China denying passports to restrict travel of Muslims and other minorities

China denying passports to restrict travel of Muslims and other minorities
Yet the story is vastly different for groups targeted by the ruling Communist Party, which has long denied passports to dissidents who might embarrass the party overseas. Now that most Chinese can easily obtain passports, eroding barriers to travel …
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Day tripping from all corners of the Upper Peninsula
The Upper Peninsula has so many places to see and things to do that the options for day trips are pretty much endless. But here are a few ideas for day trips no matter what part of the U.P. you happen to call home. The weather is finally nice in the …
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China denying passports to restrict critics, minorities

China denying passports to restrict critics, minorities
The officer, who like most Chinese bureaucrats declined to be identified by name, said passport holders would be required to reapply and submit documents stating their reason for traveling and ensuring their good reputations if they wished to get them …
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Man who flew gyrocopter to US Capitol faces up to nine and a half years in prison
Douglas Hughes, a 61-year-old mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, was indicted on six charges, including violation of the registration requirements involving an aircraft and violation of national defense airspace, the U.S. Justice Department said. The …
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Homeland Security Changes Visa Waiver Program for Non-Immigrant Aliens
Since that date, VWP travelers have been required to receive travel authorization through ESTA prior to boarding a conveyance destined for an air or sea port of entry in the United States. Travelers unable to receive authorization through ESTA may …
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