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Sep 05, 2007 Asians Say Trade Complaints Bring Out the Bully in China

QUOTE: In dealing with product safety complaints from the United States, China has sought to convince a concerned American public that it has reformed and is doing all it can to ensure the safety of its products. But its dealings with other, less-developed countries or those in vulnerable political positions are a different story, according to Husniah and officials in the Philippines and Malaysia.

Washington Post
Oct 26, 2005 Study Finds Doctors Abandoning Poor Nations for Rich Ones

QUOTE: A new study documents for the first time the devastating exodus of doctors from Africa and the Caribbean to the wealthy, English-speaking nations...The study is likely to fuel an already furious debate about the role the developed world is playing in weakening African public health systems...

New York Times
Jun 03, 2005 Alarmed by Killings, Filipino Journalists Aim for Self-Defense

QUOTE: Since 2000, more than 20 journalists have been killed in connection with their work...the killings have all taken place in rural provinces (of the Philippines -Ed.), where corrupt officials, including police, compound the problem.

Washington Post
Sep 19, 2004 Surprise Victory in Philippines Puts Crack in Dynasty Tradition

QUOTE: Padaca's victory not only broke the power of Dy's family over most of the key posts in Isabela but also exposed cracks in the dynastic system of government that has long characterized the Philippines at provincial and national levels.

Washington Post
Jan 24, 2003 Philippines Denounced for Human Rights Violations

QUOTE: AVAO CITY, Philippines, Jan. 24 — Amnesty International issued a report today condemning the Philippine government for using torture to extract information and confessions from defendants.

New York Times
Jan 18, 2003 Banana Workers Get Day in Court

QUOTE: ...the chemical companies shipped DBCP [the pesticide] abroad and the growers used it despite knowing about its harmful effects even before the ban.

New York Times
May 26, 2002 Death March Horrors to the Fore: Bataan Survivors Sue, Push for Recognition of Wartime Suffering

QUOTE: ...there is a growing movement among Bataan veterans to force Japan to apologize and compensate them, with lawsuits being pursued in U.S. and Japanese courts.

Washington Post
Jan 13, 2002 Muslim Separatists Terrorize Filipinos With Kidnappings for Money and 'Marriages'

QUOTE: ...the Abu Sayyaf movement...has carried out massacres, bombings and beheadings on the islands of Basilan and Jolo. Its members are known for rape and for forced "marriages" with women they take hostage.

New York Times