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21 Aug, 2014

Int’l students now eligible for residency in Korea via manufacturing jobs

By Yoon Sojung

Seoul, Aug 19, 2014, (Korea.net) — The range of jobs through which international students become eligible for permanent residency will be widened to include the manufacturing industry. Non-Korean graduates who have worked in the manufacturing sector for more than five years can now become entitled for permanent residency in Korea. The Ministry of Trade, Industry […]

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21 Aug, 2014

Korea unveils tourism mega-projects, visa relaxation to promote foreign investment

By Limb Jae-un

Seoul, Aug 20, 2014 (Korea.net) - The government intends to support the establishment of integrated tourist resorts that feature hotels, casinos and performance venues, as well as for-profit hospitals on Jeju Island and in free economic zones across the country. Also, beginning next year, Chinese tourists will be allowed to more…

20 Aug, 2014

People’s Daily Online launches int’l media coverage of the ‘New Silk Road’

(People's Daily Online), August 18, 2014 - The opening ceremony of international media coverage of the "New Silk Road" by People's Daily Online was held in Beijing, Xi'an, and Quanzhou at the same time today. Two reporting teams consisting of more than 60 journalists, celebrities, opinion leaders will work along more…

20 Aug, 2014

China to rein in executive pay

BEIJINGm (Agencies) 2014-08-19  - China's president has promised to rein in "unreasonably high" pay for executives at government-owned companies in an apparent effort to mollify public frustration at the wealth of state industry. President Xi Jinping's announcement, carried by the official Xinhua News Agency, comes as the Communist Party is pressing more…

20 Aug, 2014

6,017 Chinese officials punished for violating rules in July

(Xinhua), August 18, 2014 - A total of 6,017 people were punished for breaches of anti-bureaucracy rules in July, the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s discipline agency said Sunday. The violators were found to have been involved in 4,480 cases, the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a more…

20 Aug, 2014

Asia’s reform trinity, shift gear now – by Kishore Mahbubani

(China Daily), August 18, 2014 - Asia is poised to enter a historical sweet spot, with three of its most populous countries - China, India and Indonesia - led by strong, dynamic and reform-minded leaders. In fact, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesia's President-elect Joko more…

20 Aug, 2014

The Rush for Africa’s Resources: A Chinese Perspective

By Chen Weihua

(China Daily) 2014-08-15 - I laughed it off when news came last week that US President Barack Obama had made pointed remarks about China's activities in Africa and played up the United States' role on the continent. Obama said "we don't look to Africa simply for its natural resources, we recognize more…

20 Aug, 2014

Probe into MH17 lost in US-created chaos – By O.P.Rana

(China Daily) 2014-08-19 - The sordid drama continues. The investigation into the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash hasn't reached anywhere, at least officially, even a month after it blew up into pieces. The Western powers, led by the United States, have intensified their diatribe against Russia. The G7 has imposed fresh more…

20 Aug, 2014

China to build influential new-type media groups

BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping said Monday that China will build several new-type media groups that are strong, influential and credible. Xi made the remarks when presiding over the fourth meeting of the Leading Group for Overall Reform. He called on the nation to integrate traditional and new more…

20 Aug, 2014

Growing rage over U.S. Govt Inaction to Curb Systemic Anti-Muslim Conduct

WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/14/14 -- A coalition of 75 civil rights, ethnic, gender-rights and religious groups has sent a joint letter to the Obama administration urging it to take "immediate action to end the use of anti-Muslim training materials and address anti-Muslim conduct exhibited by agencies throughout the federal government." In a more…

20 Aug, 2014

US$22 trillion needed to finance new phase of sustainable development – UN report

United Nations, 19 August 2014, UN News Centre – The General Assembly formally received today an expert report setting out options that can be weighed by Member States on ways to finance the United Nations-driven sustainable development agenda, which will aim to improve people’s lives and protect the planet for more…

19 Aug, 2014

MDG Momentum: UN launches 500 days of action to build a better world

United Nations, UN News Centre, 18 August 2014 – With Malala Yousafzai by his side, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked 500 days of action until the deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals, known worldwide as the “MDGs.” “Action now will save lives, build a solid foundation for sustainable development far more…

18 Aug, 2014

US$300m Trans-Pacific Cable System to boost Internet traffic

Tokyo, Aug 11, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - A consortium of six global companies announced that they have signed commercial agreements to build and operate a new Trans-Pacific cable system to be called "FASTER" with NEC Corporation as the system supplier. The FASTER cable network will connect the United States more…

18 Aug, 2014

Tips on How Dancing Can Help Ward Off Life-Altering Diseases

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 - Dance Pizazz, the St. Louis area funnest, friendliest dance studio (http://www.dance-pizazz.com), keeps a close eye on the latest developments in health and fitness in order to better serve all dancers. That’s why Dance Pizazz is sharing its top three ways that dancing more…

18 Aug, 2014

Non-aeronautical revenue up North American airports

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 - Airport Revenue News (ARN) has released the sales performance results for the top 50 performing North American airports in the 2014 edition of the Fact Book, the more than 500-page resource book containing the most comprehensive information on North American airport concessions. In more…

18 Aug, 2014

Omni Hotels Boosts “Thought Leadership” sessions for meeting planners

August 11, 2014, DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Omni Hotels & Resorts announced today details for the fourth annual Be Collaborative road-show, a professional development series offered to meeting planners across the nation. Each year the program offers new insights on how clients and suppliers can collaborate by embracing each other’s points of views more…

