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Anthony Kuhn

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Buddhist And Muslim Relations Underly Southeast Asia Refugee Crisis

Monday, August 31, 2015

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has a crisis. The ethnic Buddhists and minority Muslims fought in 2012, and that incident underlies the "boat people" crisis facing several Southeast Asian nations.

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The Secret To Japan's Little League Success: 10-Hour Practices

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Japanese team has again reached the final four of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Its training involves strict discipline, relentless drilling and group responsibility.

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Japanese Prime Minister Expresses 'Profound Grief' For WWII Aggression

Friday, August 14, 2015

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a statement Friday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Asian countries, who were invaded by Japan during the war, closely watched the speech.

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Prime Minister Abe Wants Japan To Cast Off Post-War Guilt

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to make a statement Friday marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in WWII. Japan's cabinet will approve the statement before he delivers it.

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Japan Restarts Its First Nuclear Power Plant Since 2011 Disaster

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

In 2011, Japan had to deal with a massive earthquake, tsunami and a nuclear meltdown. It now plans to restart as many nuclear power plants as possible, despite public opposition.

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Remembering The Horror Of Nagasaki 70 Years Later

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Today, exactly 70 years after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, the people of that Japanese city remember the tens of thousands killed and the legacy of their trauma.

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Hong Kong's Democracy Dilemma: Settle For Some, Or Keep Fighting?

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The region faces a question when it comes to its governing body: Is it better to have partial democracy, or to reject it and keep striving for a fully democratic government? The decision was thrown into stark relief with a recent offer from China's central government, and it has Hong Kong residents deeply divided.

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International Olympic Committee Chooses Beijing For 2022 Winter Games

Friday, July 31, 2015

The International Olympic Committee announced Friday that the 2022 Winter Games will be held in Beijing.

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Summer Olympics 2008 Host Beijing Awarded 2022 Winter Games

Friday, July 31, 2015

The International Olympic Committee has selected Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's the first city ever to host both summer and winter games.

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Despite Rising Costs, China Is Gung-Ho To Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Either China or Kazakhstan will be chosen on Friday as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. European nations have been scared off by the cost of hosting the event, but China has the ambition and the money to match.

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Barricaded In, Myanmar's Rohingya Struggle To Survive In Ghettos And Camps

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Habibullah considers himself lucky. His movements are restricted but he and his family live in their longtime house in a police-guarded ghetto. Many of his neighbors were forced into internment camps.

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Chinese Authorites Detain Nearly 150 Human Rights Lawyers

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

State media are accusing the lawyers of stirring up opposition to the government. Activists are calling for President Obama to cancel President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington, D.C., in September.

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People Of Myanmar Face Obstacles Ahead Of Fall Elections

Friday, July 10, 2015

Preparations are accelerating for elections in Myanmar this fall. But there are serious doubts about whether the vote can be free and fair.

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Stock Market Drop In China Raises Concerns About An Economic Crisis

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Chinese stock markets plunged for the third straight day this week. That was despite more government efforts to prop up share prices. The markets have lost some $4 trillion in the past 3 weeks.

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When Corrupt Chinese Officials Flee, The U.S. Is A Top Destination

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The U.S. is appealing because of its high standard of living and lack of an extradition treaty with China. The U.S. is also reluctant to arrest suspects unless provided with solid information.

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China Encourages U.S. Cooperation In Catching Corrupt Officials Overseas

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

As part of its anti-corruption blitz, China is working to repatriate corrupt officials who have gone overseas with billions of dollars in state funds. These officials live in affluent U.S. neighborhoods, unbeknownst to their neighbors. Chinese state media say several corrupt officials have been repatriated. The U.S. is willing to help, but the two countries have no extradition treaty. The two sides appear to be cooperating by repatriating fugitives who have violated U.S. immigration laws.

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How Does A City Stop 4 Million Smokers From Lighting Up?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A few years ago, smoking was so common in Beijing that doctors, nurses and patients would even puff away in hospital hallways. Now the city is trying โ€” again โ€” to ban smoking indoors. It isn't easy.

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U.S. Criticizes China For Construction In South China Sea

Monday, June 01, 2015

China and the U.S. exchanged criticisms on the South China Sea over the weekend. So far, neither side appears willing to either compromise on the disputed waters, or to escalate the dispute.

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U.S., Other Countries Watch China's Movement In South China Sea

Monday, June 01, 2015

China is flexing its muscles in the South China Sea. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a group of diplomats in Singapore over the weekend that the U.S. was "deeply concerned" about China's activity.

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Tensions Continue Over Disputed Islands In South China Sea

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The U.S. is reasserting its right to operate military aircraft and vessels in the South China Sea. Defense Secretary Ash Carter recently called on China to halt construction on reef islands in the area.

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