2006, Vol. 19 No.2
Publication date: 25 June 2006
The article begins with an examination of some problems that arise in the course of the development of internet banking in China, and then analyses internet banking as a modern financial product in the light of whole product conception. Furthermore, adopting the logit model, the article makes an empiric al study of consumers preference for internet banking, their choice of the mo de of internet banking, and the perceived congruence between the distribution me thod and internet banking. Finally, some major modes of development for internet banking are proposed, such as host-to-host mode, internationalization, inter nal management and operation innovation
Based on the high frequency data from Shanghai stock market, the article investi gates inter- and intra-day liquidity patterns in the light of the financial ma rket microstructure theory. The findings show that there are marked Intra-day a nd insignificant Inter-day liquidity patterns in Shanghai stock market. And the liquidity patterns still exist when the variables which often influence the li quidity are under control, such as volatility, trade volume and price. In view o f the aforementioned findings, the article probes into the underlying causes and proposes a tentative policy for perfecting the trade mechanism of Chinese stoc k market.
Against a background of foreign countries- imposing TBT on China-s exports nowadays, an exploration of China-s prospective countermeasures against TBT is increasingly brought to the fore. A probe into the context where TBT was erected is a prerequisite for securing the appropriate countermeasures against it. . Based on an analysis of the current situation of the Chinese foreign trade in relation to TBT, the article studies the developed countries- motives for a nd China-s prospective countermeasures against the erecting of TBT.
The article first analyses the characteristics of Responsive Supply Ch ain and then sets up an index system for evaluation. Moreover, the Electre Algor ithm is applied to the process of supplier selection and evaluation. Finally, th e article illustratesthe rationality of the index system and the efficiency of t he algorithm by way of calculation.
A number of domestic and foreign researches indicate that IT industry is one of the lines exposed to great stress nowadays. While the rapid development of IT industry brings into being knowledge-based economy and information s ociety, IT employees are working under growing stress. Drawing on many domestic and foreign theories and based on the data obtained through questionnaires, thi s article makes ananalysis of the nature, origin and characteristics of IT emplo yees- stress with the help of SPSS software. Moreover, some proposals are put forward for coping with working stress.
In the process of projectization and industrialization of cultural service, th e organization of cultural enterprises and large-scale cultural projects is in creasingly taking on the contours of a network and virtual structure. It is an e ssential prerequisite for and guarantee of the standardization and efficiency of large-scale cultural projects and the industrialization of cultural service to define the relationship between large-scale cultural projects and cultu ral enterprises and build the internal organization in the light of the new orga nizational principles, the characteristics of the particular cultural enterprise , the specific requirements of a given large-scale cultural project, and the fi ve organizational frameworks, i.e. function connotative, function coordinative, individual project, matrix structure and project department.
Traditional western metaphysics is in essence conceptual philosophy. With the development of reason per se conceptual philosophyencounters criticis m from modern western philosophy. The latter, based on its own interpretation of what is reason, forms three ways of rejecting metaphysics, i.e. positivism, h umanism and Marxism.
After an analysis of the classical community theory and modernity ad vanced by Ferdinand Tonnies, the article concludes that while the concept of co mmunity in the present context is intimately related with the community referred to by Ferdinand Tonnies?, they are not to be equated with each other as there are substantial differences between them, and it is of no avail to postulate the functions of the traditional community are the very objective for the construc tion of the modern community.
In recent years, some people either in China or somewhere else in the world claim their property rights to the Moon and other celestial bodies. The ar ticle discusses whether the claims are lawful according to national laws, space law treaties, views of space law scholars and the relevant jurisprudence. It con cludes that not only States, but also private entities are forbidden to appropri ate the Moon and other celestial bodies. Therefore, nobody is allowed to have re al property right to the Moon and to sell lunar lands. States must fulfill their obligations, in accordance with Article 6 of the Outer Space Treaty, to prohibi t real property rights in outer space.
