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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: dream machine

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 09:58pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... an aspiration that recalls his own China dream. The idea of modern China projecting its political and ideological models abroad is an unpalatable prospect for most nations in East and Southeast Asia, for various reasons. Yet, there was a time when China was the political, economic and cultural leader in the region, a status that the present generation of Chinese, urged on by their president, dream ...

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    City scope: the forgotten army

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by Anna Chen

    ... in Europe and described the mixture of workers and intellectuals as a political awakening. The ideals formed during this conflict were carried back home and contributed to China's political landscape in the 20th century. "These men were failed by everyone. Their contribution to China's journey into the modern world should be recognised and commemorated," says Lau. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & Now: The China lover

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

    ... in the Japanese presence in China. Recent mainland political agendas have created a powerful black-and-white historical narrative that maintains the Japanese in China were all hated intruders. The reality ... 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 ...

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    Reflections: Split decisions

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:14am by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Secessionist movements, some peaceful, others less so, are well documented in Asia. Historically, a divided China was always accompanied by warfare and chaos, a situation that has informed the traditional and contemporary Chinese obsession with a unified state. In the modern era, however, at least two political entities declared their independence and broke away from China. One ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:48pm

    ... never to return to China. His controversial essay, “Fifth Modernisation”, posted on Beijing’s “Democracy Wall” – a street that became politically significant in 1978 – saw him convicted ... Na Na. Like Rousseff, Gusmao was imprisoned by a rival political faction. During the struggle for East Timorese independence, he was a leader of the resistance and played an important role ...

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    Power play: China and India jostle for influence in Nepal

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by DINAH GARDNER

    ... China viewed Nepal as a state protected and hugely influenced by India, whereby exerting its prowess was not viable. But the changes in Nepal's political environment and the growing demand ... that Beijing and Delhi are unlikely to spar over Nepal because the governments have a common interest. "Both China and India would like Nepal to have a constitution and political stability," ...

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    City scope: Casting wide

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

    ... 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 ... 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- ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: trouble on Mao Zedong Street

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:27pm by UFRIEDA HO

    ... for a democratic South Africa. But this process also involves political scent-marking. Bar the odd frustration at having to continuously upgrade satellite navigation systems and dump obsolete maps, most South Africans accept and even applaud new monikers for a new era. Jan Smuts Airport gave way to OR Tambo International Airport, Verwoerdburgstad district became the politically neutral ...

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    Reflections: one for the history books

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... I search both online and off to fill in the blanks. In 1065, Emperor Yingzong, of the Northern Song dynasty, commissioned Sima Guang to compile a grand narrative of China’s past. Sima and his team ... as reflected in its title, meant it focused on politics, with little coverage of economics and culture. While the compilers were unabashed about twisting the past according to their own biases, it’s ...




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