Video PlayerClose TOKYO, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Ge Fengjin, son of Ge Daorong, a survivor of the Nanjing Massacre, held a testimony meeting here on Wednesday night to convey the truth about the Nanjing Massacre in 1937 and remind people to never forget history. At the invitation of a few local civil groups, Ge Fengjin shared his father's story at the meeting to mark the 82nd anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre. About 100 people attended the meeting. Ge Daorong, a survivor of the massacre, was only 10 years old when Nanjing fell to Japanese invaders. He survived by escaping into the Safety Zone during the mass killing, but his three uncles did not. Since the 1980s, he has devoted himself to sharing his story. As he gets older, his son has taken over. "On Dec. 13, 1937, the Japanese invaders occupied Nanjing and carried out the deadly Nanjing massacre, killing 300,000 of our compatriots, including my family members," said Ge Fengjin. As descendant of a survivor of the Nanjing Massacre, he … [Read more...] about Spotlight: Descendant of Nanjing Massacre survivor holds testimony meeting in Japan
October 15, 2019 13:01 Korean Air on Monday said it is offering unpaid leave to staff for the first time since its establishment.Employees who have worked for the company for more than two years can apply by Oct. 25 for a three-month unpaid leave between November and May next year, extendable by up to another three months.Korean Air said the scheme is part of its efforts to help its staff to balance work and family, but insiders say the scandal-ridden airline wants to cut costs. Korean Air posted an operating loss of W101.5 billion in the second quarter of this year and is expected to record a 30 percent drop in operating profit in the third quarter due to Korean boycott of Japan (US$1=W1,186). "Fuel costs account for 25.6 percent or the largest of the fixed costs at Korean Air and labor costs are the second largest with 20.9 percent, so the airline will be able to save substantial amounts of money with the leave scheme," an industry insider said. Low-cost carrier Eastar Jet, … [Read more...] about Korean Air Offers Unpaid Leave
May 17, 2016 10:13 Korean Air posted record operating profit in the first quarter due to increased demand on long-haul routes and low oil prices. The airline posted an operating profit of W323.3 billion, which is a record high for first quarter despite a slight decrease in sales at 2.87 trillion.Meanwhile, Asiana Airlines had a quite different picture. Its first-quarter sales increased 4.9 percent to W1.5 trillion, but its operating profit dwindled 45 percent to W58.7 billion."We had an increase in sales thanks to growing demand for short-haul routes to China or Japan. But we suffered from fierce competition with budget airlines which are also focused on short-to-mid-haul destinations, said a spokesman at Asiana Airlines. Korean Air to Lay off Older Staff Korean Air Offers Unpaid Leave Korean Air Marks 50th Anniversary Under a Cloud Korean Air Racks up Record Quarterly Sales Despite Scandals Korean Air Named Most Profitable Airline Korean Air Posts Record Net … [Read more...] about Korean Air Posts Record Q1 Profit
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged when it wraps up its final policy meeting of the year on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve building is pictured in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo The U.S. central bank is currently in a holding pattern after cutting interest rates three times this year to boost the economy in the face of threats posed by slowing global growth and the U.S.-China trade war. But Fed officials have indicated they still see more chance of the economy softening than strengthening. Here’s what the Fed will be keeping an eye on in 2020: IF JOB GROWTH INDICATORS BECOME WORRISOME The U.S. economy has added more than 20 million jobs since emerging from recession in 2009, and the unemployment rate is currently near a 50-year low at 3.5%. The pace of job growth has been slowing, which is consistent with an economy in which untapped labor is becoming scarce. … [Read more...] about Explainer: What the U.S. Federal Reserve will be watching in 2020
Email RMIT ABC Fact Check Updated November 29, 2019 11:02:39 Photo: Opposition spokeswoman for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney says the Australian constitution is the only one among first world nations with colonial histories that does not recognise its first people. (ABC News: Adam Kennedy) Map: Australia The claimThe question of Indigenous recognition has been debated for many years in state and federal politics in Australia.On ABC's Q&A, opposition spokeswoman for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney said: "The Australian constitution is the only constitution of a first world nation with a colonial history that does not recognise its first people.""That's the truth," she said.Is that correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.The verdictMs Burney's claim checks out.Fact Check contacted experts for assistance in determining which countries fit the criteria of a "first world nation with a colonial history" and have first people.The common candidates among these … [Read more...] about Linda Burney says Australia is the only first world nation with a colonial history that doesn’t recognise its first people in its constitution. Is she correct?