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Nexen Tire Adds Mud-Terrain Tire 'The Roadian MTX' to its Portfolio

- The Roadian MTX, featuring enhanced off-road performance, provides customers with options for customization with dual sidewalls - Its patented block positions promise quieter driving on highways and a smoother transition from off-road to on-road SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexen Tire, a leading global tire manufacturer, announced the launch of the Roadian MTX (Mud Terrain Xtreme), a versatile mud-terrain tire that is suitable for both on-and off-road driving. This tire has been enhanced to maximize load and towing capabilities without sacrificing any of the ruggedness or on-highway driving comfort that is expected from the Roadian line of tires. Nexen Tire Adds Mud-Terrain Tire the Roadian MTX to its Portfolio The Roadian MTX offers distinctively designed "dual sidewalls," or two different sidewall designs for each tire: Machine and Beast. The two options offer customers the freedom to choose their look based on preference and vehicle type. The Machine features a more traditional profile while Beast has a more aggressive look with sidewall traction bars.   The tire is also equipped with patented noise canceling technology, which provides quiet performance on highway terrain. Off-road tires are often noisy on regular roads, including highways, but the MTX has been strategically designed to avoid repetitive tread block contact during the drive. The optimized block positions create a significant reduction in tire noise. The Roadian MTX provides 3-ply carcass, or three layers of sidewall protection, specifically designed to give more stability and durability when hauling heavy loads. The tire also provides a rim protector bar for rims that are 20 inches and larger, which keeps the rims safe from curb rub and rock abrasion. "We are extremely pleased to offer our latest addition to the Roadian line, especially given the increase of off-road enthusiasts, which is considered the largest-growing segment in the auto industry," said Kyle Roberts, Senior Director of Marketing at Nexen Tire North America. "Roadian MTX provides our customers with options for customization, as well as for enhanced off-road capabilities and quieter performance on highway."     Nexen Tire is planning to develop a total of 35 sizes for the Roadian MTX, which was initially showcased last October at the SEMA SHOW in Las Vegas. The Roadian MTX will be first launched in the U.S. in November, and will be sold in many other countries around the world from next year. About Nexen Tire Nexen Tire, established in 1942, is a global tire manufacturer headquartered in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, and in Seoul, South Korea. Nexen Tire, one of the world's fastest growing tire manufacturers, works with 491 dealers based in 141 countries around the world (as of July 2015) and owns three manufacturing plants -- two in Korea (Yangsan and Changnyeong) and one in Qingdao, China. Another plant in Zatec, Czech Republic will be operational by 2018. Nexen Tire produces tires for passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks with advanced technology and excellence in design. The company also focuses on producing UHP tires, which are based on advanced technologies. Nexen Tire supplies OE tires to global car makers in various countries around the world. In 2014, the company achieved a grand slam of the world's top 4 design awards for the first time amongst the various tire makers in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.nexentire.com. Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20171120/1996998-1  

International Fashion Influencers Join MUJOSH Grand Opening Party in Langham Place

HONG KONG, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MUJOSH, a cutting-edge fashion eyewear brand is officially celebrating its store grand opening joined by fashion influencers Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia on November 18 in Langham Place, Hong Kong. MUJOSH GRAND OPENING AT LANGHAM PLACE, HONG KONG 4 fashion influencers who had recently won the KOL Contest for "The Most Beautiful MUJOSHer" were invited by MUJOSH to join them for the event. These individuals possess great passions and unique perspectives towards fashion trends and active lifestyles. Followed by more than 2,500,000 followers on various social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, or Youtube, these fashion influencers presented their individual attitude of "enjoy being yourself" with fascinating pictures, videos, and blogs actively on their channel. Representing Taiwan, DJ Swallow (@DJ Swallow) performed fantastic live DJ performance with audiences dancing in the event. DJ Swallow has been an enthusiastic fan of MUJOSH ever since the opening of the first MUJOSH store in Taipei. Ploy (@ploiiyada), Thailand lifestyle influencer and young-gen entrepreneur, is among Bangkok's most sought-after socialites. Her love for MUJOSH is because of the exclusive designs and style that resonates with her perspective in fashion. Ploy is also a fitness fanatic and she shares her unique workout techniques with her audiences during the opening event. Born and based in Singapore, Andrea Chong (@dreachong) is the founder of Digital Advertising Agency, DC Creative, and blogger behind dreachong.com. Andrea shared her inspirational ideas on picking your perfectly-matched glasses from MUJOSH and views of the fashion trends on eyewear and accessories in 2018. Mia (@miamnmmm) from Malaysia, started her fashion career from Mina & Vivi Magazine Girl Search in 2013. Mia being Mina & Queen's model, she actively shares daily posts of her trend-driven lifestyle, beauty & parenting tips on her social media which garnered a lot of attention and shares. She always visits MUJOSH stores for the latest designs in Kuala Lumpur and shares what she selected on her Instagram. INTERNATIONAL FASHION KOLS JOINED MUJOSH HOUSE PARTY MUJOSH debuts in Langham Place, Hong Kong with establish influencers from Asia joining in the event. MUJOSH's in-house designers from Hong Kong, China and Korea were excited to present their latest 2018 eyewear in the store, displaying MUJOSH's chic, avant-garde yet timeless design philosophy to the public. MUJOSH views the grand opening of this new store in Langham Place as a milestone of its business expansion in Hong Kong, and is committed to bring cutting-edge designs and exclusive style and innovations to the fashion scene around the world. About MUJOSH Established in 2010, MUJOSH is a cutting-edge fashion eyewear brand headquartered in Hong Kong. Boldly combining unique elements and styles into design, this dedicated brand has an attitude of its own to encourage the young group to think out of the box and to be innovative. Over 700 MUJOSH specialty stores locate in high-end shopping malls and department stores covering Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia, Canada, and now, the Philippines. For more information about MUJOSH, please visit MUJOSH Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/mujosh2010 View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/international-fashion-influencers-join-mujosh-grand-opening-party-in-langham-place-300559282.html

