China Daily- XINHUA
“BEIJING — China cuts more than 300 billion yuan ($46.15 billion) of taxes in 2015 to boost mass entrepreneurship and innovation, according to official data.
Among this, tax exemptions and breaks on small enterprises reached 100 billion yuan and tax cuts designed to encourage high technology development totaled 140 billion yuan, according to the State Administration of Taxation.”(more)
China Daily- Du Juan/Cui Jia
“China’s first educational institute of its kind focusing on counterterrorism law has been created at a university in Northwest China, which aims to build a pool of legal experts to help China combat terrorism.
The institute was set up by the Northwest University of Political Science and Law in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, and is expected to receive its first class of undergraduates in spring semester.
“To better fight terrorism under new circumstances, China has an urgent and strategic need for a team of qualified experts who have comprehensive knowledge in the field,” Jia Yu, president of the university, said at the launching ceremony for the institute on Saturday.”(more)
NEW YORK – SHEREEN LEHMAN
“(Reuters Health) – Walking while working, usually on a treadmill, has been gaining popularity in recent years, but the next office innovation should be standing while meeting, according to a new study.Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, report that groups working together on a project while standing are measurably more engaged and less territorial than while seated.“A workspace that encourages people to stand up is going to lead to more collaborative and more creative outputs,” Andrew Knight told Reuters Health in an email”(more)
Fast Company & Inc – AUSTIN CARR
“For CEOs, creativity is now the most important leadership quality for success in business, outweighing even integrity and global thinking, according to a new study by IBM. The study is the largest known sample of one-on-one CEO interviews, with over 1,500 corporate heads and public sector leaders across 60 nations and 33 industries polled on what drives them in managing their companies in today’s world.”(more)