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Afghanistan is struggling with a humanitarian crisis with more than a million severely malnourished children, massive unemployment, and runaway inflation. What will it take to stave off the nation’s collapse?
Since the 1950s but peaking in the 1980s, an estimated 200,000 South Korean babies and children have been adopted into mainly white families in western nations, leaving a trail of fractured identities.
Taiwan and Korea were colonised by Imperial Japan for much of the first half of the 20th century. While North and South Korea still have a deep resentment towards Japan, Taiwan does not. Why the difference?
While non-violence may be central to Buddhism, there are growing accounts of human rights abuses in nations such as Myanmar and Sri Lanka, often carried out in the name of Buddhism.
Over the last 40+ years hundreds of millions of people have left the countryside to seek opportunities in China’s cities. Housing this immense influx continues to be a challenge.