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  1. Caught in Chinese tug of war

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... of war between Philippine and Taiwanese authorities, with TECO obtaining a habeas corpus order from the Court of Appeals on January 31. The order would have required the authorities to present ...

  2. Rebellion, war, jail- all part of a missionary's work

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill James Hudson Taylor's great-great-grandfather was one of the most well-known Protestant missionaries in China and one of the most influential foreigners in China in the 19th century. The first James Hudson Taylor founded the China I ...

  3. Meet the real-life 'Lord of War'

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer Who? Who is Viktor Bout? He's a 43-year-old former Soviet air force pilot. Bout, who is nicknamed the 'Merchant of Death,' is said to have inspired the Hollywood movie Lord of War starring Nicholas Cage. The United States wants Bout extradited. It accuses the Russian of being a leading arms dealer. He allegedly sold weapons to militants in war ...

  4. Chongqing sets sights higher in war on gangs

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The crackdown on organised crime gangs in Chongqing municipality, which has already brought down dozens of senior officials and businessmen, was moving to a 'sensitive stage' with more high-ranking officials and others being targeted, ...

  5. Security chief denies targeting of protesters

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Joshua But A security chief denied police were stepping up control over protests after a 21-year-old man was arrested early yesterday morning during a protest outside the central government's liaison office. The latest arrest is th ...

  6. Two arrested for spreading rumours about bomb attacks

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Two men have been arrested in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, and Fuzhou, Fujian province, for spreading rumours about bomb attacks, state media and a human rights group said yesterday. The arrests came amid heightened tension as the nation cou ...

  7. China's spy wars

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... is blowing in the corridors of the world's anti-espionage agencies. Another cold war has begun, but this time the struggle for global dominance against the west is being spearheaded by Chinese ... threat since the depths of the cold war in the late 1980s, claiming that in recent years they have supplanted those from Russia as the biggest cause for concern. What worries them most ...

  8. A 'war hero' holding up Croatia's future

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer The British, Dutch and German governments are so fed up with Croatia's failure to deliver General Ante Gotovina to the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague that they have ... difficulty is that it has recently been through a war. Much of the country was occupied by Serbian troops for more than three years, and hundreds of thousands of Croats were driven from their homes ...

  9. War and Beauty

    Posted Aug 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... War and Beauty is a new drama which starts today on TVB Jade at 9.35pm, running Monday through Friday. There are 25 episodes. Every Monday, we will publish the synopses of the week's episodes. Episode 1 (August 23) Imperial concubine Chan tries to escape but fails. Concubine Yu sentences Chan to death on behalf of the Empress. Before she is executed, Chan curses Yu, who ...

  10. Far from victory

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... as increasingly necessary as terrorist groups rise to the challenge. Two high-profile suicide-bomb attacks last Tuesday - at the United Nations headquarters in Iraq and in Israel - indicate that the war is far from over. The plan Mr Bush mapped out to the nation on September 20, 2001, was less straightforward than it seemed. 'Our war on terror begins with al-Qaeda, but it does not end ...




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