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China has set its lowest growth target in 25 years

Chinese leaders are targeting economic growth of “approximately 7%” this year, in what would be the country’s slowest rate of expansion in a quarter of a century. 234 more words

China's letting men pour tea—and no one can decide if it's to combat sexism or prevent ogling

Women might hold up half the sky, as Chairman Mao famously proclaimed. But in Chinese offices and especially at important Chinese Communist Party meetings, they pour pretty much all the tea. 385 more words

Protesters rally in Hong Kong against mainland Chinese traders

Hundreds of Hong Kong residents have marched in protest at traders from mainland China buying up goods to make a profit back home. Police fired pepper spray at the crowds. 653 more words

About 30 Arrested During Anti-China Rally in Hong Kong

A plainclothes policeman wields a baton during a confrontation between protesters demonstrating against mainland traders and local residents, at Yuen Long district near the border with mainland China, in Hong Kong, March 1, 2015… 318 more words

The long history of China's obsession with numbered policies

Government policies in the US are often characterized by the silliness of their acronyms, like the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) or PATRIOT (Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) acts. 395 more words

Mao, Xi, and the Worst of Both Worlds

Thursday marked the Chinese New Year, and the beginning of the year 4713, Year of the Sheep, making this an appropriate time to reflect on history and tradition. 1,510 more words


Thoughts on Viola Desmond Day

Today is the first provincial holiday in Nova Scotia. This year, Nova Scotia celebrates the life of Viola Desmond[1]. She was a black Nova Scotian who was charged, held overnight in jail, not advised of her rights, convicted, and fined because she set in the main floor of a movie theatre in 1946. 411 more words

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