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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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Dongguan Labor Protests | China, Global Consumers Prioritize Products Over People

29/04/2014

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Chinese worker in an old factory in Beijing, China

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 23:02 p.m. DST, 29 April 2014 BEIJING, China — Years of underpaid social security payments and housing allotments have sparked the protest of thousands of Chinese laborers. The Yue Yuen factory in Dongguan is the global leader in shoe production, employing over 60,000. In the last month, manufacturing has […]

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