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2005-10-11 19:51:20

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has tinkered with legal reform and engaged the international community on human rights, but failed to improve in either area over the past year, a U.S. panel said on Tuesday. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China criticized Beijing for repression of political and religious rights and freedom of expression, as well as for its treatment of Tibetans and other ethnic minorities who seek greater autonomy. "Citizens...

2005-10-11 19:50:29

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has tinkered with legal reform and engaged the international community on human rights, but failed to improve in either area over the past year, a U.S. panel said on Tuesday. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China criticized Beijing for repression of political and religious rights and freedom of expression, as well as for its treatment of Tibetans and other ethnic minorities who seek greater autonomy. "Citizens...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'