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‘Truth is one of our rights’: victims of Indonesia’s bloody past want more than regret from their president
After Joko Widodo acknowledged the mass killings of 1965-66, victims say compensation is the next step

Rebecca Root in Bangkok

13, Jan, 2023 @4:25 AM

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George Johannes obituary
Other lives: Anti-apartheid activist who worked in various roles for the ANC, including in London

Brian Filling

02, Jan, 2023 @4:55 PM

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Alison Selford obituary
Other lives: Novelist and playwright who also had a career as a journalist with the Daily Worker and Times newspapers

Ruth Lingford

01, Jan, 2023 @4:12 PM

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Top 10 books about the iron curtain
The dividing line between capitalism and communism which descended across Europe after the second world war inspired spy writers and historians, polemicists and memoirists

Timothy Phillips

28, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Mikhail Gorbachev remembered by Pavel Palazhchenko
The former Soviet leader’s longtime translator remembers an optimist who wanted to achieve his goals by persuasion, not force, and understood that he was a man of history

Pavel Palazhchenko

12, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘The authorities will step up control’: where next for China after protests?
After mass demonstrations against Covid lockdowns, experts say Xi Jinping’s response will be a further gradual crackdown

Verna Yu

10, Dec, 2022 @1:00 AM

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China brings in ‘emergency’ level censorship over zero-Covid protests
Crackdown on virtual private networks, which protesters used to access banned non-Chinese news and social media apps

Helen Davidson in Taipei and agencies

02, Dec, 2022 @5:06 AM

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Bao Tong, former top aide of Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang, dies at 90
Senior Communist party official jailed over Tiananmen democracy movement became one of party’s most vociferous critics

Verna Yu

09, Nov, 2022 @5:35 PM

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Xi Jinping’s pilgrimage to ‘red Mecca’ brings back the Mao factor
Yan’an is where Mao Zedong definitively – and brutally – stamped his supreme authority on China’s Communist party. Experts explain how Xi continues to shape himself as today’s embodiment of the ‘great leader’

Verna Yu

04, Nov, 2022 @5:58 AM

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Mike Davis obituary
American writer, political activist and historian who focused on the breakdown of society and urban disintegration

Michael Carlson

03, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Xi Jinping tightens grip on power as China’s Communist party elevates his status
Party amends constitution to enshrine Xi at its core and his political thought as its underpinning ideology

Helen Davidson in Taipei, Verna Yu and agencies

22, Oct, 2022 @5:17 AM

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The most powerful man in China since Mao: Xi Jinping is on the brink of total power
The Communist party will this week confirm Xi as China’s most powerful leader since Mao. What will his extended term of office mean for the country and for its neighbour Taiwan?

Emma Graham-Harrison and Helen Davidson in Taipei

15, Oct, 2022 @3:59 PM

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