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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The all-American criticism against Confucius Institutes

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 08:48pm by Barry Sautman

    ... Barry Sautman Barry Sautman says when Confucius Institutes are accused of peddling propaganda, they're really being criticised for not advocating US views American sage China now has ... the values of free inquiry and human welfare…" His evidence is that Beijing is unwilling to allow the institutes it funds to be used as forums for Tibet and Taiwan independence supporters ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Don’t get a tan, indoors or out, Americans told in skin cancer warning

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:19pm by AP

    ... the sun is low in the sky. And colleges and universities should eliminate indoor sun beds on campus much as they would prohibit tobacco use, he added. "We need more states and institutions ... And the number of Americans with skin cancer in the past three decades eclipses the number of all other cancers combined. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, with 9,000 Americans dying each ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - GOLF

    Koreans eager to regain dominance over Americans

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... LPGA International Crown, a match-play clash of four-woman teams in which the Americans and South Koreans are top seeds ahead of Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, Sweden and Spain. Americans ... Agence France-Presse in Baltimore US golfers have had a resurgence this season and will be formidable at Crown team event Koreans eager to regain dominance over Americans Americans have ...

  4. News - World - EDUCATION

    US and Canadian academics demand changes to Confucius Institutes

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:37pm by AP

    ... and its academic staff" by allowing the Chinese government to supervise curriculum and staff at the institutes it has established on more than 100 North American campuses to promote Chinese ... Associated Press in Buffalo, New York American scholars join Canadian counterparts in calling for changes at Beijing-backed centres that would enshrine academic freedom Confucius ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    UCLA chief says HK students beat American peers

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... American peers Hong Kong students consistently outperform their American peers in subjects like business, economics and engineering, the head of a leading US university says. Gene Block, chancellor ... received more applications for undergraduate places than any other in the US this year- as "critical" to its future and the start of a "new day" for the institution. He hopes ...

  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    People's Daily spars with New York Times over reported 'meddling' of Chinese language institute

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:30pm by Angela Meng

    ... language and culture institute after a New York Times report featured concerns it was “stifling” academic freedom in US universities. The New York Times on Wednesday reported that the American ... freedom in higher education, published a statement about its fears of North American schools' integrity being at risk if they host Confucius Institutes, which have “control of hiring staff, ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Who’s the worst post-war US president? Obama, Americans tell pollsters

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Poll of Americans also puts George W. Bush among least popular post-war US leaders Who's the worst US president? Obama President Barack Obama, who is enduring a tough second term, tops a list of the worst US leaders since the second world war, according to a poll of Americans. The survey results, unveiled by the polling institute at Quinnipiac ...

  8. News - World - MEDICINE

    Scientist falsified Aids vaccine study, American court told

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by AP

    ... statements in a federal grant application and progress reports to National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH paid out US$5 million under that grant as of last month. Iowa State has agreed to pay ...


    Taiwan's opposition DPP may put independence stance on hold

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Lawrence Chung

    ... at the Institute of Taiwan Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said "freezing" the pro-independence platform would be a step forward by the DPP, but it was too early to say whether ... Taiwan's main opposition party may agree to put its pro-independence stance on hold, paving the way for possible talks with Beijing. The decision could remove a key challenge for the Democratic ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan starts sending drones to spy on mainland China

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Drones used for monitoring airspace in the Taiwan Strait for possible missile strikes Taiwan has started using unmanned surveillance aircraft to spy ... developed by the military-run Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology. Initially the drones, based in the eastern county of Taitung, were watching airspace in the east and south but lately ...




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