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  1. News - China

    Yunnan ‘Cannibal Monster’ killer executed

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 05:59pm by AFP

    ... is a particularly sensitive subject in China. It was practised as a survival tactic during periods of mass starvation, including in the wake of the Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s. A local newspaper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1124820/china-cannibal-killer-executed
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - World

    Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing to be given posthumous pardon

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... through starvation." Turing broke German ciphers using the bombe method, which allowed the codebreakers to crack the German Enigma code. His colleague Tommy Flowers built the Colossus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1287765/enigma-codebreaker-alan-turing-be-given-posthumous-pardon
  8. News - China

    Naked girl begging on Nanjing streets is sent home after public outrage

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 10:20am by Patrick Boehler

    ... to process by the weekend. The case comes only weeks after two children, one and three years old, were found dead in a Nanjing flat. They had died of starvation, after their drug-addicted mother had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1275829/naked-girl-beggar-nanjing-sent-home-after-public-outrage
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Shelters for dumped babies 'the lesser of two evils'

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:30am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... to afford health care- has long troubled mainland authorities. Many of the infants die of starvation, exposure or illness. So, two years ago, Hebei's provincial capital Shijiazhuang quietly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1392000/shelters-dumped-babies-lesser-two-evils
  10. 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

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