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AP / Vincent Yu

An Angry Chinese Village Goes to the Polls

It seems the voice of the people has been heard in the Chinese village of Wukan, where residents voted to elect a committee of local leaders after winning a protracted battle for self-determination against Chinese authorities.

Posted on Mar 3, 2012 READ MORE



U.S. Army

Eight U.S. Soldiers Charged in Comrade’s Death

On Oct. 3, 19-year-old U.S. Army Pvt. Danny Chen died of a gunshot wound to the head in southern Afghanistan. The Army initially called his death a suicide. The back story now involves eight of his fellow soldiers who allegedly subjected Chen to race-based hazing.

Posted on Dec 21, 2011 READ MORE



Oneras (CC-BY)

FBI Engaged in Large-Scale Group Profiling

Researchers at the ACLU recently uncovered an FBI program that uses census data to draw maps that link racial and ethnic communities to certain types of crimes. The investigations, known under the names of “assessments” and “domain management,” appear to have been going on for several years. (more)

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 READ MORE


The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

It hurts your head to open a newspaper like The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal or flip through your favorite websites. Television, I admit, is giving us a bit of a break because all those folks care about is the royal wedding.

Posted on Apr 26, 2011 READ MORE


Gibbs

Gibbs, Chinese Scuffle Over U.S. Press Access in Copenhagen

Relations were a bit strained between the U.S. and China during Friday’s session at the Copenhagen climate conference, and some of that tension apparently was channeled by the Chinese and American media that converged in a crowded room as President Barack Obama, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and other world leaders huddled.

Posted on Dec 18, 2009 READ MORE



cnet.co.uk

Internet Reads From a New Script

In what is being described as the biggest change to how the Internet works in 40 years, the ICANN Internet oversight organization has finally approved plans to allow Web addresses to include non-Latin letters, such as Arabic and Chinese, instead of just www.whatever.com.

Posted on Oct 31, 2009 READ MORE


Hu and Wu
AP photo / Greg Baker

Landmark China-Taiwan Summit

In a historic summit, Chinese President Hu Jintao and Taiwanese ruling party chair Wu Poh-hsiung met on Wednesday in what was the highest-level encounter between the two countries in almost 60 years. The summit may mark the beginning of what Taiwan has called a new “chapter of peace,” as leaders discuss cross-strait transport and trade.

Posted on May 28, 2008 READ MORE


Dalai Lama
AP photo / Caleb Jones

Bush Meets With Dalai Lama, to China’s Chagrin

President Bush’s private meeting with the Dalai Lama on Tuesday, the day before the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader was slated to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, didn’t please Chinese officials, to say the least.  They’re not really thrilled about the U.S. honoring the Dalai Lama for his role in the ongoing struggle to free Tibet from Chinese rule, either.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007 READ MORE


China's rural women
From the BBC

A Suicide Occurs Every 4 Minutes Among Chinese Women

Every year, 1.5 million Chinese women attempt to take their own lives—and 150,000 succeed. Experts say that 70% to 80% of the suicide attempts have to do with husband-wife issues; in a society of arranged marriages, women frequently have next to no power.

Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


Chinese employees
From The Onion

A Satirical Broadside at China’s Employers

The Onion reports on an “unpaid 15-minute break during the regular 18-hour workday, to allow pregnant women to ‘expel the child from their body, adjust to being a new parent, wash their hands, and return to work.’ ”

Posted on May 29, 2006 READ MORE


Cheney_Sleeping
From Getty/AFP via ABC News

Cheney: I Wasn’t Sleeping During Hu’s Visit

The vice president claims that he was, in fact, reading his notes when this picture was taken. Check the ABC news slide show to see for yourself.

Posted on Apr 22, 2006 READ MORE


Google Agrees to Censor ‘Forbidden’ Words in China

The company’s motto is “Don’t be evil,” but analysts say Google’s cash-motivated actions translate into Chinese as “Don’t be poor.” | story

Posted on Jan 25, 2006 READ MORE


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