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  1. Life and times of an empire bad-boy

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... blockbuster Empire Made Me (Penguin) by China expert Robert Bickers. The statement epitomises the caddish attitude of the philanderer and career thug. After distinguishing himself by massacring Hun ... crowd.' As this passage suggests, Bickers shares Tinkler's affinity for China's first and liveliest city. 'I love the place,' he confirms, adding there is 'so much ...


    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by David McNeill

    ... towards China and there is certainly a lot of money there now, but art depends on stimulation, of interaction with other cultures and artists. If Picasso had stayed in Spain he might never have become the great artist he did. My impression is that China is still too closed to foreign cultures to produce an art boom. I think the best might be yet to come in Japan. Internationalisation ...

  3. Justifiable returns seen for Zhuhai bridge

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... has invested US$980 million in Greater China stock markets. 'The question is the bridge's IRR.' The Y-shaped, 28km bridge linking western Lantau to Macau and Zhuhai should spur ...

  4. The only viable approach to Iran's nuclear intent

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Israel, China and Russia with Iran- would seem to ensure that whatever the response, it will be imperfect. Best to look to what drove Libya to give up its weapons of mass destruction programmes ...

  5. Zinc giant to go on mines hunt after $1.7b offering

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... today to tap the market for a combined $2 billion. Riding on the strong response to earlier new offerings, including Golden Eagle Retail Group and China National Building Material, Hunan ... the ratio would drop to 44 per cent after listing. The stock is set to start trading on March 31 with Morgan Stanley and Bank of China International as bookrunners. Also courting investors' ...

  6. Planning essential to economy: expert

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the direction and thrust of the mainland's economic reforms is continuing. Mr Liu's comments, carried in the China Youth Daily yesterday under the headline 'Socialist market economy also ... sense,' he said in the newspaper's review of China's past 50 years of economic development. 'Excessive marketisation which excludes the use of planning is abnormal and wrong.' ...

  7. Willing subjects of a tyranny of fear

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for respect. From the very beginning, our government has forgotten that, even though Hong Kong is part of China, it is still responsible for its own destiny as a special administrative region. What ...


    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... Peter Goff Citizens want director chen kaige to resign as art adviser Tens of thousands of Chinese websurfers have demanded that film director Chen Kaige resign as an art adviser for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 'green' Olympics, after it recently emerged his film crew had damaged one of China's most notable scenic spots while shooting The Promise. ...

  9. Chow and Ho squeeze from qualifiying to grid

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Meryl Chow in Shanghai The Hong Kong wild card duo at the MotoGP Chinese Grand Prix squeezed past the qualifying session yesterday to ensure starting grid spots for today's main races in their respective categories. Chow Ho-wan of the China Zongshen Team finished bottom in a bulky field of 40 riders in the second 125cc qualifying practice, although his best lap time of 2:19.01 ensured ...

  10. The people's choice

    Posted Dec 05th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... department and the only female candidate. The other eight were put forward by the district's larger companies. Six were party members and one was a member of the China Association for Promoting ...




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