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How the U.S. and Russia feel about Finland and Sweden joining NATO

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Finland and Sweden have long kept a neutral position between the West and Russia. But that changed after Moscow invaded Ukraine. Today, the leaders of the two Nordic nations were at the White House.

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'Carbon bomb' projects are hurting any hope of meeting climate goals

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

NPR's Emily Feng talks with Oliver Milman, environment correspondent for The Guardian, about how U.S. fossil fuel projects are damaging efforts to limit climate change.

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Much of the U.S. could criminalize abortion. But how will those laws be enforced?

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

NPR's Emily Feng talks with reproductive rights lawyer Kim Mutcherson about how restrictive abortion laws would be enforced if Roe v. Wade is overturned or weakened.

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Benjamin Franklin gave instructions on at-home abortions in a book in the 1700s

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Abortion rights continue to be the subject of fierce debate in the United States. But for one of America's founding fathers, they were as basic as mathematics and writing.

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For Ben Franklin, abortion was basic arithmetic

Monday, May 16, 2022

NPR's Emily Feng speaks with Molly Farrell from The Ohio State University on why Ben Franklin included instructions for at-home abortions in his reference book, The American Instructor.

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With lockdown fears looming, Beijing is testing millions for COVID

Monday, April 25, 2022

Beijing says it will test all 3.6 million residents in its largest district after finding about four dozen COVID cases. Residents fear a city-wide lockdown is imminent.

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Migrant workers in China find new jobs — and precarious conditions — in COVID control

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

China's economic downturn has left thousands of migrant workers unemployed. They're pivoting to work in COVID control — and have strong concerns about how they are being treated.

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45 cities in China are in some sort of COVID lockdown. Here's the toll that's taking

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

More than half of China's biggest cities are still under some form of lockdown measures. They're costing people economically and emotionally.

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China's temp agencies recruit underemployed migrants to enforce lockdown restrictions

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

China's "zero COVID" approach requires hundreds of thousands of temporary workers. They are poorly paid and poorly treated. Where are the new COVID control workers coming from?

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Chinese writers borrow from Western classics to illustrate life in the age of COVID

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Angry, depressed, or flat out bored by successive COVID lockdowns, Chinese writers are adapting Western literature classics to amuse themselves.

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Air disaster investigators from the U.S. are in China to probe plane crash

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

On March 21, China Eastern flight 5735 plunged more than 7,000 feet in a minute — hitting the ground nose first at near supersonic speeds. All 132 people onboard were killed.

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Voices from Shanghai: The trials of living through a massive COVID lockdown

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

China's lockdown and quarantine policy is testing the limits of the city of 26 million. Parents were separated from kids. And there's not enough staff for the elderly residents of care centers.

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Shanghai locks down, but experts ask how else China could combat COVID

Friday, April 01, 2022

Battling its biggest COVID surge in two years, Shanghai has instituted rigorous lockdowns — again — that are frustrating residents.

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An Australian journalist detained in China goes on trial

Thursday, March 31, 2022

An Australian journalist goes on trial Thursday in Beijing. She's been accused of espionage and is one of several journalists detained as relations with China sour.

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China is stuck in a cycle of COVID lockdowns. Is there a path forward?

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Two large omicron outbreaks in China threaten the country's zero-COVID approach. A city-wide lockdown in Shanghai is raising questions about whether that policy is sustainable for much longer.

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China tightens restrictions and bars scholars from international conferences

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Academics based in China must apply for permission to attend online exchanges, even on topics that once were considered nonpolitical.

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Shanghai is going into a staggered lockdowns because of rising COVID cases

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Shanghai is the latest Chinese city to be sealed off and shut down to contain the coronavirus — raising questions about the long-term viability of China's zero-COVID approach.

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The secrets of China's 'secret sauce'

Sunday, March 27, 2022

It's called Lu sauce. It dates back 1,500 years (at least) and for chef Peter in Beijing, it's new as the brew of soy sauce, ginger, garlic he cooks up each night — with a special touch from his mom.

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China's economy slows after hits from Ukraine war, COVID lockdowns and local policies

Saturday, March 26, 2022

China's once red-hot economy is slowing down. Analysts say it's due to successive coronavirus lockdowns, Russia's invasion of Ukraine and restrictive business policies.

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China's search for survivors from crashed jetliner turns up nothing so far

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The flight, with 132 passengers and crew aboard was en route from Kunming to Guangzhou when it crashed in a forested area of southern China on Monday.

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