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The Epoch Times
Epoch Times
Epoch Times
is a multi-language newspaper[2] headquartered in New York City. The company was founded in 2000 by John Tang and a group of Chinese-American Falun Gong
Falun Gong
practitioners.[3] The newspaper covers general interest topics with a focus on news about China and human rights issues there. It draws from a network of sources inside China, as well as Chinese expatriates living in the West.[4][5][6][7] The newspaper and its staff have won over 10 media awards, including New York Press Association Awards for Design Excellence[8] and National Ethnic Press & Media Council Awards for human rights coverage.[9] The newspaper has been described by some scholars as a mouthpiece for Falun Gong,[10][11][12][13][14] connected with the group and carrying sympathetic coverage of it
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College Of Staten Island
The College
College
of Staten Island
Staten Island
(CSI) is a public college in Staten Island, New York. It is one of the 11 four-year senior colleges within the City University of New York
City University of New York
system. Programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional studies lead to bachelor's and associate degrees. The master's degree is awarded in 13 professional and liberal arts and sciences fields of study
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European Union
The European Union
European Union
(EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. It has an area of 4,475,757 km2 (1,728,099 sq mi), and an estimated population of over 510 million. The EU has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states
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Taiwan
Taiwan
Taiwan
(/ˌtaɪˈwɑːn/ ( listen)), officially the Republic of China
China
(ROC), is a state in East Asia.[15][16][17] Its neighbors include the People's Republic of China
China
(PRC) to the west, Japan
Japan
to the northeast, and the Philippines
Philippines
to the south. It is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations. The island of Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa, was inhabited by aborigines before the 17th century, when Dutch and Spanish colonies opened the island to mass Han immigration. After a brief rule by the Kingdom of Tungning, the island was annexed by the Qing dynasty, the last dynasty of China. The Qing ceded Taiwan
Taiwan
to Japan
Japan
in 1895 after the Sino-Japanese War
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U.S. House Of Representatives
Majority (238)     Republican (238)Minority (193)     Democratic (193)Vacant (4)     Vacant (4)Length of termTwo yearsElectionsVoting systemFirst-past-the-post in most states; nonpartisan blanket primary with a majoritarian second round in 3 statesLast electionNovember 8, 2016Next electionNovember 6, 2018Redistricting State legislatures or redistricting commissions, varies by stateMeeting placeHouse of Representatives chamber United States
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New York City Comptroller
The Office of Comptroller of New York City
New York City
is the chief fiscal officer and chief auditing officer of the city. The comptroller is elected, citywide, to a four-year term and can hold office for three consecutive terms. The current comptroller is Democrat Scott Stringer, the former Borough President
Borough President
of Manhattan. Stringer was elected on November 5, 2013.Contents1 Duties 2 History 3 2009 election 4 2013 election 5 History5.1 Comptrollers of the City of New York before Consolidation (1898) 5.2 Comptrollers of the City of New York since Consolidation (1898)6 References 7 Sources 8 External linksDuties[edit] The comptroller is responsible for auditing the performance and finances of city agencies, making recommendations regarding proposed contracts, issuing reports on the state of the city economy, marketing and selling municipal bonds, and managing city debt
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Democratic Party (US)
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (GOP). Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest political party.[16] The Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservatism and economic liberalism while populism was its leading characteristic in the rural South. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
ran as a third-party candidate in the Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party, leading to a switch of political platforms between the Democratic and Republican Party and Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
being elected as the first fiscally progressive Democrat. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D

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John Liu
