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  1. Zhou Youguang calls it as he sees it- and he's not afraid to offend

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the Kuomintang and supported the communists because they advocated democracy. During the war in Chongqing, I took part in small-group meetings each month with Zhou Enlai. Every time he said ... acquired wisdom. Zhou Youguang is China's oldest intellectual; he works in a study of nine square metres in a small apartment in old Beijing. Astonishingly, he has just published a book, Shi ...

  2. Right-wing activists in Japan attack bus carrying Chinese tourists

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that a monument bearing a poem by former Chinese premier Zhou Enlai in Kyoto had been sprayed with yellow paint. Some Chinese schools in Japan have been receiving threats from right-wing activists, China ...

  3. Media play up Wen in 'Time'

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Monday's edition. Wen is the second Chinese premier to be featured on the magazine's cover, after Zhou Enlai . A report in the Beijing newspaper Mirror, which has been featured prominently ...

  4. Out and about

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Kong's elite Queen's College- then on Hollywood Road- was awarded a military division MBE. He later became a personal aide of Chinese premier Zhou Enlai. Wong was killed in 1955 when the Air ...

  5. Out and about

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... that of one man: Ronald Owen Hall, popularly known by his initials, R.O., who served as the Anglican bishop of Hong Kong from 1932 to 1966. Known in Chinese as Ho Ming-wah, Hall was a friend of Zhou Enlai- later the premier of China- from the 20s, and in the 50s he was a frequent visitor to the mainland, where he openly praised the social-welfare advances made during the early years ...

  6. Museum ties improving

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... As they prepared to storm the museum, Zhou Enlai ordered the closure of the gates and sent the army to protect it. In 1969, most of the museum's staff were sent to perform hard labour in Hubei. ...

  7. A cradle of revolution turns into a nightclub

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... and former premier Zhou Enlai also taught in its political department during the early years. Another student was Lin Biao, who went on to play major roles in the war against Japan and the civil war. ... the Republic of China, an influential member of the Kuomintang and Sun Yat-sen's close ally Zhou Enlai, 1898-1976 The one-time acting director of the academy was the first premier ...

  8. On foreign territory

    Posted Dec 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Ministry's work was recognised early on. When the People's Republic of China was established in 1949, premier Zhou Enlai was concurrently the foreign minister. Nine years later, he was succeeded ...

  9. How a linguist set out to rewrite Chinese history

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... again.'' The 1955 conference also resulted in a new system of simplified characters, which has been used on the mainland ever since. On January 10, 1958, premier Zhou Enlai declared the three ... your own phonetic alphabet.' Eight years later, the National People's Congress adopted a phonetic system known as pinyin devised by a team of scholars led by Zhou Yougang, ...

  10. Corridor diplomacy keeps the doors open

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... diplomacy even had a precedent. When Sino-Soviet relations were at their lowest in 1969, premier Zhou Enlai and Soviet prime minister Aleksey Kosygin also held a last-minute meeting at the Beijing ...




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