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|China Steps Up In Ebola Fight
One of the significant developments in globalization over the past 15 years has been China's growing political and economic ties with the global south. They have large investments in Africa and a ...
|50,000 protesters take over financial capital of Asia (and they aren't going home)
In news that is rocking the world citizens of Hong Kong have taken over not only the financial district but most of Hong Kong and across the harbor into Kowloon. Some estimates put the numbers as ...
|Virgos need not apply
There are so many brain-dead reasons for culling job candidates, from age, to gender, to race -- these are illegal, but good luck trying to prove you've been rejected because of these. But at least ...
|She passed us her wisdom and courage: Yuri Kochiyama, RIP
Now she has passed on. Rest in Peace. Yuri Kochiyama. May 19, 1921 to June 1, 2014. She was a daughter, mother, grandmother, friend, mentor, activist and powerful example to so many people ...
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|A letter circulating in China shows how bad Baidu is
Baidu is considered by many as the Chinese version of Google. However, unlike Google, whose company motto is "don't do evil", Baidu seems to believe the capitalist principle of money at all cost. ...
|Why the American media blackout on Taiwan?
Citizens flood Taipei's downtown in support of Sunflower Student Movement Two weeks ago here in Taipei a large group of student activists took control of the congress building and have remained ...
|As an Asian-American who's actually been called "ching chong ding dong"
...There's been a bit of a brouhaha, whether deserved or not, over Colbert's use of a particular phrase for his satire of the racism inherent in the Washington football team name, and there's ...
| First Lady Michelle Obama Wins for US in China
Rarely in the history of First Ladies has an occupant made a more impactful and timely visit to a counterpart nation, in time of strategic challenge. Dolly Madison Eleanor Roosevelt and ...
|Taiwan Students Occupy the Legislature over China Services Trade Pact
Last week Taiwan students occupied their legislature in protest over the ruling party's undemocratic railroading of a trade pact with China through a committee. The pact, deeply unpopular, is a ...
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|Women's History: Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Americans
Photo posted to twitter #NotYourAsianSidekick, started by Suey Park (@suey_park) decrying stereotypes of Asian American women (Femi Oke/Twitter) History is not simply the past, and young Asian and ...
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|Massacre in Kunming work of Uyghur separatists
Yesterday more than a dozen men (and possibly two women according to some eyewitnesses) dressed in black, wearing facemasks and armed with long knives attacked the crowd waiting at the Kunming ...
|The best video I've ever watched
This video about children's view on gay marriage is making rounds on Chinese blogosphere. It made me optimistic about our future. It's in English with Chinese subtitle: http://tv.sohu.com/20131107/...
|People's Daily new headquaters building: A symbol of what?
The picture of the new headquarters building of the official Chinese communist Party newspaper People's Daily has gone viral on Chinese blogosphere. The reason? It looks like a big "FU" symbol. ...
|US Covered-Up for Decades the Largest Use of Biological & Chemical Weapons in History
Whatever the fate of the recent proposal to disarm Syria's chemical weapon arsenal, there remain many reasons why one should oppose U.S. military action against Syria. But given that the government ...
|Feds Open JP Morgan Bribery Investigation
From The New York Times : Federal authorities have opened a bribery investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help the bank win lucrative ...
|My Sixth Grade Son’s Non-violent Organization
In 2007 my son Kuang was six years old and he was in first grade in China. One day, Kuang and a friend were playing outside. They saw a large group of sixth-graders playing with ants, drowning them ...
|Cirque du Soleil Shows Tank Man Image to Beijing Audience
The French Canadian circus company Cirque du Soleil displayed the Tiananmen Tank Man photo, photoshoped to show Micheal Jackson as the tank man, on the giant screen during a recent performance in ...
|Explosion at Beijing Capitol International Airport (photos)
A man in wheelchair detonated a home-made bomb at the arrivals terminal (terminal 3) at Beijing Capitol International Airport, injuring himself. Here is a report about the motive of the bombing.
|To Chinese and their homes, "China" means "demolishing"
The English word "China" can be transliterated into Chinese as "chai na", which means "in the process of demolishing". This has become a popular name for China in Chinese blogosphere, because of ...
|The last time someone built a really big wall to keep unwanted people out...
The Great Wall of China, not so much visible from the moon, was the crown jewel of ancient Chinese government programs. The Great Wall was built, in theory, to protect China from incursions from ...
|Suzhou University Issues 2nd Public Statement about Ping Fu
Ping Fu's alma mater appears very much angered by Ping Fu's memoir which contained many unbelievable and unflattering descriptions about the university. It has requested that Fu retract her words ...
|The Chinese Dilemma
When I think of immigration reform in the US today, I think of people migrating here from across our southern border in search of work, usually for low-skilled and low-paying jobs --- such as farm ...
|Let's not forget Tiananmen
It's the anniversary of June 4, 1989 Tiananmen democracy movement again. We should not forget those who gave their lives for democracy 24 years ago.
|June 4, 1989 in our memory
Another year has passed, and China is still under a dictatorship. Students who braved bullets on Tiananmen Square 24 years ago are now in their middle ages. Most of the younger generation in China ...
|US About to Become One Big Factory Farm for China UPDATED! Sign Petition to Stop Sale!
