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News You Really Need To See: “Dream of a Gaza Seaport Is Revived in Truce Talks”

“Dream of a Gaza Seaport Is Revived in Truce Talks” The New York Times, August 12, 2014, p.A8 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/world/middleeast/palestinians-revive-dream-of-a-gaza-seaport.html “An unmarked dirt lot about the size of a football field, on a cliff above the crashing waves of the Mediterranean, … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Ebola Begins to Take an Economic Toll in African Region at Center of Crisis”

“Ebola Begins to Take an Economic Toll in African Region at Center of Crisis” The Washington Post, August 10, 2014, p.A4 http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/ebola-starting-to-take-an-economic-toll-in-west-africa/2014/08/09/49677014-1fe3-11e4-ab7b-696c295ddfd1_story.html “Caterpillar has evacuated a handful of employees from Liberia.  Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd. has suspended a drilling project. … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Race and Religion in South-East Asia: The Plural Society and Its Enemies”

“Race and Religion in South-East Asia: The Plural Society and Its Enemies” The Economist, August 2-8, 2014, p.29 http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21610285-our-departing-south-east-asia-correspondent-explains-how-plural-society-remains-key “In Mandalay in central Myanmar, another bout of bloody sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims recently left two dead and many … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Missing Ingredient in the Chinese Business Model

August 3, 2014 by Darius Yesterday, nearly 70 people died in a Chinese auto parts factory after a fire in a polishing room caused an explosion.  The disaster was blamed on negligence and failure to follow safety standards.  This follows … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Turning Ethiopia Into China’s China”

“Turning Ethiopia Into China’s China” Bloomberg Businessweek, July 24, 2014 http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-24/ethiopia-vies-for-chinas-vanishing-factory-jobs “Zhang’s [Huajian Shoes] factory is part of the next wave of China’s investment in Africa. It started with infrastructure, especially the kind that helped the Chinese extract African oil, … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Shake-Up on Opium Island”

“Shake-Up on Opium Island” The New York Times, July 20, 2014, p.BU1 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/business/international/tasmania-big-supplier-to-drug-companies-faces-changes.html?_r=0 “Tasmania, an island off Australia’s southern coast, is the start of a global supply chain that encompasses the biggest drug companies and produces $12 billion a year … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Recent Tanker Hijackings Add to Problems in the South China Sea”

“Recent Tanker Hijackings Add to Problems in the South China Sea” The New York Times, July 9, 2014, p.A10 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/09/world/asia/tanker-hijackings-add-to-tensions-in-south-china-sea.html?_r=0 “Add another problem to the rising tensions in the South China Sea this year: a mysterious spate of tanker hijackings … Continue reading

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