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  1. Survey ranks HK 18th best place to live in

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 2.20pm: Hong Kong is the 18th best place to live in 2005, according to a quality of life survey published by The Economist on Wednesday. The study was published in the magazine's annual compilation of forecasts- The World in 2005. It surveyed 111 places and ranked Ireland as the best country in the world to live in. The 111 countries and places were ranked ...

  2. After years of opening up, minds are as closed as ever

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it is deeply rooted in the Western cultural tradition and can be traced back to at least John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the 17th and 18th centuries. Some Guangdong scholars praised the idea ... mainland officials and people still rely more on virtue than the legal system. Even though former Guangdong party secretary Zhang Dejiang highlighted the 'Spirit of Cantonese' just nine ...

  3. Migrant worker becomes latest 'hero of our era'

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... by propaganda authorities. The effort aims to foster positive media coverage ahead of the 18th National Party Congress this autumn, when the central leadership will hand over power to a new generation. ... the 'happy Guangdong' campaign, espoused repeatedly in public by its provincial party boss, Wang Yang. Such heroic stories help counter the image of selfishness and insensitivity exacerbated ...

  4. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Guangdong party boss Hu Chunhua keeps his cards close to his chest

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Hu Chunhua's low profile, opaque style sets him in stark contrast to his reformist predecessor, Wang Yang At first glance, Guangdong's new party chief, Hu Chunhua, appears to be the complete opposite of his reformist, media-savvy predecessor, Wang Yang. On the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress in Beijing last week, Hu answered just one ...

  5. On show

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... publishing, stationery and office supplies Edition 18th Statistics 475 exhibitors, 400,686 sqft in exhibition area ...

  6. whats on

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... NOVEMBER 2 'Regenerating Hong Kong: opportunities and problems', organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Discussion will focus on city planning in Hong Kong. Inquiries: 2824 2211 Speaker: Peter Cookson Smith, architect and planner, and director of Urbis. NOVEMBER 4 '18th Leadership Series luncheon: challenges in meeting future global energy ...

  7. Politics for the people

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the peaceful nature of society. This idea was famously extended to relations between nations by the 18th-century philosopher Immanuel Kant, who argued that constitutional republics were a precondition ... commitment by the community to the place in which they live. Others will argue that, strictly speaking, politics means party politics and, in Hong Kong, there is an older generation that has ...

  8. Money and power talk - more than ever today

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... in the complexities of hoisting and managing some of the 19 sails of an 18th-century vessel so that it could make a suitably impressive debut. But, alas, the invited dignitaries didn't have time ... be seriously sailed. That would require spending money on acquiring an experienced crew and maintaining the sails and rigging, rather than allowing it to become another party boat to be motored around ...

  9. Universal suffrage by the year 2244?

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... report for 2002 ranked Hong Kong 16th in terms of per capita gross national income and 18th for purchasing power parity, ahead of the likes of France, Germany, Australia and Singapore. Hong Kong ... goodwill from the United States, Japan and South Korea, and even from countries that are not participants in the six-party talks. But how Beijing deals with Taiwan and Hong Kong will also influence ...

  10. Events

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, June 15: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'China's M&A market: Opportunities under the new M&A tax rules'. Beijing: KC Standard Business Consulting, 48 Group Club and China Daily joint event: 'Global political risks to Chinese overseas investment'. King Talent Hotel. Tuesday, June 16: AmCham 18th Human Resources Conference: ...




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