The Factor of Lee Yuan Tseh and Political Triumph of DPP in the ROC Presidential Elections” in “Kuomintang in Taiwan: Past, Present and Future
“The Factor of Lee Yuan Tseh and Political Triumph of DPP in the ROC Presidential Elections” in “Kuomintang in Taiwan: Past, Present and Future” (Collection of Articles ed. by Prof. A.Meliksetov), Moscow State University, Institute of Asian and African Studies. Moscow University Press, 2003
“Successes and Anxieties of the “Other China”. Recent Social and Political Developments in Taiwan” (Two articles under the same title) // “Asia and Africa Today”, 2000 № 8, 9
U.S. foreign policy is entering an era of change—the most significant since the Truman administration. The cause of such changes lies in the discrepancy between the U.S. foreign policy consensus reached at that time and forged in the 1990s, and the current (and, most likely, future) global trends. The departure from the current consensus is inevitable. It is just a matter of time.
Globalization has incited millions of people to set themselves apart through language, culture and traditions, resulting in one more challenge for corporations in search of coordinating operations all over the world. The similarity of the audience base in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan gives an excellent opportunity for analyzing advertising tools, trends and future development. Product marketing is closely connected to the marketing of values, which can be defined as the means and ways of using ethno-cultural components for creating, distributing and promoting products. The marketing of values entails the development of certain concepts and conceptual fields as well as images in the minds of potential consumers and their subsequent actualization. This, in turn, leads to the formation of behavioral patterns required to create a demand for the advertised product. Marketing is less interested in the origins of a product than in how it expresses local tastes and traditions – something that is not necessarily linked to the origins of the product itself. While target audiences have no difficulty in appreciating foreign goods, this is made easier by traditions expressed through socio-cultural components represented in modern ways. The use of signs, images and symbols relevant to the ethnic or social culture of the target audience increases the advertisement’s impact and the overall brand enhancement. Actualizing meaningful images and concepts latent in the minds of consumers is easier and less expensive than formulating new concepts or localizing foreign developments. While commercial advertising offers a certain lifestyle as a product, PSA may be called a tool for developing such a lifestyle within a given ethno-cultural paradigm. Our study of ethnic and socio-cultural components of present-day TV advertising in Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China attempts to interpret contemporary advertising and its impact on the perceptive and behavioral aspects of target audiences on three similar yet different markets.
Due to structural differences in economic systems and political regimes taiwanese pattern of financial deregulation is not instructive for market reforms in Mainland China
The study analyzed the coverage of candidates for the Russian presidential election in 2018. We selected the month preceding the voting day as the analysis period, since election campaign was most active at this time. The participants of the pre-election race received uneven attention from the media. Putin was much more often than other candidates mentioned in both blog posts and in federal print media, and often appeared in media reports in the main role. The candidates, excluding Grudinin, were mostly covered positively or neutral. In case of Grudinin negatively colored articles prevailed over positive news. However, the coverage of the candidate from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation can hardly be called unfavorable, since he often appeared on the news in the main role and was mentioned separately from the rest of the candidates, and not in the general list of participants in the race. Sobchak is more often mentioned separately from other candidates in blogs, and Zhirinovsky, on the contrary, in the press. Candidates with fewer votes are less likely to be discussed in the media. In addition, the candidates-outsiders are highlighted mainly in articles containing references to other elections participants. An analysis of joint mentions of candidates in the press shows that Putin is the main opponent for the four participants in the election. Grudinin was the main opponent for Putin and Suraykin. While the candidates who did not get to the top half of the list of voting results, were not the main opponents for any of the participants in the race. We can assume that the candidates-outsiders preferred to attack the leader, and not each other.
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.