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Mongolia to perform 3D full body scans to create national database

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Trans. by B.DULGUUN A comprehensive 3D body scanning technology has been delivered to the Clothing Research Center at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST). The comprehensive technology was ordered by the Ministry of Industry and Agriculture and funded by the Asian Development Bank. The Asian Development Bank provided Mongolia with three types of [...]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

It is able to travel around Ulaanbaatar by using internet enabled devices

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN In relation to the “Smart Ulaanbaatar” project, Mongolia is cooperating with Google to be included in their Google Maps, Google Street View, Google Culture Institute and Google Art Project in Mongolia. The Google Street View Project for Ulaanbaatar has started two years ago to enable everyone see streets of Ulaanbaatar and even [...]

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Auto markets scuffle due to failed city plan

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Trans. by D.SERGELEN Nine big auto markets and 34 selling points occupy 27 hectares of land in Ulaanbaatar. The auto market center was first established on the outskirts of the city, but when the city expanded, the area became a central area of the city and started negatively impacting the residents’ health and the environment. [...]

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Achieving Macroeconomic stability part I

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Institute of National Strategy article series Article 3 – 2014 By Ch.Khashchuluun Executive director of NCPSS and Board member of INS and Cameron McRae President of Institute of National Strategy In Mongolia, leaders focus on GDP growth. From 2011 to 2013, economic growth climbed by 17.3 percent, then 12.3 percent and by 11.6 percent. However [...]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Cost cutting will save the economy

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Trans by D.SERGELEN The 2015 budget plan was recently submitted to Parliament, which reportedly reflects policies related to the current economic crisis in Mongolia The administrations of Ulaanbaatar expressed their opposition of the new budget plan several times as it makes the capital city responsible for providing salaries to teachers, doctors, and cultural organization workers [...]

October 17th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Mongolian Football

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A Vast Potential – Mongolian Steppe Overs By Christopher KL Lau Mongolia is at once desolate, stark, bleak and isolated as it is stunning, beautiful, rugged and friendly. It is a country of extreme contrasts and mystery. The land and its people are intricately connected and the people of Mongolia are as tough as the [...]

October 17th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

‘Media are strangling their own freedom’

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By B.KHASH-ERDENE The UB Post spoke to Deputy Director of News.mn D.Narantuya about online journalism, press freedom and its challenges. News.mn is Mongolia’s largest news website that pioneered online journalism in the country. (Editor’s note: This interview has been lightly edited for clarity.) How does online journalism differ from other media outlets in Mongolia? I [...]

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

‘Investigative journalism is a courageous journalism’, a discussion with TV9 Director T.Baasansuren

By Ch.KHALIUN Investigative journalism is a courageous journalism. It requires braveness, allegiance and strength from journalists and news agencies in order to hold the powerful to account. “Investigative journalism today is an order of Mongolia’s current society. Mongolian society has become dirtied by corruption. Oligarch’s arrogance has exceeded its limits; corruption and abuse is out [...]

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

‘Mongolian journalism is in crisis’, say advocates

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By M.ZOLJARGAL In discussion with leading press freedom advocate, Khashkhuu Naranjargal Leading Mongolian press freedom advocate Naranjargal Khashkhuu has described today’s current media situation as one in “crisis”, that will require a complete reform to be resolved. Ms. Khashkhuu, executive director of local press freedom group Globe International, explained that the situation facing media in [...]

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Mongolia’s flourish to social media

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By B.DULGUUN Social media and digital journalism is advancing rapidly and progressively in Mongolia, leading some experts to evaluate this sector more in depth. Many Mongolians, including prominent figures, have started to engage in social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter, interacting with others on common interests. Print publishing began in Mongolia over 100 years ago. [...]

October 9th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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