#全球头条#20130811

1、  韩国政府计划从2014年起对部分受欢迎的整形手术征税,以便为日益上升的社会福利成本提供资金(联合早报)http://www.zaobao.com/realtime/world/story20130810-239375

BBC消息,据多家媒体报道,韩国政府计划从2014年起对部分受欢迎的整形手术征税,以便为日益上升的社会福利成本提供资金,尤其是韩国面临老龄化日趋严重,国库资金短缺的情况。 这些整容手术包括丰唇术、双颚手术、去除体毛等。

韩国财政部的声明称,他们是根据全球标准来修订以整容为目的的医疗项目的征税的。该声明指出,大多数发达国家规定,所有以美容为目的的手术都得缴税。目前,韩国只对五大手术,即隆鼻、抽脂、面部拉皮、隆胸和割双眼皮手术征收增值税,对这些项目的征税是从2011年7月1日开始的。

整容在韩国非常流行,可以说上至政要,下到普通的平民百姓都喜欢通过整形手术来改善自己的形象。 从接受整形手术的人占全国人口比例来看,韩国排名为世界第一。2011年,每77个韩国人中就有1人接受过整形手术,而在首都首尔这一比例则更高,去年,20%19岁至49岁的首尔女性市民承认接受过整形手术。

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2、 从巴西到马来西亚, 从泰国到中国,电子音乐节正在全球点燃一场狂欢声乐,音乐无需国界。(CNN)

From Brazil to Malaysia, Thailand to Canada, electronic music festivals are springing up worldwide as record labels and promoters push for a dance revolution with a new beat.

Major players in electronic music -- an industry worth an estimated $4.5 billion -- are shipping festival brands to emerging markets in Asia and South America in an effort to increase the music genre's following.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with CNN, superstar DJ David Guetta said: "We are keeping that scene alive and always exciting."

The french music producer -- who has 45 million Facebook fans -- added: "I think it's going to grow even bigger because if I look at the history of Hip Hop ... they are 2 musical genres that you can compare because they both came from the underground then became trendy."

3、 国会议员称,完全制止NSA的监听项目障碍重重(华盛顿邮报)

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The Obama administration points to checks and balances from Congress as a key rationale for supporting bulk collection of Americans’ telephone communications data, but several lawmakers responsible for overseeing the program in recent years say that they felt limited in their ability to challenge its scope and legality.

The administration argued Friday that lawmakers were fully informed of the surveillance program and voted to keep it in place as recently as 2011. Officials say they have taken unusual steps to make information available to Congress, and committee leaders say they have carefully examined the National Security Agency’s data collection.

 


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