The 1931 novel has its faults, but it deserves a spot on the bookshelf of anyone heading to the Chinese countryside for the first time who wants to know a bit about the history of Chinese peasant life, writes Maura Cunningham.
Standard & Poor's possible downgrade of India's investment status "reflects some of the current problems India is having," U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy Powell said Friday at Asia Society Studios in New York.
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