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  1. Suspended solicitor wins brief reprieve

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Freedom of expression and human rights at stake: Paul Tse Celebrity solicitor Paul Tse Wai-chun has been given a temporary reprieve from the Law Society's suspension of his ... decision involved controversies over human rights and freedom of expression. He also said he might hire a queen's counsel from Britain to handle his appeal. Two weeks ago, the Solicitors ...

  2. Close shave at pet spa leaves Dou Dou feeling rrr-rough

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'He is very self-conscious. He loves the mirror and the camera,' she said. 'He used to eat right in front of the mirror but now he just looks away from it... I have never seen him ... legal rights- has found a way to cheer up her fretting pet in the six months it will take for his coat to grow back. 'I am buying him more attractive and colourful outfits to make him feel ...

  3. Opinions count, but only for so much

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... representation. Yet, the limits of direct democracy are obvious. Even if we accept that every person has an innate sense of right and wrong, it is dangerous to make decisions by counting heads (or hands). ... something 'more useful'. The concerned parties in this row have every right to crank up their opinion-making machineries to rally public support for their causes, and it is important ...

  4. DAB, Liberals rethink running in July election

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... to consider, from the party's point of view, whether it is a suitable time for the party chairman to run right now, and whether it would be acceptable to the party,' she said. 'Also, we ... unions, were unlikely to support Mr Tien's bid for election as he was unwilling to compromise to improve workers' rights. ...

  5. Models of Swiss ingenuity

    Posted Nov 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the second scale on the left-hand side. On the right is the 154-degree scale for the hour display. The minute display in the shape of a separate disc hovers above the other discs. The tourbillon ... mechanism. A pinwheel that jumps forward a precise 14 degrees every hour changes the hour display at the right moment. Its single spring barrel enables a power reserve of 60 hours. Maurice Lacroix ...

  6. Voices of Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there obviously remains a great deal of dissatisfaction over both the process and its results. The basic flaw in the process may be that the exercise was seen, rightly or wrongly, as a method ... the separation of powers and a true regard for freedom, liberty and the rule of law - qualities which Hong Kong has. The democratic process has one major flaw. It does not necessarily produce the right ...

  7. Weekend Escapes

    Posted Oct 06th 2006, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... from the 1920s but brought thoroughly up to date, the hotel is a delightful blend of colonial and modern. It is right on the beach but boasts an anundance of gardens and topiary as well. Shop ... hotel; washing elephants.; Clockwise from left: Higashi Henna promontory- the Pacific is on the right, the East China Sea on the left; diving in the crystal-clear waters; a procession; the Manza ...

  8. Kazakhstan goes on offensive as air deal looms

    Posted Dec 16th 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... control over its hydrocarbon resources. It has stipulated that the government has the first right of refusal to buy into oil and gas assets in Kazakhstan that are being sold by foreign investors. The sale of Canada-based PetroKazakhstan and British Gas' stake in the Kashagan oil project are recent examples where the government has exercised its right. To diversify its economy, ...

  9. The Planner

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ends Aug 28 International Children's Film Carnival 2004 Screenings of feature, educational and animated films from around the world. Various venues and languages, most films have English ... not to miss. Tue-Sun, 9.30am-5pm (Fri until 8pm), Ueno Station, Park exit, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, 900-1,300 yen. Inquiries: (81 3) 5777 8600 or www.tnm.go.jp. Ends Aug 29 The Charm of Japanese Animation ...

  10. CNOOC in energy vanguard

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... it would seem, with CNOOC's planned Tianjin LNG terminal. Acknowledging the west-east pipeline would have the 'right of way' in securing customers, since it is a critical national ...




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