Persecution
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Short stories of communism

Persecution | Two collections of short fiction depict communist absurdities in China and North Korea
by June Cheng
Posted 9/20/18, 05:49 pm

This summer, I’ve read two collections of short stories: The Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution by Chen Jo-hsi and The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi. The two books were written in different places and times, but both tell what it’s like for ordinary people to live under a communist regime.

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Peace on the Korean Peninsula?

International | North Korean leader agrees to verify denuclearization efforts in front of foreign experts
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/19/18, 12:04 pm

NORTH KOREA: North and South Korea heads of state said they would turn the Korean Peninsula into a “land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats.” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to permanently abolish key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts—a crucial verification requirement.

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Mass death sentence in Egypt draws condemnation

undefined | A court ordered the executions of more than 300 people over protests in 2013
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/18/18, 04:10 pm

Egypt caused an international stir earlier this month after it dished out death sentences to 75 people, including leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, over protests in 2013. The country continues to face condemnation and pressure to backtrack on the ruling, but analysts say it’s unlikely Egypt will relent.

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