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  1. Premier recalls mercy shown in a cruel war

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao recounted stories yesterday of Japanese orphans being taken in by Chinese families during the second world war to underline the more positive aspects of Sino-Japanese ... 'Nie Rongzhen rescued the Japanese orphan Mihoko from the battlefield amid shellfire. He looked after her carefully and later sent her back to Japan,' Mr Wen said. Mihoko Kakoi returned ...

  2. His Illegal Self

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... protesting. Now on the run from the FBI, they have all but orphaned Che to more causes than you can shake a Molotov cocktail at. Enter a woman called Dial. Che believes she is his prodigal mother ...

  3. Citizens push to make amends

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... and foster homes, where speaking their own languages and practising their ceremonies was forbidden. Family visits were prohibited and many of the children were told they were orphans. Originally ...

  4. Province plans huge health cover scheme

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... it would also cap prices for most prescription drugs this year. It will also improve medical relief for those in need, such as childless elderly people, orphans and the homeless. It also pledged ...

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    Julian Castro, the 'Latino Barack Obama'

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... as an orphan at the age of six, and his mother, the first in her family to graduate from college, with giving him and his twin brother Joaquin the chance to attend Stanford and Harvard Law School. ...

  6. Figments of wild imaginations

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the mainland. He was a soldier of the People's Liberation Army. He was born in 1940 in Hunan province. Soon after his birth, he was orphaned and adopted by the country's Communist Party. Lei ...

  7. Party goes on, but would its icon recognise it?

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... of mileage in the story of this simple orphan who had humbly dedicated himself to party and people. The fact they had a stock of pictures showing the photogenic youth in classic revolutionary poses ...

  8. Flawed split sowed seeds of war

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and 70 million people were killed and millions more left maimed, widowed and orphaned. Cities had been bombed into rubble and infrastructure completely destroyed. But the damage was limited ...

  9. An open door to bitter irony

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines For those not aware of the wonderful Yiddish word chutzpah, it is explained like this: a young man who has murdered his parents tries to plead mitigation by claiming that, following their deaths, he has become an orphan. This is truly chutzpah. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, the chief executive, presumably wants to take chutzpah to another level by claiming, as he did ...

  10. Beijing's action plan lacks detail on enforcing people's political and civil rights, experts say

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... rights'. He doubted whether it would benefit the vulnerable groups his NGO is helping. 'I don't see how they're going to provide adequate education to kids orphaned by HIV/Aids ...




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