Aug 20, 2016

Philippine government agrees new truce with Maoist-led rebels

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to a new cease-fire with Maoist-led guerrillas, who declared a truce several hours before, ahead of fresh peace talks in Norway next week, a senior administration official said on Saturday. The cease-fire will come into effect from Sunday ...

Jun 6, 2016

China scholar a dogged chronicler of nation's brutal past

As China’s Cultural Revolution descended into mob violence, teenage Red Guards dragged Mao Yushi and his father, two proud and bookish engineers, out of their home to sweep a boulevard as a crowd watched and jeered. The pair were then lashed with a copper-flecked ...

China barely notes start of Cultural Revolution 50 years ago

May 16, 2016

China barely notes start of Cultural Revolution 50 years ago

Fifty years ago, China embarked on what was formally known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, a decade of tumult launched by Mae Zedong to revive communist goals and enforce a radical egalitarianism. The milestone was largely ignored Monday in Chinese media, reflecting continuing ...

World has slipped into new 'Cold War': Russian PM

Feb 13, 2016

World has slipped into new 'Cold War': Russian PM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a “new Cold War.” With tensions high over the lingering Ukraine conflict and Russia’s backing of the Syrian regime, Medvedev said: “All that’s left is ...