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Les talents mondiaux de l’industrie portuaire et du transport maritime sont invités à l’édition d’été 2018 du programme de formation « C Blue » de China Merchants

SHENZHEN, Chine, 6 juillet 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Le 5 juillet 2018, le troisième programme de formation « C Blue » de China Merchants a tenu sa cérémonie de clôture au China Merchants Port Plaza de Shenzhen. 25 participants de 13 pays répartis sur quatre continents le long de l’initiative « Une ceinture, une route » ont été diplômés du programme.

C Blue, a journey to cultural exchanges, mutual understanding, friendship and hope

Ont assisté à la cérémonie la secrétaire générale adjointe de la China Merchants Charitable Foundation (« CMCF »), Mme Huang Yi ; le président de l’Autorité portuaire du Sri Lanka, le Dr Parakrama Dissanayake ; le doyen associé du Shanghai Advanced Institute of International Shipping de l’Université maritime de Shanghai (« SMU »), M. Yu Siqin, ainsi que le directeur général adjoint de China Merchants Port Holdings Company Ltd. (« CMPort »), M. Yan Gang.

Mme Huang a adressé ses félicitations à tous les stagiaires. Elle estime que C Blue a remporté un plus grand succès grâce aux efforts conjoints de toutes les parties. Il y a plus de cent ans, China Merchants finançait des enfants sous la dynastie Qing pour qu’ils aillent aux États-Unis à la recherche d’un rajeunissement pour la Chine. Aujourd’hui, le groupe invite les talents de différents pays par le biais du programme C Blue à partager l’expérience et les réalisations de la Chine en matière de développement.

Le Dr. Dissanayake a considéré C Blue comme une innovation marquante où les jeunes peuvent cultiver des amitiés et une confiance mutuelle qui ouvrent la voie à la collaboration. Il a également apprécié la vision de C Blue selon laquelle les stagiaires contribueraient au développement de l’initiative « Une ceinture, une route » à l’avenir grâce à une meilleure compréhension de la culture et de l’expérience de développement de la Chine.

C Blue Trainees celebrating the graduation in the summer of 2018

M. Yu a déclaré que la SMU utiliserait pleinement son corps professoral et ses avantages régionaux pour promouvoir C Blue. Il a estimé que le projet est une méthode importante pour relier les rêves de développement socio-économique de différents pays.

Au nom des stagiaires de C Blue, M. Kaan Anul de Turquie a exprimé sa sincère gratitude à tous et a partagé sa compréhension de la signification de C Blue : le « C » comme l’initiale de « Culture Exchange », « Communicate Internationally » et « Collaboration » véhicule les valeurs des mots cités précédemment.

M. Yan a déclaré que C Blue a été détenu avec succès trois fois et est devenu une carte de visite pour CMPort. Le programme a construit une plate-forme pour les talents de différents pays et est un portrait vivant de CMPort qui ose entreprendre des missions historiques et réagit activement à l’initiative « Une ceinture, une route ».

Global Talents in Port and Shipping Industry Invited to 2018 China Merchants C Blue Training Program’s Summer Edition

Lancé à Shanghai le 12 juin, le programme de formation d’été 2018 « C Blue » de China Merchants est financé par la fondation CMCF, organisé conjointement par le CMPort et l’Université maritime de Shanghai. Depuis 2016, il propose une série de cours de formation pointus sur les activités portuaires et le transport maritime aux jeunes talents de l’industrie portuaire mondiale. Les stagiaires peuvent non seulement apprendre les théories des ports, du transport maritime et des zones franches, mais aussi visiter des entreprises chinoises de premier plan dans ces industries, telles que Shanghai Yangshan Port, Zhenhua Port Machinery Company, China Merchants Zhangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, Shekou Container Terminal et China Merchants Bonded Logistics.

Le succès de C Blue a nettement contribué à la notoriété du concept « Une ceinture, une route ». De la transition progressive des échanges de capitaux à la gestion et aux échanges culturels, il explique mieux la mission du CMPort, intitulée « We Connect the World ». Les stagiaires devraient appliquer leur expérience au développement de l’industrie portuaire dans leur pays et parvenir ensemble à la prospérité économique et sociale du programme « Une ceinture, une route ».

