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  1. Is it next stop Beijing for Bo aboard the Chongqing express?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... a vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, it would be a crucial step to consolidating his status as heir apparent to President Hu Jintao. Like Xi, Bo is a princeling- the name given ...

  2. Refugees hoping Beijing will take up their desperate plight with junta are sure to be sorely disappointed

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the country. Beijing is a rare supporter of the Myanmese military regime and has yet to approve a United Nations resolution against the ruling junta. Strategically positioned between China and India, ...

  3. Chastened Wang comes in from cold

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... was accused of being a traitor and 'defecting' for refusing to return home to play in the Asian Games. The 28-year-old former army official and star of Bayi Rockets military team made ... to China. His return comes after months of heated negotiations behind the scenes with CBA and military officials. They said they wanted him back in the fold but also wanted to ensure he first ...

  4. Grand Duke celebrates an enchanted life

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... English in addition to Luxembourgish, French and German- moved to the United States to continue his studies. In 1974, Prince Henri undertook his military training at the Royal Military Academy ... himself in the country of his military training, he was made an honorary major of Britain's Parachute Regiment. Since October 6, 2000, the Grand Duke has been a general of the Luxembourg ...

  5. Letters

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... apparently strike fear into the heart of half a million military men and 12 (almost) faceless Burmese generals. The name of a 63-year-old widow, after almost 20 years of imprisonment, can still ... primarily by India, Thailand and China- given the exchange of resources for arms, military technology and 'quiet' borders. I trust that the world's largest democracy, at least, ...

  6. Leaders sing praises of Sino-Indian teamwork

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a document on co-operation and agreed to increase high-level and military exchanges, step up co-operation in areas of energy, technology and environmental protection, and revise bilateral trade ...

  7. Cambodian leg a bridge too far for Trans-Asia Railway

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... Thailand and Cambodia have not been good recently, following the dispute and military standoff over land surrounding the temple at Preah Vihear, just inside Cambodian territory. He added there were ...

  8. Hitler's Spy Chief- The Wilhelm Canaris Mystery

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... military intelligence chief Admiral Wilhelm Canaris as a professional soldier who loathed Adolf Hitler and sought to end his dictatorship. He says Canaris was shocked by the slaughter of civilians ...

  9. A jewel in the crown for six turbulent decades

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... aftermath. Politically, Thailand's road has been a long one. An evolving democracy has been forged out of 17 military coups, many of them violent. Some leaders have proved corrupt on a grand ... Prajadhipok, had abdicated 11 years before following a military coup that ended the absolute monarchy. Born in the American city of Boston, he lived in Switzerland before returning to Bangkok in 1950 ...

  10. Eat this...

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... tinned foods have evolved from their utilitarian roots. Developed by the French military during the early 1800s, tinned food was what you bought if you couldn't get the fresh stuff- because ...




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