• One of Nanjing's tree-lined avenues. This one leads to the Sun-Yat Sen mausoleum. GUY FREEMAN/FLCKR

    Will China Bury Us? And Bury India Too?

    by  • August 6, 2014 • 
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    I recently had the good fortune to travel to China for the first time. My itinerary took me to Shanghai, Beijing and Nanjing. The first has long been familiar to Westerners as a locus of trade and international interaction; the famous Bund pedestrian mall along the Yangtze River has numerous architectural styles on display...

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    Khmer Rouge Leaders, Recently Sentenced to Life Imprisonment, Face New Genocide Charges

    by  • August 8, 2014 • 
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      The highest panel of judges on the joint United Nations-Cambodian government tribunal on crimes of the Khmer Rouge regime have cleared the way for a second trial of two top leaders of the Communist movement that devastated the country almost four decades ago. The new trial, completely separate from the earlier proceedings against...

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    Human Development That Sidetracks a Woman’s Power of Choice

    by  • August 4, 2014 • 
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    The 2014 United Nations Human Development Report appeared at the end of July wrapped around the title “Sustaining Human Progress,” a goal that moves beyond meeting the targets that can measure achievement at any given time but cannot promise continuity or permanent improvement. The report’s subtitle, “Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience,” suggests how to...

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