China launches a special tax inspection in 2010. The inspectoral industries are real estate and construction, pharmaceutical distribution, transportation, and non-resident taxation. Recommended inspections include for-profit medical and educational institutions and individual income tax filing status with annual taxable income of more than RMB120,000. The authorities will place specific focus on falsification of transportation invoices and defrauding tax returns for export refunds. Meanwhile, the SAT will also inspect key taxpayers and their branches across the country. (Source:
Almost one third of the world’s high net worth individuals will be based in the Asia Pacific region - 2 per cent more than in the US and 6 per cent more than in Europe - by the end of 2011, according to a survey. Although the figures explain the flurry of interest by Western banks to do business in Asia, firms must adapt their operational models to new global financial rules and client expectations. The study, which carried out 140 in-depth interviews with senior private bankers around the world, also concludes that for the next few years emerging markets will lead the industrialised world in returning to pre-crisis growth rates.
On May 29 and 30, the China–United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries, which was jointly sponsored by the State Commission on Legal Education of Ministry of Education of China, International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) and American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), supported by China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), and co-organized by the Legal Education Research Institute of China Law Society and China University of Political Science and Law, was held in Beijing.
Over 190 leaders, experts and scholars from the International Exchange Department of the Ministry of Education of China, the State Commission on Legal Education of Ministry of Education of China, the CEAIE, the Legal Education Research Institute of China Law Society, the IALL, the AALL, the American Bar Association, over 30 law schools and nearly 50 law libraries attended this meeting. Chinalawinfo Co., Ltd attended this meeting as a representative in legal information. Zhao Xiaohai, chief of the Legal Information Center of PKU and director of Chinalawinfo Company attended this meeting. GuoYe, chief editor of the Legal Information Net of PKU, attended this meeting, delivered a keynote speech on “The Digitalization of Beida Fabao and Legal Information”and exchanged information with representatives from Chinese and foreign libraries on the development of Chinese legal databases. The American guests spoke highly of “Beida Fabao”and experts from Chinese libraries also expressed that they are proud of having such good legal databases in Chin. They encouraged us to make persistent efforts in innovating “Beida Fabao”so as to continue to develop the self-owned brands and services of legal databases.
In addition, Liu Yi and Jin Ling from the international Department of Chinalawinfo, and Wang Shuguang, Tang Shiliang, Chen Jing, Zhang Jia and Liu Qing from the Marketing Department of Chinalawinfo made their contributions to our exhibition at the China–United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries by providing detailed information about“Beida Fabao”for attendees and clients.
A woman and her little girl were visiting the grave of the little girl's grandmother.
On their way through the cemetery back to the car, the little girl asked, "Mommy, do they ever bury two people in the same grave?"
"Of course not, dear." replied the mother, "Why would you think that?" "The tombstone back there said 'Here lies a lawyer and an honest man."
A poor chimney-sweeper, who had not enough money to buy a meal, stopped one hot summer day at noon before an eating-house, and remained regaling his nose with the smell of the victuals. The master of the shop told him several times to go away, but the sweep could not leave the savory smell, though unable to purchase the taste of the food. At last the cook came out of the shop, and taking hold of the sweep, declared that, as he had been feeding upon the smell of his victuals, he should not go away without paying half the price of a dinner. The poor fellow said that he neither could nor would pay, and that he would ask the first person who should pass, whether it was not an unreasonable and unjust demand.
The case was referred to a policeman, who happened to pass at that moment. He said to the sweep: "As you have been feasting one of your senses with the odor of this man's meat, it is but just you should make him some recompense; therefore you shall, in your turn, regale one of his senses, which seems to be more insatiable than your appetite. How much money have you?"
"I have but two pence in all the world, sir, and I must buy me some bread."
"Never mind," answered the officer, "take your two pence between your hands; now rattle them loudly."
The sweep did so, and the officer, turning to the cook, said, “Now, sir, I think he has paid you: the smell of your victuals regaled his nostrils; the sound of his money has tickled your ears."
This decision gave more satisfaction to the bystanders than to the cook, but it was the only payment he could obtain.
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