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  1. In the Graveyard of Empires

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... title alludes to numerous failed attempts (from Alexander the Great to the British to the Soviet Union) to bring order to Afghanistan, is not for readers who simply cock an ear when there's ... Charmaine Chan In the Graveyard of Empires by Seth Jones Norton, HK$128 Last summer, in his assessment of Afghanistan, US General Stanley McChrystal said: 'We face not only ...

  2. Some history lessons for China

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... British textbooks, which often gloss over the more unpleasant bits of imperial expansion- the Opium wars in particular. Was it too long ago? Then, why are the Kenyans not berating the British ... hypocritical and self-serving in making a huge issue of events of nearly 70 years ago. South Koreans are being almost equally determined to forget aspects of their history in order to demonise ...

  3. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of British American Tobacco, which greatly benefits the grass roots by giving them something useless on which to spend their spare cash and then destroys their health. It also controls luxury brands ...

  4. Alice Wu

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... The Boston Tea Party evokes not-so-fond memories of colonialism; it arose from the British empire's efforts- by granting special rights like trade monopolies and exemptions, and taxing British colonies- to bail out the British East India Company from financial trouble. The same company also had a monopoly on the production and export of Indian opium that was smuggled into China ...

  5. Forgotten Wars: The End of Britain's Asian Empire

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Forgotten Wars: The End of Britain's Asian Empire by Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper Allen Lane, HK$400 As the authors of Forgotten Wars say, the story of how the Bomb brought down the curtain on the second world war has been done to death. By contrast, the repercussions that echoed around Asia after Nagasaki and the military decline of the British empire barely ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    British Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffles his coalition cabinet

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London PM resists calls to replace unpopular finance minister George Osborne Big names survive UK cabinet reshuffle British Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffled ... Cameron promoted culture minister Jeremy Hunt, who has battled calls to resign over his closeness to Rupert Murdoch's media empire, to the health ministry. Addressing one of the pressing ...

  7. British gays denied chance to wed in HK

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Gay British couples have been refused the right to tie the knot in same-sex civil unions in Hong Kong after the government turned down a UK proposal to offer the service. Had it been successful, homosexuals among the 3.5 million British National (Overseas) passport holders and thousands of full British citizens could have sealed a civil union at the British consulate ...

  8. Duel in the Snows

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Diana McPartlin Duel in the Snows by Charles Allen John Murray $15I In December 1903 a British army marched over the Himalayas to counter a non-existent Russian threat and was confronted by a medieval Tibetan army ordered to stop it by non-violent means. It was a clash between the mightiest political power in the world and the weakest. Leading the mission was Francis Younghusband. ...

  9. Lessons to be learned from visions of order, disorder and political decay

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to overspend. We are living in a time of financial crises precisely because government debt in advanced countries is at unprecedentedly high levels. There is no global order to manage global money, ... the 'new world order' today's politicians so constantly invoke. Rather, we are facing a new world disorder- no one can know for how long'. Just as we are trying to seek order out ...

  10. Fall of 'king of strategy'

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... His arrest yesterday, along with brothers Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen of the Sun Hung Kai Properties empire, rocked the city. Hui, who is said to have advised Tsang ... a spell in an administrative post with the ICAC, to oversee the construction of Chek Lap Kok airport in the 1990s, amid much wrangling between the British colonial administration and Beijing. He ...




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