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It’s the biggest political scandal to hit China in years, and it destroys any possibility of a smooth transition to the next generation of top leaders.
Seth Dixon-"On April, 10th, Bo Xilai was suspended from the Central Committee and the Politburo amid allegations of his wife being suspected of murder. This juicy gossip leads to political and social media pitfalls for the Chinese government. One of the great paradoxes in China is the juxtaposition of it's rush towards economic prosperity through technological modernity combined with the authoritarian impulse to control the media. For three day, the government shut down SINA, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter because the gossip was too prevalent to monitor all of the discussions. Chinese bloggers are finding ways around the overworked censors through coded messages, that won't trip the alarm bells."
A new law went into effect in Germany on Thursday guaranteeing every child over 12 months of age a slot at a daycare facility. The government hopes the policy will help reverse one of Europe's lowest birth rates.
Seth Dixon is a professor at Rhode Island College within the Political Science Department and the Department of Educational Studies. He also serves as the coordinator for the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance. Having earned geography degrees at Pennsylvania State University and Brigham Young University, he has researched the cultural and historical geographies of Mexico City and is currently exploring the educational possibilities of teaching geography through social media within the classroom and the networking potential for educators for gathering resources. He can be followed and reached via Twitter @APHumanGeog.
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