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Beijing and Washington’s assertiveness on carbon pollution exposes Europe’s dithering

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Climate has become such a low priority for European leaders that they see the horse-trading over jobs in the Commission as a bigger deal than efforts to avert climate change.

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America & China give reasons for optimism on climate change

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After decades of the USA and China preventing global agreement, they are finally making progress to combat climate change.

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China: Mass stabbing shows the country must address Uighur grievances

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Awareness of the plight of the Uighurs needs to be raised and China needs to address their very real grievances in order to prevent further disenfranchisement.

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Spain cracks down on judicial human rights activism

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The Spanish Parliament has voted to press ahead with a bill which will limit the ability of Spanish judges to pursue human rights cases outside the country.

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Crisis in the skies: China, Japan, the US and the East China Sea dispute

Japan’s refusal to accept that the islands are disputed rules out negotiations leaving China little option.

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Internet freedom on Edward Snowden’s flight path

Regardless of what you think of Edward Snowden’s actions (fairly honourable, in my view), the attempt to hide out in countries with some fairly questionable records on media freedom is raising eyebrows.

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So why did Stephen Hawking think it was ok to visit Iran and China?

Is Israel uniquely bad, or has hypocrisy towards the Jewish state become so widely accepted among some progressives that even an eminent scholar like Hawking is susceptible to hypocritical and lazy double standards?

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‘Peace’ to Xi Jinping may be the authoritarian status quo

Since his inaugural address as President of China, analysts and interested parties have been decoding the message that Xi Jinping brings and what change, if any, can be expected in China.

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Cabinet split over approach to China

There appears to be a split in the cabinet over Britain’s diplomatic approach to China, with deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and foreign secretary William Hague wanting a tougher approach.

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Syria: Cameron presses China and Russia; $1.5bn pledged for UN aid operation; more horror in Aleppo

David Cameron today pressed China and Russia to act on Syria as $1.5bn was pledged for the UN aid operation and more unspeakable horror was uncovered in Aleppo.

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