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In brief for March 21, 2007

MPI sets new global strategy Dallas-based MPI on Monday shared details of its new global strategy, to be implemented over the next two years. The plan includes launching a Professional Education Conference in the Middle East in April 2008 and opening an office in Singapore. The association promised to share further updates in July at its World Education Conference in Montreal ...

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Beijing goes big China is building some of the biggest facilities in the history of the Olympics for the 2008 Games, the Wall Street Journal reports. Beijing's Olympic Green, the site for several competitions, is six times the size of the site used in Athens in 2004. The airport is being expanded to handle up to 60 million travelers a year by 2015, the Journal says.

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