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  1. In Brief

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Malaysian PM weds PUTRAJAYA- Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi ended his 20 months as a widower by marrying a woman who used to run his official residence. Mr Abdullah, 67, wed Jeanne Abdullah, nee Danker, 53, in a private ceremony. Kyodo Napoleon& ...

  2. The rulers who made their mark on the map

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... around the world for this boast to remain true today. Today Queen Elizabeth II is head of the Commonwealth of Nations, a group of 16 countries with a total of 129 million people and covering an area of 18.8 million km?. No wonder English is such a world language! compare! Vatican City is the world's smallest state at 0.44km2 and with a population of only 783. Also known ...

  3. Mural taken down amid censorship row in Manila

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The National Press Club of the Philippines has quietly taken down a 10-metre-long oil painting that was the centrepiece of its 55th anniversary celebrations and was meant to represent press freedom- but quickly transformed into a s ...

  4. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Oct 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report 'Hospital Authority managers face deadline over early retirement' on page A3 yesterday, incorrectly stated that 'sixty senior managers of the Hospital Authority, ... in the authority's head office. ...

  5. State leaders set for HK handover visit

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung President Hu Jintao and another state leader are expected to visit Hong Kong for celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the handover this summer, a local deputy ... were the two highest state officials to take part in the handover ceremony on June 30, 1997. Mr Jiang also visited the city to officiate at the fifth anniversary celebrations in 2002. Li Gang, ...

  6. Ip and Chan go head to head in rough-and-tumble debate

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... reporters how much she had enjoyed the exchanges with Mrs Ip, the public and other candidates during the 90-minute event. Both Mrs Chan and Mrs Ip made a good start by stating their platforms- both ... did not take to the streets, that Article 23 bill would be in effect today,' she said. After the debate, while Mrs Chan shook hands with the other candidates, Mrs Ip headed for the exit. ...

  7. Democracy means more than a majority vote

    Posted Dec 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the poll. Putting himself at the head of the party ticket and casting the election as a vote of support for his presidency, the more than 60 per cent backing garnered by United Russia gave him what ... to participate. The dominant state-run media favoured United Russia. Government workers and students were told to vote for the party. Only 400 independent election monitors were allowed to observe ...

  8. Beijing takes new tack with HK tycoons

    Posted May 27th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the confidence of tycoons. By heading off the potential for a massive outflow of investments from Hong Kong, Beijing hoped to dispel jitters in the community at large. The tilt in Beijing's Hong ... of big players in the business sector has been more profound. For instance, it is widely believed prominent business figures have been regularly consulted by state leaders and top mainland ...

  9. Modern dilemma for modern mums Head go here head go here

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... counterparts, mothers of breastfed babies are less likely to take time off to stay at home with a sick child. Secondly, studies in the United States claim that mothers who are allowed breastfeeding ...

  10. Events

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today: American Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'China under Hu Jintao: Prospects for political and legal reform and the outlook for business'. Renaissance Harbour View Hotel. ...




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