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China’s top judge calls judicial independence an ‘erroneous Western ideal’

JAPAN TIMES -AP, Jan 18, 2017

China’s top judge has drawn criticism from legal professionals after he dismissed the concept of judicial independence as an “erroneous Western ideal,” a statement seemingly aimed at emphasizing the ruling Communist Party’s ultimate control over all areas of public life.

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Trồng người – Số 40

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Số 40 – February 2016

 

AND HUMANS CREATE GODS

COMMENTARY
December 8, 2006
© Vu-Duc Vuong

In this season of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, who counts upward of two billion followers around the world today, it may be sobering to look at religions from a more humanist perspective: it is humans who create gods out of the necessity to believe in something higher, more lasting and more powerful than their short lifespan.

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In Bhutan, Happiness Index as Gauge for Social Ills

ASIA PACIFIC – JAN. 17, 2017

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Dasho Karma Ura, shown in Thimphu in September, has for more than two decades developed and fine-tuned Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness indicator. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times

THIMPHU, Bhutan — As a downpour settled into a thick fog outside, Dasho Karma Ura let his eyes flicker at the ceiling of a wood-paneled conference room and began expounding on the nature of happiness.

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Caution as Vietnam inches closer to pivotal gambling decision

caution-as-vietnam-inches-closer-to-pivotal-gambling-decision“Development” underway in Phu Quoc’s northwest. Photo by VnExpress/Calvin Godfrey

By Dien Luong   December 26, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7

Critics warn the casinos could prove a risky gambit.

e.vnexpress.net_Phu Quoc Island’s long pursuit of a casino may finally pay off.

Since at least 2007, shifting rumors about the casino’s location and investors cast a pall of uncertainty over whether and where the Mekong Delta’s most popular tourist destination would have a casino.

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Bomb database useful for past, present wars

Boston Globe – JULY 30, 2012

Lieutenant Colonel Jenns Robertson’s project is aiding efforts to spot unexploded bombs that still endanger civilians.

Lieutenant Colonel Jenns Robertson’s project is aiding efforts to spot unexploded bombs that still endanger civilians. MEG MCKINNEY FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

By Bryan Bender GLOBE STAFF

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Six years ago it seemed a zany idea when Lieutenant Colonel Jenns Robertson, 45, a bespectacled Minnesota native with an outsized gee-whiz quality even by military standards, began a rather unusual hobby: documenting a century of US air power — bomb by bomb.

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Donald Trump is making the Great Man theory of history Great Again

The president-elect’s unpredictable rise is forcing historians and social scientists to rethink their most basic assumptions about how the world works.

The imminent ascension to the U.S. presidency of Donald Trump, a man whose supporters and detractors both agree is exceptional in the context of American history, raises a question which historians and social scientists generally prefer to shy away from: To what extent does historical change depend on the actions of a handful of unusual individuals — history’s archetypal Great Men and Women — as opposed to large-scale, long-term, impersonal forces?

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Critics attacked, history revised as China nationalism rises


A picture of communist China’s late founder, Mao Zedong, is seen on top of car as people gather to celebrate the 123rd anniversary of his birth on Dec. 26 in Shaoshan, China. | REUTERS

by  Jan 15, 2017

BEIJING – Writer Lu Yong had merely wanted to show support for a professor who had taken flak online for criticizing Mao Zedong, the founder of the communist state who died more than four decades ago.

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Arabica coffee genome sequenced

Date:January 13, 2017

Source:University of California – Davis

sciencedaily_Summary:The sequencing of the genome of Coffea arabica, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production, has now been announced by researchers.

The first public genome sequence for Coffea arabica, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production, was released today by researchers at the University of California, Davis.

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