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Central University of Finance and Economics , colloquially known in Chinese as Zhongcai (中财) or Yangcai and formerly as the Central Institute of Finance and Economics, is a university in Beijing, China. It is a Project 211 university which receives support from the Chinese central government. Wikipedia.

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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SSH.2011.1.1-1 | Award Amount: 3.59M | Year: 2012

LLLightinEurope LifeLong Learning, Innovation, Growth and Human capital Tracks in Europe Among all Europeans between 24 and 65 years old who had a tertiary educational degree in 2010, 82.8% were working. In the same age group, 68.3% who completed secondary schooling were working. Only 46% of those who did not complete secondary schooling were working. It is apparent that if Europe wants to be working, higher education is the necessary foundation for being competitive in the labor market. Since this is not only true for generations of future workers currently in school, but equally so for those who are today in their 30s, 40s and 50s, Lifelong Learning must be essential to continued employability. The cumulative investment necessary to generate higher education degrees alone for adults over the next two decades across Europe may be 3.5 trillion euros or about 1.4% of European GDP per year. Even higher investments are required in non-formal and informal Lifelong Learning. To help guide this investment, this research project will find answers to the following urgent questions: 1. How do successful enterprises actively employ Lifelong Learning for their competitive advantage? 2. Which public policy environments facilitate Lifelong Learning for such enterprises and entrepreneurs? 3. How does Lifelong Learning interact with and promote innovativeness on the enterprise level? 4. How much of which skills do European adults actually have? 5. What are the actual learning mechanisms in adult life that lead to these skills? 6. What are the causal effects of these skills on growth, competitiveness and social cohesion? The research consortium includes nine universities and research institutes from four academic disciplines macro-econometrics, innovation dynamics, educational systems, psychometrics to establish empirically proven answers. All outputs of the project (models, reports and tools) are designed to guide, support and facilitate best practice and strategy among public policy officials, enterprise strategists, individual citizens and fellow scientists.

The chief economist of the Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China, Mr Ma Jun, was recently quoted as saying that he expects the country’s green bond market to total RMB300 billion (~$46 billion) through the end of this year, according to reports. The comments aren’t unexpected, as the country’s most recent 5-year plan includes plans for the expansion of China’s green bond market. “Based on China’s national conditions, China intends to develop the rules using the government’s financial department (rather than private sectors),” commented Mr Jun. He also stated that the procedure was expected to be completed within only the next couple of months. Following the creation and provision of legal instruments for the issuance of green bonds, China Industrial Bank and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank both applied (separately, of course) for the issuance of around $7.7 billion of green bonds a few months ago, in January 2016. Around $4.6 billion of these green bonds have been issued to date. A number of other banks have submitted applications as well, with Qingdao Bank having been granted $1.238 billion in green bonds a bit over a month ago, in February. As it stands, there is currently only one organization providing certification services for green bonds evaluation — the Research Center of Climate and Energy Financing (RCCEF) at China’s Central University of Finance and Economics. Considerably more third-party certifiers will be needed if the green bonds market in the country is going to grow rapidly.   Get CleanTechnica’s 1st (completely free) electric car report → “Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want.”   Come attend CleanTechnica’s 1st “Cleantech Revolution Tour” event → in Berlin, Germany, April 9–10.   Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter.   James Ayre 's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.

