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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Radio Free Asia
Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private radio station established by the United States Congress and funded by the Federal Government of the United States. Its mandate is to broadcast timely, accurate news happening within its broadcast region that is "otherwise not reported". It operates in six countries in Asia in nine languages. - Source: Wikipedia
Former President Jimmy Carter is not planning to visit North Korea to try to win the release of a Korean-American missionary imprisoned there, despite news reports in the region, his spokeswoman said Monday.
Ted Lipien's April 1 piece on the Broadcasting Board of Governors' (BBG) efforts to realign U.S. international broadcasting in China neglects the available facts ("Don't silence Voice of America radio to China," Commentary).
The Obama administration will cancel shortwave radio broadcasts by Voice of America into China this year, as Beijing is expanding its propaganda operations in the United States and around the world.