Policy & Public Interest

United Nations Contributes US$ 8 Million Emergency Relief Grants to Assist Victims of Deadly Chinese Quake

BEIJING, May 22 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- United Nations today contributed US$ 8 million from the Central Emergency Relief Fund to the Chinese government and UN agencies are stepping up their support to authorities in China to mobilize relief efforts in the wake of last Monday's devastating earth...

2008-05-22 16:07 789

Groundbreaking Public-Private Partnership to Improve Water Access and Sanitation in China's Rural Communities and Schools

BEIJING, March 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Students from Sichuan and Xinjiang's remote rural areas will soon be able to wash their hands after using newly installed sanitary toilets in their local schools. This is an example of what a joint initiative titled "Water Resources Management and Drink...

2008-03-20 13:13 761

President Bush Selects CACH Founder as Special Envoy to the OIC

Sada Cumber to Serve as U.S. Representative to the Organization of the Islamic Conference AUSTIN, Texas, March 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- CACH Capital Management, LLC, announced today that the firm's founder, Sada Cumber, was appointed by President George W. Bush to be the Special Envoy to ...

2008-03-05 09:33 628

DHS Begins Collecting 10 Fingerprints From International Visitors at San Francisco International Airport

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that it has begun collecting additional fingerprints from international visitors arriving at San Francisco International Airport (San Francisco). The change is part of the department...

2008-02-12 01:00 744

DHS Begins Collecting 10 Fingerprints From International Visitors at Washington Dulles International Airport

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now collecting additional fingerprints from international visitors arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport (Dulles). The change is part of the department's upgrade from two- to 10-fingerprint...

2007-12-11 09:03 650

Millions 'Stand Up and Speak Out' on the International Day for Eradication of Poverty

Online Announcement of World Record Figures Online press conference on 18th October at 14.00 GMT NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Join us to hear the officially verified Guinness World Record number for the number of people who took part in the "Stand Up and Speak Out" challeng...

2007-10-19 05:32 819

Swedish Pharmaceutical Company Oasmia to Next Level: Increased Availability of Oasmia Shares for Investors

UPPSALA, Sweden, Sept. 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Oasmia Pharmaceutical is being listed on NGM Equity in Sweden on September 18th 2007. This provides private and institutional shareholders with a better place to trade in the company’s shares. ( Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/200...

2007-09-18 09:00 782

Agenda: Stand Up and Speak Out: October 17th, 2007; Day of Global Mobilization Against Poverty and Inequality

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- On October 16th and 17th, millions all over the world will once again Stand Up and Speak Out against poverty and inequality and in support of the Millennium Development Goals. The Stand Up Speak Out initiative is planned to coincide with the Internationa...

2007-08-09 14:10 787

Hong Kong Targets Africa as a New Business Destination

Forum Held to Highlight Hong Kong as an Emerging Platform Tightening the Economic Link Between China and Africa HONG KONG, July 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The UN Development Programme announced today the successful conclusion to the forum highlighting Hong Kong's role in Sino-African rel...

2007-07-17 17:23 829

Cotecna Selected by US Customs and Border Protection to Conduct Supply Chain Security Validations in China

GENEVA and WASHINGTON, July 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Cotecna, the international inspection group, has been selected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) to participate in a one-year pilot program to conduct supply chain se...

2007-07-10 19:08 881

Award-winning Report Praises China for Tackling Poverty but Urges Nation to Reduce Inequality

BEIJING, June 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China's 2005 Human Development Report, an assessment of the nation's progress in confronting the destabilizing development gaps that have emerged between urban and rural communities, coastal and interior regions, women and men and other segments of socie...

2007-06-20 20:20 756

In China, Hoffa Calls for Inclusion of Labor Rights in U.S., China 'Economic Dialogue'

BEIJING, China, May 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today called on the U.S. and Chinese governments to include labor rights in the economic dialogues that are scheduled to continue in Washington this week. "I do no...

2007-05-22 09:03 764

New White Paper Details Broader Implications of Khodorkovsky Affair

LONDON, Feb. 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- "Abuse of State Authority in the Russian Federation," a new White Paper issued yesterday by Robert Amsterdam, Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s international defense counsel, says the United States and Western European governments have failed to effectively protect and...

2007-02-09 21:22 860

Lawyers' Network Launched to Enhance Free Legal Aid Service for Migrant Workers

BEIJING, China, Feb. 3 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- A project to establish a nationwide network of lawyers specialized in providing legal aid services to migrant workers was launched today in Beijing. (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/20061107113358-34.jpg ) This is a joint effort be...

2007-02-03 09:30 1058

Fire at Dubai Construction Site

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Dubai's emergency 997 line received a report of the fire at the Fortune Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai's Marina Distict (JAVAZ) at 1311 hours on Thursday, 18 January, 2007. The closest fire station, Al-Quwoz, about 12 kilomete...

2007-01-19 16:24 802

Beijing and EMC Partner on Digital City Initiatives

EMC to Provide Market-Leading Technology to Support Beijing’s eGovernment Efforts BEIJING, Nov. 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The Beijing City Government’s Information Office and EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the city gover...

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