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The International Telecommunication Union: Origin and Role

"Before they were invented, telecommunication—communication at a distance—used beacons, flags, and semaphore or messages were carried physically. The telegraph transformed communications. The telephone followed. Soon thereafter, wireless communication—radio—came on the scene. But modern communications technologies do far more than pass interpersonal messages. ..." – By Francis Lyall

Chinese Diaspora and Social Media: Negotiating Transnational Space

"While this characterization seems straightforward in English, its semantic ambiguity, when translated into Chinese, becomes evident. Fine but important distinctions exist between huaqiao (overseas Chinese) and huaren (Chinese overseas). ..." – By Wanning Sun

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