In respect of formality requirements for marriage in mainland China, Regulations for Marriage Registration issued in 2003 is a revision of Regulat ions for the Administration of Marriage Registration issued in 1994. Of amendme nts made are proper concentration of marriage registration institutions, aboliti on of certificate of marital status issued by the work unit or reside nt-s (or villager-s) committee where the parties concerned belong, abolitio n of the investigation of collateral and abolition of pre-marriage health examination of the parties concerned. While the first amendment is feasible , the last three are in need of further discussion.
America has been holding freedom of speech in high regard. Right of a nonymous speech online as part of freedom of speech online is guaranteed by Amer ican law. With the development of case law the American court of justice, in th e light of freedom of speech provided for in the First Amendment of the Constitu tion, establishes right of anonymous speech online and moveover grants it some a dditional procedural protections. This practice provides us a great deal of enli ghtment.
Process value theory undergoes a transition from procedure instrume ntalism theory to procedure departmentalism theory. While an increasing number of scholars focus their attention on the internal value of procedure, few of th em have ever made a systemic study of the specific value. Process value, the bas ic value of the procedure has theories of sociology,, jurisprudence and economic s as its theoretical basis, including the peacefulness of procedure standardizat ion and procedure operation.
Parody is an important rhetorical figure in English & Chinese adverti sements. The article attempts to make a classification of parody based on the di fferent features of the English and Chinese languages, and an analysis of som e special rhetorical features and effects of parody in English & Chinese adverti sements.
There exists a striking difference between Bakhtin-s early and late v iews on "author". In terms of the position of "author", Bakhtin switches fro m an authorative perspective to an empathetic one. In terms of the significanc e of "author", Bakhtin shifts his conception of "author" from creating tensi on by opposing his values to literature formalism to creating pure formalism. I n this process of change, "author" frees himself from an authority omniscient in everything, and simultaneously brings himself to the verge of death which ari ses from Bakhtin-s reconciliation of two extreme views of subject.
Drawing on John Searle-s Speech Act Theory, this article explores performances and functions of illocutionary force in discourse by conducting an in-depth dis course analysis of the Chinese classic drama Sunrise by Caoyu. The article concl udes that illocutionary force can be expressed through emotional meaning, conte xtual information and syntactic structures, and meanwhile illocutionary force le nds itself well to the revelation of the characters- psychological activities a nd helps to accelerate the coming of climax in a drama.
With the publication of College English Curriculum Requirements, a new round of reform of college English teaching is well under way in universities and colleges throughout China. But how to orient the reform remains a fairly co ntroversial issue. This article attempts to provide an answer by conducting a chronological survey and analysis of college English teaching in the contexts of the past, the present and the future.
The article analyses the relationship between higher education expansion and sho rt-term economic growth from the following three aspects: rate of return of hig her education investment, output multiplier of higher education and the conseque nces of rapid expansion of higher education, and then points out the problems th at arise in the process of higher education expansion and sets out some proposed ways of coping with them.
As one of the essential components of China-s modern education, legal education in higher education institutions has to concern itself with two issues in order to bring its educational function into full play. First, in terms of the guiding principle, legal education should be distinguished from ideologic al education, and given its due as an integrated and independent system with a f ocus on the cultivation of students- legal awareness; second, in terms of the teaching method, traditional textbook-oriented classroom teaching should dul y incorporate the activity-based teaching mode.
Logical thinking is not only one of the most important parts of stud ents- integrated ability, but also one of the most basic ways to cultivate thei r creativity. As an essential component of logic, formal logic plays an impo rtant role in the training of students- thinking ability. The article begins w ith a discussion of logical truth in terms of both ample and essential conditi ons in false speech proposition, and then proceeds with an analysis of of the rules governing thinking in logical issues with the illustrative examples and finally sums up the major points for a sound training of students- logical t hinking in the teaching of logic, with a view to guiding students to follow l ogical rules and improving their logical thinking.