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China needs smarter population policies
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China needs smarter population policies

Last Thursday, Chinese authorities announced changes to their infamous one-child policy, which has been in place for the past 35 years. Now, Chinese couples will be allowed to have two children without fees and penalties. The change is long overdue, as the policy was one of the biggest failures of any demographic policy in the…

Uncertainty in Chinese stocks shakes faith in government
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Uncertainty in Chinese stocks shakes faith in government

The relationship between perception and reality has always been at the core of economics, and nowhere has that been more true than in China. Recent events in the markets have shown that, given enough time, reality will always ruin the fun. The Shanghai Composite fell almost 8.5 percent on Aug. 24, now known as “Black…

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Chinese environmental problems threaten nation

Like it or not, many of us in the West are dependent on China for everything from affordable consumer goods and medical devices to employment and reliable equity. That means that the state of the Chinese economy has a direct bearing on our financial well-being. Obviously, we are helping secure our financial security by purchasing…

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Dalai Lama makes appearance at the BUC

Two deep lines etched a “V”-shaped wrinkle into the Dalai Lama’s forehead as he articulated how young college students can peacefully influence and change the future. “If you are a compassionate person, then you build a compassionate family and then a compassionate community and then a compassionate world,” His Holiness said. “But if you think…

Dalai Lama visits the BUC
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Dalai Lama visits the BUC

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, communicated a strong message of compassion, respect for both science and the mind, and the interdependence of humanity at his Oct. 26 forum.

A pro at making lasting memories
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A pro at making lasting memories

Many of us have trouble remembering the name of an acquaintance we met a month ago; the phone number of a best friend or even what we had for breakfast this morning. But a University of Miami student has proven that with practice, people can improve their memory.

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Entertain yourselves while Nixon destroys system

While you and I were entertaining ourselves and engaging in pleasurable pursuits during the recent vacation, our President, Richard M. Nixon was decimating Vietnam, destroying the constitution, undermining our Democratic system and just generally bludgeoning his way into history books with a form of terrorism internationally and nationally, not usually associated with a leader of the United States.

Checkmate
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Checkmate

The International Atomic Energy Agency yesterday delivered a damning ultimatum to Iran: cease construction of the once-secret enrichment facility near Qum, or else.

China: A Love/Hate Relationship
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China: A Love/Hate Relationship

With President Obama’s visit to China this week from Singapore, many speculate that the United States must address China’s economic concerns regarding the health care proposals emerging through Congress. China, however, has also agreed to have a dialogue about its human rights issues that key players in the international community have raised.

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The nasty side of protests

Protests are par for the course in the politics of Democratic societies, but all too often they take an ugly turn. And when they do, any message, purpose or intention is lost to violence and chaos.

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