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  1. Cadres vie for 7,000 city and provincial posts

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... More than 7,000 cadres will be selected and trained for senior provincial and city-level positions ahead of the Communist Party's18th National Congress in 2012, state media reported yesterday. The party congress is an occasion for refreshing the leadership at all levels of government and party. It is an intensely competitive process involving delicate political manoeuvring ...

  2. Top politburo members join Hu at youth league congress

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee President Hu Jintao yesterday opened the national congress of the Communist Youth League, whose growing status under his presidency was given a further boost: all nine members ... on the Politburo Standing Committee and the party's propaganda tsar. He said the Youth League had played a pivotal role in uniting the nation's youth and had made 'an important ...

  3. Blaze compensation likely to be limited

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... 'But I never heard it can go anywhere near a million.' Relatives of students Lo Ka-leung, Liu Pun-yuen and Leung Chun-yin, who died celebrating the 18th birthday of their friend Choi ... the families. As the nightclub was unlicensed and apparently had no third-party insurance, a special taskforce has been set up by the mainland authorities to handle compensation for victims of the fire, ...

  4. Four killed in office block blaze

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... of the survivors. Wang, who had been back in work only two days after a long period of unemployment, was found dead from smoke inhalation on the 18th floor, where the fire is thought to have started. Police initially thought the fire could have been caused by a gas leak, as nearby residents heard a loud explosion before seeing flames on the 18th floor. ...

  5. The Black Swan

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... and argues that an understanding of the unexpected is necessary for a grasp of history. His theory dates from the 18th century, when Europeans believed swans could be white only- until the discovery ...

  6. Let's live up to our proud record on giving

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than elsewhere in the world. Hong Kong was ranked 18th of 153 globally and highest in East Asia by Britain's Charitable Aid Foundation in its 2010 World Giving index. It determined 70 per ...

  7. Party expels top Guangxi official over corruption

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... official removed because of corruption since the 17th Party Congress last year, and was the fourth governor-ranking official removed in Guangxi in the past six decades. Cheng Kejie, a former ... Vivian Wu A former deputy chairman of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has been stripped of all positions and dumped from the Communist Party for corruption. Guangxi native Sun Yu, 51, ...

  8. Woman arrested over flat blaze

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A woman was arrested yesterday for setting fire to a flat in Mong Kok by burning clothes. The fire broke out at about 11am in the flat on the 18th floor of the Yuen Fat Building in Nelson Street. A source at the scene said the woman had moved into the rented apartment just two days ago. A police spokesman said a witness in a building across the road saw smoke pouring from ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fault, in his 18th-floor flat, injuring his right hand. He doused the flames and was treated at Princess Margaret Hospital. Son 'beaten with chair' Police arrested a 51-year-old man ...

  10. Party vows to fight graft and pursue internal democracy

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... said although the party repeatedly admitted official corruption had undermined its legitimacy since the 15th party congress 12 years ago, it had yet to roll out effective measures to curb ... was sacked and expelled from the party in August. Xu Zongheng, 53 Former Shenzhen mayor. He was sacked in June and stripped of his seat on the National People's Congress in August. ...




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