to the special needs of the silver demographic. Trade visitors can rely on recommended trails, available in the show directory, for the various exhibition segments to help them find the companies providing the types of products and services that they may be seeking.

    A full day of B2B workshops have been lined up for trade visitors on 8 Nov, starting with a two-hour ELDEX Asia Jobs and Skills Panel, led by ELDEX Asia’s Skills Partner, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). Together with their training partners, HMI Institute of Health Sciences, Singapore Institute of Technology’s Lean Transformation Innovation Centre, and Tsao Foundation, SSG will kick start the session by sharing about the changing jobs and skills landscape, different skills development models, and Singapore’s tripartite partnership models to build an enabling skills ecosystem for the Eldercare sector[3]. The panel will be followed by Japan Hour (where three of the exhibiting Japanese companies: gSports, Morinaga and Assist Motion, will talk about their new products). In the afternoon, there will be workshops by Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) and Institute of Geriatrics and Active Ageing (IGA), with respect to their various programmes and initiatives in providing care for the elderly. There will be press conferences by Spire Research and Consulting on the market opportunities in the silver industry, and SGAssist, who will be launching their new App. There will also be an MOU signing among ELDEX Asia’s strategic partner, Brands For Good, and CEO Asia and ASEAN Corporate Social Responsibility Network to launch their tripartite partnership to launch ARIBA (ASEAN Responsible and Inclusive Business Alliance) that will be managed by CEO Asia.

    Over the weekend on 9 and 10 November, ELDEX Asia will be open to the public. Besides becoming more aware of the different types of products available to help with ageing better particularly at the product demonstrations by exhibiting companies, there is a rich collection of workshops covering a broad range of topics including dementia, using technology to monitor diabetes, preparing for life’s eventuality, suitable exercises for active agers, support for caregivers, among many others. The full schedule of workshops may be found here. For the first 500 registered consumers that turn up each day, they can receive a goody bag valued at over S$50 comprising items including rice sponsored by Foodness Asia, pain relief gel, and vouchers from select exhibitors. There will be activities for the public where when they complete designated trails within the exhibition halls, they can stand to win different items.

    “We have invested in ensuring that all attendees can visit the exhibition and the workshops for free, as long as they pre-register. We have worked in creating fun elements at the show where there are prizes to be won, including Samsung tablets with two years’ newspaper subscription to Berita Harian and Lianhe Zaobao, a two nights’ stay at the fairly recently opened Capital Kempinski, among others. We have carefully curated a collection of workshops that span a wide spectrum of interest areas that the public will find appealing and pique their curiosity. The reason why we have done so is because we want to inform and educate the public the importance of preparing for living longer lives in a better way. This social cause is particularly important to us as we all have family members that are ageing. The knowledge we gain through the workshops can help them to age better and retard frailty through active ageing,” concluded Mr Yeo.

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    Comment on U.S. senator blasts Apple for ‘risking compromise to authoritarianism’ in China by North American Wanderer

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    one starring me won’t change the truth of what i have seen or heard. To the down voters have you been to Hong Kong? i didn’t go this trip but i’ve been there twice and also been to Taiwan. writing this in singapore which is 90% overseas Chinese. been to Malaysia, cambodia and Thailand. ‘ i bet many of the people downing Apples actions don’t give a rats ass about helping oppressed Chinese, they just don’t like China. Most i doubt have even spoken to Chinese person or visited Asia. BTW some local news reports show arrested Hong Kong ‘protestors’ as former triad (mafia) members who were looting shops etc (just as Apple hinted at in their statement) Blogs say some of those arrested claim they were paid and armed by USA agents Also imagine this, try Changing USA to China in headlines for the last 20 years and see how you feel like: “China invades Iraq on pretext of WMD. Chinese kills hundreds of iraqis (that did not attack China) and begins decades long war that kills, maims hundreds of thousands. Chinese invasion causes rise of ISIS and destabilizes region all the way to Syria causing millions of refugees to flee. Hundreds of Chinese drone strikes kills thousands including women and children. etc: Many believe China did this to control middle East oil. China did not attack Saudi arabia although most of the 9/11 attackers hitting beijing came from Saudi Arabia. “ see when you put china instead of USA it looks different huh? That’s how the world sees USA like it or not. Americans live in a world of their own media and politicians illusion
              

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    Steem Fest Report | H u n g o v e r written

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    ### That's when I was real tipsy.. No, let's just go with freakin' drunk I think people do it from the beginning to the end.. ***Let's do it backwards***. End of the night, I called Grab Bike (Motorbike taxi) sitting there waiting with my head spinning like, dude, it really wanted to just dump itself on the ground but I tried not to let it.. Then @celestal came down just right before I left, so here we go 3 people on the motorbike in the middle of the night in Bangkok. ***That's a Thai lifestyle you gotta experience***.

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    ### Ok, from 3 truths 1 lie if you've ever read it ever, you know I have my Steem CRUSH(es) Since @adetorrent really just ditch me this year, @kevinli's staying in the same bed with @buttcoin, @kevinwong not coming this year - Here's the new boy just got the spot @koolitime, son of @nateaguila. We're together most of the night.. Like, seriously. Then just right before the night ended, he said '***Just leave me alone already Padthai***!' No, he didn't. He's cute and real quiet with that killin' smile you would actually melt if you stand close enough to him. I will team him up with @lukestokes kid today. They could be the ***Young cool-kid Steemians gangster***. > 'Sup'

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    ### Here the Asian power puff girls LOL, we didn't mean it really but I didn't see any other races in the pic so, start with my (not like mine-mine but you know what I mean) , little one!, @steem-queen probably the youngest Steemian alive. ***She let me hold her for the very first time ever!***.. The rest : The Beauty of Asia :D @kobold-djawa, Jana's mommy. @joythewanderer SHE LOVES ME I swear to god lol @joannewong, @khimgoh @vaelriey, my wing girl of the night

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    ### No, there gotta be more her # The cutest of all Steemiverse and Milky Way No, not really related but I had way too much alcohol and my brain still let my hands do whatever they want to.. ***This is a great hangover***.. and I can't wait to play with her again today <3

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    ### This is not a vlog, it's a random video I sent @kevinli and asked if he wanted to come join A group of Steemians went for some dinner.. ***It's a mess***. The video I mean, messy video and no point of me putting this but it's pretty random and you'd be like '***wtf***' and I like that. See, @bitrocker2020's smile LOL I sat by @jpphotography and @for91days.. Who knows with his epic travel content, @for91days would be that freakin' funny. He is. He so is. https://youtu.be/8BJ33jysKm0
    ### Gifts! I got some gifts Little candies from @kaerpediem (First time I spell her name right without taking another look at some other places, wait, was that right..) Little bunny from @khimgoh did tell you she looks so Taiwanese. By the way @stoodkev lives there. Again, not too related but you know, it's fun to semi-free write Little bag of Malaysian snack from @littlenewthings > I can't believe they're all older than me. We're like the same age!

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    ### Last night was smooth.. I have talked to so many more but where was the camera last night ??! Thought I was gonna be more nervous and not gonna be able to talk with a lot of them but hey, I think ***it's getting more fun***. ***It's already 8!!!*** Let's just shower and meet you all so soon 🖤
    Again, I wish you came! @adetorrent https://media.giphy.com/media/jnQYWZ0T4mkhCmkzcn/giphy.gif

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    #EatsForEveryone: World Class Cuisine Under One Roof at My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood

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    The fast casual dining and food hall scene continues to grow in popularity among urban dwellers, and there's no slowing down for this emerging trend. And one food hall elevates the dining experience with a wide food selection, a modern yet homey ambience and excellent customer service backed by some of the iconic names in the local food business...


    Chef Josh Boutwood and The Bistro Group collaborate for their own version of the ultimate food hall, My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood, at S' Maison. The new dining concept features a diverse and varied array of kitchen counters offering some of today's popular and most craved cuisines. Think of it as world-class cuisine under one roof...at My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood.

    The Bistro Group's Chef Josh Boutwood and Lisa Ronquillo welcomed guests at the exclusive preview of My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood. The new concept takes into account the collective taste of the Filipino palate, so you'll find Japanese, Chinese, Italian, American and even Milk Tea all in one place.


    The different offerings at My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood reflect the core strengths of The Bistro Group, and you'll find dim sum to ramen, pasta and burgers all prepared a la minute by the different live kitchens. Each dish is prepared fresh to order so you get it hot at its flavorful peak. But before you dive in for a sumptuous feast, why not have a refreshing beverage...


    ...from the freshest seasonal harvest of fruits?

    At My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood, you'll find Korea's number one fresh fruit juice brand, Juicy Fresh Bar, with their selection freshly-squeezed juices like Watermelon Pineapple (P 115 Medium/P 180 Large) and Kiwi (P 145 Medium/P 195 Large) to open up your palate before the feast.


    Juicy Fresh Bar offers refreshing and healthy juices blended from fresh fruits for real flavors. With over 800 outlets in South Korea alone, local diners can now enjoy refreshing sips at My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood made from hand-picked fruits delivered fresh to their outlet. Indulge in soothing fruit beverages like Chocolate-Banana, Blueberry, Honeydew, Strawberry-Mango, Orange-Pineapple, Peach, Watermelon-Strawberry and Peanut-Banana. A few more soothing sips and you're just about ready to feast at My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood...

    Craving Japanese? My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood's got that covered. First stop, Tabemashou with their wide selection of popular Japanese dishes. From ramen to yakitori, aburi sushi and tempura to chicken karaage and stone pots, Tabemashou should satisfy any hefty appetite.Turning Japanese? Go ahead and indulge...


    Literally translated to "let's eat," Tabemashou's wide selection of Japanese favorites include grilled skewers like Roasted Beef & Spring Onion Roll (P 110), Saikoro (P 195) or juicy Wagyu beef cubes, Chicken Thigh (P 55), Chicken & Leeks (P 65), Pork Enoki (P 105) and Chicken Wings (P 125).  


    Not to be missed is Tabemashou's crisp Chicken Skin (P 35) seasoned with salt...


    ...and Chicken Liver (P 50) draped in a sweet tare glaze.


    No Japanese feast is complete without tempura, and Tabemashou's Ebi Tempura (P 185-3 pcs/P 295-5 pcs) and Shrimp & Vegetable Tempura (P 225) are spot on with that rich and briny notes from the succulent prawns and the lightly crisp batter.  


    Tabemashou also offers an array of fresh, hand rolled sushi including Tuna Nigiri (P 125-2 pcs), Salmon Nigiri (P 145-2 pcs), California Maki (P 195) and Salmon Spicy Maki (P 275). But it's the aburi that will have you coming back for seconds...


    ...like the Salmon Tako Maki Aburi (P 175), Shrimp Aburi (P 225) and Salmon Aburi (P 245). Other popular Japanese offerings include the Chicken Karaage (P 195) served with rice, the Pepper Beef Rice in Stone Pot (P 255) and Salmon Stone Pot (P 255).


    Tabemashou's comforting ramen also hits the spot. Choose from Chasu Tonkotsu Ramen (P 255) or the Spicy Miso Ramen (P 275) for that kick of soothing heat.


     It's a comprehensive menu featuring all your Japanese favorites, but there's more at My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood...

    At Golden Treasures, diners can indulge in traditional Chinese dishes like dim sum and noodles. The open kitchen allows diners a sneak peek on their orders, prepared a la minute to ensure freshness. Straight from the steamers, your first batch of dim sum is ready...


    From the classic Steamed Siumai (P 188)...


    ...to the delicate Steamed Hakaw (P 188), Golden Treasures' dim sum offerings deliver fresh and clean flavors. 


    Each bite of the steamed hakaw begins with a fresh snap laying a briny richness to the palate. Other dim sum items include Chicken Feet (P 168), Eggyolk Bun (P 148), Steamed Pork Buns (P 148) and Steamed Pork Dumplings (P 128). 


    One tasty surprise at Golden Treasures is the Birthday Noodles (P 198), a hearty dish with seafood, pork, chicken and vegetables. Richly seasoned, you don't have to add anything else. This one's ready to go once it's served. Other savory dishes at Golden Treasures include the Shanghai Mien Noodles (P 228), Sauteed Beef & Scallions (P 248), Chopsuey (P 168), Yang Chow Fried Rice (P 168) and Beef Broccoli (P 248). 

    True to its concept of world-class cuisine under one roof, My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood offers even more comforting flavors at Roast'D. Chinese style roasts served with rice becomes a satisfying and complete meal at Roast'D, simply choose from roast duck, pork or chicken.


    Diners can see the barbecued meats displayed at the counter to complete that Chinatown vibe. The Roast Chicken with Rice (P 248) at Roast'D not only delivers on flavor, it's excellent value too. Tender and juicy with a subtle sweet and smoky glaze, the Roast Chicken with Rice is the perfect one-dish meal anytime of day. Other offerings at Roast'D include the Crispy Pork with Rice (P 298), Roast Asado Pork with Rice (P 288) and Roast Duck with Rice (P 298). 

    From Asia, go on a culinary journey to Italy with Roma at My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood. The pasta dishes, each one prepared with fresh pasta and sauces made in-house, are the key attractions at Roma. And the Truffle Pasta (P 355) with fresh conchiglie is on my list of personal favorites.   


    The distinct texture of handmade pasta, firm yet soft to the bite, makes every pasta dish at Roma special. The Truffle Pasta is an indulgent dish with the bold, earthy and nutty notes of truffles rounding out each bite. Other pasta dishes at Roma include the Pesto Pasta (P 195), Spicy Diavola (P 255), Puttanesca (P 225), Carbonara (P 195) and Shrimp Alfredo (P 255). Then, there's Roma's hearty soups, salads and Herb Chicken to complete your Italian feast at My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood.


    I know I'll be back for the Truffle Pasta with fresh conchiglie at Roma.

    Burgers and wings? Chix is your next stop at My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood. Chef Josh simplifies the burger going back to basics using handcrafted premium all-beef patties, garden-fresh veggies and soft and fluffy buns for the Classic Burger (P 195) and Cheese Burger (P 215) paired with a side of crisp Fries (P 85).


    The patty is perfectly grilled, remaining juicy delivering a savory richness after each bite while its delicately charred edges add that subtle crispness. The fresh onions, tomatoes and lettuce add to the overall crisp texture of the burger with their distinct flavors coming together capped by the cheese and the soft bun just as a proper burger should. No frills, all deliciousness. This Cheeseburger is way up there on my list of favorites at My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood.


    Serving all-American comfort food, Chix is your go-to spot for juicy and mouth-watering burgers. Then, there's the signature wings at Chix. With ten flavors to choose from, you'll have your crisp and juicy wing fix at Chix from that first bite all the way to the last piece. Choose from Asian BBQ Glaze, Barbecue, Italian Parmesan, Chili Barbecue, Sour Cream, Sriracha, Japanese Sesame, Sweet Chipotle, Buffalo Wing and Honey Garlic. Plus, you can have a meaty boneless option too. 


    Go for the 6 Pcs (P 195-1 Flavor), 12 Pcs (P 390-2 Flavors) and 18 Pcs (P 575-3 Flavors). I go for the 12 Pcs option with Honey Garlic...


    ...and Sour Cream Wings. The sharp and mildly tart notes of the sour cream and the sweet nutty flavors of the honey garlic glaze complement the juicy and crisp chicken without overpowering it. Just perfect.

    The popularity of Taiwanese milk teas are also included in the mix at My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood. WICKD is the latest entry in the milk tea market, straight from Taiwan. Using the finest black and green tea leaves for that soothing brew, you'll also find equally refreshing coffee variants at WICKD. 


    WICKD's absolutely wicked selection of milk teas include Pearl Milk Tea, Taro, Wintermelon, Black Sugar, Oreo Cheese Cream, Strawberry Cheesecake and the Ulteamate, a creamy concoction flavored with fresh tea leaves and topped with chewy tapioca pearls, grass jelly and indulgent pudding.  


    And here's my top pick at WICKD, the Choco Hazelnut Coffee (P 130/P 155). The robust yet soothing and deep notes of coffee with the indulgent hints of chocolate and hazelnuts combine for a refreshing beverage to complete your My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood dining experience. Other coffee variants include the Caramel Coffee (P 120/P 140), Classic (P 120/P 140) and rich and creamy Cheese Cream (P 130/P 155) for a different and unique caffeine fix.


    If you're craving for a comforting hot pot, Seoul Hotpot is your spot, serving Chuck Eye and Angus Beef Sirloin Hotpots with a variety of vegetables. But after hitting seven of eight specialty counters at My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood, my belly just gave up before I could try the signature hotpots at Seoul Hotpot. But that's more than enough reason for a second visit. Soon.


    At My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood, it really is #eatsforeveryone. Each kitchen at My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood offers comfortingly familiar flavors perfectly executed in the style and quality we can expect from Chef Josh Boutwood and The Bistro Group. And the price points are reasonable so you won't be busting your wallet for a hearty meal here at My South Hall by Chef Josh Boutwood. A wide range of choices and options, value for money, a space with a modern yet homey vibe and excellent service, Chef Josh Boutwood and The Bistro Grid clearly has another winning concept. It's the food hall experience, refined and elevated. At My South Hall by Josh Boutwood...now open at S"Maison.   

    My South Hall by Cef Josh Boutwood is located at Level 1, S'Maison, Pasay City. Follow on Instagram and Facebook at @MySouthHall. 

    Dude for Food is now on Facebook and Instagram, check out the FB Page, IG Feed, Twitter and YouTube for regular updates on good eats. Better yet, click "Like" and "Follow" and enjoy the ride...just look for the FB and IG widgets on the right sidebar.

              

    Hors Serie N 1 Taiwan He Wu Lu Ping Yu Hsia Ting Kuo Wang Xue Chen Yu Hong Chen Li Chen Fu Lo Hsiang Yin Lai Fu Min Yang Walis Nokan Yi Chin Lo Fang

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    Please suggest the best red variety guava for commercial use

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    Any comparison between Taiwan White and L-49 Guava? which is best in taste and for commerical yied

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    Global Memory Particles Market 2019 – Samsung, , NXP, , Taiwan Semiconductor, , Broadcom, , Intel, , Fujitsu Microelectronics - Market News Reports

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    Xing Mobility presenta un Chevrolet Camaro de 1969 totalmente eléctrico

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    Xing Mobility ha aprovechado el escaparate mundial que supone el SEMA Show 2019 para presentar en sociedad su proyecto más reciente. El especialista en movilidad eléctrica ha optado por transformar un coche clásico en un automóvil de cero emisiones. ¿El protagonista? Ni más ni menos que un Chevrolet Camaro de 1969. Así es, la compañía taiwanesa ha convertido el Camaro en un coche eléctrico.

    Los especialistas han retirado el motor V8 que montaba este Camaro del 69 para, en su lugar, colocar un motor eléctrico de 239 kW (324 CV). Sin embargo, Xing Mobility destaca que ofrecen otros motores más potentes que pueden ser instalados a petición de sus clientes. El objetivo de este proyecto no es otro que promover los kits de transformación que ofrece la compañía.

    Chevrolet Camaro eléctrico de Xing MobilityXing Mobility ha transformado un Chevrolet Camaro en un vehículo eléctrico.

    Es cierto que este Chevrolet Camaro eléctrico no luce un aspecto muy especial. No presenta detalles excesivamente llamativos que hagan referencia a su condición de automóvil eléctrico. A pesar de ello, como no podía ser de otra manera, cuenta con una serie de vinilos en los que se especifica que se trata de un vehículo eléctrico. También se ha añadido el logo de Xing Mobility.

    Tal y como ha especificado Xing Mobility, su kit de transformación incluye una batería modular, un motor eléctrico de alta potencia, un adaptador de transmisión y componentes relacionados. La compañía también destaca que todo el tren motriz es «plug-and-play». Esto significa que es relativamente sencillo de instalar. Incluso se podrá hacer de manera artesanal en el taller de casa.

    Una de las claves de los kits de transformación de Xing Mobility es su sistema de batería Immersio que es modular y puede ensamblarse como bloques de construcción. Esto permite a las personas personalizar el tamaño y la forma de la batería para satisfacer sus necesidades. Además, de su diseño modular, el paquete de baterías tiene celdas que están sumergidas en un fluido refrigerante no conductor con propiedades de extinción de incendios.

    Chevrolet Camaro eléctrico de Xing MobilityXing Mobility presenta un kit de conversión eléctrica para el Chevrolet Camaro de 1969.

    Esto permite mantener estable la temperatura de la batería, lo que ayuda a alargar su vida útil. Xing Mobility señala que se pueden conseguir hasta 3.000 ciclos de carga. Otro componente clave es el adaptador de transmisión. Es compatible con las transmisiones de la serie GM LS, pero la compañía dijo que también se puede adaptar para que coincida con otras cajas de cambios.

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    La noticia Xing Mobility presenta un Chevrolet Camaro de 1969 totalmente eléctrico fue publicada originalmente en @motorpuntoes por Antonio Fernández.


              

    ABB: Engineer-Workshop

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    Innovatsioonipoliitika seminar toob Eestisse maailma tipud

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    Täna Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi, Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli Ragnar Nurkse instituudi ning Riigikogu Arenguseire Keskuse koostöös toimuval seminaril arutavad maailma tippteadlased, kuidas üks väikeriik saab nutika innovatsioonipoliitika abil tõsta oma konkurentsivõimet rahvusvahelisel areenil. „Väikeriikide võimalused olla maailmas juhtiva innovaatori rollis, on piiratud. Sellegipoolest on arvestatav edu innovatsiooni loomisel saavutatud ka Eesti-suuruste riikide poolt. Targa innovatsioonipoliitika abil tekib meil võimalus liikuda globaalsete väärtusahelate kõrgematele astmetele. Tänase seminari eesmärk on kuulata ja teha tähelepanekuid teiste riikide edulugudest. Teistelt on palju on õppida, kuid oma roll jääb ka päris meie omale teele innovatsiooni võimestamisel,“ rääkis majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi asekantsler Viljar Lubi. „Toome Tallinnasse kokku tippteadlased Euroopast ja Taiwanist, kellel on väga head ekspertteadmised erinevate regioonide innovatsioonisüsteemide kujunemisest ja riiklike innovatsioonipoliitikate mõjust konkurentsivõimele,“ selgitas seminari kaaskorraldaja, TTÜ Ragnar Nurkse innovatsiooni ja valitsemise instituudi direktor professor Erkki Karo. „Innovatsioonipoliitika otsustajatele mõeldud seminaril arutlevad teadlased, tudengid, ametnikud ja ettevõtjad, mida Eesti-sugune väikeriik saab võita või kaotada globaalsete väärtusahelate arengutest ning mida õppida Euroopa ning Taiwani õnnestumistest ja ebaõnnestumistest. Üritusel on märgiline tähendus, sest eile, ülikooli 100. aastapäeval, promoveeriti TTÜ audoktoriks innovatsiooniuuringute üks alusepanijaid, Taani Aalborgi Ülikooli emeriitprofessor Bengt-Åke Lundvall, kes on oluliselt mõjutanud ka Ragnar Nurkse instituudi teadustööd,“ lausus Karo. Seminaril jagab mõtteid innovatsiooniuuringute üks alusepanijaid, Norra majandusajaloolane, TTÜ Ragnar Nurkse innovatsiooni ja valitsemise instituudi külalisprofessor Erik S. Reinert. Aasia edulugu aitab mõtestada Taiwani Uurimis-, arendus- ja hindamiskomisjoni (praegune Taiwani Riiklik Arengunõukogu) minister aastatel 2009-2012 ja Taiwani Dong Hwa Rahvusülikooli asepresident professor Ching-peng Chu. Paneelarutelus osalevad lisaks Riigikogu Arenguseire Keskuse uuringute juht keskuse juhataja ülesannetes Meelis Kitsing ja majandus- ja kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi majandusarengu asekantsler Viljar Lubi. Moderaator on Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli Ragnar Nurkse instituudi professor Wolfgang Drechsler.
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    Singapuri kaubandusminister tunnustas Eesti e-residentsust

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    Ettevõtlusminister Liisa Oviir kohtus eile Singapuris kaubanduse ja tööstuse ministri dr Koh Poh Kooniga, kellega vahetati IKT-alaseid kogemusi ning arutati, kuidas ettevõtjaid vastastikku välisturgudele aidata.   "Valitsuste liikmed on nagu pulmakorraldajad, kes aitavad osapooltel kokku tulla ja üksteist leida. Kas sellest ka armastus tuleb, on juba firmade enda otsustada," võrdles dr Koh Eesti ja Singapuri ettevõtjate vahelisi suhteid.   Singapuri kaubandusministri hinnangul on Eesti ja Sigapuri vahelised suhted arvestades mõlema riigi liberaalset kaubanduspoliitikat liiga piiratud. "Loodan, et Euroopa Liidu ja Singapuri vabakaubanduslepe saab peagi üle viimastest takistustest," avaldas dr Koh.   Dr Koh tunnustas Eesti e-residentsuse programmi, kui tõeliselt innovaatilist, mis Eesti tähtsust maailmas tõstab. "Eesti on hästi tuntud kui kaasaegsete IT-lahenduste looja ja eestvedaja. Meil on Eesti kogemusest palju õppida," märkis dr Koh.   Minister Oviir kinnitas, et üks kohtumise olulisemaid teemasid oli e-residentsuse kui turvalise e-identiteedi tutvustamine Euroopa turul tegutsemiseks. "Äri edendamine sõbraliku ärikeskkonnaga Eesti riigi kaudu on Singapuri ettevõtjatele kindlasti hea võimalus," lausus Oviir.   Kohtumisel arutati ka idufirmade arengu- ja koostöövõimalusi ning külastati Singapuri väikeste ja keskmiste ettevõtete ning idufirmade arendusorganisatsiooni SPRING, kus lepiti kokku, et nende esindajad on oodatud osalema Latitude59-l. Ettevõtlusminister Liisa Oviir kutsus Singapuri kaubandusministrit dr Koh Poh Kooni ka Eestisse vastuvisiidile.   Oviir ütles, et tal on hea meel, et Eesti ja Singapuri vahelised majandussuhted on paranemas ning märkis, et üks kinnitus sellest on ka eile avatud EASi esindus, mis peaks koostööd ja majandussuhteid veelgi tihedamaks muutma. Ministriga on Singapuris kaasas 30 Eesti ettevõtjast koosnev äridelegatsioon, kelle eesmärk on leida Singapurist äripartnereid. Eile sõlmitigi ka üks kokkulepe loodustoodetega tegeleva Chaga OÜ ja ÜRO säästva arengu eesmärke elluviiva organisatsiooni Go Purpose vahel. Koostöö tulemusel saavad nähtavaks ja kättesaadavaks Chaga tooted Singapuris, Taiwanis, Lõuna-Koreas ja Hiinas. /08.09.2016/
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    Offer - European Accepted! English Teacher needed in Training Center in Quanzhou, near Xiamen! Work Visa provided, start immedia - CHINA

