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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: That's entertainment

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... and their secretaries, make-up artists and other hangers-on “serve by imperial appointment” (yuyong). But in imperial China, they were considered little better than prostitutes – but for a couple of years ... most of these entertainers were corrupt and amassed wealth and political power. Their glory was short-lived, however. The emperor’s adoptive brother soon rebelled and the emperor was killed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1576903/reflections-thats-entertainment
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Lest we forget

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm by Jason Wordie

    ... the beginning of what became the first world war. This devastating conflict affected the entire world; its political, economic and social aftermath materially shaped how we live today, in ways that many ... involvement in the second world war, however, was direct, and the long-term impact much more profound. On a war footing from 1938, following the Japanese invasion of China the previous year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1578433/then-now-lest-we-forget
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    Then & now: the great escapes

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by Jason Wordie

    ... of life worldwide for the entire course of human history. Desperate people, driven from their homes by natural disasters, or political or economic circumstances beyond their power, have become ... similar to those that caused them to flee; few countries offer permanent safe havens. Their powerlessness has always left refugees exposed to exploitation. White Russians flooded into China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572852/then-now-great-escapes
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    My life: Ufrieda Ho

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by JENNI MARSH

    ... dad had been orphaned and China was in freefall. He just wanted to get to anywhere the "golden mountains" had been established- San Francisco, Melbourne, Joburg. In South Africa, my ... At school, we weren't allowed to talk about politics. The first time I got an inkling of what democracy might be was in 1989, when the Tiananmen Square protests happened. There were about 25,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572896/my-life-ufrieda-ho
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: playing the loyalty card

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:10pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Playing the loyalty card Recently, individuals on both sides of Hong Kong’s political divide have been asked to reveal what their true nationalities are. This comes after ... and to mobilise the masses to affect political and social change. Consequently, Hongkongers – and especially their sovereigns in Beijing – have the right to question if these high-placed and high-profile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1566890/reflections-playing-loyalty-card
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: the money shot

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by Jason Wordie

    ... pornography was widely available across Asia, and, like other Japanese products, these publications flooded into the China market. The internet has changed everything, and erotic publications, like ... paid an internal fine of HK$10,000, wiped the drool off his face, and blithely resumed his stellar political career. This episode says a great deal about both the quality of the official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1568214/money-shot
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... role was to translate the Queen's common English into impeccable Latin for all her foreign correspondence. Milton, a committed republican, was tormented by the difficult politics ... namesake. Brought to his wits' end by the politics of the American civil war, the governor committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. He shared a birthday and an exit strategy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572851/six-degrees
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: naked ambition

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:31pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... sound ridiculous. In imperial China, the most “naked” officials were the lowly eunuchs, palace servants with no immediate family because they were unable to bear children. In fact, Shi Jingtang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572259/reflections-naked-ambition
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: homeless in Elmhurst

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by RONG XIAOQING

    ... "Go back to China," came the retorts. After The New York Times covered the July 25 protest, Margaret Chin and Peter Koo, the only two Chinese-American members on the City Council, wrote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572847/city-scope-homeless-elmhurst
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: claims to inflame

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:31pm by Petti Fong

    ... That's the claim put forward by two school board trustees in the city- and it's one that sent ripples through the Chinese community and had immediate political ramifications. A recent press ... washroom?" Within hours of the press conference, Woo and Denike's political party, the Non-Partisan Association, expelled the two trustees from caucus, saying they did not represent the same ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1563326/city-scope-claims-inflame

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