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In 2007, I got the chance to visit China. Interesting place. The food was fabulous, the Great Wall awesome, the government officials self-serving, the capital city smoggy, the street vendors aggressive. And then there were the college students. "Driven"...
Jonah GoldbergCHARLOTTE -- A few years ago, it was fashionable for Democrats to describe themselves as "members of the reality-based community." These days, it seems the foreclosure crisis has hit them so hard they've been forced to move to another neighborhood....
Riccardo Muti just can’t seem to catch a break. And, this time around, it isn’t only the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago public who are being affected by his health issues. Thousands of listeners throughout the...
Tags: Taiwan, Hernia, Entertainment, Italy, Seoul (South Korea)
VarietyBEIJING -- James Cameron's Cameron Pace Group has set up a joint venture in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin to develop 3D film equipment and provide training for making movies, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Financial details were not...
No sooner have the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti unpacked their bags from their successful tour of Russia and Italylast month than they are making plans for two more foreign trips together next season. The music director will take his...
Tags: Taiwan, Classical Music (genre), Entertainment, Travel, China
Paul GreenbergIn the fall of 1983 in Moscow, we came in from the cold. Ending our tour of what was then the Soviet Union, a group of editorial writers from across the United States stepped on American soil for the first time in three weeks. Our reception that night was...
Paul GreenbergFor lovers of freedom the world over and Americans in particular, there can be no doubt about what was the signal event of the week just past: the safe arrival in this land of the free of a champion of freedom. As in the last decades of the grandly...
Tribune Media Services"Don't you forget what's divine in the Russian soul, and that's resignation." -- Joseph Conrad There are some wonderful oxymorons in history -- like the Holy Roman Empire, which was neither holy nor Roman nor much of an empire. Our own times can...
Tags: Taiwan, Travel, China, Politics, Joseph Conrad
William PfaffPARIS -- The framework in which most Americans, including the foreign policy specialists, see the world has totally changed in a decade. In February 2002, the United States and Afghanistan's Northern Alliance had just won their Blitzkrieg unseating the...
World NowAs far the Communist Party is concerned, Tibet is the happiest place in China and dissatisfaction is stirred up by outside agitators. So pronounced Tibet’s top delegates at the 18th Communist Party congress, which is convening this week in Beijing....
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelRollins College students will face off against a team of students from China in a debate Wednesday about the exportation of manufacturing jobs and its impact on the U.S. economy. Rollins' nationally-ranked debate team will go up against the Beijing...
FrameworkBeijing warned the city's 20 million people to prepare for at least another day of smog, and officials closed some factories and ordered government cars off the road as pollution remained at hazardous levels. Visibility was reduced to a few hundred...
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