Each summer, 5,000 tons of sand and nearly 100 palm trees transform a half-mile stretch along river into a beach paradise with volleyball, ice cream stands and sunbathing. Especially now, Paris Plage is a real boon for those who can't afford a more extravagant vacation.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation of JPMorgan Chase's operations in China, reportedly looking into whether the investment bank hired the children of high-ranking Chinese government officials in an effort to secure business.
The army has kept several large squares locked down on Sunday in an effort to prevent further demonstrations, a day after security forces stormed a mosque where supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi were holed up.
Clashes continue between supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi and those who support the military which pushed him out of power. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Peter Kenyon about the latest news.
Though the numbers are a state secret, it's believed that some 3,000 people were put to death last year. That's down from an average of 15,000 per year in the 1990s. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Gady Epstein, China correspondent for The Economist magazine.
It's been 68 years since Japan surrendered to Allied forces, bringing an end to World War II. NPR's Beijing correspondent, Anthony Kuhn, joins host Rachel Martin to discuss Japan's current military ambitions and the grave concerns in China and Korea that Japan is on the way to forgetting its wartime past.
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