Daily Archives: July 6, 2018

Global Talents in Port and Shipping Industry Invited to 2018 China Merchants C Blue Training Program’s Summer Edition

SHENZHEN, China, July 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On July 5th 2018, the third China Merchants C Blue Training Program held its closing ceremony at China Merchants Port Plaza in Shenzhen. 25 participants from 13 countries across 4 continents along the Belt and Road graduated from the program.

C Blue, a journey to cultural exchanges, mutual understanding, friendship and hope

Deputy Secretary General of China Merchants Charitable Foundation (“CMCF”), Ms. Huang Yi; Chairman of Sri Lanka Port Authority, Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake; Associate Dean of Shanghai Advanced Institute of International Shipping of Shanghai Maritime University (“SMU”), Mr. Yu Siqin; and Deputy General Manager of China Merchants Port Holdings Company Ltd. (“CMPort”), Mr. Yan Gang, attended the ceremony.

Ms. Huang extended her congratulations to all the trainees. She believes that C Blue has become a greater success with the joint efforts of all parties. Over a hundred years ago, China Merchants funded children from the Qing Dynasty to go to the U.S.to seek rejuvenation for China. Today, it invites the talents from various countries in the world via C Blue to share China’s development experience and achievements.

Dr. Dissanayake regarded C Blue as a significant innovation where young people can nurture the friendships and mutual trust which pave the way for cooperation. He also appreciated the visions of C Blue that the trainees would contribute to the development of the Belt and Road in the future through a deeper understanding of China’s culture and development experience.

Mr. Yu stated that SMU would fully utilize its faculty and regional advantages to promote C Blue. He believed the project is an important method of connecting different countries’ dreams of socio-economic development.

C Blue Trainees celebrating the graduation in the summer of 2018

On behalf of C Blue trainees, Mr. Kaan Anul from Turkey expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all and shared his understanding of the meaning of C Blue: “C” as the initial of “Culture Exchange”, “Communicate Internationally” and “Collaboration” conveys the values of the above words.

Mr. Yan said that C Blue has been successfully held three times and has become a business card of CMPort. It has built a platform for talent from various countries and is a vivid portrayal of CMPort who dares to undertake historical missions and actively reacts to the “Belt and Road” Initiative.

China Merchants C Blue Training Program Summer 2018, launched in Shanghai on June 12, is funded by the CMCF, co-organized by CMPort and Shanghai Maritime University. Since 2016, it has provided a series of high-end port and shipping training courses for young talent in the global port industry. Trainees are able not only to learn theories of ports, shipping, and free trade zones, but also visit Chinese top companies in these industries, such as Shanghai Yangshan Port, Zhenhua Port Machinery Company, China Merchants Zhangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, Shekou Container Terminal, and China Merchants Bonded Logistics.

Global Talents in Port and Shipping Industry Invited to 2018 China Merchants C Blue Training Program’s Summer Edition

The success of the C Blue has made the concept of the Belt and Road better known. From the gradual transition of capital exchanges to management and cultural exchanges, it better explains the mission of the CMPort “We Connect the World.” It is believed that the trainees will apply their experience to the development of the port industry at home and jointly achieve economic and social prosperity of the Belt and Road.

The next edition of C Blue is scheduled to be held in October 2018.

For more information, please contact:

Vincent An
+86 755 2667 6090

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PRETORIA– The Cabinet has appointed a team of Ministers to engage with South Africa’s traditional leaders on their concerns on land expropriation and to seek an amicable solution to their areas of concern, says Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane.

She told a media briefing here Thursday that the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, would be the convener of the ministerial team and would be supported by Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and herself.

The establishment of the ministerial team is in response to the various concerns raised at the start of Parliament’s public participation process to review Section 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996 to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

Parliament set up the Constitutional Review Committee to conduct public hearings countrywide after passing a motion on the expropriation of land without compensation, a move aimed at redressing injustices resulting from past actions by colonial administrations to evict indigenous South Africans from the land they had historically lived on, without compensation.

However, the traditional rulers and chiefs, who own vast tracts of land, fear that their land might also be expropriated by the government, without compensation.

The public hearings on land expropriation kicked off on June 26 in the Namakwa District in Northern Cape Province. The hearings will take place in all nine provinces and continue until August 2018. The last public hearings will be on Aug 4 in Western Cape Province.

The Cabinet calls on all interested parties to participate peacefully in these hearings and appeals to the public to remain tolerant of varying views that may be expressed, in order to ensure that all have a fair opportunity to participate in the hearings, said Mokonyane.


Car breaking implements recovered, four suspects in custody

Yesterday, 5 July 2018, at 13:00, the SAPS members followed up information about the suspects who were traveling in a silver Hyundai on a way to commit a crime. The vehicle was parked at Windermere road, Morningside, and the police officers kept their observation. It is alleged that the suspects are also involved in a number of carjacking and robberies committed in Durban areas. When the police tried to intercept their vehicle the suspects sped off. A chase ensued and the suspects sped towards the Glenwood area, Umbilo, where shoot-out then ensued. The suspects lost control and their vehicle and crashed to the tree at Frere Crescent, Glenwood.

The suspects abandoned their vehicle and fled on foot. The members gave chase and four suspects were apprehended. Allen keys, police scanner, police radio handset, remote jammers, various computer boxes, car breaking implements were recovered. The suspects are aged between 27 and 36. The suspects will appear in the Durban Magistrates’ Court next week on charges of attempted murder and possession of car breaking implements.

Source: South African Police Service

Sekhukhune police seek missing person

The police in Sekhukhune are searching for Kganya Lebofi George (49) from Ga – Makuwa village next to Komape’s shop. His brother Masha Mashego alleges that Kganya has disappeared on Tuesday 26 June 2018.

Police and family attempted to locate him but all attempts were in vain. No one knows what he was wearing at the time of his disappearance. Anyone who knows his whereabouts should contact Lieutenant Colonel Lesiba Phalane on 082 414 2663, Crime Stop on 08600 10111, Crime SMS Line 32211 or the nearest Police Station.

Source: South African Police Service