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While Chinese president Hu Jintao warned of the influence of Western culture, an order by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) to curb “excessive entertainment” came into effect on January 1st. (photo from chinahush.com)

Therefore satellite broadcasters have cut entertainment TV by two-thirds, state news agency Xinhua has reported. (more…)

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In a report a US-based rights body says China tried to cover up the extent of lead poisoning among children as well as discouraging tests.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its report on Wednesday that in heavily-polluted industrial areas local authorities have been sending children suffering from lead poisoning back to their contaminated homes. (map, from nytimes.com) (more…)

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Tibetans all around the world voted to elect the prime minister of their government-in-exile. The result of the elections held in March was announced on Wednesday in Dharamsala, India, where the Tibetan government-in-exile is based. (more…)

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23 countries carried out executions in 2010, which is four more than in 2009, but the use of the death penalty is globally continuing to fall according to an annual report by Amnesty International. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Between 2006 and 2010, India accounted for 9% of all weapons imports, becoming the world’s largest importer of arms, according to a Sweden-based think tank. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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The Dalai Lama (photo) announced a plan to transfer his political responsibilities to an elected figure, saying it would be to the long-term benefit of Tibetans.

Tibet’s spiritual leader and head of government-in-exile will start the formal process of stepping down next Monday, at a meeting of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile. (more…)

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Chinese workers have written to Apple asking for help, after being injured while making touchscreens for mobile devices, such as iPhones. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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