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How To Shake China From Its Recurring American Dreams

Too many Chinese have taken their pursuit of happiness to the United States, and elsewhere in the West. China must ask itself why are there still so many good reasons for leaving.

Chinatown, San Francisco
Chinatown, San Francisco
Wang Xiochuan

BEIJING - Just like scandals involving corrupt officials, news about emigration and property purchases abroad by Chinese citizens can quickly set off waves of anger.

The latest comes after a recent article from the Wall Street Journal that reported on the large number of property buyers from China aiming either to emigrate to the U.S. or set their children up with accommodation while they study there. China's web portals and micro-blogs erupted right away.

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As Iran Protests Spread, Regime Is Busy Clinging To Power

Facing resurgent protests in several provinces, Iran's clerical regime now relies on its two usual defenses: brute force and appeasing the West. But its days may be numbered as younger Iranians are increasingly emboldened to demand a different future.

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Elahe Boghrat

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Governing ordinarily consists of assuring the security and welfare of a population or nation, within a state or territory. Take away one element from that equation and the government in question begins to move toward failure, defeat, and perhaps its downfall.

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