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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    A calamity made by man

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of and condoned mass starvation in the second year of the Great Famine, and the quote is contained in The Great Famine in China, 1958-1962, a documentary history by Zhou Xun, a research assistant ... "The first is to erect a tombstone for my father, who died of starvation in 1959; the second is to erect a tombstone for the 36 million Chinese who died of starvation; the third is to erect ...

  2. News - China - FILM

    China film broaches sensitive topic of famine

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 02:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s latest blockbuster film, to be released nationwide on Thursday, focuses on the hypersensitive topic of famine – but not the mass starvation that Mao ... of making a similar film about the starvation under Mao, the director did not answer. “You have to respect the constraints that exist, you know, and how difficult it is for filmmakers,” said Brody. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - REMEMBRANCE DAY

    Canadian PM Harper honours war dead in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 06:57pm by AFP

    ... in battle. About 290 Canadians were among the some 2,100 allied troops killed in the battle. Hundreds of survivors endured years of abuse and starvation as prisoners of war, leading to more than 260 ...

  4. News - World - ASYLUM SEEKERS

    Nauru asylum seekers hunger strikes enters fifth day

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... by late on Sunday. "We acknowledge there are people on voluntary starvation and we take that very seriously, and we are monitoring the situation," an immigration department spokesman ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's Leung backs down on Chinese patriotism lessons

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 08:14pm by AFP

    ... of one-party rule, equated multi-party democracy to chaos, and glossed over events like the bloody Tiananmen crackdown and the mass starvation of Mao’s regime. Lawmaker Anna Wu, who chaired a committee ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    American myth of freedom through guns

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by JEFFREY SACHS

    ... conquerors and their descendants nearly wiped out the indigenous populations, partly through disease, but also through war, starvation, death marches and forced labour. In the US and many Latin ...

  7. News - Asia - EAST TIMOR

    East Timor bids farewell to peacekeepers after 13 years

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 09:31am by Agence France-Presse in Dili

    ... starvation or disease. It oversaw East Timor until 2002, when an independent government took over. UN peacekeepers streamed in again in 2006, when a mass desertion among the armed forces prompted ...

  8. News - Asia - EAST TIMOR

    Australian police officers leave East Timor as peacekeeping mission ends

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The vote ended Indonesia's occupation, under which an estimated 183,000 people- then a quarter of the population- died from fighting, disease and starvation. The only major violence ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How rudeness was once a survival strategy

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by ZHOU XUN

    ... of starvation. In the archives I researched and during my interviews with survivors, I constantly came across documents or heard stories of how, just to secure the odd mouthful of food, desperate people were always ready to steal from one another, or even commit murder. Time and again within many families, there was violent strife over food. One grandma in Sichuan died of starvation because ...

  10. News - Asia

    Portugal's UN police leave East Timor

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... by the UN after Indonesia announced it would end a brutal 24-year occupation in which about 183,000 people, a quarter of the population, died from fighting, disease and starvation. East Timor ...




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