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Your power, and your gifts to help the human family: Maggie Doyne Monday, February 25th, 2019

Maggie Doyne is the co-founder and CEO of the BlinkNow foundation. Maggie is originally from New Jersey in the United States and has dedicated more than a decade of her life to educating children and empowering women. She was the recipient of the 2015 CNN Hero Award and her work has been recognized..

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Time to Reap Benefits of Constitution: PM Oli Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

When the country prepares to celebrate today the fourth anniversary of the promulgation of Nepal's constitution drafted by the Constituent Assembly in 2015, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is confident that Nepal will move ahead in the path of 'Prosperous Nepal and Happy Nepali' despite many..

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‘It Hurts my Heart to See my Children Cry For Their Mother’ Monday, September 17th, 2018

Amina Allahberdi, a 32-year-old Uyghur woman from Aksu (in Chinese, Akesu) prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) married Saudi Arabian national Sait Ibn Abood Shahrani in 2010 and relocated to Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait city soon after. The mother of a..

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‘She Can’t Make Public Appearances’ Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Cologne-based Tienchi Martin-Liao, president of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, recently met up with Liu Xia, the widow of late Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, after her arrival in Germany following eight years of house arrest. She spoke to RFA's Mandarin Service about how Liu Xia is finding..

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‘No New Flowers of Thought Are Blooming’ Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Wang Dan, a former leader of the 1989 student-led democracy movement in China that ended when the People's Liberation Army (PLA) opened fire on unarmed civilians with machine guns and tanks, recently founded a think-tank to research democratic reform in the country called Dialogue China. Wang, who..

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‘The Most Painful Part of Losing My Mother’ Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Dolkun Isa, the president of the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress exile group, recently learned from a close family friend that his mother, Ayhan Memet, died in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) on May 17 at the age of 78. Isa, who has lived in exile since 1994, last..

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‘I Still Have Flashbacks to That Night’ Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Zhang Shijun is a former People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier who was sent into Beijing in 1989 at the start of martial law after several weeks of student-led protests on Tiananmen Square. Diplomatic archives recently declassified by the U.K. government said the troops of the PLA's 27th army were..

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The Global Consequences of a Sino-American Cold War Monday, May 20th, 2019

A few years ago, as part of a Western delegation to China, I met President Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. When addressing us, Xi argued that..