Monday Headlines

China To Continue To Building On Disputed Lands
On Monday, Beijing responded to US criticism of an artificial island project in the disputed South China Sea, saying it was “justifiable,” reports Bloomberg News.

“The external forces have no right to make irresponsible remarks,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said when asked about US military’s comments, according to The Business Standard.

“As we answered similar questions, the construction activities China has undertaken are for the improvement and for the living conditions of the island stationed personnel so that they can better fulfil their international obligations and responsibilities in search and rescue,” Hua said

Protests Increase In Mexico Over Fate Of Missing Students
Last Thursday, a predominantly peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group of masked protesters battled police in Mexico City’s main square.

Many believe the government was complicit in the murder of the students and dozens of arrests in the case, including the mayor and first lady of Iguala. But the government has cracked down on the protestors, rather than hearing their concerns, reports The Daily Beast.

New Survey Shows Fears Differ Depending On Where You Live
A new survey from the Pew Research Center shows what you fear depends largely on where you live.

For example, if you live in the Middle East, religious and ethnic hatred tops your list. while Asians worry about the threat of pollution looms large.

In Japan, it is the spread of nuclear weapons, while in Africa, the spread of infectious diseases, especially HIV/AIDS, is public enemy number one.



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