Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe (right), in Harare, during a November 19 meeting with army chiefs who have seized power. Picture: AFP
Wee Kek Koon
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Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

As Zimbabwe’s Mugabe is ousted in a military coup, a look at how one Chinese emperor survived a purge

When faced with an armed revolt, Emperor Jing, of the Western Han dynasty, escaped by sacrificing his trusted censor-in-chief Chao Cuo. But other rulers were not as lucky

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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe (right), in Harare, during a November 19 meeting with army chiefs who have seized power. Picture: AFP
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