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  1. Don't ignore Vietnam's lessons for Iraq

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... for a while, and next month or next year we'll be gone.' We lost in Vietnam as a result of anti-war opposition in the US: we had to fight a 'limited war'. An overwhelmingly anti-war ... as a correspondent in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, covered the first Gulf war from Baghdad and reported again from Baghdad in 2004 ...

  2. Tree of Smoke

    Posted Dec 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson Picador, HK$197 Put Vietnam to rest may be the initial reaction to Tree of Smoke. After all it has been 32 years since Saigon fell and the war ... is a timeless depiction of war and its psychological impact on those involved, and his writing deserves plaudits for pointedness. Not surprisingly for such a long book, there are characters aplenty ...

  3. Vietnam follows China onto world stage

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the emergence of neighbouring Vietnam is also remarkable. Vietnam's post-war rise reached a new high-water mark this week when the United Nations accepted it as a non-permanent member ... of the Vietnam war in 1975 as well as deal with the collapse of its key patron, the Soviet Union. The embargo was lifted the next year, helping to fuel percolating international interest in the country, ...

  4. Vietnam's answer to Dalai Lama brings message of peace to HK

    Posted May 11th 2007, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... retreat and give two public lectures. Having lived in exile in south- west France since 1969 after being expelled from his homeland, Vietnam, because of his opposition to the war, the 81-year-old ... in 1969 and has set up retreat centres in France, Germany and the US. Thich Nhat Hanh is a peace activist who became known for his campaign to end the Vietnam war in the 1960s, for which the South ...

  5. Old foes set to fashion ever closer friendship

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode History may hang heavily when the Vietnamese president travels to the US this weekend, the first such post-war mission by a Vietnamese head of state. But it will be a visit ... with an increasingly strategic dimension. Vietnam wants to attract greater foreign investment to spur its rise out of poverty, and US manufacturers are keen to find cheap alternatives to mainland China. ...

  6. Dispute at sea rocks the boat in Vietnam

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mountainous northern border in early 1979, following Vietnam's occupation of Beijing-backed Cambodia to drive the ultra-Maoist Khmer Rouge from power. It was a brief but bloody war, leaving tens ... Greg Torode The contested islands of the South China Sea are a military powder keg. Nowhere else in the region are rival forces in such close proximity, with the navies of China, Vietnam ...

  7. Vietnam in diplomatic dance with North Korea

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Other subjects may surface as well. The pair have a military relationship dating back to the Vietnam war, when North Korea secretly sent fighter pilots to help Hanoi's air defences. Over ... as Hanoi hosts North Korean Premier Kim Yong-il, a speedy follow-up trip to the mission to Pyongyang last week by Vietnam's top leader, Communist Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh. ...

  8. Slice of Life

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... Compiled by Alex Price From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1978 Agriculture and Fisheries department officials are thinking hard about how they would inoculate a snake against rabies after a report proposed that new anti-rabies legislation wou ...

  9. Global anti-war protests

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and are demanding an end to the war. Who is involved? The people who protested are from many walks of life, including Vietnam war veterans, ex anti-Vietnam war protesters, grandparents, politicians, ... Karen Bracher Lee What happened? Hundreds of thousands of people participated in anti-war protests, demonstrations, concerts and peace rallies around the world. Where did the protests take ...

  10. Battle against communism never ended for ex-CIA secret warrior

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a battalion. As the Vietnam conflict heated up in the early 1960s, Laos was deep in its own civil war. Both North Vietnam and the US violated peace agreements in Laos for their own strategic ends. ... Greg Torode General Vang Pao is a creature of the CIA's secret war in Laos, one of the more intriguing aspects of the cold war in Indochina. And while other veterans have retired ...




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