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  1. The battle is over but the war goes on

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

    ... Mark O'Neill On September 3, Beijing told its people that the Communist Party had led the nation to victory in the eight-year war against Japan- provoking a fierce denial from ... of the war and dismiss the communist one. The issue is of critical importance in the battle for legitimacy between the two governments; it will be highlighted next year, when Taiwan celebrates ...

  2. War of words

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... figure was close to double that amount, about US$600 million, which is the amount the US had demanded from the outset of the negotiations. 'Effectively,' he says, 'this was war reparations.' The other positive side effect for Washington was that it enabled the US to continue to station troops on Okinawa, for which Japan continues to pay vast sums each year as part ...

  3. Immigration wars

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... slaves. During the second world war, the Japanese did not worry about killing Chinese men, women and children because they thought of them as 'China pigs'. It is not known if Breivik ... parts of the world were brought in to live in Europe. 11th to 14th centuries Muslims and Christians fight several wars as both sides vie for control of the Holy Land- Jerusalem. Muslims fought ...

  4. A war of words

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Every student either here or on the mainland has heard in school about the Opium War in 1839. Yet that does not mean that nothing new can be said on the subject. Julia Lovell has plenty to say that is new. She is a historian and teaches modern Chinese history at Birkbeck College, University of London. In her new book, The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making ...

  5. Tougher action possible but war unlikely in spat

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... because Vietnam and the Philippines were not strong enough militarily, and also because China would tarnish its image of a 'peaceful rise' indelibly if it launched a war. Wu Jianmin, ...

  6. S Sudan's leader asks Hu for help

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... equivalent to a declaration of war on his country. For his part, Hu urged the two countries to remain calm and seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict. He also said Beijing was committed to deeper ... neighbour, Khartoum, has declared war,' Salva told Hu in his opening remarks. South Sudan became independent last July. Fighting between the two countries intensified after South Sudan seized ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the Republic of South Sudan because our neighbour, Khartoum, has declared war against [us] President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, in Beijing ...

  8. Poppies symbolise those killed in war, not the glory of empire

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the wearing of the poppy, when the only thing wearers have in mind are the innocent civilians and loved ones who have lost their lives in wars, not the glory of the British empire. The whole point about the poppy and the poem In Flanders Fields, which Ms Yam missed, is not what political causes these people died for, but simply the horror of war itself and those who have died ...

  9. Dentist set to drill for ancient gold

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Ip Ng Tze-chuen's treasure-hunting story is not a traditional one. Granted, there is an exotic island off Costa Rica and up to US$100 million in centuries-old loot. But the unconventional plot involves a dentist from Hong Kong with an unlikely ...

  10. Not a Korean war, but no longer business as usual

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... 'No one in South Korea wants another Korean war,' said Thomas Hubbard, a former US ambassador to Seoul, this week. 'There is very little support for the kind of retaliation ...




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