News Article | November 28, 2016

CHUZHOU, China, Nov 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 Optics Valley Cross-Border E-Commerce Forum (CBEC or "the Forum") will be held in Wuhan, China from November 28 to 29. Parallel sessions will be held concurrently in other Chinese cities to extend the influence of CBEC to the rest of China. Chuzhou is one of these cities. As the second-largest economy, largest export country and second-largest import country in the world, China is a broad market in the era of cross-border e-commerce. Chuzhou is also a national demonstration zone for undertaking industry transfers in the Wanjiang City Belt, as well as a member of the Changjiang Delta Mayors Joint Meeting, the Nanjing City Circle and the Hefei Economic Circle. Chuzhou is building a modern industrial system and focusing on three characteristic industries: intelligent home appliances, advanced equipment and new energy. In recent years, Chuzhou has paid increasingly close attention to cross-border e-commerce development, attempting to further drive import and export by innovative means and through cross-border e-commerce platforms. A parallel session of CBEC, the 2016 Optics Valley Cross-Border E-Commerce (Chuzhou) Summit ("the Summit"), will take place at the Sheraton Hotel Chuzhou on December 1. Themed "Change and Innovation: A New Era for Cross-border E-commerce", the summit will explore the huge challenges and opportunities brought by the "Belt and Road" strategy to cross-border e-commerce. Representatives from world-renowned e-commerce platforms, industrial experts and other guests will be invited. Among attendees are celebrities like Zheng Yuhong, President of Winliner (a Chinese cross-border company); Ouyang Rihui, Deputy Director of the Institute for Internet Economy Research, Central University of Finance and Economics and Director of the Center for Internet Economy and Financial Research, National Engineering Laboratory for E-commerce Technologies; Roberto Fantuzzi H, Chairman of the Import and Export Manufacturers' Association of Chile; Chase Vance, Global Business Development Director, TopTenWholesale (the largest wholesale platform in North America); James Brierley, founder and CEO of Yeatrade (a renowned B2B platform in Chile) and Fernando D'Alessio, founder and CEO of Juntoz (a renowned platform in Peru). The attendees will discuss issues such as "The Current Situation and Development Trends of Cross-border E-commerce in Latin America", "The Transformation and Upgrading of Traditional Foreign Trade Broadens China-Chile Economic and Trade Contacts", "Analysis of Opportunities from North America", "A New Direction for Cross-border E-commerce: Developing the Chilean Market", "A New Trend of Cross-border E-commerce: Opening up the Peruvian Market" and "A New Power In Cross-border E-commerce: New Highlights of Chuzhou". During the Summit, the Chuzhou Municipal Bureau of Commerce, Winliner Global Information Technology (Wuhan) Co., Ltd. and overseas platforms (Tradekey, Yeatrade, Juntoz) will sign a strategic cooperation agreement to duly exchange the economic trends and cross-border information of their respective countries and regions, cooperate in cross-border e-commerce, and promote the industrial matchmaking and economic and trade contacts between the two sides. A matchmaking exchange meeting will also be held for renowned overseas e-commerce platforms during the summit to accommodate overseas market demands. Chuzhou achieved GDP of 130.57 billion yuan in 2015, up 9.9 percent from 2014; the growth rate of Chuzhou's GDP was up 0.5 percent year on year, 1.2 percent above the growth rate of Anhui's GDP; Chuzhou was ranked fifth in Anhui in terms of GDP and GDP growth. Chuzhou has established a cross-border e-commerce platform, and is building the Cross-border E-commerce (Chuzhou) Overseas Special Zone, the Cross-border E-commerce Talent (Chuzhou) Incubation Base and the Cross-border E-commerce (Chuzhou) Service Center, to help Chuzhou's foreign trade enterprises accurately match good potential overseas buyers, boost the economic and foreign trade exports of Chuzhou, and further promote the development of Chuzhou's cross-border e-commerce. For further information, please contact: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

Lu H.,Central University of Finance and Economics | Lu H.,Shenzhen University | Pope C.N.,Texas A&M University | Pope C.N.,University of Cambridge
Physical Review Letters | Year: 2011

We study four-dimensional gravity theories that are rendered renormalizable by the inclusion of curvature-squared terms to the usual Einstein action with a cosmological constant. By choosing the parameters appropriately, the massive scalar mode can be eliminated and the massive spin-2 mode can become massless. This "critical" theory may be viewed as a four-dimensional analogue of chiral topologically massive gravity, or of critical "new massive gravity" with a cosmological constant, in three dimensions. We find that the on-shell energy for the remaining massless gravitons vanishes. There are also logarithmic spin-2 modes, which have positive energy. The mass and entropy of standard Schwarzschild-type black holes vanish. The critical theory might provide a consistent toy model for quantum gravity in four dimensions. © 2011 American Physical Society.

Zhang Z.-Y.,Central University of Finance and Economics
EPL | Year: 2013

Constrained clustering has been well-studied in the unsupervised learning society. However, how to encode constraints into community structure detection, within complex networks, remains a challenging problem. In this paper, we propose a semi-supervised learning framework for community structure detection. This framework implicitly encodes the must-link and cannot-link constraints by modifying the adjacency matrix of network, which can also be regarded as de-noising the consensus matrix of community structures. Our proposed method gives consideration to both the topology and the functions (background information) of complex network, which enhances the interpretability of the results. The comparisons performed on both the synthetic benchmarks and the real-world networks show that the proposed framework can significantly improve the community detection performance with few constraints, which makes it an attractive methodology in the analysis of complex networks. Copyright © EPLA, 2013.

Huang Z.-Y.,Central University of Finance and Economics
Energy and Buildings | Year: 2014

Many residential communities are claimed to be "intelligent", but their level of intelligence noticeably varies corresponding to the functionality and operational efficiency of the installed intelligent systems. This raises the need for having an effective and practicable method that would allow decision-makers to measure the degree of intelligence of one residential community against another. To achieve this objective, this paper elicits a general list of intelligence indicators of residential communities in China by means of system modeling as a base. Then, focusing in particular on the importance of these intelligence indicators' weights, this paper proposes a dynamic multi-strategic weighting method to facilitate the evaluation of intelligent residential communities. The analytic network process (ANP), entropy method and their combination are proposed as three weighting strategies to meet the need of evaluation at different stages of intelligent residential community's development in China. An experimental case study has been presented to demonstrate how to use the multi-strategic method to confront real-world design tasks. The research aims to provide a practical method to enable the evaluation of intelligent residential communities on more fair ground. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Wang C.,Central University of Finance and Economics
Contraception | Year: 2012

