Monthly Archives: June 2011

Elections in Thailand: The Red or Yellow Showdown?

Elections in Thailand, July 3rd, 2011 By Manassinee Moottatarn, CMC’13 Bangkok, capital of Thailand, is unusually hot and steamy at the moment, and not just because of the tropical weather. The upcoming July 3rd elections will determine the composition of … Continue reading

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“Cultural Imperialism” in China’s Film Market

  Some Chinese people have been boycotting Kung Fu Panda series. Panda-crazed artist Zhao Bandi started his own boycott campaign in 2008 and attracted much attention through the internet. Zhao believed that the animation series “distorted Chinese culture and serves as a tool … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment, or Moscow Martyr?

On Tuesday Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon, saw his case rejected before the European Court of Human Rights. Mr. Khodorkovsky argued before the Strasbourg tribunal that the charges of financial wrongdoing brought against him in Russia are politically-motivated as he … Continue reading

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