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    全球自由民主的退潮之五 比美國更自由的台灣 ——惡鄰進逼,處境艱險

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    40多年前還住在台灣的時候,當時還在戒嚴令下。什麼事都難以推動,動輒得咎。報禁、黨禁、髮禁、無所不禁。還有一陣子電視上只能唱三首「愛國歌」。到海邊或海港區參觀、遊玩、照相,都有海防人員來加以禁止。那時剛開有一條從基隆港航行到花蓮港的花蓮輪航線,好奇一下去乘坐個來回。結果是關卡嚴格,檢查人員對每個背包、手提行李都要打開調查。在我背後排隊的一位西方觀光客看了搖頭嘆息。1979年來美後,發現美國海闊天空,幾乎百無禁忌。一位朋友的岳父走船來美,朋友要我帶他去見他岳父。我的車子直接開入港區,停靠在船邊。到機場接機也可直接進入登機門,到飛機門邊接送朋友。台灣與美國在自由度上真有如天淵之別。 但,曾幾何時,這個局勢卻一直在逆轉中。 1997年第一次回台後,覺得台灣的自由民主有很大的進步,社會也開放了許多。加上後來在沒經歷過威權統治的年輕世代的參與下,台灣也越來越走向自由開放的道路。反過來說,美國的自由民主反而在倒退中。這當然與2001年後的反恐有關,但更重要的是川普上台後,使美國的自由民主度一直在持續倒退中。以自由之家2019年的報告來看,台灣在政治權利、民權、與自由度的列比上都居1.0,總分數是93。美國在列比上居1.5 ,總分數是86。這種互調是我在四十多年前難以想像的。 自由之家的評鑒是基於政治權利(political rights)與民權(civil liberties)來算的。有一個總分(aggregate score)與一個自由度的評分(由最好的1到最壞的7)。全球滿分的只有三個國家:芬蘭、挪威、瑞典。與台灣同分的有四個國家:奧地利、英國、與兩個小國。比台灣還自由的有22個國家(許多是很少聽見過的小國)。台灣於今年通過同婚,可以預見的是自由之家明年的評比將會對台灣加分。與東亞的一些國家做比較,日本列等1,總分96;南韓列等2,總分83;新加坡列等4,總分51;香港列等3.5 ,總分59;印度列等2.5 ,總分75;菲律賓列等3.0 ,總分61;中國列等6.5 ,總分11;北韓列等7.0 ,總分3;紐西蘭列等1,總分98;澳洲列等1,總分98。 看到台灣有這麼好的成就不免令人覺得欣慰,也感到與有榮焉。只是,用美國的衰退為例來看,自由民主也不是那麼穩定而歷久不衰的。在感到為台灣欣喜之時,也應考慮到該如何維護這得來不易的果實。 記得當年還住在台灣時,身邊支持國民黨的有一大堆人。因為那時台灣的經濟有所成長,也有部分自由,夫復何求。但反對國民黨的朋友也相當多。但在這些反對國民黨的人中,許多人也覺得相當無奈,只有哀嘆的份。但台灣後來是走上自由民主的轉型了。那麼,這個推動自由民主的動力在那裏。 如果說那個時代的台灣人是愛好自由民主的話,那也未必如此。在過去的美國,要了解一個州或一個城市的自由度指標,首先你得看對女權的接受度。在女權一般都受到尊重而漸漸的平權後,再來則是看對同性戀權益的接受度。以台灣而言,整個社會的氛圍(尤其是中南部)在目前都還算是保守的,對同婚的議題而言,難以說得到大部分的同意。在同婚議題的接受度上固然有城鄉與世代的差異,但至少台灣是通過了同婚法案。另外在廢死議題上,社會反對的聲音還是很大。其他就有關接納更多移民與難民的議題來看,可能還有很長的一段路要走。 顯然對自由民主的追求,並非當年推動民主化的主要動力。主要動力無寧是源於對二二八事件的平反要求,與要求能夠公開的討論台灣前途的議題。也就是說,台灣民族獨立運動才是台灣民主化的主要動力,自由民主運動則為其次。但這兩者一直都是同攜共進的。台灣的民族民主運動是仍需要一直持續下去的。運動固然有退有進,但有一股暗流是以前沒有,而我們應該加以警覺與防範的。那就是網路謠言在中共官方的操控下的大量運作。 在過去十多年來,普亭下的俄國開始積極的運用網軍,去操控歐洲的民意與選舉,製造分裂。歐洲極右翼勢力的升起與得票數的增加,多少與俄國的網軍有關。2016年的美國大選,俄國的黑手更是處處皆是,多少造成了川普的當選。俄國的這種「成就」中國當然不會不注意到。近年來中國的網軍也於台灣肆無忌憚的大行其道。多年來一直對台灣軟硬兼施,無所不用其極的中國,於2018年的台灣選舉中打出了漂亮的成績單,特別是韓國瑜的當選(Specter of Meddling by Beijing Looms over Taiwan’s Elections, New York Times, 11/12/2018; Josh Rogin: China’s interference in the 2018 elections succeeded – in Taiwan. Washington Post, 12/18/2018; Paul Huang: Chinese Cyber-Operatives Boosted Taiwan’s Insurgent Candidate, Foreign Policy, … … Continue reading
              

    Conducting, clinician and adjudicating activies 2016-20:

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    Interactive E-Book on Choral Leadership - "THE LEARNING CONDUCTOR" - you can find it here - just click Musikk-Husets Forlag, Oslo in February 2017: Activities 2019:Clinic, rhythmic leadership, Bergen (Norway), 1st - 2nd of NovemberGuest conducting, Formosa Singers, Taiwan, 1st - 16th of OctoberGuest lecturing/presentation at World Choral Expo Exchange, Lisbon, 27th of July-1st of AugustSweden, Malmö: 7th - 9th of June: Husie Youth choir reunion, conductingAdjudicating at A [...]
              

    China approves seaweed-based Alzheimer's drug

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    Authorities in China have approved a drug for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, the first new medicine with the potential to treat the cognitive disorder in 17 years.

    The seaweed-based drug, called Oligomannate, can be used for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's, according to a statement from China's drug safety agency. The approval is conditional however, meaning that while it can go on sale during additional clinical trials, it will be strictly monitored and could be withdrawn should any safety issues arise.

    In September, the team behind the new drug, led by Geng Meiyu at the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said they were inspired to look into seaweed due to the relatively low incidence of Alzheimer's among people who consume it regularly.

    In a paper in the journal Cell Research, Geng's team described how a sugar contained within seaweed suppresses certain bacteria contained in the gut which can cause neural degeneration and inflammation of the brain, leading to Alzheimer's.

    This mechanism was confirmed during a clinical trial carried out by Green Valley, a Shanghai-based pharmaceutical company that will be bringing the new drug to market.

    Conducted on 818 patients, the trial found that Oligomannate -- which is derived from brown algae -- can statistically improve cognitive function among people with Alzheimer's in as little as four weeks, according to a statement from Green Valley.

    "These results advance our understanding of the mechanisms that play a role in Alzheimer's disease and imply that the gut microbiome is a valid target for the development of therapies," neurologist Philip Scheltens, who advises Green Valley and heads the Alzheimer Center Amsterdam, said in the statement.

    Vincent Mok, who heads the neurology division at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said the new drug showed "encouraging results" when compared to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors -- the existing treatment for mild to severe Alzheimer's.

    "It is just as effective but it has fewer side effects," he told CNN. "It will also open up new avenues for Alzheimer's research, focusing on the gut microbiome."

    Since very little is known about the mechanisms of the new drug, Mok said it should also be probed to see if it could have a protective effect and possibly slow down the progression of the disease in patients who have yet to develop strong symptoms of dementia.

    The company said Oligomannate will be available in China "very soon," and it is currently seeking approval to market it abroad, with plans to launch third-phase clinical trials in the US and Europe in early 2020.

    Alzheimer's disease, which starts with memory loss and escalates to severe brain damage, is believed to cause 60% to 70% of the cases of dementia reported worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Dementia affects an estimated 50 million people worldwide, including 9.5 million people in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

    Named after Alois Alzheimer, the neuropathologist who discovered the disease in 1906, it has so far confounded researchers and pharmaceutical companies.

    In October, US pharmaceutical giant Biogen said it would pursue Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an experimental treatment called aducanumab, after announcing in March it was canceling a large clinical trial for the drug.

    Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer and Eli Lilly have all previously abandoned projects to develop a drug for Alzheimer's after unsatisfactory clinical data.

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    Taiwan truck – 40ft Container truck(Beam Tank Container)

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    Inside Sales Rep

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    As a part of our growth LKQ is looking for a dedicated and passionate Inside Sales Coordinator with knowledge of replacement parts for the aftermarket collision repair industry. The Inside Sales Coordinator will be responsible for selling company products and services inbound, outbound calls, and face-to-face counter sales at the branch location The Inside Sales Coordinator must initiate sales calls to existing customers to assess the need for replenishing inventories, generates revenue by promoting sales of new and existing products, and assist customers with sales of product, services, responds to questions regarding parts, pricing, and services. The Inside Sales Coordinator will be accountable for developing relationships with potential customers, and to assist customers with orders, product information, payments, and anything else to maintain excellent customer service. If you enjoy customer service, sales, growth, and working with happy, enthusiastic individuals, you'll enjoy a career with us! Essential_Job_Duties * Generates revenue by promoting sales of new and existing products. * Initiates sales calls to existing customers to assess the need for replenishing inventories. * Assists "walk-in" customers with sales of product and/or services, responds to questions regarding parts, pricing, services, etc. * Prospects and develops relationships with potential customers, or leads, to cultivate new business. Provides ongoing customer and technical service on existing accounts. * Processes orders -- performs order entry, reviews orders for correct handling, pricing, quantities and shipping data. * Informs customer of unit prices, shipping date, anticipated delays, and any additional information needed by customer. * May directly receive and process payment from walk-in customers. * Advises customer on substitution or modification of part when part requested is not available. * Dispatches delivery of orders, as necessary to comply with customer requests * Assists with "check-in" and "check-out" process of Route Salespeople. * Observes changes in inventory to insure minimum stock levels. * Sets up special order part numbers that are not regularly stocked in the warehouse. * Coordinates with warehouse department to pull product(s) for customer. * Assumes other duties as assigned. Company_Overview LKQ Corporation ( [ Link Removed ] ), an S&P and Fortune 500 (# 262) company, is a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ has operations in North America, Europe and Taiwan. LKQ offers its customers a broad range of replacement systems, components, equipment and parts to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, and recreational and performance vehicles. Globally, LKQ has more than 1,700 operating locations and 52,000 employees. Come join our entrepreneurial, growth oriented culture, and be LKQ Proud! Job Requirements Job_Requirements * Education and Experience: One to two years of prior telephone sales, customer service relations and/or route sales required. * Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must be familiar with the company's products and procedures. Must be able to work in cooperation with others. Must be attentive to detail and ensure accuracy in work assignments. Must be able to communicate effectively with others and be a team-player. Must have the flexibility to work variable schedules, including weekends. Must be able to convey product information and availability to customers. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with customers. Must be organized, motivated, and a self-starter. * Machines, equipment, and software: Computer, 10-key calculator, multi- user telephone system, copier, fax machine, and Microsoft Office software. * Essential Physical Demands/Work Environment: Must have the ability to work in an environment where frequent interruptions may occur. Must be able to work under pressure comfortably. It also requires frequent bending, climbing, movement and lifting of up to 75 pounds during physical loading/unloading of trucks and when stocking products. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, as well as an office environment. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud. Should not have any lifting restrictions and must not be afraid of heights. Should be able to tolerate high and low temperature levels and occasional inclement driving conditions. The work schedule is typically Monday through Friday but on occasion may include weekends. SDL2019-32
              

    Taiwan's economy is stronger than expected despite the trade war. That could bode well for its president

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    Last week, Taiwan posted third-quarter GDP growth of 2.91% from a year ago — higher than other export-reliant developed Asian economies.
              

    Inside Sales Coordinator

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    CAatLKQ Corporation Date Posted:10/18/2019 ApplyNot ready to Apply? Job Snapshot * Employee Type: Full-Time * Location: 3395 East Malaga Avenue Fresno, CA * Job Type: Sales * Experience: Not Specified * Date Posted: 10/18/2019 Job_Description Job Summary: Responsible for selling company products and services via either inbound or outbound calls and/or face-to-face counter sales at the branch location. Coordinates in-house order filling activity and Route Salesperson(s)' delivery activity to achieve the Company's objective of excellent customer service. Essential_Job_Duties * Generates revenue by promoting sales of new and existing products. * Initiates sales calls to existing customers to assess the need for replenishing inventories. * Assists "walk-in" customers with sales of product and/or services, responds to questions regarding parts, pricing, services, etc. * Prospects and develops relationships with potential customers, or leads, to cultivate new business. * Provides ongoing customer and technical service on existing accounts. * Processes orders -- performs order entry, reviews orders for correct handling, pricing, quantities and shipping data. * Informs customer of unit prices, shipping date, anticipated delays, and any additional information needed by customer. * May directly receive and process payment from walk-in customers. * Advises customer on substitution or modification of part when part requested is not available. * Dispatches delivery of orders, as necessary to comply with customer requests. * Assists with "check-in" and "check-out" process of Route Salespeople. * Observes changes in inventory so as to insure minimum stock levels. * Sets up special order part numbers that are not regularly stocked in the warehouse. * Coordinates with warehouse department to pull product(s) for customer. * Assumes other duties as assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Basic Qualifications (Minimum Required Experience, Education, Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities, Essential Physical Demands): EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: One to two years of prior telephone sales, customer service relations and/or route sales required. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Must be familiar with the company's products and procedures. Must be able to work in cooperation with others. Must be attentive to detail and ensure accuracy in work assignments. Must be able to communicate effectively with others and be a team-player. Must have the flexibility to work variable schedules, including weekends when needed. Must be able to convey product information and availability to customers. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with customers. Must be organized, motivated, and a self- starter. MACHINES, EQUIPMENT, AND SOFTWARE: Computer, 10-key calculator, multi-user telephone system, copier, fax machine, and Microsoft Office software. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must have the ability to work in an environment where frequent interruptions may occur. Must be able to work under pressure comfortably. May be required to move/lift up to 75 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud. Preferred_Qualifications High School graduate or G.E.D. equivalent preferred. College coursework desired. Prior automotive experience and knowledge of automotive parts. Decision_Making_Examples Seek and develop new business Establish how to best retain existing customer relationships Problem-solve customer service issues Company_Overview LKQ Corporation (***************), an S&P and Fortune 500 (# 262) company, is a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ has operations in North America, Europe and Taiwan. LKQ offers its customers a broad range of replacement systems, components, equipment and parts to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, and recreational and performance vehicles. Globally, LKQ has more than 1,700 operating locations and 52,000 employees. Come join our entrepreneurial, growth oriented culture, and be LKQ Proud!
              

    頂新魏應充確定入獄 遭判5年9月定讞

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    【美麗日報2019年11月06日訊】頂新混油案前董事長魏應充二審遭重判15年,案經上訴,最高法院6日作出部分駁回、部分撤銷的判決,魏應充定讞的26罪,其中的7罪不得易科罰金,刑期共5年9月。魏應充確定入獄,刑期將由檢方另行聲請定應執行刑。 頂新公司從越南進口飼料油,製成香豬油賣給國人食用,一審彰化地院判魏應充無罪,二審台中高分院改依違反食安法、詐欺罪,判魏應充72罪共應執行15年徒刑,其中6年可易科罰金,9年不得易科罰金。 案經上訴第三審,最高法院指出,魏應充等5人的上訴理由中,包括食安法的適用、大幸福不需取得食品安全證書、沒有犯罪故意、並任意指責屬二審職權的採證認事等,在二審判決時都已經說明清楚,因此駁回上訴確定。 最高法院認定,魏應充犯下販賣假冒食品共26罪,其中7件販賣假冒食品罪不得易科罰金,刑期為1年6月、8月、2件各11月、3件7月,合計5年9月徒刑,另19罪為6個月以下的可易科罰金。 責任編輯:李華

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    中美貿易戰最大贏家 台灣出口增42億美元

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    【美麗日報2019年11月06日訊】中美貿易戰打了16個月,全球經濟都受到了影響,據聯合國貿易和發展會議( UNCTAD )近日發表的美中貿易戰相關報告( Trade and Trade Diversion Effects of United States Tariffs on China )指出,台灣是這場貿易戰的最大受益者。 據這份報告內容指出,2019年上半年,受到中美貿易戰關稅的影響,中國在美國市場損失了350億美元(以下同)出口貨物,減少幅度超過四分之一。美國則是日常生活用品價格上漲,消費者需要支付更高的金錢購買商品。 中國對美出口損失的350億中,有210億元轉移到了其他國家(約佔63%),其餘的140億元則是由美國本土的製造商吃下。那麼這210億元最大受惠國家是哪國? 報告指出,台灣是這場貿易戰最大受益者, 2019年上半年台灣對美出口,比去年同期增加了42億元,出口最大宗的是辦公室和電子通訊相關設備,這部分也是美中貿易戰下,原本要從中國出口到美國的主要貨物。 其次受益國家是墨西哥、歐盟、越南等國,巴西增加的大多是農業、運輸以及電機設備,歐盟是機械領域,越南則有通訊設備和家具。 報告的結論說,中美貿易戰的輸贏不是兩國的事,而是有可能損害全球經濟的穩定性和未來增長的狀況,如果中美第一階段協議沒辦法順利簽署,全球經濟可能會持續縮減,影響程度就會更大。 對於台灣是美中貿易轉移最大受益者,經濟部次長王美花說,截至9月為止,台灣對中國出口減少7.2%,對美出口增加17.7%,增幅非常多,這都來自於轉單效應和台商回流;台商回流之後,有助於台灣對美國,對於歐洲等其他國家的出口機會,是件好事。不過就以全球經濟情勢來看,中美貿易戰的影響還是存在,需要嚴肅來看待。 責任編輯:李華

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    China defence minister discusses Hong Kong, Taiwan with U.S. - state media

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    Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe discussed Hong Kong, Taiwan, the South China Sea and Xinjiang with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday ...
              

    US-China trade war is a ‘lose-lose’ situation for them and the world, warn UN economists

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    INTERNATIONAL, 5 November 2019, Economic Development - The trade tariff spat between China and the United States has been a “lose-lose” situation for both countries and the wider world and it is likely to deteriorate unless a deal is reached, UN economists said on Tuesday.

    According to data from the first six months of the year, most of the cost of higher US tariffs on China has been passed down to US consumers and firms.

    “US consumers are paying for the tariffs …in terms of higher prices,” said Alessandro Nicita, an economist at the UN trade agency, UNCTAD. “Not only final consumers like us, but importers of intermediate products – firms which import parts and components from China.”

    Tariffs ‘cost China $35 billion in first half of 2019’

    But the US-initiated measures – put in place in the middle of last year - have also hit the Asian giant, to the tune of $35 billion.

    Our new paper on the trade + trade diversion effects of the US-China shows that while China feels the pinch, other countries are benefiting. US tariffs on China have made other players more competitive in the US market, a trade diversion effect. http://bit.ly/2pxsOXD
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    Its firms have seen exports of these targeted products fall by a quarter over the same period on average, with other competitors – notably Taiwan – picking up some of the slack ($4.2 billion in the first half of 2019).

    Other trade winners from the measures include Mexico ($3.5 billion), the European Union ($2.7 billion) and Viet Nam ($2.6 billion) and the positive effects for them “have increased over time”, UNCTAD said.

    Korea, Canada and India also benefited, with “substantial” gains ranging from $0.9 billion to $1.5 billion.

    Other South East Asian countries scooped up the remainder of the tariff-induced casualties, UNCTAD said, while noting that African countries saw only “minimal” benefits.

    Of the $35 billion Chinese export losses in the US market, about $21 billion (or 63 per cent) was diverted to these countries and others, while the remaining $14 billion was either lost or captured by US producers.

    Chinese manufacturers bearing costs

    The UN agency also noted that there is early evidence that Chinese exporters may have started to bear part of the costs of the tariffs by lowering export prices.

    The hardest-hit Chinese manufacturing sector has been computers and other office machinery, and communications equipment, where exports from China have declined by $15 billion.

    Other areas that have “dropped substantially” include chemicals, furniture, precision instruments and electrical machinery, the UNCTAD report shows.

    It nonetheless underscored the resilience of Chinese firms, which maintained 75 per cent of their exports to the US, despite the “substantial” tariffs imposed.

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    Evolution of the US-China Trade War

    Trade war is a global warning

    “The results of the study serve as a global warning; a lose-lose trade war is not only harming the main contenders, it also compromises the stability of the global economy and future growth,” said UNCTAD’s director of international trade and commodities, Pamela Coke Hamilton. “We hope a potential trade agreement between the US and China can deescalate trade tensions.”

    While the UNCTAD report does not consider the impact of Chinese tariffs on US imports, it suggests that the result is “most likely” to be the same: “higher prices for Chinese consumers, losses for US exporters and trade gains for other countries”.


              

    Taiwan warns of possible attack if China's slowdown 'becomes serious'

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    Beijing could resort to military conflict with self-ruled Taiwan to divert domestic pressure if a slowdown in the world's second largest economy amid trade war threatens the legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party, the island's foreign minister has said.

              

    06/15/2020 - Food Taipei

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    Taiwan is a vital market for U.S. foods. Exhibit at Food Taipei (booth package available) and register for tradeshow enhancement services which include: interpreter, pre-event product research, translation of up to 2 pages of product information, retail tour and market briefing, assistance with follow up in the local language, assistance during the show from in-market representative.
              

    Taiwan Excellence präsentiert auf AAPEX fortschrittliche Technologien für den Automobil-Nachrüstmarkt

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    A Sa Puh Luh Outdoor Table Show

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    A Sa Puh Luh Outdoor Table Show is not only a live drama performance involving artists, local people, and students but a results exhibition of Stacy Makishi’s workshop. In this performance, Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government, National Cheng Kung University, and the artist Stacy Makishi try to bolster public cultural access and enhance the local cultural awareness. Stacy Makishi’s workshop gives the participants unforgettable memories and challenging experience of art creation. Every participants’ forms of works are various from happy cheers, deep missing to low whispers, but they’re all self-exploration and self-sharing. The participants throw themselves unreservedly into to art creating to discover their true selves. On performance days, in addition to the performance, some innovative creations and handicrafts stalls will be put up around the performance area. Come to join our event, A Sa Puh Luh Outdoor Table Show, with craft stalls. Take part in this energetic, optimistic and eccentric performance. Event: A Sa Puh Luh Outdoor Table Show (阿灑步路扮一桌工作坊) Time: 19:30-21:30 Date: Nov. 1st to 3rd Venue: the temple court of Ren Shou Temple, Gueiren(歸仁仁壽宮廟埕) No. 16, Sec. 2, Wenhua St., Guiren Dist., Tainan City, Taiwan Fees: free For more information on A Sa Puh Luh Outdoor Table Show, please visit the Facebook page (https://bit.ly/2ZoExZl). Posted: 2019-11-07 Source: Weng Ching-yi(翁靜儀), Yonghua Cultural Center Management Division Tel: 06-3306505 ext.108 E-MAIL: svea18@mail.tainan.gov.tw
              

    Tech Shares May Weigh On Taiwan Stock Market

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    The Taiwan stock market has climbed higher in four straight sessions, advancing almost 300 points or 2.8 percent along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just above the 11,650-point plateau although the rally may stall on Thursday.
              

    Taiwan warns of possible attack if China's slowdown 'becomes serious'

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    Taiwan warns of possible attack if China's slowdown 'becomes serious'Beijing could resort to military conflict with self-ruled Taiwan to divert domestic pressure if a slowdown in the world's second largest economy amid trade war threatens the legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party, the island's foreign minister has said. As Taiwan's presidential elections approach in January, China has stepped up a campaign to "reunify" with what it considers a wayward province, wooing away the island's few diplomatic allies and flying regular bomber patrols around it. In an interview with Reuters, Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu drew attention to China's slowing economy amid its bitter trade war with the United States.



              

    You Sunk My Battleship

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    Preface

    People who make military policy and amateurs who follow it alike are in something of a vacuum when it comes to naval warfare.  While the Navy is a very large share of the United States Defense Department budget, there have been so few skirmishes in the past fifty years or so that it is hard to get a reality check on the multi-billion dollar expenditures involved. The few incidents which have occurred, meanwhile, have taken on disproportionate importance.  

    While some naval history is too distant to be of much use, from the ramming battles between glorified rowboats of the Greeks, to the days of sails and cannons, it is fair, at least, to look at the experience of World War II, the last full fledged blue sea naval campaign in world history.  This experience has informed much of the current conventional wisdom regarding naval warfare, and while the lessons learned in World War II need to be updated to reflect technological advances that have taken place since then, they are too recent to safely ignore.

    Among other things, World War II taught the lesson that the heavy armor of a battleship was no match for modern offensive weapons. 

    As the Wikipedia article linked above explains:
    Battleships were the largest and most complex, and hence the most expensive warships of their time; as a result, the value of investment in battleships has always been contested. 
    As the French politician Etienne Lamy wrote in 1879, "The construction of battleships is so costly, their effectiveness so uncertain and of such short duration, that the enterprise of creating an armored fleet seems to leave fruitless the perseverance of a people". The Jeune École school of thought of the 1870s and 1880s sought alternatives to the crippling expense and debatable utility of a conventional battlefleet. It proposed what would nowadays be termed a sea denial strategy, based on fast, long-ranged cruisers for commerce raiding and torpedo boat flotillas to attack enemy ships attempting to blockade French ports. 
    The ideas of the Jeune École were ahead of their time; it was not until the 20th century that efficient mines, torpedoes, submarines, and aircraft were available that allowed similar ideas to be effectively implemented. The determination of powers such as Germany to build battlefleets with which to confront much stronger rivals has been criticised by historians, who emphasise the futility of investment in a battlefleet that has no chance of matching its opponent in an actual battle.
    Large Warships In Existing Navies

    Today, there are only two ships of the battleship class in the world, both in the Russian Navy, only one of which is in active service, the 28,000 ton Admiral Nakhimov commissioned in 1988 is currently undergoing refit and is out of service, and the 28,000 ton Pyotr Velikiy, of the same class commissioned in 1998 is in active service.  

