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  1. War hero has to beg to pay medical bills

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com A former member of the National People's Congress Standing Committee and war hero in a 1974 battle for the Paracel Islands has been found begging on the street, mainland media reported yesterday. Wu Xianfeng, 61, was ...

  2. Villagers to take protest over land grab to the capital

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

    ... Minnie Chan Villagers in Foshan, Guangdong province, plan to take their protest against a land grab by local officials to Beijing, hoping to take advantage of relaxed controls on dissent following the end of the annual NPC and CPPCC sessions last week. Lu ...

  3. Traders in clash over rent increases

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Two incidents of people protest have erupted in Guangdong. Thousands of small-business owners in Zhaoqing confronted riot police in a protest against a sharp rent increase. And villagers from Heshan massed outside the pro ...

  4. A widening gulf between people and states

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Phar Kim Beng

    ... Global protest is increasingly the norm. During the weekend after America's invasion of Iraq, March 21-23, over 5 million people protested in anti-war demonstrations around the world (see table). East Asia is not immune to the waves of protests. In A ...

  5. Naval force expected off Somalia tomorrow

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... from the busy African sea routes. The United Nations last month passed a resolution permitting countries to take land-based military action against pirates operating in the Gulf of Aden and in waters off Somalia. The three Chinese vessels will also patrol near the Socotra islands, about 350km south of the Arabian Peninsula, and the southeastern part of the Gulf of Aden in case ...

  6. China may have to pick up the slack on piracy

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are providing escorts and patrols in an area that covers the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden. Rear Admiral Duncan Potts, head of European forces, said it was like patrolling an area ...

  7. The Ho Chi Minh Trail

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Vietnam. They divided it into three 'protectorates'. Tonkin was the north. Annam was the centre. Cochinchina was in the south. At first the capital was Saigon in Cochinchina. Saigon ...

  8. Shipowners seek U.N. anti-piracy force

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com The United Nations should establish an armed peacekeeping force that can be deployed on board merchant vessels to tackle the growing piracy menace in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden, says a major group of maritime organisations. The call was made in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon from a round table of four international shipping ...

  9. 'These guns and roadblocks are making people scared'

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The violence in Thailand's troubled south will not be solved by sending in more soldiers but by long-term efforts, say locals. Greg Torode reports It is known as the 'highway of heartache'. Tall trees with over-hanging branches line the str ...

  10. 'There is nothing here but fear and uncertainty'

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The shadowy insurgency sweeping Thailand's southern provinces has left the area's Buddhist minority confused, Greg Torode reports Just as on any other working day, Utaiwut Raksanak rose before dawn on Monday to take his wife to work before start ...




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