Internet Information Chief Emphasizes China’s Strict Adhernce to Doing Good Business

first_imgThe Editor-in-Chief of China Internet Information Center, Wang Xiaohui has emphasized that the Chinese Government has a strong law for doing business in China and other parts of the world where his country’s presence is felt.Making the emphasis on business practice through the internet and other commodities, Mr. Wang said the government, being the watch dog for everything in China, keenly watches out for plagiarism or copyright breach and other illegal business practices.He said though there are still those who circumvent the law to copy others’ products on the market, they are severely punished when caught in the act.“There are people who go into people’s mail boxes to get their telephone numbers and email links as a way of falsely collecting money,” he said, “but when they are caught by the government, they face harsh punishment under the law.”Mr. Wang said the Chinese Government stance against illegal business practices, especially in the technology industry, is meant to protect those branding their products so that piracy will not discourage their ventures.Mr. Wang’s remarks were made in response to concerns raised by African journalists participating in an ongoing seminar organized by the Chinese Government. The journalists raised questions about many China-made consumer technology products, such as mobile phones and digital cameras, that are imitations of well established brands and sold at a fraction of the price of the authentic items.Besides, the participants noted that some authentic products that used to be made in China are no longer on the market, but ones that are not durable.Mr. Wang also stressed that China was conscious of introducing itself to the world and the world to China, and as such the government does everything to maintain its business image since part of its objective is enhancing economic cooperation between China and the rest of the world.As an internet expert, he also said Government has a ban on Facebook, Twitter and parts of Google for the purpose of controlling the unnecessary flow of unwanted information that has the propensity to stir up conflict.He, however, disclosed that China has developed its own “web”, known as “WeChat” which allows millions of Chinese and foreigners to subscribe to, but it is closely monitored so that unwanted information will not be used on it.According to him, monitoring is done to increase protection for those engaged in creation of websites and privacy of all users.On government’s control of the economy, social and political rights for which Beijing is receiving criticism from the west, Mr. Wang said “Internet governance is sovereignty and not something another has to agree before others do.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Labor, Revenue, Immigration Authorities Begin Nationwide Compliance Inspection

first_img(L-R) Commissioner of LIS, Col. Reeves, Sr.,LRA’s Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba and Labor Minister KollieThe Ministry of Labor in partnership with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) yesterday began a vigorous and comprehensive nationwide compliance inspection exercise in the country. The exercise is intended for all employers to regularize the status of every alien employee within their employ and also make full disclosure on all alien employees within their workplace(s).The move, according to Labour Minister Moses Y. Kollie, is aimed at paving the way for the generation of much-needed revenue for the government and ensuring full compliance with the Decent Work Act of 2015, as well as all existing Labor Laws of Liberia.Minister Kollie, who launched the exercise in conjunction with the LRA and LIS, is also intended to remind employers and employees about their cardinal responsibilities in keeping with the Decent Work Act of 2015 as well as ensure that employers are in full adherence to the mandate.The Minister indicated that the joint team comprising of the LRA and LIS will go across the country to ensure that the task is fully implemented.Minister Kollie, therefore, encouraged employers and employees within the country to cooperate with the joint team.He informed the media that anyone who will violate the law or refuse to make available the records to the joint inspector team will be fined each staff the amount of US$3,000 to be paid into government’s revenue. This action, he said, is in keeping with Section 4(b) of Regulations Number 17 of 2009 of the Labor Laws of Liberia.“So in order to be successful with this exercise, we decided to partner with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) so that we can succeed in generating revenue for the country.“On this note, we want to assure you that we are confident that the Pro-Poor Agenda of President George Manneh Weah is well alive at the Ministry of Labor and the public can be assured that we will not give up,” he stressed.A statement from the Liberia Revenue Authority’s Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba and the Commissioner of LIS, Col. Lemuel E. Reeves, Sr., reiterated Minister Kollie’s of the objective of the joint enforcement exercise to ensure that employers voluntary compliance by the law of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more