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Advice for Snowden from a man who knows: 'Always check six'

Advice for Snowden from a man who knows: 'Always check six' | Rights Alert | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thomas Drake is one of the few people who understands from personal experience what the future may hold for Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old former NSA contractor who exposed the...

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Valar Mathi's curator insight, June 14, 2013 12:30 PM

”Drake said he was still suffering the consequences of his actions. "My life was essentially destroyed," Drake said, noting that the case took a terrible financial and personal toll. He lost his retirement savings and went into debt as his legal bills approached $100,000.”

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Appeal to UN Member States to Eliminate Caste Discrimination

Appeal to UN Member States, Special Procedures, and UN Agencies: TAKE ACTION NOW TO ELIMINATE CASTE DISCRIMINATION

International Dalit Solidarity Network · 2012


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Province by Province, a Portrait of China

Province by Province, a Portrait of China | Rights Alert | Scoop.it
A Swiss couple thought it would be a good project to photograph all of China's provinces. They got a great portrait series, and then some.

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Japan And China: War Is Around The Corner

Japan And China: War Is Around The Corner | Rights Alert | Scoop.it
Global Times February 6, 2013 Japan sends dubious signals of war Japan on Tuesday lodged a protest against China, claiming Chinese military frigates locked their fire-control radar on to a Japanese...

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Japan sends dubious signals of war

 

Japan on Tuesday lodged a protest against China, claiming Chinese military frigates locked their fire-control radar on to a Japanese navy vessel as well as a helicopter.

 

Details of the situation remain unclear. The Japanese defense military reportedly said that the Japanese vessel sounded a combat alert after being locked on to and the situation reached quite a dangerous point. It prompted Japanese media to criticize China’s “offensive” and “provocative” act on the high seas.

 

China is not skilled when it comes to publicity efforts, thus far it has never taken the initiative in publicizing information on Sino-Japanese disputes. The first commentaries on Sino-Japanese conflicts have been always from the Japanese side.

 

But if Japan was a reasonable nation, the Diaoyu Islands dispute wouldn’t have become as tense as it is now.

 

Now, we only have Japan’s one-sided arguments over the radar incident. Since Japan often seizes opportunities to exaggerate these kinds of incidents to sway public opinion, the legitimacy of Japan’s arguments has come under question.

 

No matter how skilled Japan is in making use of public opinion, it’s Japan itself that is driving the Diaoyu dispute in the direction of a possible military clash. Japan has conducted several military exercises aimed at “safeguarding Diaoyu,” and it’s Japan’s fighter jets that first appeared in the air above the disputed islands to disperse Chinese civilian aircraft.


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DOSID's curator insight, February 7, 2013 1:09 AM

"No matter how skilled Japan is in making use of public opinion, it’s Japan itself that is driving the Diaoyu dispute in the direction of a possible military clash."

 

A must read by Business Insider, "5 New Reasons China And Japan May Go To War Over Disputed Islands"


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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/130111/china-japan-war-senkaku-fighter-planes




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China's New Bachelor Class

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Gender imbalances in China have created a generation of men for whom finding love is no easy task

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Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, April 10, 2014 11:19 AM

Because of china’s one child policy the pool of available women had gone down, this leads many rural women to wish to marry up in economic circumstances leaving many rural men unmarried and once they pass the age of 30 less likely to ever marry.  China’s quandary with unbalanced sexes is a graphic example of what happens when one gender is preferred above anther leading to a reversal within a generation when scarcity of the other sex sets in.  Hopefully this experience will teach China to value both men and women in the future.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, November 20, 2014 9:22 AM

The one child policy coupled with a traditionally patriarchal society has created a major problem in China in regards to men finding a wife. The preference towards having a baby boy over having a baby girl has led to abortions and infanticide in order to secure a male child. Unfortunately, this has resulted in a severely larger male population. In China's growing economically aware society, women have all the power to ultimately chose their spouse, often times considering wealth and status over any other characteristics. In a way, the power and fate of China has shifted to the women of marrying age while millions of poorer, working class men are left to live their lives unmarried and alone.  

 

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, December 15, 2014 8:42 PM

The more well off Chinese males are more apt to get with woman. Due to the gender imbalance caused by the one child policy of China, it is harder for the men who are born into less fortunate families to get married and that will cause them to lose out on love.

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Afzal Guru's family snubs India's offer to visit jail grave - DAWN.com

Afzal Guru's family snubs India's offer to visit jail grave - DAWN.com | Rights Alert | Scoop.it
New York Times Afzal Guru's family snubs India's offer to visit jail grave DAWN.com A tomb stone for Afzal Guru (L), is seen at the Martyrs Graveyard in Srinagar on February 12, 2013, and reads, “His mortal remains are lying in trust with the...
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Finmeccanica head arrested over India bribe allegations - Reuters

Finmeccanica head arrested over India bribe allegations - Reuters | Rights Alert | Scoop.it
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India, currently the world's largest weapons importer, has a history of corruption in defense deals dating back to the 1980s. Indian Defense Minister A.K.
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Campaigners urge government to tackle caste discrimination in UK

Campaigners urge government to tackle caste discrimination in UK | Rights Alert | Scoop.it
Politicians and human rights groups say people from traditionally lower status Asian backgrounds need legal protection...

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UK and China collaboration is a win-win situation for both countries - Telegraph

UK and China collaboration is a win-win situation for both countries - Telegraph | Rights Alert | Scoop.it
It is a decade since I left Britain, having been Chinese ambassador here for more than five years, but I closely follow relations between our two countries.

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China overtakes US in world trade

China overtakes US in world trade | Rights Alert | Scoop.it
Combined total for imports and exports of Chinese goods hits $3.87tn, edging past the United States for the first time

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Is China Mobilizing For A War With Japan? | Zero Hedge

Is China Mobilizing For A War With Japan? | Zero Hedge | Rights Alert | Scoop.it
We don't know if it merely a coincidence that a story has emerged discussing a Chinese mobilization in response to the ongoing territorial feud with Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands (and the proximal massive gas field) the very week that China...

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, February 10, 2013 4:47 PM

Very likely....if that happens will US get involved there in addition to the Middle East and North Africa region??

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India: Secret Hanging a Major Step Back | Human Rights Watch

India: Secret Hanging a Major Step Back | Human Rights Watch | Rights Alert | Scoop.it
(New York) –The hanging in New Delhi of Mohammad Afzal Guru makes it more urgent for India to reinstate its previous informal moratorium on executions as a step towards abolishing the death penalty, Human Rights Watch ...
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SunEdison Says US Companies Benefited From India Solar Policy - Bloomberg

SunEdison Says US Companies Benefited From India Solar Policy - Bloomberg | Rights Alert | Scoop.it
SunEdison Says US Companies Benefited From India Solar Policy
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The comments support India's decision last week to reject U.S. claims that it violated World Trade Organization rules on solar equipment purchases.
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