Khun Joy benefits by allowing transactions over 300 baht through WeChat Pay at her high-end souvenir and clothing shop in Koh Samui, Thailand. Many of her customers are Chinese. “Quite often,” she says, they’ll “buy more so they don’t have to use a credit card.” On the surface, it’s a win-win solution. But Joy’s is
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Climate Change Policy Officer, British Embassy Vienna
Guest blogger for Leigh Turner
Part of UK in Austria
15th October 2020 Vienna, Austria
Debating: today’s most important skill? On 29 September the British Embassy Vienna invited young people from all over Austria to join a Debate Workshop. Youth from Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria, Carinthia as well as Vienna came together, separated by appropriate “baby elephants” (Austria’s 1.5m rule) to practice their skills.
Trainers from Debattierklub Vienna, Joy Edobor and Miri Muntean, introduced the participants to the world of debating, specifically the rules of British parliamentary debates. Nerys Jones, British Deputy Head of Mission and Guiseppe Abignente, Deputy Ambassador from the Italian Embassy Vienna, opened the workshop.
Debating is a big part of British culture. Debating societies emerged in London as early as the 18th Century and have been a staple ever since. Topics ranged from current events..
By Amanda Allison, Intern at FleishmanHillard, Washington DC According to a panel of experts at last week’s Digital Diplomacy Coalition’s event on Economic Diplomacy, social media has the power to engage and prevent eyes from glazing over—even when the topic is complex and traditionally uninteresting. The Digital Diplomacy Coalition (@digidiplomats) held a panel discussion titled
Pixabay Pre nekoliko sati, završila se treća i poslednja predsednička rasprava pre izbora u SAD-u, koja je donela uzavrelu razmenu između Hilari Klinton i Donald Trampa u kojoj je opet spomenuta Rusija i njen predsednik, Vladimir Putin, mnogo puta. RuNet Echo rezimira tvitove koji su se pojavili tokom noći dok je trajala ova debata od
Once more, the debate over the BBC – particularly the license fee – is hotting up. As the Government turns its eyes on to the UK’s public broadcaster, the value for money of the license fee has come under scrutiny.
But Sir David Clementi, Chairman of the BBC, has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson “that attacks on the corporation will result in a “weakened United Kingdom” amid tensions with Downing Street over the broadcaster’s future.”
Certainly, when it comes to soft power – the BBC is an asset which should not be taken for granted.
At an event in Westminster recently, Sir Robbie Gibb, former Adviser to Theresa May and Head of BBC Westminster, made a number of salient points with regard to the BBC’s soft power. He argued that ‘if you go anywhere in the world and ask what they know about the UK, they’ll say the Queen… and the BBC.’..