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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Mao Zedong's Great Famine of 1958-62 still blights rural lives, scholar says

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Mao's Great Famine of 1958-62 continues to blight lives in impoverished rural areas, historian says Hungry past still haunts In 2010, historian Dr Zhou Xun ... had been born during the Great Famine, a tragedy that swept the country from 1958 to 1962. Stunted, and with deformed joints, most were unable to walk. They were the survivors. About a quarter ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - RETAIL

    Worst possible taste: Horse sculpture made of bread placed next to famine prevention stall

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:36am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Red faces at shopping mall as Valentine's Day sculpture made out of hundreds of slices of bread is placed next to famine prevention event Bread statue of horse in worst possible taste A horse sculpture made out of hundreds of slices of bread has been removed from a West Kowloon mall after it was spotted next to a famine prevention event. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - WARFARE

    India-Pakistan nuclear war would cause famine to wipe out civilisation

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Study says an atomic conflict between India and Pakistan would cause global famine Nuclear war in S Asia 'the end of civilisation' A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill two billion people and effectively end human civilisation, a new study has found. Even if limited in scope, ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    UN panel told NKorea regime to blame for deadly famine

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 10:56am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington Pyongyang leadership responsible for 1990's famine that killed up to 1 million, UN experts say North Korea’s authoritarian leaders were to blame for the famine that killed hundreds of thousands in the 1990s, experts told UN investigators probing possible crimes against humanity in the secretive nation. Speaking at a hearing in Washington, two ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Famine looms as Syrian military tightens siege of Damascus suburbs

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Activists say six people, including 18-month-old girl, have died for lack of food in the capital Famine looms as military tightens Damascus siege Syrian ... siege. "Assad's forces are starving people to death in those areas," the coalition claimed. "Famine looms in the horizon." Rana Obeid, the 18-month-old girl, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The terrible price of Pyongyang's nuclear hunger

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 03:51am by Donald Kirk

    ... to read recently that North Hwanghae and neighbouring South Hwanghae province were suffering from famine. Who would have believed we were in the midst of scenes of starvation? How were we to guess ... were credible considering the hardscrabble poverty of northeastern North Korea, historically the hungriest region and the greatest source of defectors. But why should there be famine ...

  7. Lifestyle - Cityseen

    30-Hour Famine celebrates 30 years of hunger for change

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com Charity-minded stars celebrate 30-Hour Famine's 30 years of hunger for change The number of hungry people in the world declined from a billion ... Famine. One of Hong Kong's longest-running hunger-awareness events, it celebrated its 30th anniversary with a launch ceremony at the Olympian City mall on Monday. The anniversary event ...

  8. News - Asia

    Father 'killed and ate his children' in famine-stricken North Korea

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 11:30am by Global Post

    ... of his own children last year — during the 2012 famine, which may have killed thousands. The Times added that citizen journalists within North Korea, employed by the AsiaPress, suspect at least ... Rumours persist among defectors that during the desperate famine years of the 1990s, North Koreans bought and sold human flesh to their starving countrymen — a practice that may have continued ...

  9. News - China - FILM

    China film broaches sensitive topic of famine

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 02:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s latest blockbuster film, to be released nationwide on Thursday, focuses on the hypersensitive topic of famine – but not the mass starvation that Mao ... and Tim Robbins among director Feng Xiaogang’s cast, and a 210 million yuan (US$34 million) budget. The famine struck the central province of Henan, which had been torn by fighting between Chinese ...

  10. Mao's Great Famine

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Mao's Great Famine by Frank Dikotter Bloomsbury HK$255 'Any attempt to understand what happened in communist China must start by placing [the Great Leap Forward] at the very centre of the entire Maoist period,' Frank Dikotter writes in his important book, Mao's Great Famine. Supported by archival documents made available only recently to professional ...




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