Mi­grant­women get train­ing

China Daily European Weekly - - BUSINESS - China, EU start 13th round of BIT talks Na­tion to send sub­way trains to Pak­istan

The Chi­naWomen’s Devel­op­ment Foun­da­tion and Star­bucks have an­nounced they are hold­ing a twoyear vo­ca­tional train­ing project for 3,000 mi­grant women, be­tween ages 18 and 28, in three cities. The cour­ses will be held in Chengdu, cap­i­tal of south­west­ern Sichuan prov­ince. They will in­clude in­ter­views and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, ba­sic knowl­edge of law, stress man­age­ment and ca­reer plan­ning and will tar­get mi­grant women from un­der­de­vel­oped re­gions who lack a com­pet­i­tive ed­u­ca­tional back­ground. Also taught will be job-hunt­ing skills. The train­ing project in Chengdu com­prises 48 lec­tures, all for no charge. The 13th round of China-Euro­pean Union bi­lat­eral in­vest­ment treaty ne­go­ti­a­tions be­gan onMay 15 in Bei­jing, China’sMin­istry of Com­merce an­nounced. This round is sched­uled to last five days. Both sides will strive for pos­i­tive head­way, the min­istry says. China-EU BIT ne­go­ti­a­tions are one of the most im­por­tant trade and eco­nomic ne­go­ti­a­tions in which China is cur­rently par­tic­i­pat­ing. A train de­signed for a Pak­istani sub­way rolled off the pro­duc­tion line in Cen­tral China’sHu­nan prov­ince on May 15, the first of 27. Pro­duced by CRRC Zhuzhou Lo­co­mo­tive Co Ltd, the train with five coaches was de­signed for the 25.58-kilo­me­ter Orange LineMetro in Lahore, Pak­istan’s sec­ond-largest city. An en­er­gysav­ing

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