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"Nobody has said we are going to lift the embargo for free. It would require an important concrete step to be taken by the Chinese."
ANNALISA GIANNELLA, representative for European Union chief diplomat Javier Solana, stating that the E.U. will not lift its embargo on arms sales to China unless Beijing improves its record on human rights

"Mindanao is almost—forgive the poor religious pun—the new Mecca for terrorism."
JOSEPH MUSSOMELI, U.S. embassy chargé d'affaires in the Philippines, on the growth of militant activity in the country's largely Muslim southern island

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