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By DAN BERGER | January 3, 1994
If there is no Loch Ness Monster, what is left to believe?Times have changed when calls by the state shipping company of communist China is great news for Baltimore.Candidate Clinton campaigned for gays in the military. President Clinton sues to keep them out. He wanted votes then. He's commander-in-chief now. What's to understand?This year, we're going to get the Christmas cards out early.
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Susan Reimer | July 15, 2013
You gotta love China. The country that tells you how many children you can legally have - one - is now telling the kids they have to visit you. A new law, titled "Protection of the Rights and Interests of Elderly People," states that "family members living apart from the elderly should frequently visit or send greetings to the elderly persons. " Emphasis on "should," of course. But the Chinese government doesn't drop hints. And if parents aren't satisfied with the attention they are getting from the kids, they can ask for mediation or file a suit.
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By DAN BERGER | August 13, 1992
O.C. will be a great town if they ever get the sand to stay.U.S. politicians are breathing a sigh of relief about the North American Free Trade Area. It will never pass the Canadian parliament.Communist China is the only country where they riot FOR stock markets.Don't say nobody likes George. Yitzhak likes George.The Marines Corps is training female junior officers in assault rifle, hand-to-hand and grenade. These officers are not expected to participate in a Middle East landing but may be assigned to the next Tailhook convention.
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By Jay Hancock | November 14, 2010
China is one of Maryland's biggest overseas customers, buying jet-engine thrust-reversers from Middle River Aviation, hotel services from Marriott, medical services from Chindex, dredges from Ellicott Dredges and satellite broadband from Hughes Network Systems. The value of Maryland exports to China has grown along with China's economy, from $81 million in 2000 to $565 million last year, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. But what Maryland buys from China far outweighs the goods and services we manage to sell over there.
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December 17, 1993
Kakuei TanakaJapanese kingmakerKakuei Tanaka, Japan's former prime minister who resigned in disgrace in 1974, died yesterday of pneumonia. He was 75.Mr. Tanaka, who was known as the "Shadow Shogun" because of his political influence, was first elected to Parliament in 1947 and was re-elected from his constituency in northern Japan 16 times.Over the years, he built up one of the Liberal Democratic Party's most powerful factions. He became prime minister in 1972.As prime minister he opened diplomatic relations with Communist China and advocated a policy of redistributing industry across the nation.
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March 16, 2000
WHOEVER wins Taiwan's second free presidential election on Saturday, tensions will rise in the Taiwan Strait. Cool heads are needed on both sides. Communist China's biggest fear is that Chen Shui-bian of the Democratic Progressive Party will win. Beijing's crude gesture to prevent that only makes it more likely. Polls showed a three-way race too close to call when they ceased ten days before the vote. Mr. Chen's party's charter calls for Taiwan independence, which Beijing says would provoke invasion.
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July 23, 1999
WHAT the aged Communist rulers of China should worry about is the downgrading of their government's credit rating by Standard & Poor's, a nonpolitical judgment that the Asian recession has caught up with it.What does give those rulers the most anxiety appears, however, to be a movement called Falun Gong, or Wheel of Law, which keeps doing its thing despite every effort of Beijing. Its thing is breathing, exercise and meditation. Millions are doing it, many in unison, in China and throughout the world.
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By Christian Science Monitor | January 20, 1991
HONG KONG -- Lifting a decades-old taboo on teaching about post-1949 China, Hong Kong's government is revising its curriculum to give secondary school students their first lessons on the Communist government that will rule them from 1997.Academics agree on the urgent need to prepare Hong Kong youths for China's takeover of the British colony, now less than seven years away. But they differ sharply on how to do so.Ever since Beijing suppressed popular protests for democracy in June 1989, liberal educators have lobbied for courses on modern China and the West that would strengthen the political literacy of youths andpromote a more representative system of government Hong Kong.
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By Los Angeles Times | October 1, 1993
WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence agencies weighed seriously the possible impact of using nuclear weapons against China during the Korean War and after the French defeat in Indochina, according to newly declassified CIA files."
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By Gady A. Epstein and Gady A. Epstein,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 11, 2004
SHANGHAI - At the local campaign office here, the volunteers are making hundreds of calls a day to get voters to the polls. Edison Yeh, the businessman spearheading this effort, laughs and chats easily with the staffers, pretending for the moment that a presidential election campaign is merely the natural state of things in China's most populous city. This campaign, though, is for president of Taiwan, and Yeh's office is an outpost of Taiwan's Nationalist Party, the party of Chiang Kai-shek, sworn enemy of Mao Tse-tung's Communists.
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By Niklas Swanstrom | May 4, 2005
THE CHINESE Communist Party is struggling for its survival because communism in China, for all practical purposes, is dead. China's recent surge in anti-Japanese protests and nationalism has been criticized worldwide for being intolerant and nonconstructive. The criticism is mixed with fear of the red dragon and the coming clash between China and the West over world domination. Moreover, critics have accused China's Communist Party of playing the nationalist card to gain popularity and support among the people, and this is partly true.