18 Aug, 2014

US$4.1 million funding boost to raise job skills of Persons with Disabilities

August 13, 2014, LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accenture and Leonard Cheshire Disability today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded the charity an additional US$4.1 million to build on and expand their Access to Livelihoods program, which increases the economic participation of persons with disabilities around the world. The grant, which will more…

18 Aug, 2014

More Than 575 Million U.S. Payment Cards to Feature Chip Security in 2015

August 13, 2014, NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Payments Security Task Force (PST) today provided an update on its discussions and activities since its inception. The task force, which represents a diverse group of U.S. electronic payment industry players, has initially focused on continuing the momentum of EMV chip implementation in the more…

18 Aug, 2014

Ricoh Europe Research: Offices Should Prepare for Augmented Reality, Robots and Drones

August 14, 2014, LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Europe’s public sector workforce predicts that within the next 20 years their offices will be dominated by highly sophisticated technologies that will drastically change the way they work. The future gazing research commissioned by Ricoh Europe and conducted by Coleman Parkes reveals how public sector employees more…

18 Aug, 2014

Indian Railways to get Smart Cards, Wi-fi access, e-ticketing

New Delhi, Ministry of Railways, 13-August-2014 - In a move to provide more hassle-free services to railway users, the Minister of Railways, Mr. S.D.Sadananda Gowda launched new IT initiatives/applications at a function here today. These initiatives have been  developed by Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), an autonomous organization under more…

16 Aug, 2014

New Trade Show to Tap Myanmar’s Oil & Gas Bonanza

Singapore, Aug 11, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - The inaugural edition of Oil & Gas Myanmar 2014, a dedicated industry trade event focusing on Oil & Gas Exploration and Production & Refining, will be unveiled at the Myanmar Convention Centre (MCC) from 15 to 17 October 2014 amidst an exciting more…

16 Aug, 2014

“Senses” Theme: Lexus Calls for Entries to 2015 Design Award Competition

Tokyo, Aug 11, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Lexus International today announces its call for entries to the third Lexus Design Award competition. First launched in 2013, the Lexus Design Award is an international competition that aims to foster young creators that use design to solve problems. The award has received more…

16 Aug, 2014

Thailand tops new Global Beachfront Awards with 1,250 beachfront hotels

Bangkok - Thailand is riding a crest in humanity's age-old love affair with the beach that has helped it overtake traditional beach countries like Spain, Mexico and Greece in the new Global Beachfront Awards. Thailand has beaten traditional beach destinations such as Spain, Mexico, USA, Greece and Turkey to take the more…

12 Aug, 2014

Afghanistan: No justice for thousands of civilians killed in US/NATO operations

11 August 2014, Amnesty International media release - The families of thousands of Afghan civilians killed by US/NATO forces in Afghanistan have been left without justice, Amnesty International said in a new report released today. Focusing primarily on air strikes and night raids carried out by US forces, including Special more…

12 Aug, 2014

South African Editor: Africa doesn’t need U.S. as benefactor

By Ellis Mnyandur

(China Daily), 2014-08-12 --  By all accounts, the United States - which generally prides itself on being a trendsetter - is essentially a "Johnny Come Lately" to the "Africa Rising" story. As if to make amends, US President Barack Obama held the largest ever gathering of African heads of state more…

12 Aug, 2014

Biggest Airline, Alliance, Fuel Efficiency and More Stats in IATA 2013 World Air Transport Stats Report

Montreal, 12 August 2014 (IATA media release) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published the 58th edition of the World Air Transport Statistics (WATS), a leading yearbook of the airline industry’s annual performance containing extensive statistical information and analysis. “Commercial aviation began 100 years ago with a single airplane, a more…

12 Aug, 2014

EU Funds Research to Boost Safety of Cruise Ships

Brussels, 8 August 2014, European Commission Press release - When choosing their summer holidays, many European opt for a cruise, or use a ferry to get where they are going. A very important aspect of passenger shipping is safety. Thanks to EU-funded research, evacuating large passenger ships could be even more…

12 Aug, 2014

Aug 19 World Humanitarian Day: More people than ever need help

United Nations, (UN News Centre) 11 August 2014 – Spotlighting humanitarians who often take great risks to help communities in need, World Humanitarian Day 2014 will feature events ranging from a 5K run/walk in Mogadishu, a wreath-laying ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey, a radio talk show with disaster management experts more…

12 Aug, 2014

Shanghai requires five fast-food chains to disclose suppliers

By WU YIYAO

Beijing, 2014-08-11, (China Daily) - Shanghai's food and drug administration is requiring five restaurant chains to release information on their suppliers on their websites, according to a city government circular released on Saturday. The five enterprises-Yum! Brands, McDonald's, Dicos, Burger King and Carl's Jr.-were all involved in a food scandal that more…

12 Aug, 2014

Chinese commentary: Do not let U.S. stoke disputes amongst ASEAN

By Zhao Minghao

Beijing, 2014-08-12 (China Daily) - The annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum Foreign Ministers' Meeting was held recently in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, with the disputes and situation in the South China Sea on the agenda. This is not the first time that the ARF has touched upon the more…

12 Aug, 2014

Chinese discipline body seeks tipoffs to curb lavish spending by government officials

Beijing, 2014-08-12 Xinhua (China Daily)  - As the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival nears, the Communist Party of China's top discipline agency is calling on the public to report incidents of officials lavishly spending during the holiday. The CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection opened a column on its website to invite the more…