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Beijing to Boston

There were signs that it was no ordinary event taking place on the Cambridge, Mass., campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology one muggy week this June. Local county sheriff deputies and MIT security guards prowled Kresge Auditorium's perimeters like rottweilers. Practitioners of the Falun Gong religion lingered nearby, protesting China's oppression of their sect. But in the plenary sessions and during breaks, attendees of a landmark conference, “Health Care, East and West: Moving

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