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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    FBI watched Stalin's daughter after defection, new papers reveal

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Madison

    ... ambassador to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, advised the FBI that he and Alliluyeva were concerned that Soviet agents would try to contact her, a December 1967 memo reveals. It notes ... it would "further discredit Stalin's name and family". Stalin, who was held responsible for sending millions of his countrymen to their deaths in labour camps, led the Soviet Union ...

  2. Institute paves way for teacher training

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lizze Turner The Hong Kong Institute of Education provides training for graduate teachers already working in schools and for degree holders wanting to pursue a career in the profession. Four postgraduate diploma in education (PGDE) programmes are offered, ...

  3. News - Asia - MONGOLIA

    Last statue of Lenin taken down in Ulan Bator

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Ulan Bator

    ... capital has removed its last statue of Lenin, one of the final vestiges of the country's longtime alliance with the Soviet Union as it fosters closer links to the West and China. Ulan ... and other resources, remained impoverished during seven decades of dominance by Moscow as it was restricted to trading mainly with the Soviet Union. But Mongolia is undergoing rapid modernisation- ...

  4. Soviet-style rise 'is not on agenda'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei in Beijing Policymaker says expansionist drive will never be adopted by China China's ruling Communist Party will not follow the route of the former Soviet Union ... article yesterday clearly targeted specific American fears about whether China would rise to become another version of the Soviet Union and challenge the US. He said China's communism ...

  5. Caution sets Chinese attempt apart from more casual Soviet and US adventures

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese spacewalk has demonstrated much less spontaneity than the first missions carried out by the former Soviet Union and the US astronauts, echoing what some experts said were 'Chinese ... to be reading from a script. Contrary to the near perfection of the first Chinese spacewalk, the first attempts by the Soviet Union and the United States were full of uncertainties. Russian astronaut ...

  6. Nixon intervention saved China from Soviet nuclear attack

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

    ... by the Soviet Union. Lin, second to Mao, orders 940,000 soldiers, 4,000 planes and 600 vessels to scatter from their bases and the transfer of major archives from Beijing to the southwest. Then US ... Jintao was received as an honoured guest and key interlocutor. Of the five nuclear threats, four came from the United States and one from the Soviet Union. The most serious came in 1969 after ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Politics qualifies party's praise for US and Soviet help

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the assistance supplied by Moscow. Mr Leung said the warming of relations between China and Russia might have influenced moves by Beijing to elevate the importance of the Soviet Union's contribution to the war against Japan. 'It shows China does not mind making reappraisals of the Soviet Union's support in the war because of the need to forge closer ties with Russia,' he said. ...

  9. Soviet downfall a lesson, says scholar

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang The Communist Party should learn from its fallen counterpart in the former Soviet Union or risk losing power, a Peking University professor has warned. Huang Zongliang, ... learn from the experience of the communist party in the Soviet Union. He said the party fell because it became alienated from the people and did not allow dissenting voices. 'In terms ...

  10. Union protests at 'hidden' subsidy to Beijing loyalists

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on national education that have been rejected even by the education minister. The Professional Teachers' Union (PTU) said the Education Bureau was giving money to Beijing loyalists to make ... materials,' PTU leader Fung Wai-wah said. The union was commenting after it emerged that the National Education Services Centre, a company led by leftist Yeung Yiu-chung, printed materials praising ...




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