Mindy Belz

Mindy wrote WORLD Magazine's first cover story in 1986 and went on to serve as international editor, editor, and now senior editor. She has covered wars in Syria, Afganistan, Africa, and the Balkans, and she recounts some of her experiences in They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Mindy resides with her husband, Nat, in Asheville, N.C. Follow her on Twitter @mcbelz.

So long Hong Kong

| As China prepares to gobble up the once-free Hong Kong, Congress is considering whether to put Beijing on a diet-
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/28/97, 12:00 am

Earlier this year, Tung Chee-hwa, the Beijing-appointed governor of Hong Kong after July 1, announced he could not move into the British governor's official residence because he'd heard the feng shui ("fung-shway") was not good. Debates about feng shui-the ancient Chinese art of harmonizing man and his surroundings-are swirling around Hong Kong as it heads into next week's handover to mainland China. Gov. Tung brought in his own feng shui master before deciding on a downtown suite with the proper arrangement of entrances, light, and reflection.

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No right turn

International | France's left turn threatens to provoke an E.U.
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/14/97, 12:00 am

Like Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, French President Jacques Chirac called elections nearly a year early to reignite support for his own parliamentary agenda. Unlike Mr. Chretien, Mr. Chirac badly miscalculated the mood of his country. The day before the June 1 elections, his conservative coalition had 464 seats in the National Assembly; the day after, it had 253.

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Lead Us Not Into Temptation

| The military's personnel "draw downs" affected just about everyone across the board-including chaplains.
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/31/97, 12:00 am

Staff Sgt. Delmar Simpson in May was found guilty on 18 of 19 rape charges. Seven of Sgt. Simpson's colleagues at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., have rape charges pending against them.

A recruit accused of rape at Aberdeen committed suicide in January.

The Sergeant Major of the Army, Gene McKinney, was accused of sexual assault by a subordinate even while he was a member of a Pentagon panel studying sexual assault in the Army. He was forced to resign from the panel.

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