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Movable Asset Loans Set to Revolutionize Business Opps in Asia Pacific

Posted: August 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Business News, Socially Engineerd | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Movable Asset Loans Set to Revolutionize Business Opps in Asia Pacific

Movable Asset Loans Set to Revolutionise Business Opps in Asia Vietnamese Fishing Coracles

Scooters, coracles, beasts of burden and even crop stocks are providing the poor in the Asia Pacific region with new business opportunities. It’s a huge leap of faith for usually stayed banks and finance companies, but ‘movable asset’ loans are taking off.

Intangible assets, goods that are easily hidden, lost or sold, present unique risks for financiers. Since the global financial crisis the appetite of bankers for taking unnecessary risk has significantly reduced.

To overcome this, countries wanting to offer movable asset loans are passing legislation to set up “secured transaction” registers, one lender in PNG – Credit Corporation – secures 90 percent of its loans against movable assets and all of those loans have gone to Indigenous entrepreneurs :: Read the full article »»»»


Chinese Authorities Arrest Prominent Muslim Scholar Ilham Tohti

Posted: January 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: China | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Chinese Authorities Arrest Prominent Muslim Scholar Ilham Tohti

China arrests prominent scholar, government critic Ilham TohtiA prominent scholar has been arrested in China just weeks after criticising the government in an interview with Australia’s ABC, Ilham Tohti’s family say around 30 police came to his home to take away the Beijing based ethnic Muslin Uighur, he is now being held in an unknown location.

China’s foreign ministry spokesman, Hong Lei, says Mr Tohti is “suspected of breaking the law” computers have been removed from his home, but no further details would been given.

Mr Tohti’s supporters fear his detention is part of a wider crackdown on dissent coming out of the far-Western Xinjiang province following an apparent car fire suicide attack at Tiananmen Gate.

Ilham Tohti is well known for his research on Uyghur-Han relations and is a vocal advocate for the implementation of regional autonomy laws in China, Mr Tohti, a prominent blogger, was the host of Uyghur Online, a website that discusses Uyghur issues. Tohti was previously detained shortly after the 2009 Ürümqi riots by the authorities :: Read the full article »»»»

@Rebekah_Raeburn-Gould


GONEski! Australian Government Dumps Education Reforms

Posted: November 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Australia, Politics, Socially Engineerd, World of the News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on GONEski! Australian Government Dumps Education Reforms

GONEski! Australian Government Ditching Education ReformsA turnaround in policy position isn’t a huge surprise straight after an election, it sought of goes with the the furniture. Except in this case, apparently, both sides of Australian politics were in FULL agreement prior to the last election?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has denied that 10 weeks into governing, he’s breaking a pre-election promise –  to match Labor’s school funding model – saying that his government would “do a little bit better.”

However, promises to one side, Australia’s new Government has just announced it will scrap the previous – Labor – governments plan for school funding reform, and will instead renegotiate individual agreements with all states and territories within the next 12 months :: Read the full article »»»»


Sweeping Changes to China’s Radical Laws, One Child Policy Eased, Labour Camps Abolished

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Socially Engineerd | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sweeping Changes to China’s Radical Laws, One Child Policy Eased, Labour Camps Abolished

China: Sweeping Changes to Radical Laws, One Child Policy EasedChina has unveiled sweeping changes to some of its most controversial laws including its one-child policy and its forced labour camps. The major policy shift also includes reductions on the application of the death penalty, reforms to a widely abused “petition” system and changes in a residency registration scheme.

The changes, revealed by the official Xinhua news agency, were announced days after a meeting of the country’s top Communist Party leaders.

Couples will now be allowed to have two children if one of the parents is an only child, significantly widening the exceptions to a rule introduced in 1979 to control China’s then exploding population, now the world’s largest.

The one-child policy is controversial both within and outside China, the policy has at times been brutally enforced, with authorities relying on permits, fines and in some cases forced sterilisations and late-term abortions, often triggering public outrage :: Read the full article »»»»

Felicity Evans ա @m_dangerfield


Dressed For Death, Pia Interlandi’s Garments for the Grave

Posted: October 14th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Socially Engineerd, That Human Condition | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Dressed For Death, Pia Interlandi’s Garments for the Grave
Dressed For Death: Garments for the Grave by Pia Interlandi
In almost every culture, death is shrouded with ritual, the entombment of the dead is most commonly preceded by its dressing. In Islam it’s a white cotton cloth, Judaism’s Tachrichim bindings and in the west’s it’s a tradition of grave clothes, solid black woollen suit or head to toe frock. The corporeal commonality is the preparation of a dead body for it’s journey to the other-side.
In an increasingly secular society, it’s a wonderfilled thing to see an artisan reaching back through these traditions, seeking out something deeper from the aesthetically pleasing. Despite clothing being almost exclusively about covering outside of the body, Ms Interlandi asks the most intimate question of the dead, where and what is soul? :: Read the full article »»»»
Dressed For Death: Garments for the Grave by Pia Interlandi
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