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  1. News - China - OBITUARY

    Phuntso Wangye, Tibetan communist who urged reconciliation, dies at 91

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:19am by Reuters

    ... founded the Tibetan Communist Party and launched a series of guerrilla uprisings against Nationalist rule until joining forces with the Communist Party in 1949. He led People's Liberation ... Reuters Revolutionary leader had criticised Beijing's tough stance towards region Tibetan communist who urged reconciliation Phuntso Wangye 1922-2014 Phuntso Wangye, a veteran Tibetan ...

  2. News - China - OBITUARY

    Obituary: Yang Baibing backed 1989 crackdown and prospered from it

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... at the age of 93. Xinhua said yesterday that Yang, who was director of the People's Liberation Army's General Political Department in 1989, died after an illness in Beijing on Tuesday ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Yang Baibing said to have signed the order for PLA to shoot Tiananmen protesters, but later fell foul of Deng Xiaoping General backed '89 crackdown ...

  3. News - China - OBITUARY

    Former People's Daily chief editor Hu Jiwei sought Tiananmen vindication

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. During his leadership at the party newspaper, he was often criticised by the conservatives for his liberal positions. Hu was charged ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com 'Truth about Tiananmen' was ex-editor's last wish Hu Jiwei, a former People's Daily chief editor and one of the most vocal advocates ...

  4. News - China - OBITUARY

    Lin Ruo, a liberal reformer stood firm for what was right, dies at 88

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Zhao's memoirs were published in 2009. Lin, who became head of Guangdong's provincial people's congress in 1991, was also credited with promoting the rule of law through his drive ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Lin Ruo, an unrepentant supporter of the late premier Zhao Ziyang, stood firm for what was right- and encouraged others to do the same Liberal reformer was a man ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Nixon challenger, liberal icon George McGovern dies at 90

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 07:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Former US senator George McGovern, a liberal icon who vowed to end the Vietnam War but lost a landslide presidential election to Richard Nixon in 1972, died early on Sunday at the age of 90. The family said in a statement that the liberal standard-bearer died at about 5.15am at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, ...

  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    World’s oldest known Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer, dies at age 110

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:54am by Reuters

    ... were freed from Nazi captivity in 1945 when the Soviet Red Army liberated their camp, and emigrated to Israel before settling in Britain. Raphael, an accomplished cellist and conductor, died ...

  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    Ariel Sharon dies after 8-year coma, leaving behind a complex legacy

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 08:36pm by AFP

    ... in the 1948 war of independence and eventually became the Israeli army. Known throughout his military career for his boldness, Sharon also had a stubborn sense of independence. As head of the elite ... Liberation Organisation. Although the PLO was forced out of Beirut, its leader, Yasser Arafat, escaped unharmed. The Sabra and Shatila killings ended his term as defence minister after an official ...

  8. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Vietnam’s military mastermind Vo Nguyen Giap dies in Hanoi

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 09:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press Vo Nguyen Giap led ragtag guerilla army to victory over colonial power at Dien Bien Phu, then defeated America's Saigon puppets 21 years later General who humbled ... to that of his mentor, founding president Ho Chi Minh, who led the country to independence. The so-called "red Napoleon" stood out as the leader of a ragtag army of guerillas who wore sandals ...

  9. News - World - OBITUARY

    General Norman Schwarzkopf, military hero of Gulf war, dies at 78

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in modern warfare, a six-week blitzkrieg by a broad coalition of forces with overwhelming air superiority that liberated tiny Kuwait from Iraqi occupation, routed Saddam Hussein's Republican ... Schwarzkopf," he wrote, "comes across as a strong professional soldier, a Patton with conscience". As a boy, Schwarzkopf lived in Iran, Switzerland, Germany and Italy with his father, an army ...



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