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"He took over, and he said: 'If I have to shoot 200,000 students to save China from another 100 years of disorder, so be it.'" LEE KUAN YEW, Singapore's elder statesman, recalling how former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who would have turned 100 on Sunday, dealt with the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests

"We know there will be a pandemic; we just don't know when it will be." DICK THOMPSON, World Health Organization spokesman, on last week's revelation that avian flu has spread to pigs in China, exacerbating fears that it might also infect a large number...

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