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Chinese matchmakers send Santarinas to find college girls

Hsin-Yin Lee (blog)

Chinese matchmakers send Santarinas to find college girls

Worldfocus contributing blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes about a recent matchmaking effort by a Guangdong company that used young women dressed as Christmas elves to solicit college girls for their clients. The stunt led to a backlash against what many in China see as a new class of the young and entitled.

Posted: December 9, 2009 15:00   Comments: 0
Copenhagen climate change conference: what’s at stake?

Q & A

Copenhagen climate change conference: what’s at stake?

Worldfocus producer Connie Kargbo interviews Columbia University's Scott Barrett on the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. He explains what the United States -- and other nations both rich and poor-- might hope to accomplish.

Posted: December 8, 2009 14:17   Comments: 15
Greenhouse gas emissions soaring around the globe

Interactive Maps

Greenhouse gas emissions soaring around the globe

As part of its coverage of this week's Copenhagen climate change summit, the Center for Public Integrity's International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published an interactive graphic depicting emissions. View four different maps showing global emissions totals, produced by data graphic designer Stephen Rountree.

Posted: December 7, 2009 16:09   Comments: 4
Reaping the benefits of Obama’s East Asia tour

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Reaping the benefits of Obama’s East Asia tour

Worldfocus contributing blogger Nina Hachigian argues that President Obama's East Asia trip produced important results, particularly on climate: an electric car initiative, a joint clean-energy research center and a partnership on developing clean coal technologies.

Posted: December 3, 2009 13:40   Comments: 0
Reflecting on Pres. Obama’s maiden voyage to the East

Perspectives

Reflecting on Pres. Obama’s maiden voyage to the East

Worldfocus contributing blogger S. Azmat Hassan writes how President Obama’s first visit to China elicited considerable curiosity among the Chinese, though Obama could not have expected the generally rapturous welcome he has received in Europe. Additionally, the Chinese government saw to it that his visit was strictly controlled and choreographed.

Posted: November 23, 2009 17:00   Comments: 1
India’s leader makes first visit of Obama presidency in DC

Interview

India’s leader makes first visit of Obama presidency in DC

Martin Savidge speaks with Amit Pandya of the Stimson Center, an organization dedicated to promoting international peace and security, about the Indian prime minister's visit to the U.S. Pandya analyzes Manmohan Singh's visit, in light of the fact that this is the first state visit by a foreign leader during Obama's presidency.

Posted: November 23, 2009 16:56   Comments: 3
Week in Review: President Obama’s trip to Asia

Week in Review

Week in Review: President Obama’s trip to Asia

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and James Rubin of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss President Barack Obama's trip to Asia and the focus of U.S.-China relations.

Posted: November 20, 2009 17:20   Comments: 7
North Korean economy sandwiched by the dragon and tiger

Web Original

North Korean economy sandwiched by the dragon and tiger

Part 6 of 6 in our Inside the Hermit Kingdom series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about the stark contrast between the stagnant North Korean economy and the booming economies of China and South Korea to the north and south.

Posted: November 20, 2009 15:41   Comments: 3
Summing up the U.S.-China summit: baby steps forward

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Summing up the U.S.-China summit: baby steps forward

Worldfocus contributing blogger Nina Hachigian analyzes the outcome of the recent U.S.-China meeting. While no great gains were made, she says that the cautious Chinese steps towards engagement signal a welcome change in Beijing's foreign policy.

Posted: November 18, 2009 15:56   Comments: 1
Today: Somali pirates, German troops and obese kids

Daily News Brief

Today: Somali pirates, German troops and obese kids

Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: President Obama leaves China with few concessions; Germany will extend its mission in Afghanistan for another year; and an epidemic of childhood obesity threatens to lower life expectancy in Mexico.

Posted: November 18, 2009 12:01   Comments: 0
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