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China confirms promotion of Mao Zedong’s grandson

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 3:40PM UTC

The only grandson of China’s former leader Mao Zedong has been promoted to the rank of major general in the People’s Liberation Army, state media confirmed Monday. Reports have been circulating for months that military historian Mao Xinyu had gained the rank, but officials had refused to confirm them, apparently

Malaysia’s Anwar asks sodomy charge to be dropped

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 12:11PM UTC

Lawyers for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is on trial for sodomy, asked that the charge be dropped Monday following allegations that a member of the prosecution team had an affair with their client’s accuser. Anwar has long maintained that the government fabricated the charge to sideline him in 2008

US official in Seoul to discuss NKorea sanctions

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 12:04PM UTC

A senior U.S. envoy in charge of implementing sanctions met Monday with South Korean officials to discuss new financial penalties on North Korea. The trip by Robert Einhorn, the State Department’s special adviser for nonproliferation and arms control, comes two weeks after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that

The High Cost of Harmony in Canton

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 10:22AM UTC The High Cost of Harmony in Canton

Cantonese speakers rallied yesterday in Guangzhou, China protesting for the preservation of their native dialect in southern China. Supporters gathered primarily at a Guangzhou metro area dressed white shirts some reading ” I Love Canton” or bearing other slogans. Hong Kong and Guangzhou are incensed that Beijing’s party cadre want

Australian PM changes strategy as popularity slips

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 9:27AM UTC

Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she is changing her campaign strategy after polls showed her government’s popularity has fallen as early voting began on Monday for general elections. Gillard conceded that the first two weeks of her campaign had consisted of mostly stage-managed events focused on avoiding gaffes, though she

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