Former vet and one-time chief economist at the Department of Agriculture Ann Derwin is to become Ireland’s next ambassador to China. Ms Derwin, who is currently assistant secretary general at the Department of Foreign Affairs, has been nominated to replace Eoin O’Leary as the State’s chief envoy in Beijing. Read the full article at irishtimes.com
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DUBLIN, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, said on Wednesday that Ireland is willing to further enhance economic and trade cooperation with China, particularly in the agrifood sector. McConalogue made this remark while meeting Chinese Ambassador to Ireland He Xiangdong at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) on Wednesday, according to a press statement from the Chinese embassy in Ireland. Read the full article at xinhuanet.com
Huawei has appointed its UK sales director, Tony Yangxu, as the new chief executive for its operations in Ireland.Mr Yangxu takes on overall responsibility for Huawei’s carrier, enterprise and consumer business units in Ireland, “including the national rollout of 5G”, according to the company’s announcement.Read the full article here independent.ie
BEIJING (Reuters) - China unveiled on Tuesday its global data security initiative that opposes undermining key infrastructure, or data theft by using information technology and forcing firms to store data generated overseas in their home country. Interesting article at www.reuters.com
The world has changed rapidly and many find themselves in a bind due to a failure to understand one another in international relations. Some people, like world famous investor Jim Rogers, seems to know how to roll with the times. Mr. Jim Rogers has long been curious about cultural differences. Back in 1988, a young and brash American boy spent 36 days on his motorcycle, traveling from Shanghai to Pakistan. He had his long ride filmed and the journey gave him a firsthand experience with China that was then very remote to the western world, especially to the U.S. Later on, his two daughters settled down in Singapore and both of them learned speaking Mandarin well. Earlier, CGTN's Tian Wei spoke to Mr. Rogers and his elder daughter Happy Rogers, who is quite a celebrity in Chinese social media. Their conversation went from relations between China and the U.S. to cultural exchanges.
Interesting story in The Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/it-would-be-such-a-shame-if-ireland-were-to-lose-its-beautiful-native-tongue-1.4256286
On 24 June, Ambassador He Xiangdong met with H.E. Mr. Simon Coveney, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and exchanged views on China-Ireland collaboration in fighting against COVID-19 pandemic. Interesting article at weixin.qq.com
Coronavirus: This is how China is preventing a second wave - and the UK must learn lessons. The UK was slow to learn and apply the lessons from the first wave in China - it shouldn't make the same mistake for the second, by Tom Cheshire in SkyNews
Here is a very interesting post from CNN: "Vote in Japan to change status of disputed islands threatens to raise tensions with China" By Brad Lendon and Junko Ogura, CNN
Coronavirus has brought the rivalry to a head sooner than expected – and the scope for non-alignment is narrowing - interesting article by Patrick Wintour in The Guardian: theguardian.com