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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

    ... a member 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 ... 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 - 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 ...

  3. News - China - OBITUARY

    Dissident Chen Yizi, former aide to Zhao Ziyang, dies in Los Angeles

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:47pm by Cary Huang, Zhang Hong, Minnie Chan

    ... opened fire to crush the pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square in the early hours of June 4, Zhao's aides and liberal intellectuals in government think tanks became targets ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    'Big Man' Walter Gerrard, former professional footballer, dies aged 70

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 08:45pm by Derek Currie

    ... entertain at the drop of a hat. He touched a lot of people's lives in Hong Kong. You name it, Walter did it, including cameo roles in Chinese movies and training the Hong Kong Football Club ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - OBITUARY

    Serious actor-director Harold Ramis leaves a legacy of laughs

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 03:34pm by AP

    ... and Murray's army recruit buddy in Stripes. But the Chicago native and early member of the improv comedy troupe Second City was a far larger force behind the camera. The intellectual Ramis was the Zen ...

  7. 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

    ... of Guangdong's provincial people's congress in 1991, was also credited with promoting the rule of law through his drive to rein in corruption and for making the congress a more accountable body. ... known for his liberal mindset, reformist policies, and support for media freedom and the rule of law, died on Sunday, aged 88, after a battle with liver cancer. Lin, Guangdong's top leader ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Maximo Cheng Chi-ping, last of Hong Kong's Chindit warriors, dies at 92

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:14am by Annemarie Evans

    ... at the age of 92. Cheng and his British Army comrades fought deep behind Japanese enemy lines in Burma, now Myanmar, during the second world war. Their casualty rate was high and their tactics ... a document to say he wouldn't take up arms against the Japanese. With others, he set off on foot to join the British Army Aid Group, a paramilitary organisation in Guilin set up by a former ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    American folk music legend Pete Seeger dies aged 94

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:19am by Reuters

    ... of the people". Seeger died of natural causes at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, his record company, Appleseed Recordings, said. Seeger was well known for his liberal politics, working ...




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