|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2016
|Restricted cash [Abstract]|
|Cash and Cash Equivalents Disclosure [Text Block]||
As of December 31, 2016, cash of $10.5 million is restricted by five banks for bank acceptance bill; cash of $0.2 million is restricted by Bank of China for short-term bank loan; cash of $0.5 million is restricted under supervision by the Government due to government subsidy granted.
As of December 31, 2015, cash of $11.4 million is restricted by six banks for line of credit; cash of $0.3 million is the time deposit with maturity of more than three months.
The entire disclosure for cash and cash equivalent footnotes, which may include the types of deposits and money market instruments, applicable carrying amounts, restricted amounts and compensating balance arrangements. Cash and equivalents include: (1) currency on hand (2) demand deposits with banks or financial institutions (3) other kinds of accounts that have the general characteristics of demand deposits (4) short-term, highly liquid investments that are both readily convertible to known amounts of cash and so near their maturity that they present insignificant risk of changes in value because of changes in interest rates. Generally, only investments maturing within three months from the date of acquisition qualify.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef