According to Syrian opposition groups, the Assad regime has sent tanks into rebellious areas to hunt down activists and torch or bulldoze their homes. The actions come ahead of an April 10 United Nations deadline calling for full compliance with a peace plan to end the violence.
Russell Johnson followed a truck full of drum-banging party-goers near Lake Erhai in Yunnan Province, China. He was unexpectedly invited to a very happy and noisy traditional Bai wedding. Russell shares his experience on Worldview.This piece comes from the Public Radio Exchange.
In China, marriage-age men outnumber women by the millions. Experts predict that by 2020, the number of men unable to find wives will reach the population of Texas. Many men have taken on traditionally female roles in the community like caregiving. Worldview examines China's entirely male villages.
In China, marriage-aged men outnumber women by the millions. Experts predict that by 2020, the number of men unable to find wives will reach the population of Texas. Deborah Jian Lee and Sushma Subramanian recently visited a bachelor village where men face the prospect of eternal bachelorhood.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has decided to channel more than $7.3 million in tax increment financing toward a “bus rapid transit” line downtown, according to transportation and economic-development officials.The money will combine with an announced $24.6 m
American views toward China are often characterized as mistrustful and cautious. NYU economics professor Ann Lee argues, however, that this wary approach often prevents us from drawing important lessons about the way China does things.