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Iftar celebrations amid the Douma ruins

DOUMA, Syria: Against a backdrop of crumbling buildings in the rebel-held Douma district east of Damascus, hungry Syrians sat down together on the rubble-strewn streets to break fast with a free Ramadan meal. On the menu was minced meat, rice, beans, dates, apricots, yoghurt and fruit juices ......

China Buying International Silence on Human Rights

Last week offered one demonstration of the application of China’s growing economic leverage to political ends with the transfer of diplomatic recognition by Taiwan’s longstanding ally Panama from Taipei to Beijing. (Read more on the shift in a subsequent ChinaFile discussion.) This week ...

Nelson Report, June 15: the possibility of a 4th Communique

Nelson Report on 4th Communique and Kissinger, who has done so much harm to the world and may do more to Taiwan...+++++++++++++++++TAIWAN JITTERS: IS "4th COMMUNIQUE" COMING? (TillersonHFAC testimony, Kissinger rumors, has folks worried)...time to end defense ambiguity (Joe Bosco)SUMMARY: the Trump...

Beauty Queen Calls for Release of Imprisoned Canadian in China

Anastasia Lin, the reigning Miss World Canada and human rights activist, is calling for the immediate release of a Canadian citizen who was imprisoned and brutalized in China for her spiritual beliefs. At a United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 19, Lin described the case of Sun Qian...