Chinese abacus makes UNESCO list
The Chinese abacus has been added to the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The list is to ensure better protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide, Xinhua News Agency reported. Experts said the addition will help more people feel proud of the Chinese abacus and enhance protection of the ancient technique. reluctant to hire women, according to results published on Thursday. More than 35 percent of respondents said women are also discriminated against mainly because there is the belief that they are unsuitable for hard work, social engagements and business trips, according to the survey by People’s Daily.