Lingnan University organises Conference to mark the launch of the Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities

HONG KONG, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Launch Conference of the Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities organised by Lingnan University in Hong Kong commenced today, November 20. With the theme of Liberal Arts Education in an Asian Context: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives, the two-day Conference brought together educators from all over the world to appraise liberal arts education from an Asian perspective. Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities founded by fifteen renowned liberal arts institutions in Asia including Lingnan University is launched. The Conference also marks the launch of the Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities and is a major activity organised by Lingnan University in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of its re-establishment in Hong Kong. Mr Carlson TONG, Chairman of University Grants Committee and guest of honour of the Conference, pointed out in his opening remarks that Lingnan University is in a perfect role to drive the Alliance and host this event. "I am confident that with your insights and active participation, you would find this conference and the Alliance a perfect place to learn the best practices from each other and collectively enhance the quality of teaching, learning and research on liberal arts education through benchmarking," said Mr Tong. In his welcoming address, Mr Rex AUYEUNG Pak-kuen, Council Chairman of Lingnan University said the Alliance's Launch Conference have brought together over 80 educational leaders and scholars with rich experience and expertise in liberal arts education from all over the world, especially Asia, to share their insights and experiences. "We will discuss the major achievements of liberal arts education in Asia thus far and challenges ahead; identify opportunities for future development and collaboration; and share experiences in implementing best practices and explore areas for collaboration." The Conference was supported by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust as lead sponsor and the Lingnan Foundation as key partner and sponsor. In his remarks, Mr Leong CHEUNG, Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, said "The Trust has designated Youth as a strategic focus area. By supporting Lingnan University in initiating the Alliance for Asian Liberal Arts Universities, we hope to unify these institutes to foster knowledge exchange, enhance the quality of teaching, learning and research, increase their international presence and establish a platform to present a collective voice and global vision in enhancing liberal arts education in the region." The objectives of setting up the Alliance are to enable universities with similar features and missions to learn from each other, through benchmarking, best practices that can collectively enhance their quality of teaching, learning and research. It can also raise the image and profile of the member universities by increasing their international presence, and will help to promote liberal arts education and its benefits and importance in Asia. Professor Leonard K CHENG, President of Lingnan University, suggested it was time to appraise liberal arts education and rethink its positioning in the Asian context in view of the challenges and opportunities for the coming decades. "In recent years, we have witnessed in many Asian countries a significant interest in liberal arts education. Major investment has been made in the development of liberal arts institutions as an alternative to their traditional higher education counterparts where highly specialised, technical or career-oriented undergraduate programmes are offered." The Alliance was founded by fifteen renowned liberal arts institutions in Asia, including Lingnan University from Hong Kong, Yuanpei College of Peking University, East China Normal University, Duke Kunshan University and The University of Nottingham Ningbo China from Mainland China, Yonsei University, Seoul National University and Kyung Hee University from South Korea, National Chengchi University, Fu Jen Catholic University and Tunghai University from Taiwan, as well as Waseda University, Sophia University, International Christian University and The University of Tokyo from Japan. Apart from the Launch Conference, the Alliance will explore cooperation in different aspects such as student and staff exchange, programme development, as well as academic and research collaborations. Lingnan University organises the Launch Conference of the Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities to appraise liberal arts education from an Asian perspective. Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20171120/1996906-1-aPhoto - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20171120/1996906-1-b