    The 14,564 ton Zumwalt class destroyer of the U.S. Navy, the largest warship in the U.S. Navy that is not an aircraft carrier or non-combatant logistics ship, and is is arguably misclassified as a destroyer deserves a battleship designation. Just three Zumwalt class destroyers have three have been built (and no more have been ordered). One was commissioned in 2016, one was commissioned in 2019, and one is awaiting a commission later this year. It cost $7.5 billion per ship of total cost to build and has been severely criticized:
    Mike Fredenburg analyzed the program for National Review after Zumwalt broke down in the Panama Canal in November 2016, and he concluded that the ship's problems "are emblematic of a defense procurement system that is rapidly losing its ability to meet our national security needs." Fredenburg went on to detail problems relating to the skyrocketing costs, lack of accountability, unrealistic goals, a flawed concept of operations, the perils of designing a warship around stealth, and the failure of the Advanced Gun System. He concludes:

    "The Zumwalt is an unmitigated disaster. Clearly it is not a good fit as a frontline warship. With its guns neutered, its role as a primary anti-submarine-warfare asset in question, its anti-air-warfare capabilities inferior to those of our current workhorse, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, and its stealth not nearly as advantageous as advertised, the Zumwalt seems to be a ship without a mission."
    Indeed, only twenty navies in the world have surface warships (including aircraft carriers, but not transport ships) larger than a frigate: U.S. (111), Japan (48), China (33), Russia (20), India (14), France (14), United Kingdom (7), Norway (5), Italy (4), Taiwan (4), Netherlands (4), Denmark (3), Germany (3), South Korea (3), Egypt (3), Saudi Arabia (3), Spain (2), Brazil (1), Thailand (1), and Morocco (1).

    Only seven of these countries (China, Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Thailand and Morocco) would plausibly be U.S. naval warfare adversaries in the foreseeable future (while many of the remaining thirteen countries would likely be allies of the U.S. in an future naval warfare in their region). These seven plausible adversaries have 62 large surface warships ships combined. Of these only China and Russia are really serious concerns militarily and they have 53 large surface warships combined.

    The Russian fleet's large ships, moreover, are split between several global regions that are distant from each other in some case (Northern, Baltic, Black Sea and Pacific). The aircraft carrier, the battleship, one smaller cruiser, and six destroyers are in Russia's Northern fleet. One smaller cruiser and five destroyers are in Russia's Pacific fleet. One of its smaller cruisers and one of its destroyers are in Russia's Black Sea fleet. Three of its destroyers are in Russia's Baltic fleet.

    Several other plausible U.S. naval warfare adversaries such as Iran and North Korea have submarines but no large surface combatants.

    Currently, the U.S. has 20 aircraft carriers (11 "super carriers" of 100,000 tons or more, and 9 amphibious assault ships which can carry helicopters, Osprey aircraft, Harrier aircraft or F-35B aircraft of 40,000-45,000 tons), Italy has 2, Japan has 4, France has 4, Australia has 2, Egypt has 2, and Brazil, China, India, Russia, Spain, Thailand and the United Kingdom each have one. In all there are 42 aircraft carriers in active naval service in the world.

    Five aircraft carriers (one each from the U.K., China, Russia, India and France in order of size) are between the size of a U.S. super carrier and the smallest U.S. amphibious assault ship ranging from 42,000 to 65,000 tons (and only four of these from the China, Russia, India and France, and the ten U.S. super carriers, allow for something other than a vertical landing). The other eighteen aircraft carriers range from 11,486 tons to 27,100 tons (eleven of which are restricted to vertical takeoff and landing aircraft such as helicopters and the MV-22 Osprey). All twenty-seven carriers under 42,000 tons and two larger aircraft (one from the U.S. at 45,000 tons and one from the U.K. at 65,000 tons) are restricted either to short takeoff vertical landing aircraft such as an F-35B or a Harrier, or to vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.

    Eleven more carriers (including two that are only VTOL carriers) are undergoing sea trials or ordered: the U.S. 3, China 3, and South Korea, India, Italy and Turkey one each.

    Currently, the U.S. has 22 cruisers (10,000 tons each) and Russia has 4 (one battleship with 28,000 tons and three cruisers with 12,500 tons) in active service. In all there are 27 cruisers in active naval service in the world. The U.S. cruisers are virtually indistinguishable from its destroyers and slightly inferior to them as they are older designs.

    Currently, the U.S. has 69 destroyers (including 2 of the Zumwalt class), Japan has 44, China has 32, Russia has 15, India has 13, France has 10, the U.K. has 6, Norway has 5Taiwan has 4, the Netherlands has 4Germany has 3, Denmark has 3South Korea has 3Saudi Arabia has 3, Italy has 2, Egypt has 1, Morocco has 1, and Spain has 1. The largest destroyer in active service (other than the two Zumwalt class destroyers in active service) is 10,290 tons and many of which are considerably smaller. Some of the destroyer class ships are larger, more capable ships actually called frigates in an effort to make comparisons comparable. All ships classified as frigates for these purposes are under 5,000 tons, although a few particularly capable frigates between 4,000 and 5,000 tons are classified as destroyers. There are 219 destroyers in all of the world's navies combined.

    In all there are 42 aircraft carriers over 11,000 tons and 7 other surface combatants over 11,000 tons in naval service in the world. Of those, 20 aircraft carriers and 2 other surface combatants are in the U.S. Navy and 1 aircraft carrier and 4 other surface combatants (one battleship and three cruisers) are in the Russian Navy. The other navies of the world have 21 aircraft carriers, only 10 of which are more than VTOL helicopter carriers. There are 244 other surface combatants bigger than frigates in the world in active naval service (of which 67 are in the U.S. Navy and 15 are in the Russian Navy).

    The Japanese Naval Experience

    The case that really brought this home for the Japanese was the sinking of the battleship Yamato.  This 71,000 ton ship with massive 18 inch guns was tough.  It  had previously survived a hit from a torpedo delivered by a U.S. submarine on Christmas Day in 1943, and two bombs that hit it in October of 1944, in the Leyte Gulf.  Two more 36,000 ton Japanese battleships, the Fuso and the Yamashiro, were sunk by naval gunfire and torpedoes in that same October battle.  Bombs damaged the 39,000 ton Japanese battleship Nagato in the battle of the Leyte Gulf badly enough to remove it from action. Ultimately, air power prevailed over the big guns and heavy armor of the pinnacle of the battleship era.  On April 7, 1945, the Yamato was sunk by carrier based U.S. aircraft and it took 2,498 Japanese sailors with it.  The 32,000 ton Japanese battleship Ise (already removed from service nine months earlier by a mine), and Japanese battleships Hyunga and Haruna were sunk by carrier based U.S. aircraft in July of 1945.

    Japan had already lost its 32,000 ton battlecruiser Kirishima to 16” naval gunfire from the 47,000 ton American battleship Washington in 1942 in one of the last of the battles that went according traditional naval models of close range ship to ship combat, in this case, at a range of a mile and a half.  The 28,000 ton Japanese battleship Kongo was sunk by a submarine in November of 1944.  Its three sister ships were sunk by U.S. aircraft in World War II.

    The American Naval Experience in World War II

    Americans remember Pearl Harbor.  Yes, this carrier based air attack was a surprise.  But, a heavily armored hull did not prevent this attack from sinking the 32,000 ton U.S. battleship Arizona and three other battleships.  Four more battleships were seriously damaged, the 29,000 ton American battleship Nevada among them, although the Nevada was ultimately returned to service and survived further battle damage on multiple occasions.  Few naval strategists before Pearl Harbor had realized how vulnerable the fleet was to aerial attack.

    The 33,000 ton American battleship Idaho ran aground off Okinawa in June of 1945.  American battleship Pennsylvania,  a sister ship of the Arizona, was taken out of action by enemy aircraft in August of 1945.

    The 45,000 ton American battleship Indiana did exhibit the resilience in the face of damage which battleships are legendary for notwithstanding a mixed experience in real life.  It survived both a collision and a hit by a kamakazi pilot in 1944, and serious storm damage in 1945, yet survived until decommissioning in 1963.  The 45,000 ton South Dakota similarly sustained and survived repeated battle damage. The 56,000 ton American battleship Iowa likewise survived serious damage from shore fire sustained in March of 1944, and the 47,000 ton battleship Washington survived a 1942 torpedo hit from a Japanese submarine and a 1945 friendly fire incident.

    The German Naval Experience in World War II

    Germany’s 51,000 ton battleship the Bismark found its fate at the bottom of the sea in May of 1941.  The British Royal Air Force damaged the 40,000 ton German battleship Gneisenau to the point that it never again was useable as a battleship in 1942.  Sister German battleship Scharnhorst, however, survived in the face of a seemingly never ending barrage of hits sustained.

    The Italian and Vichy French Naval Experiences in World War II

    Both Italy and Vichy France both saw battleships destroyed in port before they were ever launched.  

    The planned 48,000 ton battleship Clemenceau was destroyed in its French port during a bombing raid in August 1944.  The 36,000 ton battleship Dunkerque, in the hands of the Vichy French, was damaged sufficiently to be taken out of action, and lost one in seven of its crew members, in July of 1940, by a combination of British warship attacks and torpedoes in two separate incidents.

    The 30,000 ton Italian battleship Duilio wasn’t actually sunk, but a British bombing raid in November of 1940 took it out of service for about a year, and the ship served only a brief secondary role in World War II thereafter.  The 46,000 ton battleship Vittorio Veneto was taken out of action by British aircraft in 1941, then by a submarine, and then 1943 by another aircraft.  The 47,000 ton Italian battleship Littorio was taken out of commission by British aircraft by June of 1942.

    The Spanish Naval Experience in World War II

    The 16,000 ton battleship Espana was sunk by a “friendly” mine in July of 1937 during the Spanish civil war, killing a third of the sailors on board.

    The British Naval Experience in World Wars I and II.

    While it predates World War II, it is worth recalling that the 22,000 ton British battleship Dreadnought (the second of that name launched in 1906) which became synonymous with the very notion of a battleship, sank only one enemy vessel, a German submarine, in all of World War I.  It achieved this end not with its ten 12” guns, but with a methodology as old as Greek naval warfare.  It rammed it.

    German dive bombing planes took the 30,000 ton British battleship Iron Duke out of service on October 17, 1939.  It Italian airplane’s torpedo took the 38,000 ton British battleship Nelson out of service for a year on September 27, 1941.  The British lost the 42,000 ton battleship Prince of Wales in December of 1941 to an attack by Japanese aircraft, after having suffered serious damage from naval guns, which was repaired, earlier that same year.  The 33,000 ton British battleship Queen Elizabeth was removed from service when an Italian frogman bombed it while it was in harbor that same month.

              

    Chinese Webcam Chat

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    Chinese Live Chat This Taiwan webcam video is of a tamil girl who is having sex with her lover. She studies in a college in Chennai ans she met her lover in college only. Both of them fell in love with each other and used to kiss each other often. One day, the boy asked […]
              

    Opening Day

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    As much as we're excited to serve you the best Taiwanese desserts, we would like to share that our opening date will officially be on NOVEMBER 8, 2019! As a treat, the FIRST 50 customers on that day will get a free dessert bowl from us! See you!
              

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    Diaz: Thirst for more, fight for country

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    Weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz is set for a 23-day “isolated training” in Taiwan as she steps up on her preparations for the coming Southeast Asian Games.
              

    *EXPIRED* Buff Knight Advanced - Retro RPG Runner

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    Rating: 4.5/5

    You can also play it FREE with the free-to-play version, but there will be some banner ads.
    ※ The regular version gives 5 gems to all new players and additional 10 gems everytime when a players ascends his/her character.

    Buff Knight Advanced is a 2D Pixel RPG where a player's character is constantly on the move. Kill the incoming enemies with your sword and spells! Stronger monsters will get in the way as you progress, and eventually defeat the player. Collect artifacts and upgrade your weapon and armors to fight against them and become the most powerful knight ever!

    Buff Knight Advanced is the official successor to Buff Knight, a critically acclaimed mobile version with more than 1.5 million downloads, and the recipient of numerous awards, such as becoming the #1 paid RPG in Sweden, Japan and Taiwan, in addition to the #1 paid game in Korea.


    ▣ Game Features
    - AWESOME & EPIC 8 bit retro sounds and pixel graphics!
    - 12 Different stage!
    - 12 Different bosses!
    - 2 playable characters! Play as Buff Knight OR Buffy the Sorceress!
    - Use your sword or spells to fight the incoming monsters!
    - Develop your own strategies – There are tons of different ways to strengthen your character.
    - Collect 20 ancient artifacts with special abilities and upgrade them to strengthen their power!
    - You can switch your artifacts during the gameplay now!
    - Try out the new charge attack and special items against the enemies!
    - Upgrade your weapon and armors - Your gears have multiple levels of upgrades!
    - Player ranking system – How good are you?

    ▣ Special Items
    - Shoes : Makes you invincible and dash through enemies.
    - Sword : You need much less time to charge your attacks.
    - Mushroom : Improves your melee attack damage x2 stronger.
    - Magic Scroll : Calls meteor strike from the sky.
    - Potion : Regenerate your health and mana immediately.
    - Bomb : Throws powerful bombs to the enemies ahead.

    ▣ Game Tips!
    - Hold your attack button until your hero flashes and release it to use your "Charge Attack."
    - If you use the lightning attack when monsters are in the air, the game goes into a slow motion for a short period of time. Touch the monsters repeatly to activate your combo attack.
    - If your charge timing is just right, you can charge your attack while your auto-attack is active.
    - You can switch your artifacts during the gameplay in the pause menu.
              

    Asian stocks mostly lower after US indexes hit pause

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    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday after a meandering day of trading in the U.S. left stock indexes close to their record highs.

    The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.3% to 2,969.81. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was down 0.1% at 23,275.17. Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank 0.4% to 27,589.65 and South Korea's Kospi shed 0.2% to 2,140.64.

    Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 advanced 0.9% to 6,717.40, making it the best performer across regional markets. India's Sensex gained 0.5% to 40,651.44. Benchmarks in New Zealand advanced while Taiwan and Singapore declined.

    Earlier, a Reuters report that the United States and China may delay signing "Phase 1" of their trade deal until December sent U.S. shares decisively lower by midday. However, the drop didn't last long.

    After sinking 0.3%, the S&P 500 erased its loss within about two hours. The index closed 2.16 points, or 0.1% higher, at 3,076.78. It's within two points of its record.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average less than 0.1% to 27,492.56, and the Nasdaq composite fell 0.3% to 8,410.63.

    The U.S.-China trade war has been a top concern for investors since early 2018, and momentum has recently been tilting toward at least a partial agreement. That, combined with encouraging reports on the economy and corporate profits, have recently propelled U.S. indexes past their prior peaks from July to all-time highs.

    While acknowledging that trade talks could easily falter again, Jeff Mills, chief investment officer at Bryn Mawr Trust, said both sides have an incentive to come to a deal. China's economic growth has slowed under the weight of increased U.S. tariffs. President Donald Trump's chances of re-election, meanwhile, likely hinge in large part on the economy, and a worsening trade war would only sour it.

    Mills is optimistic...


              

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    2019/10/30 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
              

    No request for help from HK on robbery suspect: CIB

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    The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday said that it had not received a request from the Hong Kong Police Force for information regarding a Taiwanese suspected of robbing a shopkeeper in the territory and fleeing to Taiwan.
              

    Criticism leads to TRA U-turn on facial recognition

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    The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) yesterday said that it would not activate the facial-recognition feature of its new smart surveillance system after lawmakers voiced their concerns over privacy issues.
              

    Taiwan biggest trade spat beneficiary

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    The US-China trade dispute that began last year has hurt the economies of both nations, but helped others by diverting production to their markets, with Taiwan the biggest beneficiary, a UN report released on Tuesday says.
              

    Crowdfunding nets NT$6mn to give bookstore a home

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    Hong Konger Lam Wing-kee () raised nearly NT$6 million (US$197,368) through a fundraising site over a two-month period to finance the opening of Causeway Bay Books in Taiwan, more than double his initial target.
              

    SVĚT: Umění padělané a kradené

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    Slýcháme chmurné předpovědi, že ze světa postupně zmizí vše původní, autentické, originální. Tento náš umělý, přeumělkovaný plastický svět nabízí substituce, náhražky náhražek. Umělé maso. Na Taiwanu již vyrábějí jedlé talíře.
              

    青商展愛--讓愛蔓延到北歐愛沙尼亞

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    在我國駐拉脫維亞辦事處金星大使及兩國國會交流協會 會長許毓仁立委的協助,國際青年商會中華民國總會(JCI TAIWAN)與愛沙尼亞國會議員合作推動「關懷孩童計畫」,今早(當地時間11/5)由王國贊組務副會長率領幹部前往愛沙尼亞國會,由國會前副議長友臺小組主席Kalle Laanet及Juri Jaanson, Mihhail Korb 及Madis Milling 三位議員代表接待,國際青年商會中華民國總會募集捐款贈與當地四個單位共計2萬歐元,受到愛沙尼亞相關單位熱烈感謝。 友臺小組主席Kalle Laanet表示這是兩國友誼的開始,並希望兩國人民能夠更加友好,並堅定支持台灣。 國際青年商會中華民國總會(JCI TAIWAN) 王國贊組務副會長率領幹部及會員近50人於2019/11/3至11/8前往北歐愛沙尼亞首都塔林參加JCI世界大會。 王副會長表示此次不遠千里到愛沙尼亞參加 JCI世界大會,在滿檔行程中,非常榮幸拜訪愛沙尼亞國會,同時開啟兩國的合作計畫賦予此行更具意義。JCI TAIWAN身為國際NGO組織,不僅致力於發展青年人積極正向的改變,在臺灣與世界同步推動UN SDGs之17項目標,積極的參與國際會議與活動。 此次的國際孩童合作計畫,符合SDGs中第四項 優質教育與第十項 消滅不平等,希望透過台灣青年的大愛精神,為愛沙尼亞孩童帶來溫暖,協助當地孩童有正向快樂的發展機會,每一個孩童快樂自信的笑容就是我們最大的收穫。 國際青年商會中華民國總會由18-40歲青年組織的NGO團體,肩負積極公民之責,並發揮國際社團特色在世界舞台展現台灣青年的熱情,把握每一次讓世界看見台灣的機會。 ●受贈之公益團體為:1.NGO Eriline Maailm 2.Haraka Kodu(年輕身心殘障病患之家)3.薩爾馬島(愛沙尼亞大離島) MT(NPO) Meelespea4.帕努市 Parnu County Children's Rich Families Association(提升兒童及家庭價值協會)
              

    Topic "Returning to Canada" a message from PMM

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    CynCardew wrote:
    I'm a Canadian married to an English man (UK) and together we have 2 Canadian Children, both born in Canada. We've lived in France for 7 years.

    My husband had a Permanent Resident Card in Canada but as it had expired while we were living in France, as we were planning a visit back to Canada, he needed to renounce it in order to apply for an ETA. We plan on moving back permanently next year, will he have to reapply for a Permanent Resident Card all over again?
    If yes, can he start the application process from France before our return? Knowing he'd have to go back to Canada for appointments or signing paperwork.
    For me and the kids, do we just start on paperwork (licence, healthcard etc) once we return?

    Thanks for any help or advice.


    1. No, the PR card is only the indication that a person has PR status, your spouse renounced his PR status. (He didn't have to do that, as he was accompanying a Canadian citizen spouse residing abroad he would have maintained his PR status, and only would have required a PR Travel Document to return to Canada) But that's water under the bridged.
    2. You will have to sponsor him. As a Canadian citizen residing abroad you can start the process, but will have to demonstrate what steps you have made to return to Canada if he is issued a PR visa (COPR). \
    3. If you sponsor abroad, any interviews would be held at the overseas processing office.

    4. You and your children will (depending) on the Province where you intend to settle, will most likely have a 3 months waiting period for Health Insurance after your arrival. Depending on what Drivers License you hold, it will be a straight swap for a Provincial DL. DLs that can be swapped


    • Austria

    • Australia

    • France

    • Germany

    • Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey

    • Ireland

    • Japan

    • Netherlands

      • Except former territories in Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten.

    • New Zealand

    • South Korea (not motorcycles)

    • Switzerland

    • Taiwan (not motorcycles)


              

    The Biggest Events You Should Know About This Weekend

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    A weekend guide to the biggest local events. by Stranger EverOut Staff All week long, we've been posting lists of Seattle events to keep you busy, but we realize there's a lot to sort through. So, if you only have time to read one list, make it this one: We've plucked the biggest events you need to know about in every genre, from the HUMP! Film Festival to an evening with David Sedaris to the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival.

    HOLIDAY MARKETS & FESTIVALS

    Best of the Northwest Art & Fine Craft Show
    See and shop work by over 100 local artists and artisans at the 31st edition of this annual market, which will also have food trucks.
    Friday-Sunday, Magnuson Park Hangar 30 (Sand Point)

    The Farewell Glitter Sale 2019
    Seattle Goodwill will add some pizzazz to the winter of your discontent with their annual sale of all things sparkly: shoes, evening wear, purses and accessories, and more. This is the final year of this event, so make it count.
    Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Goodwill (Downtown)

    Finnish Christmas Market
    Get a taste of Finland at this annual Joulumarkkinat featuring crafts, gifts, music and dancing, and traditional treats (like pea soup, sandwiches, and pulla sweet bread). The coffee will be free!
    Saturday, Swedish Cultural Center (Queen Anne)

    Newport Ski Swap
    Winter sports season is fast approaching, so now's a good time to swap gear you don't want for gear you do want. At this 34th annual event, you'll find over 10,000 new and used snow sports items. 
    Friday-Saturday, Newport High School (Bellevue) 

    Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird
    Shop for goods from over 85 indie artisans to sate all your kitschy needs and desires.
    Saturday-Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds (Edmonds)

    One-Day Better Book Sale
    Find gifts for your bookwormy loved ones starting at just three bucks. 
    Saturday, North Seattle College

    Swanson's Reindeer Festival
    Shop a variety of seasonal plants, bulbs, arrangements, and Christmas trees, as well as other gifts like books, jewelry, and home decor, at the decked-out nursery. Plus, visit with Santa and his real-life reindeer, check out model trains, and enjoy live music throughout the season.
    Saturday-Sunday, Swanson's Nursery (Ballard)

    FOOD & DRINK FESTIVALS

    AAJA Seattle Chef Showcase 2019
    Bid on auction items and sample food from celebrated local eateries like Adana, Hood Famous, and Nirmal's, all for the good cause of supporting the Asian American Journalists Association.
    Friday, Wing Luke Museum (Chinatown-International District)

    America's Test Kitchen Seattle Eats Festival
    It’s the return of public TV’s favorite cooking show, America’s Test Kitchen, for the Seattle Eats Festival, which is definitely cause for culinary celebration. The two-day event kicks off at Block 41 with ATK’s Cheers to 20 Years anniversary celebration, a party to benefit local nonprofit FareStart (which helps people experiencing homelessness or poverty with training and jobs in the service industry), and celebrate the release of ATK’s new How to Cocktail cookbook. ATK hosts and test cooks will be on hand (including mains Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison), with well-regarded local mixologists (like Amanda Reed of Heartwood Provisions) and chefs (Adana’s Shota Nakajima among them) serving bites and cocktails. The main event occurs the following day, with a bevy of local restaurants, cafes, eateries, and the chefs behind them offering food and drink alongside an afternoon of ATK-led cooking demos (like a how-to on Torta Caprese Italian chocolate almond cake, which is gluten-free and all for me), cookbook signings, photo ops, and more. This year’s featured guest chef is venerable Iron Chef-famed Masaharu Morimoto, who just opened a restaurant in Chinatown/ID. LEILANI POLK
    Friday-Saturday, Bell Harbor International Conference Center (Downtown)

    K’URB Street Food Market Pop-Up
    Enjoy a curbside feast with "hyperlocal, globally inspired" cuisine from local vendors like T'Juana Tacos, Piroshky Piroshky, BeanFish Taiyaki, Kismet Turkish Cafe and Bakery, and more.
    Sunday, Fremont Sunday Market

    Northwest Chocolate Festival 2019
    Now in its 10th year, this gathering of artisan chocolate makers actually extends beyond the Northwest to more than 20 countries around the globe, with exhibitors like beloved Seattle staples Fran’s and Bakery Nouveau, and Portland’s Moonstruck Chocolate and Bees and Beans joining names like Theo and Philo Artisan Chocolates (from the Philippines), Hogarth Craft Chocolates (New Zealand), Al Nassma Chocolate (Dubai), and FuWan Chocolate (Taiwan), among so many others. You’ll find milk and dark chocolate, truffles, bonbons, caramels, molten cakes, decadent desserts, and plenty more, in addition to enjoying demos, educational workshops and seminars, cooking classes, and tastings. Look, it’s a shit-ton of chocolate, okay? How can you argue with that? You can’t. Go get blissed. LEILANI POLK
    Saturday, Smith Cove Cruise Terminal (Interbay)

    Snohomish BrewFest
    Choose from 75 beers from over 30 local craft brewers and feast on chicken sliders, brats, mac and cheese, brownies, bacon, and more comfort food. (According to the organizers, some attendees like to adorn themselves with a homemade pretzel necklace, so do with that information what you will.)
    Friday, Thomas Family Farm (Snohomish)

    South Sound Winter Beer Festival
    This craft beer festival promises seasonal staples like "dark imperial stouts, roasty porters, strong beers, Scottish ales, barrel-aged surprises, spiced ales, piney IPAs" and much more from over 30 Washington breweries.
    Saturday, Washington State Fair Events Center (Puyallup)

    OTHER FESTIVALS & COMMUNITY EVENTS

    Adult Swim
    Meet a gigantic Pacific octopus, snap selfies with a diver, snack on hors d’oeuvres, sip drinks, and groove to music by KEXP DJ Troy Nelson at this "after-hours aquarium experience."
    Friday, Seattle Aquarium (Downtown)

