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The Loneliness Of A Superpower: Why China Needs The U.S. (A Chinese Viewpoint)

Op-Ed: Facing territorial disputes with its neighbors and deep uncertainties on the home front, China's newfound strength also requires stability that only the U.S. can help provide. A Chinese bet on the G2 alliance.

The American and Chinese Presidents in January (US Army)
The American and Chinese Presidents in January (US Army)
Cao Xin

BEIJING - Lately, the waters have grown rough around China.

With the South China Sea disputes still simmering, new turmoil has broken out in the East China Sea. First, ten fishing boats filled with Japanese right-wing extremists forced their way onto the Diaoyu Islands. Then, South Korea decided to submit an official document to the United Nations' Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, outlining their new territorial claims in the East China Sea. According to this document, South Korea's continental shelf claim extends not only to Okinawa, but also includes the China Inland Sea.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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