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In a Japanese Nursing Home, Some Workers Are Babies

They get paid in formula and diapers, and their work hours are flexible, in a program that connects people across generations and brightens lives. By Hikari Hida and John Yoon Sept. 1, 2022 TOKYO — Cooing, giggling and the patter of tiny feet mix with the sound of walkers and wheelchairs at a nursing home in southern Japan. …

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Clean Toilets, Inspired Teachers: How India’s Capital Is Fixing Its Schools

The Aam Aadmi Party, which rose to power in New Delhi, is overhauling an education system that serves as a lifeline for millions of families looking to break the cycle of poverty. By Karan Deep Singh Aug. 16, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET “NEW DELHI — Pradeep Paswan used to skip school for weeks, sometimes months. His classrooms …

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Sri Lanka Collapsed First, but It Won’t Be the Last

Aug. 15, 2022 By Indrajit Samarajiva Mr. Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer who publishes at his blog Indi.ca. “As a Sri Lankan, watching international news coverage of my country’s economic and political implosion is like showing up at your own funeral, with everybody speculating on how you died. The Western media accuse China of luring us into a …

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n Visiting Taiwan, Pelosi Capped Three Decades of Challenging China

From her first days in Congress, the future speaker was willing to confront China’s leaders. As she looked toward her legacy, the California Democrat was not about to back down this time.+ Aug. 2, 2022 By Carl Hulse Aug. 2, 2022 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “WASHINGTON — In 1991, a trio of junior House members on a bipartisan trip …

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Nancy Pelosi’s Trip to Taiwan Is Too Dangerous

July 28, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET 612 comments By Bonnie S. Glaser and Zack Cooper Ms. Glaser is director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Mr. Cooper is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. “The United States and China are on a collision course in the Taiwan Strait. China’s ambitions …

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Can You Blame Poor Countries Like Mine for Turning to China?

June 27, 2022 By Dorothy Wickham Ms. Wickham is a Solomon Islands journalist. “HONIARA, Solomon Islands — Judging from the American and Australian reactions, China’s push to raise its profile in the Pacific Ocean seems frightening indeed. Secretive negotiations between Beijing and the government of my home country, the Solomon Islands, have raised speculation that they could lead …

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The U.S. Can Sanction Russian Gas to Punish Putin. I’m Asking It to Do the Same in Myanmar.

June 23, 2022 By Thinzar Shunlei Yi Ms. Thinzar is a Myanmar pro-democracy activist. “Myanmar’s modern history has been marked by colonial exploitation, military repression, violence and democracy denied. Grass-roots activists like me and thousands before me have dedicated our lives and sacrificed our safety to change this. But over the past year, an even deeper …

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