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Japan Japan: Revised Public Election Law Enacted
A revision to address a flaw in the Public Offices Election Law, which would have prevented young voters and others who move to new municipalities just before an election from voting, was passed at a plenary session of the upper house on Thursday. The bill was passed unanimously by the House of Councillors’ Special Committee on Political Ethics and Election System the previous day. The voting age had already been lowered recently from 20 to 18, but without the latest change about 70,000 eligibl ...
Japan Japan: Strengthen Protection of Copyrights to Safeguard the Creative Drive
Appropriate protection of intellectual property is indispensable for cultural and industrial development. It is important to change the current system into one that supports the creative drive. In response to a broad agreement reached in talks over the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, the government plans to submit a bill to revise the Copyright Law to the current Diet session. What is worth noting in the agreement is that copyright infringement will be considered an offense that doe ...
New Zealand New Zealand: Is 2016 a Good Year to Be a Tech Professional?
A rise in salaries, bonuses and work benefits suggest that 2016 is a good time to be a tech professional in New Zealand, as the technology represents one of the country’s highest earning potential sectors. "Tech professionals in New Zealand are still in high demand and a career in IT offers opportunities for high pay levels and additional benefits,” says Grant Burley, Director, Absolute IT. Findings from the Absolute IT Remuneration Report claim that IT professionals starting out their car ...
China China: Tertiary Industries Boost Xinjiang's Economic Growth
Tertiary industries led by tourism and the service sector played a vital role in boosting economic growth in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region last year. Tertiary industries in Xinjiang achieved 420 billion yuan (64.12 billion U.S. dollars) of added value in 2015, up 12.7 percent year-on-year and contributing 51 percent to the regional economic growth, according to Xinjiang's statistical bureau.
China China to Orderly Urbanize Migrant Workers: Premier Li
China will integrate migrant workers into cities in an orderly way over the next five years, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Monday. The government will improve the urban residence permit system to help the integration, ensure stable employment and safeguard the rights and interests of migrant workers, Li said in a letter to a ceremony held to honor migrant workers.
China China Calls for New Approach to Agricultural Modernization
China will apply new development concepts in its efforts to make agricultural modernization more efficient, inclusive and environment-friendly, according to a policy document released Wednesday. The document, publicized by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, vowed "marked progress" in agricultural modernization by 2020 to ensure the building of a moderately prosperous society.
Australia Australia: Government Releases nbn End-User Migration Policy
The progressive rollout of the NBN has seen a significant reduction in the instances of premises which were previously unable to connect to the broadband network, even though they had declared they were ready to be connected. To ensure a working service is available at the premise, the Federal Government has today released its Migration Assurance Policy (MAP) to support the transitioning of existing broadband and phone services customers by limiting the disruption during the switch-over to th ...
Australia 2016 Australian Broadcast Industry Trends: OTT to Thrive
Mobile consumption is up, over the top (OTT) will thrive, and advertising will be even more laser focused. iTWire has been following the Telstra owned Ooyala with interest. You can read its last article here. Paula Minardi, Broadcast Industry Marketing Manager, Ooyala has penned the following article. As the New Year begins, the broadcast industry continues to see rapid change driven by shifting consumer viewing habits.
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan: UN Forecasts Its GDP Growth for 2016
UN forecasts Uzbekistan’s real GDP growth at seven percent in 2016, the UN report "World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016" said. According to the UN experts, Uzbekistan's GDP growth was eight percent in 2015. The country’s economy will grow by 6.9 percent in 2017.
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Prepares Draft on Population’s Employment
The Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan discussed the ongoing work on employment of the population at a meeting, the government’s message said. It is reported that the draft “The procedure of rendering services in Turkmenistan on registration of job seekers, and their employment” was prepared based on the legislation. In May 2015, the head of Turkmenistan approved the program to improve the employment sphere and create new jobs in Turkmenistan for 2015-2020 and an action plan for its impl ...
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