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  1. Spark that changed a nation

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 09:55am

    ... and dispatched the Qing dynasty. The revolution set in motion a chain of events that led to civil war on the mainland, war with Japan and, eventually, the rise of the Communist Party as the architect ... provinces, and use funds gained to pay reparations to foreign powers that were occupying parts of China at the time. Chinese across the country rebelled against perceived weakness by the Qing ...

  2. Activist applies to lease Diaoyus

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the Legal Weekly. Tong has campaigned on behalf of civilian movements seeking war reparations from Japan and defending China's sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands for two decades. In early ...

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    China and Japan must deal with wartime history and move on

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to what was agreed to. The biased history of school textbooks makes plain why some people feel the way they do. Under the 1972 deal, China renounced demands for war reparations. Both nations ... than those who suffered through the war. Japanese governments have been no less untrue to their pledge. China and the Koreas have long criticised Japan for whitewashing history by producing ...

  4. News - China

    Briefs, September 29, 2012

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Minister quits in row over minimum wage Taiwanese Premier Sean Chen said yesterday he had accepted the resignation of his labour minister after she failed to push through a 1.42 per cent rise in the island's monthly minimum wage. Chen acknowledged Wa ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    General Norman Schwarzkopf, military hero of Gulf war, dies at 78

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The New York Times General Schwarzkopf routed Saddam Hussein's forces in the 1991 Gulf war and then became a global media and marketing phenomenon Stormin' Norman: a military hero Norman Schwarzkopf 1934-2012 General Norman Schwarzkopf commanded the US-led forces that crushed Iraq in the 1991 Gulf war to become America's most acclaimed military hero since ...

  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Australia defence chief says war games with China on the horizon

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 10:11am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Canberra’s defence chief said Thursday. General David Hurley told The Australian newspaper the war games were “on the short-term horizon”. “We’re working our way towards that,” he said. The planned ... irked Beijing, which has described their presence as proof of “Cold-War mentality”. Hurley revealed that Australian and Chinese military leaders had discussed joint exercises “in principle”. ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Farouk al-Sharaa says neither Damascus nor rebels can win civil war

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... people." Sharaa was referring to the decision of Arab and Western governments last week to recognise the armed opposition. He called for confidence-building measures between the warring parties ... war. Last week, more than 100 countries including the United States recognised the new Syrian opposition council as the nation's legitimate representative- a boost for the opposition ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - REMEMBRANCE DAY

    Canadian PM Harper honours war dead in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 06:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday visited a war cemetery in Hong Kong, paying tribute to Canadian troops who lost their lives defending the city against Japanese invaders during the second world war. Harper marked Remembrance Day, an annual memorial day for the war dead that has been observed since the end of the first world war ...

  9. Pan-democrats failing to defend online free speech

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... copyright law provides adequate protection to copyright owners, who can seek reparations through civil action if they believe the unauthorised distribution of derivative work has prejudicially ... student tweaked the Apple logo and turned it into a poignant tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs. His design became an instant international sensation. Apple never attempted to seek reparations ...

  10. News - China

    War veteran, 80, sent to labour camp for protests

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 08:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing An 80 year old Chinese war veteran spent a year and a half in a “re-education” camp for trying to complain about a policeman, his son said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of high-profile labour camp cases. Liu Chunshan, a veteran of the Chinese civil war and Korean war, was sent to a “re-education through labour” camp after he visited Beijing 37 ...




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