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  1. Relief for town on brink of starvation

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not sure my old parents can withstand this starvation.' Like everyone else in town, the Chen family does not store food, even though the town does not grow grain. The residents have found ... but it was enough to fend off starvation. Then, just as most households started to run out of rations, Lady Luck smiled on them once again: People's Liberation Army soldiers entered the town yesterday ...

  2. Voluntary starvation dates back centuries

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Women starving themselves is not a new phenomenon- in Western Europe at least. In medieval times, women in the Catholic orders would starve themselves in order to get closer to God, sometimes refusing all food except the holy Eucharist. The wome ...

  3. How the law helped China progress

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the mainland. A runaway population growth puts undue strain on resources, such as water, the environment, education, health and welfare. Starvation, drought, a lack of land and services can lead ...

  4. Hu visits the 'birthplace' of historic reform

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... But yesterday Mr Hu commended the 18 farmers for their pioneering reforms to allow their colleagues to escape starvation. '[It] served to help the country explore ways to advance rural reform ... seaboard. The land reform was able to lift the farmers in Xiaogang out of starvation one year later, but most of the villagers still live under the subsistence line and depend on state poverty ...

  5. Market forces

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... starvation'. 'Me father died of starvation in the black '47. Maybe you've heard of it? 'The famine?' 'No, the starvation. When a country is full of food and exporting it, ...

  6. Hu urges dairy industry vigilance on symbolic visit

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... if not taboo, since China was still under the grip of Mao Zedong's planned economy, but yesterday Mr Hu commended the 18 farmers for their pioneering reforms aimed at averting starvation ... not generate the momentum for the kind of rural entrepreneurship that has occurred elsewhere. The land reform did lift Xiaogang villagers out of starvation but most still live under the poverty line ...

  7. Rice shortages are a symptom of greater ills

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... from starvation and disease. Droughts and floods are the reasons you most often hear for rice shortages in North Korea- plus terrible mismanagement by leader Kim Jong-il, who has to rely ... pestilence wiped out crops. The worst fear of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is that of starvation among those categorised as living in poverty- one-third of the population lives ...

  8. Ugandan orphans rock

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... of the choir, aged between seven and 13, are orphans whose parents died from Aids, war or starvation. Frank, 10, is lucky in that his mother is still alive. 'When I was very young, I lived with my ... Some die from starvation or disease,' Watoto choir team leader Peter Wamono, 28, said. 'We have social workers going in to communities and searching for the most desperate cases. ...

  9. People support us with open arms, says coup general's son in poll bid

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... people dead from starvation, illness and genocide. 'I think history tells itself ... There was no coup. The house and the senate voted to remove the prince, not my father - and what he did ...

  10. A place of extremes

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On San Miguel Island in the Philippines, global warming is about far more than sweaty summers, writes Zoe Mak Global climate change is not just about warmer winters in Hong Kong. In extreme situations- such as a small island in the Philippines- it can lead to starvation and poverty. San Miguel Island in the Philippines is on the western tip of a necklace of islands ...




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