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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    Photo-book gives powerful testimony to plight of Myanmar's Rohingya minority

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Images put faces to Myanmar's stateless Muslim minority, writesGreg Torode Lost souls In documenting the plight of Myanmar's stateless ... with little food and water, and abandoning them to their fate. This time their ongoing persecution is exposing the disturbing underside of Myanmar's otherwise vaunted social and political ...

  2. Bangladesh secretly sending Rohingya back into Myanmar

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in Calcutta Bangladeshi border guards have secretly begun forcing Rohingya refugees back into Myanmar where the Muslim ethnic group faces systematic persecution, ... vessels and cast them adrift. Hundreds died as a result. The apparent Bangladeshi change in policy came after attention was turned on Myanmar's hardline stance against the Rohingya, ...

  3. Call for democracy in Myanmar is a bad case of double standards

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There are often items in the Hong Kong papers that one finds disappointing, frustrating, sad, or ironic, but three articles really caught my attention recently. The first was a story on Myanmar, 'China urges junta to speed up democracy' (November 18). The irony should be apparent to all readers. China urging another country to work towards democracy, while people ...

  4. Yunnan, the new gateway

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Council has called for the completion of a railway linking Kunming, Yunnan's capital, Changsha, and Hangzhou as well as a line between Dali in Yunnan and Ruili on the China-Myanmar border. ... to southern China. In Shan state, near the border with Yunnan, the Myanmar army was attacking ethnic groups, with the aim of securing a corridor for a gas and oil pipeline, Donowitz claimed. ...

  5. Roar of the lion

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a standing lion pose on a pedestal during a competition in Yangon, Myanmar. 6 A lion dancer goes through his routine amid the smoke from firecrackers on a street in Calcutta, a city in eastern India. ...

  6. Asia said to lag Africa in solving conflicts

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to Myanmar and the restive western province of Xinjiang, and he called for international pressure to encourage an about-face. 'There's much, much more that China can do in Myanmar ... under some considerable pressure.' Southeast Asian nations had also failed to apply the necessary pressure on Myanmar's repressive military regime, allowing it to violate international ...

  7. A little isolation goes far for Pyongyang

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... how to compromise. But they don't want to be shut off.' This week's agreement to restore formal ties with Myanmar's military junta provides another window into the strange diplomacy of Pyongyang, albeit one that is still a little unclear. North Korea and Myanmar would hardly win a UN beauty pageant for the most attractive diplomatic coupling of the year and all ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - NORTH KOREA: ANALYSIS

    North Korean agents used Hong Kong's twilight world

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... and questionable trading. The South China Morning Post reported this week that two agents, linked to illegal shipments of military technology to Myanmar, were registered as directors of the Hong ...

  9. Jebb's charity has come a long way

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the time. 'The countries we are serving include Africa and Asia,' she says. 'Within Asia that includes China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Cambodia and the Philippines.' ...

  10. Diplomatic immunity

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asian diplomat based in Myanmar, frustrated after repeated attempts to engage his counterparts from Beijing. 'They deal with the regime, and that is it.' His comments were echoed ... of fraternal borderlands and closed, secretive leaderships. It may also reflect the importance of those ties: China's relations with Myanmar, and particularly Vietnam, remain highly sensitive ...




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