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  1. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: A Capitalist in North Korea, by Felix Abt

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:57am by Julian Ryall

    ... required to attend public executions, starvation, abuse at the hands of camp guards and children born into life in the camps with no hope of escape other than death. The Western media is apparently ...

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    Book review: North Korea: State of Paranoia, by Paul French

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by GDN

    ... Jonathan Steele North Korea: State of Paranoia by Paul French Zed 4 stars Jonathan Steele Mention North Korea and people expect tales of horror or ridicule- and there is good reason for both. It is refreshing then to find an author who analyses its tumult ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Carnival China, by Kerry Brown

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by David Wilson

    ... most remarkable moments were when … common ground was found through humour and a shared sense of the rich absurdity of daily life in Carnival China- officials who had a glint in their eye ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Daughters of Deng Xiaoping lead tributes in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:29pm by Keira Lu Huang, Emily Tsang

    ... The wheelchair takes its place at a three-day exhibition at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, commemorating Deng's life, including his years as paramount leader from 1978 to 1992. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    John Tsang recalls protests on US campus during the Vietnam war

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by Phila Siu

    ... campaigners would be unable to find them. Days of peace would resume in Boston.” Ironically, he noted, the student leaders eschewed activism in favour of moneyed careers later in life, while those who ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping exhibit in Hong Kong may touch on June 4 crackdown

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:11am by Tony Cheung, Andrea Chen

    ... Tony Cheung and Andrea Chen Deng exhibit may touch on June 4 crackdown An exhibition on the life of late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping may touch on the June 4 incident, an event organiser ... in 2017- because it would focus on Deng's "life, thinking and character". Across the border, a 48-episode television series on Deng and his leadership from 1976 to 1984, Deng ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Army and Democracy, by Aqil Shah

    Posted May 04th 2014, 01:55pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan by Aqil Shah Harvard University Press 3 stars David Wilson Pakistan is on shaky terms with democracy. Since the Muslim state won independence in 1947, only once has it spawned an elected g ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Snowden Files, by Luke Harding

    Posted May 04th 2014, 01:55pm by GDN

    ... David Runciman The Snowden Files by Luke Harding Guardian Faber 3.5 stars David Runciman There are two big mysteries at the heart of the Edward Snowden story. First, why did he do it? Second, how did he do it? Luke Harding's breathless page-turner, w ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Young tycoon wants to serve Mid-Levels with district office

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Tony Cheung

    ... after finishing his A-levels. However, his life changed in 2007 when he bought his first home in North Point with HK$1.2 million and resold it some six months later amid soaring property prices. ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi's 'shockingly harsh' Politburo speech signals tensions over anti-graft crackdown

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 06:41pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com President tries to silence critics, observers say, by telling Politburo that he was disregarding 'life, death and reputation' in his campaign Xi puts all at stake in anti-graft campaign President Xi Jinping told top officials he was disregarding “life, death and reputation” to fight corruption in a terse speech signalling a possible ...




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