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Beijing cadres find their spirituality

Jun 16, 2015

Beijing cadres find their spirituality

by Didi Tang

The former Chinese security czar recently convicted of leaking state secrets did not pass classified documents to a foreign spy or a political rival. Rather, Zhou Yongkang, a former member of the all-powerful Standing Committee of the ruling Communist Party’s Politburo, shared the documents ...

Jun 8, 2015

China cites 'tremendous' progress in human rights record

China on Monday touted “tremendous achievements” in human rights, citing legal improvements, poverty alleviation, freedom of speech and protection for minorities, even as campaign groups point to a tough crackdown on dissent and civil society. “The tremendous achievements China has made in its human ...

Myanmar tells women when to have babies

Jun 4, 2015

Myanmar tells women when to have babies

If mother of two Sandar Myat Min chooses to have another child, Myanmar’s government could decide when she can become pregnant. A law enacted last month by the quasi-civilian government allows officials in the Buddhist-majority nation to order women to wait three years between ...