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  1. Even in death, hope lives on

    Posted Jan 24th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung At a time when Beijing is on high alert for any outbreak of unrest following the death of Zhao Ziyang, the tributes in Hong Kong are of no small concern to state leaders. ... that the government would 'promote people's understanding of the nation and strengthen their sense of national identity'. History may repeat itself, but indications are that Zhao's death ...

  2. The death of revolutionary politics

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm In China, the death of a former leader often symbolises the passing of an era. Last week, two such men passed away. Reformist former general secretary Zhao Ziyang's death grabbed the foreign media's attention. But the death of Song Renqiong on January 8 held equal symbolism for the people of Beijing. Song took part in the 1927 autumn harvest uprising ...

  3. Corrupt drugs chief to appeal against his death sentence

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Disgraced drug chief Zheng Xiaoyu, the fourth senior official to be sentenced to death for corruption charges since the Cultural Revolution, is planning an appeal, ... and Drug Administration (SFDA) director had decided to appeal. Zheng was sentenced to death by a Beijing court on Tuesday for receiving bribes and gifts totalling 6.49 million yuan and dereliction ...

  4. Albert Ho gets death threat at law firm

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn and Joshua But Cutter blade sent in letter to bashed lawmaker hours after he leaves hospital Democratic Party lawmaker Albert Ho Chun-yan received a death threat along with a cutter blade at his law firm yesterday, hours after being discharged from hospital where he was treated after a brutal attack. But he said the latest threat would not deter him from resuming his ...

  5. Petitioner 'poisoned' for land complaints

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... fell,' said Li. He said police in Fuzhou had also told Mao's relatives that he fell to his death and threatened to prosecute people who disputed their account. When Li saw Mao ... guts.' After Mao died, villagers took his body to the Ninghua Street government office for further investigation into the cause of death, but more than 100 plain-clothes police officers ...

  6. Film (1978)

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Pavan Shamdasani Game of Death Bruce Lee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Director: Robert Clouse/Bruce Lee The recent announcement that Seattle was planning to open a Bruce Lee museum before Hong ... masterpiece: Game of Death, a classic kung fu epic that would showcase his many beliefs in the principles of martial arts. The film would follow Hai Tien (played by Lee), a retired martial arts ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    A calamity made by man

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... writesMark O'Neill A calamity made by man "To distribute resources evenly will only ruin the Great Leap Forward. When there is not enough to eat, people starve to death. It is better to let ... attempted to steal it. People sat alongside storage depots waiting for the government to release grain and crying out 'Communist Party, Chairman Mao, save us!' Some people starved to death ...

  8. News - China

    Mo Yan's Nobel means recognition for China at last, but critics air doubts

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing, STEPHEN CHEN, Raymond Li

    ... translation of Shifu yuelai yue youmo Big Breasts and Wide Hips: a Novel 2004- translation of Fengru feitun Life and Death are Wearing Me Out: a Novel 2008- translation of Shengsi pilao Change 2010- translation of Bian Pow 2013 Sandalwood Death 2013- translation of Tanxiangxing Source: Nobelprize.org ...

  9. News - China - LEGACY

    Mao Zedong's hometown Xiangtan to spend billions on his 120th birthday

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by LOUISE HO

    ... his death in 1976, was born in Shaoshan - a county-level city under the administration of Xiangtan - on December 26, 1893. The city government's website says 16 facelift projects ...

  10. University to honour its botanist 'holly hu'

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... death aged 102. The university plans to dedicate a museum to the honorary professor at its Sha Tin campus to house 30,000 botany samples collected by Hu (pictured), many of which were named ... chancellor Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu said he and the university were deeply saddened by Hu's death. 'Every Chinese should be proud of her achievement. Her diligence in academic work ...




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