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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 Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by STAFF

    ... government today in a move to end the country's political deadlock. Plevneliev met representatives of the Bulgaria Without Censorship party to set out priorities for the interim government. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:11am by STAFF

    ... Former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan and deputy party leader Nuon Chea are charged with genocide against Cham and Vietnamese living in Cambodia at the time, crimes against humanity ... across South Korea to determine who will occupy 15 parliamentary seats. The vote is seen as a mid-term referendum on President Park Geun-hye's conservative government. Her Saenuri party ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by STAFF

    ... in particular sub-divided units for the poor. A total of 109 groups and individuals will attend the session. They include political parties, social organisations and owners' groups. However, ... and is replaced by Reuven Rivlin. The newcomer- a member of the ruling Likud party- is known for being a hardliner, is supportive of the Jewish settlement movement and is opposed to the creation ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by STAFF

    ... congress in Brazil The body governing world soccer, Fifa, holds its annual congress in Sao Paulo in Brazil amid a corruption scandal over the World Cup bidding process for 2018 and 2022. The latest ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 05:27am by STAFF

    ... on an official visit to Myanmar.   Democrats meet moderate reform proposer Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing and several colleagues meet University of Hong Kong economist Richard Wong ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:49am by STAFF

    ... The official campaign for the referendum on Scottish independence begins today. The poll itself will be held on September 18. The leader of the Scottish National Party, Alex Salmond, is at the forefront of the campaign for independence, while major British parties, including both the Conservatives and Labour, oppose it. Opinion polls show that the gap between supporters and opponents has ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 02:23am by STAFF

    ... Kong unveils its blueprint for the 2017 chief executive election. There have been suggestions that the pro-Beijing party will favour block voting by the nomination committee that will determine who can go forward to a popular vote- a move opposed by pan-democrats who fear it will screen out their candidates. DAB chairman Tam Yiu-chung will host the party's press conference. ...




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