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Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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Facing public outrage over smog-choked cities and filthy rivers, China's leaders are promising to clean up the country's neglected environment _ a pledge that sets up a clash with political pressures to keep economic growth strong.
China's new communist leaders are increasing already tight controls on Internet use and electronic publishing following a spate of embarrassing online reports about official abuses.
China's legislature on Friday passed a long-awaited mental health law that aims to prevent people from being involuntarily held and unnecessarily treated in psychiatric facilities _ abuses that have been used against government critics and triggered public outrage.
An array of activists, academics and dissidents are questioning the authorities' purge of Bo Xilai, demanding that China's legislature follow the rule of law and allow the disgraced leader to defend himself before lawmakers.
An array of activists, academics and dissidents is questioning the Chinese authorities' purge of Bo Xilai, demanding that China's legislature follow the rule of law and allow the disgraced leader to defend himself before lawmakers.
When architect Wang Shu accepts his field's richest prize in a ceremony Friday at the seat of China's legislature, a symbolic second winner will be waiting in the background _ Hyatt Hotels.
Top Chinese officials promised Wednesday to improve public hospitals and cut their dependence on drug sales for income _ a major driver of high health care costs.