DFA should educate Filipinos on PH arbitral victory vs. China, lawmaker says

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) — A senator on Thursday pitched ideas on how the Philippines could further affirm its arbitral win on the maritime case against China, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week.

“Ang dapat sigurong gawin ng Pilipinas ay number 1, through the DFA, i-explain sa lahat ng ating kababayan natin kung ano ang meaning ng arbitral ruling,” Senator Koko Pimentel, who serves as chairperson of the Senate Committee on International Relations, said in a media briefing.

[Translation: I think what the Philippines needs to do is, number 1, the Department of Foreign Affairs should explain to our fellow Filipinos what the arbitral ruling means.]

He stressed the importance of educating Filipinos on the 2016 ruling of an international tribunal in The Hague, which recognizes the Philippines’ sovereign rights over areas within its exclusive economic zone, so they will

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China Still Expanding Xinjiang Re-Education Camps, Report Says

Satellite images of a camp that opened in January in Kashgar, shown here during its construction from 2019 to 2020, according to ASPI.

Source: Maxar/Airbus via Google Earth

China is continuing to invest in detention camps in Xinjiang, according to a new research report, findings that could bolster calls to punish Beijing over its human rights practices in the predominately Muslim region.

At least 61 suspected detention facilities showed signs of new construction between July 2019 and July 2020, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute said in a report released Thursday. Some 14 such centers were still under construction this year after Xinjiang authorities said that all detainees had “graduated,” said ASPI, an Australia- and U.S.-backed research institute that has been tracking the camp network for more than two years.

About half of the recently expanded camps had greater security features, suggesting a shift toward

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The China Business School E20 Alliance Established, Launching A New Era Of Executive Education

The China E20 Alliance was founded by China’s 14 leading universities to promote the development and integration of the country’s executive education industry, share best practices, drive innovation and enhance the value of organizations and people. In assisting Chinese entrepreneurs in their growth and evolution, the alliance seeks to create a new era in Chinese executive education.

Zou Yufeng, the newly elected chairman of the China E20 Alliance, said, “As an executive education exchange platform for the Double First-Class schools, the China E20 Alliance seeks to cultivate a new generation of entrepreneurs. As the first leading business school to offer management education, Renmin University of China Business School’s objective is to enhance Chinese management and cultivate global leaders, to bring in a new generation of Chinese entrepreneurs and enterprises.”

As China’s economy continues to grow, the notion of “dual circulation” development or the concurrent development of the national and

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Nike China Unveils Stunning Animated Tribute To Kobe Bryant

Such was the esteem Kobe Bryant was held globally, China is the latest Nike territory to unveil a tribute to the basketball legend.

Bryant, 44, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles in January, alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other passengers.

Called “Dear Kobe”, Nike China’s spot is the work of creative agency Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai and director Francois Rousselet and the Mathematic animation team in Paris.

Set to a piano score, the spot juxtaposes young fans and athletes inspired by the legend with animated montages of his famous gameplay.

Check out the work below:

Commenting on the work, Mathematic executive producer Guillaume Marien said: “When we started this project, we knew we needed to be very considerate when defining the animation style and effects. The spot is a poignant reminder of the life of Kobe Bryant, and we knew it would be viewed by millions

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