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Former New Zealand leader: ‘We need to learn to listen to China’

By James Griffiths on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A former New Zealand prime minister has been quoted lavishing praise on China as the country’s current leader continues to deny reports of a rift between Wellington and Beijing. In a piece published by Chinese state-run People’s Daily on Monday, Jenny Shipley, a former leader of the conservative National Party and prime minister from 1997 to 1999, commended China’s “huge contributions to the world’s economic growth” and its “great efforts” to promote…

Facebook takes down page dedicated to Latvian legionnaires

Monday, August 13, 2018

Social networking site Facebook has taken down a page dedicated to Latvian legionnaires that contained photographs, accounts, articles from newspapers and excerpts from books about Latvian soldiers during World War II. A group of activists launched the page three years ago and had since posted several hundred materials on the page. The total number of subscribers was about 3,300. Part of the materials posted on the page has now been…