Fighting Flares in Kachin State
Rebel leaders warn the clashes signal a ‘loss of trust’ in peace talks with the government.

More Than 3,000 Soviet Soldiers Fought In Vietnam War
Commentary: Vietnam was the biggest victim of the cold war when the communism and capitalism waged hot war in Vietnam from 1960-1975. Communist propaganda was good at misleading the world’s public opinion that American involvement as aggressors and occupying force of … Continue reading → From: Tây Sơn News Wire

Tibetan Detained for Taking Photos of Burning Protest
Shocking photos of the latest Tibetan self-immolation had been circulated extensively.

Chinese Police Detain 'Dozens' in Shoe Factory Dispute
Workers say the state-run union does little to protect their rights and interests.

'This Should Never Have Happened, But It Happened to Me'
The new head of the activist group Tiananmen Mothers discusses the role of the younger generation.

China Jails Four Activists Who Called For Transparency
Two of the activists look set to appeal their 'unjust' jail terms.

The Tiananmen Square Museum China Doesn’t Want to See
By Chester Yung A sea of people took part in a Hong Kong candlelight vigil to remember Tiananmen Square victims last year. Hong Kong is the only city in China where open commemorations of the crackdown are tolerated. A woman reads a book in front of portraits of Tiananmen victims at the June 4 Memorial Museum run by pro-democracy activists at City University in Hong Kong. For 25 years, Ding Zilin has sought justice for the death of her 17-year-old son, Jiang Jielian, on June 3, the night befo...

China's Xi purging corrupt officials to put own men in place
BY BENJAMIN KANG LIM AND MEGHA RAJAGOPALAN Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources said. Xi hopes that removing corrupt officials and those resisting change will allow him to consolidate his grip on power and implement difficult economic, judicial and military reforms that he believes are vital to perpetuate one-party rule...

Chinese Strategists Reflect on the First Sino-Japanese War
A collection of essays on the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 has obvious implications for modern China. By Shannon Tiezzi China is gearing up for the 120th anniversary of the First Sino-Japanese War, which began in 1894 and ended with China’s defeat in 1895.  The war was a devastating blow to China’s then-rulers, the Qing dynasty, as China had always considered Japan a ‘little brother’ rather than a serious competitor.  The war is often seen as the defining point when power in East As...

China Details Vast Extent of Soil Pollution
About a Fifth of Nation's Arable Land Is Contaminated With Heavy Metals By JOSH CHIN And BRIAN SPEGELE In Dapu Village, an irrigation pond was polluted by a chemical factory. The majority of China's soil pollution comes from inorganic sources. BEIJING—The extent of China's soil pollution, long guarded as a state secret, was laid out in an official report that confirmed deep-seated fears about contaminated farmland and the viability of the country's food supply. Nearly one-fifth of the country...

Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice
By DAVID BARBOZA Poison performing on She is one of China’s most popular attractions on the web. ZIGONG, China — Dolled up with makeup and a blond wig, the pretty young Chinese woman sat at home in her bedroom on a quiet Sunday evening and began singing karaoke. A large microphone and three webcams clipped to a desktop monitor streamed the performance over the Internet, to thousands of fans who knew her only by her stage name, Poison . “Hey, Big Brother!” she greeted one fan in betwee...

Vietnam’s PM Calls for Urgent Measures as Measles Death Toll Climbs
He calls for increased vigilance as the toll rises to 112.

Cambodia Must Make Union Draft Law Public: Rights Group
The government should incorporate feedback from stakeholders, it says.

China's Soil Heavily Polluted by Mining, Industry: Report
Environmentalists warn the true levels of pollution may be much higher, however.

Seven Herders Held After Inner Mongolia Clashes
Herders say their livestock have been killed by river pollution from a mining company.

Oliver Stone Slams Chinese Film Industry at Beijing Festival
The Oscar-winning director sparked tension when he said that no true co-production is possible until filmmakers in China address Mao Zedong's controversial legacy. By Clifford Coonan BEIJING – Oliver Stone caused embarrassment, a little outrage and a fair helping of delight at the Beijing International Film Festival when the Platoon director urged Chinese filmmakers to deal with controversial historical issues such as the painful legacy of the country’s founder Mao Zedong and the Cultural Rev...

