Taiwans Economic Development, Relations with Mainland China, and the bid for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Wed, May 14, 2014 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM C. K. CHOI BUILDING FOR THE INSTITUTE OF ASIAN RESEARCH. Taiwans Economic Development, Relations with Mainland China, and the bid for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Taiwan is one of the worlds top 20 economies, with the growth of the economy starting to soar in the 1970s, it went from the gross national income per capita US$50 all the way to about US$21,000 this year. The economic performance of Taiwan over the past few decades has been both strong and stable, and its GDP was USD 474.3 billion in 2013, making Taiwan the worlds 18th largest economy in terms of trading volume in 2012. Taiwan is also very unique in terms of its cross-Strait relations with Mainland China. Since President Ma Ying-jeou took office in May 2008, non-governmental and semi-governmental exchanges between the two sides increased, the links of transportation, commerce, and communications were restored. In 2010, Taiwan and Mainland China concluded the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, also known as ECFA. As Taiwans economy is heavily dependent on trade, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free-trade pact being negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim countries, naturally becomes significant not only to reduce tariffs and to want other non-tariff barriers to open markets, but to also establish standards on a range of issues affecting trade and international competition. In Taiwan, 40% of its trade takes place with existing TPP members and members-to-be. The importance of TPP for Taiwan is reflected in 3 major areas: the economy, domestic reforms, and political security. Taiwan has evaluated its readiness for the TPP and expressed interest in becoming a member; on February 17th, 2014, all representatives of Taiwans overseas offices were requested to return to the capital for training on Taiwans roadmap to the TPP.
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The Négritude Moment: Explorations in Francophone African and Caribbean Literature and Thought Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences The University of Denver's Committee on Comparative Literature (ELL) is pleased to welcome the renowned Professor of Francophone and African Studies, Dr. Abiola Irele of Kwara State University, Ilorin, Nigeria to our campus for two events both beginning at 5 p.m. on April 10th & 11th. We hope that you are able to join us in warmly welcoming Dr. Irele to DU.Dr. Irele was recently Visiting Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and currently serves as the Provost of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kwara State University. Dr. Irele's publications include The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature (edited with Simon Gikandi) published in 2004, and three collections of essays: The African Experience in Literature and Ideology (1981, rpt 1990) The African Imagination: Literature in Africa and the Black Diaspora (2001) and Négritude et Condition Africaine (2008).FIRST EVENT: On Tuesday, April 10th at 5:00pm (Sturm Hall 251) Dr. Irele will deliver a Public Lecture entitled, "Cultural Encounters in the Modern World-An African Perspective." The lecture will be preceded by a brief wine reception beginning at 4:30 p.m.SECOND EVENT: On Wednesday, April 11th at 5:00p.m., Dr. Irele will lead a Faculty Research Roundtable during which we will explore his book The Négritude Moment: Explorations in Francophone African and Caribbean Literature and Thought (Africa World Press, Inc., 2011), as well as his article "What Is Africa To Me?" The event will take place in the Humanities Institute Room, Sturm Hall 286, beginning with a dinner buffet at 5:00 p.m. followed by the roundtable presentation and discussion.The first 40 faculty members or graduate students to R.s.v.p. to firstname.lastname@example.org will receive a complimentary copy of The Négritude Moment. The books and the article are available in the Languages & Literatures' main office, Sturm Hall 391.
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