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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    John Tsang recalls protests on US campus during the Vietnam war

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Financial secretary reflects on Vietnam war protests as civil disobedience campaign heats up Tsang recalls the 'Occupy' of his university days ... student. Back then, the trigger was the Vietnam war, with opposition to it peaking in the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Students staged several sit-ins at the provost’s office, ...

  2. News - World - POLITICS

    Hillary Clinton writes in memoir that support for war in Iraq was a 'painful mistake'

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:32pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Former secretary of state reiterates in memoir that support for action was a mistake, but says she has yet to decide on running for president Clinton says of Iraq war ... she received from the Democratic Party's anti-war activist base during the 2008 presidential primaries. Throughout the 2008 campaign, Clinton struggled to strike the right tone ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Mao enemy Chiang Kai-shek comes in from the cold

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by AP

    ... there has been a grudging acceptance of Chiang's historical role in fighting Japan following its invasion in the lead-up to the second world war. Chiang later lost to Mao's communists in the civil war and fled in 1949 to Taiwan, where he ruled until his death in 1975. His revival on the mainland points to how the Communist Party uses history to make points about present-day ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Failure of political reform could jeopardise national security, lawmaker warns

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... consultation, expected later this year. Earlier yesterday, a war of words broke out between Democrat lawmaker Albert Ho Chun-yan and Executive Council member Cheng Yiu-tong, after Cheng said the time ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'There is no neutrality': CY Leung signs petition against Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Tony Cheung, DANNY LEE

    ... is declaring war on Occupy Central". This would encourage civil servants and policemen to voice their opposition to the civil disobedience movement, he said. Leung's signing of the petition ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Deng Xiaoping's guiding principles are still in play today

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Teddy Ng

    ... in the 1980s to continue administering Hong Kong, even as London acknow-ledged China's sovereignty over the city after 1997. In early 1979, China engaged in a brief war with Vietnam after Hanoi ...

  7. News - World - POLITICS

    Clinton and Obama party together despite foreign policy split

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:12pm by AP

    ... occupying Iraq in the first place, which was a tragically bad decision." Clinton voted in favour of the Iraq War in 2002, while Obama voiced opposition. The latest disagreement has been ...

  8. News - World - POLITICS

    PTSD caused plagiarism in thesis, US senator and Iraq veteran John Walsh claims

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Helena, Montana John Walsh says he had post-traumatic stress while copying work of other scholars in paper Senator blames Iraq war for his thesis cheating US Senator John Walsh said his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his master's thesis at the US Army War College was an unintentional ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Beijing opts for diplomacy in row over Shinzo Abe's visit to war shrine

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:34am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Foreign minister calls counterparts in Russia, Germany and Vietnam to protest against Japanese leader's 'alarming' visit to war shrine ... on businesses selling Japanese goods, Beijing has sought diplomatic support for its condemnation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit last week to a controversial war shrine. Foreign ...

  10. News - World - POLITICS

    Pope Francis tells Scots and Catalans to think carefully about breaking away

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by Reuters

    ... with such different cultures that you can't stick them together with glue," the pontiff told the Catalonia paper, mentioning Yugoslavia, which was torn apart by war in the 1990s. He distinguished ...




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