Monthly Archives: July 2011

Illegal Timber Smuggling From Laos by Vietnamese Army Exposed

The Vietnamese Army is named as a key player in illegally transporting raw timber from neighboring Laos according to the Washington and London based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) a non-profit organization which exposes international environmental crime. Their just-released report Crossroads: The Illicit … Continue reading

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‘Epidemic’ Of Disease In China Threatens Economic And Social Well-Being, Warns The World Bank

The World Bank warns that a growing “epidemic” of disease in China is threatening the country’s economic and social well-being and that pro-active steps must be taken to ensure this trend is curbed. The newly-released report Toward a Healthy and … Continue reading

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New Media Sites A Tool Of Western Values, Chinese Government Report Warns

A new report released by the Chinese state-financed Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) says that users of social-networking sites in China reached 235 million in 2010. The figure is nearly half of the country’s total online population, which reached 485 … Continue reading

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Honoring Burma’s Fallen Democracy Heroes

Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an estimated 2,000 pro-democracy supporters gathered in Rangoon to honor the fallen heroes of the nation’s democracy movement. Known as Martyr’s Day in Burma, it is the 64th anniversary of the 1947 … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to His Holiness

Today is the Dalai Lama’s 76th birthday. A worldwide icon for understanding, peaceful resolution to conflict and the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, he arrived to the United States yesterday. As RFA reports, Chinese authorities increased security in Tibet ahead of … Continue reading

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The Questions I Didn’t Get To Ask Li Na

Tomorrow, the 2011 Wimbledon Ladies Singles Champion will be crowned and her name won’t be Li Na. Coming off of her spectacular win at the French Open — the first Grand Slam singles title for any person from Asia — expectations were … Continue reading

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