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  1. Lifestyle - Books - GEOPOLITICS

    Book review: The South China Sea- The Struggle for Power in Asia, by Bill Hayton

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by BEN RICHARDSON

    ... into the nationalist corner, Beijing has little room to manoeuvre without appearing weak and bringing its legitimacy to rule into question. "From primary school to politburo, the U-shaped line has become ...

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    CIA's war of words with the Soviets

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by GDN

    ... of the campaign. The Soviets were outraged. It was the decision of Nikita Khrushchev's politburo not to publish this novel by a "bourgeois individualist", moreover a Jew, whose work ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: Following the Leader, by David Lampton

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... charismatic leaders in the mould of Mao or Deng and towards bureaucrats who favour governance by committee. It's a transition perfectly represented by the downfall of former Politburo member Bo ...

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    From Marx to Mao and beyond- essays on global communism

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 06:13pm by GDN

    ... of the Politburo. If the party survives beyond this point, historians may come to see October 1949, rather than October 1917, as the game-changing revolution of the 20th century. The Oxford Handbook ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MEMORIAL

    Mourners brave the rain to remember 'unique' opera star Hung Sin-nui

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 02:52pm by Mimi Lau

    ... President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and the other five members of the Politburo Standing Committee led the list of those who had sent flowers and messages of condolence. Guangdong governor Zhu ...



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