John Chun Liu (born January 8, 1967) is a Taiwanese American politician in New York City, who previously served as the 43rd New York City Comptroller from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2013. He was also a candidate in the 2013 New York City
New York City
mayoral election
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Hu Jintao
Hu Jintao
Hu Jintao
(/huː/; Chinese: 胡锦涛; pinyin: Hú Jǐntāo; Mandarin: [xǔ tɕìn.tʰáu]; born 21 December 1942)[1] is a Chinese politician who was the paramount leader of China
China
from 2002 to 2012.[note 1] He held the offices of General Secretary of the Communist Party from 2002 to 2012, President of the People's Republic from 2003 to 2013 and Chairman of the Central Military Commission
Chairman of the Central Military Commission
from 2004 to 2012
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General Secretary Of The Communist Party Of China
Current leadershipXi-Li Administration National leadersPresident (list): Xi JinpingVice President (list): Wang QishanProvincial leadersCommunist PartyHistory OrganizationNational Party Congress (19th)Central Committee (19th) General Secretary (list)Xi JinpingCentral Politburo (19th)Standing Committee (list)Central SecretariatTop-ranked secretary: Wang HuningCentral Military CommissionChairman: Xi JinpingVice Chairmen: Xu Qiliang, Zhang YouxiaNational Security CommissionChairman: Xi Jinping
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Tibetan Government-in-exile
The Central Tibetan Administration, also known as CTA (Tibetan: བོད་མིའི་སྒྲིག་འཛུགས་, Wylie: bod mi'i sgrig 'dzugs, THL: Bömi Drikdzuk, Tibetan pronunciation: [pʰỳmìː ʈìʔt͡sùʔ], literally Exile Tibetan People's Organisation[1]) is an organisation based in India. It was originally called Tibetan Kashag
Kashag
Government in 1960, then later renamed to “the Government of the Great Snow Land”.[2]. The CTA is also referred to as the Tibetan Government in Exile which has never been recognized by China.[3] Its internal structure is government-like; it has stated that it is "not designed to take power in Tibet"; rather, it will be dissolved "as soon as freedom is restored in Tibet" in favor of a government formed by Tibetans inside Tibet.[1] In addition to political advocacy, it administers a network of schools and other cultural activities for Tibetans in India
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Anticommunism
Anti-communism
Anti-communism
is opposition to communism. Organized anti-communism developed after the 1917 October Revolution
Revolution
in Russia and it reached global dimensions during the Cold War, when the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
engaged in an intense rivalry. Anti-communism
Anti-communism
has been an element of movements holding many different political positions, including nationalist, social democratic, liberal, conservative, fascist, capitalist, anarchist and even socialist viewpoints. The first organization specifically dedicated to opposing communism was the Russian White movement, which fought in the Russian Civil War starting in 1918 against the recently established Communist government
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Genocide
European colonization of the AmericasDzungar genocide, 1750s Manifest DestinyIndian Removal, 1830s California Genocide, 1848–1873Circassian genocide, 1860s Selk'nam genocide, 1890s–1900s Herero and Namaqua genocide, 1904–1907 Greek genocide, 1914–1923 Assyrian genocide, 1914–1925 Armenian Genocide, 1915–1923 Libyan Genocide, 1923–1932Soviet genocide Ethnic cleansing
Ethnic cleansing
in the Soviet UnionSoviet famine of 1932–33Holodomor, 1931–1933 Kazakhstan, 1930–1933Mass Deportations during World War IIKalmyks, 1943 Chechens and Ingush, 1
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San Francisco Chronicle
The San Francisco
San Francisco
Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. It was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young.[2] The paper is currently owned by the Hearst Corporation, which bought it from the de Young family in 2000. It is the only major daily paper covering the city and county of San Francisco. The paper benefited from the growth of San Francisco
San Francisco
and was the largest circulation newspaper on the West Coast of the United States by 1880. Like many other newspapers, it has experienced a rapid fall in circulation in the early 21st century, and was ranked 24th by circulation nationally for the six months to March 2010
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Université De Montréal
Coordinates: 45°30′17″N 73°36′46″W / 45.50472°N 73.61278°W / 45.50472; -73.61278Université de Montréal University of MontrealLatin: Universitas Montis RegiiFormer name Université Laval
Université Laval
à MontréalMotto Fide splendet et scientia (Latin)Motto in EnglishIt shines by faith and knowledgeType PublicEstablished 1878Endowment $339.730 million[1]Budget $1.05 billion[2]Rector Guy BretonAcademic staff7,329[3]Administrative staff4,427[3]Stud
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