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South Africa's last white president dies******
South Africa's last white president ,Frederik Willem de Klerk, who negotiated a peaceful transfer of power to a black-led government under Nelson Mandela, died yesterday aged 85 after a battle with cancer, his foundation said.。
De Klerk was feted globally for his role in scrapping apartheid and shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela in 1993. The following year Mandela won South Africa's first multi-racial elections with his African National Congress.。
But de Klerk's role in the transition to democracy remains highly contested more than 20 years after the end of apartheid.。
Many Blacks were angered by his failure to curb political violence in the turbulent years leading up to the 1994 multi-racial elections, while right-wing white Afrikaners, who had long ruled the country under de Klerk's National Party, viewed him as a traitor to their cause of white supremacy.。
"Former President F.W. de Klerk died peacefully at his home in Fresnaye earlier this morning following his struggle against mesothelioma cancer," the F.W. de Klerk Foundation said in a statement.。
He had been diagnosed in March with mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the tissue lining the lungs.。
"He is survived by his wife Elita, his children Jan and Susan and his grandchildren," the foundation said, adding that the family would in due course make an announcement regarding funeral arrangements.。
De Klerk, who was treated for a lung ailment in 2018, stirred anger in 2020 when he told a national broadcaster he did not believe apartheid was a crime against humanity, as ruled by the United Nations.。
CHANGSHA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Talent has long been valued and respected in China. Many stories illustrate how people discovered and wooed "winged steeds," a phrase referring to people of great talent.
"San Gu Mao Lu," which means three visits to a thatched cottage, is among the most famous ones. It tells how Liu Bei, founder of the Shu state during the Three Kingdom Period (220-280), whole-heartedly invited renowned military strategist Zhuge Liang to assist him.
During Liu's first visit, Zhuge, who lived in seclusion, was not at home. Liu returned discouraged at a time without telegraphs and phones.
Soon Liu and his generals came again. But, again, they failed to see Zhuge. This time, Liu left a note expressing his intention.
Regardless of objections from his generals, Liu decided to visit Zhuge for the third time. This time, Zhuge was at home, but he was sleeping when Liu arrived.
Liu and his generals stood outside the house, waiting quietly for hours. When Zhuge woke up, he was moved by Liu's sincerity and agreed to serve as his military counselor. With the help of Zhuge, Liu finally founded the Shu state.
The idiom "San Gu Mao Lu" implies inviting someone to take up a task or position with sincerity and respect. The modern versions of this story are repeating about 1,800 years later. China has been fostering a culture of respecting talents and making great efforts to nurture and gather more skilled professionals amid its national rejuvenation drive.
In Changsha, the capital city of central China's Hunan Province, the human resources director Yu Bin finally hired an influential talent in the automobile mold industry after 15 years of continuous visits and invitations.
The Sunrise auto mold company Yu works with produces mainly molds and fixtures of large and medium-sized automobile covering parts. As products and techniques in this industry are updated and replaced frequently, management and technical talents are regarded as treasures.
"Taking 15 years to woo a talent is tortuous but beneficial for our company's long-term development," Yu said.
China now has many well-trained professionals who play an increasingly prominent role in the country's development. By the end of 2020, there were more than 200 million skilled workers and more than 50 million highly skilled workers in China.
"We have set up a talent mechanism in the company, aiming to train 60 to 100 skilled personnel in three batches every year," Yu said. "In the future, we plan to train and introduce more management and technical personnel, hoping to make them the biggest driving force for the company's development." ■
但是，也是有年青女士担忧，育儿假是不是能真的切实落实，是否会给女士学生就业导致困惑?在一家外资企业工作的王女士说：“现行政策是好现行政策，但公司不一定能实行。如今许多公司全是一个萝卜一个坑，假如以自身小孩小为原因常常休假，你的作业给谁干呢?现阶段看来难以完成。如今倡导三胎，生一个孩子休一次生育假，每一个孩子三岁以内也有30天育儿假，这很可能会让用人公司不热烈欢迎适龄女士，对女士学生就业导致困惑。”本小组搞件由华商报新闻记者 毛蜜娜 采写。
Zelensky rejects talks in Belarus as Russian delegation arrives******
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday rejected Russia's offer of holding negotiations in Belarus, suggesting alternative cities including Budapest and Warsaw for talks.
Zelensky made the remarks in a video address posted on his Telegram channel shortly after the Kremlin announced that a Russian delegation has arrived in Belarus and will be ready to start negotiations with Ukraine in the city of Gomel.
"We're saying no to Minsk. Other cities can be a place to meet," the president said. "Of course, we want peace, we want to meet, we want for the war to end. Warsaw, Bratislava, Budapest, Istanbul, Baku – we have suggested all that to Russia," he added.
Earlier, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said a delegation including representatives of the Foreign Ministry, the Defense Ministry and other government agencies has arrived in Belarus.