China to offer preferential tax treatment for integrated circuit design, software firms

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will offer preferential income tax treatment for companies involved in integrated circuit design and software, in an effort to support the development of the industry, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. Companies in integrated circuit … Continue reading China to offer preferential tax treatment for integrated circuit design, software firms

Chinese-Indonesian woman imprisoned for complaining about ‘adzan’ volume, released on parole, Asia News

JAKARTA – Meiliana, a Buddhist woman of Chinese-descent who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for complaining about the volume of adzan (call to prayer) in Tanjungbalai, North Sumatra, has been released on parole after the Law and Human Rights … Continue reading Chinese-Indonesian woman imprisoned for complaining about ‘adzan’ volume, released on parole, Asia News

Gov. Jay Inslee signs new bill, making Washington 1st state to legalize human composting

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation on Tuesday making the state the first in the country to legalize human composting. The law would recognize “natural organic reduction,” sometimes referred to as liquid cremation, as an alternative to traditional burying or … Continue reading Gov. Jay Inslee signs new bill, making Washington 1st state to legalize human composting