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June 10 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Hasty cremation of activist’s body by Chinese authorities ‘without consent’ Posted by chankaiyee2 ⋅ June 10, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment Hong Hong’s Ming Pao reports that in the incident of the bizarre death of democracy activist Li Wangyang in Shaoyang, Hunan Province, the authorities conducted an autopsy in haste without his relatives’ consent, and cremated … Continue reading

June 7 2012 China Daily Mail Headlines


Bizarre “suicide” in Hunan of June 4 leader is suspected murder Posted by chankaiyee2 ⋅ June 7, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment Singtao Daily gives a comprehensive report today that Li Wangyang, a June 4 democracy movement leader who was imprisoned for 21 years, was found dead in a bizarre manner in a hospital in Hunan. … Continue reading

May 11 1988 Soviet double agent Kim Philby dies


On May 11th 1988, Kim Philby, a former British Secret Intelligence Service officer and double agent for the Soviet Union, died in Moscow at the age of 76. Philby was perhaps the most famous of a group of British government officials who served as Russian spies from the 1930s to the 1950s. Philby came from … Continue reading

April 25 1983 Yuri Andropov writes to U.S. student


On April 25th 1983, the Soviet Union released a letter that Russian leader Yuri Andropov had written to Samantha Smith, an American fifth-grader from Manchester, Maine, inviting her to visit his country. Andropov’s letter came in response to a note Smith had sent him in December 1982, asking if the Soviets were planning to start … Continue reading

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