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  1. The west's dubious saviour complex

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... are a chance consequence of the interaction of British, French and Turkish empires in 1898- although Darfur was not formally added until 1916, when the British invaded it and killed its sultan. Perhaps ... and Australia sending troops, as though they had not learned enough in Afghanistan and Iraq of the problems of trying to impose a foreign order on ethnically complex countries. Thankfully, US President ...

  2. Poppies symbolise those killed in war, not the glory of empire

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the wearing of the poppy, when the only thing wearers have in mind are the innocent civilians and loved ones who have lost their lives in wars, not the glory of the British empire. The whole point ... in such horror. This is why we poppy wearers always say on every remembrance ceremony, 'We will remember them', not 'We will remember the British empire'. I am a former Canadian forces ...

  3. Women flock to PLA open day

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... Irene Jay Liu The People's Liberation Army base at Stonecutters Island played host yesterday to thousands of mainly female visitors from Guangdong on the eve of the centennial anniversary of International Women's Day. About 6,000 visitors got a ...

  4. As the world turns

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... replaced by technological pioneers such as James Watt. Colonisation led to industrialisation which led to more colonisation: opium wars, the British empire, global conflict, revolution and more ... the Great rampaged through Asia), the Roman and Han empires rose and fell, before the East surged ahead (around 541): China expanded, Buddhism was born, then Islam. Towards the end of the first ...

  5. Immigration wars

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ordered Breivik to remain in custody until the trial begins on April 16. Breivik faces terror charges that carry up to 21 years in prison, but if he is considered mentally ill, he will be sent ... the experts say. British, German and French leaders declared in recent months that multiculturalism had failed, but also highlighted the contribution of immigrants in their speeches. Critics say ...

  6. Wang sought talks with British embassy: report

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sought a meeting with British officials hours before he fled to a nearby US mission, the BBC reported yesterday, quoting a British government source. The report came as the British embassy in Beijing confirmed it had formally asked the Chinese government to review the death of Neil Heywood, a British citizen who was said to have close ties with Bo's family, in Chongqing last year. ...

  7. An ancient game of kings and khans

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... troops in the kingdom of Persia. It was the British who gave it proper rules and regulations. Variations of polo are depicted in historical paintings and tapestries. It was apparently popular ... competitions on the Mongolian grasslands. There are several small polo clubs around Beijing. Shanghai has the classy Nine Dragons Hill Polo Club. The sport was regularly played by British soldiers ...

  8. As the years disappear...

    Posted Mar 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a much more acceptable term, apparently. Then, proudly nationalistic mainland journalists ask British Museum director Neil MacGregor if Britain plans to return Chinese artworks that are deemed ... era at 1830- nine years before the first opium war between Britain and China. The British Museum reportedly wanted to continue to 1850, but the Palace Museum apparently felt that straying ...

  9. Japan should clarify defence intentions

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... and British troops, and then reassess the situation. Given Japan's extreme generosity as an international donor, there is no doubt about its desire for world peace and stability. As a nation, ...

  10. Help within hours for Britons caught in regional disasters

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly If another tsunami or Bali hits, teams can be there same day, says consulate December's deadly tsunami and the Bali bombings have prompted the British consulate in Hong ... the consulate is setting up four teams of eight consular staff to send to disaster zones within six hours of an alert. An estimated 200,000 British citizens are living in or visiting Hong Kong, ...




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