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Suu Kyi calls for reconciliation on Burma day

By Wed, Dec 01, 2010 11:06PM UTC

Each year Burma marks its National Day on the 10th waning day of the moon in Tazaungmone or the 8th month of Burmese calendar, 1st December on this year’s Western calendar. It is a day of abrupt change in a political sense, as it celebrates a boycott by university students

Can China help solve the Korea impasse?

By Wed, Dec 01, 2010 5:58PM UTC

  By Charles Armstrong, Asia Society Responding to last week’s deadly clash between North and South Korea on Yeonpyeong Island, China has called for “emergency meetings” among the representatives of the six governments—South and North Korea, the United States, Russia, Japan, and China—involved in the stalled Six-Party Talks. Many critics

China school stampede triggered by lost shoe

By Wed, Dec 01, 2010 4:50PM UTC

A young girl’s lost shoe triggered a stampede that injured dozens of students at an elementary school in western China, state media reported Wednesday. Forty-one students were hurt at the No. 5 Elementary School in Aksu city on Monday after an 8-year-old girl, identified only as Madina, bent down to

Roubini says yuan appreciation in China’s interest

By Wed, Dec 01, 2010 2:22PM UTC

New York University economist Nouriel Roubini said Wednesday that a faster rise in the value of China’s currency is not only good for the United States, but also for China, because it would help dampen its overheating economy. Washington and other major Chinese trading partners complain Beijing keeps its yuan

Philippines: Multisectoral school strike vs. Aquino’s budget cuts

By Wed, Dec 01, 2010 11:54AM UTC

Today, state colleges and universities (SCUs) in the Philippines erupt anew in a nationwide strike, an expression of protest directed at President Aquino and Congress over the big cuts in state funding for these tertiary educational institutions. Throughout the day, at least 87 SCUs are holding various forms of protests,

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