Background: In China, contraception is the most commonly used practice adopted by couples seeking to limit their number of children and to determine the time interval between births. Since 1980, the implementation of mandatory contraceptive strategy has reduced the fertility rate. Using large-scale data from national statistics and nationally representative sample surveys, the current study aims to assess Chinese trends in contraceptive use and determinants of choice from 1980 to 2010 among married women and men aged 20-49 years. Study Design: Since 1980, national data on contraceptive methods utilization have been gathered by the National Population and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China (NPFPC). Additionally, data from three roughly representative decennial samples (1988, 1997, 2006) of Chinese women of aged 20 to 57 years have been gathered by the NPFPC through the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Surveys in China. Results: A relatively stable Chinese mode of contraception has been established and maintained since the 1980s. This is characterized by long-term contraceptive use which is still dominant in current China. In addition, China's total contraceptive prevalence rates remain at the highest level across the globe from 1980 to 2010. However, the overall method composition of contraceptive use within China has changed since the mid-1990s. Over the study period, the prevalence rate of sterilization increased from 30.21% in 1980 to 46.47% of married women of reproductive age (20-49 years) in 1994 and then declined to 31.7% in 2010. At the same time, intrauterine device usage increased (39.83% in 1980 to 48.15% in 2010), as did oral contraception (0.3% in 1980 to 0.98% in 2010) and condom usage (2.35% in 1980 to 9.32% in 2010). The results from the multinomial logit model show that an individual's contraceptive choice depends not only on individual characteristics, including ethnicity, age, education level, household registration, region, number of living children and sex of the last living child, but also on the strength of family planning policies. A positive coefficient indicates that the looser the strength of family planning policies is, the more likely the individual is to choose condoms or another short-term contraceptive method. Conclusions: Long-term contraceptive use is still dominant in China. In fact, over the 30-year period (1980-2010) and in comparative world perspective, China continues to have the highest total contraceptive prevalence rate. Additionally, an individual's contraceptive choice is jointly influenced by the strength of family planning policies and individual characteristics. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.

Wang C.,Central University of Finance and Economics
Contraception | Year: 2012

Background: China launched a nationwide family planning program offering birth control methods and family planning services in the 1970s. Promotion of the widespread use of long-term contraceptive methods has been one of the program's core strategies. This paper reviews the history of China's Family Planning Program at the national level from 1970 to 2010. Special attention is paid to the history of contraception policy. Study Design: This study provides an overview of the last four decades of the Chinese Family Planning Program. Programmatic goals are highlighted during different time periods, with special attention being paid to the role of contraceptive use and the history of contraceptive policy. Results: The Chinese Family Planning Program has experienced several transitions. It has evolved from the 1970s period of moderate policy, represented by wan, xi, shao (late marriage and childbearing, birth spacing and limited fertility), through the strict one-child policy of 1979 to the early 1990s. From the mid-1990s to the present, a relatively lenient policy has been in force, characterized by client-centered informed choice. Conclusions: The success of the Chinese Family Planning Program has long been heavily dependent on policies advocated by the central government, including programs promoting contraception to reduce fertility rates. The Program also depended on a logistical support system, including organizational safeguards and free provision of contraception and family planning services. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.

Zhong H.,Central University of Finance and Economics
Health Economics | Year: 2011

For most insurers, traditional methods of controlling health-care demand include deductibles, co-payments, stop-losses, and insurance ceilings. This paper examines the effect of the patient reimbursement method of health insurance (immediate reimbursement or later reimbursement) on individuals' health-care utilization decisions. We find that immediate reimbursement significantly increases the likelihood of patients seeking outpatient treatment in China. We also empirically explore the channels through which immediate reimbursement affects individual's incentives on health-care demand. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Tian Y.,Central University of Finance and Economics
Mathematical and Computer Modelling | Year: 2012

The inertia of a Hermitian matrix is defined to be a triplet composed by the numbers of the positive, negative and zero eigenvalues of the matrix counted with multiplicities, respectively. If we take the inertia and rank of a Hermitian matrix as objective functions, then they are neither differentiable nor smooth. In this case, maximizing and minimizing the inertia and rank of a Hermitian matrix function could be regarded as a continuous-integer optimization problem. In this paper, we use some pure algebraic operations of matrices and their generalized inverses to derive explicit expansion formulas for calculating the global maximum and minimum ranks and inertias of the linear Hermitian matrix function A+BXB + subject to some rank and definiteness restrictions on the variable matrix X. Various direct consequences of the formulas in characterizing algebraic properties of A+BXB + are also presented. In particular, solutions to a group of constrained optimization problems on the rank and inertia of a partially specified block Hermitian matrix are given. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

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