China’s ‘One Child’ Policy Propaganda Posters the Years

Wall Street Journal | Oct 4, 2015

For more than 30 years, China has enforced a strict policy limiting families to one child. Signs and posters around the country encouraged families to comply. 

The Changing Face Of ‘Publicity’ – ‘Digital Diplomacy’

Counter Currents | Oct 4, 2015

The newspapers are packed with front page, head line stories of Prime Minister’s recent and successful visit to the West Coast of United States, where he professed his firm belief in ‘social media’ as the apt medium of the hour to connect people, build communities, local and global. 

Chinese Scholars Learn American Teaching Techniques at EMU

Augusta Free Press | Oct 4, 2015

For the Chinese scholars at Eastern Mennonite University this semester, witnessing the difference between Chinese and American educational systems has been enlightening. [...] Eight are sponsored through Mennonite Partners in China (MPC), an exchange program that has been thriving in various formats since the early 1980s. The other two are on scholarship from the China Scholarship Council, a competitive, state-funded scholarship fund for research and study abroad.

Taiwan-Based Musicians to Perform at New York Music Show

Focus Taiwan | Oct 4, 2015

Taiwanese rapper Soft Lipa (蛋堡), Latin rap rock band Boxing (拳) and Chinese Canadian pop rock band io will be featured in a "Taiwan Night" concert that is part of the event, according to GCA Entertainment, which is jointly organizing the concert with Taiwan's Ministry of Culture.

IBA English News’s Departing Chief Reflects on 25 Years Behind and In Front of the Camera

Jerusalem Post | Oct 4, 2015

“There was a realization among the decision-makers that English needed a presence on Israel TV in prime time – for Israel’s image and for the sake of local English speakers, the foreign press and diplomats.”[...] I told numerous IBA heads that we could be the English equivalent of Al Jazeera and could fight the hasbara (public diplomacy) battle through solid Israel-perspective journalism."

Rufftone Re-Appointed Korea’s Goodwill Ambassador

Citizen | Oct 4, 2015

Gospel singer Roy Smith Mwatia better known Rufftone has been re-appointed Republic of Korea’s goodwill ambassador for public diplomacy. [...] the reason the Korean embassy re-appointed the legendary singer to the post was because of the role he played in influencing Kenyan youth positively and due to the passion for the task he (Rufftone) showed the previous year.

Ethiopia: Chair of IGAD & Italy to Win the Confidence of the Somali Public

Geeska Afrika | Oct 3, 2015

Dr Tedros, Foreign Minister of Italy, Paolo Gentiloni and Somalia’s Foreign Minister Abdisalam Hadiye Omer met at the margins of the 70th UN General Assembly in New York. Dr Tedros also pointed out that it is important to organize a Somali business forum to change "the failing Somali narrative" and change stereotypes about the country. 

The Champions League Lands in Kazakhstan

VICE Sports | Oct 3, 2015

On Wednesday tiny FC Astana welcomes the world for the first ever Champions League match in Kazakhstan […] FC Astana is part of the state-owned Astana Presidential Sports club, created at the behest of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. 


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