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· May, 2012

Stories about North America from May, 2012

The Future of Sino-US Relations: Ask Andrew Nathan

  19 May 2012

Xiaomi (twitter: xiaomi2020) is organizing an interview with Andrew Nathan, an internationally renowned expert on US-China relations from Columbia University. Submit a question or vote on a question that's already been asked here. Xiaomi is one of the organizers of Yizhe, a group which translates western journalism on China.

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China: Propaganda Against U.S. Ambassador Backfires

  15 May 2012

Since the escape of blind civic rights activist Chen Guangcheng into the U.S embassy, the U.S Ambassador Gary Locke has become the major target for media attack in Bejing. However, so far each piece of political propaganda has resulted in a backfire.

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South Korea: Continuing Mad Cow Controversy Over US Beef Imports

  12 May 2012

Since last week, South Korea has seen continuing protests against importing beef from the United States after mad cow disease broke out in California. Korean government dispatched its inspection team to the US to quell the public anger incited by the government's unkept promise to halt the beef import immediately when the disease was detected. However, the inspection team's lack of control over the investigation process and the biased member selection process further deepened South Korean's distrust of the government.

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China: Al Jazeera's Beijing Correspondent Expelled

  9 May 2012

For the first time since 1998, an accredited foreign journalist has been expelled by the Chinese government. Highly respected by her peers, Melissa Chan's expulsion has provoked reactions all the way down to the microblogs.

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Video: Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards Voting Open

  9 May 2012

Young underprivileged youth learning multi-media tools are showcasing their work through The Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards. Entries include documentaries, music videos, poetry, audio, graphic design, narrative, animation and photography.

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Yemen: Anger at Expansion of US Drone War

The United States has recently expanded its campaign of drone strikes in Yemen, to widespread anger and concern. Drone strikes against suspected Al Qaeda operatives have been launched under expanded authority allowing the CIA and military to fire without knowing the targets' identity.

China: Phone calls between Teng Biao and Chen Guangcheng

  3 May 2012

Chinese activist, Chen Guangcheng, who has escaped house arrest and fled into the U.S embassy in Beijing has stepped out of the embassy and now having his body check in Chaoyang hospital. The are many speculation about his move and the transcript of phone calls between human rights lawyer Teng...

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United States: Occupy Wall Street Returns

  2 May 2012

Many people were questioning Occupy Wall Street's future after the eviction from Zuccotti Park. However, according to the occupiers themselves, the movement never disappeared and they are now determined to occupy public spaces around the country.

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