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What is black and white and RED all over?

The Independent, one of the UK’s prominent daily newspapers, declared on Friday that they are joining the RED campaign. On May 16, 2006, the Independent will publish a special edition - with Bono as a guest editor - and donate half of their revenues to the Global Fund.

NATO Report on China Highlights Rural Challenge

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly has just released a report on “China's Development Challenge.” While the report discusses such topics as foreign investment and China’s energy needs, much of the analysis focuses on the challenge of rural development. This focus on the rapidly growing divide between China’s rural and urban economies and the fear of spreading rural unrest is correct: the problem has been growing for more than a decade.