    Auburn Veterans Day Parade
    This 54th annual parade and observance in Auburn—named Washington's Regional Site for celebrating the holiday by the Veterans Day National Committee and the US Department of Veterans Affairs—features high school marching bands, military vehicles, honor guards, and other such fanfare.
    Saturday, Auburn Main Street

    Hmong New Year Celebration
    Celebrate the Hmong cultural traditions of China, Laos, and Thailand with a New Year celebration replete with a ball-tossing ritual, flower cloth sessions, live performances, and food.
    Saturday, Seattle Center

    Short Run Comix & Arts Festival
    In 2018, Stranger lit critic Rich Smith wrote of Short Run: "You’re going. You’re bringing at LEAST $50 cash. You’re picking up new art books, zines, buttons, and little strips of beautiful screen-printed ephemera from more than 270 internationally/nationally/locally-renowned comics creators." All this applies for the ninth edition of Short Run, only it'll be even bigger. This year's artists will include Jasjyot Singh Hans, Glynnis Fawkes, Marc Bell, Malaka Gharib, and Jul Gordon. (Mexican artist Abraham Diaz will unfortunately not be present, having been denied a visa.) There will also be a screening of a collection of the late, lamented Bruce Bickford's animation, courtesy of Clyde Petersen and friends. Head to the afterparty at the Vera Project once you're done shopping.
    Saturday, Fisher Pavilion (Seattle Center)

    PERFORMANCES

    Beautiful
    The dancers of Can Can and powerhouse singer Renee Holiday (formerly Shaprece, who "ranks among the Northwest’s most radiant, soulful vocalists and producers of torch-song-centric electronic music," per Dave Segal) collaborate on this sensuous coming-of-age story, featuring a leading performance by Holiday and new choreography.
    Friday-Sunday, Can Can (Downtown)

    Dracula
    Dracula will be breathed to life yet again when playwright Steven Dietz's adaptation of the Bram Stoker tale is revived and revised specifically for ACT Theatre. In this Dracula, the focus shifts to Mina Murray Harker. Her character has always been ripe for a reckoning or a refresh, or both. She is the source of endless fascination, because she is an obvious heroine in Stoker's novel, pure of heart and mind, and yet she's just as much a casualty of Dracula's desires as her poor friend Lucy. No matter how many gender norms Stoker challenged, it was still the Victorian era. Mina could be given only so much agency. "But to simply make her a victim was super unsatisfying to all of us," director John Langs explained. "So Steven has done some reworking of the story, and she really comes to the forefront. The hunted becomes the hunter in this particular adaptation." LEILANI POLK
    Friday-Sunday, ACT Theatre (Downtown)

    The Great Moment
    Playwright Anna Ziegler earned a lot of attention in 2015 for Photograph 51, a well-received bio-drama about Rosalind Franklin, the woman who discovered DNA. Nicole Kidman played the starring role, everybody loved it, and Ziegler was praised for her "fair-minded and philosophical" (New York Times) approach to character building. Ziegler will likely bring that same talent for creating multidimensional characters to The Great Moment, which will have its world premiere at the Seattle Rep. According to press materials, the story follows a woman named Sarah, who is watching her grandfather slowly die while she raises her son. Alexandra Tavares plays the lead in this, and I've loved everything I've ever seen her in. RICH SMITH
    Friday-Sunday, Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)

    Locally Sourced
    Three local choreographers will present three brand-new works for Pacific Northwest Ballet, all of which pique my curiosity for different reasons. Tony-nominated choreographer Donald Byrd often uses dance to examine acts of violence levied against minorities, so it'll be interesting to see how music by Emmanuel Witzthum, who creates warm, morning-light compositions, works into his vision. Bellevue-based choreographer Eva Stone, who produces the CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work festival, will have a new piece called F O I L. She often challenges assumptions about gender in her work, and her recent collaboration with Au Collective at PNB & SAM’s Sculptured Dance ruled. And PNB corps member Miles Pertl makes his choreographic debut with music from Stranger Genius Award finalist Jherek Bischoff, whose soaring indie compositions always make me feel better about life. RICH SMITH
    Friday-Saturday, McCaw Hall (Seattle Center)

    Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
    A cast of touring ballet dancers from Moscow will take their 27th tour across the United States to perform the Great Russian Nutcracker, which promises puppets and amazing costumes.
    Friday, Paramount Theatre (Downtown)

    Seattle International Comedy Competition 2019
    For nearly all of November, a lengthy last-comic-standing battle rages. Thirty-two comedians (split into two batches, each of which performs every night for one week) start the contest, and one will finish a champion. Celebrity judges and audience reactions determine who passes the preliminaries and who becomes a finalist. See the first week's schedule here.
    Friday–Sunday, Various locations

    Shout, Sister, Shout!
    Rejoice in the music and power of the "Godmother of Rock 'n' Roll," Rosetta Tharpe, the amazing singer and guitarist who transformed American music.
    Friday-Sunday, Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle Center)

    SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque
    SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque promises geek-friendly burlesque performance, with references to Star Wars, Rick and Morty, Stranger Things, Sailor Moon, and other pop culture favorites.
    Friday, Benaroya Hall (Downtown)

    The Tempest
    Accomplished director Annie Lareau (Cornish College of the Arts' Much Ado About Nothing, many Seattle Public Theater productions), will tackle Shakespeare's fantastical final work about an island wizard, his hot daughter, his nonhuman slaves, and his princely prisoner. This staging will take place in an Edwardian castle, "one of the last periods before media started to infiltrate people's lives."
    Friday-Sunday, Center Theatre (Seattle Center)

    The Thanksgiving Play
    In this holiday comedy, Lakota playwright Larissa FastHorse takes aim at a group of white teaching artists who end up reasserting colonial ideology in their attempt to rid their teaching practice of that very same ideology. According to Jesse Green's review in the New York Times, the more cringe-inducing skits in the show are based on actual school lesson plans lifted from social-media posts: "They include potted history and offensive ditties and, in one case, a suggestion to split the pupils into Pilgrims and Indians 'so the Indians can practice sharing.'" Sounds like it'll be another fine entry into the growing canon of plays about white people fucking up something they're trying to fix. I'm unfamiliar with the actors in the show, but I have no doubt they'll flourish in the highly capable hands of director Kelly Kitchens. RICH SMITH
    Friday-Sunday, Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake)

    Where is home : birds of passage
    You know what's really scary? Concentration camps for asylum seekers at the border, constant ICE raids, border patrol separating children from their parents and not having the administrative infrastructure to unite them, and the state generally doing everything it can to dehumanize people who want to immigrate to this country. In her brand-new—and first-ever (!)—solo show, Where is home : birds of passage, local Italian American choreographer Alice Gosti aims to push back against the xenophobic narratives that drive these anti-immigrant policies. She'll draw from her own history with immigration as well as the larger history of Italian immigration to the United States in a spectacle that will run about three hours. As always with Gosti's work, you'll get to decide how much attention you want to devote to this performance. And the act of making that decision, of course, is part of the performance. RICH SMITH
    Friday-Sunday, ACT Theatre (Downtown)

    FILM FESTIVALS & OPENINGS

    Cinema Italian Style
    The Cinema Italian Style is a weeklong SIFF mini-festival featuring the best in contemporary Italian cinema.
    Friday-Sunday, SIFF Cinema Uptown (Queen Anne)

    'Doctor Sleep' Opening
    Danny Torrance, the psychic kid from The Shining, is all grown up—and messed up, understandably. When he meets a girl with the "shining," the same ability as his own, the two allies must fight a cult that tries to exploit their power.

    HUMP! Film Festival
    The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The 15th Annual HUMP! Film Festival festival features 21 short dirty movies—each less than five minutes—all created by people who aren't porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. The filmmakers and stars show us what they think is hot and sexy, creative and kinky, their ultimate turn-ons and their craziest fantasies. Our carefully curated program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity. HUMP! is a celebration of creative sexual expression. You will see films at HUMP! that shock you. You will see films at HUMP! that make you laugh. And you will see films at HUMP! that turn you on. You will also be touched by the sincerity and vulnerability with which these films are lovingly made. HUMP!'s main mission is to change the way America sees—and makes and shares—porn. DAN SAVAGE
    Friday-Sunday, On the Boards (Queen Anne)

    MAJOR CONCERTS & MUSIC EVENTS

    CATHEDRALS XXVIII: Jesca Hoop, Ken Stringfellow, Chloe Foy
    My first encounter with Jesca Hoop was on a little EP called Kismet I found in a stack of ignored CDs at my college radio station. It was short and intense, with enough winding moonlit passion to power a whole album (which, incidentally, it would do later in 2007). From that moment 12 years ago to 2016's Sub Pop release of her latest, Memories Are Now, Hoop has toured with Shearwater and Andrew Bird, among many other artists, released double digits’ worth of EPs and LPs, and grown in her abilities to maintain a level of sister-wife-survival-guide in a wading pool of folkloric intensities. This album holds promise for continued growth in the mythic forest realm her music inhabits, with a sense of matured centering, an innate feeling that her work has finally found a stronghold from which to blossom. KIM SELLING
    Friday, Saint Mark's Cathedral (Capitol Hill)

    Emerald City Soul Club 14th Annual Rare Soul Weekender
    A residency that’s been active for 14 years is an impressive feat of longevity in a town that can be pretty fickle. So it’s fitting that the anniversary celebration of Emerald City Soul Club—both a monthly event that gets hips shakin’ and asses quakin’, and the DJs who spin those righteously soulful sounds—stretches over several days. The festivities kick off with a meet and greet featuring weekender guest DJs and selectors at the Triple Door. Next, two nights (Friday and Saturday) of main events, Soul Nite #1 and #2, at the usual digs, Lo-Fi; expect rare R&B, soul, Latin, funk, crossover, and modern 45s played by top collectors/DJs from the US and Europe. ECSC DJ and Stranger staffer Mike Nipper gave me a sneak preview of songs that’ll likely be played sometime this weekend: Curtis Lee, “Is She in Your Town”; Joanie Sommers, “Don’t Pity Me”; Bernadette Bascom, “I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love”; Arnold Blair, “Trying to Get Next to You”; and the Incredibles, "Miss Treatment.” There’s also a Saturday daytime Big Dig Record Swap at Vermillion, and on Sunday, the All-Dayer Soul Survivor Party (actually, 4 p.m. to close) at Screwdriver. In sum, plenty of opportunities to gtf down. LEILANI POLK
    Friday-Sunday, Various locations

    Fisher, Claptone, Idris Elba, Weiss, Taiki Nulight, Little Fritter, Sean Majors
    The All My Friends Seattle crew is back to throw a third major bash after their explosive summer, which will feature sets by Fisher, Claptone, Idris Elba, Weiss, Taiki Nulight, Little Fritter, and Sean Majors on the You Little Beauty Tour.
    Saturday, WaMu Theatre (Sodo)

    Infected Mushroom
    Psychedelic trance innovators Infected Mushroom are a rare duo, combining live performance as a concert band with new explorations in electronica and dance music.
    Saturday, the Showbox (Downtown)

    Ladies & Gentleman, An Evening with Jason Mraz & Raining Jane
    Someone's got to be the less-douchey John Mayer, and there's no better contender than Jason Mraz, a perfectly good guy making perfectly nice music that will not make you cover your ears in horror should you happen to hear it on the radio or in the supermarket. He's funny, humble, pro-gay, and he wears hats. He'll be joined by '90s-bred folk-rock artist Raining Jane. DAVE SEGAL
    Saturday-Sunday, Paramount Theatre (Downtown)

    The Movie Music of John Williams
    If you do not know who John Williams is, do not bother reading what I have to say about him in this blurb. John Williams' greatest achievement as a film composer is his love theme “Han Solo and the Princess” for Han and Leia in The Empire Strikes Back. (You, the pop-culture ignoramus, are still reading! Yes, Williams composed the music for the Star Wars series, and also Jaws, Indiana Jones, and so on, and so on.) This love theme has all of the sensitivity and cheap beauty that made “Spartacus: Love Theme” a jazz standard. If the great jazz pianist Bill Evans were alive today (why don’t some people live forever?), he would have made pure magic out of Williams’s “Love Theme.” CHARLES MUDEDE
    Friday-Sunday, Benaroya Hall (Downtown)

    Seefeel, Dr. Troy
    You could say this is my most anticipated show of 2019; I've been waiting 26 years to catch Seefeel live. Led by guitarist/producer Mark Clifford and vocalist/guitarist Sarah Peacock, the group arose from the UK’s potent shoegaze/post-rock scene, but immediately established themselves as outliers, embracing dubby bass lines and Aphex Twin–like ambience on releases such as More Like Space and Quique. (It made sense that Richard D. James remixed the early Seefeel classic “Time to Find Me.”) Even more blissed-out and ethereal than My Bloody Valentine circa Loveless, Seefeel generated impossibly sensuous whirlpools of sound up through 1994's Starethrough EP. Their aesthetic gradually morphed into an alien strain of IDM while still retaining Seefeel's mesmerizing guitar daubs and disembodied dub vibrations. For this gig, I'm betting on a stunning career retrospective involving radical interpretations of old faves, with possibly some new tracks scattered throughout. DAVE SEGAL
    Friday, Neumos (Capitol Hill)

    Snails
    Bass music heavyweight and general eardrum-crusher Snails will return to Tacoma on his World Of Slime Tour.
    Saturday, Tacoma Dome

    Young Thug, Machine Gun Kelly, Polo G, Strick
    Since catching the ears of the rap cognoscenti with his 1017 Thug mixtape in 2013, Thugger has carved out his own path in popular rap through repetition and oddball yelps, scoring a steady string of singles like smashes “Stoner” and “Danny Glover” to his 2016 Jeffery mixtape, all recorded alongside a cadre of scene-defining producers, including London On Da Trak and Metro Boomin. NICK ZURKO
    Sunday, WaMu Theater (Sodo)

    READINGS & TALKS

    Adrienne Brodeur: Wild Game
    Brodeur writes about her very complicated adolescence in this memoir, subtitled My Mother, Her Lover, and Me. At 14, she became her mother's confidante during the latter's affair with her husband's best friend. Entertainment predicts that this tale of terrible parenting, its impacts, and the possibility of reconciliation may be the "next big memoir." Brodeur will read with Danya Kukafka.
    Friday, Elliott Bay Book Company (Capitol Hill)

    An Evening with David Sedaris
    He’s back. One of America’s most beloved writers and humorists returns to Seattle for his annual performance. It’s almost a tradition by now, the yearly visit from David Sedaris, as though your favorite uncle or the best friend you wish you had pops in for a night to read from whatever he’s working through. We’re lucky that way. No word yet on whether his material will be old or new (maybe both?) but, like always, he is sure to amuse. KATIE HERZOG
    Sunday, Benaroya Hall (Downtown)

    Novel Nights
    Raise money for Seattle's most beloved writing center, Hugo House, at this book club series featuring special guests (including the authors, if they're still alive!). The books you'll discuss this weekend are The Lord of the Rings on Friday and The Boys in the Boat (with author Daniel James Brown) on Saturday.
    Friday–Saturday, Hugo House (First Hill)

    SPORTS & RECREATION

    Sounders FC vs. Toronto FC Playoffs
    For the third time in four seasons, the Seattle Sounders will take on Toronto FC in the MLS Cup, the post-season championship game of Major League Soccer. If you can't make it to CenturyLink Field to catch the action, watch the game at one of the many local bars and restaurants that will host viewing parties.
    Sunday, CenturyLink Field (Pioneer Square)


              

    Why Are American Companies Helping China Build an Artificial Intelligence Authoritarian State?

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    William Giannetti

    Security, Americas

    Reuters

    If the future looks like China’s digital autocracy, then lawmakers ought to set a new standard for business ethics on the internet now, before it’s too late.

    President Xi Jinping wants China to dominate artificial intelligence by 2030. But all it seems the Middle Kingdom’s new AI entrepreneurs want to talk about ancient history. Take Kai-Fu Lee, for example. The founder of Face++ was born in Taiwan and emigrated to America when he was eleven. After earning a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon in the 1980s, he worked his way up at Apple, Microsoft, and eventually, Google. In his book AI Superpowers, he likens Chinese entrepreneurs to “gladiators” fighting in a new techwar arena, where it’s “kill or be killed.”

    Electricity brought America’s early twentieth-century industrial revolution to life. Lee predicts AI will electrify China’s next tech boom. To meet Xi’s goal, Lee says China is raising a well-trained army, but not one clad in breastplates and helmets. No, this new army is made up of businessmen, software developers and engineers who are hungry to make millions for China First. “The only recourse when an opponent strikes a low blow,” writes Lee, “is to launch a more damaging counterattack, one that can take the form of copying products [or] smearing opponents.” Other attacks come from China’s courts, whose cybersecurity laws abet intellectual property hijacking. Unforgiving magistrates will imprison foreign competitors if they don’t submit their designs to a one-sided national security review.

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    Taiwan top-3 foundries to see combined revenue hit another record high in 4Q19

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    Combined revenues of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) are expected to hit another record-high level in the fourth quarter of 2019, Digitimes Research estimates.
              

    CloudMile to set up AI R&D center in Taiwan

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    CloudMile, a Taiwan-based AI-based cloud computing service provider and strategic partner for Google Cloud Platform, will set up an AI R&D center in Taiwan, according to company founder and CEO Spencer Liu.
              

    Taiwan backend firms expanding testing capacities for 5G chipsets

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    Taiwan's backend specialists ASE Technology, Powertech Technology (PTI), King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Sigurd Microelectronics are all moving to ready additional capacities to meet ever-rising testing demand for 5G-related chips from chipmakers in China, the US and Taiwan, according to industry sources.
              

    Two PCB makers expected to share bulk of SLP orders for next iPhone

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    Taiwanese PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology (ZDT) and Austrian peer AT&S are expected to together land at least 50-60% of substrate-like PCB orders for Apple's next iPhones to be launched in 2020, according to industry sources.
              

    Taiwan white-box server shipments to rebound in 2020

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    Taiwan's white-box server shipments are expected to rebound in 2020 after public cloud datacenter players finish adjusting their inventory levels in 2019, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
              

    Taiwan IC supply chain cautious about China 5G incentive

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    China has recently offered to allow Taiwan-based firms to join the country's 5G technology R&D, standards formulation, network construction and product test, but most Taiwanese semiconductor supply chain players have remained cautious and even silent in response.
              

    Taiwan IC design houses see orders for USB-C devices pick up

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    Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen orders for USB Type-C power delivery (PD) and other USB-C chip solutions pick up, with order visibility extended through 2020, according to industry sources.
              

    The Seventh Fleet protects Freedom of Navigation. With Christopher Sharman @HooverInst

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    Image:  The Seventh Fleet's area of responsibility, 2009. Public domain: USN Fleets (2009).png @HooverInst . Christopher Sharman, Captain, USN, Seventh Fleet, and Naval Intelligence; & Hoover National Security Affairs Fellow, starts with military intell work in Asia: the Japan-US alliance is as strong as ever; we coordinate in myriad ways, especially maritime. South China Sea and East China Sea. We have some challenges in Okinawa but, overall, Japanese people are amazingly welcoming to us. Five Eyes partners: Australia has helped us significantly in South China Sea – have sent their ships, is one of the countries that have pushed back against some of the things China has done. Operating methods are transparent: Americans can speak to an Australian ship same as to a US ship. Indians have traditionally relied on Russian equipment; we’d like to see them move away from that, but they work with many different neighbors so they’ll probably never be an ally but we work well together. South Korean navy has been at risk from provocations.  We do have an alliance with them; they participate in our largest exercises, and we send ships to theirs. We break down cultural issues and each learns how the other operates. Vietnam:  Vietnamese and US navies; Vietnamese view everything through the prism of “what will China’s reaction be?” After a thousand years of Chinese occupation, it’s a delicate balance. Taiwan: US does not make port calls there, but we have relations, and collaborate with their military. We’re not nearly as present there as elsewhere. Under an attack, will we respond?  We certainly are preparing. Scarborough Shoal:  USN has great relations with the Philippines. The 2012 Scarborough incident is fascinating: China entered, convinced the Philippines to back out. Philippines then raised a case in the UN anent the Law of the Sea, and won the case under arbitration; since then, have been careful not to push too hard.    
              

    Taiwan Bubble Tea Li Cha Tea coming to Broadway Pointe in Downtown Walnut Creek

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    GT Advanced Technologies Achieves ISO-9001:2015 Certification

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    Key Production and Quality Milestones in Less than a Year.

    GTAT achieves ISO Certification for the design and manufacture of silicon carbide products.

    HUDSON, N.H., Nov. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GTAT Corporation, d/b/a GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), is proud to announce that it has achieved ISO-9001:2015 certification through auditors TÜV Rheinland of North America, a globally renowned third-party testing, inspection and certification company. GTAT produces silicon carbide materials at its primary facility in Hudson, New Hampshire.

    “Obtaining ISO Certification is one of many milestones that we have been able to achieve very rapidly,” said GTAT’s CEO Greg Knight. “In less than a year, we equipped our facility, reached volume production, and achieved ISO certification. I cannot think of any other company in our industry that has been able to accomplish these milestones faster.”

    Silicon carbide is the preferred substrate material for power electronics semiconductors used in applications such as electric vehicles and others. GTAT’s CrystX™ silicon carbide is sold to industry partners who produce sliced and polished wafers. Since silicon carbide outperforms silicon for these applications, demand for it is exceptionally high.

    GTAT’s rapid growth as an ISO-certified producer of silicon carbide reflects accelerating demand coming from makers of power-electronics semiconductors. “Our focus has been to rapidly scale production and achieve the necessary quality certifications so that growing markets can take advantage of what we produce,” said Knight. In August, GTAT signed a long-term supply agreement with Taiwan-based GlobalWafers Co. (GWC) for its CrystX™ silicon carbide.

    About GTAT

    GT Advanced Technologies is a diversified technology company with crystalline growth expertise in silicon carbide and sapphire. These important, high-demand materials deliver sustained performance and value across expanding global markets. The Company focuses on increasing supply of these materials while driving cost down, which helps accelerate the adoption of products such as electric vehicles, power electronics, aerospace optics, and the emerging 5G telecom infrastructure. For more information about the company, please visit www.gtat.com.

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/0a0d16c1-6712-4a4c-b54a-08417ba2ae6b

    Source: GT Advanced Technologies

    CONTACT:

    e-mail: info@gtat.com

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    Taiwan says there may be 'military conflict' if China economic slowdown gets 'serious'

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    Beijing could resort to military conflict with self-ruled Taiwan to divert domestic pressure if a slowdown in the world's second largest economy threatens the legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party, Taiwan's foreign minister said.
              

    QSnatch: miles de dispositivos NAS de QNAP infectados

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    Miles de dispositivos NAS (Network Attached Storage o Almacenamiento conectado a la red, en español) del proveedor taiwanés QNAP se han visto afectados por una nueva variedad de malware llamada QSnatch. Únicamente en Alemania se han reportado más de 7.000 infecciones y el malware continúa extendiéndose. Esta es la cuarta cepa de malware detectada este […]
              

    IAR öppnar i Taiwan

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    Uppsalaföretaget IAR – ett världsledande namn inom kompilatorer för inbyggnadsprocessorer – öppnar ett kontor i Taipei i Taiwan. RISC-V och säkerhetslösningar driver utvecklingen.

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    SGS sous pression après l'annonce d'une légère baisse d'objectifs au 2e semestre

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    (zonebourse.com) Zurich (awp) - Le titre SGS était sous pression jeudi à la Bourse suisse à l'entame des deux journées dédiées aux investisseurs se tenant en Chine et à Taiwan. Le spécialiste de l'inspection et de la certification est confronté à un environnement difficile et a quelque peu revu...
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    Aplicativo da Uber terá função para gravar conversas durante viagem

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    Logotipo do Uber é visto em tablet de funcionário da empresa em Taiwan (Foto: Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

     

    O aplicativo de transporte de passageiros Uber anunciou novas medidas de segurança para usuários e motoristas, entre elas a possibilidade de gravar a conversa que acontece durante uma viagem.

    O novo recurso permite que caso o passageiro ou o motorista sintam-se desconfortáveis com o diálogo possam gravá-lo utilizando o próprio aplicativo da empresa. O conteúdo é criptografado e só pode ser ouvido pela Uber se for encaminhado como uma denúncia. A novidade deve chegar ao Brasil nos próximos meses. Outro recurso que já está em teste é a checagem de documento de usuários, através de imagem. As duas ferramentas são inéditas no mundo.

    — Quando o arquivo da conversa gravada é enviado para a Uber, só indivíduos autorizados dentro da empresa terão a chave da criptografia, para que eles possam acessar o arquivo de áudio e ouvi-lo —disse Sachin Kansal, diretor global de produtos de segurança da Uber, que participou do lançamento das novas ferramentas em São Paulo.

    A preocupação com segurança aumentou recentemente nas empresas de aplicativos de transporte após a ocorrência de crimes envolvendo motoristas e passageiros, como assaltos, sequestros, assassinatos, e assédio sexual. Durante a apresentação, a Uber citou dados de violência da América Latina, região que conta com 1,4 milhão de motoristas e mais de 5 bilhões realizadas desde 2010. A América Latina conta com 8% da população mundial, e 37% dos crimes violentos globais ocorrem nos países da região. A empresa inaugurou, no ano passado, um centro de tecnologia em São Paulo, o primeiro dela na América Latina, para desenvolver soluções de segurança. Serão investidos R$ 250 milhões em cinco anos.

    — Na região, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro e Cidade do México concentram o maior volume de viagens do mundo - disse Marcello Azambuja, diretor do centro de tecnologia de São Paulo.

    Sachin Kansal também demonstrou a checagem de documento de usuário. Trata-se de um projeto-piloto do Doc Scan, que já está sendo testado no Chile. Os usuários que não cadastrarem um meio de pagamento digital e quiserem pagar a corrida em dinheiro, antes da viagem, terão o documento de RG, Passaporte ou cartão de crédito checados através de uma imagem enviada pelo aplicativo. A veracidade do documento é checada pelo sistema e se for verdadeiro a viagem é liberada. Ele fotografou uma identidade de origem chilena falsa, que foi recusada pelo aplicativo. Quando fotografou seu passaporte americano verdadeiro, a corrida foi liberada. O recurso chega ao Brasil no primeiro trimestre de 2020.

