For the latest on news from that country, we turn to Michael Slackman, foreign correspondent for The New York Times. Zachary Lockman, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and History at New York University helps contextualize the situation.
Thousands of anti-government demonstrators continue to occupy the main square in Bahrain's capital. Maryam Al Khawaja of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights speaks with anchor Lisa Mullians about the protestors demands for regime change.
The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof is in Bahrain, where protesters have taken over the central square in Manama. Kristof explains that the rise of the middle class in Bahrain is one of the reasons there are demands for a more democratic rule.
China now owns more U.S. public debt than any other nation ? about one out of every 10 debt dollars ? a reflection of its growing global economic influence. The United States has imported five times as much as it has exported to China this year.
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