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Jul 16

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Brexit: The Pros and Cons

On June 24, 2016, the people of the United Kingdom made a decision that reshaped their country’s place in the world.  In a stunning vote of 52 percent to 48 percent, they voted to leave the European Union. Around the globe, people reacted with shock as news of this historic decision, known as ‘Brexit’, filled […]

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Jun 16

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English Vs. Mandarin Chinese: The Fight for the Global Reign

As the world evolves and cultures blend, the concept of identity often becomes blurred. Slowly, English has grown more popular and come to be understood as the common tongue of the world. However, the fate of thousands of other languages is at risk of being overshadowed by English’s rapid spread and influence. Formerly regarded as ...

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Jun 16

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Growing Economic Disparity in Modern China

On April 3rd 2016, an anonymous source leaked 11.5 million documents containing sensitive financial and legal information to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. This leak, the largest in history, is known as the Panama Papers. The documents originated from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, the world’s fourth largest ...

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epa01150341 Roma children play at a Roma settlement in Belgrade, Serbia, 18 October 2007. Many of Roma families actually live at the rubbish depot and make their living by searching for recycable materials. About 80 percent of Roma children in Serbia enroll in the obligatory primary schools, but only 20 percent actually graduate, according to the UNICEF mission in Belgrade. EPA/KOCA SULEJMANOVIC

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May 16

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“We Are Whatever They Want Us to Be”: Identity Politics and Hungarian Roma

  Despite their status as the country’s largest minority, Hungarian Roma remain excluded from the political and cultural movements—and the basic human rights—enjoyed by their non-Roma compatriots. Reflecting the broader European trend of Roma exclusion, Hungarian Roma suffer at significantly higher rates than other ...

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(140212) -- LIANYUNGANG, Feb. 12, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Feb. 10, 2014 shows containers for export at Xindongfang Container Port in Lianyungang City, east China's Jiangsu Province. China's foreign trade volume climbed 10.3 percent year on year in January to 382.4 billion U.S. dollars, with exports up 10.6 percent to 207.13 billion US dollars and imports up 10 percent to 175.27 billion dollars, according to the General Administration of Customs (GAD) on Feb. 12. The trade surplus stood at 31.86 billion U.S. dollars last month, up 14 percent from a year ago and 24.25 percent from December. In the yuan-denominated version, foreign trade volume last month was 2.34 trillion yuan, up 7.3 percent from January 2013. (Xinhua/Geng Yuhe) (lfj)

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May 16

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(Not) Made in China

In 2014 China reported yearly economic growth at 7.3% of GDP. In 2015, it reported 6.9%, the slowest annual growth rate since 1990. On March 5th Premier Li Keqiang announced China’s GDP growth target for 2016 to be between 6.5% and 7%. Forecasts from the IMF estimate an expansion of 6.3%. In January of 2017 […]

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