China: Weber Shandwick has added Beijing 2022 to its list of Olympic PR achievements after previously supporting successful bids for Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, Sochi 2014 and Tokyo 2020. As the international communications agency of record, Weber Shandwick helped devise and implement a communications strategy focused around the bid’s three core concepts – hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games that was athlete-centered, sustainable and economical. Beijing was awarded the Games at 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur at the end of last month.
Huge explosions in a warehouse district sent up massive fireballs that turned the night sky into day, killing at least 44 people and injuring hundreds in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, officials and witnesses said Thursday.Twelve of the dead were from among the more than 1,000 firefighters sent to fight the blaze set off by the explosions shortly before midnight, the official Xinhua News agency said. It said 520 people were being treated in hospitals, 66 of them with serious injuries.The blasts, originating at a warehouse for hazardous material, turned buildings in the immediate vicinity into charred, skeletal shells while shattering windows up to several kilometers away.
Beijing is set to become the first city to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics after it was chosen to stage the 2022 Winter Games.International Olympic President Thomas Bach confirmed Beijing, which hosted the Summer Games in 2008, had been chosen ahead of Almaty in Kazakshtan at the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday.
A LinkedIn survey reveals which workers care more about appearances in social media than being truthful on CVs. White collar workers in China are the most superficial in the world because they care more for appearances than being truthful about their job history. According to the New Norms @Work study, conducted last month by LinkedIn and survey company Censuswide, 38% of Chinese workers said they judged their colleagues by their profile pictures. Second to China is India, with 33.7% of workers stating the same. A third of Hong Kong workers judged respondents on their social media profile pictures. Millennials aged 25-34 changed their profile pictures more often than any other age group.