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Himalayas: From India/Pakistan to Bhutan & Nepal + Chinese Tibet

Tawang, India. As I sit here at 10,000 feet on the veranda overlooking the cloud-covered mountain range before me, I study over my books on this spectacular mountain range. I am a long way from New York.  Let me share with you what I am learning! The Himalayas is a mountain range in Asia, separating […]

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History from Time: How and Why the Dalai Lama Left Tibet

New York, N.Y. Henry Luce, published of Time-Life, born in China of Presbyterian missionary parents, had a lot to say about China, Taiwan and Tibet. The April 20, 1959, cover of Time Magazine. In 2019, Time magazine reporter Jennifer Latson revisited the ‘How and Why the Dalai Lama Left Tibet: The invitation seemed innocuous: A Chinese general […]

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In Indonesia: ‘My Parents Thought this Man Would Take Care of Me’

Karang, Tengah, Indonesia. Attending school in her West Java village made Rasminah happy. But when she was 13, her mother said the family could no longer afford tuition or even basic necessities for their oldest daughter and had found her a husband. Rasminah wept. “I didn’t protest because I felt sorry for my parents,” says Rasminah, […]

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Vietnam’s Tech Futurists Lay Out Economic Alternatives

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Nations racing to develop 5G technology that is fast enough to power the next stage of innovation range from South Korea to Finland, but a young contender wants to jump into the game: Vietnam. The Southeast Asian country announced with much fanfare this month that a test of fifth generation […]

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In Indonesia:‘My Parents Thought this Man Would Take Care of Me’

‘My parents thought this man would take care of me’ In Indonesia, former child brides push back, seek change. KARANG TENGAH, INDONESIAAttending school in her West Java village made Rasminah happy. But when she was 13, her mother said the family could no longer afford tuition or even basic necessities for their oldest daughter and […]

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In Indonesia . ‘My Parents Thought this Man Would Take Care of Me’

In Indonesia, former child brides push back, seek change. INDONESIA By Eva Mazrieva | VOA News KARANG TENGAH, INDONESIAAttending school in her West Java village made Rasminah happy. But when she was 13, her mother said the family could no longer afford tuition or even basic necessities for their oldest daughter and had found her […]

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In Indonesia:‘My Parents Thought this Man Would Take Care of Me’

‘My parents thought this man would take care of me’ In Indonesia, former child brides push back, seek change. By Eva Mazrieva | VOA News KARANG TENGAH, INDONESIAAttending school in her West Java village made Rasminah happy. But when she was 13, her mother said the family could no longer afford tuition or even basic necessities for […]

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China Ponders ADIZ in Disputed Sea

TAIPEI –A Chinese state institution warned this week that Beijing is ready to set up an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the contested South China Sea, giving it the authority to screen foreign aircraft. But analysts say any enforcement would anger other countries without deterring traffic.                 […]

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Himalayas: From India/Pakistan to Bhutan & Nepal + Chinese Tibet