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  1. Libya's pragmatic vote for reform

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... rebellion against Muammar Gaddafi's iron-fisted rule of 42 years, few gave it a real chance of success at toppling the regime. Within six months Gaddafi had fled into hiding ...

  2. Stay loyal, troops in Tibet told

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the remote area just months ahead of the meeting'. Wong said that Sino-Indian relations around the border region had also grown more tense recently and ethnic tensions in Tibet, highlighted ...

  3. Sino-US gun running ring foiled

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com More details have emerged about a Sino-US firearms smuggling ring busted last month as mainland police destroyed more than 100,000 illegal guns and 250 tonnes of explosives in 150 cities yesterday as part of an ongoing crackdown. Chinese and US police broke up a criminal ring and arrested 26 suspects including a US National Guard staff sergeant who allegedly ...

  4. War hero has to beg to pay medical bills

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Xiaonian, 49, a PLA veteran who fought in the Sino- Vietnam war in 1979, said Wu was not an isolated case among retired soldiers. 'Many of my battle companions who lost their arms and legs in the Sino-Vietnam war have been living in poverty since they were discharged from the army because the party doesn't care for them in today's economy-first society,' he said. ...

  5. History repeats itself, 10 years after Estrada's fall

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Robles in Manila In an ironic twist of history, former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was brought to book the same way her predecessor was- for breaking a law she herself supported. On Friday evening, Arroyo was arrested in her Manila hospital suite for the non-bailable crime of electoral sabotage, specified in a law she as president enacted in 2007. ...

  6. Anti-Wall Street protest reaches Asia's capitals

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from Exchange Square to an area outside HSBC headquarters, where some said they intended to spend the night. Lee said it was ironic that the square would today be a stop on the Central Rat ...

  7. 1911 revolution

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or Chinese United League, which turns into the Kuomintang. 1895 China is defeated in the first Sino-Japanese war, revealing the severe military weakness of the Qing dynasty. It also demonstrates ...

  8. 'Wage war in South China Sea'

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... An English version of his commentary was posted on the English website of China Iron and Blood, a military website collecting popular articles from Chinese forums, on Wednesday. Also on Tuesday, ...

  9. Yemen's troubles are our own concern, too

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ironically, the fall of the country's dictator, President Ali Abdullah Saleh, could usher in something even worse: a collapse of the country, which could spark a bloody civil war among ...

  10. Civilisation on show

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... during the Sino-Japanese war and puts them into an historical context and tries to make sense of the carnage. The message of the memorial reflects the attitude of a city accustomed to winds ...




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