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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & Now: The China lover

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:14am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie The realities encountered by singer-actress Yoshiko Yamaguchi do not fit easily into today's Sino-Japanese narrative. The China lover The recent death in Tokyo of singer ... in northeastern China and Taiwan. China's northeastern provinces- better known then as Manchuria- became a Japanese sphere of influence after Japan was granted "most favoured nation" status ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1599504/then-now-china-lover
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    My life: Ted Thomas

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:14am by Madeleine Fitzpatrick

    ... There was a United Nations directive stating that there should be no export to China of goods of strategic value: obviously, ammunition, guns; but it also covered things like oil and paraffin. We set up a coast-watching organisation with five radar stations around Hong Kong; we checked every ship going up to China along the Pearl River. I'd been sent here to catch one or two very famous people who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1599506/my-life-ted-thomas
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    City scope: Casting wide

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:14am by Violet Law

    ... Violent law in Fort Kochi On the Malabar Coast of southwest India, an enduring mystery relating to medieval China-India contact lives on in the form of fishing nets. The cheenavala- ... of the Indian Ocean. Political unrest, which culminated in the Manchu invasion of China, saw the Ming dynasty's seafaring ambitions ebb. Local historians believe it is plausible that the Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1600115/city-scope-casting-wide
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    Six degrees

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:15am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman Margaret Thatcher met with the then paramount leader of the People’s Republic, Deng Xiaoping, in late September 1982, when she is infamously said to have “lost Hong Kong” to China. Perhaps the British prime minister was bound for failure, having described China as a “rather unpleasant place governed by rather unpleasant people” when she first visited, in 1977. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1600207/six-degrees
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    So near, yet so feared: no love hotel

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:50pm by cecilie gamst berg

    ... Cecilie Gamst Berg Cecilie Gamst Berg No love hotel No one who knows me or who has ever read this column would dream of questioning my loyalty to the Lo Wu Railway Station Hotel. I have ... and plush (if a little cigarette-scarred) plastic carpeting were replaced with steel walls and fluorescent ceiling lights, like in a morgue- I didn't abandon the Railway, but trudged lovingly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1585025/so-near-yet-so-feared-no-love-hotel
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    Then & now: Spitting images

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:10am by Jason Wordie

    ... Chinese from their cross-border brethren than any other attribute. This social marker illustrates profound social differences between citizens here and in the rest of China, and signals very ... were spread by public spitting. Western visitors were shocked and revolted enough by this practice to write about it in nauseated terms. Travel accounts not only from Hong Kong and China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1594711/then-now-spitting-images
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... telescopes within the sights of amateur astronomers. Dobson came from an academic family; his maternal grandfather founded Peking University, an institu-tion that hosted many of China's movers ... the office. Last year, Netanyahu found himself caught between the United States and Chinese governments after promising both sides cooperation in court when the Bank of China was charged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1590227/six-degrees
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by Jason Wordie

    ... On his return home, Lim became further involved with Nationalist politics in Malaya and Singapore as the Japanese incursions into China expanded throughout the late 1930s. At the outbreak ... their awareness of China’s political issues directed many towards broader Nationalist or Communist causes. Captured by the Japanese and harshly interrogated, Lim became ill and died in prison in  Batu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1590085/then-now
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    City scope: An African queen

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by UFRIEDA HO

    ... There's a benefit in straddling these two worlds at a time when Beijing's horizons stretch to Africa- China, after all, is now South Africa's largest trading partner. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1590097/african-queen
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    Reflections: cruel and unusual

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:50pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... too. Desecration of corpses wasn’t unusual in ancient China – public displays of body parts were used by the state as a deterrent against crime. But there were also emperors who killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1583778/reflections-cruel-and-unusual

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