China's largest meat processor struck a surprise $4.7 billion agreement to acquire Smithfield Foods Inc., a deal that would mark the biggest Chinese takeover of an American company and underscores ...
|Cultural Revolution style persecution
Quote from John Batchelor http://johnbatchelorshow.com/schedule/2013/05/12 "Additional: Ping Fu's careful recounting of her recollections of life during Mao's Cultural Revolution has brought down ...
|China Called: They'd Like Okinawa Back
Two Chinese academics who allegedly believe they are scholars published an article in the Peoples Daily claiming that Okinawa belongs to China. Supposedly these two geniuses work for a "top" ...
|The Daily Music Break: Yu Hong Mei
Cross-Posted at THE DAILY MUSIC BREAK , the site that features good music regardless of era or genre. Please visit. The erhu is a stringed instrument played in China, as Wikipedia explains: The ...
|Reporter Abandons Her Own Wedding to Report on Earthquake in Her Wedding Gown
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/20/reporter-china-earthquake-wedding-dress_n_3123762.html Hey - first things first. One reporter in China went above and beyond the call of duty when she ...
|After devastating earthquake, donors shun China's Red Cross
A magnitude 7 earthquake hit China's Sichuan province this morning (last night US time). Initial reports were at least 150 people were killed and over 3000 injured, and massive damages to properties.
|***Update: Statement of Opposition to Racist Labels Used by Kossacks to Criticize President Obama
***UPDATE - due to the overwhelming and gratifying response to this diary - it has now become almost impossible for some people to get it to load, and we are struggling to add all of the names of ...
|China’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution – The Origins of Ultra-Left Ultra-Violence (pt. 1)
Mass rally in Tiananmen Square during the Cultural Revolution with crowd waving Chairman Mao's "Little Red Book" You can't understand today’s China unless you ...
|The Ping Fu song
Someone came up with a lyric using the tune of Bob Dylan's Blowin' in the Wind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWwgrjjIMXA) to tell Ping Fu's story. Update: More stanzas to the lyric. A 2nd poem ...
|Urban China Photo Diary: Beijing, Shanghai & Guilin
I accompanied my brother on a trip to China recently, and stayed on for a extra week traveling on my own to Guangxi province. Beijing Population 19 million Tienanmen The Forbidden ...
|Curriculum Night and Auction Night ---My son won a meeting with a NY state Senator
Last night was a big night for my son’s middle school: it was the annual Curriculum night and Auction night. The Curriculum night started in the late afternoon. There are different activities ...
|Sheldon Adelson's company ADMITS to bribing foreign officials
Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate that spent over $150 million in independent expenditures to help Republican candidates in the 2012 elections, has admitted to bribing foreign officials : "There ...
|Lost in Translation
I acquired my first copy of Tao Te Ching in a box of books from friends who were moving, back in the mid 70's. It was the Witter Bynner translation, and, in the pre-internet age, it never occurred ...
|My Son's Chinese Rap Experience
My son left a job on Wall St. and moved to China to work and study Mandarin. He also recorded a hip-hop album while in Beijing and just recently filmed a music video for one song in Atlanta. I'm ...
|The need for building a Chinese American Kossack community
This is an introduction to a new Kossack group, Way of Dragon . The recent Ping Fu affair has taught us one thing: that Chinese Americans need a voice of our own. Others will not and cannot speak ...
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- This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.49 comments 35 Recs
- Shinzo Abe is the Prime Minister of Japan. He's affiliated with the center-right Liberal Democratic Party which holds 291 out of the 475 seats in Japan's House of Representatives. Yesterday, he gave ...21 comments 4 Recs
- Please note : the purpose of this diary series is not an argument for or against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). There have been a great number of diaries written on this topic, and my only ...44 comments 44 Recs
- Besides all the political wrangling, there are some serious "nut and bolts" issues behind International Trade Agreements, that always seem to get lost whenever we attempt to rebuild this engine. ...5 comments 4 Recs
- In 1972, two Giant Pandas named Hsing-Hsing and Ling-Ling arrived at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC, a symbol both of renewed American relations with Communist China, and of a newly-...17 comments 13 Recs
- This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here . Consider the extremes of our present climate moment by the numbers. Recently,6 comments 11 Recs
- Iran's government has delivered on health, well-being, education, which is why Iranians tolerate it.The NY Times has been running a "Man (Woman) on the Street" series with ordinary Iranians for the past few weeks. Even for someone like me who is interested and has followed Iranian events, it ...31 comments 24 Recs
- The business case for ever building two coal export mega-terminals in the Pacific Northwest is falling apart. From the Guardian: China's coal imports fall nearly half in 12 months as anti-...47 comments 98 Recs
- The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would sell out US sovereignty by putting large multinational corporations in charge of our government instead of the other way around. It would upend over 200 ...14 comments 28 Recs
- Photo by Omar Willey @ Seattle Star Note: I retain the copyright to this article. It is an April Fools Day satire article originally published @ Seattle Star April 1, 2015 http://www.seattlestar....2 comments 3 Recs
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