May 16, 2022

Mechanical Engineering: Lockdowns in China become a heavy burden

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The Corona-related lockdowns and restrictions in China are leaving deep traces on local German machinery and plant manufacturers. Only a minority of companies currently anticipate an improvement in the business situation in the coming six months. Every second machine and plant manufacturer is affected by production standstill 2022: Turnover growth of 3 per cent expected […]

Beijing 2022 legacy promises a bright future for winter sports in China

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22 Feb 2022 – World-class winter sport will return to Yanqing already from next season, and will help sports on ice and snow to grow further in China. As the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 come to an end, their already impressive legacy of engaging millions of people across China in winter sports is set to continue. […]

Exports almost reach pre−crisis level again

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Despite many disruptions in the supply chains, machinery and plant manufacturers from Germany were able to significantly increase their exports last year. Exports in the fourth quarter only increased by a nominal 4,6 percent or 2,0 billion euros to 45,2 billion euros, as the Federal Statistical Office announced on the basis of preliminary figures. For […]

UN Committee calls out Uyghur forced labor in China

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From Miriam Karmali, Freedom United February 20, 2022 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS DomesPotentially groundbreaking case against Lebanon’s kafala systemWhile employed as a domestic worker in Lebanon, MH was forced to work 15-hour days and endured physical and emotional abuse. She’s taking her former employer and recruitment agency to court over allegations of slavery […]

Facts and figures: How Beijing 2022 is transforming winter sport in China

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04 Feb 2022 – Hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 spurred the ambitious target to attract more than 300 million people across China to snow and ice activities, bringing healthier lifestyles to China’s citizens and many opportunities for local and regional development. A plan was put forward to boost investment in winter sports infrastructure, equipment […]

Pressure builds on China to allow independent investigation

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From Miriam Karmali, Freedom United, [email protected] February 13, 2022 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Forced LaborUN says China must allow human rights chief to visit Uyghur RegionMeeting with China’s President Xi Jinping last weekend, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for China to allow the UN human rights chief to make a “credible visit” […]

Critically acclaimed director Lu Chuan selected to direct the Official Film of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022

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25 Jan 2022 – Multi-award-winning Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan has been selected to direct the Official Film of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. Lu is hailed as a major new voice in Chinese cinema, with more than 40 awards to his name, including those at important international festivals such as Sundance and the San Sebastian Film […]

Beijing 2022 Pre−Games Sustainability Report outlines climate solutions, development of winter sports and regional regeneration in China

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14 Jan 2022 – Beijing 2022 released its Pre-Games Sustainability Report today, detailing the measures implemented to reduce and compensate carbon emissions, protect local ecosystems and create long-term benefits to local communities and economies. With its vision of “sustainability for the future” and the principle of hosting “green, inclusive, open and clean” Games, Beijing 2022 has integrated sustainability […]

Reebok & Warner Bros. Consumer Products announce Two−Part, Reebok x Looney Tunes Capsule Collection Fit for Every Celebration

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First capsule available in China for Lunar New Year followed by global launch in Spring 2022  (BOSTON) January 18, 2022 – Reebok and Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) today announced a two-part Reebok x Looney Tunes footwear and apparel collaboration to kick off the new year. Marking the fifth collaboration between Reebok and WBCP, the Reebok x Looney […]

Ready to take on the year?

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Miriam Karmali, Freedom United January 2, 2022 News Digest Happy New Year! Your weekly news digest looks a little different today.  We want to start this year by sharing your top campaigns, what you can do in less than 5 minutes to keep these issues in the public eye – AND a 2022 action guide!  Perhaps conversations about […]