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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World - OBITUARY

    Washington Post's legendary Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dies

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:55am by AFP

    ... home, leaves a lasting legacy at the Post and in the wider media, and has been hailed for having "the courage of an army". President Barack Obama, who awarded Bradlee the Presidential ... one unbending principle was the quest for the truth and the necessity of that pursuit. He had the courage of an army." Bradlee's reign as editor saw the Post win the Pulitzer Prize ...

  3. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Australia's former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who opened door to China, dies at 98

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 11:40am by AP

    ... Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in the former British colony. Campaigning on the slogan “It’s time,” Whitlam ended 23 years of conservative Liberal National rule and instituted many socially ...

  4. 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 Army troops into the remote mountain region in 1951 and served as a translator for Chinese leaders Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai during talks with the Dalai Lama in 1954. Phuntso was later purged ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Star who gave her voice to women's rights: Polly Bergen dies aged 84

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:12am by AGENCIES

    ... went up to people's doors and rang their bells." Planned parenthood was a cause close to Bergen's heart. She adopted three children: daughter Pamela Fields and son Peter Fields ...

  6. News - China - OBITUARY

    Japanese songstress Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who posed as Chinese, dies aged 94

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:48am by He Huifen, AFP

    ... for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. She was active in promoting relations with China and other Asian countries. One of her concerns was Japanese military brothels, an issue which still strains ties ...

  7. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Yoga guru BKS Iyengar helped share ancient Indian practice with the world

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... Trust of India news agency said. His website carried a picture of Iyengar's smiling face beside a message that read: "I always tell people, 'live happily and die ...

  8. News - World - OBITUARY

    Tributes flow for Richard Attenborough, actor and director

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 08:59pm by AP

    ... Attenborough was born August 29, 1923 into a family with strong liberal views and a tradition of volunteer work. One of his younger brothers is naturalist David Attenborough. As a director, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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, ...




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