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  1. Soviet twins take divergent paths

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1921. Both were revolutionary parties that aimed to modernise and reform China after centuries of feudal and imperial rule. In the 1920s, the KMT received aid from the Soviet Union; its advisers ... The Communist Party is sheltered from such tribulations; it retains the Leninist character it inherited from the Soviet Union. What role will the KMT play in mainland politics? If China were reunited, ...

  2. Father and son reunited after 32 years

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... received a letter from China's ambassador in Moscow giving his father's address in the Soviet Union. He sent a letter and received a reply: his father wanted him to call. He did ... embassy, which would result in a long prison term or worse. He was forced to agree to stay in the Soviet Union. The government built a research institute for him in the Rostov oblast (division) ...

  3. History-makers Part 3: Joseph Stalin - Man of Steel

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Compiled by Ellen Whyte Quick facts Joseph Stalin Famous for: Making the Soviet Union a major world power Born: December 21, 1879, Gori, Georgia Died: March 5, 1953 Married: to Ekaterina Svanidze in 1904, and after she died of fever to Nadezhda Alliluyeva in 1919 Profession: revolutionary, leader of the Soviet Union Nickname: Soso, a short version of Ioseb; Koba, after a Russian ...

  4. Pride and dogmatism worsened Great Famine, author says

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Ask most mainlanders about the Great Famine and they will blame it on natural disasters and the need to repay debts owed to the Soviet Union, following the ideological ... per cent man-made and 30 per cent due to nature. Professor Frank Dikotter's book reveals that, while China had incurred substantial debts to the Soviet Union as its major supplier ...

  5. The Shock Doctrine

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... thus links the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Asian financial crisis and China after 1989's bloody crackdown in Tiananmen Square. ...

  6. Saying no to a united Europe for politicians

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... of the EU was driven by the collapse of the Soviet Union. The genius and generosity of the EU was that the rich countries- France, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands- opened their markets ... d'Estaing, and the European Union's 25 members signed up in Rome in October. It brought together sensible new procedures for managing an enlarged union and called grandly for a European bill ...

  7. China's X-files

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exercise- rolled across the Soviet Union to the border. Jets bombed what the Soviets thought was a Chinese base for secret aircraft in a remote part of northern Mongolia. China, convinced it was now ... and Japan showing specks of light or unusual objects in the background. One of the most colourful early accounts of a UFO sighting came from Lin Yabo, a union official from Xiangxiang in Henan ...

  8. Are we spending too much on science?

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... no apparent purpose other than it gave the US a chance to flex its muscles on the international stage and get the upper hand over its fierce rival, the Soviet Union. Another example is the US$9 ...

  9. China's gold medal lead will soon be unassailable, experts say

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... won at the past three Olympics after a decades-long tussle with the now defunct Soviet Union for that much-coveted honour. But in terms of gold medals alone, China has been steadily closing ... different from the old US-Soviet rivalry,' he said. The US and the Soviet Union fought for Olympic supremacy in the 1970s and in 1988, with the two superpowers clashing in swimming, athletics ...

  10. We must learn our lessons from Japan meltdown fears

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Alex Yeung

    ... power as a vital part of plans to meet the country's soaring energy needs. Yet Beijing needs to learn from previous nuclear accidents, such as the one in Chernobyl in the Soviet Union ...




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