Tag: Communist

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  • Democracy protests, trade war leave Hong Kong’s economy in extreme difficulties

    Democracy protests, trade war leave Hong Kong’s economy in extreme difficulties

    Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters came back to streets on Sunday for a series of marches and rallies after a rare period of calm in nearly six months of unrest.

    December 2, 2019
  • Break the strange circle of ups and downs: Chinese minister on Indo-China relations

    Break the strange circle of ups and downs: Chinese minister on Indo-China relations

    Speaking at the two-day ‘Fourth India-China Think-Tanks Forum’ held in Beijing on November 28 to 29, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui said, 'The simultaneous rise of China and India is the most important historical event in the 21st century.'

    December 1, 2019
  • Hong Kong elections: Pro-democracy campaigners win by landslide victory

    Hong Kong elections: Pro-democracy campaigners win by landslide victory

    The results of Sunday's elections in the semi-autonomous city have sent the Beijing-backed government a clear message of public support for the demands of a pro-democracy movement that has gripped the territory for months.

    November 25, 2019
  • Hong Kong protests: Hundreds of students trapped as police attacks Polytechnic University

    Hong Kong protests: Hundreds of students trapped as police attacks Polytechnic University

    Hundreds were still trapped inside the campus on Monday morning, following overnight clashes at Polytechnic University during which protesters launched petrol bombs and arrows at police who threatened to begin using live rounds.

    November 18, 2019
  • Hong Kong Protests: Students skip classes to join anti-government voices

    Hong Kong Protests: Students skip classes to join anti-government voices

    At St Francis' Canossian College, the alma mater of Chief Executive Carrie Lam, students donning yellow helmets, goggles and masks knelt in front of the entrance and held placards bearing anti-government messages. 

    September 2, 2019
  • Communists & Surrealists~I

    Communists & Surrealists~I

    The Soviet doctrine by 1931 was that art had to be proletarian, expressed as social realism, and that the Surrealist art should conform to this party line. This was anathema to Surrealists, who considered themselves the sole arbiters of what constituted revolutionary art, and rightly deemed Communist functionaries unqualified to pronounce on it.

    June 20, 2019
  • Mao to Ma!

    Mao to Ma!

    Jack Ma, China’s richest man and the guiding force behind its biggest e-commerce company, has been inducted as a member of the country’s pivotal entity called the Communist Party of China.

    December 2, 2018
  • Hundred Years After

    Hundred Years After

    One hundred years after World War I ended, the saddest thought on Armistice Day must be the almost relentless danger of wars and extremism that have threatened the world’s peace and prosperity. Storm-centres dot the world of 2018 and much as the leaders of Europe and the US commemorated the fallen on November 11 ~ …

    November 13, 2018
  • Imran’s China lesson

    Imran’s China lesson

    Whatever the volume of assistance for Pakistan that China is expected to finalise very shortly, the striking feature of the grandstanding that marked Imran Khan’s arrival in Beijing on Friday was his remarkably frank admission to President Xi Jinping that “Pakistan wants to learn from China”. Implicit in that expression in a rare moment of …

    November 5, 2018
  • Somnath Chatterjee: Staunch communist, who officially didn’t die a comrade

    Somnath Chatterjee: Staunch communist, who officially didn’t die a comrade

    Despite the fact that his father was once the president of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, Somnath remained a key leader of CPIM between 1968 and 2008

    August 13, 2018
  • Cuba Post-Castro

    Cuba Post-Castro

    It is an irony of modern history that such despots as Stalin and Mao among the Communist dictators and Franco and Salazar among the non-communist ones, are forgotten immediately after their passing. It is an irony too that even after the exit of the Castros, the relatively younger successor has pledged to continue with their …

    May 4, 2018
  • Veteran Hill Communist leader dies

    Veteran Hill Communist leader dies

    Veteran Communist leader from Darjeeling Hills, Sangdopal Lepcha, passed away in a private nursing home in Siliguri on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Lepcha, a resident of Sahidnagar here, was 95. CPI-M leaders paid their tributes in front of the CPI-M party office on Hill Cart Road this on Sunday afternoon. Family members took his …

    February 13, 2018
  • Holocaust again

    Holocaust again

    The horrors of Nazi Germany are haunting Poland more than 70 years after the Holocaust. The former Communist country has ignited a diplomatic row with Israel after its Senate approved a controversial bill penalising any suggestion of “Poland’s complicity in the Holocaust on its soil”. Almost immediately, Donald Trump’s US, which has recently buttressed its …

    February 4, 2018
  • Remark against AKG triggers row

    Remark against AKG triggers row

    With Congress MLA V T Balram’s Facebook post on communist icon and leader of the Opposition in the first Lok Sabha AK Gopalan (AKG) triggering a controversy, the Congress came out in open, distancing itself from the young legislator’s comment. Disowning V T Balram’s comment against communist stalwart, Opposition leader and senior Congress Ramesh Chennithala …

    January 8, 2018
  • Fidel Castro – from guerrilla revolutionary to thorn in US

    Fidel Castro – from guerrilla revolutionary to thorn in US

    Guerrilla revolutionary and communist idol, Fidel Castro was a holdout against history who turned tiny Cuba into a thorn in the paw of the mighty capitalist United States. The former Cuban president, who died aged 90, said he would never retire from politics. But emergency intestinal surgery in July 2006 drove him to hand power …

    November 26, 2016
  • State burial in Poland for WWII heroes

    State burial in Poland for WWII heroes

    Seven decades after their deaths, a state burial was held on Sunday in Poland for two World War II heroes who fought the Germans but were later killed by the communists for their pro-independence activity. The relatives of the 17-year-old Home Army nurse and a 42-year-old ensign attended the religious ceremonies along with President Andrzej Duda …

    August 28, 2016