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#1 Posted : Sunday, September 2, 2018 8:23:57 PM(UTC)

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SEOUL Adrian Kempe Kings Jersey , June 13 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday carried out the first major reshuffle of her cabinet since her inauguration last year to regain public confidence lost after the ferry sinking disaster.

Presidential spokesman Min Kyung-wook told a press briefing that President Park nominated seven new ministers to achieve the goal of great national reform and improved safety while strongly pushing for economic innovation and reform in education, society and culture that the South Korean society has demanded.

It was the first major cabinet shake-up since Park took office in February last year as seven of 17 ministers were newly named. On Thursday, Park replaced four of nine senior presidential secretaries for political, economic, civil and educational affairs.

Forming the new cabinet and advisory group reflected Park's eagerness to regain public confidence following the deadly ferry disaster.

The ferry Sewol capsized and sank off the southwestern coast on April 16 Oscar Fantenberg Kings Jersey , leaving more than 300 people, mostly high school students, dead or missing.

The Park administration has been under harsh criticism due to the bungling of its initial rescue operations and lax safety standards, which many claimed contributed to a surge in the victims.

Following the maritime disaster, Park's approval rating fell below 50 percent for the first time since she came to power.

Choi Kyoung-hwan Jake Muzzin Kings Jersey , a lawmaker of the ruling Saenuri Party and former commerce minister, was named as the new finance minister who doubles as deputy prime minister for economic affairs.

The spokesman said Choi was anticipated to successfully complete President Park's three-year plan for economic innovation and make the economy a leap forward with his positive drive.

Kim Myung-soo, a former education university professor, was nominated as the education minister who doubles as deputy prime minister for social affairs, a post newly set during this reshuffle.

President Park also named new ministers of public administration Jonathan Quick Kings Jersey , labor, culture, gender equality and science who should be taken under parliamentary confirmation hearing.

Minister of security and public administration was replaced as Jeong Jong-seop, a former dean of law school. The incumbent minister was criticized for the immature response to the ferry disaster.

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Kim Hee-jeong, a lawmaker of the ruling party, was nominated to the new minister of gender equality and family as the incumbent minister was named as senior presidential secretary for political affairs.

Choi Yang-hee, a computer science professor, was named as the new minister of science Anze Kopitar Kings Jersey , ICT and future planning, and Jeong Seon- guen, president of Arirang TV, was nominated to lead the ministry of culture, sports and tourism.

Former vice labor minister Lee Ki-kwon was named as the new minister of employment and labor.


BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Retired Chinese sports icons Yao Ming and Liu Xiang said on Tuesday that the function of competitive sports in China need to be redefined, and its foundations made more solid.

The remarks were made at the ongoing session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top advisory body.

""Competitive sports can provide great content for social and cultural life. Keeping up with a changing society, the function of competitive sports ought to be redefined. We should think about new approaches to operations, management and supervision,"" said Yao.

Continuing on in the same vein as Yao, former Olympic 110m hurdles champion Liu Xiang underlined the role of developing talent as the foundation for competitive sports.

""A sport rookie needs at least 5 or 6 years to grow. The talent pool is the foundation of competitive sports; it should receive more attention in China,"" Liu said, adding that ""basic work requires implementation.""

Yao, formerly of the NBA's Houston Rockets, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016, and was recently elected president of the Chinese Basketball Association.


BRUSSELS Drew Doughty Kings Jersey , Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The new direction in Chinese foreign policy will see China "give more prominence to the European Union," Etienne Reuter, former senior adviser to the European Commission, said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua on Thursday.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Britain next week. It is the second consecutive year in which the Chinese head of state makes an official visit to Europe.

"This state visit is of great significance and symbolism," and will herald "a new golden age" in British-Chinese relations Jeff Carter Youth Jersey , said Reuter.

The former EU head of delegation to Hong Kong and Macao said Xi's forthcoming visit is "important" in historical and protocol terms and is well prepared, as evidenced by British Finance Minister George Osborne's recent visit to China.

Trade and financial issues are known, and the international use of the Chinese currency should get serious encouragement, he said, adding that opportunities for Chinese investment in Britain and Europe will also be on the agenda.

Chinese and British governments have adopted a "pragmatic attitude" in building relations Tyler Toffoli Youth Jersey , said Reuter, who believes that any difficulties and misunderstandings will be discussed in this spirit.

He also appreciated the statements made by Chinese diplomats this week which expressed the hope that Britain will remain in the European Union and stressed the importance China attaches to it.

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