Beijing's Facts, and Fictions
Chinese officials who flee to foreign countries with illicit gains tend to be lower in seniority than ever before: Ill-gotten wealth is expanding to all levels of the government. By MURONG XUECUN Communist mythomania's creature: Jiao Yulu BEIJING — Last month, Xi Jinping  visited Lankao County, Henan Province, to honor a long-deceased revolutionary icon, Jiao Yulu .  His speech at the Jiao Yulu Memorial Hall was a typical vacuous and moralistic lecture that focused on Jiao Yulu’s ma...

Jet Search Tests Beijing's Crisis Playbook
China Has Proved a Forceful First Responder in the Hunt for Flight 370, but Also Reluctant to Partner Up With Others By JAMES T. AREDDY in Shanghai, RICHARD C. PADDOCK in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and DANIEL STACEY in Canberra, Australia Pings detected by Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 were dismissed as a false lead in the ocean search.  SHANGHAI—When civil aviation experts from around Asia huddled in January to study how they might coordinate search-and-rescue following an ocean plane cras...

Twenty-five years later, Tiananmen Square no less taboo for China's censors
Hu Yaobang's death sparked student demonstrations in 1989, ending in tragedy Netizens were allowed to mourn Hu's death anniversary on Tuesday All other mentions of the student protests or political reform still censored By Zoe Li Twenty-five years ago, Chinese college students in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an began gathering to publicly mourn the death of a purged high-level official, Hu Yaobang . A week later, thousands of students marched into Tiananmen Square for Hu's funeral. The demonstra...

Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap
U.S., Australian and British equipment have turned up the biggest leads in the search for Flight 370, as Beijing has made errors. By Julie Makinen and Barbara Demick The Jiaolong , China's first manned deep-sea submersible, is a source of pride for the nation. But its mother ship has been unreliable, and Chinese officials have not offered the vessel for use in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. BEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's fir...

Andrew Taylor Still, M.D, D.O, Inducted In Hall of Famous Missourians
Commentary: On April 16, 2014, the father of osteopathic medicine, A.T. Still, M.D, D.O,(1828 -1917), was inducted in the Hall of Famous Missourians at the State Capitol.  About 250 A.T.S.U. students, faculty and staff were at the unveiling of the bust … Continue reading → From: Tây Sơn News Wire

Cambodia Opposition Deputy Leader Vows Party ‘Won’t Betray the People’
Kem Sokha says the CNRP will stand firm in negotiations with the ruling party.

Monks Among Five Held in Tibet on Suspicion of Challenging Chinese Rule
One monk is linked to Tibet independence related writings on an iron bridge in a restive county.

At Least 108 Children Dead in Measles Flare-Up in Vietnam
The figure is more than four times higher than previously reported, local reports say.

Suu Kyi Questions Myanmar Government’s Commitment to Democracy
She hits out at its lack of support for charter reform.

Xinhua Journalist Renews Allegations Against China Resources Chief
Song Lin has vowed to pursue the individuals and organizations responsible through the courts.

Thousands Protest For Better Benefits at Top Chinese Shoe Factory
The factory numbers Nike and Adidas among its clients, but its workers say they are owed payments.

The People's Republic Of Amnesia
Twenty five years after Tiananmen Square, NPR correspondent Louisa Lim explores how China was changed by the events of June 4, 1989 — when soldiers shot and killed unarmed civilians in Beijing. NPR Beijing Correspondent Louisa Lim The People's Republic Of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited by  Louisa Lim Hardcover, 240 pages Oxford University Press List Price: $24.95 Excerpt: The People's Republic Of Amnesia Meanwhile, on the other side of the [Jinjiang] hotel [in Chengdu], order was bein...

1989 in Chengdu, Sichuan
After 25 Years Of Amnesia, Remembering A Forgotten Tiananmen By Louisa Lim The People's Republic of Amnesia Tiananmen Revisited by  Louisa Lim Hardcover, 240 pages  Twenty-five years ago, on April 15, 1989, Chinese students were mourning the death of a reformist leader.  But what began as mourning evolved into mass protests demanding democracy.  Demonstrators remained in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, day after day, until their protests were brutally suppressed by the Chinese...

Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand
Chiang Mai residents blamed Chinese for spitting, littering, cutting into lines, flouting traffic laws, defecating in public pools, and filling up doggy bags at buffets. By Denis D. Gray In Thailand and elsewhere, Chinese tourists have acquired bad reputation for loud, uncouth, barbarian, culturally unaware behavior. CHIANG MAI, Thailand — The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown.  Not against a terrorist threat, but...

