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Archive for February, 2009

After 16 years the construction of the Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang continues, while North Korean people still suffer

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Ryugyong Hotel (Korean: 류경호텔) in Pyongyang is a building You probably have seen before. Some people think it's beautiful, many claim it's ugly. Personally I like the design. The 330 Meter high building has 105 floors and is supposed to be a hotel. Construction started in 1987, but was stopped ...

China promises plan of actions for human rights

Monday, February 9th, 2009

I just found this news from AFP. It's in German and the title is "China verspricht ersten Aktionsplan für Menschenrechte". As I really like what I read, I want to translate it for You. China promises plan of actions for human rights Monday, 9th of February 2009 Geneva (AFP) — China, according to ...

Wen Jiabao faces public shoethrowing

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Chinese PM Wen Jiabao faced a protester who threw a stinky sportsshoe at him. The protester called Wen a dictator and liar. Shoethrowing as modern form of protest became popular last year, when a protester in Baghdad threw his shoe at the US president of that time, George W. Bush. ...