La prochaine édition du C Blue est prévue pour octobre 2018.

Pour en savoir plus, veuillez contacter :

Vincent An
+86 755 2667 6090
vincentan@cmhk.com

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Immigrant PhD Candidate Rocked by Sudden US Army Discharge

Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University.

In 2016, Zhao enlisted in the U.S. Army as part of a special recruitment program offering immigrants in the country legally a path to citizenship.

The future, he said, was bright.

Now, he is one of the dozens of immigrant recruits and reservists struggling with abrupt, often unexplained military discharges and canceled contracts. They traded being willing to risk their lives for the prospect of U.S. citizenship, a timeworn exchange that’s drawn linguists, medical specialists and thousands of other immigrants to the military since the Revolutionary War.

It’s just like you’re dropped from heaven to hell, Zhao told The Associated Press on Friday.

It is unclear how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment program have been ousted from the Army, but immigration attorneys told the AP that they know of more than 40 recruits who recently have been discharged or whose status has become questionable.

Some recruits say they were given no reason for their discharge. Others said the Army informed them they’d been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense Department had not completed background checks on them.

The Pentagon said Friday that there has been no policy change since last year, when Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said no one could enter basic training without completion of a background investigation.

And Army spokeswoman Cynthia O. Smith said that any enlistee entering the military undergoes security screenings.

Each recruit undergoes an individualized suitability review and the length of time for the review is dependent upon each individual’s unique background, Smith said.

Zhao, 31, said his ship out date to basic training was delayed for two years as he underwent background checks, counterintelligence interviews and rigorous reviews added as requirements for immigrant enlistees.

He continued to pursue his PhD in geography at Texas A&M but also hit the gym, prepping for boot camp. And he trained � in uniform � with his unit. He had military identification and health care, he said.

In April, Zhao visited Washington, D.C., for the first time, touring the White House and visiting the Republican National Committee.

That same month, he got word from his unit commander: He was being discharged. He was told simply that his discharge was uncharacterized, he said.

I’m not a national threat, Zhao said. On the contrast, I’m a national merit because people like me with higher education and critical skills, we want to serve this great U.S. Army. I’m a good scientist no matter what.

The Pentagon announced last October that in order to apply for citizenship, immigrant recruits were required to have gone through basic training and served honorably for either 180 days or a year, depending on their Army classification. But that requirement has been challenged in court.

Some discharged service members whose basic training was delayed cannot start the naturalization process. Others who started the process have had their applications put on hold.

Immigration attorneys told the AP that many immigrants let go in recent weeks received an uncharacterized discharge, which is neither dishonorable nor honorable.

A Brazilian reservist, Lucas Calixto, filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., last week contending that he was booted without the Defense Department giving him a chance to defend himself or appeal.

President George W. Bush ordered expedited naturalization for immigrant soldiers in 2002 in an effort to swell military ranks. Seven years later, the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program, known as MAVNI, became an official recruiting program.

The program came under fire from conservatives when President Barack Obama added DACA recipients � young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally � to the list of eligible enlistees. In response, the military layered on additional security clearances for recruits to pass before heading to boot camp.

Donald Trump’s administration added even more hurdles, creating a backlog within the Defense Department. Last fall, hundreds of recruits still in the enlistment process had their contracts canceled. A few months later, the military suspended MAVNI.

Republican Congressman Andy Harris of Maryland, who has supported legislation to limit the program, told the AP that MAVNI was established by executive order.

Our military must prioritize enlisting American citizens, and restore the MAVNI program to its specialized, limited scope, he said.

According to Air Force Maj. Carla Gleason, a Pentagon spokeswoman, the overwhelming majority of MAVNI candidates are from Asia and Africa because those are the critical language skills needed in the military.

As of April, 1,100 immigrant recruits were awaiting basic training while undergoing security reviews, the Pentagon said.

Eligible recruits are required to have legal status in the U.S., such as a student visa, before enlisting. More than 5,000 immigrants were recruited into the program in 2016, and an estimated 10,000 are currently serving. Most go the Army, but some also go to the other military branches.

Zhao is now rethinking his future, but said he wishes he had a chance to appeal.

I need justice, he said. This is America. This is not China. This is not the Middle East. This is not a dictatorship. And that’s why I love America.

Source: Voice of America