China's creeping invasion: Japan backs PH in case before UN
By Tarra Quismundo Japan Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.  MANILA, Philippines—Japan, which is facing similar security issues with China, has reaffirmed its support for the Philippine recourse to international arbitration over its dispute with Beijing involving territories in an area of the South China Sea, called the West Philippine Sea by the Philippines, citing its basis in international law. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has conveyed his government’s support for the Philippi...

Hegemonic Paranoia
China Likens Lost Jet to Pearl Harbor By CHRIS BUCKLEY   A Royal Australian Air Force plane flying past the British naval ship H.M.S. Echo as they searched for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight on Tuesday. Throughout the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, commentators have groped for analogies to convey the enigma of how a Boeing 777-200 could disappear without a trace. China’s official military newspaper, the Liberation Army Daily , may well be the first to liken th...

F.B.I. Video Warns of Chinese Efforts to Recruit American Students as Spies
By AUSTIN RAMZY   Glenn Duffie Shriver received a total of $70,000 from China’s Ministry of State Security and the Military Intelligence Department of the People’s Liberation Army. The United States government has  released a 28-minute video about the case of Glenn Duffie Shriver , an American who took money from Chinese intelligence officers while living in Shanghai and was convicted of trying to acquire United States defense secrets for them. The F.B.I. says it wants American stud...

Mole-in-Training: How China Tried to Infiltrate the CIA
  The odd story of how a Virginia study-abroad student ended up in federal prison for espionage.   By David Wise On any given night, the red-brick city jail in Alexandria holds some 400 inmates, most of them facing state and local charges—everything from run-of-the-mill drug possession to suspected murder. Yet the detention center also serves a less recognized role: It’s the temporary home of many high-profile Russian spies caught in the United States. Two of America’s most inf...

FBI Makes Video Warning Students Not To Get Tricked Into Becoming Chinese Spies
By Rob Wile The threat is real, though as far as is currently known has only been found attempted by one person: In 2010, Glenn Duffie Shriver , a study abroad student at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, was convicted of having taken bribes from China to encourage him to join the Foreign Service or CIA and to pass along U.S. secrets. Shriver was spending the summer after his freshman year in Shanghai when he was approached by Chinese agents.  He would go on to say he simply got...

The Death That Kindled the Uprising at Tiananmen Square
By CHRIS BUCKLEY   Hu Yaobang Students paying homage to Hu Yaobang in Tiananmen Square during his funeral in the Great Hall of the People on April 22, 1989. Rarely has the timing of an ousted leader’s death been so consequential.  In 1989, Hu Yaobang , a former general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, was attending a meeting of the Politburo when he became pale and shaky, asked to be excused and crumpled with a heart attack. Twenty-five years ago, on April 15, he died after...

China cancels human rights dialogue with Britain
Beijing accuses UK of using rights issues to interfere in its internal affairs and axes dialogue that resumed after diplomatic freeze over Dalai Lama By  Tania Branigan in Beijing China has cancelled this week's bilateral human rights dialogue with Britain, which David Cameron highlighted as one of the "important achievements" of his high-profile trip to Beijing last year. Beijing accused the UK of making irresponsible comments and using human rights issues to interfere in its internal a...

China's involvement in the MH370 search is a hindrance
Chinese incompetence and false leads distracted and delayed the multinational search effort. By KIRK SEMPLE and ERIC SCHMITT Chinese claims that its Haixun 01 vessel had twice detected underwater signals, perhaps from the missing plane, were discounted.  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — When a Chinese government vessel took the world by surprise this month with its announcement that it had detected underwater signals that might have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, China suddenly l...

Doctors, Medical Students, Citizens Celebrate National Osteopathic Week IN Fort Worth, Tarrant County
Fort Worth. TX – Emphasizing healthy lifestyles and wellness, osteopathic physicians (DOs), medical students, and members of the Fort Worth community are celebrating National Osteopathic Medicine Week (NOM Week) April 13 – 19, 2014.   There are more than 1,000 members … Continue reading → From: Tây Sơn News Wire

Mafia state: The princeling of private equity
Alvin Jiang Zhicheng, Jiang Zemin's grandson, could gain access to a strictly controlled state sector and convert those assets into a highly profitable investment. By Stephen Aldred Alvin Jiang Zhicheng, Jiang Zemin's grandson, in Chengdu in 2010. HONG KONG -- The 28-year-old wears black-framed glasses perched on cheeks still round with youth.  A discerning eye might notice the resemblance to his grandfather: former Chinese president and Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin . Alvin Jiang &...

