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January 23, 2018

BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed the Party's absolute leadership over political and legal work. Xinhua, China’s State newsagency, reports that Xi, who is also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the statement in an instruction read at the central conference on political and legal work which opened in Beijing yesterday.

January 22, 2018

BEIJING – China’s State newsagency is reporting that the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Friday proposed writing Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the Constitution.


 Major theoretical achievements, principles and policies adopted at the 19th CPC National Congress should be incorporated into a revision to the Constitution, according to a communique issued after the second plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee held in Beijing Friday. A proposal from the CPC Central Committee on the revision was adopted at the meeting, Xinhua said.

January 21, 2018

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Parliament has passed amendments relating to the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). The Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Bill (No. 47/2017) principally aims to: (1) clarify the extent of the SICC's jurisdiction; and (2) streamline the SICC's procedures, says a Client Alert from lawyers BakerMcKenzie.

January 21, 2018

TAIPEI - Taiwanese credit profiles are likely to improve slowly throughout 2018, buoyed by the recovering macro-economy and ample liquidity in the domestic banking sector, says ratings agency Standard and Poor’s.


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StartMeUp Hong Kong Festival 2018 - January 29-February 2, 2018

January 29, 2018 to February 2, 2018

InvestHK’s StartMeUp Festival gets under way on January 29, with its Venture Forum, during which leading speakers from around the globe asses the latest trends and opportunities in entrepreneurship and innovation. Other core events – 

The Fintech Finals, January 30-31;
The Connected Cities, January 30;
Retail’s Cutting Edge, January 31;
HealthTech 020, February 1; and
Internet of Life Summit, February 2.

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