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Let’s fight cancer together

By B.DULGUUN Just a week ago, Mongolia observed World Cancer Day for the ninth year, to join the rest of the world in the fight against cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer every year, and more than half of them die between the [...]

February 8th, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Chubby nation

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Mongolians nowadays talk about maintaining a balanced diet and eating healthy once a year. This discussion coincides with Tsagaan Sar (Lunar New Year), which is the time we consume the most food. It is no secret that when we are having trouble maintaining a good diet, despite the talk around it. We have increasing obesity [...]

February 8th, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Campaign video or artistic impulse?

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By B.KHASH-ERDENE Stirring up trouble before the election is nothing new. After all, it is easier to topple a state that is unstable. But as a citizen of Mongolia, I cannot help but feel contempt for the way politicians are bidding for the upcoming election. The latest fad is the recently released music video of [...]

February 5th, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Smart investment in Mongolia’s development

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One fifth of Mongolia’s population is living in poverty today. What change is going to be made to this number in 20 years’ time depends directly on not only economic growth, but also development of our younger generation – the children of today. An average adult has a brain that weighs 1.1 kilograms. By the [...]

February 1st, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Winter, air pollution, disease

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By E.OYUNDARI The three words winter, air pollution, and flu have become an inseparable part of daily conversation for Ulaanbaatar dwellers. You take a cab and you hear the taxi driver’s story of worry about his child’s or grandchild’s cough and cold. You come to your office and you hear your colleagues discussing what medicines [...]

January 29th, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Univision subscribers oppose new plan limitations

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By B.DULGUUN Mongolia’s first triple-play telecommunications service provider, Univision,has received harsh criticism from its hundreds of thousands of subscribers after announcing that it would restrict internet usage starting from February 1, 2016. A group of subscriber representatives held a press conference on Monday to express their discontent with Univision’s service and change in policy, and [...]

January 27th, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Public transportation burdening the lives of UB residents

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By Ch.KHALIUN Even though the public transportation system was improved last year and new technology was introduced, the public is still not satisfied with how the system works. When it is 30 degrees Celsius degree outside, having to wait at least 30 minutes outdoors to catch a bus is really hard, especially for children. This [...]

January 25th, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

New policy to connect people without apartments to empty flats

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Last week, in my article titled “Mongolian Alchemists”, I wrote that the authorities are printing more money to force development, and it resembles a snowball rolling down from the top of a mountain. I explained that the way they are printing more money, supporting the demand for housing and granting soft loans with an interest [...]

January 25th, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Violation of rights to live in a safe and healthy environment

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Trans. by M.OYUNGEREL We all know the rights of citizens stated in the first clause of the Constitution: the right to live, the right to be judged by a just court, the right to live in a safe and healthy environment, and the right to be protected from environmental pollution. Wait, what? Article 16.2 of [...]

January 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Khan-Uul residents form a Facebook group to tackle district maintenance issues

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Trans. by S.ENKHBILGUUN In recent years, the people of Mongolia have been increasingly relying on social media to unite against a common cause. A Facebook group for Khan-Uul District residents recently studied how housing maintenance and utility organizations are embezzling money from apartment bills. The founder of the Facebook group, B.Munkhtselmeg, answered questions about their [...]

January 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Community,Opinion | Read More »

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