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16 Gu's house, known as the 'General's Mansion', is modelled on the Forbidden City in Beijing [Caixin] A top Chinese military officer was arrested for corruption after lining his pockets with kickbacks and buying dozens of homes, a gilded statue of
The former East German communist regime forced prisoners to donate blood for sale to the West and make goods for many companies across the Cold War frontier, media reported on Tuesday. Among customers in the West were not just furniture maker Ikea,
A new issue of Studies of Transition States and Societies is out, including Raj Kollmorgen (Bremen): Theories of Postcommunist Transformation : Approaches, Debates, and Problems of Theory Building in the Second Decade of Research. From Names,
January 2014 If there is a message that I can pass along after spending almost a month in Bulgaria, it is a message of unity. The wall around parliament branded with caricatures of PM Oresharski...Democracy has solidified into a brittle facade of the
She was present when her school teacher was beaten to death A prominent former Red Guard who played a key role in some of the first struggle sessions at the start of Mao Zedong's violent Cultural Revolution in 1966 has conveyed a rare public apology
State Department official says migration talks with the Cuban government in Havana this week have been productive. Alex Lee is deputy assistant secretary at the State Department's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. He says the discussions yielded "
This is true of televisions, refrigerators and just about any other imported item, whose retail sales are monopolized by the Cuban government. This wasn't such a problem when the government allowed U.S. dollars to circulate freely on the island
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro made a rare public appearance Wednesday, his first in nine months. The 87-year-old leader of the Cuban Revolution was attending the opening of
In November 2013, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) held its much-anticipated Third Plenum of its 18th Congress. Third Plenums, which are usually held a year after a party congress, have generally been used to set the policy agenda for a new
Friday, January 10, 2014 Clifton Journal What has happened to the United States? Whatever happened to convention, civility, propriety, modesty, truthfulness, integrity, character, morals, moralist, ethics and finally a moral philosophy of life?...