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By Gady A. Epstein and Gady A. Epstein,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 13, 2005
HANYUAN COUNTY, China - The rice farmers sitting in this living room have proved that they are not people who flee from confrontation. A few months ago, they were among 60,000 to 100,000 people facing down the Communist Party by physically blocking construction of a hydroelectric dam that one day will submerge the land their families have lived on for centuries. These farmers stood their ground in the face of thousands of armed soldiers and police. The farmers went so far as to encircle the party secretary of Sichuan province, preventing the highest-ranking provincial official from leaving the county seat for hours.
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By Gady A. Epstein and Gady A. Epstein,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 21, 2004
TAIPEI, Taiwan - The people of Taiwan narrowly re-elected President Chen Shui-bian a day after an apparent assassination attempt, but his opponent did not concede defeat, calling for an annulment of the results and a recount, and he implied that Friday's shooting may have been manipulated to lift Chen to victory. Early today, in response to challenger Lien Chan's complaints, Taiwan's high court ordered all ballot boxes sealed but stopped short of ordering a recount. In Taipei and other cities, meanwhile, Lien supporters protested the outcome of the election, in which Chen's winning margin was fewer than 30,000 votes out of 12.9 million valid ballots cast.
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By Gady A. Epstein and Gady A. Epstein,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 11, 2004
SHANGHAI - At the local campaign office here, the volunteers are making hundreds of calls a day to get voters to the polls. Edison Yeh, the businessman spearheading this effort, laughs and chats easily with the staffers, pretending for the moment that a presidential election campaign is merely the natural state of things in China's most populous city. This campaign, though, is for president of Taiwan, and Yeh's office is an outpost of Taiwan's Nationalist Party, the party of Chiang Kai-shek, sworn enemy of Mao Tse-tung's Communists.
NEWS
March 16, 2000
WHOEVER wins Taiwan's second free presidential election on Saturday, tensions will rise in the Taiwan Strait. Cool heads are needed on both sides. Communist China's biggest fear is that Chen Shui-bian of the Democratic Progressive Party will win. Beijing's crude gesture to prevent that only makes it more likely. Polls showed a three-way race too close to call when they ceased ten days before the vote. Mr. Chen's party's charter calls for Taiwan independence, which Beijing says would provoke invasion.
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October 1, 1999
TODAY is the 50th anniversary of the moment when the revolutionary Mao Tse-tung climbed atop the gate of Beijing's Forbidden City and proclaimed the People's Republic of China. War preceded and tumult followed.He was the worst of Communists, embodying world revolution when Josef Stalin was rhetorically more restrained. He was the greatest of liberators, unchaining a giant from feudal slumber.He was the madman who proclaimed a great leap forward on sheer willpower that broke the nation. Where class, age and education were venerated, he was the paranoid who sicced teen-agers on parents and peasants on gentility, to destroy the social order and national genius.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock | November 14, 2010
China is one of Maryland's biggest overseas customers, buying jet-engine thrust-reversers from Middle River Aviation, hotel services from Marriott, medical services from Chindex, dredges from Ellicott Dredges and satellite broadband from Hughes Network Systems. The value of Maryland exports to China has grown along with China's economy, from $81 million in 2000 to $565 million last year, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. But what Maryland buys from China far outweighs the goods and services we manage to sell over there.
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By ROGER SIMON | June 21, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Patrick Buchanan is either a breath of fresh air or a cold chill down the back of your neck.Unlike some other Republican candidates for president, Buchanan is not trying to shape his message in order to attract widespread support.Instead, he is sticking to his bedrock positions and inviting people either to join him or remain the children of Satan.Take foreign aid.Ask any of the four Republican senators now running for president why they have voted for foreign aid in the past and they will give you lengthy justifications.
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July 23, 1999
WHAT the aged Communist rulers of China should worry about is the downgrading of their government's credit rating by Standard & Poor's, a nonpolitical judgment that the Asian recession has caught up with it.What does give those rulers the most anxiety appears, however, to be a movement called Falun Gong, or Wheel of Law, which keeps doing its thing despite every effort of Beijing. Its thing is breathing, exercise and meditation. Millions are doing it, many in unison, in China and throughout the world.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 19, 1999
BEIJING -- When Richard Nixon made his historic opening trip to China in 1972, the U.S. press corps painted a rosy picture of a workers paradise free of crime and unemployment. It was even said that if a reporter left a used razor blade in a hotel room, an attendant might chase him down to return it.Seventeen years later, when the regime sent in tanks to end the student-led protests in Tiananmen Square, China seemed a much grimmer place. It no longer appeared to be run by "cuddly communists," but by a gerontocracy bent on crushing the democratic spirit of its people.
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