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September 25, 2020

Palm oil plantations: Child labour and other abuses exposed

Palm oil plantations of Malaysia and Indonesia are worked by “child labour and outright slavery,” a new investigation has found. The two countries supply 85 percent of the world’s palm oil,...

China This Week

Chris Gelken -   in Beijing, provides a weekly digest of some eye-catching editorials in the Chinese press.In their first joint document of the year, the State Council and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China outlined special measures ...

Story of boys who 'disappeared' with father 11 years ago

Johnny Summerton - Paris, France In 1998 two boys, aged seven and eight, were declared missing after their father, Xavier Fortin, abducted his sons rather than return them to their mother who had custody of both.At least that was how the story was first re ...

Sarkozy attempts to calm nerves about 'worldwide crisis'

Johnny Summerton - in Paris, France "It's the crisis of the century and it's without precedence," said the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, early on in a special interview broadcast live here on national television and radio this week.& ...

China This Week

Chris Gelken -   in Beijing, China, provides a weekly digest of eye-catching editorials in the Chinese MediaThe municipal authorities in New York, US, are reportedly planning to reduce the number of non-emergency vehicles in their inventory by about 1 ...

This is the charity film banned by BBC

British broadcasters the BBC and Sky News have hidden behind the coward's blanket of excuse and cited the protection of their 'impartiality' as the reason for their refusal to air the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) aid appeal on behalf of ...

Scandinavian country could give refuge to freed Guantanámo inmates

Finnish Foreigh Minister Alexander Stubb has said that his country could take some of the Guantanámo detainees US President Barack Obama plans to release when he closes the notorious concentration camp.         But former Foreign Minis ...

China This Week

Chris Gelken - in Beijing, China, provides a digest of eye-catching editorials in the Chinese news media. China's National Bureau of Statistics recently revised the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate for 2007 to 13 percent, an increase of 1.1 per ...

Israel accused of Gaza war crimes

Chris Gelken United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon expressed his "outrage" and the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Miquel d'Escoto Brockmann, accused Israel of violating international law in the wake of the recent conflict betwee ...

Gaza death toll now tops 1,000

More than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's war on Gaza as the assault enters its 20th day.The offensive continued in the early hours of Thursday, with what has now come to be nightly explosions and heavy gunfire on the ground in Gaza Cit ...

China This Week

Chris Gelken, in Beijing,   provides a digest of eye-catching editorials in the Chinese news media. In the US they call them "earmarks" or "pork barrel projects" - here in China they are described as "image projects" and ...

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