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The fundamentals of Singapore’s health care system

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The fundamentals of Singapore’s health care system

Minister of Health Khaw Boon Wan explains Singapore's health care system and compares it to systems in the U.S. and Britain in this extended interview.

Posted: January 27, 2009 15:57   Comments: 1
Week in review: China, special envoys and Guantánamo

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Week in review: China, special envoys and Guantánamo

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carol Giacomo of The New York Times editorial board discuss the new direction of U.S. foreign policy.

Posted: January 23, 2009 16:16   Comments: 3
North Korea renews aggression toward South Korea

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North Korea renews aggression toward South Korea

Leon Sigal of the Social Science Research Council speaks with Martin Savidge about the motivation for this aggression and its implications for the new Obama administration.

Posted: January 19, 2009 20:04   Comments: 1
Vietnam and U.S. outshine shared history of war

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Vietnam and U.S. outshine shared history of war

U.S. ambassador to Vietnam Michael W. Michalak comments on the country's challenges and successes.

Posted: January 19, 2009 11:35   Comments: 0
World’s strongest economies are quickly deteriorating

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World’s strongest economies are quickly deteriorating

The OECD warns that what had been some of the world's strongest economies -- China, Russia and Germany -- are now deteriorating the most quickly. Marcus Mabry of The New York Times discusses how this will impact the U.S.

Posted: January 13, 2009 16:34   Comments: 3
China prepares $6.6b to improve image in foreign media

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China prepares $6.6b to improve image in foreign media

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about China's 45 billion yuan plan to expand its media outlets and improve its image in international news coverage, assessing the likelihood of its success.

Posted: January 13, 2009 11:04   Comments: 2
Week in review: Gaza, gas disputes and the Chinese economy

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Week in review: Gaza, gas disputes and the Chinese economy

James Hoge of Foreign Affairs magazine discusses the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, the war in Gaza and China's situation in the global financial crisis.

Posted: January 9, 2009 16:38   Comments: 2
Japanese whaling sparks cultural, environmental debate

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Japanese whaling sparks cultural, environmental debate

Japan's annual five-month research hunt in Antarctica has angered anti-whaling activists. Though Japanese whalers say their work is part of legal scientific research, critics say they are hunting for commercial purposes.

Posted: January 8, 2009 14:11   Comments: 4
World faces economic and political challenges in 2009

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World faces economic and political challenges in 2009

The world is bracing for a difficult economic year as the global financial crisis continues -- but there are also significant social, environmental and political landmarks ahead. Bloggers around the globe make their predictions for 2009.

Posted: January 1, 2009 17:32   Comments: 0
Chinese ships navigate Somalia’s waters

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Chinese ships navigate Somalia’s waters

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the announcement that China plans to send at least three ships to Somalia to protect its vessels from rampant piracy and assesses the Asian country's naval ambitions.

Posted: December 22, 2008 14:14   Comments: 0
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