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  1. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Zhou Enlai's niece urges President Xi Jinping to persist with anti-graft campaign

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:09am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Zhou Enlai's niece insists that president's efforts will bring country hope Xi urged to persist with anti-graft campaign President Xi Jinping must persist with his anti-graft campaign or "the country has no hope", according to the niece of the People's Republic's first premier, Zhou Enlai. In an interview ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Peng finally denies old rumours he is ex-premier Zhou Enlai's adopted son

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:57pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Ex-premier recalls family life in memoir but refutes speculation late premier took him in Li Peng denies Zhou Enlai adopted him Former premier Li Peng has revealed details about his family in his official memoir, but denies he was adopted by Zhou Enlai, one of the People's Republic's founders. "Some people have said I am Premier Zhou ...

  3. News - China - OBITUARY

    Zhou Weishi, a pioneer of the performing arts in China, dies aged 98

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:34am by Oliver Chou

    ... 1916-2014 Zhou Weishi, a key driver of the performing arts in China and a protégé of the late premier Zhou Enlai, has died in Beijing. He was 98. Zhou Weishi's interest in the performing arts, ... to hard labour. In 1964, he advised Zhou Enlai on the staging of The East is Red, a music and dance epic performed in Beijing's Great Hall of the People in the hope of blunting chairman Mao ...

  4. News - China - OBITUARY

    Wang Kun, the original 'White Haired Girl', dies

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:43am by Oliver Chou

    ... Regiment in 1939 to sing and teach communist revolutionary songs. The regiment's chief was Zhou Weishi. The newlyweds settled in Yanan in 1943. Wang got to sing to Zhou Enlai and his wife ... of the revolutionary opera The White-Haired Girl in Yanan in 1945. She died two months after her husband Zhou Weishi, who passed away at the age of 98. The couple had lived at Yanan, a base for communist ...

  5. News - China - CRIME

    TV executive arrested for allegedly raping dinner guest then taking nude photos

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 05:16pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Suspect has a colourful background, claiming to have appeared in films as ex-premier Zhou Enlai A television executive was arrested yesterday ... and Chang was detained on June 6. His arrest was finally approved by the Daxing district prosecutor’s office yesterday. Chang is reported to have played ex-premier Zhou Enlai in at least two obscure ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China to sign trade deals worth US$8 billion with Myanmar

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:47pm by Adrian Wan

    ... was demarcated by a treaty signed in 1960 by premier Zhou Enlai and U Nu, prime minister of the country then known as Burma, eliminating all territorial disputes. Li's pledge of financial aid came ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Kidnapped British journalist's link to China's founding father

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 06:08am by Peter McGill

    ... the communist takeover in 1949. A discussion between the younger Cantlie and Premier Zhou Enlai in 1958 has recently come to wider attention amid the debate over democratic reform in Hong Kong. A declassified Foreign Office document shows that Zhou told him: "China would regard any move to turn Hong Kong into an autonomous state like Singapore as a hostile act. China wishes for Hong Kong ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    How Hong Kong's business elite have thwarted democracy for 150 years

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:32am by Philip Bowring

    ... of decolonisation gathered momentum in the late 1950s, some in Hong Kong saw the need for change. At that point Beijing made its views very clear, in a message from Zhou Enlai to prime minister Harold Macmillan in 1958. Zhou claimed that, with support from America, "a plot or conspiracy was being hatched to make Hong Kong a self-governing dominion like Singapore". Any such move would ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping attacks concept of global hegemony, in dig at United States

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:42am by Teddy Ng

    ... commemorated a decades-old agreement to principles of coexistence. The principles were agreed when then premier Zhou Enlai visited the two nations in 1954, as China sought to break the diplomatic ... in India, are a set of principles governing relations between states signed when premier Zhou Enlai visited India and Myanmar in 1954. The five principles are: Mutual respect for each other's ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Tensions of 1967 riots echo today, says director of new drama

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by Johnny Tam

    ... The stand-off escalated when extremists planted bombs. The confrontation calmed down in December, after then premier Zhou Enlai expressed Beijing's disapproval. The riots claimed 51 lives; 15 ...




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