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· December, 2013

Stories about Politics from December, 2013

31 December 2013

Twin Acts of Terror for Russia's New Year

RuNet Echo

Little information about the perpetrators is known, but as usual the RuNet is rife with speculation.

Hundreds of Local Chinese Lawmakers Dismissed Over Massive Bribery Scandal

518 Hengyang lawmakers and 68 staff members were found to have accepted bribes, and 512 lawmakers were dismissed.

South Korean Pres. Vows Pre-emptive Strikes on Social Media Rumors

30 December 2013

The Amazon, a Story of Destruction in the Name of Development

On December 2013, Agência Pública news agency launched 'Public Amazon', its first book of journalistic reports in Portuguese, with a debate to discuss the region's dilemmas.

The Return of Chairman Mao Worship in China

The celebration of Chair Mao's 120th birthday has seen a return of personality worship in China.

29 December 2013

Iran: Two Poets Arrested

Contemplating Nelson Mandela's Legacy in South Asia

"Nepali leaders have a lot to learn from Mandela's statesmanship, integrity, and lack of political ambition."

Chinese President Xi Jinping Eats Steam Buns

28 December 2013

An Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal

What It's Like Growing Up In The Maldives?

PHOTOS: 100,000 South Koreans Protest Election Scandal, Labor Clampdown

Some observers called the massive protests evidence that public anger has reached a boiling point.

Vladimir Milov “On Khodorkovsky”

RuNet Echo

Vladimir Milov is an energy sector expert and former Deputy Energy Minister of the Russian Federation. RuNet Echo translates his reaction to Mikhail Khodorkovsky's release from prison last week.

Photos of Colossal Protests in South Korea

Six Killed in Lebanon Blast Targeting ex-Minister

At least six people died, and many more were wounded, in a blast that targeted former Lebanese Finance Minister Mohamed Chatah in downtown Beirut.

27 December 2013

Brazilian Ruralists Hold ‘Auction for Resistance’ Against Indigenous Land Claims

An auction in Mato Grosso do Sul raised one million Brazilian reals for armed security on farms "against indigenous occupations. Ruralists claimed the funds would not finance a militia.

South Korean Election Scandal Brings Three Religions Together

IMF Silent on Corruption in Cambodia?

Wishing You a Free Christmas from Hong Kong

Dishing on Sino-American Relations

26 December 2013

Chinese Challenge State Media's Rosy Take on Mao Zedong's Legacy

"Mao’s biggest crimes were the rectification movement expansion, which killed countless innocent intellectuals; the Great Leap Forward, which led millions of innocent people to starve; and the cruel Cultural Revolution..."

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