    Outras ferramentas de segurança já em testes ou lançadas recentemente em outros países devem chegar ao Brasil em breve. Entre elas, está a checagem de rota, que já existe nos EUA. Uma parada longa durante acorrida pode ser identificada pela Uber, que manda uma mensagem ao usuário e ao motorista para checar se está tudo bem ou se houve, por exemplo, uma parada para ir a um restaurante ou posto de gasolina.

    Também, além da selfie que os motoristas fazem para ficar online, a ferramenta para verificação de identidade do condutor também passará a solicitar que alguns movimentos sejam realizados - como piscar, sorrir, virar o rosto para a esquerda de direita. Essa mudança permite verificar com mais segurança se o motorista é o mesmo que se cadastrou no aplicativo. O usuário também poderá optar por receber uma senha de quatro dígitos para ter certeza que está embarcando no carro certo. A senha deve ser dita ao motorista. No futuro, os números recebidos passarão automaticamente pelo aparelho do motorista, e o usuário vai receber uma confirmação no seu celular (como uma vibração).

    — Também lançamos em outubro a ferramenta U-Elas, que permite que as mulheres que trabalham com o aplicativo tenham a opção de só aceitar pedidos de corrida feitos por passageiras - disse Claudia Woods, diretora geral da Uber no Brasil.

    Inicialmente disponível em Campinas, Curitiba e Fortaleza, a novidade tem chegada ao Rio prevista para 2020.


              

    Asia Super Team 2019: Be The Next Enterprise Star in Taiwan!

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    I have good news for you! (Pssst, we will go to Taiwan together this October 2019). Keep on reading this ya!


    Asia Super Team (AST) is a multinational competition event that gives an opportunity to all participants from several countries in Asia including Malaysia to experience travelling in Taiwan & a chance to win awesome rewards. Who knows it could be you and your team who will win it and become Asia’s Brightest Corporate Starts!



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     How to participate? 

    STEP 1:
    Make sure you fill up the questionnaire. You can stand a chance to win awesome lucky draw prize such as a return flight to Taiwan.

    STEP 2:
    Register your team with 4 members to be eligible to participate in the Asia Super Team Competition in Taiwan. The selected team will be sponsored to Taiwan for a 5D4N competition from 14th to 18th of October, 2019. On top of that, you and your team can also win the competition and receive a prize Taiwan incentive tourism package worth USD 50,000!

    Registration Date:
    13/6 until 15/08 2019

    Visit http://bit.ly/2KO0BDR to know more info. What are you waiting for? Complete the questionnaire and register now!

    #AsiaSuperTeam #EnterpriseStar #MEETTAIWAN

              

    Cheeky grandmother films muscle-bound man's bottom at LGBT march in Taiwan

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    A cheeky grandmother enjoyed a gay pride by filming men's bottoms in Taiwan. The elderly woman was following behind the half-naked muscle-bound men as they paraded through Taipei, Taiwan, on October 26. She was seen eagerly focusing her video camera on the lower body part of the person in front of her. Onlookers noticed her cheeky admiration for the bodies of those involved but joked it was ''all part of the fun of pride marches''. Filmer Chin Soon Sun said: ''This grandma literally recorded my friend's peachy bottom.'' Many of the participants of the Taipei pride parade were wearing gold and silver underwear with garter straps as their tops.
              

    Echipa feminină de tenis de masă a României, în sferturile Cupei Mondiale pe echipe din Japonia

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    Învinsă de Taiwan în primul meci din Grupa C, România și-a asigurat prezența în fazele superioare ale competiției de la Tokyo cu o victorie categorică obținută în fața echipei din Vanuatu. Elizabeta Samara și Daniela Dodean Monteiro au cîștigat partida de dublu cu 3-0 iar la simplu Dodean și Bernadette Szocs s-au impus la același […]
              

    Thousands of QNAP NAS devices have been infected with the QSnatch malware

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    Hackers have infected thousands of network-attached storage (NAS) devices from Taiwanese vendor QNAP with a new strain of malware named QSnatch. Over 7,000 infections have been reported in Germany ...
              

    Taiwan Strait Tension

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    Although U.S. policy in early 1950 was not directly poised to prevent a Communist Chinese invasion of the Nationalist Chinese stronghold on Taiwan, the outbreak of the Korean War changed the equation. On June 27, 1950, the United States Seventh Fleet sailed into the Taiwan Strait to prevent the Korean conflict from spreading south. The […]

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    SHL Celebrates Grand Opening Of Its Liufu Site In Taoyuan, Taiwan

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    Most Useful Put To Find Foreign &Estranged Wife Of Dubai’s Ruler

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    Most Useful Put To Find Foreign &Estranged Wife Of Dubai’s Ruler Whenever Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je casually known brides that are foreign Taiwan as having been brought in,” their terms hit a neurological utilizing the some 600,000 international spouses staying in Taiwan. For people who have a definite desire for asian meals, getting an asian […]

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    The Dried Mango Strips of National Doom

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    A strange political row broke out in Taiwan last month when former president Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang lashed out against current president Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), claiming that she was manipulating the public using “dried mango strips”. The DPP promptly hit back, with party chair Cho Jung-tai calling Ma’s comments […]
              

    Avian flu inflicts more losses on Mexican fighting birds

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    New cases also emerge in South Africa and Taiwan Three further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed in Mexico. According to the latest report from the national animal health agency, Senasica, to…
              

    ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3

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    Introduzione: ASRock e X570 Come da tradizione di ASRock, anche il chipset X570 vede il lancio sul mercato di una scheda madre ITX, form factor con cui l’azienda Taiwanese è diventata davvero esperta. Ricordiamo infatti come ASRock sia stata l’unica azienda a introdurre sul mercato soluzioni ITX su chipset X99 e X299, e anche per la nuova […]

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    Taiwan top-3 foundries to see combined revenue hit another record high in 4Q19

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    3-0. Taiwán vence a Venezuela y se clasifica a la súper ronda

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    Taichung (Taiwán), 6 nov (EFE).- El equipo de Taiwán combinó bien un ataque de seis imparables y con buen desempeño de sus lanzadores derrotó este miércoles por 3-0 a Venezuela para clasificarse a la súper ronda del Premier 12 de béisbol.

    La victoria de los taiwaneses también firmó el acceso a la ronda de los seis mejores de Japón y eliminó a Puerto Rico y Venezuela, que con dos derrotas en dos salidas no tienen oportunidades de clasificación.

    En el Taichung Intercontinental Stadium, los dos primeros tercios del partido transcurrieron con un duelo de lanzadores, hasta que en el séptimo episodio los asiáticos le pegaron al lanzador relevista Miguel Socolovich y aseguraron el triunfo.

    Boleto del pitcher a Lin Che-Hsuan y dobles impulsores de carreras de Chu Yu-Hsien y Wang Wei-Chen le dieron la victoria a Taiwán que en su debut había superado por 6-1 a Puerto Rico.

    En la novena entrada Taiwán sumó una carrera anotada por Hu Chin-Lung, quien pegó un sencillo y anotó en un lanzamiento descontrolado del lanzador (wild).

    Yi Chang, el abridor de Taiwán trabajó siete entradas con seis hits permitidos y seis ponches y se llevó el triunfo, mientras Miguel Socolovich cargó con la derrota.

    Por Taiwán el tercera base Wang Wei-Chen ligó de 4-2 con una carrera impulsada y por Venezuela el mejor bateador fue el jardinero derecho Diego Rincones, quien se fue de 3-2.

    Con las clasificaciones de Taiwán y Japón ya son cuatro los asegurados a la ronda de los seis mejores a la que antes pasaron México y Estados Unidos, primero y segundo en ese orden en el grupo A que se celebró en Guadalajara, México.

    Los otros dos clasificados saldrán del grupo C en el que Canadá derrotó a Cuba y Corea a Australia en la primera jornada

    Este jueves en el cierre de la llave B, Taiwán enfrentará a Japón en la disputa del primer lugar y Venezuela a Puerto Rico.

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    Japón

    Ganó: Yi Chang (1-0)

    Perdió: Miguel Socolovich (0-1)

    Salvó: Hung-Wen Chen (1).

    Jonrón: No hubo.EFE


              

    Taitung Puyuma Homestay Taitung Taiwan

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    詩篇二十三篇 (台語)

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    耶和華是我的牧者
    我無欠缺一件
    伊互我倒佇青翠的草埔
    導我佇安靜水邊

    伊互我的靈魂精英
    引導我行義的路
    我雖然行過死蔭的山谷
    也毋驚災害,因為祢及我同在

    祢在我對敵面前為我排設筵席
    用油抹我的頭殼,使我的杯滿滿
    恩典慈悲的確隨我一世人
    我欲徛起佇耶和華的厝,直到永遠

    耶和華是我的牧者
    我無欠缺一件
    伊互我倒佇青翠的草埔
    導我佇安靜水邊

    伊互我的靈魂精英
    引導我行義的路
    我雖然行過死蔭的山谷
    也毋驚災害,因為祢及我同在

    祢在我對敵面前為我排設筵席
    用油抹我的頭殼,使我的杯滿滿
    恩典慈悲的確隨我一世人
    我欲徛起佇耶和華的厝,直到永遠
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    我欲徛起佇耶和華的厝,直到永遠

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    Taiwan warns of possible attack if China's slowdown 'becomes serious' - Reuters

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    1. Taiwan warns of possible attack if China's slowdown 'becomes serious'  Reuters
    2. Taiwan's economy is stronger than expected despite the trade war. That could bode well for its president  CNBC
    3. Taiwan warns of possible attack if China's economy slows down  Al Jazeera English
    4. How Xi Jinping’s brand of authoritarianism is stifling China  The Washington Post
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    Taiwán se reinventa como paraíso turístico y gastronómico

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    It's my first time to post on NI forums. In the past, I often use LabVIEW Pro web site of Taiwan. Sadly to say, the good forum will be closed on 12/31/2018.

    The users are re-directed to NI forums so we can still meet each other. Glad to join NI forums! : )


              

    Salep Ambeien Ampuh Di Taiwan Tanpa Operasi

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    Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee who fled to Taiwan says he’s ready to reopen in Taipei

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    Lam Wing-kee, the Hong Kong bookseller who moved to Taiwan in April – three years after claiming he had been kidnapped by Chinese agents for selling books banned across the border – said he plans to reopen his store, Causeway Bay Books, in Taipei early next year.The shop would sell books about Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China, and cater to “free souls” so they could understand the increasingly complex situation facing the three territories, he said.“I’m looking for premises in downtown…
              

    Chinese Man Records 49 EP "Nah Leave Me Corner"

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    Artist(s) : Taiwan MC, Davojah, Dapatch, Manudigital, Rub A Dub, Von D, Analog, Manudigital, S.O.A.P
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    Digital dub masterpiece bringing 3 vocals and 3 mixes, digital dub, drum& bass and dubstep
              

    Chinese Man Records 41 "Tangram Series"

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    Artist(s) : Scratch Bandits Crew, Blimes Brixton, Gavlyn, Reverie, Tribeqa, Taiwan MC, Gardna, Fedback, Lyda Aguas, Baja Frequencia, Vax-1, Youthstar, Illman, Lucio Bukowski, Bonetrips, Chicho Cortez
    Label(s) : Chinese Man Records
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    Chinese Man Records 42 "Catzilla"

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    Catégorie : BASS DUBSTEP GRIME
    Artist(s) : Baja Frequencia, La Dame Blanche, Blimes Brixton, Skarra Mucci, Taiwan MC, Rafael Aragon
    Label(s) : Chinese Man Records
    Format :MLP
    Massive new Chinese Man records, dancefelfloor Tropical bass with some Cumbia Footworking hot moments ! Don't miss the Masterpiece !
              

    Chinese Man Records 43 "SA MOD - Hot Sauce EP"

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    Artist(s) : Youthstar, ASM, Chill Bump, Illaman, Taiwan MC, Deluxe, Big Red
    Label(s) : Chinese Man Records
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    Mini LP Vinyl... 6 tunes of pure hip Hop Chinery ! Massive stuff offering some speed groove with Nanana and a few Bass Music for the finish at Night Terror ! Massive again !
              

    Chinese Man Records 28 "The Groove Sessions Vol 3"

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    Artist(s) : Chinese Man, Deluxe, Ex-I, La Yegros, Leyan, Tomapam, Ofnazareth, Son Of A Pitch, SOAP, Tritha, MC Taiwan, Tumi, Zubz, ASM, Ze Mateo, Lush One, Youthstar, Dynamite MC, Cyph4, Sly, Johnny Osbourne, YT, Pistol McFly, Plex Rock, Tha Trickaz
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    Format :3x12"
    The Hawaian guitar is back !! The best Chinese Man moments are their triple LP. And, once again they tend to proove it ! ENJOY !
              

    Chinese Man Records 22 "Heavy This Year"

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    Catégorie : DUB / Ragga
    Artist(s) : Taiwan MC, Son Of A Pitch, Abbba MC, Chinese Man, Biga Ranx, INCH, Cyph4, Plex Rock, Dj Suspect
    Label(s) : Chinese Man Records
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    Dub, raggae, dubstep, dancehall... MC Taiwan under all influences ! Another groovy Chinese Man !
              

    Taiwan Medical Technology Seminar 2019 goes to Mindanao

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    Following the successful 2019 Taiwan Medical Technology Seminar held at the Manila Hotel in Manila, Philippines, last September 10, 2019, set to bring ieverything is all set as Taiwan Medical Technology Seminar 2019 goes to Mindanao. Organized by the Taiwan Trade Center Manila (TAITRA), the 2019 Taiwan Healthcare Seminar is coming to Davao City on …

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    New Christmas Jingle by Jose Mari Chan to be launched in Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special

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    Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, will be holding its first-ever televised show, the 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special on November 10 at 10:30 PM, aired on GMA7 and Shopee Live. The star-studded show will feature performances by popular GMA stars, Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, and Heart Evangelista, in an exciting …

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    Hand-Carved Wood Sculptures by Jui-Lin Yen Capture Cartoonish Facial Expressions

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    Taiwanese woodworker Jui-Lin Yen (previously) creates charming sculptural characters using traditional techniques. Silky-smooth finishes, expert inlay, and careful joinery are used to create cartoonish figures. Yen’s initial foray into woodworking resulted in fully-formed characters with distinct heads, torsos, and limbs. His recent projects have been more abstract, focusing on facial expressions. Though many of his initial creations were gifts for his children, due to interest in his work Yen has also started offering some of his pieces for sale online. More
              

    MEET TAIWAN 2019 아시아 슈퍼 팀, 우승팀 발표

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    한국 기업팀, 미화 50,000달러 상당의 인센티브 여행 상품 획득 아시아 전역에서 참여하는 기업팀을 환영하는 대만의 연례 인기 크로스컨트리 대회인 '아시아 슈퍼 팀(Asia Super Team, AST)'이 올해는 '기업 스타(Enterprise Stars)'라는 주제로 진행됐다. 올해 대회에서는 한국의 현대모비스가 우승을 차지하며, 미화 50,000달러 상당의 대만 인센티브 여행 패키지를 획득했다. MEET TAIWAN 2019 아시아 슈퍼 팀 Champions Announce...
              

    Гости оркестра "Симфонет Раанана" – семья Яблонских

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    «Семейные истории» – тема абонемента нового сезона симфонического оркестра «Симфонет Раанана», в рамках которого пройдут концерты, представляющие разные, неожиданные, увлекательные и трогательные точки зрения на семейные связи: между исполнителями на сцене, между композиторами и различными концертными сюжетами. «Семейные истории» выражают художественную концепцию оркестра «Симфонет Раанана», согласно которой музыка является отличным инструментом для выражения традиций, отзвуком истории и создания семейных историй в израильском обществе. Гостями нового сезона «Симфонет Раанана» станут семьи, состоящие из одаренных музыкантов, которые выступят в качестве солистов в нескольких концертных программах.

    Ближайшие концерты цикла «Семейные истории» пройдут 5 и 6 ноября, и в них участвует известнейшая музыкальная семья Яблонских. Пианистка Оксана Яблонская, ее сын, виолончелист Дмитрий Яблонский, и его жена, скрипачка Жанна Гендельман (концертмейстер Иерусалимского Симфонического оркестра) станут солистами второго концерта нынешнего сезона. Под управлением Гиля Шохата они представят романтическую программу из произведений Шуберта, Бизе и Бетховена.

    В течение 150 лет исследователи задавались вопросом, что вдохновляло Шуберта, во время сочинения замечательной второй части Второго фортепианного трио. Позже выяснилось, что это была народная песня, которая называлась «Заходящее солнце» и которую исполнял некий шведский певец. Эта песня и послужила источником вдохновения для создания столь значимого произведения в истории музыки. Второе фортепианное трио Шуберта будет исполнено в концерте, в программу которого вошла также музыка венская (Тройной концерт Бетховена) и парижская (юношеская Симфония Бизе в до мажоре).

    Гиль Шохат – композитор, пианист и дирижер, которого влиятельный журнал Forbes назвал наиболее влиятельной фигурой в области музыки в Израиле и одной из ключевых фигур современной культуры. Французское правительство наградило его Орденом почетного легиона за выдающийся вклад в области классической музыки. Сразу пять израильский изданий выбрали его в качестве музыканта, оказавшего наибольшее влияние на классическую музыку наших дней в Израиле.

    Гиль Шохат. @ Dan Porges

    Гиль Шохат родился в Израиле в 1973 году и после окончания Академии Музыки в Тель-Авиве продолжил докторантуру в Национальной академии музыки Санта-Чечилия в Италии и в Кембриджском университете в Англии. Гиль выступает в Израиле и за рубежом как пианист, дирижер, педагог, композитор, пропагандист классической музыки, а также в составе различных ансамблей в разнообразнейших музыкальных жанрах и стилях. Большинство сочинений Гиля Шохата опубликованы престижным итальянским музыкальным издательством «Джованни Рикорди», в котором начался его творческий путь, как самого молодого композитора в истории издательства. Педагогами Гиля были такие композиторы как Андре Хайду, Иван Вандор, Эцио Корги, Лучано Берио и Александр Гаар. С 2008 года Гарвардский университет издает и полностью управляет нотным архивом его произведений. Его сочинения весьма популярны и исполняются на многих фестивалях по всему миру, в том числе на Лондонском фестивале, на биеннале в Венеции, на фестивале в Гонконге, Карнеги-холл в Нью-Йорке, фестивале в Запретном городе в Пекине, а также самыми известными оркестрами, солистами, певцами и дирижерами Израиля и всего мира. Выступления Шохата записаны такими ведущими студиями звукозаписи, как EMI и Virgin Classics. Его произведения транслировались на таких европейских радиостанциях, как радио Франции, радио Италии, BBC и радио Западной Германии. Документальные фильмы и программы о нем и о его деятельности были сняты французским каналом MEZZO и Управлением телерадиовещания Израиля.

    Помимо композиторской деятельности, Шохат является также выдающимся исполнителем и дирижером. Он исполнил сотни концертов с оркестрами Израиля и оркестрами Европы и США. Наряду с концертной деятельностью Шохат бесконечно интересно и бесконечно много придумывает разнообразные музыкальные проекты и в Израиле и за рубежом – фестивали, мастер-классы, серии концертов, лекции для широкой публики. Эти мероприятия проходят в разных городах Израиля и заграницей.

    Оксана Яблонская – блистательная пианистка, замечательный педагог и человек удивительной судьбы. Выпускница Московской консерватории, победитель трех международных конкурсов, она в 1975 году подает документы на выезд из СССР и в 1977 году блистательно дебютирует в Нью-Йорке. С этого момента начинается второй, триумфальный период в жизни пианистки – она выступает во всех музыкальных столицах мира, с лучшими оркестрами и ведущими дирижерами, становится профессором «Джульярда» – знаменитой нью-йоркской высшей музыкальной школы. Пятьлет назад Яблонская переехала в Израиль, стала профессором Иерусалимской академии музыки и продолжает концертировать.

    Oksana Yablonskaya. Фото – © Сергей Елин

    Дмитрий Яблонский – профессор музыкальной академии имени Бухмана-Меты, знаменитый виолончелист и дирижер, выпускник Джульярдской школы и Йельского университета, выступает в лучших концертных залах мира, в том числе Carnegie Hall в Нью-Йорке, La Scala в Милане, в Большом зале Московской Консерватории, в Большом зале Санкт-Петербургской филармонии, в Taiwan National Hall, Théâtre Mogador, Cité de la musique в Лувре в Париже.

    Яблонский выступает в ансамблях со многими ведущими музыкантами нашего времени, в числе которых Борис Березовский, Вадим Репин, Юрий Башмет, Виктор Третьяков, Лейф Уве Андснес, Шломо Минц, Итамар Голан и многие другие.

    Dmitry Yablonsky @ Sergey Elin

    Как дирижер Дмитрий Яблонский, дебютировал в 26 лет на фестивале в Камерино в Италии. Дебют был успешным, после чего началась дирижерская карьера. Яблонский выступает, как дирижер, с Госоркестром России, Лондонским Королевским Филармоническим Оркестром, Московским Филармоническим Оркестром (в 2000 – 2004 годах был его главным приглашённым дирижером ), оркестром «Новая Россия» (Яблонский – главный приглашённый дирижер оркестра с 2012 года), Национальным симфоническим оркестром Бельгии, оркестром Оперного театра Катании, Нидерландским Северным оркестром, Голландским симфоническим, Болонским камерным оркестром, Камерным оркестром Франции, Симфоническим оркестром Санкт-Петербурга, симфоническим оркестром Abruzzese (Италия), оркестром Аmadeus (Монтеррей, Мексика), Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Израильским Камерным Оркестром и другими. В 2014 году Яблонский стал главным дирижером оркестра «Виртуозы Киева».

    Яблонский сделал более 70 записей как дирижер и виолончелист на студиях Naxos, Erato-Warner, Chandos, Belair Music, Sonora, Connoisseur Society и других ведущих студиях звукозаписи. Некоторые записи удостоены Берлинской премии критиков. В 2007 году одна из записей Дмитрия была номинирована на премию Грэмми.

    Дмитрий Яблонский – организатор и руководитель международных музыкальных фестивалей, среди которых «Габала» в Азербайджане, «Блуждающие звезды», в странах Европы, в России, США и Израиле с участием молодых исполнителей (первый фестиваль состоялся Израиле, в 2005 году), Puigcerdà в Испании. Дмитрий – обладатель двух виолончелей: Андреа Гварнери 1726 года и Маттео Гофриллер 1700 года.

    «Люди любят слушать то, что они знают и то, что близко им по духу. Ведь каждый зритель знает, на какой концерт идет и что он услышит в этот вечер, – говорит Дмитрий Яблонский в одном из интервью. – Я считаю, что классическую музыку необходимо постоянно играть, прививая правильный вкус публике, в частности молодому поколению. Классика жила несколько сотен лет и, думаю, будет жить еще 4000 лет. Стоит признать, что вкус зрителей изменился, но любители классики не исчезли. Другой вопрос, как сегодня нужно подавать эту музыку. Для меня музыка — это жизнь и кислород, те чувства, которые не передать словами. Я считаю, что говорить о музыке должны писатели и поэты. А музыканты должны музыку творить!».

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    Жанна Генедельман еще в юности получала призовые места на важных международных конкурсах, в том числе, на конкурсе имени Столярского. В Израиль она репатриировалась в 1979 году и была принята для обучения в рамках программы для молодых выдающихся исполнителей в Иерусалимском музыкальном центре Мишкенот Шеананим. позже обучаясь в Тель-Авивской академии музыки и выиграв конкурсы Франсуа Шапиро и Конкурс Клермонт.

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    Гендельман также получила приз на конкурсе им. Липицера в Италии (1992 год) и второй приз на конкурсе скрипачей в Атланте (1994 год). Она также была первой скрипкой в ​​некоторых известных ансамблях в Израиле, а также ведущей солисткой Фламандского камерного оркестра в Бельгии. На протяжении многих лет выступала как солистка в Израиле и по всему миру под управлением многих дирижеров, включая Менди Родана, Ноама Шерифа, Гари Бертини, Авнера Бирона, Ашера Фиша, Дорона Соломона, Фредерика Шазлана, Дмитрия Яблонского и других. В настоящее время Жанна Гендельман – ведущая скрипачкой Иерусалимского симфонического оркестра.

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    Оркестр «Симфонет Раанана»
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    Дмитрий Яблонский – виолончель
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    China is barring gamers under 18 from playing video games after 10 p.m., a move meant to curb a growing addiction

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    • China's General Administration of Press and Publication on Tuesday introduced new gaming restrictions meant to tackle video game addiction among children.
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    • A representative for the agency told the state news agency Xinhua that as the online gaming industry had boomed in the country in recent years, so had the prevalence of video game addiction.
    • Last year, the World Health Organization recognized video game addiction as a mental-health condition.
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    China is tackling a growing problem of video game addiction by introducing a curfew for its younger players and capping their gameplay time.

    China's General Administration of Press and Publication on Tuesday released the new set of six guidelines, referred to as the "Notice on Preventing Minors from Indulging in Online Games." According to the notice, users under 18 will be barred from playing between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. and will be restricted to only 90 minutes of gaming on the weekdays.

    On weekends and public holidays, that cap is raised to 180 minutes.

    The notice also places a limit on the amount of money children can spend making in-game purchases. Children ages 8 to 16 can spend a maximum of 200 yuan, or $29, a month, while those ages 16 to 18 can spend double that amount.

    The rules also require video game users to register for online gaming accounts using their real names alongside valid identification, call for strengthening oversight in the gaming industry, suggest revisiting the game rating systems and better adjusting them to appropriate age groups, and propose better guidelines for parents on how to manage their children's online game consumption.

    A representative for the agency told the state news agency Xinhua that as the online gaming industry had boomed in the country in recent years, so had the prevalence of video game addiction.

    "These problems affect the physical and mental health and normal learning and life of minors," the person said.

    The strict set of rules will apply to all online gaming companies and platforms that operate in the country, according to CNN.

    According to the market-research firm Newzoo, China is the second-largest games market in the world behind the US, though the firm predicts China will claim first place in gaming market by revenue next year.

    The prevalence of video gaming around the world led the World Health Organization in 2018 to recognize video game addiction as a mental-health condition.

    In extreme cases, gaming has been blamed for several deaths.

