Xi Jinping ascended to the presidency of China on Thursday — just a day after police summoned prominent dissident Hu Jia on the charge of "provoking quarrels and making trouble," according to a Reuters interview with Hu. The Chinese activist, who has advocated for democratic and environmental causes in China and was imprisoned from April 2008 to June 2011, has accused the authorities of beating him while he was in detention, according to a message his partner posted on Twitter.
One time the veil fell for me. I was visiting Henan, a Chinese province with all the charm of a New Jersey and the educational competencies of an Arkansas. At a restaurant, a drunk man outfitted like a mid-level Chinese Communist Party official — zippered jacket, black leather shoes, a man-purse — approached my table, complimented my Chinese, and asked me how I liked his province. I lied and told him it was very nice. He beamed with approval and staggered away.
The Chinese Communist Party Congress—the twice-a-decade centerpiece of the People’s Republic’s political calendar—featured plenty of women. Wearing white gloves and skirts they stood demurely on the sides of the meeting halls, ushered the delegates to their seats, and poured the tea while the men debated China’s future. The seven-member Politburo Standing Committee, unveiled a day after this year’s meeting ended on Tuesday, features only men, just as it always has.
In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, North Korea commites many acts of state-sponsored terrorism: it shot down a US jet, captured a US ship, attempted to assasinate the South Korean President in Seoul, and killed four senior South Korean politicians in Burma.
Trump also said that North Korea's admittance to the list "should have happened a long time ago." It did. Ronald Reagan added North Korea to the list in 1988, after it bombed a South Korean airline. George Bush removed them in 2008.
Breaking: Trump returns North Korea to the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. It is the only non-Muslim country on the list; it joins Iran, Syria, and Sudan (but not the U.S. ally Saudi Arabia).
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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