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  1. What John changed and why

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by John Brennan

    ... efforts? And do you think the way Astina includes magic, and a farmer's timeless way of life, in her original story makes it more colourful than my version? ...

  2. Urban Jungle

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... It was not just the ungodly early hours that farmers keep, or the hard sweaty work that is required to keep a farm running. No single thing made it difficult to adapt, rather it was the whole change ... as the Romans do.' Then another thought popped into my mind: I had never seen a farmer do this before. I knew it was a trap, but it would have spoiled the joke if I didn't go along with it. So ...

  3. News - China

    Angry farmer who threatened children after his house demolished detained

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen bingln.chen@scmp.com Suspect turns himself in after warning of retaliation against schools for losing land Farmer held over threats to children A Hunan farmer turned himself in last night following a citywide manhunt in Guangzhou that began at the weekend after he threatened to attack schools in the city. Guangzhou police said the suspect, Cao Zaifa ,was ...

  4. The Green Huntsman

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The sounds of something crashing through the forest at night, they thought, could be nothing else but the huntsman. One night, Hans, a farmer, woke with a start. He lived alone in a cottage ... Hans stood frozen with terror at his door. He stared down at the two hounds looking at him with blood-red eyes. Then the ground shook and the huntsman charged back into the clearing. The farmer ...

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    Reflections: farmers in arms

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 10:43pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Wee Kek Koon Farmers in arms Protesters, many of them students, stormed and occupied key government buildings in Taiwan last month to protest against a trade deal ... against the new policy were arrested and promptly executed. Having had enough, a group of farmers got together and, brandishing their tools as weapons, stormed the palace. The monarch was forced ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Officials remove Fanling farmer from land by force

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:55am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... for 30 years Farmer Lai Wing-kuen was "in a daze" yesterday after he and his wife were dragged off land on which he had worked for 30 years and which he had vowed to fight to the end ... Caught by surprise, the farmer and his wife, Cheung Yuk-ming, were removed by force from the fields. Lai's arms were scratched in the process. Lai had been campaigning to keep ...


    Taiwanese farmers who joined 1988 riot over foreign competition join students

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:05am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung in Taipei fanny.fung@scmp.com Veterans of 1988 farmers’ riot join student protesters Elderly Taiwanese farmers who rioted in 1988 against foreign competition have joined the student-led protests against a trade pact with the mainland, saying they see parallels between the current struggle and what they fought for decades ago. Some 30 farmers, many in their 60s and from ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo Subianto vows to put farmers first in Indonesia power bid

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:09pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Jakarta Prabowo Subianto hopes to ride to power in Indonesia with pledge to put farmers first in a 'people economy' geared to fostering nationalism Ex-general is out to corral winning vote Prabowo Subianto, a former general turned presidential candidate, is raising his own herd of cattle as he seeks to woo Indonesia's farmers with a promise to make them ...

  9. Local officials use regulations, policies to exploit poor villagers

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen When winter arrived at Xizhuang village in western Shanxi, 40-year-old farmer Ma Geping jumped on his motorbike and went up Qinglong Mountain to dig up some coal. Villagers ... But their life is not as easy as before. Resource protection policies from Beijing have become excuses for lower-level officials to exploit the poorest farmers, the villagers say. When Mr Ma loaded his ...

  10. 'University men' take on the challenge of rural life

    Posted Sep 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yang Xuecheng graduated with an agriculture degree four years ago, but instead of pursuing a corporate career he and two friends became farmers in Yingde, a poor mountain city ... more money from relatives and the local government, and rescued our farm. We are still in debt. Why did you choose to be a farmer? It was not an impulsive act. While I was studying agricultural ...




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