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Kei-Lee Arrives in California

Kei-Lee, Larry, and I were shopping in the grocery store. I was looking at the green beans on display. Kei-Lee was standing nearby. She asked me if I liked vegetables. “Sure,” I said. “Who...

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Xi Jinping’s Power Play

China’s communist party officials are jockeying for position in the months before the next party congress in Beijing this October or November. Many of the Asian nation’s decision makers will learn their fates at...

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China’s Market Economy Ploy

China’s communist party leaders want recognition as a market economy for their nation, but government officials in other nations, particularly the United States, are opposed. President Xi Jinping and his ministers in Beijing believe...

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Vietnam’s Illicit Animal Trade

A taste for rare and exotic animals and a desire to flaunt newfound wealth have transformed Vietnam into the world’s largest trafficking hub for rhinoceros horn. Despite global protections the rhinoceros, which scientists classify...

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Xi Jinping’s New Bank

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will replace the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, according to Xi Jinping and his colleagues in the Chinese Communist Party. The new bank, known as the AIIB,...

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A South Korean Hell

On the Korean peninsula north of the demilitarized zone, established in 1953 at the end of the Korean War, the population remains trapped in a prison built by the Kim dictators. But south of...