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28.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

I am sure that a new India will arise from within us

I am sure that a new India will arise from within us

New Delhi, India: Sudhir Gandotra, active member of New Universalistic Humanism in New Delhi, spoke out about his beloved India yesterday: “For the 66th year in a row, with more than 60% of the farming population under serious stress, which is causing daily suicides; increasing unemployment, which means increasing crimes … »

26.01.2015 Nava J. Thakuria

India: News channels support massacre victim families

India: News channels support massacre victim families

Amidst all the allegations against Assam based private news channels that those beam only negative and inflammable reports in the time of crisis, the channel managements took up a noble mission to help the affected families of militants’ massacred in various remote parts of the State. Digesting the persistent criticisms … »

25.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Confrontational politics mire Bangladesh

Confrontational politics mire Bangladesh

On the morning of the 22nd January (2015) our offices at Pressenza had just received this note (see The First Note below) from Frank Choudhury, of Fieldwork organisation. Mr Choudhury was then travelling in Bangladesh – when another related item arrived, this time from the office of the Bangladesh Government, … »

24.01.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

‘Clean air doesn’t come to those who wait’

Human Wrongs Watch By Zhang Kai* 22 January, 2015, Greenpeace — “One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual,” said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air … »

21.01.2015 Tony Henderson

Adaptive Society by Ross Milburn – a review

Adaptive Society by Ross Milburn – a review

Londoner Ross Milburn, an IT writer now living in Hong Kong, introduces his book Adaptive Society as follows: “The horror of war set me on a lifelong quest to discover why human government is so bad, in spite of the intelligence, morality, and loyal nature of most individuals, and the … »

20.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

China urges US to accept North Korea’s latest offer

China urges US to accept North Korea’s latest offer

Beijing wants Washington to seriously consider recent peace overtures from North Korea. Shannon Tiezzi writing for The Diplomat, January 17, 2015, considers that the U.S. should seriously consider offers of dialogue from North Korea in order to bring an end to decades of tension on the Korean peninsula, as an … »

17.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

“White Terror” declaration by students over Undergrad

“White Terror” declaration by students over Undergrad

“White Terror” declaration by students over UndergradUndergrad is the student’s union magazine at Hong Kong University (HKU) and the statement below was issued in response to the Chief Executive CY Leung’s “unfounded criticism of Undergrad in his Policy Address, 14 January, 2015″. “At today’s Policy Address, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive … »

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