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  1. The Devil Came on Horseback

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... taken with his digital cameras to the world. The picture he paints is horrific: Steidle describes the bodies of adult Africans with their eyes gouged out or worse by Arab militiamen who have ... doesn't fully explain the general indifference. The reason may have to do with the fact that the world is preoccupied with the slaughter in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps this time, China should ...

  2. Island keeps close eye on military moves across the strait

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the mainland. The Defence Ministry confirmed yesterday that it was keeping a close eye on the mainland's military movements to prepare for any possible hostile action. 'The military has been monitoring the latest Chinese communist armed movements in order to prepare in case the communist forces make surprise and irrational moves,' ministry spokeswoman Major General Chi Yu-lan said. ...

  3. Assad's exile the only way for Syria

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... more opponents are created. Last Wednesday's bomb blast in Damascus that gouged at the heart of the military command, killing four top security officials, among them the defence minister ... based on diplomacy was wise, but has been overtaken by events. Sanctions will achieve little; China and Russia have been right to use their power of veto against the idea in the UN Security ...

  4. PLA eyes 'Night Eagle' to make army of night owls

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... scientific achievements in an exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences. The China Central Television report did not give further details about the new drug, ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Defence chiefs offers India assurance on China's growing South Asia ties

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... giving details of what will be discussed. India is warily eyeing growing Chinese clout in what New Delhi regards as its traditional sphere of influence. Liang dismissed the "China threat ... around it. But in a speech released by Sri Lanka's military yesterday, Liang said China had only peaceful intentions in South Asia, while stressing that the Indian Ocean was an important ...

  6. PLA eyes talent pool to expand capability

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... example he cited was the Ukrainians who helped with the refitting of China's first aircraft carrier, the Varyag- a 67,500-tonne Admiral Kuznetsov-class vessel, which China bought from ...

  7. China is reclaiming its share of the world

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Nai-keung In the past three months, China has been hit time and again by different events that, in more normal times, might take a decade to unfold. The country was affected by snowstorms that paralysed southern China during the pre-Lunar-New-Year travelling peak; millions were stranded, some without food, water and shelter. And then came the earthquake in Sichuan that has ...

  8. A case for decency amid the Sri Lankan mayhem

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is no reason for soldiers to push the pace of battle; their win is a case of when, not if. International humanitarian laws have been broken. War crimes would seem to have been committed. Medical ... Lanka is not on the UN Security Council agenda because China, Japan, Russia and Vietnam consider the fighting an internal matter. Such thinking is flawed: acts of war against civilians ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book: Writing War, by Aaron William Moore

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... a facet of the conflict that has previously been ignored. Originally from Ohio, he was able to study the private diaries of more than 200 combatants from China, the US and Japan written during ... to an undergraduate study programme in Japan, when he met an archery teacher who had fought in China. "His involvement in that terrible conflict had always fascinated me, as he was a very generous, ...

  10. Battle must continue for return of spoils of war

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been stolen and at a later date, legally ended up in private hands through having being bought. Such is the case with the bronzes. China has tried to buy them and failed. It is good ... China's objections to two bronze animal heads looted from the Old Summer Palace 150 years ago going on the auction block have been overruled by a French court. The relics have been ...




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