Legal professionals from Hong Kong and Macao will be allowed to work as arbitrators in Nansha district of Guangz
hou as part of an effort by Guangdong province to strengthen cooperation with the two special administrative regions.
Nansha lies within the Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security has approved the introduction of the legal professionals, who
will work at the Court of Arbitration for Labor and Personnel Disputes to settle competing claims.
Sources at the court said the Hong Kong-and Macao-based arbitrators will be signific
ant in promoting the business environment of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
“It will help provide high-quality, efficient and fast legal services for busine
sses, especially those whose investors include companies from Hong Kong and Macao,” the court said on Tuesday.
According to the development plan outline for the Greater Bay Area, which was unveiled on Mond
ay, Nansha district will develop into a pilot zone for closer overall cooperation in exchanges of h
uman resources, goods, materials, funds and information between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao.
The court said the first group of labor arbitrators from Hong Kong and Macao will be appointed in late 2019.
Trump claimed his administration had achieved “more than almost any administration in the history of the country” — and was met with open laughter.
National security adviser John Bolton, a former ambassador to the UN under President George W. Bush, was openly hosti
le toward the UN during his 2005 to 2006 tenure. The Trump administration has cut US contributions to the UN,
pulled out of several of UN organizations and opposed core UN-backed initiatives in
recent years, including the Paris Agreement on climate and the Iran nuclear deal.
Trump had wanted a woman to lead the US delegation at the United Nations, so
urces have told CNN. His original pick, Nauert, bowed out after it came to light tha
t she had employed a nanny who was legally present in the US, but wasn’t legally permitted to work.
The post, which had been a Cabinet level position under Haley, is widely expected to be downgraded.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had told aides he wanted the post downgra
ded after Haley leaves, an official familiar with his remark has told CNN. And Bolt
on has also been said to want the role downgraded, according to people familiar with his thinking.
The shift means Craft would wield less clout than her predecessor, both at the UN and within the administration, and as a r
esult, would pose nowhere near the challenge to Bolton or Pompeo.
This story has been updated.
Many reputable international organizations, including both the Red Cross and Caritas, the humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church, have declined to participate in Guaido’
s aid campaign. The Red Cross tells CNN that the initiative organized by the Venezuelan opposition is too political.
”The action of the Red Cross is based on two principles: humanity and neut
rality. Neutrality is the most important one in situations like this,” explains F
rancesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He is ada
mant that Venezuela should receive humanitarian aid, but that the operation should be a concerted effort.
Only through an agreement between the two sides could the aid be really effective, he says.
The United Nations has also chosen not to take sides, calling instead on both parties to de-escalate tensions.
The United States has pledged 20 million dollars to help Venezuela. That has so far transl
ated into three deliveries of air cargo to a border town in Colombia, where it is poised to enter the country.
Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom have also chipped in, among others.
Colombia has provided the logistical facilities for transporting the aid. Two more ship
ment points have been announced in Brazil and Curaçao, both also near the Venezuelan border.
Venezuela’s closest neighbors, like Colombia, are the most interested in seeing aid bro
ught in, as they hope this measure could help reduce the wave of Venezuelan refugees pouring across their borders.
older Chinese brands, who began seeking ways to reignite their dying brands. For instance, in Se
ptember 2018, candy company White Rabbit and time-honored Shanghai cosmetic brand Maxam teamed up
to produce a lipstick that looked and tasted like traditional milk candy. According to Maxam’s official website, the
first batch of this lipstick, 960 in all, sold out in just two seconds on online retailer T-Mall.
Another example of an unusual alliance was that between bug repellent maker Liushen and Rio cocktail.
In the summer of 2018, these two companies co-produced a special cocktail drink, the gre
en color of which reminded consumers of Liushen’s mosquito repellent. While consumers were a bit hesi
tant to try it at first, this minty mixture of lemon, lime and grapefruit soon proved to be a great success.
Nong Fu Spring, a bottled water and beverage company, chose a different way to attract younger
customers. Instead of coming out with a new product, it invited an overseas design company to produce new packaging featuring the four seasons of th
e Changbai Mountains, where the company gets its spring water. Additionally, the company joined with
popular Chinese smartphone game Onmyoji and the Palace Museum to produce a limited series of water bottles.
These new marketing methods helped push sales of Nong Fu Spring bottled water to new heights.