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  • North Korean farmer O Yong-ae is interviewed at her home at the Migok Cooperative Farm in Sariwon, in North Korea's Hwanghae province, on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Sweeping new changes expected at N. Korean farms

    North Korean farmers who long have been required to turn most of their crops over to the state may now be allowed to keep their surplus food to sell or barter in what could be the most significant economic change enacted by young leader Kim Jong-un since he came to power nine months ago.

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North Koreans work in the fields at Migok Cooperative Farm in Sariwon, North Hwanghae province on Sunday. Farmers would be able to keep a bigger share of their crops under proposed changes to boost production by collective farms.

    Reforms would let North Korean farmers keep crops

    North Korean farmers who have long been required to turn most of their crops over to the state now may be allowed to keep their surplus food to sell or barter in what could be the most significant economic change enacted by young leader Kim Jong-un since he came to power nine months ago.

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    Iowa homecoming awaits Chinese leader

    The last time China's next president visited the United States, he bunked in the spare bedroom of a small-town Iowa home, replete with football wallpaper, a window's view of an old iron basketball hoop and "Star Wars" figurines on the dresser.

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    WOLFF: Let freedom continue to ring

    In these difficult days of unprecedented chaos in the Middle East and North Africa, plus the horrific recent events in Japan, so little attention is being paid to the vast regions of Asia where countless millions remain unable to enjoy even the basic elements of human rights.

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  • Former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping once famously quipped that while the Middle East had oil, China had rare earths.

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  • The four-character phrase has taken on monumental significance because it has become China's national policy of global diplomacy and international strategy since Deng Xiaoping announced it in the late 1980s.

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