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NEW YORK—China sold over $55 million worth of small arms to Sudan as the violence escalated in Darfur, a new report released today finds. While other countries were decreasing their arms sales to Khartoum, China stepped in to fill the void by providing Sudan with some 90 percent of its small arms during 2004-2006. This makes China the single largest provider of small arms to Sudan. The new Human Rights First report— Investing in Tragedy: China’s Money, Arms and Politics in Sudan — ties China’s arms sales to Sudan to Beijing’s goal of protecting its controlling interest in the Sudanese oil industry. Released today as ...
and both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing Bell's life's work. His research on hearing and speech further led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone in 1876. In retrospect, Bell considered his most famous invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study. 1 Many other inventions marked Bell's later life, including groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications , hydrofoils and aeronautics . In 1888, Alexander Graham Bell became one of the founding ...
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The 10 Worst Corporations of 2008 - Multinational Monitor Editor's ...
But the rest of the corporate sector was not on good behavior during 2008 either, and we didn't want them to escape justified scrutiny. So, in keeping with our tradition of highlighting diverse forms of corporate wrongdoing, we included only one financial company on the 10 Worst list. Here, presented in alphabetical order, are the 10 Worst Corporations of 2008. AIG: Money for Nothing There's surely no one party responsible for the ongoing global financial crisis. But if you had to pick a single responsible corporation, there's a very strong case to make for American International Group (AIG), which has already ... market research, surveys and trends
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This column asserts that the People’s Republic of China’s emergence as a global power is a direct threat to the United States of America’s national security, economic prosperity, and role as the world’s leader.  In defense of this view, discussion is focused on China’s human rights abuses, militarization, economic growth, and geopolitical movements.  With this in mind, the author proposes that the United States take several steps to improve strategic relations with select nations bordering China for the purpose of political leverage. Shortly after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and ... market research, surveys and trends

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In the lead up to the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, the government of China is trying its best to promote itself as a harmonious and peaceful rising world power. But behind this façade is another China, one that places its economic development and energy needs over its human rights responsibilities.  Investing in Tragedy makes the case that through its money, arms and politics, China has helped to sustain the violence in the war torn region of Darfur, Sudan. After more than five years of conflict that has left at least 200,000 people dead and more than 2.5 million people homeless, China continues to ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Investing in Tragedy. China's Money, Arms, and Politics in Sudan. March 2008 ..... that total had shot up 291 percent, to $4.7 billion. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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13 See Human Rights First, Investing in Tragedy: China's Money, Arms and Politics in Sudan (New York: Human Rights First, 2008), available at ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Transcripts - The Elliott School of International Affairs
The organizers of this event asked me to address the relationship between China and three countries in Africa—Zimbabwe, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—that face serious human rights challenges. The recently released 2007 State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices highlighted all three countries for criticism. The State Department described the situation in Zimbabwe during 2007 "as the worst year yet for human rights defenders," adding that "the assault against human rights and democracy by the government significantly increased." It said "Sudan's ...
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It is said that because of a simple valve this catastrophe may not have had happened. According to this view, the producer is the guilty part. But I have another view. The automobile industry has existed for over 80 years. During that time there was plenty of time to make a lot of technical advances. In fact, if you take a model T and a modern car you´ll see a zillion differences But NONE or very FEW have to do with FUEL. So, if the fuel hasn´t changed it can only because the customer has not cared to REQUEST that from the auto makers. After all, if they did answer to all those other demands, it is quite obvious they ...