By CLIFFORD J. LEVY
Despite repressive practices, President Kurmanbek Bakiyev was praised by President Obama after reversing a decision to close an American air base.
A New Measure for China’s Economy: The ‘Repression Index’
As the Chinese economy slows, the regime is ramping up an assault on dissidents and others it brands as troublemakers.
China Still Presses Crusade Against Falun Gong
By ANDREW JACOBS
The repression of a spiritual group continues, with perhaps 8,000 practitioners detained in the past year — some of them fatally.
Bone marrow transplant suppresses AIDS in patient
German doctors have made a breakthrough in the fight against AIDS. A bone marrow transplant using adult stem cells from a donor with natural genetic resistance to the AIDS virus left an HIV patient free of infection for nearly two years. The patient, an American living in Berlin, was infected with HIV and also had leukemia. Doctors at Charite hospital in the German capital said the team sought a bone marrow donor who had a genetic mutation known to help the body resist AIDS infection. At a news conference, researchers stressed however that the procedure would never become a standard treatment for HIV.
China halts shipment of Bibles from Vision Beyond Borders, a US ...
Los Angeles Times - CA,USAChina is hosting the Olympics through Aug. 24, which has intensified the global spotlight on the country's suppression of religious freedom and violation of ...
China stepping up Tibet repression, activists say
guardian.co.uk - UK
BEIJING, Aug 18 (Reuters) - China has stepped up repression in its ethnic Tibetan regions to prevent any protests during the Beijing Olympics, ...
A Buddhist temple in the central Japanese city of Nagano has
withdrawn as the starting venue of the Japanese leg of the Olympic
torch relay. A spokeswoman for the Zenkoji Temple said the decision
was in protest of China's suppression of the Tibetan people, who are
"此場地全面禁煙"Smoking is prohibited in the venue.
1 [T often passive] to officially forbid something:
Motor vehicles are prohibited from driving in the town centre.
The government introduced a law prohibiting tobacco advertisements on TV.
Parking is strictly prohibited between these gates.
2 [T] to prevent a particular activity by making it impossible:
The loudness of the music prohibits serious conversation in most nightclubs.
noun [C or U]
1 when something is officially forbidden, or an order forbidding something:
London Transport has announced a prohibition on smoking on buses.
The environmental group is demanding a complete prohibition against the hunting of whales.
It's my feeling that the money spent on drug prohibition would be better spent on information and education.
2 Prohibition the period from 1920 to 1933 when the production and sale of alcohol was forbidden in the US
venue noun [C]
1 the place where a public event or meeting happens:
The hotel is an ideal venue for conferences and business meetings.
The stadium has been specifically designed as a venue for European Cup matches.
2 US SPECIALIZED the city or county in which a trial happens
suppress (END BY FORCE)
to end something by force:
The Hungarian uprising in 1956 was suppressed by the Soviet Union.
brutal police suppression of the riot
to prevent something from being seen or expressed or from operating:
She couldn't suppress her anger/annoyance/delight.
His feelings of resentment have been suppressed for years.
The government tried to suppress the book because of the information it contained about the security services.
The virus suppresses the body's immune system.
suppression of evidence/emotions/free speech, etc.
a thing or person that prevents something bad from happening:
Plastic is a good weed suppressor (= a substance which stops them from growing).
1 to not allow something, especially feelings, to be expressed:
He repressed a sudden desire to cry.
2 to control what people do, especially by using force
English people are notoriously repressed and don't talk about their feelings.
1 when people are controlled severely, especially by force:
The political repression in this country is enforced by terror.
2 the process and effect of keeping particular thoughts and desires out of your conscious mind in order to defend or protect it:
an attitude of unhealthy sexual repression
a repressive (= cruel) military regime