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  1. Business - Money - TALKING POINTS

    Talking Points: China Leadership Change

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by DONG CHEN

    ... Dong Chen moneypost@scmp.com Top-down reforms due under Xi, Li The once-in-a-decade leadership change in China is under way. Vice-President Xi Jinping will be named the new Communist Party general secretary (and therefore president in the spring), and Li Keqiang will be the next premier. The leadership transition this time, which was portrayed by some Western media as a fierce power ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by STAFF

    ... Bank and the International Monetary Fund start three days of spring meetings in Washington. Thousands of government officials, civil society representatives and other interested parties ... at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. However, South Koreans will find it difficult to buy the gadget as the country's communications regulator has imposed a 45-day ban on local carriers ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:27am by STAFF

    ... to Congress today for a basic law covering a new autonomous region in southern Philippines under a peace deal with Muslim rebels. President Benigno Aquino has called on the House of Representatives ...

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    Talking points

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:35am by STAFF

    ... and a live band and DJ for the after-play party.   World's best players line up for 'El Clasico' Real Madrid can extend the gap at the top of soccer's La Liga when arch-rivals ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 04:32am by STAFF

    ... budget for the 2015 fiscal year. White House spokesman Steve Posner said in late January: "Now that Congress has finished its work on this year's appropriations, the administration ... to deliver a lecture titled "Scotland's Future in Scotland's Hands". Political magazine New Statesman invited the Scottish National Party leader to set out his vision ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:39am by STAFF

    ... central government officials on political reform. They failed to reach agreement at their first meeting last Friday. Several lawmakers, including Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... The Hong Kong International Boat Show gets under way at Marina Bay Cove in Sai Kung. The three-day show, now in its 18th year, is the biggest of its kind in Southeast Asia and showcases yachts from ... Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and main opposition party chief Shinzo Abe go head to head with the leaders of 10 other parties in a pre-election debate organised by the Japan National Press ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:44am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Spain export boom takes heat off Rajoy Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will today deliver his second state-of-the-nation speech in congress, somewhat buoyed by a 2013 export boom as the country seeks to sustain its economic recovery. Deputy Trade Minister Jaime Garcia-Legaz announced ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:12am by STAFF

    ... the economy and the environment during his state-of-the-union speech to Congress today. Obama will also serve notice that he intends to bypass Congress whenever necessary to regain initiative after ... locked in battle with an obstinate Congress and struggling with the bungled launch of his signature health care reforms.   IFJ releases annual China press freedom report The International ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:02am by STAFF

    ... 'erosion' of media independence The Legislative Council will today debate a motion tabled by Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit on safeguarding editorial independence following the replacement ...




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