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  1. A patriot determined to fight for political reform until he dies

    Posted Jan 15th 2011, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Du Daozheng was just 14 when he joined the Communist Party as an underground member. Now 87, he is the publisher of a political magazine that is seen as a thorn in the side ... to introduce political reforms and democratisation. Du was not always a liberal. He admits he used to be a blind follower of government policies that ended in catastrophe. That led to his conviction ...

  2. The politics of food, and a lesson for China and India

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and that means the geopolitics of food is back on the world agenda. The close relationship between food supply and political stability is well understood in the developing world, especially in countries ... supply back at the centre of international politics. The first is short-term disruptions such as a severe drought in Russia and eastern Europe, and weather damage to Australia's crop. ...

  3. Towngas to halve prices for poor; it's 'not political'

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Comprehensive Social Security Assistance- currently nearly 480,000 people. A company spokeswoman denied that the proposal was politically motivated. 'The concession scheme has nothing to do ...

  4. The politics of death

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill In one of the worst atrocities of the communist period, a million people died of starvation between October 1959 and April 1960 in 15 counties in southern Henan, because their food was taken by the local government and they were forcibly ...

  5. Political Animal

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... referendum on universal suffrage. Conspiracy theorists in political circles pointed fingers at the Democrats yesterday after a full-page advertisement appeared in several Chinese-language newspapers. ... is on a trip to the South Pole to study the problem of global warming. Political Animal wonders why Horace Cheung Kwok-kwan, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, who ...

  6. For PLA, firing on pirates is a political issue

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Chinese military officials have acknowledged 'political questions' are guiding any use of force by the navy to thwart pirates in the Indian ... 'There are political questions- and these are not issues dealt with by military commanders alone. Our warships off Somalia are very well aware of this. We are fully prepared to use force, but we ...

  7. Political veteran to step into premier's role

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau His previous career high came as mayor of Kaohsiung, but Wu Den-yih will taste even more rarified political air as he becomes Taiwan's 23rd premier. Wu's appointment ... dead. Wu, now 61, is set to take charge of the Executive Yuan, the island's highest executive authority, after more than 35 years in politics. Wu was the vice-chairman of the Taiwan's ...

  8. Political Animal

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. The real trouble, he said, was how the scandal had affected the pan-democratic camp's plan to trigger a de facto referendum on political reform. 'Kam should hang on to his seat ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a de facto referendum on political reform. 'At least Eastern Europe has democracy 20 years after the fall of communism,' Ho told Political Animal when queuing for her flight from ...

  10. Political Animal

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The chiefs, the visitor and the guessing game Who will stand for chief executive in 2012? To find out, look in your crystal ball- or ask someone in Taiwan. Visiting Taipei county magistrate Chou Hsi-wei seemed to have no doubts yesterday as he told Hong K ...




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