Archive from November, 2007
UN Gun Ban Sculpture
By     |    Nov 28, 2007   
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Military needs Intercultural Skills

A report on Yahoo News saying that an online survey conducted by Kwintessential suggests that “intercultural skills would have helped troops in Iraq”. Entitled Military needs Intercultural Skills, the report emphasizes that Intercultural skills are of importance to anyone working internationally, whether it is government, business or military personnel. Demand for intercultural communication skills are increasing as globalization continues and organizations start to realize that there are barriers and limitations to [...]

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Kevin Rudd
By     |    Nov 26, 2007   
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The First Ever Chinese-Speaking Foreign Learder

The newly elected Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is in fact the first ever foreign state leader who is able to speak fluent Chinese Mandarin i.e. Putonghua. Above is a video clip (via YouTube) showing him in an interview by CCTV before elected. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN42pk7eozk[/youtube]

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