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  1. Society has turned its back on us, say army veterans

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... up to the 30th anniversary of the Sino-Vietnamese war a group of veterans, including 'fighting heroes' and the children of PLA generals, claimed that society had left them behind ... and all Chinese troops had withdrawn by March 6. According to official mainland figures, nearly 22,000 Chinese soldiers and militiamen, and more than 50,000 Vietnamese soldiers, were killed ...

  2. Shift PLA to state not party army

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Chinese Communist Party's control of the People's Liberation Army is so sensitive that discussion about whether the military should instead put the state first is rarely ... though, with some believing it is time the military was first and foremost instead loyal to the Chinese state. Those are sentiments that ring alarm bells for the party's leadership, which ...

  3. Anti-Qing rebels' secret hideout in Yuen Long declared a monument

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... 1910 by a core member of Hsing Chung Hui (Revive China Society), which later formed the Kuomintang. Following the declaration, the building will be protected under law. Set to become ... China Society. It later became the Kuomintang ...

  4. Unharmonious society

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Recent land disputes that have resulted in violence: Dongzhou village in Shanwei, Guangdong Police shoot dead at least three villagers on December 6, 2005 as villagers protest over a land grab. Riots have continued as local officials failed to ...

  5. Riots provide bleak picture of society's ills

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Analysis Josephine Ma in Beijing Lack of a mechanism to pursue justice breeds frustration among disadvantaged A recent outbreak of unrest across the mainland has revealed the volatility of a society in which minor disputes can easily escalate into large, violent clashes. Those caught up in the disputes- mostly farmers, workers and members of ethnic minorities- represent a wide ...

  6. News reports at the time painted vivid picture of plots and uprisings

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a representative of the South China Morning Post learned yesterday that it was computed that no fewer than five hundred supposed members of secret societies had recently arrived in the Colony from ... at the Railway Station at Shek Cheung the day before yesterday... His society had no connection whatever with that of Dr Suen Man, alias Suen Yat Sen, who was, as he called him, no better than a swindler ...

  7. No secret to finding out about Chinese military

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard Halloran Ever since the Tiananmen massacre in 1989, US leaders and top military officers have lamented what they contend has been a lack of Chinese transparency in its military ... more about why the Chinese are investing in this very robust and rapid military modernisation programme.' The official acknowledged that the Chinese have become more open than in the past ...

  8. Little left to see on HK's Sun Yat-sen historical trail

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tsz Lane, where the Literary Society for the Promotion of Benevolence held secret rendezvous. A commemorative garden will soon be unveiled in conjunction with the anniversary of the 1911 ...

  9. Chinese Hordes and Human Waves

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill Chinese Hordes and Human Waves by Brigadier Brian Parritt Pen and Sword This is a book about the Korean war by a British soldier who took part as an artillery officer ... 'grotesque' intelligence mistakes- its failure to predict the North Korean invasion in June 1950 and the Chinese intervention in October that year. In the first half of 1950, there were many signs ...

  10. Risk and reward for Chinese firms in Africa

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Chinese state-owned dam builders Gezhouba and Sinohydro have highlighted the enormous risks and huge opportunities facing mainland firms in Africa just ... was attended by senior Chinese officials including Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Yesterday, Gezhouba announced it had ...




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