    In 2007, a 26-year-old man in northern China reportedly died after spending seven consecutive days playing video games. A 32-year old Taiwanese man was found dead in 2015 after playing video games for three days straight.

    In 2018, a Chinese gamer was reportedly paralyzed after a 20-hour gaming marathon.

    Last year, the country placed restrictions on gameplay, including limiting gaming time and imposing an age-appropriate rating system, in response to rising levels of nearsightedness among children, according to the BBC.

    SEE ALSO: 'Gaming disorder' has been classified as a mental health condition by the World Health Organization — here's what that means

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    La actriz y activista mexicana Yalitza Aparicio, quien participa como una de las oradoras principales en la Cuarta Conferencia Mundial de Refugios para Mujeres (4CMRM, por su sigla en inglés), llamó la atención al lucir una prenda de la Mixteca de San Pablo Tijaltepec, Oaxaca.

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    La conferencia se lleva a cabo en el centro de convenciones de Kaohsiung, Taiwan, del 5 al 8 de noviembre, y reúne a importantes mujeres para discutir el fortalecimiento del papel de las casas refugio con enfoques sistemáticos, crear conciencia entre los diferentes sectores y poner en marcha iniciativas mundiales para apoyar a las casas refugio para mujeres, aumentar el trabajo de prevención y acabar con la violencia contra las mujeres.

    Yalitza, la primera mujer indígena nominada al Oscar en la categoría de Mejor Actriz, está anunciada como una de las oradoras principales. El tema de la 4CMRM es impacto y solidaridad, una iniciativa que busca, entre otras cosas, acabar con la violencia de género.

     

     

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    Estados Unidos y Taiwán ensayan una "guerra cibernética": ¿en qué consiste?

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    Comment on Brown Sugar Milk Tea Boba at Tiger Sugar by Brown Sugar Boba Ice Cream + Warm Days – The Journey & Destination

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    TKK Fried Chicken/Kung Fu Tea to Open at Hong Kong Supermarket/Super 88 Food Court in Allston

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    A decades-old Taiwanese chicken chain that recently teamed up with a bubble tea chain to open its first Boston-area location is apparently planning to team up on a second location within the city itself.

    According to a source (Sarah Wu), TKK Fried Chicken is opening within the Hong Kong Supermarket/Super 88 food court in Allston, with a check on the website for the chain indicating that it will be pairing up with a location of Kung Fu Tea; another source tells us that an outlet of Kung Fu Tea already exists in the food court, so we are trying to find out if that spot is moving to the TKK space or if they will share the existing Kung Fu Tea space.

    Once it opens, TKK Fried Chicken/Kung Fu Tea will join another combination space in Quincy's Wollaston neighborhood, while several other Kung Fu Teas can be found in and around Boston. (Based on the TKK site, it looks like a third TKK Fried Chicken/Kung Fu Tea collaboration will be coming to Nashua, NH, as well.)

    TKK Fried Chicken, which started out in Taiwan in 1974, features such items as fried chicken, wings, tenders, and chicken sandwiches. (Kung Fu Tea offers such items as classic tea, milk tea, slush, punch, and yogurt.) The website for TKK is at https://www.tkkusa.com/ while the website for Kung Fu Tea is at https://www.kungfutea.com/

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    Na Guam se letí z letiště Václava Havla s dvěma krátkými přestupy. První je na letišti Amsterdam Schiphol, druhé je na taiwanském letišti v Taipei - Taoyuan. Konečný přílet je na Antonio B Won Pat airport - Guam. Letenka zpátky ze souostroví Mariany do Prahy je zahrnuta v ceně. Stejně jako jedno příruční zavazadlo a dvě odbavené v podpalubí. Celkem tedy tři sebou.

    Rezervace letenky:

      Guam - Mariany (z Prahy) 14.590,- kč termíny

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    Ekonomi Taiwan Menguat di Tengah Perang Dagang

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    Perang dagang Amerika dan China telah mengganggu rantai pasokan dan memengaruhi prospek pertumbuhan ekonomi global, tetapi tidak untuk Taiwan.
              

    Washington Urges Taiwan to Stop Chip Sales to Huawei

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    Governor returns from nine-day Asian trade mission 

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    Gov. Brad Little has returned from a nine-day trade mission to Hong Kong and Taiwan, but it may take years for the trip to bear fruit. “You don’t know for a long time,” Little said, noting that Idaho just got a follow-up sale from a trade mission he’d been on to Brazil and Mexico four ...
              

    2 Ground Handling Companies fined for aircraft damage

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    2 Ground Handling Companies fined for aircraft damage

    Last week, two local ground handling service providers have been fined due to the damage of an aircraft at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. According to declarations released by the Taiwan Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the causes of the incident could have been human negligence or mechanical failure.


              

    Thursday's News Links

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    [Reuters] U.S.-China trade deal hopes restart stocks rally

    [Reuters] China says it has agreed with U.S. to cancel tariffs in phases

    [Reuters] Taiwan warns of possible attack if China's slowdown 'becomes serious'

    [Reuters] Iran holding IAEA inspector was 'outrageous provocation': U.S.

    [Reuters] Erdogan says U.S. not fulfilling Syria deal ahead of Trump talks

    [Bloomberg] China Says U.S. Agrees to Tariff Rollback If Deal Reached

    [Bloomberg] China Is Said to Mull Wave of Bank Mergers to Bolster Stability

    [Bloomberg] Beloved Quant Trade of 2019 Is Under Threat Now Risk Is Back

    [Bloomberg] EU Warns Worst May Be Ahead as Euro-Area Resilience Wanes

    [Bloomberg] Merkel's Fading Power Laid Bare as German Ministers Go Rogue

    [WSJ] Pensions Venture Into Risky Corners of the Market in Hunt for Returns

    [WSJ] Thin Liquidity Spurs Stock Moves
              

    Slightly Drunk Asian Girl-on-Girl Action in Taiwan

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    The post Slightly Drunk Asian Girl-on-Girl Action in Taiwan appeared first on Dino List.


              

    What Does It Mean to be Chinese in U.S. Colleges Today? Story, Conversation, Reflection

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    4:30 PM, Tuesday Nov 12 Fries Center for Global Studies Commons, FISK 201  A forum featuring the diverse, complex, and evolving stories of Chinese-identifying students and faculty, be they be born in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, or New York City, and a safe and intimate space where everyone, regardless of identity, can feel comfortable ... Read moreWhat Does It Mean to be Chinese in U.S. Colleges Today? Story, Conversation, Reflection
              

    Full Moon in New York - Ren zai Niu Yue, Stanley Kwan (1989)

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    Stanley Kwan est souvent qualifié de George Cukor hongkongais pour sa prédilection du portrait de femme sensible et subtil dans ses meilleurs films. Cette facette s'exprime toujours par un équilibre habile entre questionnement intime et une réflexion plus vaste sur la culture et l'identité chinoise. Ce féminisme s'inscrira ainsi dans un voyage historique, sensible et nostalgique dans le biopic Center Stage (1990). La dimension sociale se croise à la romance et au surnaturel dans le superbe Rouge (1986) et cela s'inscrit en filigrane dans les récits feutrés et contemporains de Women (1985) ou Love unto waste (1986). Full Moon in New York creuse cette dernière veine et l'argument qui permet de dresser les différents portraits féminins reposera sur le déracinement.

    On suit trois protagonistes asiatiques exilées à New York avec les hongkongaises Jiau (Maggie Cheung), Chao Hong (Siqin Gaowa) et la taiwanaise Wang (Sylvia Chiang). Chacune d'elle vit donc un déchirement à la foi intime et culturel dans leur identité profonde, partagée entre la tradition chinoise et la culture de leur terre d'accueil. Stanley Kwan illustre cela progressivement, des situations grossières révélant peu à peu un mal être plus complexe. Jiau exprime ainsi une volonté de réussite ardente, une self-made woman intransigeante dont le caractère bien trempé d'origine peut ressurgir à tout moment (hilarante scène où elle enlève en pleine rue sa chaussure pour corriger un passant trop désinvolte, une autre où l'on voit les superstition locale encore vivaces chez elle). Chao Hong est une migrante ayant épousé un hongkongais assimilé américain, et Stanley Kwan appuie la méconnaissance de ce nouveau monde qui l'entoure par sa gaucherie décalée (là aussi l'introduction l'amène de façon amusée avec cette cérémonie de mariage où elle ne sait comment découper un gâteau). Enfin Wang fille d'un farouche militant anticommuniste exilé, semble avoir totalement rejetée sa culture pour se fondre dans une vie bohème tant dans sa carrière d'actrice que sa vie sentimentale agitée.

    La remarquable séquence du restaurant réunit les trois héroïnes et c'est bien ces contradictions entre tradition et modernité (interrogation entre ce que l'on est et ce que l'on pourrait devenir) qui amène une dispute puis une complicité rieuse (on passe d'un débat sur la cuisine chinoise à un fou rire sur l'expression "un ange passe" incompréhensible pour Chao Hong à l'anglais encore rudimentaire). La culture américaine peut constituer une ouverture ou un dangereux déni de soi pour Chao Hong dans son couple où elle est rabaissée dans une forme de tradition patriarcale chinoise, mais aussi dans une forme de mépris et d'arrogance typiquement américain. Son désir d'amener sa mère aux Etats-Unis vivre avec elle s'oppose ainsi au mode de vie moderne voulut par son mari où ces traditions de coexistence générationnelles n'ont plus court - le rejet de la plaque familiale traditionnelle chinoise de 'époux étant un moment de bascule.

    La réussite matérielle est une façon de fuir sa sexualité lesbienne pour Jiau, l'ouverture de sa terre d'accueil sur le sujet jurant avec les attentes traditionnelles de son entourage lui proposant des prétendants masculin. Stanley Kwan semble d'ailleurs avoir à cœur de souligner que ce sont les gens plus que la culture qui suscite cette dichotomie pour les personnages, notamment au détour d'un dialogue où l'on évoque les éléments ayant trait à l'homosexualité qui traverse l'histoire chinoise (tout cela se trouvant plus profondément développé plus tard dans le documentaire Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema (1995) et le film Lan Yu (2001). Enfin Wang tout en semblant renier ses origines y est constamment ramenée notamment dans sa volonté contrariée de devenir actrice (un metteur en scène osant lui demander comment une taïwanaise peut penser jouer Lady Macbeth).

    Les obstacles se posent quand les héroïnes essaient de se fondre dans un ensemble, de fuir ce qu'elles sont pour s'inscrire dans une norme, celle de leur asile américain ou leur foyer chinois. Cela donnera quelques scènes poignantes notamment celle où Jiau se force à entreprendre un prétendant masculin face à sa maitresse, un élan factice qui exprime une profonde détresse magnifiquement exprimée par Maggie Cheung. A l'inverse la promiscuité libère et cette tradition ravive la solidarité plutôt que les carcans de la culture profonde des personnages lorsque, venues dîner dans le restaurant de Jiau, Chao Hong et Wang s'exilent dans les cuisines pour partager un moment chaleureux et fraternel.

    Tout le film avance ainsi entre un spleen urbain et existentiel profond oscillant avec des élans volontaires, rieurs et un peu désespérés. Cette impasse se ressent parfaitement dans la belle conclusion sur les toits ou notre trio cède à la beuverie, le bonheur se disputant à l'anxiété quant à l'avenir. Un panoramique final sur l'urbanité new yorkaise vue des hauteurs au petit matin exprime alors bien cet horizon aussi prometteur qu'incertain.

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    Competitions: Rethinking The Future Awards 2020

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    Registration Deadline: Dec 31, 2019; Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2020

    For over more than half a decade, Rethinking the Future (RTF) has been a leading organization committed to providing an international platform which recognize and acknowledge design talents from all over the world. Through its other ventures, RTF also celebrates and share the knowledge created through a plethora of awards, events and academic dialogues in the field of Architecture & Design.

    RTF’s recently concluded Global Architecture and Design Awards 2019 witnessed an unprecedented interest and received entries from more than 40 countries. Awards organized by Rethinking The Future has seen participation from BjarkeIngels Group & Dialog, Perkins Eastman, Page, RTKL, AHR, Aecom, Henning Larsen, CAZA, DLR Group, BehnischArchitekten, UNstudio, HOK, Gensler, HKA, LMN Architects, LAN Architecture, WOW Architects,  EYP Inc., Line and Space LLC, IDOM UK Ltd,  Sanjay Puri Architects, Christopher Charles Benninger Architects etc.

    In its 8th year of recognizing and rewarding Architectural Excellence, RTF has launched its new set of awards Rethinking The Future Awards 2020 with increased number of opportunities for encouraging the accomplished and upcoming minds of the fraternity. 

    Categories

    With more than 50 categories including residential, commercial, hospitality and interior design; the award also aims to felicitate designers of lifestyle accessories, interior design elements and temporary structures.

    “The idea of Rethinking the Future has always been to popularize every aspect of Architecture and Design without any prejudices and thus the awards too, portray its divergence through the varied categories”, stipulates Ar. Vikas Pawar, CEO and Founder of Rethinking the Future.

    To introduce fresher perspectives into this global online award, two separate sections of Education Awards and Best Studio Design have also been supplemented:

    RTF Education Awards outlines a brief that is pivoted around awarding projects completed by young professionals of Design/Architecture as a part of their undergraduate or postgraduate thesis. These nominations are further divided according to the typology of project designed and the degree for which it was conceived. RTF Education Awards invites Students and Young graduates from across the world to submit their Concept Projects in RTF Education Awards.

    RTF Design Studio Award intends to appreciate the realms designed by architects; used for the purpose of creating innovative built solutions, that is, An Architect’s Studio.  Owing to the amount of time an architect spends in his workplace or studio, it is bound to be an apt instance of the manifestation of it’s design principles and innovative thoughts. RTF Design Studio Awards aims to bring to light these workspaces and understand the environment in which great Architecture is shaped.

    Eligibility:

    • Entries are invited from all the nations.
    • Projects submitted under Built Categories of Architecture and Studio Awards, must be completed before August 2019 and after 2010. The projects submitted are considered by the author that submits the entry for the Award. Any violation of copyrights will lead to immediate disqualification.
    • Projects submitted under RTF Education Awards Categories must be completed after March 2016 and before August 2019. The projects submitted are considered by the author that submits the entry for the Award. Every violation of copyright will be punished with immediate disqualification.

    Regulations:

    • Signing up at re-thinkingthefuture.com and participating in the awards, you are accepting the ‘General Rules’ and the ‘Terms of Use’ of re-thinkingthefuture.com.
    • The works reached after submission deadline will not be considered
    • Participation in the awards by a Jury member, a relative or a person or body connected professionally to the jury is prohibited.

    For each category, RTF creates a newsletter to interested parties consisting of design editors, curators, architects, designers, journalists, academics, marketers, reporters, editors, blog owners, columnists, product managers and developers, companies relevant to the particular categories; to further spread the uniqueness that your work beholds with the entire globe.

    With eminent names like Angela Lee (Asia Pacific Managing Director, HKS Architects, Singapore),Chiu Kuo Wei (Director, Regenerative Earth and Anthropocene Design, Assistant Professor, PhDTunghai University, TAIWAN), Eric Gannon (Studio Director, Principal Gensler, Chicago, USA) and Carmelo Zappulla (Owner, External Reference Architects, Barcelona, Spain) being a part of the jury last year; Rethinking the Future is yet to announce the members of the panel for Rethinking The Future Awards 2020.

    For more details visit: https://awards.re-thinkingthefuture.com/

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    坚持和完善繁荣发展社会主义先进文化的制度 [Adhere to and Improve the System of Prospering and Developing Socialist Advanced Culture]--中国共产党第十九届中央委员会第四次全体会议公报 [Communiqué of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China] and Other Key Initial Documents

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    I have been writing about the tilt toward the cultural work of the Chinese Communist Party in the specific context of the (re)imagining of education as a project of shaping morals and disseminating knowledge and more generally as a central objective of CCP leadership in the "New Era".  See ; and What is the Fundamental Task of Education?: Xi Jinping's Concept of 立德树人 [Cultivating People of Moral Character] and its Implementation Through Undergraduate University Reform in 教育部关于一流本科课程建设的实施意见 [Implementation Opinions of the Ministry of Education on the Construction of First-class Undergraduate Courses] and An All-Around Cultivation of Socialist Morality--中共中央 国务院印发 [Issued by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party]: 《新时代公民道德建设实施纲要》[The Outline of the Implementation of the Construction of the Moral Citizen in the New Era].

    These recent pronouncements were made in the shadow of an even more important event--the 4th Plenum of the 19th Central Committee of the CCP, which was held in Beijing on 28-31 October. The 4th Plenum tends to be especially important as a summing up of the work of the Central Committee and its organs  in light of the goals and objectives of the 19th CCP Congress, but more importantly as a marker of the trajectories for the development of the CCP political line going forward toward the 20th CCP Congress. In that respect, the 4th Plenum is worthy of careful consideration for what it may tell us about the shaping of CCP leadership objectives and the structures of its likely operationalization through China's state organs in the next several years.  What emerged appears to underline the key shift from a centering on economic work (the mobilization of productive forces at the heart of the Reform and Opening Up Line of the Prior Era) to the mobilization o societal, cultural, and moral forces in the New Era.  The  sketching out of the meaning of this move toward the Cultivation of Socialist Morality--中共中央 国务院印发 and the  Concept of 立德树人 [Cultivating People of Moral Character]will impact virtually all aspects of Chinese governance and its internal and external politics for some time. The 4th Plenum Communique emphasized: "Developing advanced socialist culture and broadly concentrating the people's spiritual strength is a profound support for the modernization of the national governance system and governance capacity." (中国共产党第十九届中央委员会第四次全体会议公). Ths, while the 5,000-character plenary communiqué outlined the form of development of a socialist system with Chinese characteristics and the modernization of the national governance system and governance capacity, the underlying project was essentially a political-cultural one, founded on the natralization of a socialist morality among the people.

    This post includes some of the key documents that have been circulated from the 4th Plenum--all in the original Chinese along with crude English translations. As you consider these, it may be useful to focus not just on the continuities--the development of a rule of law society, the preservation of markets within an economic model still committed to a protected and large public sector, to the adherence to the One Country Two Systems model but now enhanced with greater security protocols from the central authorities, and the like. Rather each of these now conventional areas of policy focus can be better understood going forward in cultural terms built on the construction of a New Era socialist mrality.  That is, in the new era the fusion between politics and morals, like the prior effort to create an identity between politics and law in a Marxist Leninist context, will tend to drive the structuring and conceptual starting point for a brad range of Chinese policy. One cannot, therefore, understand moral development in a Western sense, but must give it a meaning aligned with Leninist notions of societal perfectibility in the service of the overall obligation of the vanguard party to transform society for the eventual establishment of a communist society within the national territory. In that context even the Chinese state media noted: 聚焦十九届四中全会公报高频词:“制度”出现77次 [Focus on the high-frequency words of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee: "Institutions" appeared 77 times]



    中国共产党第十九届中央委员会第四次全体会议公
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    原标题:中国共产党第十九届中央委员会第四次全体会议公
    新华社北京10月31日电

    中国共产党第十九届中央委员会第四次全体会议公
    (2019年10月31日中国共产党第十九届中央委员会第四次全体会议通过)


    中国共产党第十九届中央委员会第四次全体会议,于2019年10月28日至31日在北京举行。


    出席这次全会的有,中央委员202人,候补中央委员169人。中央纪律检查委员会常务委员会委员和有关方面负责同志列席会议。党的十九大代表中的部分基层同志和专家学者也列席会议。


    全会由中央政治局主持。中央委员会总书记习近平作了重要讲话。



    中国共产党第十九届中央委员会第四次全体会议,于2019年10月28日至31日在北京举行。中央委员会总书记习近平作重要讲话。 新华社记者 鞠鹏 摄


    全会听取和讨论了习近平受中央政治局委托作的工作报告,审议通过了《中共中央关于坚持和完善中国特色社会主义制度、推进国家治理体系和治理能力现代化若干重大问题的决定》。习近平就《决定(讨论稿)》向全会作了说明。


    全会充分肯定党的十九届三中全会以来中央政治局的工作。一致认为,面对国内外风险挑战明显增多的复杂局面,中央政治局高举中国特色社会主义伟大旗帜,坚持以马克思列宁主义、毛泽东思想、邓小平理论、“三个代表”重要思想、科学发展观、习近平新时代中国特色社会主义思想为指导,全面贯彻党的十九大和十九届二中、三中全会精神,准确把握国内国际两个大局,着力抓好发展和安全两件大事,加强战略谋划,增强战略定力,坚持稳中求进工作总基调,继续统筹推进“五位一体”总体布局和协调推进“四个全面”战略布局,团结带领全党全国各族人民攻坚克难、砥砺前行,庆祝中华人民共和国成立70周年系列活动极大振奋和凝聚了党心军心民心,庆祝改革开放40周年系列活动增强了将改革进行到底的信心,“不忘初心、牢记使命”主题教育成效明显,深化党和国家机构改革各项工作胜利完成,改革开放全面深化,经济社会保持健康稳定发展,坚决打好三大攻坚战和应对各种风险挑战工作有力有效,国防和军队现代化深入推进,推动党和国家各项事业取得新的重大进展。


    全会提出,中国特色社会主义制度是党和人民在长期实践探索中形成的科学制度体系,我国国家治理一切工作和活动都依照中国特色社会主义制度展开,我国国家治理体系和治理能力是中国特色社会主义制度及其执行能力的集中体现。


    全会认为,中国共产党自成立以来,团结带领人民,坚持把马克思主义基本原理同中国具体实际相结合,赢得了中国革命胜利,并深刻总结国内外正反两方面经验,不断探索实践,不断改革创新,建立和完善社会主义制度,形成和发展党的领导和经济、政治、文化、社会、生态文明、军事、外事等各方面制度,加强和完善国家治理,取得历史性成就。党的十八大以来,我们党领导人民统筹推进“五位一体”总体布局、协调推进“四个全面”战略布局,推动中国特色社会主义制度更加完善、国家治理体系和治理能力现代化水平明显提高,为政治稳定、经济发展、文化繁荣、民族团结、人民幸福、社会安宁、国家统一提供了有力保障。实践证明,中国特色社会主义制度和国家治理体系是以马克思主义为指导、植根中国大地、具有深厚中华文化根基、深得人民拥护的制度和治理体系,是具有强大生命力和巨大优越性的制度和治理体系,是能够持续推动拥有近十四亿人口大国进步和发展、确保拥有五千多年文明史的中华民族实现“两个一百年”奋斗目标进而实现伟大复兴的制度和治理体系。


    全会强调,我国国家制度和国家治理体系具有多方面的显著优势,主要是:坚持党的集中统一领导,坚持党的科学理论,保持政治稳定,确保国家始终沿着社会主义方向前进的显著优势;坚持人民当家作主,发展人民民主,密切联系群众,紧紧依靠人民推动国家发展的显著优势;坚持全面依法治国,建设社会主义法治国家,切实保障社会公平正义和人民权利的显著优势;坚持全国一盘棋,调动各方面积极性,集中力量办大事的显著优势;坚持各民族一律平等,铸牢中华民族共同体意识,实现共同团结奋斗、共同繁荣发展的显著优势;坚持公有制为主体、多种所有制经济共同发展和按劳分配为主体、多种分配方式并存,把社会主义制度和市场经济有机结合起来,不断解放和发展社会生产力的显著优势;坚持共同的理想信念、价值理念、道德观念,弘扬中华优秀传统文化、革命文化、社会主义先进文化,促进全体人民在思想上精神上紧紧团结在一起的显著优势;坚持以人民为中心的发展思想,不断保障和改善民生、增进人民福祉,走共同富裕道路的显著优势;坚持改革创新、与时俱进,善于自我完善、自我发展,使社会充满生机活力的显著优势;坚持德才兼备、选贤任能,聚天下英才而用之,培养造就更多更优秀人才的显著优势;坚持党指挥枪,确保人民军队绝对忠诚于党和人民,有力保障国家主权、安全、发展利益的显著优势;坚持“一国两制”,保持香港、澳门长期繁荣稳定,促进祖国和平统一的显著优势;坚持独立自主和对外开放相统一,积极参与全球治理,为构建人类命运共同体不断作出贡献的显著优势。这些显著优势,是我们坚定中国特色社会主义道路自信、理论自信、制度自信、文化自信的基本依据。


    全会强调,必须坚持以马克思列宁主义、毛泽东思想、邓小平理论、“三个代表”重要思想、科学发展观、习近平新时代中国特色社会主义思想为指导,增强“四个意识”,坚定“四个自信”,做到“两个维护”,坚持党的领导、人民当家作主、依法治国有机统一,坚持解放思想、实事求是,坚持改革创新,突出坚持和完善支撑中国特色社会主义制度的根本制度、基本制度、重要制度,着力固根基、扬优势、补短板、强弱项,构建系统完备、科学规范、运行有效的制度体系,加强系统治理、依法治理、综合治理、源头治理,把我国制度优势更好转化为国家治理效能,为实现“两个一百年”奋斗目标、实现中华民族伟大复兴的中国梦提供有力保证。


    全会提出,坚持和完善中国特色社会主义制度、推进国家治理体系和治理能力现代化的总体目标是,到我们党成立一百年时,在各方面制度更加成熟更加定型上取得明显成效;到二〇三五年,各方面制度更加完善,基本实现国家治理体系和治理能力现代化;到新中国成立一百年时,全面实现国家治理体系和治理能力现代化,使中国特色社会主义制度更加巩固、优越性充分展现。


    全会提出,坚持和完善党的领导制度体系,提高党科学执政、民主执政、依法执政水平。必须坚持党政军民学、东西南北中,党是领导一切的,坚决维护党中央权威,健全总揽全局、协调各方的党的领导制度体系,把党的领导落实到国家治理各领域各方面各环节。要建立不忘初心、牢记使命的制度,完善坚定维护党中央权威和集中统一领导的各项制度,健全党的全面领导制度,健全为人民执政、靠人民执政各项制度,健全提高党的执政能力和领导水平制度,完善全面从严治党制度。


    全会提出,坚持和完善人民当家作主制度体系,发展社会主义民主政治。必须坚持人民主体地位,坚定不移走中国特色社会主义政治发展道路,确保人民依法通过各种途径和形式管理国家事务,管理经济文化事业,管理社会事务。要坚持和完善人民代表大会制度这一根本政治制度,坚持和完善中国共产党领导的多党合作和政治协商制度,巩固和发展最广泛的爱国统一战线,坚持和完善民族区域自治制度,健全充满活力的基层群众自治制度。


