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  1. The grandmother branded a terrorist

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... 1962, was sparked by the shortages of the Great Leap Forward and the promise of food supplies. It was encouraged by the KGB. In the 1990s, many refugees applied to return home but were refused ...

  2. A tug of wars

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... five years of imprisonment without trial. They arrived in a country where no one speaks their language, which has no experience of accepting foreign refugees and is one of the poorest and most ... which has accepted thousands of Uygur refugees and where the exiled leadership of East Turkestan is based. Then it asked Germany- which has also given refuge to Uygurs- Finland, Sweden ...

  3. Fading hope of home

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... on the mainland for 12 years, employing different aliases and doing odd jobs, until he was discovered in 2001. He fled to France and was given political asylum. He has no passport but travels on a refugee ...

  4. A saved haven

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... by a Russian Jew and met many Russian Jews and later, other European Jews who had fled to the city. In the 1940s, he bought a house and furniture from a refugee family that was leaving and has lived ... of the few cities requiring no visa or travel document. After the creation of Israel in 1948, most left Shanghai for their new homeland, the US, Australia or other countries. It was these refugees ...

  5. Shanghai Jews and the Chinese Schindler

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill The strongest bond between Jews and Shanghai was forged when up to 30,000 found refuge there from Nazi persecution in the second world war. It required an extraordinary series of circumstances for Jews to reach the city. First, although most countries in the world refused to accept Jewish refugees, China did not require visas or travel documents. Secondly, ...

  6. Concrete legacy of tireless empire builders

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of billionaires. Sir Horace set up educational centres in Palestine and helped raise funds for a new school complex for children of the more than 20,000 Jewish refugees who took shelter in Shanghai during ...

  7. Death of a superspy

    Posted Nov 13th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of a poem written in blood on a sea-shell by a refugee from Vietnam, on an island in the South China Sea after reunification in 1975. The poem said those who did not oppose communism would suffer the same fate and end up as a refugee on a deserted island. Years later, the students discovered the story and the poem were fakes- a product of Wang's powerful imagination. Political analyst ...

  8. Return to justice

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... with a strong legal system and protection for refugees. Since 1998, 230 corrupt officials have been extradited to China, but more than 1,000 remain abroad as fugitives. Xu Hong, who led the Ministry ... for refugee status but cannot send him back until the end of the legal process, likely to last a few more years. Asked to comment on the China-Spain extradition treaty, Lai's lawyer, David Matas, ...

  9. Revamp for former Jewish district

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Shanghai suburb housed thousands of Holocaust refugees A Canadian development company yesterday signed a US$700 million contract to rebuild an area in Shanghai where thousands of Jews sought refuge from the Holocaust during the second world war, in one of the financial capital's most ambitious restoration and redevelopment projects. ...

  10. Grasping at laws

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... 'smuggling king' of the 1990s, is in detention in Vancouver, fighting a losing battle against repatriation. On August 31, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear his application for refugee ... of a Federal Court that denied him refugee status, represented Lai's best hope of staying in Canada. While he can make further legal challenges, his chances of success are small, after ...



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