Unified market to also open doors for foreign firms

(MA XUEJING / CHINA DAILY) The central authorities' recent official document to accelerate the construction of a national unified market said it is necessary to expedite the establishment of a unified national market system and rules, eliminate protectionism and market segmentation, clear the bottlenecks restricting the economic cycle, promote the smooth flow of commodity factors […]

Taliban dissolve Afghanistan’s rights commission, other key bodies

A boy selling bread watches Muslims attending Friday Prayer in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb 11, 2022. (HUSSEIN MALLA / AP) KABUL – Taliban authorities in Afghanistan dissolved five key departments of the former US-backed government, including the country's Human Rights Commission, deeming them unnecessary in the face of a financial crunch, an official said on Monday. […]

S. Korea’s Yoon names security adviser, 5 senior secretaries

President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol speaks during a press conference at the National Assembly Library in Seoul, South Korea, March 10, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA) SEOUL – South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol on Sunday named his national security adviser, five senior secretaries and four other members of the presidential office, according to Yoon's presidential transition team. Yoon, […]

Gray’s InvestigateTV Honored with First Place National Headliner Award

ATLANTA, April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — InvestigateTV, Gray Television Inc.’s (“Gray”) (NYSE: GTN) investigative unit, has been recognized with a First Place National Headliner award for “Collision Division.” The investigation exposed how federal crash standards favor men, despite women being at higher risk for injury and death behind the wheel. In particular, […]

SBA Announces 2022 National Small Business Week Cosponsors and Virtual Summit Event Schedule

Official partners support SBA message of “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship Washington, April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the official cosponsors and schedule for its 2022 National Small Business Week (NSBW) Virtual Summit, themed “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship,” taking place May 2-5, 2022. […]

Blank Rome Adds International Trade & National Security Partner in Washington, D.C.

Anthony Rapa Partner, Blank Rome LLP Washington, D.C., April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — Blank Rome LLP is pleased to welcome leading international trade and national security attorney Anthony Rapa as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office where he will lead the firm’s National Security team. Working closely with the firm’s Aerospace, Defense and […]

As Charlotte Delivery Volume Grows, Online Grocer Farmstead Kicks Off Discovery Campaign, Seeking to Expand Diversity of Suppliers

Applications due May 9 Farmstead offers a great mix of fresh produce, national brands such as Kraft, and local Charlotte brands With Farmstead, customers get the best quality, local produce; great local Charlotte brands and national brand staples all in one place, with no markups or fees. CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via […]

HK justice system is as sound as ever

Hong Kong's criminal justice system plays a pivotal role in maintaining the social order by ensuring that crimes are effectively detected and investigated, and criminal cases are handled impartially and efficiently while protecting the rights of all parties involved in the process. Offenses endanger national security Baseless allegations of "vague charges" of offenses under the […]

Vote of thanks to NSD for restoring stability

April 15 is designated as National Security Education Day. The objective is to raise public awareness of national security, encouraging a public consciousness of the importance of safeguarding national security, enhancing the capability to fend off national security threats, deepening public understanding of the Constitution, the Basic Law and national security legislation, and fostering a […]

Now’s time to upgrade city’s national security education

Hong Kong has come to a point where we find ourselves standing at a critical crossroads after suffering from the bitter 2019-20 social unrest that divided society, and the exhaustive COVID-19 pandemic that paralyzed the public health system, as the geopolitical landscape is changing faster than ever with international relationships becoming increasingly complicated. Worse, some […]

No compromise allowed on national security education

Regardless of the length of its history, no country together with its inseparable regions can look forward to enjoying lasting peace, security, integrity and prosperity if its residents do not have a working command of national security interpretation and abidance of the pertinent laws. Putting national security in perspective, every nation faces threats from time […]

National security, livelihood remain Hong Kong’s top priorities

Hong Kong will celebrate the National Security Education Day on April 15 in an environment that differs greatly from last year’s. First, Hong Kong has over the past year ushered in a new Election Committee and the seventh-term Legislative Council under the improved electoral system, bringing the precept of “patriots administering Hong Kong” into reality. […]

Push for ‘unified national market’ gains pace as new guidelines consolidate high-level opening

A view of the skyscrapers in Beijing's CBD area. (PHOTO BY SHENG PENG/ FOR CHINA DAILY) The Chinese government's recent guidelines for accelerating the building of a unified national market envision discontinuation of local protection and market fragmentation to unblock key sticking points that weigh on the growth of the economy. This is a part […]

Pakistan: Dissolution of national assembly ruled unconstitutional

In this file photo taken on March 25, 2021, Pakistan's President Arif Alvi delivers a speech during the military parade to mark Pakistan's National Day in Islamabad. (AAMIR QURESHI / AFP) ISLAMABAD – The Pakistani Supreme Court on Thursday declared Pakistani President Arif Alvi's decision to dissolve the National Assembly contrary to the Constitution and […]

International Bar Association needs to cut the politics, wise up about Hong Kong

The International Bar Association was founded in 1947, and now comprises some 190 bar associations and law societies, including the Hong Kong Bar Association (HKBA). Although its founders hoped it “could contribute to global stability and peace through administration of justice”, it is only as good as its component parts, and it has sometimes gone […]

Hong Kong expected to play bigger role in new era of national development

The past few years witnessed the most significant transformation in Hong Kong’s political landscape since its reunification with the motherland. The enactment of the National Security Law for Hong Kong and the revamp of the city’s electoral system are the enablers of a renewed political ecosystem that ensures national security and eradicates noxious political activism. […]

Tested-as-true data crucial for emissions goals

An employee undertakes installation work at a wind farm in Yuncheng, Shanxi province. (YAN XIN / FOR CHINA DAILY) The national carbon emissions trading market is the bedrock of emissions control in the country, and thus instrumental to implementing the country's climate-response policies. Launched in July, it currently only applies to the power-generating industry and […]