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Dalai Lama, in Exile, Accuses China of Dumping Nuclear Waste in Tibet

On a four-day tour of Mexico, the Dalai Lama said Sunday that deformed birds and other wildlife in remote corners of Chinese-controlled Tibet are indicative of nuclear waste dumping, according to an AP article. The Dalai Lama, 69, has lived in exile in China since a failed uprising against the Chinese government in Tibet in […]

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Refugee Update: China Tells Embassy to Give Them Back

China said Thursday that it wanted Canada to return the 44 refugees who scaled the fence into the Canadian embassy in Bejing to Chinese soil. The Toronto Star reported that Chinese assistant foreign minister promised the North Korean refugees would be treated “in accordance with international and domestic laws and in the spirit of humanitarianism,” […]

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Refugees Storm Canadian Embassy in Beijing

Refugees seeking political asylum stormed the Canadian embassy in Beijing, BBC Asia reported today. A group of men, women and children disguised themselves as construction workers and used home-made laters to scale the 10-foot walls around the embassy compound. The group appeared to be North Koreans hoping to gain passage to South Korea via refugee […]

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Social Transformation Brings Chinese to Western-Style Talk Therapy

Confucian values such as keeping problems to oneself and venerating one’s ancestors are being challenged by a new trend in China that is sending more people to the therapist’s couch to solve their problems. In an article* Friday, the LA Times wrote that drug manufacturer Pfizer has reported a 100 percent increase in Prozac sales […]

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