Some of the weeks biggest story lines around the globe.
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Nov. 15- The Chinese government announced substantial reforms on many of their more controversial policies, such as the one-child policy. The reforms of the one-child policy make it less strict and allow some couples to have two children. In addition, the Chinese government plans to replace its re-education labor system, a form of detention and punishment for petty criminals, which is widely considered to be a human-rights violation. Other reforms include social welfare and economic changes that encourage private investment.
Nov. 12- After a judicial ruling by Egypt's interim courts, Egypt will end its three-month state of emergency period. The government is waiting to implement the court's ruling until they receive formal notice of the termination. Many are expressing fears that the state-of-emergency, which is thought to have been put in place to help stifle supporters of former President Mohammed Morsi, will only be replaced by restrictive legislation.
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