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The Answer is Behind Every Door

22/01/2015

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Miao Shaman, China, Photo by Ruro Photography

Author Unknown Last Modified: 16:35 p.m. DST, 22 January 2015 There is an old Chinese tale about a woman whose only son died. In her grief, she went to the holy man and asked, “What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?” Instead of sending her away or […]

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Korean ‘Comfort Women’ Still Protesting Decades Later

25/06/2014

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Photo by: Melissa Wall "Unveiling of Comfort Women Memorial"

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 12:36 p.m. DST, 25 June 2014 SEOUL, South Korea — Elderly Korean women (euphemistically referred to as “comfort women”) who were forced into prostitution as teenagers during WWII, have gathered every Wednesday since 8 January, 1992, outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul to protest the atrocities they faced. These […]

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International Volunteers Series: Teaching English in Yanji, China

01/06/2014

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Teacher Assistant for Chinese ESL Learners, Photo by Rex Pe

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 2:55 p.m. DST, 1 June 2014 CHINA, Yanji — For The first in a series of interviews I’m conducting with young volunteers around the globe, I spoke with Sarah Dickhut, an English teacher in Yanji, China. Dickhut graduated from Loras College in 2013 with degrees in Biological Research and […]

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55 Convicted in Mass Trial in China’s Northwest

01/06/2014

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"The Islamic Faithful along with the Id Kah Mosque on Eid Ul-Fitr" Photo by: Preston Rhea

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 12:36 p.m. DST, 1 June 2014 XINJIANG UYGHUR  – In China’s Xinjiang stadium packed with 7,000 observers, 55 people were convicted of terrorism, murder, and separatism. At least one convict was given a death sentence. One man was jailed for 15 years after preaching holy war to his son […]

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Death Toll Rises in Vietnam Amidst anti-China Protests

16/05/2014

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Hanoi Street Factory, Photo by Ika Ink

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 00:04 a.m. DST, 17 May 2014 BINH DUONG PROVINCE, Vietnam  – Weeks of unrest finally culminated in the Thursday, 15 May 2016 anti-China riot in central Vietnam. where rioters set afire a foreign steel project killing 21 people. It has been widely reported that 16 Chinese and five Vietnamese […]

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