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  1. Lion City shakes off prickly image in bid to boost tourism

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A US$1.46 billion scheme for tourism growth is bearing fruit in Singapore. In recent years the city state has shed its prickly image, launching casinos, theme parks, heritage hotels, fashion shows and other attractions. After a US$5.5 billion casino resort opened on Tuesday, a revamped botanical garden, a river safari and a national art gallery are in the pipeline ...

  2. The 'hotpot' culture that gives Chongqing its murky image

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... Paul Mooney It is Sunday afternoon in Chongqing's bustling central business district, which is buzzing with activity as shoppers, tourists and workers stroll past high-end shops circling the city's landmark Liberation Monument. Several policemen ...

  3. Guilty plea shatters image of 'Taiwan spy' as an innocent

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Until the news this week that Gao Zhan had pleaded guilty to illegally selling advanced technology to companies linked to China's military, the US-based mainland academic was widely seen as an innocent victim caught up in Sino-American polit ...

  4. How a gangster shattered boxes' safe image

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Safe deposit boxes were once the trusted repositories of valuables for the rich and famous of the world. But on a warm Sunday in London 17 years ago, that trust was shattered. On July 12, 1987, Italian playboy gangster Valerio Viccei escape ...

  5. Project to rid district of bad image

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A grant of $700,000 will be used to assist the community in Tin Shui Wai to help itself Hong Kong will see the birth of its first 'harmony district' in Tin Shui Wai through a government-funded project that aims to erase its image as a hot spot for crime and family tragedies. The Neighbour Watch project, launched yesterday with a $700,000 grant from ...

  6. Sexcapades of corrupt top cadres revealed

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... about 1,200 cadres attending an anti-graft lecture in Dongguan about the 'sexcapades' of Chen, former chairman of the provincial Chinese People's Political Consultative ... across the country. Dongguan has been known as the sex capital of China for about a decade. Qiu said prominent politicians such as Wang presented honest and upright images to their subordinates. ...

  7. Lawyer urges speedy review to save Web surfers from pitfalls

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... printed obscene articles or images- which the law targeted when it was enacted in 1987- though Kwok nonetheless pleaded guilty after an initial not-guilty plea, he said. The government is reviewing the classification mechanism for obscene and indecent articles, and also provisions in the ordinance on the definition of articles and the receiving public. A public consultation ...

  8. Marching to its own beat

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by James Chui

    ... Political Consultative Conference have openly raised questions. Unless Beijing reverses its stance on Liu, China has little hope of improving its international image. Lee and Ho, both Hong Kong ...

  9. Tanker pair jailed over S Korean oil spill, causing industry outrage

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon, Barclay Crawford

    ... in collaboration with all stakeholders,' the spokesman said. 'They have not consulted anyone but themselves. This goes against international convention.' He said this was surprising given ... 'That these men are in detention when they have been proved blameless is both impossible to understand and deeply injurious to South Korea's image abroad,' he wrote. Hebei Ocean ...

  10. Taiwan's new anti-graft agency under a cloud

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... and gambling rings. The force's image was further dented last month after at least five senior officers were found to have befriended a gang boss who was shot dead by a rival while the officers chatted with him in his office. Mindful of the grim results of a corruption survey by Hong Kong's Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) last year, Ma said: 'We must set up ...




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