Tag: China

Out of the Darkness: An interview with Melanie Kirkpatrick on “Escape from North Korea”


by Leslie Patrick -South Korea- Standing at the 38th parallel that divides the two Koreas is a surreal experience. On the southern side, buses of foreign tourists on day trips from nearby Seoul buy postcards and gawk across barbed wire

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Adopting Chinese Daughters: A Conversation on Somewhere Between

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor “I cried” is the first thing I say when I begin my phone conversation with Linda Goldstein Knowlton about her new film Somewhere Between. “If you don’t cry,” the director responds,

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Tibetan Nomads Lose Ground to Development

by Michelle Tolson -Mongolia- On May 31 2012, the Tibetan Women’s Association dutifully recorded the self-immolation of Rikyo, a Tibetan nomad woman and mother of three who set herself on fire near a monastery at a town in Ngaba County

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Despite Tensions Tibetans Remain Devoted to Dalai Lama: The Sun Behind the Clouds

by Jessica Mosby -USA- The Chinese have ruled Tibet since 1959. For Tibetan refugees living around the world, the dream of returning to a free Tibet continues to define their existence in exile. The new documentary film The Sun Behind

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Beijing Under Olympic Pressure: Tibetan Activists And Vocal Spokesperson Detained

by Louise Belfrage News Editor, The WIP – Sweden – Yesterday, August 8th, was an auspicious date, symbolically, for China – it was one year to the day before the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Unfortunately, a well known and extremely effective

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Chinese Legal System: Better Than You Think Regarding Human Rights

by D-L Nelson – France – Anyone who says one person can’t make a difference never met Karen Tse. She looks like a college student, but at 43, Tse is a lawyer, a Unitarian minister, a wife and mother. As

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Zambians Urged to Wrestle Chinese Business Exploitation

by Glory Mushinge Zambia While most Zambian people, especially local business owners, have continuously condemned Chinese investors for exploiting the country’s market by selling sub-standard goods and services, as well as monopolizing Zambian business with goods that are supposed to

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