Belt&Road

Myanmar president: willing to expedite B&R development with China

Myanmar stands ready to join hands with China to speed up the development of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw has said. Proposed by China in 2013, the initiative refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, aiming at building a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes of Silk Road. U Htin Kyaw, while meeting with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on Sunday, said the initiative has vigorously pushed forward international cooperation, and promoted the common development of countries. The Myanmar president said Myanmar also appreciates the proposal of building a China-Myanmar economic corridor, and intends to actively integrate with the Chinese side over the project. On the Rakhine state issue, U Htin Kyaw appreciated the Chinese stand and said Myanmar is willing to negotiate with Bangladesh to solve the problem according to China's three-phase solution proposal. For his part, Wang said China and Myanmar have been friendly neighbors for decades, and became comprehensive strategic cooperative partners since the start of the new century. In the future, the two countries will build a community with shared destiny together. The Chinese side regards Myanmar as an important cooperative partner on the joint implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, and is willing to discuss the building of China-Myanmar economic corridor based on Myanmar's development guidelines and practical needs, so as to promote common development of the two countries, Wang said. The Chinese side believes the Myanmar government has the wisdom and capability of pushing forward domestic peace process, and China will continue to offer support at Myanmar's request, Wang added. On the same day, Wang also met with Myanmar's Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. The Chinese top diplomat said he was under instruction to visit Myanmar soon after the successful convening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. And it is intended to send out a positive message that China takes developing relations with Myanmar as one of its diplomatic priorities, Wang stressed. While speaking highly of the role Myanmar army has played in the country's development and stability, Wang noted that the army is also a staunch force in promoting China-Myanmar friendship. Wang noted that China-Myanmar military ties have stood the test of time and hardships and now constitute an important and indispensible part of China-Myanmar relations. On the Rakhine state issue, Wang said China hopes the three-phase solution proposal can contribute to the proper settlement of the issue. Min Aung Hlaing, for his part, said China is not only Myanmar's friendly neighbor but also the sincerest friend. China has been providing strong support and assistance for a long time to Myanmar to help maintaining peace and stability, and promoting economic growth, he said. Myanmar army is willing to continue playing an active role in carrying on the fine and friendly tradition of the exchanges between the Myanmar and Chinese armies, so as to usher in a new era of Myanmar-China friendly relations, Min Aung Hlaing said. Myanmar appreciates China's position on the Rakhine state issue, he said, adding that Myanmar army will make unremitting efforts to seek the solution of the issue at an early date. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

2017-11-20

Belt and Road Forum for Laos-China Cooperation to be held in December

The first Belt and Road Forum for Laos-China Cooperation will be held in Vientiane, Laos from Dec.19-20, according to organizers. The Lao News Agency (KPL), China Economic Information Service (CEIS) and Lao Chinese Chamber of Commerce announced on Saturday that they will jointly host the forum, themed "Opportunities and Outlook of Laos-China Cooperation - Strategic Integration of Laos' Strategy of Transformation from a Landlocked to a Land-linked Country and the Belt and Road Initiative." The forum will explore the huge opportunity brought by strategy connection to Laos-China cooperation with focus on a number of representative industries in both countries, said Kuang Lecheng, vice president of CEIS, affiliated with China's Xinhua News Agency. It will also focus on how the Belt and Road Initiative can help boost Laos' economic and social development and the all-round cooperation between the two countries, he added. The forum also aims to become a great event on Belt and Road cooperation within the Lancang-Mekong cooperation mechanism and among Southeast Asian countries, he said. Kuang noted that the national news agencies of the two countries will co-host the forum. It is hoped that the forum would show the world that the Belt and Road Initiative has achieved fruitful results with ongoing China-Laos pragmatic cooperation. The event will also promote the "Silk Road Spirit," which features peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit, he said. With the strength of the overseas Chinese in Laos, the two sides will jointly build a new cooperation platform to promote the connection of Laos' strategy of transformation from a landlocked to a land-linked country and China's Belt and Road Initiative, and to build a China-Laos community of common destiny of strategic significance, said Kuang. "To serve the Belt and Road Initiative, driven by Cai Mingzhao, president of Xinhua News Agency, CEIS has launched 'Xinhua Silk Road,' a national Belt and Road information service platform," said Kuang. Through the forum, "Xinhua Silk Road" expects to build a sustainable and efficient communication platform for the cooperation between China and Laos, help Chinese enterprises access Laos, introduce Laos' competitive industries to China, expand the space for China-Laos economic and trade cooperation, and promote the people-to-people exchanges between the two countries, he added. A film Dok Champa, co-produced by the two countries' filmmakers, will premiere in Laos during the forum in December, according to organizers. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

2017-11-19