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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

Reaction: Dureza is right for wrong reasons

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 9:13AM UTC

Top Mindanao bureaucrat Jesus Dureza was right when he cited the power and the mining sectors as among the pivotal industries that will fuel the island’s economy. But for some wrong reasons. Mindanao’s rich mineral resources should not be a reason to attract foreign investment. Rather, it should be the cause

Thailand’s Red Shirts stage new protest in Bangkok

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 8:23AM UTC

Several hundred Red Shirt protesters defied a state of emergency in the Thai capital to stage a symbolic protest Sunday, with hundreds of people sprawling on the ground and chanting, “People died here!” The demonstration at the city’s Democracy Monument was peaceful, but it was the latest sign of simmering

8 more protesters killed in Indian Kashmir

By Mon, Aug 02, 2010 8:17AM UTC

Four people were gunned down Sunday by security forces who opened fire on thousands of protesters and another four civilians were killed in a blast at a police station, bringing the death toll from weeks of clashes in increasingly violent Indian Kashmir to 31. The explosion happened after the police

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