1962: A Chinese View to a Kill
By V Sudarshan As Nehru altered the de facto line of control in the forward areas with China, Beijing was scrupulously clear that it would not fire the first bullet at what it regarded was India’s blatant aggression.  By the end of June 1962, says John Garver ( China’s Decision for War with India ), who has perused Chinese declassified records and other publications, “Indian foreign office reported that Indian forces had brought under control more than 2,000 sq. miles of Chinese claimed ...

Creeping Invasion: China's Neighbors Gear Up for a Fight
By Wendell Minnick A Taiwan Navy Kidd- class destroyer launches an SM-2 surface-to-air missile during 2013 drills. Recent difficulties in purchasing certain weapons have made Taiwan look more toward indigenous development.  TAIPEI — The Asia-Pacific naval market is heating up, with massive quantities of new ships to boost regional navies in coming years. According to AMI International, a US-based naval analysis firm, Asia-Pacific has already surpassed Europe as the world’s second largest...

Tiananmen 25 years on: the 'event' that no one dares remember
As the rest of the world remembers the Tiananmen Square massacre, China forbids its citizens from mentioning the atrocity By Malcolm Moore Beijing residents inspect the interior of some of over 20 armoured personnel carrier burnt by demonstrators to prevent the troops from moving into Tiananmen Square, 4 June 1989. Seventeen-year-old Jiang Jielian was one of the first to die.  A bullet punctured his left lung as he scrambled for cover in a flower bed near Muxidi Bridge.  “Run!” he s...

Michaela Nguyenová Selected Second Runner-Up Of Miss Slovakia
Michaela Nguyenová, 19 year-old, was selected as a Second Runner-Up of Miss Slovakia on April 12, 2014. She was also selected as Miss Internet, Miss Press, and Miss PIEROT. This honor illustrates that overseas Vietnamese community is thriving and integrates … Continue reading → From: Tây Sơn News Wire

Communists Panicked Over Massive Rejection Of Maintaining Vietnamese Citizenship By Việt Kiều (Overseas Vietnamese)
Commentary: The nature for the survival of any dictatorship is its control of over the population, Vietnamese communist regime is a police state where one-in-six work for security forces. Its desire to have some control over a thriving overseas Vietnamese community … Continue reading → From: Tây Sơn News Wire

UN pledges to support Vietnam in guaranteeing human rights - GlobalPost
UN pledges to support Vietnam in guaranteeing human rights GlobalPost 3 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations (UN) pledged to support Vietnam in ensuring and promoting human rights through the 2012-2016 UN One Plan, said UN Resident Coordinator Pratibha Mehta on Tuesday. Addressing the launching of the Universal Periodic  ...

UN Experts Condemn Detention of Vietnamese Blogger Le Quoc Quan - Global Voices Online
Global Voices Online UN Experts Condemn Detention of Vietnamese Blogger Le Quoc Quan Global Voices Online A UN group of human rights experts has found that the detention of Vietnamese blogger and human rights defender Le Quoc Quan stands in violation of his right to freedom of expression and a fair trial. Le Quoc Quan was arrested in December 2012 on  ...

Kindness One: Motorcycle causes a heap of travel trouble in Vietnam - Los Angeles Times
Kindness One: Motorcycle causes a heap of travel trouble in Vietnam Los Angeles Times As I tried to enter Vietnam from Cambodia, things were not looking good. I had encountered border troubles before. The Thai border guards didn't seem to know what to make of me and my bright yellow motorcycle. I spent six hours at the border trying to  ...

Children in Vietnamese commune received beans instead of vitamin A -
Children in Vietnamese commune received beans instead of vitamin A CAM TRUNG, Vietnam, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A population coordinator in a rural Vietnamese commune distributed beans to children he claimed to be vitamin A, health officials said. Parents brought their young children to a Cam Trung commune clubhouse Sunday  ...

Vietnam Vet Wins $12 Million Malpractice Settlement From VA Hospital - CBS Local
Vietnam Vet Wins $12 Million Malpractice Settlement From VA Hospital CBS Local CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago-area Vietnam veteran will get a $12 million medical malpractice settlement from the federal government. John Johnson was a Vietnam Veteran and heart patient. He went in for oral surgery at the Hines V.A. Hospital in 2007,  ...

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