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Commission Names 13 Countries as Religious Freedom Violators

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1 May 09 | VOA News

The latest annual report by the independent U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom names 13 countries as serious violators of religious freedom. The commission expresses concern about increasing extremism in many countries, including sharp criticism for Pakistan, saying extremism poses a particular threat to religious freedom. Read the rest of this entry »

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China has ‘Canceled U.S. Credit Card’: Lawmaker

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1 May 09 | AFP

China, wary of the troubled US economy, has already “canceled America’s credit card” by cutting down purchases of debt, a US congressman said Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 May 2009 at 2:16 pm

China Releases ‘Human Rights Plan’

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14 Apr 09 | NYT and AI

China’s cabinet released on Monday what it called the country’s first national human rights action plan, a lengthy document promising better protection of a wide range of civil liberties enshrined in the Constitution but often neglected and sometimes systematically violated. Read the rest of this entry »

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15 April 2009 at 1:48 pm

North Korea Defends Rocket Launch

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8 Apr 09 | AJE

North Korea will take “strong steps” if the United Nations moves to implement sanctions in response to its rocket launch, a senior diplomat has said.


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8 April 2009 at 10:47 am

Posted in Asia, UN

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Chinese Inmates at Guantánamo Pose a Dilemma

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1 Apr 09 | New York Times

The Obama administration must decide whether 17 Uighur Muslims are innocent refugees or dangerous terrorist plotters. Read the rest of this entry »

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31 March 2009 at 11:37 pm

China Calls for New Global Currency

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24 Mar 09 | al Jazeera

The head of the Chinese central bank has called for a new global currency controlled by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), saying such a move would give governments particularly in the developing world the ability to manage their economies more efficiently.

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24 March 2009 at 2:00 am

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The Death Penalty in 2008

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23 Mar 09 | Amnesty Int’l

More people were executed in Asia than in any other part of the world in 2008. China carried out more executions than the rest of the world put together. By contrast, in Europe, only one country continues to use the death penalty: Belarus.

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23 March 2009 at 10:00 pm

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