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
FDA failures contribute to spread of contaminated drugs
Since the 1930s, heparin has helped save the lives of millions of dialysis and surgery patients. Then, in 2006, Chinese suppliers of the drug’s basic material contaminated it with a mysterious ingredient. Patients began to die.
Posted: December 17, 2008 15:31
Contaminated drug imports threaten Americans
The majority of drugs in the U.S. contain ingredients that are produced overseas, often with no oversight by the Food and Drug Administration.
Posted: December 17, 2008 14:41
In the Newsroom
A baby dies because of tainted heparin
Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner writes about his experience reporting on a Worldfocus signature story on the contamination of U.S. drug imports.
Posted: December 17, 2008 14:05
U.S. calls for currency reform in China
A Worldfocus contributing blogger analyzes China's exchange rate strategy and the effectiveness of its peg to the U.S. dollar.
Posted: December 11, 2008 11:16
Chinese dissidents thrown into mental hospitals
Andrew Nathan, an expert on human rights at Columbia University, discusses reports that Chinese citizens who challenge authorities are being thrown into psychiatric hospitals and forcibly medicated.
Posted: December 9, 2008 17:04
China cancels EU summit meeting over Tibet
Robert Barnett of Columbia University discusses developments in Tibetan attitudes towards China and the Dalai Lama as well as prospects for Tibetan autonomy.
Posted: November 28, 2008 12:27
Chinese factory closures exaggerated by media
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the impact of factory closures on day-to-day life in southern Dongguan.
Posted: November 24, 2008 14:35
Tibetan youth call for shift in strategy
A group of exiled Tibetan leaders are partway through a week-long meeting in northern India to discuss new strategy in the struggle against Chinese rule.
Posted: November 21, 2008 15:45
Citizenship gained by soil or blood
Nationality laws vary greatly around the globe. Here is a chart detailing the size of foreign-born populations and protocols for citizenship and naturalization around the world.
Posted: November 19, 2008 18:01