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South Block lectures journalists on junket etiquette #mustread

Tripti Nath , Indian journalists traveling abroad as part of media delegations with the President, Vice President and Prime Minister are notorious for their unseemly behaviour. Haggling endlessly with shopkeepers, getting into drunken brawls, complaining about food or making a… Continue Reading →

China’s ‘Leftover Women’ fight bullshit with humor #Vaw #Womenrights

By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW Published: April 23, 2013, NYT BEIJING — For years, single Chinese women in their mid- to late-20s have endured being called “shengnu,” or “leftover women,” by relatives, by the state-run media and by society. The message is… Continue Reading →

Billionaire Communists–Defying Mao, Rich Chinese Crash the Communist Party

By JAMES T. AREDDY in Shanghai and JAMES V. GRIMALDI in Washington Wall Street Journal  Xinhua/Associated PressSeven of China’s richest were part of the Communist Party elite gathered to anoint new leaders last month in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. When the Communist… Continue Reading →

#China #Censorship – Chinese dissident goes `Gangnam Style` #mustread #mustwatch

OCTOBER 27, 2012 06:25 Ai Weiwei does Gangnam Style. Link to this video Ai Weiwei, the dissident Chinese artist, has officially hopped on theGangnam Style bandwagon. On Wednesday Ai tweeted a cover version of South Korean rapper Psy‘s enormously popular music video, featuring… Continue Reading →

Chinese dissident Li Wangyang found dead in ‘strange circumstances”

A leading Chinese dissident imprisoned after the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy protests has been found hanged in hospital. Officials suggested Li Wangyang had committed suicide, but family members questioned this account. His body was found on Wednesday in Shaoyang city, in the southeast of… Continue Reading →

Why is China so afraid of one blind activist ? Take Action

Chen Guangcheng‘s future hangs in the balance. Chinese human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng, who is blind, escaped house arrest in Shandong province last week — but his future remains uncertain. The U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue is underway in Beijing… Continue Reading →

Appeal for Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser

Allow Woeser the freedom to express and to travel” As individuals from Asia who have received the Prince Claus Award in past years, we deeply regret that Tsering Woeser, the Tibetan writer and historian, has been prevented from receiving the… Continue Reading →

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