    全会提出,坚持和完善中国特色社会主义法治体系,提高党依法治国、依法执政能力。建设中国特色社会主义法治体系、建设社会主义法治国家是坚持和发展中国特色社会主义的内在要求。必须坚定不移走中国特色社会主义法治道路,全面推进依法治国,坚持依法治国、依法执政、依法行政共同推进,坚持法治国家、法治政府、法治社会一体建设。要健全保证宪法全面实施的体制机制,完善立法体制机制,健全社会公平正义法治保障制度,加强对法律实施的监督。


    全会提出,坚持和完善中国特色社会主义行政体制,构建职责明确、依法行政的政府治理体系。国家行政管理承担着按照党和国家决策部署推动经济社会发展、管理社会事务、服务人民群众的重大职责。必须坚持一切行政机关为人民服务、对人民负责、受人民监督,创新行政方式,提高行政效能,建设人民满意的服务型政府。要完善国家行政体制,优化政府职责体系,优化政府组织结构,健全充分发挥中央和地方两个积极性体制机制。


    全会提出,坚持和完善社会主义基本经济制度,推动经济高质量发展。公有制为主体、多种所有制经济共同发展,按劳分配为主体、多种分配方式并存,社会主义市场经济体制等社会主义基本经济制度,既体现了社会主义制度优越性,又同我国社会主义初级阶段社会生产力发展水平相适应,是党和人民的伟大创造。必须坚持社会主义基本经济制度,充分发挥市场在资源配置中的决定性作用,更好发挥政府作用,全面贯彻新发展理念,坚持以供给侧结构性改革为主线,加快建设现代化经济体系。要毫不动摇巩固和发展公有制经济,毫不动摇鼓励、支持、引导非公有制经济发展,坚持按劳分配为主体、多种分配方式并存,加快完善社会主义市场经济体制,完善科技创新体制机制,建设更高水平开放型经济新体制。


    全会提出,坚持和完善繁荣发展社会主义先进文化的制度,巩固全体人民团结奋斗的共同思想基础。发展社会主义先进文化、广泛凝聚人民精神力量,是国家治理体系和治理能力现代化的深厚支撑。必须坚定文化自信,牢牢把握社会主义先进文化前进方向,激发全民族文化创造活力,更好构筑中国精神、中国价值、中国力量。要坚持马克思主义在意识形态领域指导地位的根本制度,坚持以社会主义核心价值观引领文化建设制度,健全人民文化权益保障制度,完善坚持正确导向的舆论引导工作机制,建立健全把社会效益放在首位、社会效益和经济效益相统一的文化创作生产体制机制。


    全会提出,坚持和完善统筹城乡的民生保障制度,满足人民日益增长的美好生活需要。增进人民福祉、促进人的全面发展是我们党立党为公、执政为民的本质要求。必须健全幼有所育、学有所教、劳有所得、病有所医、老有所养、住有所居、弱有所扶等方面国家基本公共服务制度体系,注重加强普惠性、基础性、兜底性民生建设,保障群众基本生活。满足人民多层次多样化需求,使改革发展成果更多更公平惠及全体人民。要健全有利于更充分更高质量就业的促进机制,构建服务全民终身学习的教育体系,完善覆盖全民的社会保障体系,强化提高人民健康水平的制度保障。坚决打赢脱贫攻坚战,建立解决相对贫困的长效机制。


    全会提出,坚持和完善共建共治共享的社会治理制度,保持社会稳定、维护国家安全。社会治理是国家治理的重要方面。必须加强和创新社会治理,完善党委领导、政府负责、民主协商、社会协同、公众参与、法治保障、科技支撑的社会治理体系,建设人人有责、人人尽责、人人享有的社会治理共同体,确保人民安居乐业、社会安定有序,建设更高水平的平安中国。要完善正确处理新形势下人民内部矛盾有效机制,完善社会治安防控体系,健全公共安全体制机制,构建基层社会治理新格局,完善国家安全体系。


    全会提出,坚持和完善生态文明制度体系,促进人与自然和谐共生。生态文明建设是关系中华民族永续发展的千年大计。必须践行绿水青山就是金山银山的理念,坚持节约资源和保护环境的基本国策,坚持节约优先、保护优先、自然恢复为主的方针,坚定走生产发展、生活富裕、生态良好的文明发展道路,建设美丽中国。要实行最严格的生态环境保护制度,全面建立资源高效利用制度,健全生态保护和修复制度,严明生态环境保护责任制度。


    全会提出,坚持和完善党对人民军队的绝对领导制度,确保人民军队忠实履行新时代使命任务。党对人民军队的绝对领导是人民军队的建军之本、强军之魂。必须牢固确立习近平强军思想在国防和军队建设中的指导地位,巩固和拓展深化国防和军队改革成果,构建中国特色社会主义军事政策制度体系,全面推进国防和军队现代化,确保实现党在新时代的强军目标,把人民军队全面建成世界一流军队,永葆人民军队的性质、宗旨、本色。要坚持人民军队最高领导权和指挥权属于党中央,健全人民军队党的建设制度体系,把党对人民军队的绝对领导贯彻到军队建设各领域全过程。


    全会提出,坚持和完善“一国两制”制度体系,推进祖国和平统一。“一国两制”是党领导人民实现祖国和平统一的一项重要制度,是中国特色社会主义的一个伟大创举。必须严格依照宪法和基本法对香港特别行政区、澳门特别行政区实行管治,维护香港、澳门长期繁荣稳定。建立健全特别行政区维护国家安全的法律制度和执行机制。要坚定推进祖国和平统一进程,完善促进两岸交流合作、深化两岸融合发展、保障台湾同胞福祉的制度安排和政策措施,团结广大台湾同胞共同反对“台独”、促进统一。


    全会提出,坚持和完善独立自主的和平外交政策,推动构建人类命运共同体。必须统筹国内国际两个大局,高举和平、发展、合作、共赢旗帜,坚定不移维护国家主权、安全、发展利益,坚定不移维护世界和平、促进共同发展。要健全党对外事工作领导体制机制,完善全方位外交布局,推进合作共赢的开放体系建设,积极参与全球治理体系改革和建设。


    全会提出,坚持和完善党和国家监督体系,强化对权力运行的制约和监督。党和国家监督体系是党在长期执政条件下实现自我净化、自我完善、自我革新、自我提高的重要制度保障。必须健全党统一领导、全面覆盖、权威高效的监督体系,增强监督严肃性、协同性、有效性,形成决策科学、执行坚决、监督有力的权力运行机制,构建一体推进不敢腐、不能腐、不想腐体制机制,确保党和人民赋予的权力始终用来为人民谋幸福。


    全会强调,坚持和完善中国特色社会主义制度、推进国家治理体系和治理能力现代化,是全党的一项重大战略任务。各级党委和政府以及各级领导干部要切实强化制度意识,带头维护制度权威,做制度执行的表率,带动全党全社会自觉尊崇制度、严格执行制度、坚决维护制度。加强制度理论研究和宣传教育,引导全党全社会充分认识中国特色社会主义制度的本质特征和优越性,坚定制度自信。推动广大干部严格按照制度履行职责、行使权力、开展工作,提高推进“五位一体”总体布局和“四个全面”战略布局等各项工作能力和水平。


    全会按照党章规定,决定递补中央委员会候补委员马正武、马伟明同志为中央委员会委员。


    全会审议并通过了中共中央纪律检查委员会关于刘士余同志严重违纪违法问题的审查报告,确认中央政治局之前作出的给予刘士余同志留党察看二年的处分。


    全会号召,全党全国各族人民要更加紧密地团结在以习近平同志为核心的党中央周围,坚定信心,保持定力,锐意进取,开拓创新,为坚持和完善中国特色社会主义制度、推进国家治理体系和治理能力现代化,实现“两个一百年”奋斗目标、实现中华民族伟大复兴的中国梦而努力奋斗!


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    Communiqué of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
    October 31, 2019, 17:51 Source: Xinhuanet
    Original title: Communiqué of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

    Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, October 31st

    Communiqué of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

    (Adopted at the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on October 31, 2019)

    The Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was held in Beijing from October 28 to 31, 2019.

    At the plenary session, there were 202 members of the Central Committee and 169 alternate members of the Central Committee. Members of the Standing Committee of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and responsible comrades of relevant parties attended the meeting. Some grassroots comrades and experts and scholars from the 19th National Congress of the Party also attended the meeting.

    The meeting is run by the central government. Xi Jinping, the general secretary of the Central Committee, made an important speech.

    The Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was held in Beijing from October 28 to 31, 2019. Xi Jinping, the general secretary of the Central Committee, made an important speech. Xinhua News Agency reporter Yan Peng photo

    The plenary session heard and discussed Xi Jinping's work report commissioned by the Central Political Bureau, and reviewed and approved the "Decision of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on Adhering to and Improving the Socialist System with Chinese Characteristics and Advancing the National Governance System and Modernization of Governance Capabilities." Xi Jinping explained the decision (discussion draft) to the plenary session.

    The plenary session fully affirmed the work of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee since the Third Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee. It is unanimously held that in the face of the complicated situation of increasing risk challenges at home and abroad, the Political Bureau of the Central Committee holds high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics and adheres to Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the important thinking of the "Three Represents", and the scientific development concept. Guided by Xi Jinping's new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics, he fully implemented the spirit of the 19th and 19th Central Committees of the Party, accurately grasped the two major domestic and international situations, focused on two major developments and security issues, and strengthened strategic planning. Enhance strategic strength, adhere to the general tone of steady progress, continue to coordinate and promote the overall layout of the "five in one" and coordinate the promotion of the "four comprehensive" strategic layout, unite and lead the entire party and the people of all nationalities to overcome difficulties and difficulties. The series of activities celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China greatly invigorated and united the hearts of the party and the hearts of the people. The series of activities celebrating the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up enhanced the confidence to carry out the reforms in the end. The theme of "not forgetting the original heart and keeping the mission in mind" was obvious. Deepening the reform of the party and state institutions, successfully completed the reform The reform and opening up has been comprehensively deepened, the economy and society have maintained a healthy and stable development, and it is effective and effective in resolving the three major challenges and coping with various risk challenges. The national defense and military modernization have been further advanced, and the party and the state have made new major progress.

    The Plenary Session proposed that the socialist system with Chinese characteristics is a scientific institutional system formed by the party and the people in the long-term practice and exploration. All the work and activities of China's state governance are carried out in accordance with the socialist system with Chinese characteristics. China's national governance system and governance capacity are social with Chinese characteristics. A centralized expression of the system of doctrine and its ability to execute.

    The Plenary Session believes that since its establishment, the Communist Party of China has united and led the people, insisted on combining the basic principles of Marxism with China's concrete realities, won the victory of the Chinese revolution, and profoundly summed up the experience of both domestic and foreign aspects, constantly exploring practice, and constantly reforming and innovating. Establish and improve the socialist system, form and develop the party's leadership and economic, political, cultural, social, ecological civilization, military, foreign affairs and other aspects of the system, strengthen and improve state governance, and achieve historic achievements. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, our party has led the people to promote the overall layout of the "five in one", coordinate and promote the "four comprehensive" strategic layout, promote the improvement of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics, and improve the modernization of the national governance system and governance capacity. It provides a strong guarantee for political stability, economic development, cultural prosperity, national unity, people's happiness, social peace, and national unity. Practice has proved that the socialist system and the national governance system with Chinese characteristics are guided by Marxism, rooted in China, have a profound Chinese cultural foundation, and have won the support and system of the people. They are systems with strong vitality and great superiority. And the governance system is a system and governance system that can continuously promote the progress and development of a country with nearly 1.4 billion people and ensure that the Chinese nation with more than 5,000 years of civilization has achieved the goal of "two hundred years" and achieved great rejuvenation.

    The Plenary Session stressed that China's national system and state governance system have many significant advantages, mainly: adhering to the party's centralized and unified leadership, upholding the party's scientific theories, maintaining political stability, and ensuring that the country always advances along the socialist direction; Adhere to the people being the masters of the country, develop people's democracy, closely contact the masses, closely rely on the people to promote the country's remarkable advantages in development; adhere to the principle of comprehensively administering the country according to law, building a socialist country ruled by law, and effectively safeguarding the socially fair and justice and the people's rights; A game of chess, mobilize the polarity of all parties, concentrate on the remarkable advantages of doing big things; adhere to the equality of all ethnic groups, cast a sense of the Chinese nation community, achieve the remarkable advantages of common unity and struggle, common prosperity and development; adhere to the public ownership as the main body, the multi-ownership economy Development and distribution according to work as the main body, multiple modes of distribution coexist, organically combine the socialist system with the market economy, continuously emancipate and develop the remarkable advantages of social productive forces; adhere to common ideals and beliefs, values, and moral values. China's excellent traditional culture, revolutionary culture, and advanced socialist culture, promote the remarkable superiority of all people in the ideological and spiritual unity; adhere to the people-centered development ideology, constantly protect and improve people's livelihood, enhance people's well-being, and walk The remarkable advantages of the path of common prosperity; persisting in reform and innovation, advancing with the times, being good at self-improvement and self-development, making the society full of vitality and vitality; adhering to the combination of virtue and talent, selecting talents and abilities, gathering talents in the world, and cultivating To create a remarkable advantage for more outstanding talents; to uphold the party's command of guns, to ensure that the people's army is absolutely loyal to the party and the people, to effectively safeguard the country's sovereignty, security, and development interests; to adhere to "one country, two systems" and maintain long-term prosperity and stability in Hong Kong and Macao To promote the remarkable advantages of the peaceful reunification of the motherland; to adhere to the unity of independence and openness, to actively participate in global governance, and to make a significant advantage in building a community of human destiny. These remarkable advantages are the basic basis for us to strengthen the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics, self-confidence, theoretical self-confidence, institutional self-confidence and cultural self-confidence.

    The plenary session stressed that we must adhere to the guidance of Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the important thinking of the "Three Represents", the Scientific Outlook on Development, and Xi Jinping's new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and strengthen the "four consciousnesses" and strengthen the "four "Confidence", "Double Maintenance", adhere to the party's leadership, the people being the masters of the country, and ruling the country according to law, adhere to emancipating the mind, seeking truth from facts, persisting in reform and innovation, and highlighting the fundamental system of supporting and perfecting the socialist system with Chinese characteristics. The basic system and important system are focused on solid foundation, advantage, short-term, strong and weak, and build a system system that is complete in system, scientific and standardized, and effective in operation, strengthen system governance, legal governance, comprehensive governance, and source governance. The advantages are better transformed into the effectiveness of national governance, providing a strong guarantee for realizing the "two hundred years" struggle goal and realizing the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

    The Plenary Session stated that the overall goal of upholding and improving the socialist system with Chinese characteristics and advancing the modernization of the national governance system and governance capacity is to achieve significant results in the maturity and stereotypes of all aspects of the system by the time of the establishment of our party. In the past three or five years, all aspects of the system have been more perfect, and the national governance system and governance capacity have been basically modernized. By the 100th year of the founding of the People's Republic of China, the modernization of the national governance system and governance capacity has been fully realized, and the socialist system with Chinese characteristics has been consolidated and superior. Fully demonstrated.

    The plenary session proposed to uphold and improve the party's leadership system and improve the party's scientific governance, democratic governance, and the level of governance according to law. We must uphold the party, government, military, and the people's studies, the East, the West, and the Middle East. The party is leading everything, resolutely safeguarding the authority of the party's central government, perfecting the party's leadership system that comprehensively grasps the overall situation and coordinates all parties, and implements the party's leadership in all areas of national governance. Link. We must establish a system that does not forget the initial heart and keep in mind the mission, improve the systems that firmly uphold the authority of the party Central Committee and centralize and unify leadership, improve the party's overall leadership system, improve the system of governing the people, rely on the people's governance, and improve the party's governance. The system of capacity and leadership level is perfected and the party system is strictly controlled.

    The plenary session proposed to uphold and improve the system of people's ownership as the master and develop socialist democracy. We must uphold the people's dominant position, unswervingly follow the path of socialist political development with Chinese characteristics, and ensure that the people manage state affairs, manage economic and cultural undertakings, and manage social affairs through various channels and forms. We must uphold and improve the fundamental political system of the people's congress system, uphold and improve the multi-party cooperation and political consultation system under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, consolidate and develop the most extensive patriotic united front, and uphold and improve the system of regional ethnic autonomy, and be full of vitality. The grassroots mass autonomy system.

    The plenary session proposed to uphold and improve the socialist rule of law system with Chinese characteristics and improve the party's ability to govern the country according to law and govern by law. Building a socialist rule of law system with Chinese characteristics and building a socialist country ruled by law are the inherent requirements for upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics. We must unswervingly follow the path of socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics, comprehensively promote the rule of law, and adhere to the rule of law, the rule of law, and the administration of law, and adhere to the rule of law, the rule of law, and the rule of law. It is necessary to improve the institutional mechanisms for ensuring the full implementation of the Constitution, improve the legislative system and mechanisms, improve the social fairness and justice rule of law, and strengthen the supervision of the implementation of the law.

    The plenary session proposed to uphold and improve the socialist administrative system with Chinese characteristics and build a government governance system with clear responsibilities and administration according to law. The state administration is responsible for promoting economic and social development, managing social affairs, and serving the people in accordance with the decision-making arrangements of the party and the state. It is imperative to insist that all administrative organs serve the people, be accountable to the people, be supervised by the people, innovate administrative methods, improve administrative efficiency, and build a service-oriented government that the people are satisfied with. It is necessary to improve the state administrative system, optimize the government's responsibility system, optimize the government's organizational structure, and improve the full play of the two central and local institutional mechanisms.

    The plenary session proposed to uphold and improve the basic socialist economic system and promote the high-quality development of the economy. The public ownership is the main body, the multi-ownership economy develops together, the distribution according to work as the main body, the multiple distribution methods coexist, and the socialist basic economic system such as the socialist market economic system not only reflects the superiority of the socialist system, but also the socialist primary The level of social productivity development at the stage is compatible with the great creation of the party and the people. We must adhere to the basic socialist economic system, give full play to the decisive role of the market in resource allocation, give full play to the role of the government, comprehensively implement the new development concept, and adhere to the supply-side structural reform as the main line to accelerate the construction of a modern economic system. We must unswervingly consolidate and develop the public-owned economy, unswervingly encourage, support, and guide the development of the non-public economy, adhere to the distribution of labor as the mainstay, coexist with multiple modes of distribution, accelerate the improvement of the socialist market economic system, and improve the system of scientific and technological innovation. Build a new system of higher levels of open economy.

    The plenary session proposed to uphold and improve the system of prospering and developing advanced socialist culture and consolidate the common ideological basis for the united struggle of all people. Developing advanced socialist culture and broadly concentrating the people's spiritual strength is a profound support for the modernization of the national governance system and governance capacity. We must strengthen our cultural self-confidence, firmly grasp the direction of the advanced socialist culture, inspire the vitality of the national culture, and build a Chinese spirit, Chinese value, and Chinese power. We must uphold the fundamental system of guiding the status of Marxism in the field of ideology, adhere to the socialist core values, lead the system of cultural construction, improve the system of safeguarding the rights and interests of the people, improve the work mechanism of public opinion that adheres to the correct orientation, and establish and improve the social benefits in the first place. Cultural creation and production system and mechanism in which social benefits and economic benefits are unified.

    The Plenary Session proposed to adhere to and improve the system of people's livelihood security in urban and rural areas to meet the people's growing needs for a better life. Improving the well-being of the people and promoting the all-round development of the people are the essential requirements for our party to establish the party for the public and to govern for the people. It is necessary to improve the basic public service system of the country, such as young children, education, education, income, medical care, old age, living and living, and weak support. Basic and holistic construction of the people's livelihood will ensure the basic livelihood of the people. To meet the diverse needs of the people, so that the reform and development results will be more fair and fair to the benefit of all people. We must improve the promotion mechanism that is conducive to more adequate and higher-quality employment, build an education system that serves lifelong learning for all, improve the social security system that covers the entire population, and strengthen the institutional guarantee for improving people's health. We will resolutely win the battle against poverty and establish a long-term mechanism to resolve relative poverty.

    The Plenary Session proposed to adhere to and improve the social governance system of building and co-governing and sharing, maintaining social stability and safeguarding national security. Social governance is an important aspect of state governance. We must strengthen and innovate social governance, improve the social governance system of party committee leadership, government responsibility, democratic consultation, social coordination, public participation, rule of law protection, and science and technology support, and build a social governance community where everyone is responsible, everyone is responsible, and everyone enjoys. To ensure that the people live and work in peace, social stability and order, and build a higher level of Ping An China. It is necessary to improve and effectively handle the effective internal contradictions of the people under the new situation, improve the social security prevention and control system, improve the public security system and mechanism, build a new pattern of grassroots social governance, and improve the national security system.

    The plenary session proposed to adhere to and improve the system of ecological civilization and promote the harmonious coexistence between man and nature. The construction of ecological civilization is a millennium plan for the sustainable development of the Chinese nation. We must practice the concept of green water and green hills as Jinshan Yinshan, adhere to the basic national policy of saving resources and protecting the environment, adhere to the principle of saving priority, protecting priority, and restoring nature, and firmly adhere to the development of civilization with productive development, rich life and good ecology. Road, building beautiful China. It is necessary to implement the most stringent ecological environmental protection system, comprehensively establish a resource efficient use system, improve the ecological protection and restoration system, and strictly enforce the ecological environmental protection responsibility system.

    The plenary session proposed to uphold and improve the party's absolute leadership system over the people's army and ensure that the people's army faithfully fulfills its mission of the new era. The party’s absolute leadership over the people’s army is the foundation of the people’s army and the soul of a strong army. We must firmly establish the guiding position of Xi Jinping's strong military thinking in national defense and army building, consolidate and expand the achievements of national defense and military reform, build a socialist military policy system with Chinese characteristics, comprehensively promote national defense and military modernization, and ensure the realization of the party in a new era. The goal of a strong army is to build the people's army into a world-class army and to preserve the nature, purpose, and true nature of the people's army. It is necessary to uphold the highest leadership and command of the people's army and belong to the party Central Committee, improve the party's construction system of the people's army, and implement the party's absolute leadership over the people's army in the entire process of military construction.

    The plenary session proposed to uphold and improve the system of "one country, two systems" and promote the peaceful reunification of the motherland. "One country, two systems" is an important system for the party to lead the people to achieve peaceful reunification of the motherland and a great pioneering work for socialism with Chinese characteristics. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Macao Special Administrative Region must be governed in strict accordance with the Constitution and the Basic Law, and the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macao should be safeguarded. Establish and improve the legal system and enforcement mechanism for safeguarding national security in special administrative regions. We must firmly advance the process of peaceful reunification of the motherland, improve institutional arrangements and policy measures to promote cross-strait exchanges and cooperation, deepen cross-strait integration and development, and safeguard the well-being of Taiwan compatriots, and unite the Taiwan compatriots to jointly oppose "Taiwan independence" and promote reunification.

    The plenary session proposed to uphold and improve the independent foreign policy of peace and promote the building of a community of human destiny. We must coordinate the two major domestic and international situations, hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation, and win-win, unswervingly safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests, and unswervingly safeguard world peace and promote common development. It is necessary to improve the party's leadership system and mechanism for foreign affairs, improve the overall diplomatic layout, promote the open system of cooperation and win-win, and actively participate in the reform and construction of the global governance system.

    The plenary session proposed to uphold and improve the party and state supervision system and strengthen the restriction and supervision of power operation. The party and state supervision system is an important institutional guarantee for the party to achieve self-purification, self-improvement, self-innovation and self-improvement under the conditions of long-term governance. We must improve the party's unified leadership, comprehensive coverage, authoritative and efficient supervision system, enhance the seriousness, synergy, and effectiveness of supervision, form a power-making mechanism for decision-making science, implementation of resoluteness, and supervision, and build a unity to promote non-corruption and non-corruption. We do not want to stagnate institutional mechanisms to ensure that the powers conferred by the party and the people are always used to make people happy.

    The plenary session stressed that it is a major strategic task for the whole party to uphold and improve the socialist system with Chinese characteristics and promote the modernization of the national governance system and governance capacity. Party committees and governments at all levels and leading cadres at all levels must earnestly strengthen institutional awareness, take the lead in maintaining institutional authority, and act as an example of system implementation, and drive the entire party-wide society to consciously respect the system, strictly enforce the system, and resolutely maintain the system. Strengthen institutional theory research and publicity and education, and guide the whole party and the whole society to fully understand the essential characteristics and superiority of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics and strengthen institutional confidence. We will promote the cadres to perform their duties, exercise their powers, and carry out their work in strict accordance with the system, and improve the work capacity and level of promoting the overall layout of the "five in one" and the "four comprehensive" strategic layout.

    In accordance with the provisions of the Party Constitution, the Plenary decided to fill the alternate members of the Central Committee, Ma Zhengwu and Ma Weiming as members of the Central Committee.

    The Plenary Session reviewed and approved the review report of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection on Comrade Liu Shiyu's serious violation of laws and regulations, and confirmed that the Politburo of the Central Committee had given the comrade Liu Shiyu to stay in the party for two years.

