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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    ‘Rape and torture’ in growing North Korea prison camp revealed by former guard

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 01:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... inmates said detainees were subject to forced labour- usually for between 10 to 12 hours a day on near-starvation rations with a strict production target. “Often we did not meet our targets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1373622/rape-and-torture-growing-north-korea-prison-camp-revealed-former-guard
  2. News - China

    China to celebrate Mao's birthday, but events scaled back

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... the party has acknowledged he made mistakes, there has yet to be an official accounting for the chaos of the 1966-76 Cultural Revolution or the millions of deaths from starvation during the 1958-61 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1389927/china-celebrate-maos-birthday-events-scaled-back
  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea fashion is trendy and in style, says Elle magazine

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:23pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Twitter user asked. “Elle published an article on ‘North Korea Chic?’ The same country rife with torture and starvation?” “Would Elle…have done ‘Nazi Chic’ as well?” another commentator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1361163/north-korea-fashion-trendy-and-style-says-elle-magazine
  4. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Tragedy of Liberation, by Frank Dikotter

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... into starvation. The next campaigns were against intellectuals and religion, involving denunciations, arrests and deportations. Next came forced collectivisation of land and state monopoly of grain ... Guizhou and Sichuan, there was widespread starvation. Following his mentor Joseph Stalin, Mao constructed a system of labour camps, which housed about two million people, of whom 90 per cent were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1324256/book-review-tragedy-liberation-frank-dikotter
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Jumping up and down about poverty

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... that of the extreme-starvation, under-US$2-a-day kind, Hong Kong eliminated that way back in the 1960s. This was the clarion call of economist Jeffery Sachs to end global extreme poverty. He did not mean the type ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1320866/jumping-and-down-about-poverty
  6. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Six Cambodian farmers killed in anti-tank mine blast

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 01:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... heavily mined places. The brutal hardline communist Khmer Rouge regime was responsible for the deaths of up to two million people from starvation, disease, overwork or execution during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1296872/six-cambodian-farmers-killed-anti-tank-mine-blast
  7. News - Hong Kong

    China aims to curb wrongful convictions amid abuse

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 03:39pm by AP

    ... recommendations for preventing wrongful convictions: Judges should presume defendants are innocent until proven guilty, reject evidence obtained through torture, starvation or sleep deprivation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1367194/china-aims-curb-wrongful-convictions-amid-abuse
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why the cunning snake is beloved of the Chinese

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by XUN ZHOU

    ... omen. It is believed that, in times of crisis, the snake, being resourceful, manipulative and deceptive, can keep the family from starvation. When I was researching the Great Famine of 1958 ... starvation. When things were desperate, his father would get food from the black market. He would bring it home at night, when no one was watching. The next day when he cooked it, he would say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1151102/why-cunning-snake-beloved-chinese
  9. News - China - SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa’s China ambassador ‘compares Mandela to Mao’

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 02:41pm by AFP, Reuters

    ... the late-1950s industrialisation campaign that triggered widespread starvation, with academic estimates as high as 45 million deaths, and the Cultural Revolution, a bloody and turbulent social upheaval ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1378209/south-africas-china-ambassador-compares-mandela-mao
  10. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am

    ... a reformer, but time will tell.   On a survey that predicts China will replace US as the leading superpower: Sean Niem- Corruption, pollution, starvation. Superpower? With earth resources dwindling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1289440/whats-being-said-facebookcomsouthchinamorningpost

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