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    Iraq falls apart

    Centrifugal forces are irresistible and the West should accept the fact

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    Gareth Stansfield is Professor of Middle East Politics at the University of Exeter

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    第一次世界大战:被遗忘的中国军团

    将近14万多人运到一次大战西线战场来帮助协约国作战。这些劳工在中国发展的历史上 留下了永久的印记。观看海伦·菲茨威廉制作的关于这个内容的短片, 请点击这里

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    China on the Western Front

    Almost 140,000 Chinese were shipped to the Western Front to help the allied war effort. These workers had a lasting impact on China's development. Watch the showing of Helen Fitzwilliam's film on the subject below

    China sent 140,000 labourers to France and Belgium to help the Allied war effort during the First World War.  Under French and British command, they dug trenches, carried ammunition, worked in docks, railway yards and arms factories. More than 2,000 died. Of those that survived, some were newly educated and politicized, and returned to China to add to the revolutionary ferment which led in time to the triumph of the Communist Party.

    After years of neglect in China and Europe, their part in the war is now attracting a flurry of academic attention.

    Following the screening of a short documentary, China on the Western Front, directed by filmmaker Helen Fitzwilliam in collaboration with The World Today, the panel will discuss the wartime role of the Chinese Labour Corps and assess their legacy in China’s modern history. They will discuss why this has sparked particular interest in both China and France and what this means for their relationship today.

    - See more at: http://www.chathamhouse.org/event/china-western-front#sthash.BFPEtPZ4.dpuf
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    Helen Fitzwilliam, documentary filmmaker.

  • The World Today

    Notebook: with the Archbishop in Pakistan

    Primate loose in Lahore: how Welby gave his minders the slip

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    Michael Binyon is former diplomatic editor of The Times

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    Postcard from Washington: the holy alliance of drugs and money

    Money is helping to decriminalize marijuana

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    Bernd Debusmann writes on international affairs from Washington

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    Ten minutes with Andre Camara, favela photographer

    The photographer who inspired the character of Rocket in the 2003 film City of God speaks to Agnes Frimston about Brazil

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    Review: The slow progress of women in the diplomatic service

    Helen McCarthy Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat, Bloomsbury, £21.99.

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    Dame Nicola Brewer served as founding Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission from 2007-09, and as High Commissioner to South Africa 2009-2013

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    New books: Spotlight on Asia

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    Putin's profanity ban: washing Russia’s mouth out

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    Natasha Randall is translator of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground and Evgeny Zamyatin’s We

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    Review: rediscovering literary treasures of the Amazon

    Few in the West know of Brazil’s literature. It’s our loss

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    Liz Calder is co-founder and President of FLIP (Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty) and a director of FlipSide, a literary festival with a Brazilian twist at Snape Maltings, Suffolk