    The plenary session calls for the entire party and the people of all nationalities to unite more closely around the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, strengthen confidence, maintain determination, forge ahead, and innovate in order to uphold and improve the socialist system with Chinese characteristics and promote the country. Strive for the modernization of the governance system and governance capacity, realize the "two hundred years" struggle goal, and realize the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!
    (Editor: Wang Yiyuan, Chang Xuemei)
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    中国共产党第十九届中央委员会第四次全体会议,于2019年10月28日至31日在北京举行。坚持和完善中国特色社会主义制度、推进国家治理体系和治理能力现代化若干重大问题,是本次会议鲜明的主题。全会通过了《中共中央关于坚持和完善中国特色社会主义制度 推进国家治理体系和治理能力现代化若干重大问题的决定》(以下简称《决定》),《决定》从十三个方面列举了我国国家制度和国家治理体系的“显著优势”,其中“坚持共同的理想信念、价值理念、道德观念,弘扬中华优秀传统文化、革命文化、社会主义先进文化,促进全体人民在思想上精神上紧紧团结在一起”是我国国家制度和国家治理体系的显著优势之一。

    《决定》第七点指出,“坚持和完善繁荣发展社会主义先进文化的制度,巩固全体人民团结奋斗的共同思想基础”。站在增强制度优势、推进国家治理体系和治理能力现代化的战略高度,为文化制度的改革创新和完善发展指明方向,意义重大而深远。文化制度是国家制度的重要内容与有机组成部分,从文化制度的视角看,推进国家治理体系和治理能力现代化,就要坚持和完善繁荣发展社会主义先进文化的制度。

    先进文化是支撑。《决定》指出,“发展社会主义先进文化、广泛凝聚人民精神力量,是国家治理体系和治理能力现代化的深厚支撑。”文化不只是生活方式,更是一种精神价值,一种意义体系,它的意义在于给心灵启迪,给精神以力量。坚持和完善中国特色社会主义制度,推进国家治理体系和治理能力现代化,离不开社会主义先进文化的滋润和涵养。所以,只有大力发展社会主义先进文化,用社会主义先进文化熔铸各族人民团结奋斗的共同的理想信念、价值理念、道德观念,才能提供文化制度的强大思想动力与信念支撑,促进全体人民在思想上、精神上紧紧团结在一起,广泛凝聚起人们的精神力量,才能构建起国家治理体系和治理能力现代化的深厚精神支撑。

    文化自信是动力。文化具有鲜明的主体性。文化自信是一个民族对自己文化的自我肯定和自我认同,即对民族文化价值及其生命创造力和自我发展前景的充分肯定、自觉坚信与执着坚守。文化自信奠基于文化自觉,是对我们“自信什么,为何自信,如何增强自信”等重大问题做出理性分析和科学问答基础上形成的一种文化态度。建立在理性文化自觉基础的文化自信,往往具有持久的生命力和创造潜能。这种文化自信往往具有包容性、创新性与进取性,它使我们拥有强健的昂扬向上的健康心理。习近平总书记指出:“坚持文化自信是更基础、更广泛、更深厚的自信,是更基本、更深沉、更持久的力量。”文化自信是一个民族、国家在文化发展中保持强健的心理、坚守自我、知所趋止、顽强进取的精神定力与顽强韧性所在。文化的繁荣发展归根到底在于广大人民群众创造力的充分发挥。所以,坚定文化自信,发展繁荣中国特色社会主义文化,我们就能激发全民族文化创造活力,释放出创新创造的巨大文化潜能,更好构筑中国精神、中国价值、中国力量,构建起充分反映社会主义经济基础的先进文化制度。

    马克思主义指导是根本。我们建设的国家制度以及国家治理体系与治理能力现代化是有方向的,那就是坚持中国特色社会主义方向。因此,我们必须坚持马克思主义在意识形态领域指导地位的根本制度。马克思主义是一套以人民为中心、为绝大多数人谋利益的价值体系,它占领着真理、道义与价值的制高点。以马克思主义为指导,我们的文化制度建设就占据了精神高地,就拥有了强大的真理力量和不竭的价值力量。文化的核心是价值观,任何文化制度的背后都有一套价值观支撑。社会主义核心价值观是马克思主义价值观、中华优秀传统文化价值观和中国革命文化价值观的综合集成与创新发展,凝聚着中国人民和中华民族实现民族复兴的中国梦和建设社会主义现代化强国的最大价值公约数,它反映了广大人民群众的根本意愿与对美好生活的向往。坚持以社会主义核心价值观引领文化建设制度,坚持以人民为中心,一切为了人民,让人民共享文化发展成果,不断健全人民文化权益保障制度,我们就能大力激发和调动广大人民群众的文化创造热情和活力,构建起充满生机活力的文化创作生产和文化事业发展的体制机制。

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    The seventh point of the "Decision" pointed out: "Insist and improve the system of prospering and developing advanced socialist culture, and consolidate the common ideological basis for the united struggle of all people." Standing at the strategic height of strengthening the institutional advantages, advancing the national governance system and modernizing the governance capacity, and pointing out the direction for the reform, innovation and perfect development of the cultural system, it is of great significance and far-reaching significance. The cultural system is an important content and an organic component of the state system. From the perspective of the cultural system, to promote the modernization of the national governance system and governance capacity, we must adhere to and improve the system of prospering and developing advanced socialist culture.

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    LPGA Tour Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship Scores

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    5th International Seminar on Science Education

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    PPs UNY menggelar The 5th International Seminar on Science Education dengan tema “Industrial Revolution 4.0: Impacts, Challenges, and Strategies in Science Education”. Salah satu tujuan diselenggarakannya kegiatan ini yaitu untuk membentuk suasana akademik baik bagi mahasiswa maupun dosen, serta memberikan fasilitas kepada praktisi khususnya dalam bidang Pendidikan Rumpun Sains dalam melakukan publikasi ilmiah. “Saat kita merayakan peringatan 50 tahun manusia pertama berjalan di bulan, kita memasuki apa yang disebut revolusi industri keempat, yang juga dikenal sebagai revolusi 'cerdas'. Sebagai pendidik sains kita perlu melakukan lebih dari mempersiapkan lulusan dengan pengetahuan disiplin khusus terkini. Kita perlu memastikan bahwa semua anak muda mengembangkan berbagai keterampilan transdisipliner termasuk pemikiran kritis, pemahaman etis, keterampilan interpersonal, fleksibilitas, kerja tim, dan ketahanan”, terang Prof. Vaille Dawson, Ph.D. pembicara utama dalam seminar ini.

    Kegiatan tahunan ini diselenggarakan oleh Prodi Pendidikan Kimia, Pendidikan Fisika, Pendidikan Biologi, dan Pendidikan Sains Program Pascasarjana Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY). Kegiatan ini diselenggarakan pada Sabtu, 26 Oktober 2019 pukul 08.00 - 16.30 WIB di Aula lantai 7 Gedung Imam Barnadib Program Pascasarjana UNY. Masih dalam rangkaian agenda seminar, diadakan empat agenda kuliah tamu. Dua kuliah tamu diadakan pada Kamis, 24 Oktober 2019 dengan pembicara Prof. Hsin-Kai Wu dan Prof. Dr. Özgül Yılmaz Tüzün dan dua lainnya diadakan pada Jum’at, 25 Oktober 2019 dengan pembicara Prof. Vaille Dawson dan Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Ali Samsudin.

    Seminar ini diikuti oleh 124 Presenter, 7 Co-Author dan 118 Participant yang berasal dari dalam maupun luar institusi Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta. Menghadirkan 4 pembicara, yaitu Prof. Vaille Dawson dari The University of Western Australia, Prof. Dr. Özgül Yılmaz Tüzün dari Middle East Technical University, Prof. Hsin-Kai Wu dari National Taiwan Normal University, dan Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Ali Samsudin dari Universiti Sains Malaysia.

    Acara ini dibuka oleh Prof. Dr. Sutrisna Wibawa, M.Pd. selaku Rektor Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta. Dalam sambutannya, Bapak Sutrisna menyampaikan terkait harapannya agar kegiatan seminar internasional seperti ini dapat memberikan manfaat bagi seluruh mahasiswa rumpun sains, khususnya mahasiswa Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta dalam kegiatan publikasi dalam bentuk proceeding maupun journal. Selanjutnya, Prof. Vaille Dawson menyampaikan materi bertopik “Industrial Revolution 4.0: Impact, Challenges, and Strategies in Science Education”. Pembicara kedua, Prof. Dr. Özgül Yılmaz Tüzün menyampaikan materi bertopik “Interdiciplinary Science Teaching: Pedagogical, Practices, and Knowledge Regarding Socioscientific Issues”. Pembicara ketiga, Prof. Hsin-Kai Wu menyampaikan materi bertopik “Science Inquiry and Industrial Revolution 4.0: Data Skills and Multivariable Reasoning”. Serta pembicara keempat, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Ali Samsudin menyampaikan materi bertopik “Infusing IR 4.0 Approach into Science Education: Case of Research Using Big Data and Application of Artificial Intelligence in Educational Testing”.

    Acara ISSE ke 5 ini ditutup dengan pemberian sertifikat kepada 14 Presenter terbaik dari masing-masing ruang di seminar paralel, dan pemberian souvenir kepada 6 peserta  yang mengajukan pertanyaan kepada Pembicara saat seminar berlangsung.

    Seminar ini diharapkan dapat menjadi sarana bagi praktisi untuk meningkatkan publikasi ilmiah khususnya dalam bidang Pendidikan Rumpun Sains. Selain itu, seminar ini dapat menjadi wadah memperoleh informasi penting tentang pengajaran, evaluasi pembelajaran, dan metode Pendidikan Rumpun Sains dari pakar - pakar pendidikan yang dihadirkan. Informasi yang melimpah ini, diharapkan dapat meningkatkan kemampuan calon pendidik ataupun pendidik dalam menerapkannya pada kegiatan belajar mengajar di kelas. Seminar ini juga diharapkan menjadi langkah inovatif untuk mengembangkan Pendidikan di Indonesia dalam rangka menyiapkan skill generasi muda pada abad ke-21. (ZN/ant)


              

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    Difícil de creer pero ella dice que el secreto está en el deporte, comer muchos vegetales y sobre todo mantenerse alejada de las bebidas azucaradas. Son sólo algunas de sus costumbres que le dieron la apariencia que tiene.

          

              

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    The Top 5 Buys of the Matthews Asia Small Companies Fund

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    Facebook and Instagram posts help locate pygmy seahorses in Taiwan

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    Trails of Indochina Marks 20 Years at the top of Asia’s Tourism Game

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    Beijing vows to ‘fully respect’ Taiwanese way of life … after reunification

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    BWorld 379, Energy security and fast growth

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    * This is my paper in BusinessWorld last October 22, 2019.


    KUALA LUMPUR — I came to the capital city of Malaysia to speak at the Liberalism Conference of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) last Saturday, along with the launching of the International Property Rights Index (IPRI) 2019 by the Property Rights Alliance.

    Whenever I go abroad I always observe how high or low the energy use is of the cities that I visit. It is obvious that energy use here in Kuala Lumpur is high — streets, tollways, buildings and other structures are well lit at night, there are many MRT, LRT, and Monorail (running on electricity) trips per hour and the MRT/LRT stations underground are well lit and air-conditioned.

    Malaysia has only 32 million people and its total electricity generation in 2018 was 168 tera-watt hours (TWH). In contrast, the Philippines has 108 million people and its electricity generation last year was only 100 TWH. Malaysia depends largely on natural gas plus coal (65 + 68 TWH) for power generation and this energy mix is similar to Japan’s.

    I revisit two data sets that I put in my two recent energy columns here. Again, data on coal consumption in million tons oil equivalent (mtoe) is from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy (June 2019), data on population and GDP growth are from the World Bank, World Development Indicators database (August 2019). Dividing coal consumption over population, the kilos of oil equivalent (koe) per capita is derived. Growth rates in coal use and GDP are averaged per 10 years.

      
    Three trends and facts emerge from the numbers in the table.
      
    One, countries with high consumption of cheaper energy like coal, represented by their high coal koe per capita, also have higher income — Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, and Malaysia.

    Two, the Philippines has the lowest, the smallest coal consumption among the major and emerging Asian economies — only 153 koe per person in 2018. Only one-fourth of Malaysia, one-sixth of Japan, one-ninth of China, and only 1/11 of South Korea and greenie Australia. Hong Kong’s per capita was 662 in 1998 and 837 in 2018 while Singapore’s was 0 in 1998 and 163 in 2018 or slightly higher than the Philippines. And the anti-coal groups and people in the Philippines say that ours is already high and scary that we should stop building new coal plants and retire soon existing ones? Lousy and idiotic argument.

    Three, there is clear correlation between growth in cheap energy coal consumption and growth in GDP, at least for the countries covered above. Australia, Japan, and South Korea decelerated coal use from 2006 to 2018 and they also experienced growth deceleration. Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines retained their high coal use and they also retained their high GDP growth.

    While most anti-coal groups are watermelon (green outside, red inside) activists, some are outrightly pushing for their natural gas business. Demonize coal, prevent the construction of more coal plants so that the big distribution utilities and electric cooperatives will be forced to buy from their soon imported and more expensive LNG power to prevent massive blackouts in the country due to insufficient power supply.

    Again, climate change is cyclical and natural, the warming-cooling cycle having been going on since planet Earth was born some 4.6 billion years ago. This is nature-made global warming and global cooling, not man-made or anthropogenic. The deceptive and dishonest “man-made” Climate Change narrative is part of global and national corruption to justify endless and rising oil/carbon taxes, renewables subsidies, climate loans, climate bureaucracies, and junkets.

    We need more energy security to sustain fast economic growth and job creation. Cheap, stable and reliable energy that is dispatchable on demand, requires less land per MW of power generation. It is not dependent on the weather and requiring huge tracts of land that can otherwise be used for more food production and forest protection.
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    BWorld 375, Property rights and agrarian lefts

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    “CARP has instead effected a massive de-formalization of agriculture! Time to allow agriculture to march out of the informal into the formal sector. It is time, in other words, to stop redistributing poverty!”

    — Dr. Raul Fabella, “CARP: Time to Let Go,” 
    UPSE Discussion Paper 2014-02, February 2014

    Unlike agrarian reform in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan that lasted only for several years before forced land redistribution was halted, the Philippines’ agrarian reform is endless, with no timetable — a forever program.

    Former President Marcos declared his own agrarian reform in 1972 and when he was ousted, former President Cory Aquino implemented another version, the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP, RA 6657, June 1988). CARP should have ended by 1998 but it was extended under RA 9700 (August 2009). So from 1972 to 2019, there have bee 47 years of agrarian reform and there is no plan to end it.

    Endless agrarian reform is wrong because it creates endless business uncertainty in two sectors, agribusiness and mass housing programs.

    First, an agribusiness person develops an idle or ugly piece of land into a productive, revenue-earning fruit orchard. Rural jobs are created, food production is expanded, and that is also where the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) can come, knock on the person’s door to inform him/her that the land will soon be forcibly distributed to the workers. And this contributes to why many rural areas remain planted to traditional low-value crops.

    Second, real estate developers endure many years of waiting for the DAR to approve land conversion from agricultural to mass housing projects.

    I spoke with Jeffrey Ng, a fellow alumni of the UP School of Economics (UPSE) and President of our UPSE Alumni Association. He is also the Chairman of the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA). Jeff said that they have to “get approval from National Irrigation Administration, Philippine Coconut Authority, Sugar Regulatory Administration, then the Department of Agriculture itself. Only then can we apply for actual conversion with DAR. After which comes LGUs, DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) and HLURB (Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board). All these delays cost money and interest, which unnecessarily raises the cost of socialized and mass housing projects.”

    President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered that this entire land conversion process should not take more than 30 days. Jeff said that it can be done if all these government agencies and departments will put up a one-stop shop under the new Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development.

    Some 6.5 million Filipino families do not own a house yet, so the supply of buildable land for affordable mass housing should increase. And DAR and endless agrarian reform is part of the problem. This is agrarian and property leftism.

    Related to this is the low score and global ranking of the Philippines in property rights protection like land. Small- and medium-size landowners are unsure if they can continue ownership and control of their land in the next 10 or 20 years.

    In the International Property Rights Index (IPRI), an annual study by the Property Rights Alliance (PRA, Washington DC), the Philippines ranks low. The index is composed of three components: Legal and Political Environment (LPE), Physical Property Rights (PPR) and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). LPE has four sub-components, IPR has three, and PPR also has three — Protection of physical property, Registering property, and Ease of access to loans.

    In overall IPRI, the Philippines ranked 77th out of 118 economies in the 2010 Report, improved to 70th out of 125 economies in the 2018 report. In PPR, the Philippines has significantly improved over these years, ranked 80th in the 2010 Report and 63rd in the 2018 Report (See Table).
      


    IPRI 2019 will be launched on Oct. 16 at Fairmont Hotel. How will the Philippines rank then, both in IPRI overall and PPR?

    Report author, Dr. Sary Levy-Carciente, an economist from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Boston University, Center of Polymer Studies, will come to discuss the report. PRA Executive Director Lorenzo Montanari will accompany her. The local partners of this event are the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) and Minimal Government Thinkers.

    The words of Dr. Fabella, a National Scientist, my former teacher, and our former Dean of UPSE, should be heeded by legislators and the administration, to finally end the endless forced redistribution of private lands.
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    BWorld 372, Energy leftism will plunge the Philippines into darkness

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    * My column in BusinessWorld last September 26, 2019.


    The continuing anti-coal paranoia of many leftist political groups and greenie environmentalists is largely based on emotion and alarmism, far away from reason and energy realism. And based on watermelon activism — green on the outside, red on the inside.

    I constructed this table below to show why I said this. The data on coal consumption in million tons oil equivalent (mtoe) is from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy (June 2019), the data on population is from the IMF World Economic Outlook database (April 2019). Simply dividing coal consumption over population we can derive the kilos of oil equivalent (koe) per capita. (See Table 1).


    Does the Philippines’ coal consumption of only 153 koe per person in 2018 appear to be “too scary, too Frankensteinin,” that the country should limit — if not stop building — new coal plants and phase out old coal plants? If it is too scary, then how would the watermelon activists call the coal consumption per capita of Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, and China which are nine times to 11 times larger than the Philippines’ — horribly Frankensteinly scary?

    Aside from the mythical claim that the Philippines already has big coal power capacity, another dishonest claim by the paranoid anti-coal groups is that coal power will only produce more expensive prices as “stranded costs” that the consumers have to pay for decades. Far out.

    The biggest private distribution utility in the country, Meralco, has successfully conducted a Competitive Selection Process (CSP) bidding and got contracts for 1,200 MW of baseload (power plants running 24/7) power with the following all-in prices, VAT inclusive: South Premiere Power for 670 MW, P4.93/kWh; San Miguel Energy for 330 MW, same P4.93/kWh, and PHINMA Energy 200 MW, P4.88/kWh.

    Two things are notable about these future fixed generation prices: One, they are cheaper than recent generation charges by the company which were P5+ per kwh. (See Table 2) 


    And two, coal prices would go up further in 2020 and beyond because of the higher excise tax on coal under the TRAIN law, from P10/ton to P50/ton in 2018, P100/ton in 2019, and P150/ton in 2020. And yet future prices of coal power for electricity will go down to below P5/kWh.

    Another group of energy leftists rallied to oppose the 1,200-MW Atimonan One power plant because it is a coal plant. Going back to Table 1 as previously mentioned, we have very little coal power consumption despite having zero nuke power, little natgas power from the ageing Malampaya gas field, and ageing hydro, geothermal, and coal plants. If the lefties succeed in opposing new coal plants, we are courting a scenario of frequent blackouts in the coming years.

    The anti-coal groups and activists can only mouth slogans and emotional statements, not facts-based research. They should not brag in their lousy and emotional campaigns, they should be ashamed instead because they are dragging the country towards darkness and frequent blackouts, of less power reserves but more political noise.
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    [政治] ISO 3166將台灣列中國一省 外交部:續要求更正

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    台南新餐廳︱阿信巧克力農場台南店:濃濃可可香,滿滿巧克力,經典冰淇淋

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    這篇文章 台南新餐廳︱阿信巧克力農場台南店:濃濃可可香,滿滿巧克力,經典冰淇淋 最早出現於 Vicky 媽媽的遊樂園


              

    Taiwan top-3 foundries to see combined revenue hit another record high in 4Q19

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    Hoya Star International Limited

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    HOYA STAR IS A MANUFACTURER AS WELL AS TRADING COMPANY! OUR FACTORY HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED IN CENTRAL OF TAIWAN, TAICHUNG CITY WUFENG DIST SINCE 1992. AT BEGINNING, OUR FACTORY ONLY OEM ALL KINDS OF PARTS OF HAND TOOL, HARDWARE, AUTO TOOL, AUTO PARTS FOR MANY RENOWN BRAND. WE HAVE EXCELLENT PRODUCTION AND QUALITY CONTROL SKILLS, AND ALSO GET ISO9001 CERTIFICATE. IN ORDER TO EXPAND OUR FULL RANGE OF SERVICES FOR CLIENTS, WE ESTABLISHED OUR TRADE TEAM TO EXPORT PRODUCTS OF THIS FIELD IN 2015. BASED ON OUR FACTORY EXPERIENCED PRODUCTION AND INSPECTION, WE ADD SOURCING, DESIGN, PACKING, SHIPPING, LOGISTICS AND CUSTOMS CLEARANCE. AND OUR TRADE TEAM OFFICIALLY FOUND HOYA STAR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED IN 2017. HEREAFTER, OUR FACTORY IS DEDICATED IN PRODUCTION; HOYA STAR IS DEDICATED IN SALES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE. TO MEET FUTURE TREND, WE ADDED OUR PRODUCTION LINE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE & ACCESSORIES, GREEN CORDLESS POWER TOOL AND GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS FROM 2018. OUR STRENGTH IS TO PROVIDE INNOVATIVE, EXCLUSIVE, NEWEST, CUSTOMIZE, HANDY, PATENTED, QUALITY PRODUCTS WITH REASONABLE PRICES TO CLIENTS. HONESTY AND RECIPROCITY ARE OUR FAITHS. ACCORDING TO THESE FAITHS, WE UPHOLD FOLLOWING PRINCIPLES: 1. WE DO NOT SELL COUNTERFEIT OR INFRINGING PRODUCTS, ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE FROM ORIGINAL MANUFACTURERS. 2. WE DO NOT DO SHODDY WORK AND USE INFERIOR MATERIAL FOR COST DOWN. 3. WE DO NOT SELL SHODDY OR BAD QUALITY PRODUCTS. KEPPING ABOVE PRINCIPLES AND OUR BEST SINCERITY, HOPE WE CAN BUILD LONG-TERM STABILITY COOPERATION WITH YOU IN THE FUTURE. FOR MORE, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.hoyastar.com OR www.hoya.twmail.net
              

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    SUNTAP ELECTRONICS GROUP, founded in 2002, is a large group manufacturer for Capacitor, Rectifier & Diode and SMD type LED, with brand " SPE". For capacitors, we focus on producing plastic capacitors and multilayer ceramic capacitors with over 14 years' professional experiences. Capacitors are widely used in lighting, power supply, communications, comsumer electronics, industrial electric equipment and electric power system etc. Rectifiers & Diodes lines including general purpose rectifiers & diodes, switching diodes, schottky diodes, zener diodes and fast recovery diodes. For Leds, we focus on SMD type (eg.: 0603, 0805, 1206, 3020, 3528, 5050). Combine with Taiwan high technology and our professional engineer team, we commit high quality for all our products. We obtained high reputation on global markets for our stable and superior quality, competitive price, short lead time and excellent services. SUNTAP ELECTRONICS GROUP insist on strict quality management, completely establish and execute ISO9001 international quality management system and ISO14001 international environment management system. Our products are with CQC,UL,CUL,VDE, ENEC certificated, also with ROHS and Reach SGS certification. We dedicate to build up us as your most reliable capacitors and diode supplier. Our sales will reply within 20 minutes after receive your emails. Professional and quick response will make our cooperation more pleasant. Welcome to inquiry us and join us as our distributors.
              

    Beyond Meat eyes production in Asia before the end of 2020

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    HKSTP Garners Prestigious Incubator of the Year at 2019 AABI Awards Ceremony

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    Cypress Bio-Tech and Neosen Energy Win Torch Awards in recognition of outstanding innovation and contribution to I&T ecosystem

    HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) today garnered the Incubator of the Year at the Asian Association of Business Incubation (AABI) Awards Ceremony 2019, in recognition of its outstanding performance in catalysing the growth and success of technology startups through its incubation programmes.

    AABI is the leading organisation promoting business incubation and entrepreneurship in 19 economies across the Asia-Pacific region. Assessed by a heavyweight panel of judges comprising 23 association members and 36 incubator members, AABI annually honours among its member organisations with the prestigious Incubator of the Year Award, as well as the Torch Awards for outstanding startups.

    “We are honoured to be awarded the Incubator of the Year,” said Albert Wong, Chief Executive Officer of HKSTP. “HKSTP strives to make the best use of the government’s funding support to introduce new initiatives, enhance our current programmes and support services to cater to the needs of tech companies at different stages of their development. This award is a testimony to our sustained efforts in accelerating the growth of our graduate incubatees, now numbering more than 600. This award is also a recognition of the support of our partners, experts and mentors who have actively supported HKSTP in nurturing innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in the city.”

    Earlier in March, HKSTP honoured 80 companies for completing their Incubation Programmes – Incu-App, Incu-Tech, and/or Incu-Bio – a record number of graduates in a single year. The graduates, coming from Hong Kong and overseas such as Canada, Russia and the United States, have won 99 innovation awards, filed or registered 38 patents, and raised a total of HK$ 134 million from angel investments and venture capital funding.

    AABI has also recognised Cypress Bio-Tech and Neosen Energy with the Torch Awards for their outstanding work.

    Cypress Bio-Tech, an incubatee of HKSTP, received the Torch Award for Technology Transfer for developing a unique textile impregnation treatment that repels biting insects in a safe, effective and user-friendly way. They were recognised for facilitating knowledge and technology transfer on their patented insect repellent technology with universities and research institutes in the United States and Taiwan.

    Neosen Energy, one of the graduate incubatees from HKSTP, received the Torch Award for Promising Entrepreneur. They specialise in wireless power, solar renewable energy transformation and LoRa (long range) hardware development. The company’s director, Kelvin Wong, earned the award for his leadership in commercialising their solar renewable energy solutions and LoRa IOT infrastructure products.

    “AABI’s recognition of Cypress Bio-Tech and Neosen Energy is a clear indication that Hong Kong’s R&D capabilities and innovations have reached the global stage. Their success is our success, and a motivation for HKSTP to achieve even more for our start-ups,” Albert added.

    The 25th General Assembly of AABI was held in Hong Kong for the first time, at the Science Park. As host, HKSTP organised a three-day tour for more than 30 AABI members. Business matching and networking opportunities were also part of the tour. Four AABI-nominated startups will take part in EPiC – HKSTP’s signature elevator pitch completion to be held on 8 November at International Commerce Centre. They will get the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges and investors and compete with more than 100 entrants from 33 economies and cities for the top cash prize of over HK$1 million.

    About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

    Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.

    Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information & Communications Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth.

    Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long. More information about HKSTP is available at www.hkstp.org.

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